Originally Posted by XplodingScorbord
I'm going to both games that weekend, so I don't really have a preference, I'll see whatever they do either way.
If White Sox fans, and Paul Konerko fans, can't be bothered to show up on a Sunday afternoon just because the Bears are playing the Packers, which they do twice a year every year, then the heck with 'em.
If they have tickets to the Bears game that's one thing, and that's fine, I get it. I wouldn't expect them to throw away money. And I certainly understand that the NFL trumps all, usually. To me this is rare enough to ignore the Bears for one day. I'll catch the highlights. It's Paul Freaking Konerko. It's the last time we'll see him play in Sox pinstripes.
Packers at Bears is the most important date on the calendar of the city's most popular team. Hopefully Sox executives aren't so stubborn as to say "heck with" those of us who are fans of both the Sox and Bears, because there's no reason to make us choose when you can just as easily have the ceremony a day earlier.
Konerko deserves the spotlight one last time, and the simple fact is that having his ceremony concurrent with Bears-Packers will rob him of it, and for no good reason.