It happens every time. The Packers lose and fans lose their senses. The message boards and blogs are filled with vitriol this morning. McCarthy Sucks!, Thompson Sucks, Fire Everybody! As loyal as Packer fans are in filling Lambeau in good times and bad...there is also a faction of fans that are front-runners of the highest order. Everything is cool & groovy as long as Green Bay wins every week. Well guess what...the NFL doesnt work that way. It's a mighty thin line from the best team to the worst and when you lose 6 starters from an already banged up team including playmakers like Finley and Mathews, plus have your quarterback suffer a concussion, the margin for error is pretty small. And the Packers made errors, make no mistake about that. It appears to me that Charles Woodson doesnt think the pass interference rules apply to him. He holds or knocks the reciever early on almost every play and then whines about it when he gets flagged. Were the Packers a Super Bowl contender going into the season? Yes...with the caveat that all teams operate under..."if they stay healthy". There is alot of football to be played this season and plenty of time to "fire everybody" when the season is over.
Brett Bielema went for a two-point conversion in a blow out game on Saturday. Is this a big deal? Tim Brewster (who appears to be one of those coaches who's pissed off all the time) thinks it is. Bielema says the coaches card dictates what he does in that circumstance. That's weak. He knew that people would be upset and yet he did it anyway. Something must have happened at some point to cause a rift between these two coaches. He doesnt do it against Joe Paterno.
Some great baseball playoff games over the weekend including yesterday's Giants comeback over Atlanta. It looked like Menasha native Eric Hinske's two run homer in the 8th had given the Braves the win...but SF scored two in the 9th. Atlanta closer Billy Wagner, who is retiring at the end of this season was not available. He was removed from the playoff roster with an injury.Tampa Bay has also recovered and forced a Game 5 in their series with Texas.
Watched an excellent sports movie over the weekend. You should rent 'The Express" if you havent seen it yet. It's the true story of Ernie Davis who won the Hesiman for Syracuse in 1960 and led them to a national championship while he and his two black teammates suffered all kinds of indignities while playing southern teams and beating Texas in the Cotton Bowl. Davis developed leukimia and died at the age of 23 before ever playing a down for the Cleveland Browns . Dennis Quaid is fabulous as coach Ben Schawartzwalder
Songs of the Day (from my I-Pod)
Good Golly Miss Molly-Little Richard (1958) the kind of song that drove parents in the 50's crazy.
Good Lovin Gone Bad-Bad Company (1974) a classic rock band with Paul Rodgers belting it out. If you had to pick a vocalist to front a rock band Rodgers would be high on the list.