Bears vs Packers - IT'S GAME DAY!!!

There are no more words to be spoken.  Every possible drop of hyperbole has been squeezed out of today’s Bears – Packers game.  I’ve enjoyed a great, if not nervous and stressful week.  As the lead of Bear Goggles On, I’ve never experienced this kind of action.  Ever since I’ve been doing this, the Bears have been out of the playoffs and I’ve been enjoying more family time and starting mock drafts by late January.

On Sunday, the Bears will change all of us forever.  With a win, they will give us lifetime bragging rights over our most hated rivals.  With a (gasp! Ditka forbid) loss, we will be condemned to eternal cheese-nation.

My plea to the Bears is simply this – forget everything before Sunday.   Forget your Week 3, 20-17 win.  Let’s face it, you’re not the same team, and neither is Green Bay.  Forget your Week 17 loss – your hearts weren’t really in it anyway.   Forget the preseason expectations, the naysayers (me among them).  Forget the “lucky wins” and forget the horrible losses.  None of it matters.

All that matters is today.  All that matters is 3+ hours starting at 2PM Central.  Your legacies will be forged in that small window of  time.  We Bears fans have deified the ’85 Bears for 25 years.  Today, you will take that torch and you will carry it for generations to come.  Today you will step from beyond the long shadow cast by Payton and Ditka and Dent and McMahon.

Today is your day!  Today YOU become LEGENDS!!

I will be at Soldier Field for the game, and if my hands and phone aren’t frozen into solid blocks of ice, I’ll be tweeting from the game.  Follow me on Twitter @BearGogglesOn.



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  • Dain

    Which one will you stop? Donald Driver? Good choice solid veteran still going up the middle and grabbing the tough ones, and sometimes breaking an extra 20 after the catch. You got him covered? O.K. how about Greg Jennings, no extra definition needed. Jordy? Great week last week… and a very smart player overall. Jones (don’t drop any this week), a productive and smart receiver as well. Or maybe we’ll send Brandon out of the backfield? Do you have all those blocked? And you’re blitzing too right? All 3 from a cover two? Yeah that’ll stop Rogers, ’cause he historically can’t get out of the pocket.
    Good thing we don’t have a tough defense… oh wait.
    No way, Bears.
    We’ll see 6-8 sacks on Cutler today; 1-2 on Rogers MAYBE.

    See you from the super bowl.

    • Boomer

      Bears seemed to do a pretty good job stopping them in the first two games, Dain! In a game you absolutely needed to win on your home turf, you mustered 10 lousy points. When Rodgers gets concussed in the first quarter, who’s going to throw to all those great receivers? Go back to Cheeseland and STFU!

      • courtfucious

        Gettem Boomer… GETTEM!!!! BEAR DOWN!!!!

  • Erik


    Yet the Packers had to rely on the Bears to even get into the playoffs. I agree the Bears are on and off but you better pray they are off today because if they are on the Pack is getting it’s rear end handed to them.

    • Millie


      Greg Jennings has ten feet on the deepest D-back and Rodgers threw a pass that could not have been thrown more perfectly right into the hands of Jennings. Result: Jennings dropped the ball and green bay loses to the lions. If Green Bay’s pro bowl wideout makes this simple, pee-wee league catch then green bay is the #2 seed. So, really, who relied on who to be where they are?

  • courtfucious

    One thing you forgot to mention in your little rant @Dain is the fact that we can get all the pressure we need from our front 4… then our LBs in short zone coverage spy on Rodgers… Hope he doesnt run and if he does I hope he can slide well otherwise he will be getting carted off just like John Carlson from last week

  • chicagoirish5

    When does 14 feel like 35…halftime of the NFC Championship. I bleed blue & orange, but even I can admit the Bears are not at the level they need to be to go to the Big Dance. I HOPE I have to eat my words after the 2nd half, but the D looks slow and the O-line has reared its ugly head again + “bad” Cutler is throwing off his back foot again. The Bears have to score on the 2nd half opening drive – PERIOD!! If they don’t, I don’t think I will be able to stomach the remainder of the game.

    Ok, Lovie…time to prove, no matter what our record is this year, that you do not deserve to be fired. Once again coming up short in a big game!!

  • WIndy Civic

    Hey Irish

    Lovie pulled a Jauron.

    Mismanagement with the clock running, no adjustments and personel issues. Wow.

    It was a game they could have won.

    Mc Caskey’s, please don’t extend the “Jaurons”.