If you think it’s just preseason, Green Bay Packers fans, you’re right – but here’s something that will get the juices flowing and have you running to your closet to don every stitch of green and gold – as well as your cheesehead!
Heck, you might even be motivated to burn up your keyboard in sending a reply to this piece.
While it’s brutal reading, it will certainly light a fire under your butt … but don’t take it too seriously – that’s because there’s an installment for other teams in the NFL – including the Minnesota Vikings, the Chicago Bears, and the Detroit Lions – which you will love.
I’m talking about Deadspin’s “Why your team sucks,” and specifically this installment which focuses on the Green Bay Packers.
Take a click or tap on over to give it a read. Really, it’s kinda fun. It may get the blood boiling in some of you, but if you view it as a humor piece – ok, I can laugh about it. In fact, we all know that laughing at ourselves is good therapy. After all, it’s just a football game.
Yes, we take our team seriously; we love Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews – and sometimes even Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy. But when the day ends, we are all still here, we still have our families and the sun sets – only to rise again tomorrow.
So, if you haven’t already clicked on over, here are some nuggets to tease you:
“HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. The Packers have won 26 games in the past two seasons, and in both of those seasons, all of those wins were negated INSTANTLY by a historically pathetic defensive showing in the playoffs. It’s as if those 26 victories were all for nothing. Hollow. Meaningless. How marvelous.”
“Your coach: Mike McCarthy, aka THE BEAVER. The Beav is here mainly to serve as Ted Thompson’s personal Art Howe.”
“Your quarterback: Aaron Rodgers. It took longer than it should have, but I can proudly say that I truly hate Aaron Rodgers now.”
Why your team sucks: Don’t live in Green Bay? Go to your local sports bar on an NFL Sunday. You will find a group of Packers fans sitting together at a table. They will have been there since 9:00. There will be two men, both rocking Rodgers jerseys and both rocking full-grown beards even though they can’t grow beards … And there will be two women—presumably mates for the males—rocking A.J. Hawk jerseys and frizzy bangs.”
Ok, you get the feel now? What’s really great are the “emails from Packers fans.” I can’t tell if they are real or not. If not, someone spent a lot of time making this stuff up – and if they are … well, I feel sorry for these people.
Anyway, check it out and get fired up. It’s worth it … it will have you guzzling beer and stuffing brats and chips at a break-neck speed. After all, that’s what all Packers fans do, right?
Oh, and BTW, after you peruse the Packers piece don’t forget to get a real laugh by heading over and reading about the Vikings. Now that’s real relief!
GO! PACK! GO!