So let me sum up what happened in the past couple of days:
I went to Green Bay, a bunch of wild animals roamed free and wreaked havoc and then I came home and lo and behold, more wild animals, wreaking havoc, except only one of these had herpes…
I kid, I kid. But yes, throwback weekend happened. I can’t give a play by play. Mostly because it’s all a went-by-too-quickly-drunk-haze-too-many-people-too-much-fun fog in my brain. And also, because I don’t really think my words could compare with John’s. So while there’s no play by play, I will tell you it rocked. And I will tell you that some pretty “Awesome” one-liners emerged. While “boy butt”, “Lay off” and “I gotta do the live blog” were said a lot, “Awesome” clearly was the most awesome.
I mean, what’s not awesome about where we are as Packer fans?
The only undefeated team, playing a weak team starting a rookie QB, and then onto the bye week where hopefully everyone injured will magically recover in time for a sunny trip to San Diego. Hellllooooo, Awesome.
Okay, so Zombo’s hurt again, and Shields ran into a concussion, and Neal still isn’t playing, and Burnett’s hand is in a club, and Chad Clifton’s injury is so significant that it will be a significant time until we know how significant…and… and…
It doesn’t matter. Not this week.
This week, it’s all about how awesome it is being undefeated and trying to deflate the dome of hope that Vikings have for Christian Ponder.
Now, I was warned earlier this week that Ponder could turn out to be the next Josh Freeman. And it did give me pause. That game sucked. I watched it on a computer in the office at SB’s parent’s house. When I came down stairs everyone asked, “How much did the Packers win by?” When I said they lost by ten I don’t know what was more memorable, their shocked faces or my ability to say it without crying. I do not want that again. And I DO NOT want that against the Vikings. Losing to the Vikings sucks.
But I am not afraid of Christian Ponder. Not because of who he is in comparison to Freeman, but because of who the Packers are compared to who they were in 2009. Think back to the losses in 2009, heck think back to last year, back to the non-awesome “doink” heard round the world and the two over time losses. The Packers found ways to lose the game. Look at this year, undefeated, but not rolling over everyone. Last week’s 24-3 was awesome, but clearly not the 152-2 score that I predicted. Absolutely nothing happened in the second half! The Packers, this year, are finding ways to win. It helps that Rodgers is playing out of his mind. Even his “off” days are some of the league’s best.
So I don’t care who the Vikings are trotting out at quarterback. McNabb or Ponder, both will be handing off to Peterson. And that’s what matters.
So this Sunday was we all watch the games in our regular places and not with each other in Green Bay, let’s continue the awesome theme. Watch the Packers crush the Vikings, silence that dang horn, and long distance cheers each other at everything awesome. The Packers shouldn’t look past this game, but me, I’ll worry about everything else after the bye.