Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stages of Grief

The Packers keep finding new ways to break my heart. Just when I'd begun to accept that it was going to be a humiliating rout (during the 2nd quarter), they came back and gave me reason to hope again.

After that brilliant onside kick early in the 3rd quarter, I thought for sure they would do that again after their last touchdown. Yes, the Cardinals would be expecting it, but it was really the Packers' best hope. It was not reasonable to expect the defense to stop the Cardinals with almost two minutes to play, given the way they had played all game. I also expected the Packers to go for two after their last touchdown, in order to take the lead even if they didn't get another chance to score.

I need to keep reminding myself that I didn't even expect the Packers to make the playoffs at the beginning of the season. Dammit.


Deekaman said...

When a team gives up 51 points, it's pretty unlikely they will win.

Three turnovers didn't help.

I'm used to heartbreak...I was a Cub fan until about 10 years ago.

Tim Morrissey said...

Sounds like you've progressed through all five stages (grief) and are in the "acceptance" mode. No whining about the missed face-mask call, either. Bonus points for correctly referring to "onside" (rather than "onsides") kick.

Anonymous said...

I think not having Al Harris and Aaron Kampmann available finally caught up with the defense. Still, they made a game of it after a sucky start. Compare that to New England's game with Baltimore. The Patriots had a similar start, and were never in the game.