A Word on the Packers’ 2015 Season

Tomorrow, the Packers play the Redskins for the Wild Card spot. Depending on the outcome, their season continues or ends.

I don’t know what will happen in the playoffs for the Packers. We can only wait to find out. I, much like all of Packer Nation, hope they win. I always want my team to win.

What I do know, however, is this: whether our season ends tomorrow or not, we all have to admit that this season has been one for the books. It’s been a helluva ride, with most excitement since the 2010 season.

I think my brother Todd said it best a few weeks ago: the heart-attack Pack is back. Perhaps not fully, but there are shades of HAP this season – including shades of Favre-esque, last-minute hurrahs.

From the good (the hail-mary against Detroit) to the bad (the embarassing loss to Arizona), it’s been a thrill-a-minute for sure. Whether you define this roller-coaster as “fun” is up to you – but I certainly do.

Explain how we went from 6-0 to 10-6 any way you want. The media certainly has, with plenty of blame to go around. And even if we didn’t get the Division title this year, we still have five titles under McCarthy – including four straight. That’s not nothing. This season hasn’t been the best, to be sure. But it’s still been one for the books. The highs approached the Heavens and the lows descended towards Hell.
And, you know what? I don’t think I’d have any other way. After all, Packers football is the closest thing I have to a religion.