To be honest I have no idea what connection that video clip has with the Packer game last night. I initially googled 'dog crap' to find a picture to throw in here because that's essentially what we watched last night, then I did a little google choose your own adventuring and ended up on this video clip which is one of my all time favorite Billy Madison clips. Plus it's Friday, I get paid in meatballs and I'm on the verge of a week long vacation. Motivation ain't exactly high at Strange Brew international headquarters.
Anyhow, I, like many I'm sure, am repeating this phrase this morning: it's only preseaon, it's only preseason, it's only preseason. Because the display last night wasn't pretty. Again, in preseason games I basically measure success with one acid test: is Aaron Rodgers alive. If I can answer that question 'yes' I consider the game a success regardless of the outcome. So we've got that going for us. On the flip side I don't care if it's preseason, regular season or otherwise, getting curbstomped by the Cleveland Browns is never a good look. The defense made Montario Hardesty look like Jim Brown, our running game is non-existent and Graham Harrell looked like anything BUT Matt Flynn version 2.0.
That being said I'm not sure how much you can really take from Harrell's performance considering he was playing with the island of misfit toys. That's something I flat out NEVER understand about preseason games. Like a stated goal of this preseason for us was to find out if Graham Harrell can hold his own if (bite your tongue!) Aaron Rodgers ever goes down. So what do we do? Throw him out there with 3rd string offensive linemen, a 4th string running back and wide receivers who probably wouldn't make the cut in the XFL. Makes sense right? That'd be like telling him to win an auction on ebay with dial up internet, or shoot an Academy Award winning film with a cell phone camera. Like why not give him some weapons to see if he can get his Shane Falco on.
Otherwise Rodgers and Nelson looked in regular season form with that bullet to the back of the end zone and Charles Woodson seems to always be getting better. Guy's like Benjamin Button. Looks younger and faster every year. Except he's a little more black than Benjamin. And he doesn't leave you feeling totally underwhlemed after you see it. But beyond that, same concept.
So I guess the end game is to just chalk this one up to being an exhibition and continue the countdown to San Fran week 1. Unless you had money on last night's game, then you might not be able to move on so easily. But only a real degenerate would acutally bet real life money on a preseason football game. Hahaha.....yeah. So if you'll excuse me I'm just going to delete my facebook page and lay low for a while. Right.
PS: I suppose instead of being mad about the Packers I'll just be happy for Browns fans. I mean this might be all they have to be happy about for a while. Hell the Packers could probably just write this game off as a charitable donation. Cleveland, yeah!