At 7:00 am Sunday morning in a parking lot off of 31st street the games have already begun with the pregame tailgate parties. This is the biggest game of the season for the Chicago Bears and kick off is only 5 hours away! Both Bears and Packers fans come together in this very friendly game day ritual. Beer is flowing, food is smoking, music playing and footballs are flying as the smiling fans enjoy this great morning in Chicago.
Along with the thousands of football fans in the parking lot off of 31st street in Chicago, are adventure-loving brothers Mike and John Trupiano of Tailgate32 fame. They are on their 30th tailgate city of this NFL season. Tailgate32 is a web show and future cable TV show that follows their journey as they tour the country in a 42-foot RV exploring the American traditions of road tripping and tailgating along with fans of NFL football. They are pushing themselves to the extreme on this 25000-mile nonstop trek, struggling with an RV that seems to have a mind of its own, and discovering what drives the world's most passionate and colorful fans.
The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers rivalry began in 1921 and is the league's longest. Here is my Packers Bears Tailgate Photo Gallery, from today's game where the Bears lost to the Packers 21 to 13.