No surprise that the world champion (never get tired of saying that ) Packers are getting a lot of national attention:
* Thursday nighter at Lambeau vs. the Saints to open up the year Sept. 8 * Sunday night return to the Georgia Dome Oct. 9 * Oct. 23 at the Vikes'll likely be a nat'l game * MNF returns to Lambeau w/ the damn Vikes Nov. 14 * The Turkey Day tradition that Lombardi hated lives on! Back to Ford Field Nov. 24 * Back to the new digs in Jersey (this time to play the Giants) Dec. 4'll likely be another nat'l game * Da Bears come to Lambeau Xmas night on NBC
Putting Bears @ Packers on Christmas is really putting a crimp in my plans to finally make a pilgrimage to Lambeau (my brother is a Bears fan). I was counting on it being the opening game (although I recognized that the Saints were the other possibility).
It is the policy of the documentary crew to remain true observers and not interfere with its subjects. "Well. Shit." -hansen9j Go Pack Go! (Champs!) Let's Go Riders!
Ladies and gentlemen, the following public service message is brought to you by your friends from D-Generation X, who would like to remind each and every one of you that if you're not down with that, we've got two words for you... I'm glad to see the NFL show my Bucs some respect finally (with two primetime home games, against Indy on MNF and Dallas on NFL Network), but man, some of their choices stunk from a personal perspective. I was all set to make a trip to Nashville for the game against the Titans, and they stuck the game on Thanksgiving weekend (meaning it's pretty much an automatic no-go). I also said I'd make Green Bay happen as long as it was before Thanksgiving, but I wasn't expecting it to be the WEEK BEFORE Thanksgiving, brrr. (Still probably going to go, though, along with Minnesota in September and the home games against N'awlins and Dallas.)
smark/net attack Advisory System Status is: Elevated (Holds; June 18, 2006) While the switch from Cena to RVD should alleviate some complaints, the inevitability of the belt's return to Cena (note where Summerslam is this year) and the poor initial showing by the new ECW are enough to keep the indicator where it is for now. The pieces are in place, though, especially on RAW, for improvements to be made to the IWC's psyche in the near future.
-How in the world does Jacksonville get 2 home MNF games? To showcase for L.A.?
I would assume the NFL thinks they're going to be a contender, and since they were in the thick of the playoffs all last year, that's not too far-fetched of an idea. And also, they got all their home games on TV last year, so I don't think they're a candidate for LA at this point.
EDIT: But since you're Titan fan, I assume you know all that because they're division rivals.
Let me give you some of my thinking as to why I made the picks I made. Kassim Osgood got thrown in cause I really wasn't sure who to take at that position and I enjoyed seeing him blow up a couple of Broncos yesterday.