By S. Lawrence Bueno
A rivalry that keeps us off our chairs. National Football League fans can support different teams, but we can all agree on one thing: the Packers and Bears feud is one of the most disputed and thrilling rivalries in the history of sports.
The rivalry began in 1921, and since then, it has not lost any of its competitive spirit. The two teams are divisional rivals (NFC North), therefore, the reason for which they are strong rivals is because they compete for playoff spots.
The Packers: “We are the pack; we are the winners”.
The Green Bay Packers are a team with many accolades, having won the Super Bowl a staggering total of 4 times. They have also had many of their players inducted into the NFL’s Hall of Fame.
Up to this day, the Packers have amassed 102 wins, 95 losses and 6 draws when confronting the Bears.
Even though the Bears were considered one of the best teams for a few years, Aaron Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, and he has proven it to us time and time again. The man has gone from Brett Favre’s BACKUP to Super Bowl CHAMPION and MVP. Come on, that’s impressive, you’ve got to admit.
The Bears: “Bear down!”.
The Chicago Bears have won 1 Super Bowl, and 8 NFL championships. The Bears are a team with less achievements than the Packers, however, their 1985 team’s defense was recorded as the best defense of all time in modern history of NFL. Moreover, they contributed to a dynasty that crushed everyone in 1985. I would say that the Bears’ star players are Khalil Mack (outside linebacker), Roquan Smith (linebacker), and Eddie Jackson (free safety). The Bears are one of the oldest teams of the NFL and are a high standard team.
“I still own you”.
Recently, Aaron Rodgers, the Packer’s Golden Boy, scored a touchdown during his game against the Bears, on the 24th of October. When celebrating his victory, Rodgers was seen shouting “I still own you” to a woman sitting in the bleachers of the game.
Some may speculate that his actions made him look “not-so-golden”, but it just shows his huge competitive spirit and the legitimacy of this rivalry. In the heat of the moment, Aaron shouted “I still own you” to a Bears fan. He was penalized with a taunting call. The Packers still ended up winning the game 24-14 to the Bears.
Who do you cheer for? Go Packs or Go Bears?