Butkus: Bears-Packer Rivalry Has Captured The Country

The Bears-Packers rivalry is the oldest one in the NFL and Hall of Famer Dick Butkus remembers just how that rivalry was during his career.

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During practice at Wrigley Field during one of Butkus’ early years, the linebacker recalled a Packer-Bear scare of spying. “During practice we’re all standing around on the sidelines while the offense was working,” Butkus said. Then all of a sudden the coach was approached. “”Coach coach!’ and he says ‘Yeah yeah, what what!?’ ‘I don’t want to say nothing but if you look up there across the street on Waveland Ave, one of those apartments there seems to be a reflection of a camera.'” Then the coach sent security up to check out everyone staying in the building and get the windows closed. Butkus said “After the years go by,I was thinking he was doing the same thing to them!”

The Bears-Packer rivalry has captured the whole country. “I’ll bet that this game has the highest viewership ever,” Butkus said.

“[Aaron Rogers] won’t have the same game as he had last week,” Butkus said. “I have a feeling that everybody is taking this game like New England – was invincible and got beat.” With the rivalry heading to the playoffs for the second time in history, Dick Butkus is predicting the Chicago Bears to win.

  • Dan Rakow

    Even If I were a Minnesota Vikings or a Detroit Lions Fan.I would be pulling for the Chicago Bears.

    • Brandon Hernandez

      thats the spirit!

  • Gordon Magee

    The Packers are going to win today. Jay Cutler will revert to being Jay Cutler and throw 2 picks, one of them for a Packer touchdown return. Matthews will have 2 sacks and 3 hurries.

    Unfortunately Hester will run one back for a TD today and the Packers will be facing great Chicago field position all day due to Hester, but the Packers overcome it and win in a nail-biter.

  • Bruce Perring

    May the Bears and the Packers both bring their best game to the field this afternoon. May the refs let them play. May the fans be raucous and loud. Smashmouth football at its best. May the winners be gracious, and the losers make no excuses. LET THE GAME BEGIN!! GO BEARS!!!

  • franklin808

    I hope the Steelers beat the Packers.

  • Just Rahm

    The violence celebrated today is indicative of our blood lust! We must renounce these gladiators and follow Our President’s example of peace. Bow and be Humble on the field today in the name of a mutual harmonious future.

    • Bruce Perring

      You need not participate, if it offends you. GO BEARS!!

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