Given the way 2011 ended for the Green Bay Packers, with that bitter, stomach-churning upset to the New York Giants in the postseason. Which shut the door on the promising, dominating 15-1 regular season, and opened the door for the 9-7 Giants to beat the New England Patriots and win the Super Bowl. (In other words, a NFL version of the 83-79 St. Louis Cardinals winning the 2006 World Series)
Time is already here to move on to 2012.
And the Pack preseason schedule is already out.
They’ll open with a ESPN game at the San Diego Chargers in week one, take on the Cleveland Browns in week two, visit the Cleveland Browns in week three and host the Kansas City Chiefs in week four.
And I look forward to blogging about all these games. As a shareholder in the team, I’m now a part owner. And an owner reporting on his own team is thereby a conflict-of-interest.
I love it. I feel so dirty.
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