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Bears, Packers to play in ‘Rivalry Cup,’ a Ryder Cup-styled event for charity

On June 18, players past and present from the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers will tee it up at Medinah Country Club’s Course No. 3 — the site of the 2012 Ryder Cup — for the “Rivalry Cup,” an event modeled after the Ryder Cup format that will raise money for Bears and Packers charities.

The two teams, part of the longest-running rivalry in NFL history, have played a total of 182 regular and postseason games since 1921, and bragging rights are sure to be up for grabs as the following format and competitors face each other on the course (via the Chicago Sun-Times):

There will be four-ball and singles play, as well as a special reception and program featuring a Q&A with the competitors.

Limited tickets are available to public online.

Representing the Bears are Kevin Butler, Richard Dent, Mike Ditka, Robbie Gould, Patrick Mannelly and Adam Podlesh.

Representing the Packers are Mason Crosby, Lynn Dickey, John Kuhn, Tim Masthay, Bill Schroeder, Ryan Taylor and Randy Wright.

Dent…Ditka…sausage…golf…Bears…random Packers comment that doesn’t fit with “Da Bears” theme…

Yep, that’s all I got.