Years ago I had a cousin Joe, who loved the Green Bay Packers. I never forgot one time he told me his whole week would be affected on how the Packers did on Sunday.
If the Packers won, everything was wonderful, the week would fly by and he couldn’t wait until the following Sunday to watch them again.
If the Packers lost, he hated to go to work, the entire week would drag by and he couldn’t wait until Sunday to hopefully see Green Bay bounce back and win. He was miserable.
I was shocked by this attitude.
Now I want to emphasize if you bleed green and gold, that is wonderful. I will never tell someone that what they believe in is wrong when it comes to the Pack – after-all, I’m in the minority here. Keep on doing what you’re doing. I’m just sharing my thoughts.
I like the Green Bay Packers, but I will never feel that way about a sports team. I enjoy my life too much to let how a team plays on Sunday affect me the entire following week.
Now that doesn’t mean I don’t get upset during or after the game. I’m not a robot.
The NFC Championship game which they blew to Seattle a few years ago was the most embarrassing, disgusting game I have ever watched. If you looked up the word ‘choke’ in the dictionary, the Packers team picture would be next to it. I refused to wear the little Packer gear I own until the following August, because I didn’t want to be associated with such a loser.
The fact is I don’t wear rose-colored glasses when following the local sports pro teams. Those of you who follow me on Twitter, know I can be sarcastic – to put it mildly – and some people call me negative. But if a player makes a stupid play I will call him out on it. I’ve had some people say that’s being negative. No, that’s being objective.
Over the years the Packers front office and coaching staff has sent the following message to their fans.
“We are the Green Bay Packers. We play to win Super Bowls.”
Well, gentlemen, you created a monster.
I have set high standards for you (injuries, of course can change those standards and the Packers certainly have more than their share of them).
If the Packers don’t at least reach the NFC Championship game every year – let alone make it to a Super Bowl – they have had a disappointing season in my eyes. As much as they blew the previously-mentioned game to Seattle, they did reach the NFC Title game. That was a better year than finishing with a 15-1 regular-season record and quickly losing in the playoffs.
To hear the Packers talk about winning division titles (something which they didn’t do last year and probably won’t do this year), I say ‘Who cares?’
I don’t care about winning division titles, unless there is a Super Bowl attached to it. Just make the playoffs and take it one game at a time. The Packers preach about getting to the Super Bowl, but lately it’s been just talk.
Gentlemen, it’s time to deliver.