Archive for the ‘Green Bay Packers’ Category

My Attempt At Wry Super Bowl Observations

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The XLVth Super Bowl is in the books, and -- sigh -- the Green Bay Packers are champions. But being the biggest rival of my favorite team, I will spend as little time focusing on their on-field success as possible. Here are the moments that stuck out to me throughout ...

Bears vs. Packers: The End Times Are Near

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Last week, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs opined that the Ravens-Steelers Divisional Playoff matchup would be "Armageddon," and he wasn't making reference to Steve Buscemi asteroid movies. But with all due respect to Mr. Suggs, Ravens-Steelers is the Falkland Islands War compared to what is about to go down on the plains ...

Dear Mike Holmgren: Goooood Luck

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Mike Holmgren is one heck of a football guy. Really, he is. Just consider his coaching career. Holmgren has taken two franchises -- the only two he has ever coached -- to the Super Bowl. He won Super Bowl XXI with Brett Favre in Green Bay and returned to the big ...

Back to the Future: Packers Sign Running Back Ahman Green

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The Green Bay Packers have plenty of issues this season.  They're 3-2, can't seem to keep quarterback Aaron Rodgers on his feet and commit more penalties on a per-game basis than any team in the league. Exciting stuff. Most recently they came up with a void at running back after third-stringer ...

Brett Favre … Do I Really Need to Say Anything Else?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Let me be clear: Brett Favre is the single most important athlete of my childhood. Unlike everybody else on this blog -- including those poor, sad Bears fans -- I grew up a cheesehead-wearing, Favre-worshipping Packers fan. During my youth he won three MVP awards and went to two Super Bowls, ...

Maybe This Time It’s Legit: Goodbye, Brett Favre

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

This time, there isn't much to say. If Brett Favre is indeed going to retire, I say only a solemn goodbye. He will one day go the the Hall of Fame as one of the best Green Bay Packers ever... And we Packers fans will remember him fondly, no matter how ...

So, What Went Wrong?

Monday, January 5th, 2009

After what was arguably the most interesting final Sunday in NFL history -- The Big Lead at least had a premonition of this awesomeness, but it played out far wackier than any of us could have anticipated -- and a fairly decent Wild Card weekend, we're down the final eight playoff contestants. ...

The NFC North: Somebody’s Gotta Win the Thing, Right?

Monday, November 17th, 2008

One look at the standings in the NFC North will tell you a lot. There's a three-way tie between the Packers, Bears and Vikings atop the division at a very mediocre 5-5. Oh, and then there's the Lions in the cellar at 0-10. Let's not forget about our friends from ...