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2011 NFC Championship game Chicago Bears

Poor Chicago

Like Rodney Dangerfield, the Chicago Bears get no respect.

Just take a look at the results of this SportsNation poll.

No one likes the Bears

In case you can’t quite see it, every state in the nation other than Illinois is picking the Green Bay Packers to beat the Bears, this weekend. Although Indiana is red, meaning the highest percentage of people chose “Bears in a close one” out of the four answers, 58 percent chose either “Packers comfortably” or “Packers in a close one” at the time we pulled this.

Sorry Chicago. I guess there aren’t as many mouth breathers in the United States as we thought.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Rob January 21, 2011

    I’d prefer to the underdog. But that’s just me. I think the difference is that the Packers had a played “must wins” for the last four games. They also beat two very good teams on the road.

    Da Bears haven’t had to do as much. A meaningless game against the Packers, a week off, and then a home game against 7-9 team. I’m not saying the Bears aren’t who the think they are – they are a very good and very dangerous team (when Cutler is good he’s as good and any QB).

    I just think the Packers are going to want it more in the end.

  2. Mike January 21, 2011

    Too bad for the Packers, Jay is going to have and outstanding game and the Bears will run and pass just enough to win 17-14 and go to Texas for some golf and Oh yea, the Superbowl.

    1. Buddy January 21, 2011

      Is that what your tarot cards say miss cleo?

    2. Megan January 23, 2011

      You should go with your instinct more often..

    3. Kozak January 24, 2011

      So how did that work out for you?

  3. ay hombre January 21, 2011

    Never has a 3.5 point road favorite been so hyped. We are only favored by that much for a reason. This will be a tough game.

  4. ri January 21, 2011

    You should post the graph that asks the nation who they WANT to see in the Super Bowl. The only state that was to see the Bears is Illinois, with 76% of the voters hoping that the Packers make it! Gotta love the Packer Nation!

  5. PK January 21, 2011

    cant believe you dont have a story/link to the Brett Favre you tube what should I do video. Hilarious. You guys sleepin or what

  6. jeremy January 21, 2011

    Bears fans are delusional.

    When I was scanning through the radio channels here in Chicago (it’s the WORST place I’ve ever been for radio, even Oshkosh was better) I heard one of the local sports talk guys getting bashed by callers for saying Aaron Rodgers was an Elite Quaterback, as if he’d just made the most outrageous claim in the history of sports radio.

  7. Chuck Cole January 21, 2011

    You should have heard Jim Miller on sirius radio today. I thought after a player stopped playing & became a member of the “SPORTS MEDIA” you were not suppose to be BIASED towards yer old team. That punk Miller was gross, so one sided I had to turn it off. Labeled the bears “the most complete team left of the 4” What kind of lettuce is that punk smoking ??

  8. Bill S January 21, 2011

    Most people missed the other two polls listed with only about a quarter of the respondents filling in the follow up questions. The first question is, “Which team has the coaching edge?” The second is, “which is a bigger question mark; Jay Cutler’s inconsistency or Green Bay’s rushing game?”

    But both polls have over 50,000 votes. If that evenly breaks down to 1000 per state, that is pretty good for statistical analysis. Since I do this for political candidates for a living let’s geek out a little and try and break the numbers down.

    Both polls favor Green Bay with Illinois being the only state that is pro-Bears. McCarthy and the running game lost some ground statistically in the overall national approval versus win favorability, but there are some doubters at Soldier’s Field.

    Only 56 percent of Illinois voters believe Smith is the better coach. That is a nine point drop versus the 65 percent of Flat-landers who believe the Bears will win. McCarthy sees a four percentage drop in Wisconsin, but still enjoys a 88 percent approval rate.

    As for Cutler, only 52 percent of Land of Lincoln voters think the Pack’s running game is the bigger question mark, a 13 point drop as I write this. Thirty percent in the Dairy State doubt their running game, a 22 point drop, but still 18 percent better than those south of the border.

    What’s it all mean? Packer Backers feel their offense depends on Rodgers’ arm, despite James Starks welcome spark. And while Cutler had some near picks, perhaps its time to start talking about replacing Lovie Smith, who can’t seem to put together an offense.

  9. kaka February 6, 2011

    Packers are gunna win and steelers suck balls and the bears are great to :)