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We thought we’d take these next few WCG roundtables in a different direction and go for some likes and dislikes.

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During the season, NFL football is an all day event on Sundays with three games. We also get a game on Thursday nights and Monday nights, and late in the season we get a few Saturday nighters too. As Chicago Bears fans, many of us like to partake in the other games available to us, so are we just watching as casual fans of the other 31 NFL teams, or is there a rooting interest?

When thinking about another team to actively cheer for, I always root for whoever is playing the Packers, Vikings, and Lions. That’s a given. In 2018, I found myself rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs, but I have no long time secondary allegiance to them, or to any other team for that matter.

The Bears weren’t my first favorite team, but I no longer care for the two teams I cheered for before discovering Walter Payton and the Bears way back when. If pressed to think of a team to root for then I guess I’ve always had a soft spot for the Raiders since they were my Mom’s second favorite team, so I guess I’ll go with them.

A few of us answered the following question in our latest roundtable;

Other than the Bears, what team do you like the most and why?

Here’s how a few other WCG’ers responded.

Sam Householder: I’ve kind of ebbed and flowed depending on which players were on which team through the years. I’ve always appreciated Andy Reid, so I’ve enjoyed watching the Chiefs the past few years. I also really like Russell Wilson and so I like watching the Seahawks. They’ve been built like a lot of Bears teams of the past.


Robert Schmitz: The Dallas Cowboys...

BEFORE YOU THROW THINGS HEAR ME OUT: I grew up in Dallas. My mom is a massive Cowboys fan. To make matters even better, the Bears beat the ‘Boys three times in a row during high school/college (2010, 2012, and 2014) which made for a great time rubbing it in my friends’ faces. So when they drafted a big-time running back and built their team from the inside out, I couldn’t help but like what they were doing. Who knows if they’ll ever get a post-Romo QB (I don’t think Dak is “the guy”) but they’ve got a pretty good thing going otherwise. The Bears and the ‘Boys are Gruden bros for life.


Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter: Provided that this team is the closest from home, I do like the Saints. A large number of my friends are Saints fans, too. I love the city of New Orleans in general, with a Cup of Café du Monde coffee being a daily must for me. Plus their fans are warm and welcoming in one of the best stadiums in all of sports.


Jacob Infante: My second-favorite team would have to be the Jacksonville Jaguars. I used to cover them for another site I wrote for a few years back, and I developed a bit of a soft spot for them. I appreciated their fanbase, their talent, and, to be honest, I’m a sucker for a cheesy underdog story, and the 2017 Jaguars team was a lot of fun to watch. Honorable mention goes to the Cleveland Browns, as I’m a big fan of what that organization is doing right now.


Jeff Berckes: I certainly have a “second team” I’ll cheer for but it changes frequently. I liked the Tomlinson Chargers for a long time (powder blues are the 2nd best unis after the Bears home jerseys too) and there are still some cheering interests there. Keenan Allen and Desmond King are among my favorite players. For 2018 though, it was the Saints as I went to the Superdome for the first time and the fans were warm and welcoming and shrimp po’boys rule. Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, and Alvin Kamara are pretty good too.


WhiskeyRanger - Well, back during the McNabb years, it was the Eagles for me. I caught a high school game of his when I was a kid, and followed him all the way to the pro’s. But things turned sour for me with that team after he left (for obvious reasons). So right now, I don’t really have a second team. That said, the Chiefs were fun to watch this year, and it was tough not to root for the Colts.


Josh Sunderbruch: Whichever team last beat the Packers. Because they last beat the Packers.


Ken Mitchell: My second favorite team, and it’s not much of a favorite because I really don’t care about any team other than the Bears, is probably... ummm... Cleveland, just because they are so Cleveland, you know?


No it’s your turn, other than the Bears, what team do you like the most and why?