Let me preface all of this by saying that I don’t think the chanting of “The Bears Still Suck” is really that cool. Not on a moral plane, I just think it’s stupid. If you want to chant it, go ahead.
I’m the last guy that’s going to judge you.
However, let’s put the whole thing in perspective for a minute and flip the field from fan to player. Suppose at the end of the game, or shortly before, the lovely (insert hot Packer reporter here) had pulled Aaron Rodgers aside for an interview.
After talking about his great play on the field, she proceeds to ask him:
“What do you think about the Bear’s next week?”
Aaron doesn’t hesitate in his response:
“The Bears still suck, we’re going to kick their ass.”
Packer fans would crucify Rodgers. The outrage at giving that kind of fuel to the other team going into a huge game would absolutely blow up this website and much more.
“Why would he do that?”
“What the hell was he thinking?”
“He should shut up until he wins something.”
I could go on and on, but you get the point. In that context, the action would be simply unacceptable.
I find it funny that fans so adamantly bemoan players for not keeping their mouths shut and celebrating excessively while turning around and doing the same thing they so vehemently disapprove of.
Because that’s what Packer’s fans did.
If the Bears come out inspired this weekend, don’t be surprised. About 60,000 Packer fans just got done defacing them on national television after they shut the Packers down once this season in addition to taking the division.
I’d want to kick some ass. I’m sure the Bears do too.
If that turns out to be the case, you really don’t have anyone to blame but yourselves. You took the ball, and you’re gonna score.