(me in 15 years during a Packer Hall of Fame Q&A)
Question I've seen floating around the internet today is whether or not this Packer/Seahawk preseason game means more than an ordinary preseason contest. To which I would quote Jim Halpert by saying: Absolutely it does. Look there's no doubt that in the grand scheme of things, in terms of record, etc. it doesn't mean much. But after we got Bret Hart Montreal-ed in Seattle last season, it certainly has a little extra kick. Saying that this game is 'just a preseason' game is like saying that opening day in baseball is 'just one of 162' or saying that a Magnum PI episode is 'just regular TV.' Erroneous! Erroneous on both counts! Now is there anything that can happen tonight that will resolve the incident last year? Probably not. But seeing Golden Tate getting hit-sticked by MD Jennings might give me a little satisfaction. Actually you know what should have happened? Put Lance Easley in a dunk tank outside of Lambeau before game time. $5 a ball all going to a cancer research or the human fund or something. We'd have more 'money for people' than you could bat an eye at. Mark Murphy would be stockpiling stacks of cash in a New Mexico desert like Walter White. But yeah, I think if you believe this is just an ordinary preseason game you're loony tunes.
PS: You know that Lance Easley actually wrote a book about that call? And it's making serious bank! I think it's called 'Making the Call' or 'I screwed an entire team from getting home field advantage by making one of the worst calls in the history of football and shouldn't be allowed within 50 miles of an organized NFL game ever again.' Something like that. And of it's 22 reviews, TWENTY ONE are a 5 out of 5! And then there's this guy:
Preach Eric! Preach!
Double PS: Percentage chance Eric Heidenreiter is actually Ted Thompson? 80%.