Lions Nation supports Packers over Bears
The ballots are in. In a purely unscientific poll conducted mostly on Twitter and Facebook, Lions fans have made their sentiments known. During Sunday’s NFC Championship game 83 percent of them will be rooting for the Green Bay Packers over the Chicago Bears.
Who knew there was such a dislike for the Bears? One tweet said: “Pack hands down, they actually deserve to be in the championship game.”
One tweeter said he can’t stand Chicago's Jay Cutler and truly enjoyed watching Aaron Rodgers beat the Falcons on Saturday night. In fact, several fans sided with Green Bay because they like Rodgers.
Another said he thought the Packers had the best chance to beat the AFC -- and he prefers the Steelers on that side. “I despise the Jets,’’ Gary said.
Then the true feelings of some came out and this may be the real reason why Lions fans can’t go with Chicago: “Bears are over-rated and stole one from us in Week 1.”
He’s of course referring to Calvin Johnson’s non-touchdown catch at Soldier Field that cost the Lions the season-opening game and perhaps changed the course of the season.
Deep down, you know it’s still eating at Lions’ fans and perhaps a few Lions too.
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