Thursday, September 18, 2008

Week 2 - Oh Captain! My Captain!

The NFL's misguided journey into captain's patches continues. For those who missed them last season, they're standardized across the entire League. Squarish patch featuring bold C and four stars below - one gold star for every year spent as Captain. Guess the NFL will institute term limits so nobody goes after four. And considering that the League doesn't count any years before the 2007 season, one can only presume that all Captains will be required to start over with a single gold star after their mandatory year out of office.

As with last year, the Packers select their captains on a week-to-week basis, which means that there isn't enough time to sew the ugly things on. I'm presuming that when and if the Packers make the playoffs (looking more like "when", with this nice 2-0 start, but let's not get ahead of ourselves), they'll have postseason captains, and that means we'll see them again in January:

Photo: Tom Lynn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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