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(Chicago Trib)   The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers have played 205 times in the past 100 years. No one alive can remember the last time the Bears won twice consecutively   (chicagotribune.com) divider line
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2022-11-29 3:49:42 PM  
Or cares. (Outside of Chicago)
 
2022-11-29 5:15:29 PM  
Well, they have a chance now.
 
2022-11-29 5:19:21 PM  
204 games and only 2 playoff meetings. The 2  longest running football teams. That includes the time when there were 3 teams in the entire league.

Your shiatty rivalry is old, but it's still shiatty. Steelers/Browns used to be good but it became too lopsided, just for example of another rivalry that now sucks. Maybe the Browns and Bears could stop sucking at some point and be good for more than 1 season in a row.
 
2022-11-29 5:43:39 PM  
Does "twice consecutively" mean 4 times in a row or is that a weird way of saying "consecutively"?

The Bears won consecutively in 2007 and 4 times in a row in the early 90s.
 
2022-11-29 5:46:00 PM  
Can't even remember what he ate for breakfast for two consecutive days...

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2022-11-29 5:50:40 PM  
You can't remember 2007? That's not good.

\yeah, I cheated, what's it to ya?
 
2022-11-29 5:51:53 PM  
Go Bears! Win more games!

/fan of team with Denver's first-round pick
 
2022-11-29 5:54:09 PM  

Super Chronic: Go Bears! Win more games!

/fan of team with Denver's first-round pick


Let Russ Cock!
 
2022-11-29 5:54:35 PM  
Chipmunks, maybe.
 
2022-11-29 6:08:46 PM  

iron_city_ap: 204 games and only 2 playoff meetings. The 2  longest running football teams. That includes the time when there were 3 teams in the entire league.

Your shiatty rivalry is old, but it's still shiatty. Steelers/Browns used to be good but it became too lopsided, just for example of another rivalry that now sucks. Maybe the Browns and Bears could stop sucking at some point and be good for more than 1 season in a row.


They've pretty much never been good at the same time.  It's never been a rivalry.  Browns were very good before the merger and have, by and large, aside from a few good years with Kosar in the 80s, sucked ever since.   Steelers sucked ass before the merger and have largely (outside of the late 80s, early aughts, and this season) been amazing since the merger.

It's rivalry only in that they are very close geographically (and been in the same division for 50 years).
 
2022-11-29 6:21:06 PM  
Listen up, Packers fans.

Trust me, there is no way that somebody who never beats you will ever win two in a row. You've got this.
 
2022-11-29 6:36:13 PM  

iron_city_ap: 204 games and only 2 playoff meetings. The 2  longest running football teams. That includes the time when there were 3 teams in the entire league.

Your shiatty rivalry is old, but it's still shiatty. Steelers/Browns used to be good but it became too lopsided, just for example of another rivalry that now sucks. Maybe the Browns and Bears could stop sucking at some point and be good for more than 1 season in a row.


You're not wrong. The Bears/Packers "rivalry" lost much of its remaining sizzle after the 2010 NFC title game when Cutler left the game with a knee injury and Rodgers had to overcome the tremendous ability of *checks notes* Caleb Hanie. After that, the Bears felt that they had enough and set about dismantling a competitive team without much of a plan for what came next.

The Bears used to dominate the rivalry until the Majkowski game which was an inflection point where the rivalry turned in the Packers' favor. Three years after that, they get Favre and have flat out kicked the Bears' asses ever since.
 
2022-11-29 6:57:43 PM  

jake3988: Browns were very good before the merger and have, by and large, aside from a few good years with Kosar in the 80s, sucked ever since.


Imagine the fever pitch of that rivalry if Art Modell hadn't moved the team. If all those Ravens teams had been exactly the same, but still the Browns.

Think about the implications of a couple of Lombardi trophies in Cleveland. It would easily be the most compelling rivalry in the NFL.
 
2022-11-29 7:28:19 PM  
Holy fark, that site was a nightmare to back out of.  Fark these pos sites that abuse the back button on mobile.
 
2022-11-29 8:04:26 PM  

jake3988: iron_city_ap: 204 games and only 2 playoff meetings. The 2  longest running football teams. That includes the time when there were 3 teams in the entire league.

Your shiatty rivalry is old, but it's still shiatty. Steelers/Browns used to be good but it became too lopsided, just for example of another rivalry that now sucks. Maybe the Browns and Bears could stop sucking at some point and be good for more than 1 season in a row.

They've pretty much never been good at the same time.  It's never been a rivalry.  Browns were very good before the merger and have, by and large, aside from a few good years with Kosar in the 80s, sucked ever since.   Steelers sucked ass before the merger and have largely (outside of the late 80s, early aughts, and this season) been amazing since the merger.

It's rivalry only in that they are very close geographically (and been in the same division for 50 years).


That franchise you are talking about is the Ravens. Not the Browns. It was the Browns, but then they wises up and left.
 
2022-11-29 8:05:47 PM  

iron_city_ap: jake3988: iron_city_ap: 204 games and only 2 playoff meetings. The 2  longest running football teams. That includes the time when there were 3 teams in the entire league.

Your shiatty rivalry is old, but it's still shiatty. Steelers/Browns used to be good but it became too lopsided, just for example of another rivalry that now sucks. Maybe the Browns and Bears could stop sucking at some point and be good for more than 1 season in a row.

They've pretty much never been good at the same time.  It's never been a rivalry.  Browns were very good before the merger and have, by and large, aside from a few good years with Kosar in the 80s, sucked ever since.   Steelers sucked ass before the merger and have largely (outside of the late 80s, early aughts, and this season) been amazing since the merger.

It's rivalry only in that they are very close geographically (and been in the same division for 50 years).

That franchise you are talking about is the Ravens. Not the Browns. It was the Browns, but then they wises up and left.


Wised.

/grew up close to the state line
//went to college in Ohio
///F any Cleveland team
 
2022-11-29 9:07:00 PM  

iron_city_ap: iron_city_ap: jake3988: iron_city_ap: 204 games and only 2 playoff meetings. The 2  longest running football teams. That includes the time when there were 3 teams in the entire league.

Your shiatty rivalry is old, but it's still shiatty. Steelers/Browns used to be good but it became too lopsided, just for example of another rivalry that now sucks. Maybe the Browns and Bears could stop sucking at some point and be good for more than 1 season in a row.

They've pretty much never been good at the same time.  It's never been a rivalry.  Browns were very good before the merger and have, by and large, aside from a few good years with Kosar in the 80s, sucked ever since.   Steelers sucked ass before the merger and have largely (outside of the late 80s, early aughts, and this season) been amazing since the merger.

It's rivalry only in that they are very close geographically (and been in the same division for 50 years).

That franchise you are talking about is the Ravens. Not the Browns. It was the Browns, but then they wises up and left.

Wised.

/grew up close to the state line
//went to college in Ohio
///F any Cleveland team


I grew up close to the state line... but went to college in PA.

Guess we did the same thing but in opposite directions.

/Go Steelers!
 
2022-11-29 9:40:15 PM  
That Curley Lambeau must have been something back in the day. Funny you never even hear the name anymore.
 
2022-11-30 12:24:50 AM  

iron_city_ap: The 2  longest running football teams.


Actually, the Cardinals, established 1898, are the oldest team and the oldest NFL team retaining the same name, joining the League in 1920.

Da Bears, founded more than two decades later, also joined the NFL in 1920, but were the Staleys and in Decatur.  Different name and different city.

Acme Packers, also founded 1919, joined in 1921, oldest NFL team in same city.

But yeah, your point (with the rest of your post) still stands.

/I dig the history stuff
//Bears and Cardinals were crosstown rivals from 1920 to 1959, and are the oldest rivalry in the NFL
///The NFL was founded in 1920 but wasn't even called the NFL until 1922
 
2022-11-30 11:03:30 AM  

bionicjoe: germ78: The Bears used to dominate the rivalry until the Majkowski game which was an inflection point where the rivalry turned in the Packers' favor. Three years after that, they get Favre and have flat out kicked the Bears' asses ever since.


It's amazing what Legendary coaches and, more importantly, legendary QBs can do for a team. 
Also the Halas Bears were probably the most dominant teams ever assembled from 1940-1955. They were good everywhere and a decade ahead on strategy. 

The Halas era was too big to highlight.
It's the beginning of the lines through the end of Lombardi. 


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Which coaching era is worse?
Packers with Gregg / Infante 1984-91
Bears with Wannstedt / Jauron1992-2003


Forrest Gregg was an embarrassment as a coach. All the goon crap that he pulled and allowed to happen, i.e. Charles Martin body slamming McMahon, Ken Stills and the late hit on Matt Suhey...
Helluva player during the Glory Years under Lombardi but I'd just as soon forget his tenure as head coach.
/lifelong Packer fan.
 
2022-11-30 11:46:40 AM  

madcitymac: bionicjoe: germ78: The Bears used to dominate the rivalry until the Majkowski game which was an inflection point where the rivalry turned in the Packers' favor. Three years after that, they get Favre and have flat out kicked the Bears' asses ever since.


It's amazing what Legendary coaches and, more importantly, legendary QBs can do for a team. 
Also the Halas Bears were probably the most dominant teams ever assembled from 1940-1955. They were good everywhere and a decade ahead on strategy. 

The Halas era was too big to highlight.
It's the beginning of the lines through the end of Lombardi. 


[Fark user image image 827x225]

Which coaching era is worse?
Packers with Gregg / Infante 1984-91
Bears with Wannstedt / Jauron1992-2003

Forrest Gregg was an embarrassment as a coach. All the goon crap that he pulled and allowed to happen, i.e. Charles Martin body slamming McMahon, Ken Stills and the late hit on Matt Suhey...
Helluva player during the Glory Years under Lombardi but I'd just as soon forget his tenure as head coach.
/lifelong Packer fan.


This is an amazing event to me. I remember when it happened, it was the first year I was really rooting for the Bears (Yes, I was a bandwagon jumper) and I could not beleive how little controversary this seemed to generate. Maybe becasue I wasn't living in Chicago I didn't see much reaction, but it didn't feel like much of a story nationally.
Imagine the reaction if something like that happened today? Yes, McManon rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, but you're still talking about the starting QB of the defending SB champions being intentially taken out by a late hit by their biggest rival. It was a blatent dirty shot. Picture Mathew Stafford throwing a pick against the 49ers, plays is over and he starts over toward the sidelines. Only a Niner linemen, not even a star like Boza but some scrub, grabs Stafford and pile drives him onto his shoulder and ends his season. Set aside that the Ram suck this year, let's say they were in contention again-until that play.  Talk about a shiatshtorm. Let along if someone did that to a player like Mahommes or Allen or even Brady.
I don't think the Bears were going to repeat in '86,even with McManon. The 86 Giants were a monster of a team that would have had homesfield advanage. But any chance they had at al was eliminated when that asshole took McManon out.


germ78: iron_city_ap: 204 games and only 2 playoff meetings. The 2  longest running football teams. That includes the time when there were 3 teams in the entire league.

Your shiatty rivalry is old, but it's still shiatty. Steelers/Browns used to be good but it became too lopsided, just for example of another rivalry that now sucks. Maybe the Browns and Bears could stop sucking at some point and be good for more than 1 season in a row.

You're not wrong. The Bears/Packers "rivalry" lost much of its remaining sizzle after the 2010 NFC title game when Cutler left the game with a knee injury and Rodgers had to overcome the tremendous ability of *checks notes* Caleb Hanie. After that, the Bears felt that they had enough and set about dismantling a competitive team without much of a plan for what came next.

The Bears used to dominate the rivalry until the Majkowski game which was an inflection point where the rivalry turned in the Packers' favor. Three years after that, they get Favre and have flat out kicked the Bears' asses ever since.


I somehow have three die hard Packer fans at my work (in Northern California, no less) One of them is in his twenties so he's never known anything but HOF Packers quarterbacking. Lately, they've been complaining about Rodgers. I scoff and always let them know they have 30 years of crap at QB coming their way.
Hopefully.
I do wish this game was later on, maye the last one of the season. I'd rather they not play Fields until he's fully healthy and they have some even tougher games coming up-and they haven't even had their bye yet! Turned out to be a pretty rough schedule and the bye placement is pretty much useless to them.
 
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