Rivalry – Chicago (Bears) vs. Green Bay (Packers)

Chicago vs. Green Bay

R is for Rivalry © 2009 Bo Mackison

R is for RIVALRY.

This Sunday (January 23) the Green Bay Packers will play the Chicago Bears in Soldiers’ Field, downtown Chicago, for the NFC  Championship, and a coveted place — is that an under-statement? — in Super Bowl XLV.

I took this photo a couple of years ago, noted its potential at some unidentified later date, and used it in an alphabet post on Seeded Earth blog in 2008. Then I stored it in my photo files, and waited.

This seems an appropriate time to resurrect the Green Bay/Chicago sign. Even Wisconsin citizens who aren’t die-hard football fans, or even football fans at all — and yes, there are a few — get a flicker in their eyes at the thought of playing the Bears for the NFC Championship…and marching out of Soldiers’ Field victorious on our way to the Super Bowl!


V is for VICTORY. I better look for another photograph…..

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. I like that photo! And I’m looking forward to that game!

  2. It’s just so understatedly perfect! Football or not, it explains a lot. On another note, you will soon be in much warmer weather! This Friday we’ll hit 80–Spring is on the way!

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Yeah, I’ve been saving this photo for a long time.
      And you say, spring is on its way? Yay. In a few days, I will be too!

  3. lol! I won’t tell you who we’re cheering on today.

    This is perfect!

    • Bo Mackison says:

      I know you spent just enough time in Chi-Town to be Bears’ fans. I count many a friend and relative in the Bears camp. 🙂

  4. What a terrific use for this signage. Really nice sense of balance and color in this!

  5. I’m a wee bit late to this post, but it’s a good one. I’ll be Packer fan for the Super Duper Bowl . 🙂

  6. Perfect photo at a perfect time. Hopefully all signs point to a Packer victory in two weeks. 🙂

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