To begin, I would like to hear a rational reason as to why the Packers shouldn’t be the favorites this year? The similarities to the 1996 season are certainly there, and factoring in last years performance coupled with another year of experience, there is no reason this team shouldn’t be on the top of the odds pile. In fact, minus a clear cut Reggie White on the line, the cards look pretty much the same. A downgrade here and an upgrade there I suppose, but the pieces are most certainly in place.
As a blogger I am happy as hell. I remember the off season after 4-16 and there is no need to remind everyone exactly how not cool that was. What’s the true harm in predicting success? You can make the argument that we are setting ourselves up for a portentously colossal let down, but as Packer fans that is nothing we are not used to. It gives the team some swagger, some confidence and electrifies the fan base. Three keys to a season’s success that no one can argue with.
But, according to Al:
Although you are much wiser, certainly much older, and used a lot of big words today, I respectfully disagree. There is nothing wrong with being excited for your team, having a team that’s excited for itself and having a fan base that is semi-united for the first time in God knows how long.
You only get so many chances as a fan to have this kind of hope and energy going into a season. I say hype it up while you can. You never know what tomorrow brings.
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