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Take 10 minutes out of your day to sit and laugh at Packers fans.

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The Green Bay Packers’ season isn’t over yet. Yes, they’ve lost three straight. Yes, they’ve fallen to third in the NFC North after a 4-1 start. Yes, they’ve looked hopeless and hapless since losing Aaron Rodgers to a broken collarbone. And yes, Rodgers isn’t even eligible to return until Week 15, but it seems unlikely he’ll be ready by then.

Oh, maybe the Packers’ season is over.

And that is music not only to the ears of Detroit Lions fans but to everyone outside of Green Bay in the NFC North. The Packers’ reign of terror is dangerously close to being toppled for good in 2017, and it’s time to rub it in.

Green Bay has won the division five out of the past six years and have made the postseason in nine of the past 10 seasons—and 19 of the past 24 years. This is a Packers fanbase that, if they’re under the age of 30, has no idea what it looks like to struggle. They don’t know how to handle adversity.

And so with that in mind, we’re going to do a deep dive into Packers fandom on this troublesome Tuesday in Wisconsin.

TRADE AARON RODGERS

Yes, this is a thing. You thought the Matthew Stafford critics were crazy, but there are actually some (okay, maybe just one guy) advocating the Packers trade Aaron Rodgers now, while he still has some value at his old age.

From Acme Packing Company’s comment section (h/t to our Twitter friend @bigslickmcdick):

You guys are probably going to call me crazy and stupid. But why not trade nelson and Rodgers for picks. Reload. I’m sure the browns will trade a shit tone of picks for rodgers. And we can get a decent 3rd for Nelson. Both have had major injuries Nd getting old, i believe both will be 34 next yr. Start the rebuild while they hold high value.

(To Packers fans’ credit, most did call him crazy and stupid)

FIRE EVERYONE (especially DC Dom Capers)

More from APC:

This game should explicitly prove that Mike McCarthy is not a good head coach. Two weeks to prepare for that?

Everyone needs to be fired after this season. Green Bay needs a culture change otherwise Rodgers is either gonna retire with just one ring or win another in a different uniform.

Rodgers is the only good player on this team – there is such a huge lack of talented players on this team and it showed last week and showed again tonight. ZERO PLAYMAKERS

From Packers reddit:

CAPERS HAS TO GTFO!!!! Only reason he still has a job is because they have the best QB of all time. I pray that they don't use the injury excuse for the 5th year in a row.

From the APC Facebook page:

(at least he admits he’s spoiled)

Even APC writer Jason B. Hirschhorn believes it may be time for a change on the defensive side of the ball:

However, the defense has enough talent to perform at a higher level than it has, and a change at coordinator looks like the most viable way to resolve the problem.

CheeseheadTV.com is also calling for Capers’ head

WE ARE THE BROWNS

This, to me, is the epitome of Packers fandom. They’re so unfamiliar with losing that they think when they’ve lost three straight they are automatically the worst team in the league. If they were to ever actually be the worst team in the league, I fear what they would do to themselves.

From JSOnline’s comment section:

I am for one done watching this crap and will . not attend another game as long as TT, MM and DC are there - waste of my time and money. Green Bay packer fans - welcome to the 70's and 80's style of Packer football - we are becoming the Cleveland Browns of the NFC

From APC comments:

I don’t think that’s a hot take anymore – it’s been proven to be true the last 2.5 games

The Packers are at the level of the Browns and Niners without Rodgers

More Facebook:

From CheeseheadTV’s comment section:

They might beat Tampa Bay or Cleveland but don't be surprised if the Browns win their first game of the year against the Packers.


Now this isn’t to say all Packers fans can’t handle adversity well. I admittedly picked some of the worst comments out there, and God knows there are those kind of fans for every team, but, still, it’s fun to see some Packers fans in full meltdown mode for once. Hopefully, the Patriots are up next.