Believe this? The Bears did

'No respect' act is cliche but Chicago has proved worthy of the motivation

Updated: January 16, 2011, 9:56 PM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The most tired theme in sports has to be "Nobody believed we could do this." Favorites resort to it in every sport. You hear it from league and conference champions after they hoist the winner's trophy or cut down the nets, even when success was predicted for them from day one. Only a few legitimate contenders, teams with a chance to win it all, can say with absolute accuracy that nobody believed they could do this.

This Chicago Bears team, one victory from reaching the Super Bowl, ...

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