That is my initial thought on the 2011 Green Bay Packers season. It was unfinished.
As the seconds ticked off the clock on the Packers season yesterday, eventually losing 37-20 to the Giants, my initial reaction, like most Packers fans, was one of anger. I was angry the Packers lost.
Truth be told, I was angry the Packers lost the way they did. They were thoroughly outplayed by the Giants. Thoroughly out coached by the Giants. And worst of all, thoroughly beaten by the Giants.
Simply put, they picked the absolute worst time for them to play their worst game of the season.
However, let’s stop for one second and reflect on exactly what kind of a season they did indeed have.
The Packers went 15-1 in the regular season. 15 and 1. The best regular season record in the 90 plus year history of this proud franchise.
Aaron Rodgers had arguably the best season of any quarterback in the history of the NFL, and is headed to a Most Valuable Player award.
Jordy Nelson emerged as a certified star.
Everybody remembers this, right?
The Packers had a great season. A GREAT season. A season none of us had ever seen before. to go 15-1 in the regular season is an accomplshment unto itself. No one can take that away from them, nor should anybody look at the 2011 season as a failure.
It was unfinished.
The sun did indeed rise in the east today. As much as we may not want to believe it, it will rise again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day after that. In fact, it will continue to rise every day, unless the Mayans are indeed correct. We will get through this.
This team will be back. It is young. It is in its prime. And most of all, it is now really pissed off. They know they had greatness this season in their grasp, and failed to capitalize on it. Rest assured, they will be back.
2011 might have been unfinished, but it is the best unfinished season I have ever witnessed as a Packer fan.
A sincere thank you to the 2011 Green Bay Packers.
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