Green Bay Packers Will Sign a Veteran Tackle and Other Predictions

August 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Enjoying an NFL season often depends on setting the right expectations for your team before the regular season kicks off.
This mindset is typically built on personal observations of practices and preseason games as well as media coverage and analysis.
A common problem with the equation is that the latter group may have a natural tendency to shade toward optimism in their coverage. Sports is a pastime for most people—it's an escape from the required duties in life.  
Media, whether locally or nationally-focused, is sensitive to this fact and therefore tends to focus on the positives for any given team as opposed to the negatives.  
Let's face it, a sobering view of a team's prospects doesn't usually create a frenzy for the publication. 
Having said that, presenting a team realistically isn't always a losing proposition. Pleasant surprise is probably one of the more undervalued commodities in the sports world—especially as compared to s...

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