After this latest embarrassment by the Packers in their 35-0 drubbing by the Pats, I decided that it was time to ask a famous Packer fan about his thoughts on the game. So I dialed up Tom Cruise at his Italian hotel where he is spending his honeymoon with his new bride, Katie Holmes. Here is our conversation:
CC: Hey Tom, thanks for talking with me today.
Tom: No problem Craig, that was one hell of a loss wasn't it? I had to watch it with my Eyes Wide Shut.
CC: No kidding. How do you deal with it when the Packers play this badly?
Tom: Well, I don't make any noise during or after the Packer game for 1 hour. It's just like the birthing event for my daughter. I watch in complete silence as do all others around me. In fact, I mute the TV as well.
CC: Seriously? That's got to be tough. I mean, I'm yelling and trying not to curse around my kids.
Tom: I know that I am in the Minority Report in regards to that, but I do have a Cocktail or two during the game and that helps.
CC: I see. So what are your thoughts on the Packers this year?
Tom: Well, Brett Favre is obviously still a Top Gun at the QB position, he's a Legend. The Young Guns on the OL and the defense are improving. In fact, I think that Pack are just A Few Good Men away from being a SB contender again. Some may think that dream is a Mission: Impossible, but not me.
CC: You seem really sold on the Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy plan.
Tom: This is Far and Away the best management we have had since Holmgren was here. It was a Risky Business hiring both Thompson and McCarthy, but so far they have made All The Right Moves.
CC: Your optimism is a great inspiration for me, Tom. Thanks.
Tom: You're welcome Craig, anytime. I have to get going on my honeymoon now. Katie is calling and unless I want the Days of Thunder to come and end up having the War of the Worlds, I gotta go.
CC: Say hi to Katie for me and next time you're in Minneapolis, stop on by.
Tom: Absolutely buddy!
Ladies and gentlemen, Tom Cruise - Packer Fan. Tune in next week when we'll hear from another famous Packer fan.