Monday, May 7, 2018

Illinois' Bicentennial, Sports-- Part 2: Bears-Packer Game

2.  BEARS-PACKER GAME.  .  Of course.  Once a year at Soldier Field  In 196 games (two a year with one in Green Bay, the score stands Packers 96  Bears 94  They also tied six times.  One great rivalry.  As Wisconsin's Happy Schnaaps Combo says in their great song "The Bears Still Suck,"  "As far as football rivalries, we're both #1!!"

Plus, if you go to Spring Grove, Illinois, there is a bar at Wilmot Road and Illinois Highway 173 called K.C.'s Cabin where a Packer fan was giving the Bears fans a hard time during one particularly bad Bear beating and after being warned to stop, was duct taped to the stop sign.

3.  CHICAGO GOLF CLUB in Wheaton.  Considered by many as the Midwest's Augusta National.  An exclusive , private club since the late 19th century.  Some debate if it is the country's first 18-hole course (or if it is at nearby Downers Grove.  This year, the Senior Women's Open takes place July 12-15).


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