Yes its one of the greatest holidays of the year, where the Packers go and show the Bears what a winning team looks like. But this year is a very sad one for Bears fans and they are more concerned with things like family and Christmas as they try to not think about the terrible Bears offense. I'm sure that Josh McCown will be the answer! But even the Bears coaching staff has adopted the Cub's unofficial motto of wait 'til next year as Lovie Smith has already started deciding which of his assistants to blame for everything (Mike Martz looks like he's the lucky one this time!) . Now add in the fact the Packers really have little to play for outside of getting last week's lost behind them. But even then Rodgers and the rest of the first string will likely play only a half. What I'm saying is this week is going to be boring with out Bear's fans talking like an SNL sketch. So how can we get them riled up? Sure we can point to last years drubbing in the NFC title game but that makes for bad video. So let's turn back to some highlights of Packers-Bears games from the Ditka years!
1) Jim McMahon throws an interception and is then blocked in a highly illegal way
Most likely one of the dirtiest plays in the NFL. But Martin did serve a two game suspension, so its all good.
2) Ken Stills is a bit late hitting Matt Suhey
This happened the year before the McMahon body slam leading to many people to believe Packer's coach Forrest Gregg was offering bounties to his players when they played the Bears.
3) Mike Dtika still thinks he was robbed
The game that made replay what it is today and made the Chicago Bears replay opponents for years. This game was not included as a loss in the Bear's media guide for years because Ditka was so upset.
So maybe this will give enough impetus for Bears fans to take some time this holiday season to reflect on how much they hate the Packers to once again make this game a very special occasion!