Chicago Bears Break out Throwback Jerseys for Week 15

Brandon AlisogluCorrespondent IDecember 16, 2012

Dec 16, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) pays tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
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Good news, Bears fans. The boys are breaking out the throwbacks for their battle with the Green Bay Packers.

 

The #Bears are undefeated when they wear their throwbacks which they are wearing Sunday, The last time we beat the #Packers we wore them! 👍

— S C A R 179 (@SCAR_179NY) December 11, 2012

 

While the accuracy of that statement hasn't been verified, the Chicago Bears would do well to find any possible advantage against the Packers. The season is spiraling out of control, and the division could fall into Cheesehead hands if a defense isn't mounted today.

In all seriousness, the effect on the game will be limited. Unless the orange is so distracting that Aaron Rodgers gets sidetracked while going through his progressions, the only relevant discussion will center around their aesthetic value.

Which, according to most of the folks on twitter, is quite high.

 

Am I the only one that loves the #Bears throwbacks? #Beardown

— Nathan Hollis (@IndianHead24) December 16, 2012

Actually, you're not. They're quite popular among the Chicago faithful.

 

#Bears unis should be cool today. Navy throwbacks, orange rings on sleeves. Helmets sans 'C,' as well? Went orange jerseys last yr here.

— Justin Felder (@Justin_Felder) December 16, 2012

 

#bears wearing their awesome throwbacks

— I Like Chi-Sports (@ilikechisports) December 16, 2012

 

I've always loved the throwbacks. #Bears

— Adam Van Fleet (@chknlomein) December 16, 2012

But this is Twitter. If too many people like something, there are bound to be a few "haters."

 

Every rendition of throwbacks the #Bears have worn over the years have been, to put it kindly, ugly. I expect this to be no exception

— Chicago Sports (@ChiTownSports) December 16, 2012

That's certainly one view. Although the next guy might not be buying one anytime soon, you have to appreciate his glass-is-half-full approach.

 

Not a fan of the #Throwback uniforms especially for the big games! #Bears still not as bad as the steelers throwbacks though!

— Jon Matthews (@Jonnyred14) December 16, 2012

 

Ultimately, the uniforms won't mean anything unless the Bears can take down the hated Packers. But the optimism permeating from the first tweet might have some substance behind it.

 

#Bears 3-0 in throwbacks...including last win over #Packers in September of '10...BUT haven't beaten them in December since 12/22 '08

— Dionne Miller(@DionneMiller) December 16, 2012

This is fandom at its finest. I say run with it.