Chicago Bears: Game of Thrones NFC North player comps (Part 1)

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Our beloved Chicago Bears are blessed to be in the NFC North division. Since the team is currently King in the North, it seems only fitting to do an NFC North player comparison to the characters of Game of Thrones.

For those of you living under a rock, Game of Thrones is a book series adapted to a television show on HBO. As a fan of both the show and the Chicago Bears, I wanted to have a little fun with things while Game of Thrones is in its final season.

Game of Thrones is one of the most popular shows to ever be on television. You could say it has a sort of cult-type following to it as well. It takes place in a fictional time and place obviously, but imagine an age with knights and kings and even dragons. Folklore some may call it, but now also think wars, battles, bloodshed and intimacy. Who would not fall in love with a show like this?

Inspiration for this fun piece came from one of our recent articles where we compared Chicago Bears players to Marvel Avengers characters. I wanted to take this to the next level. Since there are too many great characters in Game of Thrones to limit them to just the Bears, I am including all of the NFC North (or for you Thrones fans, we will pretend Westeros).

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For those who do not watch the show, Essos and Westeros are the fictional Continents where the setting takes place. Westeros is the coveted area and made up of seven kingdoms. I will not bore you with more details here, but just understand that families (or “houses”) fight to the death to hold power over parts, if not all, of the Seven Kingdoms. Now, imagine these teams fighting for the NFC North title. Somewhat similar.

The show is comprised of many different types of characters. Some are strong and violent, others are swift and deadly, while others are more of technicians or strategists. Sounds similar to how the NFL is comprised of players, coaches and general managers, does it not?

I will try to do this with as little spoilers as possible, especially regarding Season 8.