In an effort to try an ease the pain I am going to give you my 2007 year in review of each game as I remember them. Given time to let the emotion that I am so criticized for subside, here is my take on the Packers’ 2007 season.
September 9, the Philadelphia Eagles, Lambeau Field. They went to Jarrett. I went in to this game hoping we could keep it close, but with the Packers’ history with the Eagles recently, I figured a loss was a pretty good possibility. The Packers hadn’t proved anything yet and the Eagles were seemingly the better team. Who knows what would have happened had not Jarrett Bush recovered the Eagles’ fumbled punt with 59 seconds left? If only he would have done the same thing when his hands were on the ball in the playoff game against New York.
In any case, the Packers beat the Eagles and looking back I can’t remember feeling any better leaving Lambeau Field that day than any other game all year. I don’t know why exactly, but that was a great day at Lambeau and looking back it set a tone for the whole season.
Week two in New York, I took my rips on the blog but the Packers destroyed the Giants in New York to go 2-0. I thought this game was more the Giants sucking than the Packers being good. How wrong did that turn out to be? I’m not a rocket scientist.
The third game brought San Diego to Green Bay and a buddy of mine got me tickets in row one behind the Packers’ bench. While I couldn’t see much on the field, for one game it was absolutely worth the money. To see the interaction on the sidelines up close and personal was priceless. You can see my pictures on the the Packernet picture gallery. To watch the reaction when Favre hit Jennings for the game-winner will be forever etched in my memory. A classic moment by a Hall of Fame quarterback. One of those plays you like to tell people you were at.
I have to say I was fairly confident going into Minnesota in week four. The thing that worried me the most was the Packers’ 3-0 record. I thought the Vikings sucked, but the history of the Green Bay Packers at Minnesota always worries me. Some strange sh…., excuse me, stuff, has happened in that dome. However, the Packers ripped sh…, excuse me, stuff, up and rolled to 4-0. At this point I was living a dream. I mean, how can the Green Bay Packers have won eight straight games?
It is amazing how life changes in Green Bay from week to week during fall, at this point, life is good.
More to come…