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 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 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 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.