|Wrigley Field, Dec. 14, 1941: A tackle by Bears guard Ray Bray, No. 82 at center, sent the ball into the air during Chicago’s battle with Green Bay in the 1941 Western Division playoff game. Bears guard Dan Fortmann, No. 21 at left, and end John Siegal, No. 6 at right, chased after it. The Packers had an early 7-6 lead, but the Bears stormed back with 24 points in the second quarter for a 33-14 victory and a trip to the championship game.|
The Bears and the Packers will play this weekend for all the NFC marbles. We don't have any plans yet as to how to commemorate this historic event. Who's got what going on and how do you think we should participate? Let's do some planning here. Years from now, people will say, "Where where you when the Bears and the Packers played for the championship in 2011?" How you answer that question is up to you.
While researching Bears Bars in the Phoenix area, I ran across this great adapted ditty:
"Our Papa, Who art a Bear, Hallowed be thy fame, 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. DA BEARS."
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Well, having grown up with da "bears, and also Dick Butkus, who my brother went to college with at Univ of Illinois, and loving Ditka when he coached, I'm going for da "Bears". An awesome matchup of endless proportions amongst two historic midwestern rivals. And I do mean rivals.
Wish I could watch the game with you. There will be brawls in Boise over this game as there are tons of transplanted Wisconsinites here. Should be fun.
Do you think it'll go extra innings?
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