Seeing Mike Ditka wearing team apparel for anyone other than the Chicago Bears is a bit of a shock. Seeing the Super Bowl winning coach wearing a Packers sweater made some fans question their entire fandom.
Last month in a McDonald’s commercial, Ditka put on the green and gold. In a pleasant surprise to those all worked up about the coach’s apparent double-crossing, the Packers seemed to take a hit. The then undefeated Packers went on to lose each of their next three games. The Ditka curse was in full force.
Sunday, however, things changed. In a new ad, Ditka pulls off the Packers sweater for his now famous Bears sweater vest. Just as Ditka removed the Packers sweater, the curse was removed.
A few hours after the commercial first aired, the Packers were back on the field against the Vikings. Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay dominated Minnesota and won 30-13.
The Bears, who ended their winning streak Sunday with a loss to Denver, play the Packers Thursday. The long time rivals will have the final game of the day on Thanksgiving.
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