By:  Jason “Big J” Allen

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Thanks to @sports_contessa I have the difficult task of compliment my most hated franchise growing up…  The GREEN BAY PACKERS!  This is the team that I watched many 49ers defeats especially at the hands of number 4 Bret Favre.  Now it’s a new era, the Packers have won a championship since the gunslinger has faded into the sunset.  After a few disappointing post Super Bowl years, I will now tell Cheese Head Nation why they should feel Optimistic about 2013!

1.  Aaron Rodgers.  The Packers have the best QB in the universe right now.  What more can I say.

2.  ARod!  In a league dominated by quarterback play, what team has a better one than the Packers.  He easily makes all the WR around him better.  Watch how great Greg Jennings will fair with Christian “Which way did he go” Ponder.

3.  “The People’s Champ”.  You arguably have the most likable player in the league outside of Peyton Manning and…  Tebow?  Ok, but at this point even with the critics still trying to take shots at him (holding the ball to long),  former teammates hating (Greg Jennings, and Donald Driver).  Yet in still we “ALL LOVE” The People’s Champ!  Can’t wait to see the Super Uppercut celebration, and the discount double check (Just not in week 1 please).

4.   Yea you guessed it…  Eddie Lacy!  Watching this young man in preseason I noticed the fierceness in the way he runs ala Stephen Jackson.  I didn’t think he was as elusive in college, but so far he has made people miss and is running through people if needed.  I will hate to see him barreling through the hole in the 4th quarter.  Shout out to Johnathan Franklin, who looks to be a stud too.

5.  Injury Bug shouldn’t strike again.  I know you have some earlier injuries (Brian Bulaga), but nothing can be worse than last year.  Last year the Packers were destroyed by injury.  Welcome back Jordy Nelson.  A healthy Clay Mathews.  Some of the older injured players are gone Cedric Benson, Charles Woodson, to name a few.  If the Pack can stay healthy, then they are a top 4 team in the league.

*Bonus* Your division usually self destructs.  Lions are an undisciplined mess regardless of the talent.  The Bears have Jay Cutler…  I repeat the Bears have Jay Cutler. The Vikings have Christian Ponder, should I even go on?

*Bonus #2* You have Aaron Rodgers!  Shout out to Mike Nolan for picking Alex Smith!

Thank you @sports_contessa

Jason "Big J" Allen  @UnsportsmenBigJ

Jason “Big J” Allen