Packers-Bears: Why a Green Bay Fan Might Root for Chicago

Bleacher Report Senior Analyst IDecember 22, 2008

Just a quick question for all of you Packer fans out there, and it really all comes down to who you hate more:

If you knew that a Packers loss to the Bears tonight would guarantee the Bears and NFC North title this season and eliminate the Vikings from playoff contention, would you root for Chicago?

Now, when kickoff comes tonight, make no mistake about it, I will be rooting hard for the Green and Gold per usual. But all I'm saying is that if the Packers loss lead to a Bears win and Vikings loss next week, wouldn't you at least consider the idea of rooting for Chicago?

To some of you, this notion seems absurd, and you may question my fanhood from this day on. I understand that. And while the Bears are the Packers oldest rival, to me, my dislike for them does not even come close to comparing to my hatred of the Vikings.

When it comes down to it, I would rather have the Packers be 5-11 or 6-10 this season with the Vikings missing the playoffs, instead of seeing the Packers win their final two games while the Vikings win the North.

I will be rooting hard for the Packers tonight, and I will be cheering for Rodgers to continue to find success. But I've become quite accustomed to the Packers losing close games while playing well, and it wouldn't bother me as much if it happened on Monday Night.

I love it when the Packers win to keep the Vikings out of the playoffs, maybe we'll see what it's like to see them lose to keep the Vikings home. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet, but as I've said, I would root against Green Bay if it hurt Minnesota.

That's how much I hate the Vikings.