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Will It Tonight Be Un-Bears-able?

Most Bears fans are pretty fired up for tonight's match-up between Green Bay and Chicago, but I have to admit I'm a little nervous.  For those of you new to my blog I'm a Bears fan, but  I will not apologize because I was born and raised in Chicago. During the last 11 years it's been pretty tough to be a Bears fan in Wisconsin.  Yes, in recent years (excluding last season) the Bears have managed to win a few games against the Packers, but overall we Bears fans have had Green Bay quarterback envy basically since forever. It seems like it should be different now because the Bears have a decent quarterback, but for some reason it isn't yet.  Aaron Rogers seems like a quarterback destined for many great seasons while Jay Cutler seems like a quarterback who might be good if he doesn't get himself in trouble. I remember when the Rolling Stones weren't the only ones Sucking in the Seventies.  Both the teams were horrible and they only highlight of the season was finding out which team sucked a little less. The Bears dominated the 80's but then it turned into all Packer gold.  The Packers have been great and the Bears well,  besides the  Super Bowl appearance a few years ago, there hasn't been that much to cheer. Years ago both teams were good at the same time and maybe we'll be lucky to have that again.   These days most of the players on both teams don't consider this game any bigger than any other game of the season.  That's not how it used to be when the Packers and Bears faced off.  Supposedly, Bears owner and coach George Halas used to turn off the hot water in the visitors locker room when the Packers came to town.  It's also rumored he would provide towels with huge holes. Hopefully tonight will be a close game that ends in heartbreak for one side.  This is still a good rivalry, but it's time for it to be a great one again.

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