21 January 2008

Yeah, But It's A Dry Cold

Well, the unexpectedly amazing Green Bay Packers season has come to an end, one game short of the Super Bowl, with their heartbreaking 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Giants last night at Lambeau Field. The frozen tundra. Home of the Ice Bowl. Etc.
The temperature on the field at gametime was hovering right around zero, with windchills around 20-25 below zero. I tried to send some positive mojo to my beloved team in Green Bay by brushing the snow off my car in the driveway wearing only my Meat Puppets t-shirt, which is quite threadbare after 20 years, but apparently it wasn't quite enough mojo.

It would appear Bart Starr was trying to give some of his own potent brand of Packer mojo to Brett Favre, but even his mojo wasn't enough. No, there's not enough mojo in the whole state of Wisconsin to overcome one of Favre's inexplicable passes into coverage. Packerland lives and dies by Favre's right arm and left brain hemisphere, and last night we died, every last bitterly cold one of us.

It was a hard fought game under extreme circumstances, to be sure, but there were few highlights by either team. Ryan Grant, the best running back in the NFL in the second half of the season, who ran for 201 yards against the Seahawks just a week ago, was shut down by a now-formidable Giants defense. Indeed, the only real Packer highlight was Favre's 90 yard TD pass to Donald Driver in the second quarter, a new franchise post-season record.

Oh yeah, and the monster hit Atari Bigby (Winona Rough Ryders, holla!) put on Plaxico Burress. Fuckin' A!

Anyways, it's over, it's done. Most likely jinxed by the local media and their whole RETURN TO GLORY angle, which pre-supposed that the Packers would not only go to the Super Bowl, but actually beat the Patriots when they did. If we had Hines Ward on our team, well yeah, then I would have agreed.

But what the fuck do I know? Before the season started, I predicted the Packers would go 6-10 to finish third in the NFC North.

Hotcha! Hank

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude, i threw a big brick at the TV seconds after favre threw his big brick... i wanted to see 'em win too. oh well, like a dedicated LIONS fan, you get used to saying "maybe next year...". say it with me: "maybe next year..." good! you're gettin' it. one more time: "maybe next year...". excellent! (hehe)

hiya HANK! how's kicks?

January 22, 2008 5:58 PM  
Blogger Hank Mohaski said...

Maybe next year...Maybe next year...

Hiya Grub! Kicks are good, nevermind my previous whiny Smiths post...Hope yr doing well in the big Mitten...Warmer weather heading our way next week, so hopefully for you as well...

I certainly feel for you Lions fans...Back when the Packers won their Super Bowl in 97, I went to Vegas to watch the game, and we sat with some Lions fans, who were damn good people, and we all lamented the Lions poor luck, even with the amazing Barry Sanders leading the team...

We hate the Vikings and their fans with a passion here in WI, and we dislike, but respect the Bears...With the Lions, ya can't help but root for 'em...Right now, they need a better front office and offensive line if they want to get to the promised land...

Maybe next year!

January 24, 2008 10:33 AM  

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