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Savoring Sweetness: The Walter Payton Podcast

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Look back at the life of Walter Payton, one of the greatest running backs, Chicago Bears and men of all time through the eyes of his teammates, family and friends. Payton's son Jarrett sits down with Jim McMahon, Dan Hampton, Steve McMichael, Gary Fencik, Barry Sanders and others to put his prowess and passion in perspective.

Look back at the life of Walter Payton, one of the greatest running backs, Chicago Bears and men of all time through the eyes of his teammates, family and friends. Payton's son Jarrett sits down with Jim McMahon, Dan Hampton, Steve McMichael, Gary Fencik, Barry Sanders and others to put his prowess and passion in perspective.
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Look back at the life of Walter Payton, one of the greatest running backs, Chicago Bears and men of all time through the eyes of his teammates, family and friends. Payton's son Jarrett sits down with Jim McMahon, Dan Hampton, Steve McMichael, Gary Fencik, Barry Sanders and others to put his prowess and passion in perspective.

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English


Episodes

Connie Payton

10/10/2019
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It wasn't love at first sight for Connie Payton. Not when it came to Walter or the city of Chicago. But the Southern belle fell hard for both after they opened up their hearts to her. Listen as Connie goes back in time to when she and Walter first met at Jackson State, the Bears brutal uphill battle through the late 1970's to reach the Super Bowl, Jarrett's bittersweet signing day, and the outpouring of support from fans across the globe when Sweetness passed away.

Duration:00:32:48

Dan Hampton

10/3/2019
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Name a better defense than the 1985 Chicago Bears. Pro bowlers at every level, back-to-back shutouts to start the playoffs and a historic Super Bowl smackdown of the New England Patriots Add in a Hollywood-like cast of characters ranging from Da Coach to The Fridge and you could tell stories all day. But Hall of Fame defensive end Dan Hampton puts Walter Payton at the top of his list.

Duration:00:21:20

Jim McMahon & Walter Payton's championship connection

9/26/2019
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Until Jim McMahon joined the Bears, Walter Payton was running an uphill battle. The "Punky QB" opened up a sometimes one-dimensional offense with his big and bold brains.

Duration:00:15:33

Gary Fencik

9/19/2019
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Walter Payton shared the sidelines with Gary Fencik for all but one of his thirteen seasons. The Bears hard-hitting safety had a soft spot for Sweetness from the very beginning. Whether it was a harrowing ride in Payton's black turbo Porsche, a form tackle that went too far or a half stick of dynamite on a racquetball court, Fencik always remembers Walter smiling. The Hit Man reminisces about those stories, the Bears quarterback carousel in the 1970's, the Doug Flutie era, Payton's...

Duration:00:38:05

Kevin Kelly, workout partner and friend

9/12/2019
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Kevin Kelly was in the middle of a late-night workout when he saw Walter Payton approaching. Afraid he had bothered the man Bears fans worshiped, Kelly readied himself to leave at a moments notice. Much to his surprise, Payton not only wanted him to stay, he asked if he’d be up for an impromptu training session. Kelly quickly agreed. Afterward, Sweetness handed the 17-year-old Barrington high schooler his number with an invitation to do it again. Kelly took the piece of paper, believing it...

Duration:00:48:43

Steve McMichael

9/3/2019
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Steve "Mongo" McMichael shares his favorite Walter Payton stories - the first time they met, practice pranks, chasing Jarrett around the locker room and why he considers Sweetness to be the greatest football player of all-time.

Duration:00:34:02