I Hate the Green Bay Packers

In September I made a “I Hate the Dallas Cowboys” post, and I receive a lot of hits here from that comment.  So I figured this is a fitting week to create my “I Hate the Green Bay Packers” post.  But this one will differ significantly from my “I Hate the Dallas Cowboys” post. Packer fans that will inevitably get here due to this, please read this short post before you flame me.

Of course I could say “but can Packer fans read”? But I won’t. Or did I? Kidding.

My most hated NFL teams are the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers. I hate the Packers because, well, that’s what Bears fans are supposed to do. I didn’t really have any such feelings for them from 1979-1992, because the Packers were a dreadful team and they didn’t even register on my threat radar. Much like I’m sure the Bears have been to Packer fans from 1993 to now, for the most part. The Bears have consistently sucked enough that they’re really on Packer fans’ pay-no-mind list.  Justifiably.

I started hating the Cowboys when I was 8 years old, based solely on the massive number of bandwagon fans this team possesses. When half the kids in an elementary school in suburban Chicago say they’re Cowboys fans when they Cowboys are doing well, then flip to the Bears when they create the most charismatic team in NFL history, that’s as pure an example of fair-weather fans as you can find.  And in 2007 that Dallas bandwagon is most certainly rolling again.

While I do think the Packers also benefit from a fair amount of bandwagon fans—I can certainly attest to a sudden absence of people walking around in Chicago in Packer gear in 2005 and 2006—I do give them credit for having plenty of true fans.  I have never had a problem with true Packer fans and count some of them as good friends of mine.  Although I hate their team as they should hate the Bears, I have respect for the Packer organization (unlike the one in Dallas) and their true fans.  My motto remains-Packer and Bear fans should be able to argue about how much each hates the other team, then have a beer and have a good time watching the game.

And God knows, we better be able to have a good time watching the game this Sunday, as I fully expect 40,000 Packer fans in Soldier Field as usual.

This all leads me to my point.  Having written how much I hate the Packers, I can do nothing else this season than compliment them.  My fellow Bear fans may go ahead and bash me for committing the ultimate sin by complimenting the Packers, but here’s why I’m doing it.  I have gotten sicker, sicker and sicker each week this season watching Green Bay pull off more and more improbable wins led by a Brett Favre playing like a 25-year-old and a running back that could be flipping burgers but suddenly leads the league in rushing.  After several years of terrible drafting, the Packers were supposed to be entering a period of despair as the Bears have generally been in since 1991, for God’s sake!

But instead of bashing the Packers for being good, the only thing that can possibly make me feel better is by complimenting Green Bay on being able to continually reinvent their team.  And to indict the Bears for being in rebuilding mode for what seems to be the 10th time since the Ditka era ended.  Shame on the Bears organization, and compliments to the Packers for figuring it out.

I’m sure I will get comments here arguing that Green Bay will flop once Favre retires-that they’ll be exposed as a one-man team.  Firstly, for all I know Favre will be playing for 4 more seasons-and there’s certainly no regression in the quality of his play.  I do agree and believe that Favre does-AND HAS ALWAYS made every receiver and running back he’s played with better than what they really are/were.  What did Edgar Bennett, Dorsey Levins, Antonio Freeman do when they left Green Bay?? Nothing.  Even Javon Walker hasn’t been the same in Denver.

I’ll certainly be hoping the shattered, fraudulent Bears team will win their Super Bowl this weekend, but I highly doubt it.  It will just be another one of the eleven Favre wins I’ve seen in Illinois over the last 13 years.

19 Responses to “I Hate the Green Bay Packers”

  1. Props to you Roy for giving the Packers credit – they deserve it. As a life-long Bear fan, I too hate the Packers, but I respect them. I hate Brett Favre when he is on the field, especially against my Bears, but I respect him, and I have actually grown to like his personality and his charisma over the years. And I can appreciate the fact that I have gotten a chance to watch the career of one of the best quarterbacks of all time. It pains me to admit that, and I just have to wonder, will we EVER get a franchise quarterback in this organization? Not a Hall of Fame quarterback, but a quarterback who can stay healthy and play consistently, maybe go to a few Pro Bowls, and just have a good, solid, respectable career as a Chicago Bear? One can only hope. As far as this week’s game, as miserable as a season as it has been, if we can somehow beat the Packers again, I would be a happy man. Not happy with the season, but happy to have swept the Packers. I can’t really describe the satisfaction that it would bring, but every TRUE Bear fan knows exactly what I am talking about. As always, great job with the site, Roy, and GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!

  2. My father passed away DURING Super Bowl XXXI – the Packers win over the Patriots. So yeah, I don’t care for the Packers much… :-)
    Good job with the web site as always Roy.


  4. I can delete any comment I want, but I won’t delete Mariah’s (above). As I said in the article, I knew at least one Packer fan would choose not to actually read the article, in which I complimented the Packers, and just flame me. Funny. I guess call me “MR. MACHO” from now on :).

  5. I wouldn’t worry about them ther’ packer fans now! They got them ther’
    panties in twist over them ther’ last Sunday!

  6. I have respect for what you are saying. The Mcaskeys’ are cheap. The only time they stuck with a player was in 1975!!!!

  7. i hate Favre!!! But honestly he is the best quarterback in history! As a Bear fan I am so glad he is gone!!!!!!! But as a football fan, it kinda sucks that he is gone!

  8. Mariah,

    What are doing on this website? This is Bears History not Packers History.

  9. A.I. Packer!!! on May 12th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Green bay is the most f*#@ing amazing sports team in the world. Chicago is a bunch of drug attics who all slept with people to get put in the NFL. Packers have killed them many times, and all that can be said is let the good times roll!!!

    Chicago sucks balls,

  10. Drug Attics? Green Bay fans are indeed as stupid as they look.

  11. bears always hate packers. roy you are fuckin crazy on solder field bears vs packers there are 60000 bears fans than than packers fans. if u born in chicago you are bears fan. if u born in usa are you root russia . packers are russia and bears are usa

  12. Stephen A Cowboy 4 life on February 6th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I hate the Packers and the reasons are as follows: They smell of moldy cheese, their stadium looks like something out of the roaring 20′s, their head coach is stupid, their players are ALL over rated, their fans are mostly beer guzzling idiot hunters, and lastly; they just suck!

  13. rodgers is a puss ass

  14. It’s difficult to love a team that you are jealous of. Especially when that team just won the Superbowl. I guess we won’t be hearing much from the Bears/ Viking fans for a while because they have absolutely nothing to say.

  15. To Realist, you’re an interesting guy. We’ve had a couple of conversations since November about whether you actually read what I’ve written, because almost every time you have commented your comments reflect some strange alternate interpretation of my words. Firstly I have to remind you to not let your head get too big-this post was created in *December of 2007*, not in response to Super Bowl 45. Did you read this post? Particularly past where I say “PACKER FANS PLEASE READ THE POST BEFORE YOU FLAME ME.”? If you will read it, what this says is I inherently hate the Green Bay Packers, as Bears fans are supposed to. It also says that I certainly respect what the Packers did, starting in 2007, to reinvent their team. And I respect the organization and the true Packer fans I know, many of whom I have congratulated on how happy they must be with the Super Bowl win. I do suggest that you read this post, then consider the terms “jealousy”, “hate” and “respect” in the context of what I’ve written. I actually don’t understand what you mean-why would I love the Packers? Jealous of the Packers? No, because I don’t want to be a Packer fan. Did you expect me to become a Packer fan because they won the Super Bowl? Is that how you became a Packer fan? That’s how bandwagon fans are born. I will be a Chicago Bears fan through my death even if they finish in last place every year until then. Will you be hearing anything about the Packers on this Chicago Bears Blog? No, I don’t know any other Packer fans that would be going to a Bears blog expecting us to be talking about our team’s arch-rivals. If it were me, I can honestly say that right now I would be celebrating a championship rather than looking to pick fights with opposing fans. But I’m here to respond professionally if needed.

  16. Well stated, Ron, from a diehard Packer fan. My favorite team is the Packers. Your’s is the Bears. Root for your team and GL.

  17. KOOCH, See that’s a good comment. I don’t like the Packers because they are my team’s arch rival. And you took it to us for the right to go to the Super Bowl, that’s an indisputable fact. I’m not happy about it. But that doesn’t mean I hate Packer fans…I don’t. It’s the greatest rivalry in sports and I hope we get another chance for that epic of a game (and I hope we win next time). You enjoy the rivalry like I do, love your team and dislike the other, that’s what it’s all about.

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