Of course the Packers won't fail. They'll win their allotted number of games. We all guess anywhere from 10 to about 13, maybe 14. Now, if they were coming off a 7-9 season, that wouldn't be bad news, it would show improvement. The problem is, being stuck on 10-13 wins, then falling on your face in the playoffs, often getting blown out by an opponent, does not equate to winning. That's failure, plain and simple. The question is, why do we keep looking back, and saying; "Yeah! But we won 13 games! That was just a fluke!" The truth is, it's not a fluke, it's a formula for losing that becomes acceptable because you've had some success, therefore.... all is well. This is part of the "participation trophy" philosophy that starts with children. Everyone gets a trophy just for showing up, and guess what? We don't keep score, because it might make someone feel less about themselves. Lombardi said; "I finished 2nd once. I didn't like it." I guess that pretty much covers how I feel. It's time for McCarthy and Thompson to visit a new Lombardi Trophy, or hit the road!