Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 8/23/13
Mark Twain once wrote, “Comparison is the death of joy.” I think he may have been talking about NFL preseason football. The Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks are set to face off for the penultimate preseason game — the most important preseason contest on the whole blankety-blanking exhibition schedule tonight. At the risk of committing wanton acts of homicide against joy, this meeting between the two teams offers a few interesting comparisons — particularly since the final score is of little importance in such exhibitions. Medic! Both teams have experienced some headline-grabbing injuries. Seattle has been forced to endure the ignominy of watching its $67 million man, Percy Harvin, be placed on the shelf for most, if not all, of the 2013 season. The Seahawks’ other preferred lead receiver, Sidney Rice, jetted off to Switzerland a few weeks ago for treatment of chronic tendinitis. He is back and practicing again, but it’s a condition that bears watching. The ...
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