It is really too bad that the wannabe fascist dictator Elon Musk is running Twitter into the ground.

I was just about to have some real fun at the expense of Green Bay Packers fans.

For the past 30 years, the Packers have owned the Chicago Bears.

Just as the Packers were starting to emerge from a couple of irrelevant decades in the late 1980s, the Bears started sliding head first into Football Hell.

The reversal of fortunes for the two storied NFL teams goes back to two colossal injustices.

A lot of people point to the Instant Replay Game of 1989 for starting it all. That is the game when Packers quarterback Don Majkowski threw a 12 1/2-yard pass for a touchdown on fourth and goal from the 14-yard line.

That is not a typo.

Majkowski ran past the line of scrimmage on the play, and the officials rightly called the quarterback for an illegal forward pass.

With 41 seconds left in the game, the ball went back to the Bears, who were leading 13-7.

However, the replay official buzzed in. After a very long delay, the official, who we can only assume was wearing his official “I’m a Packer” body paint and wig set, reversed the call.

The Packers “won” 14-13. The Bears did not win another game that season as they began a spiral that led to more than three decades of pain and sorrow for their loyal fans, like me.

Packers fans started wearing shirts that read, “After further review, the Bears still suck,” and they continue to chant that today.

The reversal of fortune, however, actually began in 1986 when Packers defensive lineman Charles Martin hit Bears quarterback Jim McMahon extremely late.

You can watch the play for yourself. This is not an exaggeration. Martin’s hit on McMahon is probably the dirtiest play in the history of sports.

The Punky QB threw an interception. After the play was whistled dead following the interception, Martin grabbed McMahon from behind, like the coward that he was. Martin then buried McMahon’s shoulder into to the hard artificial turf, which was basically a thin carpet over a slab of cement, at Soldier Field.

McMahon’s shoulder was ripped to shreds.

Later that season, my favorite quarterback of all time underwent reconstructive surgery on his shoulder, and the quarterback was never the same.

He was still a winner, but he could never throw the ball like he once could. The Bears traded him just before the 1989 season, breaking my heart.

That dirty play cost the Bears at least one Super Bowl. Maybe more.

Martin was ejected from the game and suspended two more games for the play. He should have been arrested and sent to prison.

The Packers, though, celebrated the player when he returned.

For more than 30 years, I have been waiting for the karma from those two injustices to catch up to the Packers. Instead, the team with the ugliest uniforms in sports just kept getting lucky.

Karma did catch up to Martin. He died of kidney failure in 2005. The Packers, though, have had a horse shoe shoved up their behind.

First, the Atlanta Falcons dropped Brett Favre on their laps. Then, Aaron Rodgers fell to the Packers, who drafted him with the 24th pick of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Having one Hall of Fame quarterback is lucky enough. Having two back-to-back is absolutely unheard of. It’s like winning the Powerball jackpot two weeks in a row.

Rodgers and Favre are not just Hall of Famers. In my book, they are two of the top five quarterbacks of my lifetime.

(Joe Montana, Dan Marino and John Elway round out that top five, by the way. Get out of here with that Tom Brady talk.)

While I do find it hysterical that the Packers only won two Super Bowls in that time, Packers fans have had a lot to celebrate over that stretch.

They have not been exactly nice about it, either.

When the Packers beat the Bears in Week 2 this year, Rodgers was leading the Packers fans in a “Bears still suck” chant.

Packers fans make Carroll College fans almost seem humble.


Karma did not catch up to them for the Martin hit and the Replay Game, though Packers fans comically cry about the “Fail Mary” in Seattle. Like they know what pain is.

The behavior of their two Hall of Fame quarterbacks tempted fate even more.

Favre has been implicated in a scam to rob welfare recipients out of much-needed money in order to benefit a college athletic program.

Rodgers, well, he has proven to be a real piece of garbage.

During the pandemic, Rodgers lied about his vaccination status, thus putting the lives of his teammates, coaches and media members, and their families, at stake.

Then, when things go bad for Rodgers on the field, he makes sure to go on a highly-rated podcast to point the finger at his teammates, coaches and management.

No wonder this guy’s family no longer talks to him.

Finally, it appears that things are starting to catch up with the Packers.

Even though he is coming off back-to-back MVP seasons, Rodgers is playing awful this year. On Sunday, he threw three redzone interceptions in a loss to the Lions in Detroit.

The loss was Green Bay’s fifth straight, and that streak will likely balloon to eight games with dates with Dallas, Tennessee and Philadelphia coming up for the Packers.

Since Rodgers is making so much money, the Packers are also in a tight spot with the salary cap. They have little resources to try to make things better in the offseason.

Plus, the front office that drafted Jordan Love in the first round in 2020 and traded away Davante Adams this past offseason does not seem quipped for the task.

It is highly unlikely they will find a third straight Hall of Fame quarterback. Actually, it is almost impossible.

Yes, the Packers are spiraling into Football Hell, a place Bears fans know all too well.

While the Packers pick their seat for a long stay, the Bears are showing signs of moving out.

The team is currently in front of the parole board, represented by Justin Fields, whose offense outscored Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers — combined — over the last three weeks.

While there is clearly no guarantee that the Bears will fully emerge from the torment of the past three decades, we all take so much comfort knowing what is in store for Packers fans.

We lived it. Now they will, too.

It will probably be even worse for those fans silly enough to pay $250 for a sock in the team.

That “stock,” by the way, is completely fake. At least joining the Little Orphan Annie Secret Society will get you a decoder ring.

Packers “owners” paid $250 for a worthless piece of paper. They might as well have bought some ocean front property in Arizona.

That, by the way, would seem like a very cool place to be compared to where Packers fans are headed.

Football Hell is no picnic. It will be so far from fun for Packers fans, but I will be having a blast welcoming them to my world.

If only Twitter will stick around long enough for me to point and laugh at them.

— Bill Foley, whose seniority makes him a high-ranking member of Football Hell, can be reached at Follow him at while you can.