Well preseason anyway. I don’t know about you but the first two games of preseason is just glorified televised practices. The only thing it is really good for is to let us (the fans) know which new guys should stay and who should go. The resulting wins and losses in a preseason really means nothing. Look at the statistics.
In the last 10 years 18 teams have been unbeaten and untied in preseason and then went on to post a combined regular-season record of only 130-158. In some cases great preseasons were a preview to great seasons. The 2005 Broncos had a perfect preseason and then had a 13-3 record. The 2013 Super Bowl Champions Seattle Seahawks had a 4-0 preseason. The 2010 Super Bowl Champions Green Bay Packers do so-so with a 2-2 in pre-season. Then you have the winless pre-season losers 82 Washington, 90 Buffalo Bills, and 00 New York Giants all who made Super Bowl appearances, Washington won.
But still I smile a little bit wider and walk a little bit taller when I see the green and gold on the field for the first time.
Here are a few dates that we all need to remember
- September 1: 4 PM ET deadline for teams to reduce their rosters to 75 players.
- September 5: 4 PM ET deadline for teams to reduce their rosters to 53 players.
- September 6: Players released the day prior can be claimed on waivers until 12 PM ET. Once Noon hits, those players are free agents and practice squads can start being formed.
- September 6: 4 PM ET deadline for players to be placed on Reserve/Injured as “Designated for Return.”
- October 16: After week 7 and before week 12, players on PUP can start practicing with the team, but have to be activated within 21 days of returning to practice.
- November 3: The NFL’s trade deadline expires at 4 PM ET.
- January 3: 17th Week of Regular Season Games. The Green Bay Packers win their division in convincing fashion.
Now if you have read through all of this this is where it gets really good!
Here at Found In Wisconsin we are running a contest for this years Packer Season.
Below you will find a Packer Schedule. Take your time and watch these preseason games to see how our team and new guys are working out. Then figure out which games you think we are going to win or lose in the regular season and your best guess at the scores. Guess the best and you win $100 at the end of the season!
You have until 11:59 a.m on September 13th to get your entire schedule entry to us. This includes your guess as to who the Super Bowl contenders will be and the final score (this is just in the event of a tie) You can email them to us, mail them to us, hand them to us, carrier pigeon them to us, drive them to us. However you want. They just have to be here before the first regular season game starts on September 13th for you to be eligible for the prize.
Our email is [email protected]
Our address is 513 Franklin St, Chilton, WI, 53014
At the end of the season we will announce who predicted the Packers record the best and they will win $100.
YES YOU HEARD ME!!! $100 BUCKAROOS
To be eligible to win you have to include in your entry – Your name – address, phone number, age and email – and if you are under the age of 18 you must have your parents enter for you. Once we receive your entry and verify it is done correctly we will send you a verification of your picks via email. Please make sure to check your spam folder or contact us if you have not heard from us by September 13th. We cannot accept late entries.
1 – Thursday, August 13 at New England Patriots 6:30 p.m.
2 – Sunday, August 23 at Pittsburgh Steelers 12 p.m.
3 – Saturday, August 29 Philadelphia Eagles (Midwest Shrine Game) 7 p.m.
4 – Thursday, September 3 New Orleans Saints (Bishop’s Charities Game) 6 p.m.
Regular Season – Picks Due
1 – Sunday, September 13 at Chicago Bears 12 p.m. _____
2 – Sunday, September 20 Seattle Seahawks 7:30 p.m. _____
3 – Monday, September 28 Kansas City Chiefs 7:30 p.m. _____
4 – Sunday, October 4 at San Francisco 49ers 3:25 p.m. _____
5 – Sunday, October 11 ST. Louis Rams *12 p.m. _____
6 – Sunday, October 18 San Diego Chargers *3:25 p.m. _____
7 – Sunday, October 25 BYE CBS
8 – Sunday, November 1 at Denver Broncos *7:30 p.m. _____
9 – Sunday, November 8 at Carolina Panthers *12 p.m. _____
10 – Sunday, November 15 Detroit Lions *12 p.m. _____
11 – Sunday, November 22 at Minnesota Vikings *12 p.m. _____
12 – Thursday, November 26 Chicago Bears 7:30 p.m. _____
13 – Thursday, December 3 at Detroit Lions 7:25 p.m. _____
14 – Sunday, December 13 Dallas Cowboys *3:25 p.m. _____
15 – Sunday, December 20 at Oakland Raiders *3:05 p.m. _____
16 – Sunday, December 27 at Arizona Cardinals *3:25 p.m. _____
17 – Sunday, January 3 Minnesota Vikings *12 p.m. ______
Super Bowl Challengers ______ vs _______ Score _____ / _____