Sunday, October 22, 2006

Sunday Fish Fry

As any good Wisconsinite knows, a Friday night fish fry is part of the state's cultural milieu. For those unfamiliar with this aspect of life in Wisconsin, all you need to do is wander on a Friday evening into any restaurant or bar that serves food and you can order up a plate of fish -- usually cod -- fried or broiled, french fries or potato pancakes, cole slaw, and bread or rolls. The really great places will also serve a relish tray. Often, this is an all-you-can-eat affair. Yum!

So, you may well be asking yourself, what does this have to do with today's Packers-Dolphins football game? Actually, I'm asking myself that right now, too. Hmmmm...

Oh, I know...the Dolphins are also known as the's going to be very warm in Miami...and I think the Packers are going to fry up those Fish in the form of a win! (I know, I really is a labored metaphor, but what the heck...)

Now, believe it or not, the Pack are 5-1/2 point underdogs going into this game. Against another one-win team! With Joey Harrington at quarterback! As one sports pundit put it, when you look at two not-so-good teams playing one another you look to the quarterbacks to help decide who should get the edge. Hmmm...Favre or Harrington? Gee, that's a tuffy, eh? Let's go with Favre, shall we? Brett will need a good running game today -- and getting Ahman Green back may -- may -- help in that regard. With basically only two proven wide receivers now available, the passing game needs a decent running game to have a chance of working. The Packers are 5-2 vs. Joey Harrington (how'd those 2 get in there???). OK, that was all vs. Detroit. But so far, the Fish aren't looking particularly great either.

The Packers' defense in the past has been able to rattle Harrington. If they can do the same again today, the Pack stands to come home with a win. It will be a tasty Sunday Fish fry indeed!