Green Bay Packers: Eyes Wide Open

By now you’ve heard of the Netflix movie Birdbox, or at least seen the internet memes maybe?

Starring Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes and John Malkovich the Netflix original has characters in a post-apocalyptic world, trying to avoid a monster by navigating the world blindfolded.

The monster, when you see it, takes the form of your worst fears.

Surviving, the characters build uncommon relationships layered with some trust issues.

And while this blog isn’t meant to be a Netflix movie review, I found myself chuckling at the similarities between my feelings this past weekend and that of the hit movie.

I knew the Packers hadn’t made the playoffs, but as Wild Card weekend kicked off, it was my worst fear as a Green Bay Packer fan, in high definition, instant replay, full color with endless analysis and hype of teams not including the Packers.

100% support for no one team still competing; I’ll cheer against every team still competing.

To survive what’s yet to come on the road to the Super Bowl I’ll keep the same strategy and pledge weak, three hour, alliances with other fans.

When (insert team name here) loses, we all win, right?

Salty, I know, but I’m watching and surviving.

For you see, playoff football is a treasured time for fans which sometimes shakes out stranger than fiction.

Just like that, with one double doink, all order is restored in NFC North universe.

A 13x World Champion vibe always, all eyes on head coach Matt LaFleur.

As my colleagues have reported, LaFleur will be the 15th head coach of the Green Bay Packers in their 100 years of history. Pretty cool.

And while I’d don’t know his movie preferences yet, I trust he studies film other than Netflix originals.