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Still scared

Posted Sunday, January 13, 2008, at 11:25 PM

Are you afraid of this man? I am now.
First of all, let me please extend my condolences to all of the Colts fans who might read this. I mean that. It's also deeply disturbing to me that the only thing standing between the Patriots and a Super Bowl berth is a team whose top three offensive threats are all currently "questionable" for the AFC championship game. It makes me want to vomit, honestly.

But enough of that. I'm not here to whine about the Colts; I'm here to whine about the Packers.

Now, why, you might ask, would I whine about a team who is about to host its first NFC championship game in 10 years? It's because I don't believe they're any good. My team is average at best and they have been overachieving all year long.

They're sure to be exposed next week.

(Okay, fine. They might be pretty good, but I'm not going to say that outside of parentheses, because that would be admitting that I actually believed it.)

And admitting it would be like kissing the season and a Super Bowl appearance goodbye.

You see, I've spent all season believing the Packers weren't very good, and it has served me wonderfully. Incidentally, the only two games I've felt supremely confident entering were the two Bears games, and those were both ridiculous losses. (freakin' Bears)

That means the Packers are an outstanding 14-1 in games in which I thought, "I'm not sure about the Pack this week."

(By the way, that other loss was to the Cowboys, who the Giants beat Sunday afternoon. YEAH, BABY!)

But, I'll say it again, "I'm not so sure about the Pack this week." (Wink, wink.) Seriously, the Giants are now 9-1 on the road this season. You think Lambeau Field scares them? Think again.

Never mind that the Packers won 35-13 in week two at Giant Stadium. That was week two. And besides, we all know the Giants suck at home. (Maybe that's because it's not really home. Why the heck do the New York Giants and New York Jets play their home games in New Jersey? But that's a rant for another time.)

So it's settled. Past performance doesn't matter. The Packers are doomed.

Giants fans might as well pack two suitcases -- one for Green Bay and one for Glendale. Just don't get the Wisconsin bag mixed up with the Arizona bag. That would be a disaster.

(But we all know what I really think. But, SHH! Don't tell the football gods. I still have them fooled, as long as they don't read in the parentheses.)

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Jared ya know what I have been like that with my teams for years? WHen the PAcers were at their height in the mid 90's I would watch the first quarter, listen to it on the radio until midway through the 4th then turn it back on. I was a freak about that stuff.

-- Posted by jaredscousin on Mon, Jan 14, 2008, at 1:00 AM

Since my two teams are now out (Cowboys and Colts) I am forced to root for anyone to beat the Patriots!

-- Posted by indtonyc on Tue, Jan 15, 2008, at 8:41 AM

Now Jared.......I spoke with Favre earlier tonight. (He calls on most Friday nights around 8pm to catch up) Anyway, he said he feels confident about Sunday. He states he knows we will be cheering the loudest we ever have. Also, we were left with the insight to carry our homemade penalty flag close, for the obvious reasons. I left my wisdom and reminded him that he has the "special toxin" in his system that no other man has ever had. This toxin is to ease joint movement and increase the blood to muscle in extreme circumstances such as the frozen tundra. It made him proud.Oh, he also said tell you hi......LET'S GO PACK!!!

-- Posted by FavresBestBuddy on Fri, Jan 18, 2008, at 11:41 PM

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