The 2018 season will be the Green Bay Packers’ 100th season of play. The organization is already starting to unveil their plans to celebrate. Part of that plan is telling the NFL they want to open their 100th season at home.
The Packers have submitted a formal request to the league as such. It is expected to be granted.
It is also rumored that the team is under strong consideration to get the Sunday night game in week 1. The full NFL schedule is expected to be released next week.
Now the question is who comes to town?
In addition to their NFC North foes, the Packers get the Cardinals, 49ers, Bills, Dolphins and Falcons at home. Frankly, you can throw those five teams out the window right now. This decision comes down to the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears.
The Vikings, having won the division in 2017, are probably the sexier match-up. However, I say bring in the Bears.
First of all, the Packers don’t want to open the 2018 season with a loss. Even with Aaron Rodgers, the Vikings are still a stronger team than the Packers. Second, why wouldn’t you want to open season 100 against your oldest rival?
The Bears make a lot of sense. What doesn’t make sense is this statement from team president Alfred E. Neuman.
“Our motto is you only turn 100 once,” president Mark Murphy said.
Really? That’s the Packers’ motto? Can that even be considered a motto or is it just a statement, Al?
But besides that, the Packers’ motto isn’t about excellence or victory or something like that? Your motto is about turning 100? That’s the stupidest motto I’ve ever heard, Ginger Gap Tooth.