Friday, October 05, 2007

Packers - Da Bearz: 2 days to go and tix prices soar

Needless to say (so why am I then saying it?), this is Packers-Da Bearz week in Packerland. The eternal rivalry. Created at the dawn of time. When God said, "Let it be", wait, that was The Beatles...when God said, "And there shall be enmity between the football teams of Green Bay and Chicago, and between their devotees." And so it was, is, and shall be. Amen.

Interestingly, it really doesn't matter what the records are in any given season between these two teams. Fans still get up for it. You only have to hear about what tickets are going for to illustrate that point. According to some reports, the cheapest is $175 for end zone seats, with most seeming to average in the $300-$500 range. A ticket near the 50-yard line will likely be in the $800 range. But if you really want to do it right, $17,550 will get you a suite for 20 people through one of the ticket brokers.

Currently, the Pack is favored by 3. Given the comparative records and the state of the two teams, one would think it would be bigger than that. And maybe it will by game time. Or maybe not. After all, things sometimes are not what they seem when these teams play...regardless.

But unless the Pack gets sloppy with the ball (the way they were and got away with against the ViQueens last week, let's be honest) and turn it over, or unless they let Devin Hester loose on returns, the Pack should win this one going away.

"And God looked upon the game result and saw that it was good. So ended the fifth week."