Heads or tails, gentlemen?

Tonight, the Green Bay Packers open their 2008 NFL season at Lambeau Field, and it just doesn’t feel right.

It has nothing to do with a certain quarterback who now plays for the New York Jets.

Rather, it has everything to do with it not being noon on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Opening at 6 p.m. on a cool, overcast Monday lacks a little something.

It’s probably just me. There’s no shortage of people completely geeked up about the Packers and the Vikings getting it on. The tailgate parties probably started around noon.

Here, per our tradition at AM, Then FM — which comes to you from within sight of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin — are a couple of tunes to get you ready for kickoff.

“Go You Packers Go!” The National Football League Marching Band (with Bart Starr’s spoken introduction), from “The National Football League Marching Songs,” 1960. Out of print, but shared last week at WFMU’s Beware of the Blog. Go get the rest of ’em!

“Cheesehead Baby,” Cheeseheads With Attitude, from “Straight Outta Wisconsin,” 1996. Classic Wisconsin-centric lyrics set to Beck’s “Loser.”

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