Oh, Fat Mike… you scoundrel!
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was talking about the team’s goals for the season today. Frankly, the goal is the exact goal the Green Bay Packers should have. The one we all expect every year.
A Super Bowl win.
Here’s how McCarthy stated it.
“Division titles are important,” McCarthy said, “but I don’t lose any sleep over it. Because we have a bigger goal. We don’t hang divisional title banners around here. So, frankly, once you cross the threshold into the playoffs, it’s about getting to the final game and winning. I want everybody to think that way, and I want everybody to behave that way, and I want everybody to train that way and aspire for that to be.
“It would’ve been nice to say five in a row, but we’ll just have to start another run, I guess.”
Do you know who does hang division title banners?
That’s correct. The Minnesota Vikings hang them.
They unveiled that in their practice facility back in February. The Vikings and all of their idiot fans are really, really impressed with themselves for having won the NFC North in 2015.
You don’t get trophies for division championships though. Essentially, what we have with the Vikings is a Little Leaguer that gets a participation trophy just for being on the team and then displays it proudly on the mantle at home.