Friday, January 21, 2011
Bigger than the Super Bowl???
So I'm reading this article Bears/Packers is the toughest ticket in Chicago sports history. MJD doesn't do a bad job most of the time, but the article is silly, really it is. But the best part are the comments people post. And of course the longest running NFL rivalry will cause much banter back and forth. Some of the comments just crack me up. There as much Go Pack and Bears Rule as there is Bears Suck and Pecker Heads. Or course the best comments are aimed right at the writer who professes why he doesn't understand why this game is touted as the toughest ticket in Chicago sports history. That may be up for debate, with inflation, fan base, ect, ect. The fact that this match up will be more anticipated than the Super Bowl has some validity.
Now I'm biased for sure as a Packer fan, but I'll admit after this game the Super Bowl will be a let down even if the Packers go, this game is the one to remember. Of course if the Packers go and win it all it'll be a great lead in and would be one of the Packers greatest championships in modern history. Same for the Bears. At least in my opinion.
With that said. I geared up, my best Packer (and luckiest) sweatshirt is laundered, I've worn it for the last 4 games and we won so it's gotta be lucky, my favorite Packer hat is curved just right, and my warm packer gloves will keep my hands nice and toasty on the way to the bar.
I'll leave you with a good post from the article one from both sides of the fence.
The packer side.
51. Posted by Liberals have a mental disorder Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:49 pm EST Report Abuse
A Bear's fan, a Seahawk's fan, And a Packer's fan are climbing a mountain, arguing who loves his team more. The Seahawk's fan insists he is the most loyal fan. "This is for the Seahawks!" he screams and jumps off the side of the mountain. Not to be out done, the Packer's fan is the next to profess his love for his team, and yells, "This is for the Packers!" and pushes the Bears fan off the mountain. Yes, duh bears still suck.
And the Bear's side.
56. Posted by Myndez Notcheron Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:52 pm EST Report Abuse
Our Papa, Who art a Bear, Halas be thy name. Thy championship come, thy play be run, at home as it is away. Give us this day our Sunday win, and forgive us our turnovers, though we pounce on those who turnover against us, and lead us not into fourth and long, but deliver us from Rodgers. In the name of Ditka, Butkus & the Holy Payton. As it was in 1985, so shall it be in 2011, reign without end, Amen.
That Out Papa Prayer is great I had to turn it to the gold side of the force let try it as a Packer prayer.
Our trophy, who is a Packer, Lombardi be thy name. Thy championship come, the play be run, at home as it is away. Give us this day our Sunday win, and forgive us our turnovers, though we pounce on those who turnover against us, and lead us not into fourth and long, but deliver us from Urlacher and Peppers. In the name of Starr, Nitschke, and the Holy Lambeau. As it was in 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1941, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1996, so shall it be in 2011, reign without end, Amen.
To be fair the writer didn't include the 8 Bears NFL championships in his prayer but I think it sounds better with all them in there.
Sorry don't mean to sound like a pompous ass.
I'm just saying this is going to be one hell of a game, at least I hope it is. This is what this sport is all about.