This Sunday features the biggest rivalry in all of sports that pits the whole state of Illinois versus the entire community of Wisconsin and how are the residents of the Land of Lincoln feeling about their team's chances?

The History Of The Wisconsin and Illinois Rivalry

Of course, there's a rivalry between the neighboring states of Illinois and Wisconsin. For the most part throughout history, it's been a friendly one. The biggest point of interest is when it comes to sports, especially NFL football. The Chicago Bears versus Green Bay Packers is the greatest of all time

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Unfortunately, for the fans of the Monsters of the Midway, it's been many years since their team has owned the upper hand. The Cheeseheads have dominated the series. In fact, the Bears have been downright terrible. Each year and game, the Chicago fans dream of a changing of the guard but it just hasn't happened.

Illinois Versus Wisconsin
Illinois Versus Wisconsin

Could This Finally Be The Year For Chicago?

There have been a lot of changes with both teams. Without any games being played yet, they both seem fairly even on paper. The Bears are an upcoming team and the fans are excited but how much confidence do they have in their team this season?

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2023 Game One Chicago Bears Versus Green Bay Packers 

I recently did a social media survey, to find out what Illinois football fans thought about the game. Here was their prediction.

  • 45% Chicago Bears will win
  • 40% Green Bay Packers will win
  • 15% Didn't know

Looks like many Bears fans are trying to protect themselves from a broken heart. I've seen a lot of experts predict that Illinois will finally come through with a victory but only 45% of the fans agree with that Wisconsin prediction.

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