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Chicago drafted Justin Fields with the No. 11 pick in the 2021 draft. He's started the past three games for the Bears, who have won two straight. Fields said Wednesday that he will play against the Packers despite hyperextending his left knee last week.

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GREEN BAY — Brett Favre tried a lot harder back in 2007 than Aaron Rodgers did on Wednesday afternoon.

But in the end, both of the Green Bay Packers’ legendary quarterbacks essentially illustrated the same point: That having consistency at the quarterback position — and maybe, you know, back-to-back Pro Football Hall of Fame-level play — can make all the difference in an NFL team’s fortunes.

Liberals seem to prefer Aaron Rodgers, and conservatives lean toward Brett Favre, as the Green Bay Packers' greatest quarterback (not counting Bart Starr). Milfred and Hands highlight how politics shapes our views of Rodgers' controversial standoff and potential split with the Packers. And they delve into the not-so-subtle political opinions of Rodgers (who recently opposed the Dakota pipeline) and Favre (who endorsed Donald Trump for president). Increasingly, Americans root for their political party the same way -- and with just as much enthusiasm and hypocrisy -- as they cheer for their favorite sports team or athlete. Does politics infect or enrich pro sports? Milfred and Hands get to the bottom of that question.

This article originally ran on madison.com.

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