At about 10:30 Sunday night, Green Bay, Wisconsin was the scene of one of the biggest love and joy fests in recent history in that city.
In Chicago, lava was spewing from the millions of Chicago Bears fans who witnessed the Packers pull off what may have been the greatest 4th quarter comeback in franchise history.
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As always, the reflection of the angry Chicago fan base after such a loss can be heard on talk radio in the Windy City, and the folks at WGN Radio - including Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton, longtime Chicago Bear defensive lineman and analyst Ed O'Bradovich and former Bears receiver Glen Kozlowski - did not disappoint.
"DISGUSTING!" said the understandably volcanic Ed O'Bradovich on that station's postgame show after the Packers' 24-23 win with Aaron Rodgers leading a 20-point comeback on an injured left leg. The Packers came back from 20-3 down at the start of the 4th quarter.
"I don't recall seeing a lousy loss, despicable loss like this," he said. O'Bradovich has been around Bears football his whole life, having grown up in Chicago and played with the Bears as early as 1962.
"We're playing tiddlywinks football with Green Bay!" he added.
"They should have taken it to the Packers. Rodgers is out ( hurt before halftime with a knee injury ) and they should have buried them! They should have buried them!"
The analysts lamented how Chicago rarely played their starters in preseason as a unit, and in their eyes, the Bears looked tired in the 4th quarter.
"You think we ran out of gas a little bit?" O'Bradovich asked.
"Take a look at your head coach and this coaching staff that went through an entire offseason and an entire exhibition season without playing a game!"
The Bears' coach, Matt Nagy, now has two consecutive losses after 18-plus point leads on his resume. He was the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive coordinator when the Chiefs blew a 21-3 lead in the AFC Wild Card round against Tennessee last year and lost 22-21.
"Poor coaching, poor decision making by our general manager...this is a joke," lamented Kozlowski.
"We have been at a deficit in the coaching department for 20 years...nothing has changed." said Hampton.
Packers fans won't complain about that.