Invoking the overused “it’s just the preseason”

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Over the last few weeks, I have noticed a frustrating trend with radio talk show people. They get people worked up about the poor performance of various NFL players, teams, coaches etc during preseason, but when someone else gets worked up about it, the host is often quick to invoke the “it’s just the pre-season, let’s not get carried away” argument – essentially trying to have it both ways. I’ve heard both Bill Johnson on ESPN Radio and “Sparky” on 1250 WSSP doing this. They might spend the first part of the show dissecting problems with the O-Line or D-Line or Rodgers and getting really worked up re poor preseason showings, but then by the end of the show, they suddenly take a more “big picture” or “mature” tact and drop lines like “it’s just the pre-season” or “it’s just one game” or “he’s just a rookie” or “nobody’s perfect” or “it’s not the end of the world”.

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4 Responses to “Invoking the overused “it’s just the preseason””

  1. Ron La Canne Says:

    Pre-season is not about the score of the game. It is all about how the game was played. Each subsequent pre-season effort should show improved performance in each position. If that is not happening the indication is you will have a slow start when payoff time comes. The Packers cannot afford a slow start with their schedule.

    Donald Driver was quoted today: “We must win. We need to lead the whole game and win.” He is serious about pre-season. So is Jeff Fisher , There is a strong possibility for a slow start with their schedule.who the Packers play in the last pre-season game.

  2. Ron La Canne Says:

    Cut and Paste must be too complex for me. The last sentence should have read — So is Jeff Fisher, who the Packers play in the last pre-season game.

  3. Joe Blow Says:

    someone actually listens to Sparky and 1250 WSSP?

  4. Donald's Designated Driver Says:

    It’s preseason for the radio guys, too. Don’t give them such a hard time.

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