The Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers have squared off against each other on midwestern gridirons every year since 1921. Every game involves an enduring rivalry that is felt by fans and players alike. "Each year," said Jim Flanigan, "at the start of the season, fans we'd meet would have just one request--please beat Green Bay." Harlan Hill recalls "Halas would provide food according to how we had fared against the Packers. If we won, it was steaks for everybody. But if we lost, we were lucky to be served hamburgers." Brian Baschnagel says, "Doug Buffone took me aside to tell me about (the importance of) Green Bay games. It definitely was not a game to be taken for granted." Halas, Lombardi, Butkus, Payton, Favre and nearly 50 Hall of Famers have taken part in the fierce competition. Beth Gorr, lontime writer for the Bear Report, weaves together a narrative of memories that recall the intensity and mutual respect of the NFL's most celebrated rivalry.
Softcover: 6 x 9, 128 pages