Bears fans: Time to join the green and gold


Photo by Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune from Tribune Media Content used with permission

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is tackled by Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen (69) after making a pass during the first quarter of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers, Nov. 9, 2014 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.

James Jefferson, Reporter

There are quite a few reasons as to why Bears fans should become Packers fans.

The first reason is the most obvious of them all. The Packers have a much better quarterback. In 2009, both teams made a quarterback change. The Bears signed Jay Cutler. The Packers replaced Brett Favre with Aaron Rodgers.

Both teams have gone in opposite directions in the last five years. The Bears have made the playoffs once with Jay Cutler. On the contrary, the Packers have made the playoffs all five seasons with Rodgers as the starter, including a Super Bowl win in the 2010 season.

Historically, the second reason is that the Packers have a big advantage in terms of Super Bowl wins. Four wins for the Packers (including the first two) in comparison to just one for the Bears.

In terms of the two fields, there’s a huge difference. From mid October through December and sometimes January, Soldier Field is always sloppy. Players from the Bears and other opposing teams complain and slipping all over the field.

Lambeau Field on the other hand has so many attractions. Whenever a Packers player scores a touchdown, the player does a Lambeau Leap into the 1st row of seats. Also, according to, there are ten new features at Lambeau Field for the 2014 season. Some of the most notable include, a new Packers pro shop, a Lambeau Leap statue, new player facilities, gameday fireworks, and increased options for concessions.

The history of both teams is quite similar. The Bears and the Packers were the first two teams in the National Football League which was created in 1921. They’ve gone head-to-head 190, (including two postseason meetings) the most for any rivalry in NFL history. The Bears lead the all time series 93-91-6.

However, the longest win streak between these two teams is held by the Packers, who won ten straight from 1994 to 1998. In addition to that, both teams have a big amount of hall of famers. The Bears have 30. The Packers have 27.

So, if you’re a Bears fan and you’re down about them, I suggest that you burn your jersey immediately and go buy yourself a nice Packers jersey as a Christmas gift and become a fan once the new year begins (just in time for another Packer Superbowl).