My Packers are in last place in NFC NorthPublished 9:20am Thursday, September 13, 2012
Column: Thanks for Listening
OK, let me have it!
My Green Bay Packers lost to the San Francisco 49ers 30-22 on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
What? Yes, I know that the Minnesota Vikings won in overtime to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 26-23. Yes. Yes, I know it marks the first time since 2006 that the Packers lost their season opener. I agree Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder looked much better at the position this year. I am very happy for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
I do know that the Packers are 0-1 and in last place in the NFC North. What? I do also know the Vikings are tied with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions for first at 1-0. I would also agree that the Vikings should beat the lowly Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Yes, tonight’s Packers game will be tough against the Bears. No, I would not like the Packers to start the season 0-2. Do I think it is too early to purchase Viking Super Bowl tickets? No. I think you should spend as much money as possible on that smart purchase.
You see, being friends — I think — with fans of the Vikings, Lions and Bears does have its downfalls. Like when they all win on opening day of the 2012-2013 football season and my team — the Packers — lose.
What? Yes, this was only a sampling of all the questions that my friends had for me. Yes, I did clean up all of the language for print. No, I will not say “Skol Vikings.”
Happy birthday in advance to Alden resident Gladys Weyrum, age 102. “Live for today,” Weyrum said. “Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow isn’t here yet.”
I absolutely love her way of thinking. Bless you, my dear. You made my whole week. Thank you.
And, yes, I needed it after well, you know, you may have heard, the Packers lost.
Tribune Publisher Scott Schmeltzer’s column appears every Thursday.