There Is A God: Bears 27, Packers 20

imagesGreenBayPackersHelmetIt always seems that when the world is failing apart with war, religious strife, and natural disasters, God sends a sign that all will be okay. Last night, he again used his favorite team, the Monsters of the Midway, The Chicago Bears. The Bears beat the Packers for the first time since 2007 at Lambeau Field which seemed cursed for the team. What made the game interesting is that both teams played with back-up quarterbacks with both Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler out with injuries.


McCown was the greatest and most welcome surprise. He has proven our MaryAnn to Culter’s Ginger: the guy next door who was always overlooked but proved to have the right stuff all along. McCown was great in the box, great in stopping plays, and basically carried off the entire playbook for the Bears.

Trestman’s work with the offensive line also showed up in full glory in the game. While the defense needs some tuning, the O Line was terrific.

Alshon Jeffery was brilliant with five catches for 60 yards as was Brandon Marshall with seven catches for 107 yards. Then there was Matt Forte, who ran for 125 yards and a TD. The size of these guys again gave them a distinct advantage. (They were also helped by my wearing my lucky Walter Payton jersey to class on Monday and releasing powerful juju powers).

On the Packers side was the truly incredible work of Green Bay’s Eddie Lacy. He is an amazing rookie who seemed to run through people to make first downs. The Packers also showed what an amazing team can do with critical players injured but a creative playbook and outstanding training. The surprise onside kick was both brilliant in theory and brilliant in execution. The Packers turned to a running game with Rodgers out and repeatedly punched holes in the Bears defense line. We hate to admit it, but the oldest rivalry in the NFL is based on a grudging respect and, yes, pride in our rivals in Green Bay. The fans are a lot alike. I never celebrate the injury of a player, particularly not Rodgers who is a work of football art. I hope he recovers quickly for the Packers.

In thanks to the Almighty, all prisoners held in the Blog dungeons will be freed and all Res Ipsa regulars will be given extra rations of food.

30 thoughts on “There Is A God: Bears 27, Packers 20”

  1. Rogers has small fracture of his collarbone. I have tix for next week vs. Iggles.

  2. Dredd, My “promiscuity” is not just in sports and politics. I learned just serendipitously when teaching, if you want to get a quiet class jump started to have a lively discussion, start w/ 3 words, “Coke or Pepsi.” Even the introverted kids will raise their hands. I drink both of them. Stones or Beatles, again usually passionate debate, I lean Beatles but love the Stones also. A little background on my despising our duopoly, something we both share. How about sports, soda, music w/ you? Are you staunchly in one camp?

  3. nick spinelli 1, November 5, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Congrats to all Bear fans. I was a Giants fan growing up in Ct. I was a Chief’s in KC, a Bears fan in Chicago and now a Packer fan. I grew up in a family of Yankee and Red Sox fans.

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    Nick, your promiscuity tightens my jaws!

    Don’t get me started, or there will be some ball busting bro!

  4. I am a 7th Day Dog Adventist and I believe that God created Dog on the 7th Day. Otherwise I am in full agreement with HumpinDog. But, as a betting dog I was for the Bears. I had a heads up because the guy who could not play for the Packers slipped on a dog turd.

  5. On the 8th Day God created Dog to watch over and give guidance to humans, whether the humans are blind or not. But humans do not let dogs into pro football games so there is no guidance and there is blind obedience to the commands of the coach on each side. Since Dog stays out God has not a clue as to what is going on because God does not pay attention to things down here on Earth unless God’s ears on the ground are present and we are not talking Creation here. So if ya lock the dogs out God is gonna stay out of taking sides on the outcome. Despite the income. If ya know what I mean jelly bean.

  6. Does the Professor suggest God injured Aaron Rodgers? That God saw to it Rodgers was injured to the extent he could not play? I guess JT implies a miracle of Divine Intervention was required for the Bears to win at Lambeau.
    Because surely that was the one and only way it could happen.

  7. I must observe that sometimes dyslexia comes into play when folks speak of politics or football. This is particularly evident when bears are involved and the other side is “packing”. In this instance Dog intervened not God. The Framers of the Second Amendment were hung over when the draft was completed and they meant to write: “The right to arm bears….” Not the right to bear arms. Bear arms sounds like the name of a hotel– just capitalize the A in arms. So, if the Bears are armed then they can have an equal playing field with the team that is also packing. Bears vs. Packers, even steven. Unless your name is Stephen.

  8. I’ve been to about 6 Bear/Packer games. Good ball busting but I’ve seen maybe 3 fights, and nothing like the ones in New York or Philly. I’ve never been to a Bear/Packer game @ Soldier Field, but surmise it’s mostly just verbal jousting?

  9. Congrats to all Bear fans. I was a Giants fan growing up in Ct. I was a Chief’s in KC, a Bears fan in Chicago and now a Packer fan. I grew up in a family of Yankee and Red Sox fans. So, I never got into this visceral dislike of other teams. My old man was a Yankee fan but how could I hate the Red Sox when I would sit on the front porch w/ my dear uncle Pat and listen to Curt Gowdy do the Red Sox games getting a sip of foam from his Narragansett beer. I believe that is in large part what has made me an independent politically. Let me give congrats to Bear fans. I know a few here and more from our days living in Chicago. After the performance by McCown, I think Trestman should consider starting him over Cutler when his vagina heals.

  10. I don’t get the games on TV because I watch almost no TV anymore. I am going to have to get some of those sports feeds on the internet. I depend on the denizens of this blog to keep me apprised of the big games.

  11. ModernMiner, that’s not even a good argument. The Bears STARTED with their backup.

  12. The ONLY way the Bears can beat the Packers is to take out the best QB in the league!

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