Greetings from the frozen (although unseasonably warm) Tundra, friends!
Uff da. That's the only thing that I can come up with right now: Uff da.
Uff da, for you non-Midwesterners (per Wikipedia) is "often used in the Upper Midwest as a term for sensory overload. It can be used as an expression of surprise, astonishment, exhaustion, relief and sometimes dismay."
Uff da, indeed.
The Packers-Chiefs game today was probably the most painful football game I have ever watched. And this was before Derek Sherrod's injury.
Dropped passes, missed routes and no protection for Aaron Rodgers. Do you remember a game where Aaron Rodgers spent more time on the ground?
Jordy Nelson—who's number seemed to be on the lips of every single official on the field for pass interference, in addition to a penalty during the failed onside kick—had a game where the announcers weren't speaking of him like he was their long lost best friend. Jermichael Finley, per Locker Room Live, had 10 passes, three of which he caught.
Missed blocks on the defense, missed opportunities: That was just painful.
So yeah: uff da seems to sum it up nicely.
Despite the loss today, the sky is still where it should be, the rivers in Wisconsin have not turned to blood and there have been no reports of plagues of locusts descending upon the great state of Wisconsin.
The Green Bay Packers will return to Wisconsin to—quite possibly—an incredibly intoxicated, and stunned, fanbase. Monday morning will arrive just on schedule, so surly Packers fans (who have not been surly since the last loss nearly a year ago), can return to work and glare at co-workers who have the audacity to comment on today's game.
But, we have next week, Packers fans. We have the Chicago Bears next week at Lambeau.
And it is an opportunity to have home field advantage in the playoffs. With that being said, friends, sober up, find a designated driver and keep your head up.