Cue up the band:
The NFC Championship Game.
This is the only tune that fits:
Ryan Grant hasn’t played since suffering a season-ending ankle injury in Week 1, but the Packers running back still could end up having an impact on Sunday’s NFC title-game showdown against the Bears.
As if being three-point underdogs (despite being the higher seed and playing on their home field) isn’t enough to feed the Bears’ eternal appetite for motivation through disrespect, they can use this Twitter post from Grant, sent Saturday night after Green Bay’s blowout win in Atlanta:
“1st n last tweet .Pack Fans might want 2 start booking flights 4 feb. Not looking ahead but u c we just have better players than other teams.”
That’s right, as if the Bears need more motivation. They’re 3 point underdogs on their home field to their most hated rival. Now they have to deal with Ryan Grant, who hasn’t played since September, making asinine comments.
Not for nothing, but seriously Grant, shut the hell up.
Last night, Aaron Rodgers gave one of the most unbelievable and dominating performances by an NFL quarterback that I’ve ever seen in my lifetime. And I’m saying this as a guy who’s been a Packer fan since 1990, and all throughout the Brett Favre years. Just absolute domination with the football, and he tore apart the Falcons secondary.
And now we’re going to the NFC Championship game!
There’s an amusing little football game going on today at 4:15 pm.
The game is in Philly, but that shouldn’t be too much of a problem for the Pack. Since Christmas, the weather here in New Jersey (I’m only about a 40 minute drive from Philly) has been more Green Bay-like than anything, with about 40+ inches of snow, and temperatures averaging around 30 degrees during the day. That’s not too much higher than the 23 degrees Green Bay will be getting today. Let’s hope the Packers defense shows up for this playoff game, unlike last years embarrassing first half performance vs the Cardinals.
Let’s go Pack!
Also, Ravens at Kansas City at 1 pm.
Yesterday morning, I went to get the paper and did some grocery shopping for the impending snow storm. As I got back to my place around 11 am, the snow flurries began. It didn’t stop until sometime early this morning.
Here in Central Jersey, we got about 18 inches, so it came down about almost two inches an hour. I just got in from shoveling out my car, but it was almost useless as there is a biting wind and I’d say the temperature is not getting above 30 degrees, which really doesn’t help at all.
I have no problem with snow and cold weather, but this is ridiculous. Winter is not even a week old, and it’s already picking up where last winter left off. Somebody pissed off the snow gods royally.
So basically, I’ve been inside since Christmas night. It’s worth noting that the Green Bay Packers shellacked the New York Giants yesterday afternoon at Lambeau Field, or rather, the Giants beat themselves with six…SIX…turnovers. It’s not done yet for the Packers as they finish out the season at Lambeau in what is essentially a play-off game versus the Bears. And nobody can confuse the Giants defense with Julius Peppers and the Bears. The playoffs begin for the Pack this Sunday. I’m hopefully optimistic.
It’s looking extremely tight, but the Packers have destiny in their own hands. This is why I don’t take “expert” predictions in June/July for a four-month season that begins in September.
The game plan is simple for Green Bay for later today and next week–don’t lose.
The legend of Favre is dead, and Aaron Rodgers killed it.
Aaron Rodgers and the Pack dismantled the Vikings today, with a robust 4 TDs and 301 yards. It was the Packers’ fourth straight victory, and swept the season series with the Vikings. More importantly, it should put an effective end to the whiny soap opera that is the Brett Favre story.
As a Packers fan, it’s tough to watch. But seriously, the guy should have hung up the cleats back in 2008, because since then, he’s embarrassed himself and his legend.
I’ve got a bad feeling about this game. The Pack has beaten up on one average team (Buffalo) and beat the Kolb-led Eagles lead in the opener at Philly (unleashing the despicable Michael Vick upon the NFL once again). And let’s not forget that Ryan Grant is gone for the season (although Brandon Jackson has been respectable so far).
But then again, it’s a division game at Soldier Field, so anything can happen.
Let’s go Pack!