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Bears vs. Debate? Fans Need To Make That Call Tonight

The stage is set for the final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, October 22, 2012. US President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will meet later tonight for the final time in a debate focusing on foreign policy. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The stage is set for the final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, October 22, 2012. US President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will meet later tonight for the final time in a debate focusing on foreign policy. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Tonight, politically aware sports fans face a dilemma: Turn to the crucial presidential debate? Or the Bear’s Monday Night game against the Detroit Lions?

Dick Simpson, political scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, acknowledges debate vs. football is a tough call.

“Well in Chicago, politics is one of our sports and often we have more winning teams in politics than in the other areas,” he said.

“In this case, I think sports fans will probably go with the Bears game.”

“This is the fourth debate and not the first. Most people have pretty much made up their mind about who to vote for president.”

Commentator Lester Munson, who works for ESPN, said he would rather watch the presidential debate and record the game. By all means, he said, take advantage of technology.

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