The WBLM Morning Show "Bear of the Day" is Walter Payton, also known as "Sweetness". He was a running back for then Chicago Bears and was famous for his speed. During 13 seasons with the team, Walter Payton made nine Pro Bowl appearances, won the NFL's M.V.P. award twice and was inducted to both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. He was equally admired for his off-the-field personality. He dedicated himself to making life easier for others and to helping inner-city kids. Here's a great tribute to our "Bear of the Day", Walter Payton.

We lost Payton to cancer in 1999, but his charitable organization, The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation, continues to support causes that Walter cared about.

Go Team Sweetness!

He was a good bear,