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.