Hello everyone and welcome to the Pack Recap. Over the last few weeks, we have taken a look at the Packers 1992 season and some of the people that mattered most to it. Today, we begin our 1993 season entries. Today, I would like to focus on how I felt as a fan during this time.
Heading into that season, I was a young and impressionable 8 year old. So, needless to say, Brett Favre was the best quarterback in the league, Sterling Sharpe was the best receiver, and the Packers were going to go 16–0 on their way to a Super Bowl victory. And I would consider myself realistic.
Of course, that didn’t happen. Favre was an up and comer who had an up and down season. But 1992 had provided us glimpses of his potential. Sterling Sharpe was indeed one of the best receivers in the league, so I was close to right on that one. But Green Bay was not winning every game, even with signing the great Reggie White in the offseason, which we will discuss in a future post.
But that was the difference. As an 8 year old, I was optimistic. And so were my parents. It was a season where they actually thought they could win some games and maybe make the playoffs. I would hear horror stories of the 70’s and 80’s, and the fact that they thought we were past that spoke volumes to me. Not to mention, my older brothers were excited as well. The people around me influenced my feelings obviously, and their optimism reflected in me. So I guess I would say that the feeling in Green Bay was cautious optimism heading into that long ago season. Not from me, but from a lot of others.
So, the stage is now set to begin the season analysis in earnest next week. Hope you guys join me for the ride.
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