With the NFL regular season beginning this week, what team will people from Rockford be cheering for?

It's almost like a holiday because the NFL is set to kick off their regular season this week.

As a lifelong Chicago Bear's fan, I'm not getting my hopes up for a good season. I think there might be some improvement but I'm not setting myself up for disappointment.

I've had the discussion with several football fans through the years. Is Rockford a Chicago Bears or Green Bay Packers town?

At times, it's really hard to tell. The team that is doing better usually has the advantage. In this case, that would mean the Packers. They've been the better team for many years.

I decided to find out for myself, so I did some research.

That meant conducting an "Eagle Instant Poll" this morning on my show.

You might be surprised by the results.

Of the fans calling in to participate.

45% Chicago Bear's fans.

45% Green Bay Packer's fans.

At this point, Rockford is an equally divided city. The Bears and Packers are tied with the percentage of fans.

They only account for 90% of the football fanatics in town, so what about that other 10%. Well, that is divided between several teams.

In what I called the "other" category, teams mentioned were Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, and Oakland Raiders (so to be Las Vegas).

Are you surprised with the results?

Who will you be cheering for this season?

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