You ever been to a party where there’s one really really drunk guy who keeps telling you the same story over and over again trying convince you and the world that he’s right? And you’re like, “dude, no one’s arguing with you, the sky is blue, sit down!”
Well that’s what the last week has felt like for me.
As the Packers win more games and the 1972 self-obsessed Dolphins’ worry level grows, a common debate among pundits has been the level of importance placed on the idea of the Packers going 16-0.
These crazy announcers seem to think that’s all us fans care about.
Right now, wherever you are, ask for anyone in the room that is more concerned with a Packers perfect regular season record than with a Super Bowl victory to stand up.
I’m guessing no one stood up.
Cause, guess what, we’re not morons!
We all also remember the hoopla from 2007 when the Patriots went undefeated, and we all remember how it meant nothing since they didn’t win the Super Bowl.
And we’re not morons!!
I’ll admit, the idea of the Packers going undefeated excites me. Like a kid waiting for Christmas, I just know it would be great. And the homer in me KNOWS beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to do it too.
But over the span of the past four years or so, I’ve realized that my desire for immediate gratification is not something that Mike McCarthy or Ted Thompson really care about. Neither man seems overly concerned about one days glory; they both are focused on the big picture. Not that there’s anyone out there with this offer, but if asked I’m sure either would trade a regular season loss for another Super Bowl win.
So this weekend – a long holiday extended one – I’m raising my glass to you, stupid radio people. The ones who seem to think we fans think the season is only 16 games long. No one’s is arguing with you. No one wants to solely go 16 and 0. At best we want 19-0, at worst we want to win the last game we play, that game being in Indianapolis. So anytime you hear someone arguing against no one, think of these radio announcers and cheers them.
Filed Under: Jayme Joers