Monday, December 31, 2007

One Quarter is all Favre Needed


He was a man on a mission. Favre took to Lambeau Field Sunday ready to prove to the fans that it truly was the weather in Chicago the week prior that had him and the rest of the Packers all loused up. Within the first minute of the second quarter, the Green Bay Packers went up over the Detroit Lions 21-3. The final score of the Lions Packers game was 34-13, ensuring the Packers end the regular 2007 NFL season with tying a franchise record with 13 overall wins. Ok, not as exciting a the New England Patriots 16 wins, but for me this was a GREAT football season, which doesn't have the finishing touches on it yet.
As far as football fashion goes, you will notice Favre improved his clothing options to a more updated white shirt which defenders weren't as able to pull on as we witnessed in the Packers Bears game. Favre just wore an old school T-shirt which stretched out as the Bears' linemen grabbed at him.
GO PACKERS! What WILL Favre wear for the NFC Divisional Playoff game??? I wonder?

Friday, December 28, 2007

Packers to cage the Lions..and Tigers and Bears Oh My

Don't get me wrong. I am so very grateful for the wonderful Packers season and I seriously can't wait to settle in for the NFC Divisional Playoff game in LAMBEAU FIELD of all places coming up the weekend of January 12 -13. (Game day and time tbd in the coming week or so. It would be hysterical if the game falls at 3pm CST on Sunday, January 13, as the hot tween star, Hannah Montana will be taking the stage at Milwaukee's Bradley Center at 4p on the same day!)


Here is the issue. I can't get over the Packers performance in Chicago. The whole team, both sides of the ball, seemed totally out of it. Out of steam. Disinterested. Al Harris, who is usually so ROCK solid was so far off his opponent it was silly. Packers' Coach Mike McCarthy had some thoughts on his game plan, "I did not like some of the positions I put Brett in, in the second half of that game. I felt if we were able to line up and run the ball in a 30, 35-plus attempt game, that was clearly the course that I wanted to take. It did not work out that way." Again, the weather was out of control and I so feel for those guys just trying to move that odd shaped ball down the field, but guys, we need to see the passion heading in to this last regular season game and straight into the post-season. You have a first-round bye, home field advantage and the most-loyal, hard-core fans around supporting your journey to the Super Bowl.


So we sit two days before kickoff against the Detroit Lions and with an ass whoopin', I will calm down and feel WAY better about how January will go for MY, ok, OUR Green Bay Packers.


And as far as the picture goes for this post; I had to give my little butterfingers' quarterback a little jab. We will be back in full cutie, patootie mode after a win this weekend. K?


GO PACKERS!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

It took awhile, but I am back...Packers Superfandom Back at it



I just couldn't bring myself to write about the debauchery witnessed in Chicago Sunday when the Packers played the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. My first emotion was, "poor Brett, poor Packers, this weather is ridiculous - the wind is blowing a million miles an hour." Then reality set in, realizing the Chicago Bears and their Earl look-alike quarterback didn't seem to be having ANY of the problems the Green Bay Packers seemed to be having. Could the weather only be wreaking havoc on my green and gold? Were the football gods trying to say something after the Dallas Cowboys tease the night prior? The Panthers could have beat the stinkin' Cowboys only to have the Packers lose the next day. What would have been worse? I don't know. I guess in the end the important thing is that the Packers and Brett Favre put the beat down on the Detroit Lions when they come to Green Bay and play on Lambeau Field Sunday. The Packers fans and the Packers themselves need to feel the momentum again. The Super Bowl momentum. You know, just because the Cowboys have home field advantage should they make it to the NFC Championship game, doesn't guarantee them a win in the divisional playoff game. These two things are unrelated. It's a whole new game come January.


Speaking of January; Have you priced out your Green Bay Packers tickets for the NFC Divisional Playoff game? They aren't cheap, but they really aren't all that more expensive than the regular season Packers games have been this year. Should we be so lucky to witness the NFC Championship game in Lambeau; I would suspect Packers tickets to reach crazy numbers. Really though, can you put a price on fun?
Have you seen the latest issue of ESPN the Magazine? There is a great article about Brett Favre and Greg Jennings. Some nice pictures too, if you know what I'm saying....



GO PACKERS!!!




Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Packers heading to St. Louis for a weekend romp


What do they say? What happens in St. Louis stays in St. Louis? Something like that. Let's hope the Packers leave the Rams in the dust on Sunday. You know, just to keep the ball rolling. You don't want to clinch the division then lay down. Considering the fact that if the Packers win the remaining three regular season NFL games, they will set a franchise record of 14 wins in the regular season. Pretty cool stuff considering the history.


The Green Bay Packers have won six of the last nine regular season games against St. Louis. However, the most recent contest, in 2006, the Packers came up short. Ya, that was a great time at Lambeau Field for me. You can't win them all and this season has MORE than made up for the start of the last couple Packers' seasons!


What else is going on in the NFL? Well, those pesky Dallas Cowboys are hosting the Philadelphia Eagles then have two games on the road to finish out their regular season. What are the odds they drop two? The Packers had things looking pretty good this past weekend, only to watch the Detroit Lions fall apart. Or was it that the Cowboys were that good? Knowing the Packers may be playing the Cowboys again for the NFC Championship title, I will go with the former.


GO PACKERS!


PS - got my Sports Illustrated today. HELLO!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

What a great Packers game!



My husband came home with the biggest grin on his face after spending the day in Green Bay at Lambeau Field watching the Packers Raiders game. While I watched the Packer win on TV, all I could do was think of all the people who had Packers tickets to this game. Prior to the game you would think that this wouldn't be a "great" game given Favre's injury from the Packers Cowboys game coupled with the playoff picture looking pretty clear for the Packers, but fans experienced an AWESOME game filled with great plays on all sides of the field - offense, defense and special teams. Seeing the Packers have fun was so enjoyable, although I was a little worried when Mike McCarthy kept Favre in the game when the Packers held such a comfortable lead.

Brett Favre looked great. No obvious issues as far as his arm or shoulder goes. Speaking of looking great; have you seen the packers press conference after the game with Favre wearing his camouflage hat? Seriously. Wow. Few things beat a man in a nice suit and apparently one of them is a camo hat. Who knew?

It sure stunk to watch the score of the Detroit Lions Dallas Cowboys game at the bottom of my TV screen. Watch the lead slip, slip, slip away until finally the Cowboys eeaked out a win over the Lions. It was so close!! Yes, the Packers clinched the Division, but a Cowboys loss would have had them just a little bit closer to possibly hosting the NFC Division Championship game at Lambeau, if we would all be so lucky to even be playing in the game. Do you like the use of "we"?

And hey der guy, don't look now, but the Minnesota Vikings are trying to make something of their season. At minimum, it will give my friend to the north something to write about on his Minnesota Vikings blog. Of all the professional sports though, the NFL is the one which can change overnight, so I won't get too cocky about my NFC North Division Championship Green Bay Packers. No I won't.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Are you kidding me?

Sports Illustrated's cover picture of Packers QB Brett Favre announcing him as their pick for Sportsman of the Year is one for the scrapbook.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Brett Favre Everyone's Sportsman of the Year; Not Just Mine!


Sports Illustrated announced that their pick for 2007's Sportsman of the Year was none other than Green Bay Packers Quarterback Brett Favre!


Could one ask for a better St. Nick present than that cover picture of #4 looking better than ever??? (Will post picture asap) I guess after reading others' thoughts on the subject, the answer is yes. They say "uninspired choice", "what a joke", "surprise, an NFL player". WHATEVER. Brett Favre has lead this Packers team to a 10-2 record in a season he wasn't too certain would end with a .500 record. Brett Favre is THE face of the nation's NFL team. He has started every game for the Packers since 1992! That is so unparallelled it's crazy. Favre deserves this cover, this title and the Super Bowl ring he will earn in February! Get your Green Bay Packers tickets for the Super Bowl now! The weather is mcuh better in AZ than in GB!!!


GO PACKERS!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Brett Favre Leads Pro Bowl Vote


My quarterback, errr, our quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, one Mr. Brett Favre is leading the NFL Pro Bowl vote. Trailing him by 46,000 votes is another piece of eye candy, quarterback Tom Brady. Football fans have until Tuesday, December 11 to vote either on NFL.com or via their Sprint Wireless telephone.


Here is the list of the Top 10 vote-getters as listed on the NFL site.



NFL All-Star Top 10 vote-getters

QB
Brett Favre, Packers
684,986
QB
Tom Brady, Patriots
639,667
QB
Payton Manning, Colts
614,948
WR
Randy Moss, Patriots
499,853
QB
Tony Romo, Cowboys
485,017
RB
Adrian Peterson, Vikings
457,426
RB
Joseph Addai, Colts
445,311
RB
Terrell Owens, Cowboys
404,452
WR
LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers
360,086
KR
Devin Hester, Bears
354,480

Friday, November 30, 2007

FU TO

Brett Favre on Sidelines Doesn't Work for Me

I am so sad about last night's Packers Cowboys game. While I recognize there were some bright spots (Aaron Rodgers) for the Packers and the Dallas Cowboys are a darn good football team, it still is so disappointing. I don't have all the football lingo, but it sure seems like the game plan Mike McCarthy put together didn't make sense given the Packers lead the NFL in points after the throw. They don't need to throw the long ball so often. I guess that is where they saw some cracks in the Cowboys' defense. Unfortunately for the Packers, there were very few cracks in the Cowboys' offense. Terrell Owens and his stupid popcorn antics can take a long walk off a short pier. There was a little smile on my face when Mr. Butterfingers tossed up the sure thing catch in the end zone to my guy who happened to be having a tough night, Al Harris.

This game played out in many ways exactly as people had expected. Except for the Favre injury of course. No one speaks of such things happening. Right away it was all about scoring back and forth. Tony Romo hit a wall once Rodgers came in, but they were still able to hang on for the win.

Now it is a waiting game. Should Brett Favre rest for the Packers Raiders game regardless of how good his left shoulder and right arm feel? Should he suit up for one snap just to keep his 249 regular season starting record alive? Is this a game of team or individual accomplishments? I am conflicted. Having already bought my Packers tickets for the next game, I sure would selfishly like to see Brett play, but is it a smart move given the Packers 10-2 (that hurts to type) record and likely post-season play?

I might need a fresh cup of coffee to tackle the mess that was the NFL Network's attempt at broadcasting and announcing an NFL game. Off I go.

Go Packers!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

OMG I Could Hardly Sleep! It's GAME Day


Kickoff is in 5 hours. The Packers Cowboys game in Dallas at Texas Stadium marks another opportunity for Favre and the Packers to win a game down there. The last time a Packers team won there was in 1989. As the starting quarterback, Favre is 0-8 against the Dallas Cowboys when the Packers are the road team. Texas Stadium along with nine other stadiums are on Favre's list of zero wins thus far in his career. Earlier this season he was able to cross off the Kansas City Chiefs with a win November 4, 2007.


Tonight marks the second meeting of two 10-1 NFL teams in 37 years! When the Green Bay Packers win they will secure their spot in the post-season.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Mayors Bet on Game


So good - the Mayor of Dallas and the Mayor of Green Bay, WI have a bet on tonight's Packers Cowboys game. Do I need to even say that it involves cheese and brats???


Texas better get ready to put on a few pounds as they have some serious food coming there way after Favre puts the hammer down on Romo and the 'boys.

Packers win over Lions great way to head in to Dallas

Sure it was close for awhile last Thursday and sure, it looked a little ugly in the first quarter, but bottom line, the Packers won and Favre won the Turkey trophy. The Green Bay Packers are, however, a little banged up. Charles Woodson has his toe issue. Hopefully a nice shot of magic NFL potion will help that. Right tackle Mark Tauscher sat out of practice this week to let his ankle rest. This Packers Cowboys game is so big I would think these guys will find a little something extra to gut it out.

Check out "Welcome to Dallas" on jsonline.com for a little taste of Texas.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Packers gear up to take on the Cowboys


The Green Bay Packers are ready to play their second game in a row on a Thursday as they head to Dallas to take on the Dallas Cowboys. WHAT A GAME! Both of these NFC teams sit at 10-1 heading in to the game. Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo, a Wisconsin native, grew up watching and idolizing Packers Quarterback Brett Favre. It will be a great matchup. Could even be a peak in to the NFC Championship game! Packers Cowboys tickets are going for a small fortune as fans of America's two teams buy their plane tickets to see this game firsthand. It will be a little warmer than the Ice Bowl I suppose. And Romo is ready to play better ball than he did earlier in the year.


NFL.com has a little post on "A Tale of Two Quarterbacks". Both awfully cute AND talented; but I gotta go with my boy Favre on this one. The Packers may be underdogs, but they have won 14 of their last 15 games, including a seven road game winning streak. They will keep this rolling on through the Lonestar State.


Oh, but wait - you might miss the game if you don't have the NFL Network or live in Milwaukee, Green Bay or Dallas. THE BIGGEST GAME OF THE NFL SEASON!! The NFL sure likes to play hardball. Yes, one can leave their comfy house and watch the game at local watering hole, but I can name a number of people I personally know that this is not an option.


There are few reasons to be thankful I like in Milwaukee. This Thursday, I will mark one of them as I watch the Packers embarrass the Cowboys from the comfort of my living room.


GO PACKERS!!!!







Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving in Detroit


Detroit being ranked the most dangerous city in America doesn't concern the Green Bay Packers. They are ready to defend their position at the top of the NFC North Division as they hit Ford Field tomorrow at 11:30 cst.


There will be many a turkey dinner being planned around a Thanksgiving Day kickoff. I know in my house we will dine just after the Packers kick the Lions' ass. My prediction 31 - 0 Packers.


Monday, November 19, 2007

Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Arrest Trends at Lambeau




Some trends emerge from the data on the people arrested during the last 38 Packers games at Lambeau Field.







            • Half are age 25 or younger.


            • 85 percent are from outside Brown County.


            • 60 percent end up in the Brown County Jail for at least a few hours.


            • The average blood-alcohol level was 0.16 percent, double the legal limit to drive.Only eight people were sober, and 17 people refused to take the alcohol test.

            Packers Silence Panthers Growl


            As they say, on any given Sunday the favorite can lay an egg. The favorite can make an underdog look like a first place team. I think there were a few Packers fans who were a touch concerned going in to the Packers Panthers game 8-1, the Packers would go in a bit cocky, a bit too relaxed; but the concern dissipated with the Packers defense picking Testaverde's throw super early in the first quarter. While the Packers offense wasn't able to turn the interception in to points, it set the tone early and got the Lambeau crowd up on their feet. (A tough feet. No pun intended.)
            The Green Bay Packers now have the best start since 1962! Mike McCarthy must just want to pinch himself! He doesn't have time to relax though, as the Packers head to Motown for a Thanksgiving Day game against division opponents the Detroit Lions. Thankfully the New York Giants were able to hold off the Lions in yesterday's game. This loss keeps the Packers in an even more comfortable lead in the NFC Central standings. Let's not speak too loudly as the Pack does have to play the Lions both away and at home, leaving a problem for the Packers if they happen to lose both of those game. Let us cross this bridge when we have to.
            One of the more exciting plays from Sunday's game in Green Bay was the 94 yard return on a Panthers' pooch punt by Packers' Tramon Williams. It fell just one yard short of tying a Packers record.
            When Mike McCarthy was asked by a reporter if he was proud of this Packers team, he replied, "You have to acknowledge any time you accomplish something that's part of your base plan, your base vision. I am proud of the way our players are improving and staying focused. We are playing to who we are. We don't get outside of ourselves too often. We need to continue that mindset as we move forward."
            9-1 doesn't help Green Bay Packers tickets prices for those looking to buy a loved one a holiday gift. The only two regular season home games left to choose from are on 12/9 against the Oakland Raiders and on 12/30 against the Detroit Lions. I know my husband would freak if I surprised him with Packers tickets. Hey, I would freak if he surprised me with tickets.
            Maybe Santa will set me up? I have been very, very good....


            Saturday, November 17, 2007

            Packers Panthers Game Heating Up

            It's a couple hours before the Green Bay Packers and the Carolina Panthers take the field at Lambeau and people are fired up. All of the deerhunters have left town and all of the female Packers fans have come to town to cheer on their favorite team with the hottest QB. Green Bay Packers tickets were much cheaper a few days ago as I just experienced going in to a local ticket brokers' office. They were almost out of tickets for the game. I thought this was the cheap Packers game to go to? I guess 8-1 will do that to a ya.

            Well, let's see if we can hold the Panthers to a big goose egg tomorrow. Weather report for Green Bay for tomorrow isn't all that exciting. I have seen snowflakes fall the last two days. As long as the rain hold off, I will be ok.

            Go Packers!

            Thursday, November 15, 2007

            VOTE FOR BRETT FAVRE AND RYAN GRANT!!!

            FedEx has their weekly "Vote for your Favorite Air & Ground Player in the NFL" contest going and looky looky who is on the list: Mr. Brett Favre and Ryan Grant of the Green Bay Packers. Favre has already won this contest three weeks of this NFL Season. Fourth time is a charm.



            VOTE NOW!!!



            http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=players-air-and-ground#vote

            Wednesday, November 14, 2007

            Packers win over Vikings -- Way Too Sweet

            It has taken me a few days to get over just how fun and exciting the Green Bay Packer vs. Minnesota Vikings game was this past Sunday. Well, that and I was a bit hungover. The Vikings fans were out in Green Bay en masse. They came with their super lame purple boa's and silly Helga hats. Nice try folks. I will admit the rivalry does add a little magic to the day.



            This being the last Milwaukee Green Bay Packers ticket holder game of the season; the fans were leaving Milwaukee early in the morning, driving the two hours as the sun rose over Lake Michigan to Lambeau Field.


            The Green Bay Packers worked efficiently and effectively on both sides of the ball. They held the Vikings to ZERO points; a feat which hadn't been done to the Minnesota Vikings since 1991! Headlines have read "Nearly Perfect Packers", "Favre, Packers Torch Vikings" or simply "Packers 34, Vikings 0" from the AP.


            Brett Favre passed another milestone Sunday, joining Dan Marino as the only quarterbacks in N.F.L. history to throw for more than 60,000 career yards.

            Monday, November 05, 2007

            7-1 feels Pretty Good

            The Green Bay Packers are on a roll. Too bad the big, fat, dumb-butt Chicago Bears had to spoil the party (just momentarily) earlier this season. Our Packers are 7-1 and have won a million road trips in a row! Incredible!

            The Packers went on to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in a great game yesterday in Kansas City. It was not looking so great for awhile there. The low scoring game was quickly changed with something like 35 points scored between the two teams in the 4th quarter. Charles Woodson sealed the deal, intercepting the ball and running it in for a touchdown.

            As was the case on Monday night in Denver, it appeared there were a ton of Packers fans in attendance. They were having a blast! The weather was great and the Packers won; what more do you need? I bet the beer was cold and the barbecue was outstanding!

            I watched the scores of a few of the other games yesterday. I didn't like watching the Detroit Lions as they chewed up the Denver Broncos. Nor did I enjoy the crazy numbers that running back in Minnesota put on the boards for the Vikings. I believe a new NFL record - 297 yards rushing!

            It is ok. The Packers defense will be able to stop them as the Minnesota Vikings come to Lambeau this Sunday afternoon November 11 to play the Packers. The weather report says 53 and partly cloudy; much improved from last years' meeting when it poured and poured. And I mean a COLD rain. Yuck!

            Wednesday, October 31, 2007

            Oh Boy! What a Game!


            Monday Night Football in Denver was incredible as the the Denver Broncos and the Packers battled it out until the end. The game goes to overtime with the Packers offense getting the ball first and HELLO, Brett throws the long ball, an 82-yarder, to Greg Jennings for a WIN!


            This Packers Broncos game marked the first win for a Packers team in Denver, ever. Toward the very end of the fourth quarter it was not looking like the win was coming for the green and gold, but as we all know the Green Bay Packers sit at 6-1 for the first time in 5 years.


            Deanne Favre promoted her new book, "Don't Bet Against Me!: Beating the Odds Against Breast Cancer and in Life" in the booth. She was great. She looked great, spoke wonderfully of her family and husband and showed what a true fan she is of the Green Bay Packers. Next up in the booth was Vince Vaughn who, within seconds of speaking, mentioned ESPN's rival the NFL Network. It was pretty funny; he clearly didn't have ill-intent, just was answering their question.

            The game itself was a bit more interesting for me, as my husband was in Denver for the game. I was certainly hoping for a Packers win regardless, but with him there, I was hoping for a fun, competitive, lively game. The teams delivered. With the stands filled with a great deal of Packers fans (15,000???), Broncos fans are complaining that as they looked left and right in their season tickets at Invesco Field, there was Green and Gold. Check out this guys comments on, "Too many Packers fans at Broncos game".

            The Green Bay Packers will play against the Kansas City Chiefs this coming Sunday in Kansas City. Could this game mark a 7-1 start? Regardless, the New England Patriots will be a tough team to beat.

            Go Packers!

            Friday, October 26, 2007

            Will Brett ever throw a TD pass in Denver?


            Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has never thrown a touchdown pass in Denver, Pittsburgh or Baltimore. The Packers have actually NEVER won a game in Denver at the now named Invesco Field at Mile High. Coming off of a bye week, the Packers have won 8 of their last eleven opportunities. Let's hope they can make this 9 of 12!


            My husband is heading out to Denver today from Milwaukee to see both his Father and his Packers. He couldn't have been more excited. I think he slept in his Packers jersey. They, along with a friend are going to the Packers Broncos game with face value Green Bay Packers tickets! (Yes, they were awfully lucky!) I am sure the money they saved in tickets will be spent easily over the bar.


            Wednesday, October 24, 2007

            Packers vs. Broncos Monday Night



            It is a funny thing. The Green Bay Packers vs. Denver Broncos game set for this coming Monday in Denver WAS the hottest ticket around. Enter the Colorado Rockies in the World Series. If there isn't a sweep, Game 5 of the World Series will be played down the street on the same night. The Broncos had requested the NFL move the game to Sunday, but the request was denied as the two teams do not share a stadium.


            If there is a sweep in the World Series, the Monday Night Football game between the Broncos vs. Packers will kickoff at 6:30 MST. No sweep; then the Packers game will start at 6p MST.


            The Denver Post wrote that the key stat in this game is the fact that Favre has thrown four of his six interceptions in the past two games. He just got it out of his system. They have had plenty of time to relax, heal and adjust to the elevation. They don't call it Mile High for nothin'.
            The Packers and Broncos have split the last two meetings, of course the loss in Super Bowl XXXII was painful. It's a new century and it's someone else's turn thank you very much.
            Go Packers!


            Wednesday, October 17, 2007

            Want Green Bay Packers Season Tickets: Get in Line.

            I am curious to find out whose name might have come up on the massive list that is the Packers Season tickets waiting list. I mean, we are talking about folks who put their name on the list 33 years ago! Think of how their lives have changed since then. They might have thought they'd get their tickets in a season or two and go get smashed with their buddies and watch Lynn Dickey at quarterback, but instead they have two kids in college, one planning a wedding and 200 friends looking to "take their Packers tickets off their hands" for a reasonable price. I can't imagine that feeling of each season, when the Packers ticket office sends out your updated spot on the list, watching your number get lower and lower. Imagine being #2!!! How fun!

            That all said, prior to the last month or so, Green Bay Packer tickets are easily purchased through ticket brokers, ebay, craigslist or through a bar. This season they seem to have gotten a bit out of control. The least expensive ticket I found online for the Packers Vikings game on November 11 was $360 per ticket! I have been lucky enough to go to a number of games and I have never seen such prices. Experience has been, that prices will come down, but this season may be one to create new rules. If I had a dollar for the number of times I have heard Packers fans talking about, ssshhhhh, a February trip to Arizona!!

            Check out Rick Reilly's Sports Illustrated column Be the 74,659th in Line, featuring the story of one of the 47 people who got a call from the Green Bay Packers ticket office at the beginning of this season.

            Tuesday, October 16, 2007

            Perez Hilton got me thinking about the Packers









            A few times a week I find myself indulging in a few moments with PerezHilton.com. I feel it is fairly random that the last two visits, my Green Bay Packers came to mind. First, with the Justin Timberlake sighting and now with his post of Quarterback Tom Brady. My head was spinning, is Tom Brady really the new Brett Favre? Am I living in the past? Am I still singin along to Bush's Machinehead?


            Then I woke up and realized all was right with the world. Brett has already pimped himself out enough touting Prilosec and Wrangler jeans (why?) and had to turn Stetson down.

            I mean Favre is a busy man. A father of two girls, husband and best quarterback for the best team in the NFL. He is leading a young Green Bay Packers team through the 2007 NFL season reaching 5-1 as I write. Favre has come a long way and deserves one more Super Bowl ring. As Favre has said, "My wife, she still gives me a hard time, and says I hunt too much or I like to play golf too much. And she's probably right, but it sure beats some of the things I used to do." While I enjoyed hearing word Favre sightings at local bars, this is the Favre I like best.

            Monday, October 15, 2007

            Packers go 5-1 with win against Redskins


            The Green Bay Packers offense should be giving their defense a big shout out this morning because without them, the Packers would be sitting 4-2. Even though it was light, the rain fell continuously on Lambeau Field, making the ball slippery and heavy. Green Bay won over the Washington Redskins with a final score of 17-14. They got lucky. The hero in week one, Marcus Crosby had a tough day, missing two field goals. Cornerback Charles Woodson gave us fans something to cheer about in the third quarter scooping up a Redskins fumble and going the distance. Prior to this play, you could hear a pin drop at Lambeau.


            I went to the Packers game with a friend who had never been. She definitely had a good time, but noted how different it felt than a game at Camp Randall watching the Wisconsin Badgers play. No complaints, just different. I think the weather was a big factor, slows the game down, which slows the fans down.

            Now we sit with a bye week at a perfect time. Favre can rest and brush off the fact that he is now the NFL's all-time interception-throwing quarterback. You have to take the bad with the good, right?

            I am sad to report that Justin Timberlake didn't make a repeat appearance at the Packers game this week. He was at the Packers Bears game on October 7th drinking Miller Lite with girlfriend Jessica Biel. He is crazy hot, though no #4.

            Friday, October 12, 2007

            Green Bay Weather Report = Bummer


            Weather.com didn't have good news for Sunday's Packers Redskins game. A 60% chance of showers. I am going to go the game with a friend who has never been to Lambeau Field, so I am hopeful the weather will cooperate at least a little. She will have to check out the Lambeau Field Atrium, the Packers Pro Shop and the Packers Hall of Fame. There are a few quality tailgates to check out; Stadium View, Anduzzi's and The Bar. I can taste the yummy Bloody Mary's already!

            The Green Bay Packers are favored by 3 points at home. This shouldn't be a problem. My guess Packers 24, Redskins 9.

            Wednesday, October 10, 2007

            Packers vs. Redskins at Lambeau Field this Sunday


            It has been a difficult start to the week given that it started as the Green Bay Packers fell to the Chicago Bears in a devastating 27-20 loss at Lambeau Field, but there is a bright side. I will be heading up to Green Bay this weekend to watch the action live.

            The Joe Gibbs' coached Washington Redskins have started the season 3-1 and are hungry for another win as their last game ended in a 34-3 win over the NFC Detroit Lions. Good thing for the Packers that their quarterback leads the NFL in completions, attempts and passing yards. Favre and the team should be able to bounce back and go 5-1 in to the bye week.

            They report on Packers.com that this weekend marks the 249th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau. What other venue can boast that record?

            How could I not mention that today is Brett Favre's 38th birthday? Like a fine wine, he just gets better with age.

            Monday, October 08, 2007

            What happened in the second half?


            We should have known something was up when the weather report in Green Bay, WI on October 7th called for 87 degrees!!! The Packers fans and Bears fans were out en masse as early as 9a yesterday and they were fired up!

            Green Bay Packers tickets were going for $200 each out on the street just hours before kick off. The writing was on the wall. This was a must-win game for the Chicago Bears and a would-be unheard of 9th win in a row for the Packers. It wasn't meant to be, although the first half of last night's nationally televised game wouldn't have you thinking that. The Packers accumulated 341 yards in offense in the first half alone. Then came the second half. Oh boy! Field position was tough. The Bears' punt returner capabilities didn't help things. And did I mention the turnovers? You have heard it before, be on the losing end of the turnovers and you will lose the game. The much-hyped Chicago Bears' defense got on the bus for the trip up from the Windy City, focing 5 turnovers! The Packers Bears score could EASILY have been 21-0 in the first half. Errrrr...

            Thankfully the Detroit Lions lost on Sunday or should I say, got spanked.

            Who really goes 5-0 anyway?

            Six more days until kickoff at Lambeau Field against the Washington Redskins. Go Pack Go!

            Wednesday, October 03, 2007

            Green Bay Packers 4-0!

            That's right, my Green Bay Packers have started the 2007 NFL season winning 4 games. That takes them to an 8 game winning streak! A pretty impressive feat for a professional football team.

            Week one the Packers beat the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau. Week two the Packers took to the road and beat the New York Giants. Week three they had a crazy exciting game at Lambeau winning narrowly against the San Diego Chargers. It was week three which Brett Favre threw the touchdown which tied Dan Marino's record. The fourth win for the Packers came in the dreaded Metrodome in Minneapolis this past Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Brett Favre threw the touchdown which further catapulted him to cult-like status in the first half of the game. Dan Marino had a taped congratulations video. The crowd at the dome was split between Packers and Vikings fans, but all seemed to stand to congratulate #4 on his accomplishment.

            Sunday, September 16, 2007

            Packers win on the road against the Giants



            It is always a good feeling when you watch the home team crowd leaving the stands early as the football game is out of reach at the hands of the Green Bay Packers. That is what happened today with 4 minutes left in the 4thBrett Favre and the boys were on fire today. Sure, it was a slower first half, but the drives down field and the turnovers in the second half more than made up for it. And did you happen to catch the quantity of close up shots of #4? Like the salt and pepper hair, Brett. Very Nice.

            Back to the game. It first appeared that it would be another nail biter as both the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers missed their first opportunities to put points on the board, missing field goals. There were a few dropped passes by the Packers, but overall the team played well and benefited from what looked like a lethargic, didn't-come-to-play Giants team. Final score: Packers 35, Giants 13.

            The Green Bay Packers have now a week to rest to prepare for the San Diego Chargers visit to Lambeau Field on Sunday, September 23. It is early, but can we book a few rooms for February? Cancellation Policy????

            Monday, September 10, 2007

            Packers Hang On to Win Against Eagles

            The day started out foggy in Green Bay, WI and while the sun eventually came out, the fog seemed to linger on Lambeau Field a bit longer. We had our Green Bay Packers tickets in section 126, just about the 12 yard line at Lambeau. The seats were good and the fans, both Packer and Eagles fans, were pretty fun. There were a few Lambeau First-Timers, which always puts a smile on my face.

            The Green Bay Packers got lucky on Sunday winning by a narrow margin against the Philadelphia Eagles. Packers fans started off with an odd emergency announcement at Lambeau, which quickly was ignored by fans (kind of makes ya worried if there was a need for evacuation) and then dismissed by the announcer. Al Harris, who was in on the first special teams' play of the season for the Green Bay Packers, went out on a cart leaving fans thinking he was out for the season! Good Lord! Thankfully, Harris came back in and contributed to the Packers win with just one working arm.

            Favre was clearly upset with his receiving core, who dropped some very catch able passes. Although, I will have to add, from the stands it looked like either Favre was off the mark, or someone ran the wrong route.

            Nevertheless, the Packers won and sit 1-0 on the 2007 NFL season. The Chicago Bears lost to the San Diego Chargers. The news came today that Eli Manning would be out for a month, making this upcoming game for the Packers at Giants a bit more palatable.

            Here's to you Packers Kicker Mason Crosby! Thanks for the win!!! GO PACKERS!!!!!

            Wednesday, September 05, 2007

            Countdown to the Packers Season Opener



            There are only a few opportunities left for the Green Bay Packers players to get a good nights rest prior to the NFL opener against the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday. Quarterback Brett Favre has an opportunity to break all sorts of NFL records. The Green Bay Packers 2007 team has an opportunity to go to the Super Bowl; that is what is great about the NFL - all teams are on a pretty level field to start the season. There always seems to be a team whose expectations were low, but make it to the playoffs.

            Looks like rookie running back Brandon Jackson, out of Nebraska, will get his first start this Sunday. In interviews Jackson has said he is very excited. "I just want to go out there and play up to the best of my ability and protect No. 4," Jackson said. Vernand Morency who is in his third year playing NFL Football was the anticipated starter at the position with Ahman Green taking a lucrative offer as a free agent by the Houston Texans, but an injury in the first practice has made the picture a little less clear.

            Thursday, August 30, 2007

            Green Bay Packers going to Graceland as the 3rd stringers take on the Titans

            With the deadline looming (Saturday, September 1 5p CST) for players looking to make the Green Bay Packers 2007 roster, the Titans Packers game tonight doesn't mean a whole lot for fans, but does mean a lot for the players yet to earn a spot on the team.

            If the Packers can win this one, which they should, that will put them 3-1 in the preseason. This would be the best start since 2002, when the Packers went on to win the NFC Division and go 12-4.

            Packers fans will have just one more chance to see the Green Bay Packer practice, as the last open-to-the-public practice will be held the Tuesday following Labor Day. All Packers practices will be closed to the public through the SUPER BOWL!

            Green Bay Packers tickets for the preseason game against the Titans are still available and they are cheap! So go hit the streets of Nashville, TN!

            Friday, August 24, 2007

            Packers lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Preseason game


            The Green Bay Packers needed to slip a little; helps make you better. The green and gold lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars with a final score of 21-13. Brett Favre and the starting offense for the Packers played well, but thoughts quickly went to Donald Driver who left the game with a foot injury in the second quarter.


            Packers' general manager Ted Thompson told the Wisconsin State Journal that Donald Driver is expected to play in the Green Bay Packers home opener on September 9 at Lambeau Field. Thank God! He is such a pal to Favre on a team of youngsters. Certainly, he is relied upon on the field to catch Favre's bullets, but I sure he is also just a great booster of team morale.


            Wednesday, August 22, 2007

            Ex-Packer Robert Ferguson in a Vikings jersey?


            After being cut by the Green Bay Packers, receiver Robert Ferguson shopped the Houston Texans, but decided to land on his feet with the Packers' rival Minnesota Vikings. While Ferguson does have six years of NFL experience under his belt, he hasn't played a full season since 2002. The sorry Minnesota Vikings team doesn't care, they need him. And with that, Robert Ferguson becomes the Minnesota Vikings biggest name on the squad.

            The Minnesota Vikings finished the 2006 season 6-10, 2 games behind the 8-8 Green Bay Packers team.

            Packers stick it to Holmgren's Seahawks!


            WOW! I love me some Green Bay Packers football! The rain didn't let up for most of the day Saturday, but that didn't stop the 69,761 fans from cheering or the team from sticking it to the Seattle Seahawks. The final score of the Packers vs Seahawks game at Lambeau Field was 48-13. Nice. The most points scored by a Packers team in a preseason game in 69 years!

            Brett Favre and the starting offense looked like they were in a much better groove than they did against the Pittsburgh Steelers the week prior, which resulted in a field goal, a touchdown and a handful of first downs. Bring in Aaron Rodgers and a few of the other second team Packers players, and the ball kept rolling.


            James Jones, rookie wide receiver from San Jose, said it best, "Ain't no better feeling than scoring your first touchdown, the Lambeau Leap. I was just excited about that." Word.


            The Green Bay Packers defense looked fierce (I know, I know, it's just preseason football). The defense amassed seven sacks, six forced turnovers and scored two touchdowns from Seattle fumbles. For people who bought cheap Green Bay Packers tickets for this game; they definitely got their moneys worth!




            Thursday, August 16, 2007

            Packers Win Preseason Opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers


            The final score wasn't pretty, but the Green Bay Packers won their preseason opener on the road as Brett Favre, or more like Aaron Rodgers (sorry Brett), managed their way to a 13-9 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

            Brett Favre and the Packers offense started the game SLOW. In his four possessions at quarterback, my favorite number 4 failed to gain a first down and gained just 12 yards of offense. Rookies Brandon Jackson and James Jones, along with second-string quarterback Aaron Rodgers worked hard to produce three consecutive scoring drives for the Packers, one to close the first half and the second and third opening the second half of the game against the Steelers.

            This is the time of year, you know it comes after one preseason game where Favre doesn't produce all that much, where Packers pundits start calling for #4's retirement. You have heard it before, no reason the 2007-2008 Green Bay Packers' Season should be any different. Phewy, Favre will be just fine taking the field for 4 quarters when the REAL NFL season starts in September.

            "The thing about preseason that's kind of interesting is you're expected to do well," Aaron Rodgers said. "If you don't do well, everybody asks you why you didn't play well. If you do play well, people say, 'Oh, well, you moved the ball against the No. 2s.' So it's kind of a no-win situation. At the same time, I'm continuing to work hard and hopefully put together another good performance."

            This Saturday, August 18, the Seattle Seahawks and Mike Holmgren arrive in Green Bay to get Lambeau Field warmed up for the regular season. How many snaps is Brett Favre going to take? More than 4 would be nice.

            If you haven't seen Favre on Lambeau Field, this weekend or Thursday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars would be a good one as you can buy Green Bay Packers tickets below face value all over the place!

            Thursday, August 09, 2007

            Brett Favre "I'm Here to Win"


            "Young guys are thinking like this is going to go on forever," Favre said. "I don't have much time left. I'm here to win."


            I like Brett Favre's thinking. Go out on top. The Green Bay Packers had the youngest team in the NFL last season and were still able to go 8-8. They have added some players, notably, Tennessee defensive tackle Justin Harrell. The Packers' defensive line looks good, with the offensive line still making improvements. The addition of a solid running back would be nice. Green Bay Packers' receivers, Greg Jennings, rookie James Jones, Ruvell Martin, Carlyle Holiday and Robert Ferguson are anchored by #80 Donald Driver. Rookie receiver David Clowney of Virgina Tech has a big spotlight on him, with fans and coaches alike looking for him to make a significant impact on this 2007-2008 Packers team. Wide receiver, Koren Robinson is due to be hitting Lambeau Field by the end of September after serving his one year league suspension.



            Mike McCarthy said in the most recent Packers press conference, "Player acquisition is a daily conversation." This conversation better lead to some playmakers.

            Monday, August 06, 2007

            Green Bay Packers Family Night a Hit!

            With 32 days to go until the Green Bay Packers' Season opener, fans had to settle with a scrimmage between the Green and Gold's offense and defense this weekend at Lambeau Field. The Packers ticket office set aside an entire section of Lambeau Field for deployed service men and women and their families. Children went to the frozen tundra with parents, grandparents and other extended family members; something that budgets usually prohibit for regular season games. Packers' rookie running back Brandon Jackson gave the diehards something to cheer for as he marched down the field. With the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks coming to town for the Packers' preseason games, we should get another look at how this puzzle of a team is going to come together.

            Thursday, July 19, 2007

            Green Bay Packers Tickets Have Arrived!


            I have heard from a few (lucky) pals that the Green Bay Packers Season tickets have arrived in the mail! A very exciting time for folks to divide up the games amongst family members, friends etc...but more often it appears to be a nice opportunity to make a few dollars. Packers season ticket holders can post their tickets on ebay, craigslist.com, and sell them directly to one of the various ticket brokers around. All potential outlets will prove to be a profitable move for the lucky, lucky season ticket holder.




            This upcoming season for the Packers really is solid start to finish as far as scheduling goes. Most games are noon starts, with the exception of the Packers Bears game on a Sunday night. This season, Packers fans don't have to weigh time with the family on New Years Eve vs a Packers game at Lambeau Field.



            The other thing I have found is that Green Bay Packers tickets make a great gift. I know if I opened a box with two tickets to see Brett Favre and the boys at the frozen tundra, I would be PRETTY happy!




            Thursday, July 12, 2007

            Trip to Lambeau listed #53 on list


            Jim Caple, a writer from LA TV Station ABC7 has comprised a lengthy list of "the 101 Things All Sports Fans Must Experience Before They Die". Which is kind of a fun read. I of course went looking immediately to see where the Green Bay Packers experience at Lambeau Field ranked on the list.


            According to Caple, who live in a town WITHOUT a NFL team, a trip to Lambeau is #53.


            He writes, "Green Bay Packers game in the snow (December, Green Bay). Lambeau Field is one of the few NFL stadiums with history and character, and the best time to enjoy the stadium's true flavor is in the depth of winter when the snow is falling, the mercury has plunged to single digits and your body is so numb it feels like you were blindsided by Reggie White."

            Friday, July 06, 2007

            Green Bay Packers to Practice at Old City Stadium

            As part of a 50th Anniversary for Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers will hold a practice at their original field, City Stadium on July 31, 2007 at 6:30p. The practice is a free event, however donations are welcome which will benefit the Green Bay Children's Museum. From 1924 to 1956, the Green Bay Packers played at City Stadium and won six championships there. Now the field is used by Green Bay East High School.

            Interest is always high for anything-Packers-related in Green Bay, but it seems like I can begin to feel the anticipation for the upcoming season begin to grow. We have hit the mid-season mark with the All Star Game in MLB, and that just highlights to me and other sports-fans that the start of the NFL season is right around the corner.

            Thursday, June 28, 2007

            Green Bay Packers Increase Security




            Apparently we have been risking our lives when we have swiped our tickets at a Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field. Announced earlier this week, the team will be constructing a $1 million dollar 2-1/2 foot high concrete barrier around most of the stadium. It will sit roughly 100 feet from the exterior of Lambeau. The goal is not to detract from the mystique of Lambeau, but to add to it's beauty with flowers and planeters. Funding is readily available for a project such as this through the Packers' capital improvement




            The NFL requires such a barrier, and so, the Packers are getting busy and planning to have the work completed in . The Lambeau Field parking lots will be affected slighty, but to no big deal.








            Monday, June 25, 2007

            Green Bay Packers' Brett Favre Closer to Tip Top Shape



            While Brett Favre has sat out a few Green Bay Packers team practices, as he has to continue to rest his ankle and now his shoulder which he has said is tendinitis and "nothing serious", he still feels good for the upcoming season. Favre said he is going to continue to work with his personal trainer on core conditioning and move to moving drills to help Favre go back to what made him famous - moving out of pocket.

            On packers.com, Favre was quoted as saying, "I get tired a lot quicker now than I used to, so after a play I have to be able to regroup and run the next play." It sounds like Brett recognizes his age is catching up with him, but with a little extra hard work and creative conditioning, he can keep tricking his body. I know many folks who still think he looks like a kid, that is for sure!

            Wednesday, June 20, 2007

            Dreaming of Lambeau...

            All this Packers talk is getting me so excited for the first game!! Just under TWO MONTHS until the first Green Bay Packers preseason game!!!

            My first game was a preseason game three years ago when I found really cheap Green Bay Packers Tickets...and since then...I've had Lambeau Field fever, on top of my ongoing case of Packers fever. Going to Green Bay now, for me, is a little bit like going home!!


            I'll never forget the first time I saw the field. I'd seen it a million times on television and I had studied the Lambeau Field seating chart religiously--so I was expecting this enormous stadium. I couldn't believe how small and intimate it was. The larger than life icons taking the field suddenly looked life-size. I felt like I was at a local high school game. And, no matter where you sit you are so close to the action. I've sat 5 rows up and 49 rows up, and both times I was completely entranced by the game.


            While you can count on having a good time at Lambeau...one thing you cannot count on is the weather. I've been to a preseason game in 90 degree temperatures. Then, months later, I'll be sitting in the same stadium bundled up in zillions of layers, gloves, hats and big boots--barely able to lift my arms beneath all my attire to cheer on the green and gold.

            But, soon you learn the temperature doesn't matter. It's all about watching good football and having a good time with your friends, and the friends you make while you're there. There's nothing like the camaraderie at Lambeau. With every good play and every touchdown--there are plenty of high fives, hugs, chest butts to go around. Chances are you will embrace the stranger sitting next to you on a number of occasions.


            There's no place like Lambeau!!!

            ---a pal of Ms. Pacman's


            Friday, June 15, 2007

            Antonio Freeman's Retirement Party


            Looks like Antonio Freeman's retirement party will be held in Green Bay, WI, as he has unofficially signed a contract to play for the Green Bay Packers in the upcoming season.


            A favorite target of #4 Brett Favre in the 8 seasons they played together. Freeman caught 431 passes, or bullets as the NFL announcers like to say.


            Not that you forgot, but remember the famous play on Monday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings? Freeman caught a crazy ball of Favre's, a ball the announcers said was uncatchable given the conditions, but Freeman not only caught the ball; he ran it in for a touchdown!

            Thursday, June 07, 2007

            David Clowney signs contract with Packers


            Virginia Tech wide receiver David Clowney signed a contract, the first rookie thus far, with the Green Bay Packers. Clowney was drafted in the fifth-round of the NFL draft and has obviously already impressed coaches.


            Details of the deal haven't been confirmed, other than it being a 4 year deal, which is the longest contract a player picked later than the third round can sign.


            Wednesday, June 06, 2007

            14th Annual Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale


            Can it be true? Green Bay Packers' gear at 40 to 70 percent off!


            This weekend, Juen 8th and 9th, in the Lambeau Field atrium, fans and bargain shoppers alike can find some sweet deals on all things Packers. Packers Jerseys. Packers T-Shirts. Packers hats. Packers bobbleheads. Game-worn gear, including autographed Packers jerseys and pants. All will be a the 14th Annual Green Bay Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale. This event used to take place out in the parking lot of Lambeau, but now with the atrium begging to be used and the rain ceasing to stop, the event is help indoors.


            While the offerings are lighter than in recent years, due to the renovated Packers Shop within Lambeau Field and you won't find many items with #4 on them, there still is enough to keep Packers' fans happy! The equipment manager seems to get credit for the "best" stuff. For obvious reasons, this is the place to be if you are looking for size 16 shoes or a 4xl jacket!
            If history repeats itself, you may want to head to Lambeau Field early. Doors will be open from 9a-5p each day, but shoppers get the line started hours earlier.


            Wednesday, May 30, 2007

            Green Bay Packers Family Night 101


            I think it is safe to say the intra-squad scrimmage between the Green Bay Packers offense and defense is the most well-attended of it's kind. In 2006, the event attracted 62,701 Packers fans to Lambeau Field! Attendance has grown each of it's seven years; in 1999, just 46,420 bought tickets!




            This year the game will be played on August 4th. Packers Family Night also includes on-field football drills and a "Shirt Off Our Back" drawing where 20 jerseys worn by Green Bay Packers players during the scrimmage are raffled off.




            Green Bay Packers' Family Night tickets will go on sale on Saturday, June 16 through TicketStar outlets. Fans can find outlets through the Packers website or by calling the Green Bay Packers ticket office at 920-494-3401 or 800-895-0071. Tickets are just $8! Perfect for taking the whole family to Lambeau Field!






            Tuesday, May 29, 2007

            Those Lucky Brown Country Residents...Pay Up!


            If you are one of the lucky Brown County residents whose name was picked in the Green Bay Packers lottery for the opportunity to buy Green Bay Packers tickets to an upcoming game at Lambeau Field; payment is due tomorrow.


            If you are near the Green Bay Packers' ticket office, you can drop off payment there from 9a-5p or you can send in payment, but the envelope needs to be postmarked by the 30th of May.

            Friday, May 25, 2007

            Bart's a Packers Fan.


            Good Times....In the METRODOME????


            While it is true the Green Bay Packers lost the game against the Minnesota Vikings to a last minute field goal on that fateful Sunday afternoon in 2005, I do have to admit it still was fun! It was an unexpected surprise that a group of Packers fans from Wisconsin met up with (can it be?) Vikings fans and had a great weekend.


            If you can, I think planning to check out a Packers away game each year is a SUPER idea. The language and wasted energy the Vikings (in this example) fans will expel on you is worth the price of admission. We sat amongst the purple-clad Minnesotans who sure thought they were something special in their way-too-loud, depressing, no-history-having DOME. Again though, pretty fun. Having been to a number of games at Lambeau against our division-rivals, I feel pretty comfortable saying we are the more amiable of the two hosts.


            Like I said it was a last minute trip, which was to our pocketbooks' benefit as the tickets for the Packers Vikings game was totally fair. We bought our tickets from a company called Minnesota Vikings Tickets who were super nice and priced right. The bigger expense came at that darn Mall of America! My advice, buy Vikings tickets in advance of your road trip on www.vikingstickets.com before spending ticket money at the best DSW I have ever been to!

            The upcoming game on the 2007-2008 Green Bay Packers schedule which seems like an obvious choice for me is to get a dose of the Bears' fans at the Packers Bears game at Soldier Field on December 23. Who's in?

            Wednesday, May 23, 2007

            What did I miss?


            Well, the month of May continues to fly by....Brett Favre was particularly busy with his party-planning business. Who knew he could create centerpieces and hor'devours?


            Turns out Martha Stewart, Favre isn't...he passed on kitchen duty (and the potential fines the Green Bay Packers were going to impose) and showed up in Green Bay for the first mandatory mini-camp this past weekend. Even though he is still recovering from having bone spurs removed from his ankle this past February, Favre could have hit the field during the camp, but was held out for precautionary reasons. Brett has said that he intends on getting himself in the best shape of his career for the upcoming season. With his 38th birthday around the corner, Favre's body will only thank him on Monday's for the preparation today. On a personal note, I want my Green Bay Packers tickets at Lambeau Field in Sec 120, Row 1 to check out this, errr, preparation!


            Wait, is there a pink elephant in this post.... no mention of Brett Favre's alleged comment about requesting to be traded by the Green and Gold?


            No there isn't. As I believe in my heart of hearts, that Brett would NEVER speak of such an atrocity!

            Sunday, May 06, 2007

            UW's Stocco on the Packers roster?


            According to Green Bay Packers Coach, Mike McCarthy, UW-Wisconsin Quarterback, John Stocco was to get three practices with the Packers and from there McCarthy would make a decision to extend an offer to him. As of May 4, Mike McCarthy said he was impressed with Stocco's performance, but would need to talk through the options and possible make a decision by today, May 6.

            As the current rookie's gather in Green Bay to take a look at the playbook, get acquainted with the town and take in a bit of the Green Bay Packers incredible history, Brett Favre (hopefully) can rest easy knowing this will be the team that goes back to the Super Bowl.






            Wednesday, May 02, 2007

            Draft Dodging and the Packers


            Like I stated previously, I don't really have the time to fully analyze the NFL draft like dudes do, BUT I do have a good enough understanding of what it was the Green Bay Packers were missing on the field last season to know that when the team announced it's first round pick was a defensive lineman in Justin Harrell out of Tennessee, there was going to be controversy.

            It boils down to philosophy. Pick the best player available, regardless of position, at the time of your pick. Pick the player who will fill your highest priority need when your pick is up. Or draft a player who you might be able to use to negotiate with. Is more, better when it comes to defensive weapons? Is Brett Favre all it takes to bring the offensive line up to a competitive level 100% of the time?

            The expectations EVERY SINGLE SEASON with Green Bay Packers fans is that this team is going, at minimum to the NFL Playoffs. Will the moves, or lack of moves made by Packer GM, Ted Thompson in this off-season help to meet fans' expectations? Only time will tell.

            Thursday, April 26, 2007

            Green Bay Packers Complete 2007 Schedule

            GREEN BAY PACKERS PRESEASON SCHEDULE:

            Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Green Bay Packers
            Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA
            Saturday 8/11/2007 7:30 PM

            Green Bay Packers Vs. Seattle Seahawks
            Lambeau Field Green Bay, WI
            Saturday 8/18/2007 7:00 PM

            Green Bay Packers Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
            Lambeau Field Green Bay, WI
            Thursday 8/23/2007 8:00 PM

            Tennessee Titans Vs. Green Bay Packers
            LP Field (Formerly The Coliseum) Nashville, TN
            Thursday 8/30/2007 7:00 PM

            GREEN BAY PACKERS 2007 NFL SCHEDULE (or as I like to refer to it, the road to the Super Bowl)


            Green Bay Packers Vs. Philadelphia Eagles
            Lambeau Field Green Bay, WI
            Sunday 9/9/2007 12:00 PM

            New York Giants Vs. Green Bay Packers
            Giants Stadium East Rutherford, NJ
            Sunday 9/16/2007 1:00 PM

            Green Bay Packers Vs. San Diego Chargers
            Lambeau Field Green Bay, WI
            Sunday 9/23/2007 12:00 PM

            Minnesota Vikings Vs. Green Bay Packers
            Metrodome Minneapolis, MN
            Sunday 9/30/2007 12:00 PM

            Green Bay Packers Vs. Chicago Bears
            Lambeau Field Green Bay, WI
            Sunday 10/7/2007 7:15 PM

            Green Bay Packers Vs. Washington Redskins
            Lambeau Field Green Bay, WI
            Sunday 10/14/2007 12:00 PM

            Denver Broncos Vs. Green Bay Packers
            Invesco Field At Mile High Denver, CO
            Monday 10/29/2007 6:30 PM

            Kansas City Chiefs Vs. Green Bay Packers
            Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, MO
            Sunday 11/4/2007 11:00 AM

            Green Bay Packers Vs. Minnesota Vikings
            Lambeau FieldGreen Bay, WI
            Sunday 11/11/2007 12:00 PM

            Green Bay Packers Vs. Carolina Panthers
            Lambeau Field Green Bay, WI
            Sunday 11/18/2007 12:00 PM

            Detroit Lions Vs. Green Bay Packers
            Ford Field Detroit, MI
            Thursday 11/22/2007 11:30 AM

            Dallas Cowboys Vs. Green Bay Packers
            Texas Stadium Irving, TX
            Thursday 11/29/2007 7:15 PM

            Green Bay Packers Vs. Oakland Raiders
            Lambeau Field Green Bay, WI
            Sunday 12/9/2007 12:00 PM

            St. Louis Rams Vs. Green Bay Packers
            Edward Jones Dome Saint Louis, MO
            Sunday 12/16/2007 11:00 AM

            Chicago Bears Vs. Green Bay Packers
            Soldier Field Stadium Chicago, IL
            Sunday 12/23/2007 12:00 PM

            Green Bay Packers Vs. Detroit Lions
            Lambeau Field Green Bay, WI
            Sunday 12/30/2007 12:00 PM

            NFL Draft and the Green and Gold

            I really am in over my head on this NFL Draft talk and what the Green Bay Packers will or won't do....Can't sink my teeth in to it? As Steve Czaben said today, the draft is really an excuse for men to try to sound like an expert and that teams just need to pick a player they think is a good fit for the needs. The first year the draftee hits the field for their new team, it is unlikely he will be an impact player. Depth. Rounds. Scheme. Football Intelligence. Stock. 40-yard dash. Trades.

            I don't know. I just know that once this weekend is over, the Green Bay Packers and my Brett Favre can get to business and focus on how they are going to win 14 games this season and go all the way to the Super Bowl. But will it be with Randy Moss???????

            The schedule looks rough. It always does; no? (I can't remember the last time the NFL schedule came out and people were like, "piece of cake"!)

            Isn't that the beauty of the NFL?

            Thursday, April 19, 2007

            Say it isn't so...


            Emotions will run high again at the end of this NFL season for #4 of the Green Bay Packers....

            Wednesday, April 11, 2007

            Nick Barnett Going the Distance with the Packers


            It became official on Tuesday, that rather than seeking out free agency, starting middle linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, Nick Barnett will quite possibly play his entire career for the Green and Gold.


            Nick Barnett has and will continue to work hard on and off the field for the Packers. He is considered a leader on defense. Barnett has said that he feels blessed to be in a position to play for one team for his career, as very few players do.


            As a Green Bay Packers fan, I applaud his decision and the Packers decision to extend a long-term deal Barnett's way.


            Hey, more good news...only 2 1/2 hours to go until the Green Bay Packers 2007 schedule is confirmed!!!

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