You have to hear these stories

To understand the Packers-Bears rivalry, check out these tales from fans, ex-players

Updated: January 22, 2011, 2:39 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- On the schedule, it was just another game. The 164th meeting between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, to be exact. But the night before, in the Packers' team hotel, safety Matt Bowen struggled to sleep.

He had grown up in suburban Chicago on a steady diet of Ditka and defense yet found himself a few hours from taking the field as one of his boyhood villains: a starting member of the Green Bay Packers. As roommate Aaron Kampman snored in the bed next to him, Bowen ...

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