Time of Death 18:03
09/21/2003 6:13 pm
That's right, I just called the season. It's over. Let's just all move on. Immerse ourselves in other activities on Sundays. I'm not sure what I'll do, but i'll find something. "It's a lock" and "Favre's money in these situations," are things I heard before Favre threw the interception from a Viking fan. Only Packer fans knew that Favre would not win the game against the god awful Cardinals in those final seconds. I, of course, was one of them. Another heart wrenching loss handed to us on a melted cheese platter. I have to stop pumping myself up for these games. Oh well, next week is another week. Maybe we'll actually lose to the Bears. I wouldn't put it past them.
|Scott - 6225 Posts|
|I'm as big of Packer fan as the next person; actually I think i'm a much bigger fan than that. I have always had faith in Brett Favre and I still will always of faith. I was certain that he would pull a win out against the Cardinals. I was certain he would find a way to beat the Vikings in week 1. I am still 100% certain that the Packers will beat the Bears. To all those Packer fans that start losing hope at the first sign of trouble, suck it up. It's a long season and the Pack is still near the top of a lot of people's lists, including mine.|
|Jeremy - Pie Racist|
|Actually as of now the Packers are 19th on ESPN's power rankings, which are determined by a poll of pretty much everyone that knows anything about football at ESPN. So while I agree week three is a bit early to write off a season (She was just being overly dramatic by the way, she'd be up on the couch screaming at the TV every Sunday if the Packers went on a third 30 year losing skid) I think you would be hard pressed to find the Packers anywhere near the top of any rankings this side of PackerReport.com|
|Sarah - 4107 Posts|
A reply is in order here. There is probably no bigger Packer fan in Eau Claire than me. Hands down. I'm not going to go jump on the Kansas City bandwagon any time soon. (for numerous reasons, an AFC team as my fave? That's appalling) Anyway, I love the Packers. But if you don't get discouraged when your team loses to the worst team out there, then you're wearing rose (green & gold) colored glasses. Favre has god-like status in Wisconsin, but you have to remember he's not. Games are lost, and it's ok to feel bad about it. It's good to rant and rave. :) Bad years happen, but I really don't think that it should be this year. We have the 30th hardest schedule this year. The Pack lost to the Vikings on opening day at our new stadium. That's not acceptable. Then we lost another "home" game last week. Any game that comes down to the final seconds is heart pounding, but to see a win literally thrown away gets me angry/sad/frustrated. But, this Monday I'll be wearing the Green and Gold cheering on my team, because I have faith as well that they will win. They still have the opportunity to go 14-2. It will be a very long season for Packer fans everywhere if they go below .500 and or miss the playoffs. But I think we'll all be there for every game, hoping that good will prevail at the end of the 4th quarter. :)
|Scott - Ma'am, can you make sure your computer is turned on?|
I didn't mean to step on any Packers fans' toes because I'm know that any true Packer fan is critical when the team doesn't perform to their full potential. The first game I ever went to was at Lambeau last year during a pre-season game (coolest day of my entire life) and a couple of the people around me did absolutly nothing but complain about how bad they were doing and "oh man, favre should just retire, he can't get anything done any more" or "wow, i'm suprised that longwell can actually make field goals again." It kinda put a damper on my experience, although I wasn't going to let anything bother me. I guess that's really the only thing that bothers me about that kind of talk, but it is definitely needed in moderation and when one knows what he/she is talking about. So, I appologize for coming off the way I did, I was wrong. I still love this site!!!
P.S. The Packer Plus (aka Packer report) tends to be harder and more critical towards the packers than most other sources. FYI.
|Sarah - 4107 Posts|
I just didn't want u to think that i had lost hope/faith with my team. Last year we started off so well, and then proceeded to fall apart. Now this year, we don't even have a good start. I had to reply because people who don't know me would think i had had it with my team.
As for your experience at Lambeau, those people seem kind of stupid. There they are at the best place on earth and they're complaining about how the Packers are playing during the PRESEASON? wow. That's something I'm worried about though. Like if everyone turns on Favre this year, and says "why doesn't he retire already?" I admit, the guy worries me sometimes when he throws record high interceptions during a game but the fact remains he has been the best thing to happen to the Packers, maybe ever. I remember watching a Lions game and James Stewart was having a good season and some idiot had a poster in the crowd that said "Barry who?" That's just insane. Barry Sanders was the greatest running back to play the game. To disrespect him like that is unforgiveable. I just hope no packer fan ever does that about favre.
P.S. I would love this site more if some of the other writers actually wrote articles. :)
|Jon - infinity + 1 posts|
Greatest running backs ever:
Jim Brown and Walter Payton
|Jeremy - 8968 Posts|
|Please, even Payton admitted Sanders was better than he ever was, and he wasn't just being modest.|
|Jon - Nutcan.com's kitten expert|
|I still think Payton was better. Even so...ain't no way Barry Sanders was better than Jim Brown.|
|PackOne - 1528 Posts|
|Speaking of death, there have been about three posts in the last three days.|
|Sarah - 4107 Posts|
Sarah Wrote - 09/28/2003 @ 05:31:58 PM
That's something I'm worried about though. Like if everyone turns on Favre this year, and says "why doesn't he retire already?" I admit, the guy worries me sometimes when he throws record high interceptions during a game but the fact remains he has been the best thing to happen to the Packers, maybe ever. I remember watching a Lions game and James Stewart was having a good season and some idiot had a poster in the crowd that said "Barry who?" That's just insane. Barry Sanders was the greatest running back to play the game. To disrespect him like that is unforgiveable. I just hope no packer fan ever does that about favre.
Eesh... the times they have a changed....
I like how I called the season over at like week 2 after we lost to the Cardinals and then the Cardinals beat the Vikings with that awesome play by Poole and we made the playoffs and then I got to to go the playoff game and then 4th and 26 happened.
|Alex - 3618 Posts|
|My dad still references 4th and 26 at least once per game.|
|Scott - Get Up! Get outta here! Gone!|
Alex Wrote - 11/23/2011 @ 06:02:19 PM
My dad still references 4th and 26 at least once per game.
There are support groups for that.
|Sarah - How do you use these things?|
|Maybe if I call this season over and done with the Packers will miraculously make the playoffs like they did back in aught three. A girl can dream. But seriously, how can they even call what the packers are right now an NFL team? Suuuuuuck fest.|
|Alex - I was too weak to give in Too strong to lose|
|Still at 85% playoff odds here, but division winner is down to a coin flip with the Vikings. http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2015-nfl-predictions/|
|Jeremy - 8968 Posts|
|The Vikings have a pretty brutal schedule ahead.|