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A memorable rivalry

Bears-Packers games have featured famous fans and bitter cold

Originally Published: September 13, 2012
By Andrew Brandt | ESPN.com

Packers versus Bears. The mere mention of this matchup evokes the lore and legacy of the NFL, the images of Halas, Lambeau and Lombardi in a rivalry that spans decades. In my nine years with the Packers (1999-2008), even with dips in performance by one team or the other, the Bears rivalry was always the most passionate of any. Here are a couple top-of-mind memories from the 18 games I experienced.

• My first encounter with the rivalry, in 1999, came days after the death of Walter ...

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