Before the Chicago Bears played the Green Bay Packers, Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee talked about how the two teams dislike each other.
We were all for that. The Packers-Bears rivalry has gone from the pure, unadulterated hatred of the 1980s to a series of pussy farts in the 2000s and beyond. The guys who play in it don’t dislike each other, they’re buddies.
And that makes for a boring-ass rivalry.
That’s why I would take Michigan-Ohio State over Packers-Bears any day in terms of an actual rivalry. Those first two teams don’t like each other. The last two probably all get pedicures together on their days off.
It wasn’t always this way.
We’ve feted the greats like Charles Martin and Kenny Stills many times.
Those days seemed long gone, though.
But McPhee is trying to breath some life back into this stale-ass rivalry.
McPhee followed up his dislike comments on Monday by sticking it to Aaron Rodgers.
He apparently took issue with some comments Rodgers made after the Packers beat the Bears in week 1 and he held onto that. And appropriately, he threw it right back in Rodgers’ face.
Now, don’t get me wrong here.
I’m not advocating for the Chicago Bears beating the Green Bay Packers.
We’d love to see some actual hatred come back into this rivalry though. And short of that, at least some trash talk and dislike.
Because frankly, there are few things I enjoy more than reminding Chicago Bears fans of stuff like this.
Charles Martin. American Fucking Hero!