This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger
Similar to the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry or the Steelers-Browns rivalry or the Raiders-Broncos rivalry, the Bears-Packers rivalry is not as great as it use to be. For one thing, the Packers have dominated this rivalry really the last twenty years or so when the Packers became a regular playoff team and divisional champion, as well as Super Bowl contender and champion. The Bears have been in, well hibernation (pun intended) really since they fired Mike Ditka in 1993. And have not found that one head coach who can not only make them consistent winners again, but champions as well.
But even with the Bears lack of success on the field in the last twenty years or so, because of all the games they’ve won in their history, including championships and of course with all the success that they Packers have had the last twenty years and throughout their history and with all the history between these two great franchises, you’ll have a real hard time finding a better rivalry in the NFL and probably a better rivalry in pro sports in general. I mean we are talking about Michigan-Ohio State as far as all the history, games and championships won between these two great franchises.
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