The majority of attention in the Chicago sports world is currently focused on the Cubs, who tomorrow will play in their first playoff game since 2008.
But the Bears have a playoff drought going, without a playoff appearance since 2010.
So how does one Bears star think the team should get back to the postseason? Easy. Be like the Cubs.
"Everybody was surprised at how well they were doing this year, and I think they're excited about it, too," Bears running back Matt Forte said Tuesday on the Dan Patrick Show. "I think we need to follow in those footsteps and try to get to the playoffs so we can have the whole city fired up about that too."
The Bears returning to the playoffs might seem like a long shot after the team's 1-3 start to the 2015 season, but Forte — whose name has been mentioned as possibly soon leaving the team in either a trade or a different fashion — told Patrick that the season's hardly over and that if he's going to reach the playoffs, he wants to do it in Chicago.
"That's what I'm trying to do is be on a winning team, and that's why I'm trying to help this team win as much as possible," Forte said. "Just because we were 0-3 and now 1-3 doesn't mean that I want to be traded so I can get on a team that has a winning record or something like that. I'd rather be on the team that I'm on and continue to try to make this team get to the playoffs.
Check out Forte's entire interview with Patrick in the video below.