Tonight my two favorite football teams take the field against each other and I'm faced with a dilemma... Who do I root for? (FYI - this isn't the question of the day)
If they face each other during the regular season, it's simple. Who needs the win more? Who has the best chance to make the playoffs? These are the things I take into consideration when I decide who I'm going to root for.
If it's the playoffs, that's a different story. Who has the best chance to make it into the Super Bowl? That's what it comes down to.
Now, preseason is a whole different story. I typically could care less about the preseason, because it doesn't count towards the regular season. It's a time for a team to determine who's going to start and who's going to be cut. When the Hawks beat the Titans last week, I didn't even blink... because it's meaningless to me. And when the Browns beat the Pack last week, I didn't break anything, nor did I have to attend my anger management class. Why? Because the only thing I cared about was that Aaron Rodgers had a decent game.
Don't get me wrong... I love the preseason. I'll be scouring the internet tonight looking for this game. And when I find it, I'll enjoy every minute of it. It'll be a chance for me to learn some of the 2nd and 3rd stringers names. I'll have an opportunity to watch rookies Bryan Bulaga and Golden Tate take the field.
Most importantly... I'm assuming that this game is a sign of good things to come. The last time these teams face each other in the preseason (2007), they met again 5 months later in the playoffs. I'm hoping that they're establishing a pattern and we'll see them face off against each other in this year's NFC Conference Championship game.