The Bears Game Abroad

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 1:35am

Sunday’s Bears game was undoubtedly special. Beyond the much
needed win, Chicago had a chance to send Forte, Urlacher and the rest of the
team over the Atlantic to the surprisingly sunny London.

I’ll leave the post-game commentary to the football pundits but
as an expat living in London, I can verify that ‘The Square Mile’ played host
to a massive number of Second City citizens.

The sudden influx of blue and orange started Friday morning
with the arrival of the team and, based on the number of Bears’ jersey around London,
what I could only imagine to be United’s fleet of international planes filled
with fans. From the historic Trafalgar Square and the flavorful Fullers Brewery
to the fashionable Bond Street, navy and orange we almost everywhere.

As the team took the international spotlight, it was great telling
people the Chicago is my second home, because the group visiting was a classy
bunch. In the busy parts of town, they avoided many of the annoying tourist
habits we see on Michigan Ave and most importantly they were respectful of the

As a Packers fan, I tip my hat to the Cutler and the fans.
Thanks for bringing a piece of Chicago to this part of the world.



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Chicago Editor Joe Piehl
Joe Piehl

A TLT contributor since 2010, Joe is the Chicago Editor. Outside TLT, Joe keeps an eye out for awesome activities and he writes a travel blog: Joe the Explorer.

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