I was in trouble. I was trying to figure out what to do for a blog entry, then the thought hit me. I literally lived in the middle of one of the most historic rivalries in the NFL for a couple years. I lived on the Wisconsin/Illinois border for a few years. There is nothing quite like it, except maybe if you live on the Pennsylvania-Maryland border. I don’t know. That might be something to try. The point is, I’ve seen everything there is to see from the Packers-Bears rivarly. Us Packer fans would go over to Bears fans houses occasionally to trash talk and vice versa. It still pisses off my Bear-fan relatives when I wear my cheesehead to their house. So yeah, Im pretty jaded in that area.
There isn’t quite a rivarly like the Bears-Packers. Yes one could say the Ravens-Steelers in funner to watch. But the Bears-Packers rivarly has a unique history to it. Both teams first seasons were in the early 1920’s, the Packers being in 1921, the Bears being in 1920. The teams winning percentages over time are only 20 points off, yet this year is the first year since 2001, and only the fourth year ever that both the Packers and the Bears are in the playoffs. This week will be the first time since 1941 that the Packers and Bears have played each-other in the playoff game. The last time this happened, the Bears won and went on to beat the Giants for the championship.
All the Packer fans that are okay with the Bears, I find this to be baloney. I believe it is a second duty for us Packer fans to root against the Bears with all are heart. That’s what makes a rivarly a rivarly.
Oh and my prediction for the game. Well you guys guessed right if you assumed that I picked the Packers to win. As for the score, I think it will be Packers 31 Bears -----
.......Stupid c-nsor button is j-mmed again! -h well, g-ess we’-l h-ve to se- h-w muc- th- Be-rs sc-re. G-odni-t!