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Nashville Has Whiskey, But Not Enough Beer for Bears Fans



    After a 52-20 blowout by the Bears Sunday afternoon, Chicago fans took to the bars and establishments that dot Nashville's Broadway and literally drank the city dry.

    Establishments ran out of beer.

    In the city where live music is accompanied by whiskey & rye, they apparently weren't prepared for their beer drinking football fans from the north.

    The Paradise Park Trailer Resort, for one, had no bottled beer left by dinner time Sunday. Whiskey Bent Saloon had two brands left.

    Bears head coach Lovie Smith marveled at the number of fans who made the trip south for Sunday's win. He called LP Field in Nashville "Soldier Field South" due to the large contingent of Bears fans.

    Estimations had the number of blue and orange-clad Bears fans in the stands at more than 50 percent. It's been like that for every one of the Bears road games this year from Dallas to Jacksonville and Nashville too.

    Chicago fans at the Nashville Airport on Monday laughed at the number of saloons they left dry. But before the mass exodus back north, bar owners throughout Nashville weren't annoyed.

    Instead, they actually thanked the Chicagoans for coming south to spend their drinking money.