It's no secret that I hate being a Packers blogger. Perhaps not hate, but truth be told there isn't a day that goes by where I don't consider walking away from it all. Inevitably, when this happens, Corey Behnke calls me a quitter and eventually talks me off the ledge, but within a few days I always find myself right in the same place I was before.
It's a daunting task to be tied to something that really does little more than fuel an ego. It certainly doesn't pay any bills, something that people still don't seem to quite understand yet.
What's even more taxing is dealing with some of the fans that inevitably come with the territory. The fans make the place run, but that doesn't necessarily mean I enjoy answering an endless streak of repetitive questions that could simply be answered by looking at the nine posts I made previously.
Now I know Bill Johnson called Packer fans, "a bunch of whiny bitches" and although I would have used passionate instead of whiny, he does make a semi-valid point.
I'm still ok with all of that though.
What I simply just can't handle anymore is the vitriol. Or, more importantly, the elimination and abuse rhetoric being tossed around by some Packer fans like it's candy. It's completely out of line, and more importantly shows the true degradation of society and fans in general.
So please let me clear up the confusion for you.
There is a big difference between calling Mike Vick a loser, and saying Mike Vick should get hung like his dogs.
There is a big difference between calling Bill Johnson a hypocrite, and saying that Bill Johnson should be skull raped.
There is a big difference between saying Mike McCarthy should be fired for his play calling and Mike McCarthy should be shot for his play calling.
In case you missed it, some insane freak walked out of grocery store this weekend and shot a bunch of people in the head fueled by the rhetoric that is floating around all over the internet nowadays. It's not okay for those using it in politics, and it's not okay for Packer fans. Quite frankly I am embarrassed for many of you, and I simply am not going to stand for it anymore in my Twitter stream, around here, or anywhere else it might show up.
I think it's perfectly okay for Packer fans to argue, tell one another to get effed, and generally disagree on about everything. I don't think it's okay to start using hate and violence based words as verbs in those conversations.
It's goes way beyond even my little angry riddled shticks, and has no place in these walls.
I'm headed to the woods this week to spend some time with old friends. I look forward to nothing more than getting back to my roots and listening to the game with Larry and some Packer buddies.
That's Packer football to me. What it isn't right now is all of this.
In search of some Mojo.