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08:04 AM ET 10.18 | Black and blue collide yet again. Lions versus Bears. Detroit versus Chicago. The teams, the players and the cities just don't like each other. So it was only fitting that the Lions' last meeting with the Bears resulted in a fourth-quarter brawl and $62,500 in fines. ... Bears linebacker Lance Briggs told ESPN radio in Chicago that bad blood still courses through players' veins. "I think we don't like each other very much," he said. "We're real familiar with each other, but the last couple of times we played them there have been plenty of scuffles and fights and stuff." Lions players said there's animosity among all opponents. But receiver Nate Burleson said it's especially keen with Detroit against Chicago.

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October 18, 2012  08:10 AM ET

The replacement refs would not have dealt with this well.

October 18, 2012  08:24 AM ET

I think they call this a rivalry, probably one of the main reasons people love football,>>>> Lions / Bears, Jets / NE, Steelers / Ravens, etc.

October 18, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I think they call this a rivalry, probably one of the main reasons people love football,>>>> Lions / Bears, Jets / NE, Steelers / Ravens, etc.

Like Kerrigan / Harding in figure skating, only not qute as violent.

October 18, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Oh My!

October 18, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Reporters' hype. Bears and Lions hate each other, as all NFL North teams hate each other, ut the rivalry between Bears and Lions or Bears and Vikings is nothing compared to GB rivalry. Then again that's hype, too: Chicago now is full of GB fans. Nothing stinks better than a winner, eh?

October 18, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Reporters' hype. Bears and Lions hate each other, as all NFL North teams hate each other, ut the rivalry between Bears and Lions or Bears and Vikings is nothing compared to GB rivalry. Then again that's hype, too: Chicago now is full of GB fans. Nothing stinks better than a winner, eh?

This.

Let's clarify... Chicago is full of "fair-weather" GB fans.

October 18, 2012  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This.Let's clarify... Chicago is full of "fair-weather" GB fans.

Every city has them.... Like the cowboy fans in DC. They mostly want to dislike the home team more than anything else.

October 18, 2012  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Every city has them.... Like the cowboy fans in DC. They mostly want to dislike the home team more than anything else.

True...

October 18, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This.Let's clarify... Chicago is full of "fair-weather" GB fans.

Not nearly as many fair weather Bear fans.

October 18, 2012  09:32 AM ET

No Lovi Lost between These Two!!!

October 18, 2012  09:54 AM ET

The Black & Blue Division.

October 18, 2012  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This.Let's clarify... Chicago is full of "fair-weather" GB fans.

Yes. Disgraces to their city. I say: "Go north!"

October 18, 2012  10:15 AM ET

Has there ever been good blood between Detroit & Chicago???? I doubt it..... especially in the sports world......

October 18, 2012  10:20 AM ET

A rivalty? Really? Could it have anything at all to do with the fact THEY'RE IN THE SAME DIVISION FOR LIKE 100 YEARS STUPID

October 18, 2012  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Not nearly as many fair weather Bear fans.

This is also true.

October 18, 2012  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Has there ever been good blood between Detroit & Chicago???? I doubt it..... especially in the sports world......

When I think sports rivalries and Detroit and Chicago, the first thing that comes to mind is the Pistons-Bulls match-ups of the late 80s-early 90s. That was some bad blood, there

October 18, 2012  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

When I think sports rivalries and Detroit and Chicago, the first thing that comes to mind is the Pistons-Bulls match-ups of the late 80s-early 90s. That was some bad blood, there

Spot on. Rodman, Mahorn, Thomas - and that pimple, Laimbeer, the most hated player of all.

October 18, 2012  10:54 AM ET

Some rivalries are long-lasting and intense. I'm thinking Buckeyes/Wolverines here. Some are intense and may become long-lasting. I'm thinking Red Sox/Yankees. But for two cities across all sports, its gotta be Chicago/Detroit (Tigers/White Sox, Red Wings/Blackhawks, Pistons/Bulls and (of course ) Lions/Bears. I wonder what it would be like if the two cities each developed a professional lacrosse team?

October 18, 2012  11:00 AM ET
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The Black & Blue Division.

I believe that moniker has been handed to the NFC West

 
October 18, 2012  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

A rivalty? Really? Could it have anything at all to do with the fact THEY'RE IN THE SAME DIVISION FOR LIKE 100 YEARS STUPID

Well back in the days when 50 prowled the bar scene looking for women with morally permissive attitudes they didn't have divisions but yes they have been rivals since the Lions moved from Portsmouth in 1934

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