Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bears Trek to Lambeau to Take a Likely Pounding

It appears that Chicago Bears' quarterback Kyle Orton will be starting Sunday against the Packers in Lambeau. I don't think this is good news for Packers fans, as we can usually rely on backup quarterback Rex Grossman to throw a few picks. Though, Coach Lovie Smith can really only have so many wins in a row at Lambeau Field. He is going to end his winning streak at four. The Packers will prevail. They may have a lot working against them for this crucial divisional meeting, but the Packers will have 72,000 loyal fans, Milwaukee Season ticket-holders, nonetheless, standing for every down.

The Packers will be looking to exchange favors from last season with the Bears, who swept the Packers last season. The weather won't be helping either team as the forecast in Green Bay Sunday calls for a few snow showers and 37 degrees! Yuck. Welcome to the winter in Wisconsin! It will give us a chance to see how Rodgers takes to the elements. We know his predecessor, at least for 95% of his career in the green and gold, took quite well to the sleet, snow and cold.

Go Pack Go. This is a must-win if there ever was one!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Stupid Metrodome.

The Packers loss Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings still hurts. Nice job refs. Nice play-calling Mike McCarthy. Nice job offensive line. And finally, to you Mr. Aaron Rodgers, you sign the big contract and then what?

If you believe in football karma, the right team did win. The Packers had no business even being in the game, were it not for the defense and special teams putting points on the board. In the NFC North, the Packers now sit in third place, with the 0-9 Detroit Lions rounding out the division. This is not where you want your team to be with seven games to go. I, along with many others, believe that this game against the Vikings was to be the game that lead the green and gold to the post-season. While they lost the Titans game, the team played tough. It appears that the loss to the Titans has shaken their confidence vs increasing it. With the Bears coming to Lambeau Field this weekend, we are seriously looking at the ultimate in must-win situations. If the Packers pull off the win, they will tie the Bears in-division record of 3-1. Then if we see a Vikings loss against the 6-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, we are looking at a three-way tie in the division. If you are a Packers fan, this has to happen to stay alive.

The Packers have the added problem to rectify before Sunday in the huge loss of middle linebacker Nick Barnett; out with a torn ligament in his right knee. Barnett is a leader on the team both on the field and off making this injury all the more painful. Mike McCarthy and the other coaches haven't decided who is filling this position, whether it's moving starters to the middle like A.J. Hawk or Brandon Chiller, or giving Barnett's backup a shot, Desmond Bishop. Whoever is lined up come noon on Sunday needs to step it up. The run defense has been pitiful in the last few games. I am afraid to say it but they can't get much worse against the run. Can they

With this Packers Vikings annual ritual of horn blowing in the Metrodome behind us, we can focus to win these last seven and end at 11-5, potentially squeaking in to the post-season. I think we can safely say the Green Bay Packers won't be playing host to two NFC Championship games in a row. I will be taking those dollars and moving them right in to Packers tickets for Sunday, as this game is out NFC Championship game of the 2008 season.

Come on Guys. Buck up and let's win a couple.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Another Packers Fan

It doesn't happen often, but I have allowed a fellow Packers fan to post to my Packers blog. She might be going hog wild now that she has the ol' log in information! What if she is a Bears fan in disguise? What if she is an old castoff of Aaron Rodgers' and wants revenge? Uh-oh, what have I gotten myself into?

Here goes:

I have grown up in Milwaukee and grew up a Green Bay Packers fan. My earliest memory of the Packers goes back to when I was 6 years old running around the basement of a family friends house with my sisters dressed in a Packers cheerleading outfit waving around my pom-poms as the Packers play in Super Bowl XXXI. The Packers have had their phenomenal seasons and there not-so-great seasons, but through it all Packers fans across Wisconsin have stuck by their side and supported them. At the end of last year and beginning of this year us fans went through a lot with the news of Brett Favre retiring and then deciding to come back. We all cried along with Brett as he made his farewell speech, and then we all got excited at the thought of him coming back. I think we all would have liked to see him play another season. He is a living legend that we watched break record after record. I have had a Farve jersey since as long as I can remember and have attended numerous Packer games in the “Frozen Tundra” at Lambeau Field; games were it has been so cold I could see my breath or feel my fingers or toes. Walking up to the stadium and feeling the rush of game time is so exciting.

I was a little unsure of Aaron Rodgers being our quarterback. I said he would have some pretty big shoes to fill, and I think that he has done a pretty good job at it so far. I must say he is no Brett Favre, but I am definitely starting to warm up to him. It might be a little unfair to compare him to Favre seeing what an amazing quarterback he is, but after being a Farve fan for so many years it is kind of hard to just start liking someone else all of a sudden. I think it is only fair to give Rodgers the chance to show us all what he is made of. Now as far as Farve playing for the New York Jets, I was pretty heartbroken at first. Watching him play with another team it almost seemed like he was betraying us! I understand his love of the game and desire to come back. Since the Packers weren't interested in taking him back, he really had no choice but to find another team to play for. I guess on the other hand if he is going to play for someone else I would rather it be the Jets instead of someone like the Chicago Bears or Minnesota Vikings.

I already have my Packers tickets for the Carolina Panthers game on November 30th. I think it will be a great end to my Thanksgiving weekend. This will be my husband's first Packers game ever, and my first game seeing Rodgers. I am really looking forward to being at Lambeau. The tailgating, the beer, the face paint, crazy hats and gear! Packer fans are definitely a loud and crazy fun bunch! No matter what happens I will always be a Packer fan. I have grown up with the Packers and you will always find me either at the game or in front of a big screen TV watching it. I am one of those die hard Packer Fans!!!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Just out of Reach for the Packers

I can't say yesterday's Green Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans game was a bad one. On the contrary; the game was rough and tumble, down and dirty football. The Packers just came up a little short. Losing in overtime is a better scenario than going down to Nashville and getting smoked by a 7-0 team. Rodgers and the team showed the world what kind of players they are. That teamwork brought them awfully close to handing the Titans their first loss, but it just wasn't in the cards.

The Packers held the Titans to just 3 points off of two turnovers. That's impressive. What wasn't all that impressive was the play calling at the end of the game. I think the coaching staff forgot they were playing an undefeated team away from Lambeau. The Titans were going to score in overtime. The Titans were going to play to win at the end of the fourth quarter. The Packers should have gone for it on fourth down. What can you say? The game was competitive and fun to watch. It was terrific to hear the crowd noise escalate when the Titans were on 3rd down. Good for you Packers fans to take the road trip and support the team!

Another loud one coming up at the Metrodome next week. I think the Packers have a solid chance. Then we can put the beat down on the crippling Chicago Bears the following week.

Even with the loss, this game Sunday fired me up.

Go Pack Go!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Addition to the Packers Roster

This weekend marks the return of Al Harris and safety Atari Bigby to the Packers roster. Both had been out with injuries, but now are cleared to play. Another important addition to the green and gold is Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy's newborn daughter Gabrielle a week ago. Talk about nice timing! Born the week of the bye - impressive!

The return of these two vip's will certainly compensate for any lost momentum the team suffered from the bye week. A healthy, complete team is a winning team. Take a look at the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots.

With the Tennessee Titans' win Monday against the faltering Indianapolis Colts, it remains true that the Packers will be going in to Music City looking to give the team their first loss of the 2008 NFL Season. A feat that should be met, not easily, but the Packers could catch the Titans in auto-pilot, not taking the 4-3 Packers seriously. Titans' quarterback Kerry Collins hasn't been sacked in their last 5 games. I am hopeful guys like Aaron Kampman, Cullen Jenkins and Charles Woodson put and end to this streak.
The Fab Five receivers are all in for the game as well Sunday, lead by the ever-reliable Donald Driver. Should make some interesting play calling to keep the Titans on their toes.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Packers Bye Week Well-Timed

The Green Bay Packers have had this past week to rest their weary bones and prepare for a tough competition against an undefeated Tennessee Titans team. I suspect there will be a great deal of green and gold in the stands at LP Field, knowing the history of Packers fans willingness to travel. With a surprise win against the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday, the Packers are in a position to make their mark in this 2008 season with a win against the Titans.

This win was just what I needed to seal the deal with Rodgers. I should say this win coupled with the little telephone call Brett Favre made to Lions'-ex Matt Millen. While it may not be true that Favre discussed any Packers plays, it still keeps that sour taste in my mouth. Aaron Rodgers has put together some solid performances, even in the 3 losses, he has played well. Confidence is high.

With Al Harris' return from a spleen tear, this team is going places. To think my expectations were pitifully low early in the season. I should be ashamed. I do wish Favre well with the Jets, but have moved on to #12.

The Packers lost to the Titans in the preseason, though only by 2 points. And how much does the preseason even reflect the regular season? I think these teams will split their meetings this year, with the Packers winning the more important of the match-ups.

Monday, August 04, 2008

And so go the days of our Packerland

"Brett Favre has been placed on the Green Bay Packers' roster following his reinstatement by the National Football League."

Interesting developments over the weekend. The Minnesota Vikings don't want him. The Green Bay Packers are gonna make him duke it out with Aaron Rodgers for the position of starting quarterback. What? And have Favre play all the downs in the preseason games? That is interesting. Should make the availability of preseason Packers tickets a little light if you get Favre playing for $40!

I was giving my boy the COLD should for a month or so. I am ashamed of myself. All of this love and devotion turned sour with one little itch. Poor Brett. I will scratch your itch. Good luck at making Aaron run for the AFC.

Go Pack!

Monday, July 14, 2008

This isn't the Soap Opera I Anticipated

Since my last post, a lot of you-know-what has hit the fan. It is all rather unbelievable. Retired Green Bay Packers' quarterback Brett Favre wants an unconditional release from his contract with the Pack. Wow. This is terribly depressing. What once was a beautiful relationship filled with love and support has turned sour.

Favre who retired fair and square has said he changed his mind and wants to play football. Well, fella, you have had, as the Packers say, numerous chances to come back and play for the green and gold. Each time you said no, no, retirement is for me.

Some say for all the time and energy I have devoted to this guy, I have turned a cold shoulder quickly. If it turns out the Packers made him rush to retirement and the writing was on the wall, well then, maybe I side with Brett, but it appears as though the quarterback had a chance to change his mind and he didn't take it.

As of a few minutes ago, apparently Packers' General Manager Ted Thompson said maybe Favre could come back and play second string behind Aaron Rodgers. If it was ugly before, this statement is off the charts.

And these are the days of our lives....

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Packers Family Night Tickets Still Available

Should we question why Packers Family Night Tickets haven't sold out yet or should we thank our lucky stars that so many tickets have sold? Packers fans are missing Favre, but interested in supporting new quarterback Aaron Rodgers. You can still buy end zone tickets for the Sunday, August 3 scrimmage for face value through the Packers ticket office at Lambeau Field or through Ticketmaster. Another point this brings up is the Sunday night aspect; in years' past the typically sold-out event is held on a Saturday evening. Usually a better night for families, especially those who may travel to Lambeau Field. Nonetheless, if you can get your kids in their best packers gear and spend some quality time with them introducing them to the game of football, you won't regret the $8 ticket price. That's right, Packers tickets for $8. You will blow three times that on a new hat for the game!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Rodgers: "Human Jugs Machine"

In a recent interview Greg Jennings said the following about his new quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, "He has a cannon. We call him the 'Human Jugs Machine. He throws it like a Jugs machine every time." Only on ESPN would this statement not create a little giggle among readers.

Bottom line though for Green Bay Packers fans is the fact that this statement was made at all. Players are saying that they knew all along that Rodgers can throw the ball, even if he will always be compared to that pesty #4. Head Coach Mike McCarthy said that for the past 3 years they have been working to drop his ball carriage, a trait Rodgers picked up in college at Cal State.
One good thing to this transition is that Rodgers isn't brand new to the team, he has been Packer for years and is a familiar face in the locker room and at Lambeau Field.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Who is Pro Bowl Cornerback Al Harris?

The guy is more than just a Packers player with dreadlocks. He hasn't missed an NFL game since the 1998 NFL season. Voted to play and start in the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl, Packers fans are happy to have such a quality cornerback on board. That said, Harris did have a tough game on his hands in the NFC Championship loss at Lambeau this past January. Harris was matched up with New York Giants' Plaxico Burress in what became such a heartbreaking loss for the Packers players and fans. Burress just had the game of his life and Harris just couldn't get the elevation to beat him.

One team had to lose that game.

Moving on to the upcoming season, Al Harris is ready for action. Along with Charles Woodsen and a few other vets, Harris will be relied upon to help lead the rookies. Harris has played in every game since he came to the Packers in 2003. That alone sets a nice example of toughness, both mentally and physically. With his bump-and-run style, Harris ensured his place in the record books with the Packers in a Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks in 2004 when in overtime, he intercepted Matt Hasselback's pass for a touchdown. Having been at that game, I will say that I will NEVER forget how great that moment was. The crowd was CRAZY!

Let's get to the good stuff. The muscles, dreads and tattoos. Share in a ton of great photos on his Al Harris' My Space page. He seems to be a good guy, dedicating time and energy to those in need.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Packers History Could Help in No-Cap Future

In 2010, the salary cap in the NFL, which had been in place since 1993, will be going bye-bye, allowing big time players to ask for some big time cash. The chatter with regard to this development and it's effect on the Packers chances to compete is bleak. With team owners like Jerry Jones, Daniel Snyder, Bob Kraft, each with very deep pockets, it may be a challenge for the league's only community-owned, non profit team to compete.

The Green Bay Packers current roster and contracts already have an hint of the cap elimination. For example, Aaron Rodgers will have his shot this fall to step in to Brett Favre's shoes as the Packers quarterback, if all goes well, Rodgers' current contract is through 2009, allowing for some tough negotiations ahead for the team and a potential windfall for Rodgers. I have no argument with that. Rodgers has waited patiently for his shot and if he performs, he deserves to get paid. The question is, will the Packers be signing his paycheck in 2010, or will it be for a rival team with unlimited funds?

This is not to say the Packers organization hasn't planned for this day. For years, they have stayed under the cap, storing funds for such a "rainy" day.

My real point here is to address the one thing the Green Bay Packers can offer, other teams cannot. The mystique of the team, the field they play on, the Coach Lombardi factor and the rest of the storied history of the franchise. Sure players will end up living part of the year in the NFL's smallest market, but they will literally be THE biggest fish in the pond. Green Bay treats their Packers players like gold. Green Bay supports the team year round, showing up for all of the practices, scrimmages and related events with bells on. My bet is that there will still be a number of solid players who will sacrifice some cash to experience the opportunity to wear Packers' Green and Gold each Sunday.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Packers Give Favre His Old Locker

Rather than creating mass hysteria as to which Packers player would next use the locker once used by former Packers quarterback Brett Favre, the team has decided to just give it to #4. As players starting coming in to Green Bay and streaming in to the locker room this Spring, none touched Favre's old locker, in fact most took pictures. ESPN even created a build your own Favre Locker shrine on their site. The team is going to have a new locker built and installed by the end of July, by the time practices are in full swing for the fall NFL season.

I will now await the very special day, when Brett and Deanna invite me over to their pad for a cookout and a tour of their decked out rec room. They have to have some time on their hands now. I will bring a nice dish to pass.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Packers Tickets Around for Brown County Residents

The Green Bay Packers ticket office has offered up 4,000 Packers tickets to each home game at Lambeau Field to the local county residents via a lottery. This system has been in place since the renovation of Lambeau a few years ago, making many local fans very happy, but this year there is a change. The Packers may need to hold a third lottery to complete the sale of all the Brown County-designated seats. I wouldn't necessarily chalk this entirely up to the retirement of Quarterback Brett Favre, I think there are some additional factors like the cost of gas and milk these days. That along with with some gambling that ticket buyers may be able to score reasonably priced Packers tickets through friends or local ticket brokers. There are a lot of unknowns about the upcoming season. Expectations remain high even without Favre, but if the Packers get off to a 0-3 record, I can assure you Packers ticket prices will reach a decade low. I prefer the flip side, but now for the later games, as they are cheap, like $100 for end zone seats, and watch the Packers, lead by Aaron Rodgers clinch the NFC Central in an ice-cold December game at Lambeau. Now that's what I'm talking about.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Packers Herron Saves the Day

Noah Herron, Green Bay Packers running back, saved the day when some scumbags broke in his Green Bay home this past Friday night. After hearing glass break in the basement, Herron took a bedpost from his room and got the two guys. One of these dirtballs remains in the hospital and the other was caught by police. Noah Herron saves the day! There had been a string of burglaries in the area which now hopefully will come to an end. Thankfully the police got it right and had absolutely no reason to give Herron a hard time, saying his use of force was reasonable and justified given the intrusion. I will say that is was pretty crazy that he went wandering downstairs with a bedpost, which wouldn't hold up in a gun fight. I am glad the good guy won.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Packers' Green Machine

There is a group of Green Bay Packers players who call themselves the Green Machine, which has nothing to do with football. The Green Machine is a basketball team comprised of Packers players, organized by Packers' wide receiver Ruvell Martin, who received all-state and all-conference accolades in basketball while in high school. While fun is a high priority of the machine, raising money for various charities is the top priority for the guys. It appears that Martin is involved with many charities, donating time and money to the likes of the United Way and the American Red Cross. This type of character can also be seen on the football field.

Receivers Shaun Bodiford and James Jones, cornerback Tramon Williams, offensive tackle Orrin Thompson and running back Noah Herron are all regulars on the Green Machine team. It is to be commended that these guys take their own time to drive around the state to help raise money for those in need. During halftime, the players are happy to shake a few hands and sign a few autographs for the kids in attendance. Their opponents have ranged from school-age kids to former Wisconsin Badgers basketball players. With a solid record, the Green Machine best not think of quitting their day job!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Want to Stalk Favre?

If you want to head to the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, NV, you might get a glimpse of Brett playing at the celebrity golf tournament, the American Century Championship July 8-13. Considering I wouldn't have known a lick about this event if it weren't for Favre participating, organizers are on the right track having a guy like him attend. They are reporting that they anticipate selling more tickets than last year simply due to the retired quarterback's playing. A nice getaway in Tahoe? Count me in. I will meet you at the 19th hole, Brett!

Packers in top third of ESPN Power Rankings

From ESPN, the following is how they see the upcoming NFL season to shake out. At the end of the 2007 season, they had the Green Bay Packers sitting at 5, and beginning this season at 10. Given the retirement of Brett Favre, I will take a 10 any day. That is a good thing. The Packers were solid on both sides of the ball last season and new quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been pretty good the few times he has hit the field for the Packers, most noteably was against the Dallas Cowboys last season when Favre went out with an injury.

ESPN lists their ranking for 2008 first, then in parenthesis is where the team landed in the rankings at the end of last season. We still see the Patriots at the top of the list. I guess that videotaping stuff doesn't help afterall?

1 (1)
New England Patriots

2 (2)
Indianapolis Colts

3 (6)
San Diego Chargers

4 (3)
Dallas Cowboys

5 (4)
Jacksonville Jaguars

6 (9)
New York Giants

7 (8)
Pittsburgh Steelers

8 (7)
Seattle Seahawks

9 (13)
Cleveland Browns

10 (5)
Green Bay Packers

11 (18)
New Orleans Saints

12 (15)
Minnesota Vikings

13 (14)
Philadelphia Eagles

14 (10)
Washington Redskins

15 (12)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

16 (11)
Tennessee Titans

17 (17)
Arizona Cardinals

18 (23)
Carolina Panthers

19 (19)
Buffalo Bills

20 (16)
Houston Texans

21 (30)
New York Jets

22 (25)
Baltimore Ravens

23 (21)
Denver Broncos

24 (20)
Chicago Bears

25 (22)
Cincinnati Bengals

26 (27)
Oakland Raiders

27 (26)
San Francisco 49ers

28 (29)
St. Louis Rams

29 (24)
Detroit Lions

30 (28)
Kansas City Chiefs

31 (32)
Miami Dolphins

32 (31)
Atlanta Falcons

There you have it. Now with the owners voting to go with out a salary cap two years earlier, we shall see if the playing field remains the same. All I care about is my Packers playing competitively and remining in Green Bay (which is a no brainer, I realize). The Packers

Monday, May 19, 2008

Packers Family Night 2008

Packers fans will get to enjoy the green and gold on this years' Family Night scrimmage at Lambeau Field Sunday, August 3, 2008. It is a great event to get ready for the regular NFL season. The Packers offense plays the defense to what usually is a sold out crowd. This is the NFL's most popular scrimmage. The nicely priced $8 Packers tickets for the Family Night event go on sale June 14th through Ticketmaster. Packers fans are limited to 8 tickets per person.

This will then mark the first stadium full of fans since 1992 without a Mr. Brett Favre in the building. Crazy.

Take your kids to Lambeau for this great Packers Family Night. You gotta start 'em young. Go Pack!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Current Green Bay Packers Roster

It always is fun watching the shuffling of big guys on an NFL teams' roster. I can't imagine the pressure the rookies feel and the excitement I suppose.

11 Brian Brohm
10 Matt Flynn
12 Aaron Rodgers
(I know Aaron Rodgers is set to start for the Packers this season, but isn't it a little fishy his name is last in alphabetical order? Is it a sign? The buzz is that this Louisville kid Brohm is pretty good. I am pulling for you Rodgers; you put in your time and deserve a shot)

Running Backs
35 Korey Hall FB
23 Noah Herron
32 Brandon Jackson
30 John Kuhn FB
28 Kregg Lumpkin
34 Vernand Morency
39 Ryan Powdrell FB
45 Corey White FB
42 DeShawn Wynn

Wide Receivers
13 Jake Allen
19 Shaun Bodiford
80 Donald Driver
83 Chris Francies
18 Rod Harper
85 Greg Jennings
89 James Jones
82 Ruvell Martin
87 Jordy Nelson
17 Johnny Quinn
6 Taj Smith
16 Brett Swain
(Should be another great year for veteran WR Donald Driver. He is such a great guy and caught the rockets thrown by Favre for years; he should be in good shape with Rodgers in the pocket. It always feels good though when the Packers have a long line of targets at wide receiver, helping to keep the defense guessing.)

Tight Ends
88 Jermichael Finley
49 Joey Haynos
84 Tory Humphrey
86 Donald Lee
47 Mike Peterson TE/FB
(We will have to keep an eye on Tory Humphrey who has had lots of injury issues thus far in to his career.)

Offensive Linemen
78 Allen Barbre G
64 Brennen Carvalho C
76 Chad Clifton T
73 Daryn Colledge G
60 Ryan Considine T
62 Junius Coston G/T
68 Breno Giacomini T
61 Ryan Keenan G
75 Tony Moll T
71 Josh Sitton T
72 Jason Spitz G/C
67 Cameron Stephenson G
65 Mark Tauscher T
69 Orrin Thompson T/G
70 Joe Toledo G/T
63 Scott Wells C

Defensive Linemen
93 Conrad Bolston DT
90 Colin Cole DT
94 Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila DE
91 Justin Harrell DT
57 Jason Hunter DE
77 Cullen Jenkins DE
97 Johnny Jolly DT
74 Aaron Kampman DE
98 Alfred Malone DT
96 Michael Montgomery DE
95 Daniel Muir DT
79 Ryan Pickett DT
99 Jeremy Thompson DE

56 Nick Barnett ILB
55 Desmond Bishop ILB
54 Brandon Chillar OLB
53 Spencer Havner OLB
50 A. J. Hawk OLB
52 Abdul Hodge ILB
58 Danny Lansanah LB
51 Brady Poppinga OLB
44 Marcus Riley LB
59 Tracy White OLB
(Big competition here between Chillar and Poppinga. Will be interesting who gets the start, regardless though, more quality is better.)

Defensive Backs
43 Condrew Allen CB
20 Atari Bigby SS
27 Will Blackmon CB
24 Jarrett Bush CB
36 Nick Collins FS
29 Tyrone Culver S
31 Al Harris CB
22 Patrick Lee CB
26 Charlie Peprah SS
40 Joe Porter CB
37 Aaron Rouse FS
41 Kyle Ward CB
38 Tramon Williams CB/KR
21 Charles Woodson CB/PR
(The Green Bay Packers defense has been solid the last couple years. The mix of veteran experience and young talent have helped make the Packers defense a force to be reckened with.)

Special Teams
2 Mason Crosby K
7 Ken DeBauche P
48 Thomas Gafford LS
46 J. J. Jansen LS
9 Jon Ryan P
(We do like the Aussies.)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Favre Jersey for Years?

I like my Favre jersey, but wearing it every day for 1,581 days? This story hit elsewhere last week, but I didn't want it to go without mentioning it. This young boy from Connecticut wore his #4 jersey since receiving it as a gift Christmas 2003 up until April 23, 2008. Yes, it was washed and repaired regularly, but this young Green Bay Packers fan really took the extra step in showing his love. And to think some "tough guys" will poo-poo wearing gear even to a game!

Good for you David Whitthoft!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

One Special Locker

So the story goes that weeks and weeks after Brett Favre retired from the Green Bay Packers, his locker sits as it did when he last was in Green Bay. No one wants to be the guy to take over a legend's locker. The Packers don't want to take his stuff down. Looks like Favre's locker will just become a bit of a shrine I guess. Word is that some of the rookies who came in for their minicamp were taking pictures of said locker. I certainly would and I don't play the game...Good for these new kids to come in with the understanding that they are coming to Green Bay at a pretty cool time. They respect what was and the years of history the team has compiled, but still know they have an opportunity to create the start of another great run. Maybe even a run to the post-season again. Wouldn't it be great if the Packers play host to another NFC Championship this coming January?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Favre on Fox?

It would be so simple to do a play on words with the rumor that former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is in talks with Fox to add his commentary to their Sunday morning studio show. I mean the guy is Foxy, right?

I guess this would be a fair compromise. If we can't enjoy Favre in his green and gold uniform each Sunday, we can get a dose of his casual attire and witty remarks on our local Fox affiliate. The news of these talks was leaked during a speech given by former Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer. It is Switzer who may get the boot to make room for Favre. Interesting.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Packers Tickets Scam; Dude Busted

Last season, Ben Huettl screwed a bunch of Packers fans out of the Packers tickets they thought they purchased through his website, In fact, these folks did purchase the tickets, Huettl just chose to take the money and never deliver on the tickets. Nice.

Lesson to people looking to buy Green Bay Packers tickets, or really any tickets to a sold out event; be certain you are buying from a reputable source. Ticket brokers who are reliable are members of the NATB, on Ebay be sure to buy only from sellers with high ratings and a large quantity of transactions. Another lesson is to do your homework. I heard a story of someone looking for Packers tickets on Craigslist, saw some he was interested in and the seller said for him to meet her where ever and she would give him his tickets, now, in May. This is impossible. Packers tickets, nor really any NFL tickets are printed by the teams yet for the upcoming 2008 season. This could have been a bad deal, but thankfully something caused this shopper to be suspicious.

Back to this nice chap Huettl. While he wasn't prosecuted, he has agreed to comply with a number of state sanctions including no options of running a website. He paid the money back to the Packers fans, who ended up buying tickets at a discount from a friendly local Wisconsin ticket broker. The discount was offered when this story was shared. Sounds like a nice deal in a bad situation.

The lesson is to do your homework, work with reputable resellers and understand the delivery on Packers tickets.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Packers Draft 2008

I will not claim to have any sort of original thought on the NFL draft picks made by Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers. For the first time in 22 years, the Packers did not pick in the first round. In later rounds, they picked two quarterbacks, Louisville's Brian Brohm in the second round and LSU's Matt Flynn in the seventh. The Packers haven't picked two QB's in a draft since years before Favre even came to the team. So like 1984 or something.

I would presume these two, along with starting Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, are each fantasising about becoming the "next Brett Favre". Anyone would I suppose, especially football players with all that machismo at play. I am not looking for another Favre, I am looking for a winning season following Favre's retirement and a decent price for my Packers tickets.

Who is this Brohm guy? It seems like buzz has surrounded him and his performance on the field since the guy was in high school. As far as his response to being drafted by the Packers, Brohm said, "It was a long wait, but I'm just excited to be in the NFL and to be with the Green Bay Packers. I'm just pumped up. I want to come in and compete and be the best player I can be. I know they have a good team and I just want to do what I can to help out."

Monday, April 28, 2008

Favre on Letterman

What a treat that was! When Brett Favre, dressed in a nice pair of jeans, and a brand new linen jacket (maybe a blend, but nice, nonetheless) walked on to the Late Show with David Letterman stage, one could hear a collective sigh from the ladies in America.

He is much-loved and rarely seen in an interview setting. Letterman was great, pushing for information on Favre signing his retirement papers. Favre said he just didn't do it, not to read in to anything and that Letterman "must watch a lot of TV". Favre confirmed that the fact that the Green Bay Packers didn't recruit wide receiver Randy Moss had nothing to do with his decision not to play quarterback for the team. Letterman was so complementary, as he should be, to Favre and his accomplishments on and off the football field. I literally had a smile on my face from beginning to end. My two favorite salt and peppered-hair dudes!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Daunte Culpepper. A Green Bay Packer?

Rumor has it the Packers are looking to bring in a backup quarterback with some experience for Aaron Rodgers. With that being the case, Culpepper fits the bill, but this is pigs-flying kind of stuff. Daunte Culpepper played quarterback for longtime Packers rival to the north, the Minnesota Vikings for years. He was recruited by the Vikings in 1999 and played with such Packers-haters as Randy Moss, Michael Bennett and Chris Carter. Many trips to Lambeau Field must have affected his feeling to wear green and gold? The real question is why do the Packers think they need a back up with experience? Do we not recall the comment former-Packers quarterback, one Mr. Brett Favre said? He said, and I quote, “It would be hard to pass up, I guess. … It’s only speculating. I think the world of that team. I had a lot of fun, not only this year, but over my career. Those guys I played with this past year, a lot of young guys, a lot of fun. … And if that opportunity presented itself and they did call, it would be tempting. And I very well could be enticed to do it.” Enticing to us the fans too! Sorry Aaron, this doesn't come from a place of uncertainty of your ability more of a place of love for Favre.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I can't think of a better pairing. Two dudes, both with a special place in my heart going toe to toe in a wit-filled discussion on retirement, no retirement, filing paperwork, or not filing. Letterman is a huge Indianapolis Colts fan; he likes football and is always a great interviewer when it comes to professional athletes.

Having been to see Letterman a couple times in my life, I would have to say, sitting in that ice cold studio and seeing former Green Bay Packers quarterback, BRETT FAVRE come out as one of his guests for the night would be way crazy. (My best was Kanye West and Ray Romano.) I wonder what he will wear. My money is on some old jeans and a button down shirt with a ratty t-shirt underneath. Super hot. Sorry Deanna. This is, presumably, one of my last opportunities to ramble on.
Brett Favre will appear as a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman a week from today, Thursday, April 24.
Maybe he's making some other big announcement? (Hands in the air: Packers tickets vs. Letterman tickets?)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Green Bay Packers 2008 Schedule

Good Stuff. Seriously, super good stuff. Something to look forward to post-summer in the Midwest. A winter break to New Orleans in November to watch the Packers take on the New Orleans Saints. I can taste the burgers at Port of Call and the beignets at Cafe du Mond. Yum. Maybe Favre will be ready for a trip to Bourbon Street when he isn't expected to play quarterback for the Green and Gold a la Super Bowl XXXI. I also like to see the Dallas Cowboys coming to get a feel for a road trip to Lambeau Field.

Green Bay Packers Pre Season Schedule
Mon., Aug. 11
Cincinnati Bengals(Bishop's Charities Game)
7 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 16
@ San Francisco 49ers
8 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 22
@ Denver Broncos
8 p.m.

Thurs., Aug. 28
Tennessee Titans (Gold Pkg.)(Midwest Shrine Game)
7 p.m.

2008 Green Bay Packers Regular Season Schedule

Mon., Sept. 8
Minnesota Vikings
6 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 14
@ Detroit Lions
12 noon

Sun., Sept. 21
Dallas Cowboys (Gold Pkg.)
7:15 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 28
@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12 noon

Sun., Oct. 5
Atlanta Falcons
12 noon

Sun., Oct. 12
@ Seattle Seahawks
3:15 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 19
Indianapolis Colts
3:15 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 26
Open Date

Sun., Nov. 2
@ Tennessee Titans
12 noon

Sun., Nov. 9
@ Minnesota Vikings
12 noon

Sun., Nov. 16
Chicago Bears (Gold Pkg.)
*12 noon

Mon., Nov. 24
@ New Orleans Saints
7:30 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 30
Carolina Panthers
*12 noon

Sun., Dec. 7
Houston Texans
*12 noon

Sun., Dec. 14
@ Jacksonville Jaguars
*12 noon

Mon., Dec. 22
@ Chicago Bears
7:30 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 28
Detroit Lions
*12 noon

THEN POST SEASON??? I am throwing it out there, that I expect a 10-6 season, with a solid chance in the post season. Yes, last season everything pointed to fate taking the Green Bay Packers all the way to the Super Bowl, but this year the cosmic cards are still in a different, but similar alignment. Favre retires. Rodgers steps in and takes his knowledge from Favre all the way. Didn't anyone see The Karate Kid? Hello.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Packers Preseason Schedule

We already know the Packers will face the Vikings at Lambeau to open the 2008 NFL season, but what we now can add to that is the preseason opponents. On Monday, August 11, the Packers play the Cincinnati Bengals at home. Then they are on the road for a game at the San Francisco 49ers and at the Denver Broncos Invesco Field at Mile High, or whatever that place is called now. The last game before we can all get REALLY excited for the regular NFL season to begin is against Tennessee back at home. Have we played the Tennessee Titans in every preseason for the last 5 years? Not that there is anything wrong with it...What is so right about it is the price of preseason Packers tickets! These are the games to take kids to and not feel like you broke the bank! I would suspect the first home game will offer up the least spendy tickets as it is a Monday night which leaves a lot of people out of the picture. Speaking of pictures, check out Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. Oh, to be a fly on their shoulders. Or wherever.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Packers Schedule To Be Announced Soon

We usually have to wait until the end of April to learn of the complete Green Bay Packers schedule, but it looks as if we can make our travel plans for an away Packers game as soon as this coming Monday. The rumor mill has churned out the promise of a complete Packers schedule this coming Monday. I know I am looking for a good date on the Packers Saints game in New Orleans. Can you think of anything more fun than that road trip?

Friday, April 04, 2008

Rumor Mill

If I have to wake up one more morning hearing the local radio guys talking about the latest rumor involving my Brett Favre Quarterbacking for another NFL team, I might just lose it. It started with the rumor that Favre hadn't filed his retirement papers and might go play for the San Francisco 49ers. Then he was going to play for the St. Louis Rams or the San Diego Chargers. NOW, it appears that they say Favre is going to bookend his football career with the Atlanta Falcons. Say it isn't so. This cannot go on much longer. We have the announcement of the Packers Vikings Monday Night Football game opening the 2008 NFL season in Lambeau Field on September 8. This news has Packers fans riled up, but with the excitement comes the stress of our former lover cheating on us. RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR OWN EYES.

This better not be true. Favre, you really do look best in green and gold.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Packers GM NFL Executive of the Year

Sporting News magazine conducted a recent poll and named our Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson as the NFL Executive of the Year. Sounds about right, given the unexpected year the Packers had!

Ted Thompson's other titles include executive vice president and director of football operations for the Packers. He received the most votes (19) among the 48 votes cast by NFL GM's and other executives for the George Young NFL Executive of the Year.

Jerry Reese, the New York Giants' general manager, came in second in the poll with nine votes.
Sporting News said Thompson had a good eye for talent and the ability to maintain the right mix of players on the Packers. Also mentioned is the fact that Thompson hired current Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, who won the division championship in just his second year as head coach. He didn't pull off the NFC Championship, but he came darn close and for that Packernation is grateful.

Hopefully this picture of Thompson and Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will continue the legacy.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Free Agency Moves for Packers

The Green Bay Packers agreed to a two-year, US$5.4-million deal with free-agent linebacker Brandon Chillar. Big news for the Packers who rarely deal in free agency.

Free-agent linebacker, Brandon Chillar has just signed with the Green Bay Packers for two years and $5.4 million, plus incentives. Chillar comes to Green Bay from the St. Louis Rams and will likely compete with Brady Poppinga for the starting spot. He was drafted by the Rams in 2004 from UCLA.

At six-foot-three, 242-pounds, Chillar started 15 games last season with the Rams, made 65 tackles, including 52 solo tackles. Brandon Chillar had a career-high 2 1/2 sacks and three forced fumbles last season.

Welcome to the Frozen Tundra, Guy.

Is it noon yet?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

10 Ways to Keep Your Packers Spirit Alive Until Fall

10. Road trip to the Packers Hall of Fame.

9. Book your hotel in Canton for the first weekend in August 2013. Do I need to explain?

8. Buy some fresh and clean Packers gear for cryin' out loud.

7. Quit the tears over Brett Favre's retirement and get on board the Aaron Rodgers' train.

6. Start thinking about your Fantasy Football 2008 draft.

5. Start a Green Bay Packers blog to get your thoughts down versus floating around in your head.

4. Post your favorite Packers fan memory on for all the world to enjoy. Warning; Some make you tear up.

3. Take a tour of Lambeau Field with your family.

2. Green and Gold paint, a friend with benefits and a bottle of tequilla.

1. Move to Hattiesburg, MS and do some good, old fashioned stalking.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Did you change your mind yet Brett?

Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (that hurts to write) may have had the best teacher to help prepare him for the upcoming NFL season, but until he takes snaps in back to back games, I will be cautiously optimistic.

Another 13-3 season for the Green Bay Packers would be unreal. Playing host to another NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field would be unbelievable. Ushering in a replacement for beloved #4 in Rodgers and having it go swimmingly would be a dream come true. A dream I wasn't planning on having for another year or two, but I will go with it if it's what makes Brett happy.

The Sports Illustrated Commemorative issue is on the newstands and on ebay and on my nightstand. As someone else wrote, "a super hot dude just retired from the NFL". I concur.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Day One Post Favre Press Conference

WOW. Once set to music by my local Fox affiliate, the Brett Favre retirement press conference brought me straight to tears. I kept my composure at the office as we all listened to Favre speak. Favre was so great. He spoke from the heart, without a word written in front of him, he answered the reporters' questions honestly and unapologetically. Favre said if it just required him on the football field Sunday afternoons, no NFL player would ever retire, but the mental time and energy fully preparing for a successful NFL season was something Favre couldn't commit to. I give him credit for being so honest with himself. Checking his ego. What ego I ask myself? He has been in a unique position, playing arguably the toughest position in all of sports, for the MOST beloved team in all of sports. Ok, in all of football. Yes, that includes the Cowboys. Please.
Brett Favre even said the pressure of this last surprisingly great season piled up and piled up each week so much so that when a game ended one week he started mentally preparing and watching film for the next week's opponent immediately. The sign of a true competitor, yes. But exhausting for sure.
It was great to see Deanna Favre there. She sure has been through a lot. I hope they find their forthcoming quality time together fulfilling. Nothing like retirement to bring a couple together. Right, Mom and Dad?
Now we have to sit and wait. Wait and sit. For Aaron Rodgers. For the Packers. For the first Green Bay Packers game without Brett Favre.
I will miss you Brett!! Have fun hunting and mowing the lawn.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Brett Favre Press Conference

Reports are that Brett Favre will hold a press conference Thursday to discuss his retirement from football and the Green Bay Packers. Maybe Favre will have a change of heart between now and 11am cst Thursday? Maybe he will hit the podium and say, "Just kidding guys; one more year". That would be awfully crazy, but a welcomed remark. It is a long shot.

The media coverage of Favre's retirement is never ending. Not that I am complaining, but one has to be impressed with the work that print reporters and videographers have done to mark Favre's accomplishments. Hours and hours of primetime television hours were dedicated to his retirement. Thanks to my DVR I will be in good shape for my Favre fix for years to come. Seeing Favre's fashion through the years is a trip! The rolled-up, cut off jean shorts, the sport coat when he announced his rehab trip to the casual fashion of recent years is enjoyable.
I wish Favre and his family nothing but the best, but I sure would love to see a change of heart??? Come on Brett, one more year?
Go Packers!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Looks Official; Favre Retires

The cruel, cruel world. The news came as I was pulling in to my parking lot at work. What a wonderful way to start a work day! With the terribly sad news of my quarterback, Brett Favre deciding to retire from football and the Green Bay Packers. He has led the team from all of these years. When he first hit the field for the Packers I was graduating from high school and now look at me, all mature and responsible and so on. Just kidding, but when you look at what you have done in your personal life since 1992, it is crazy to think that each of those years, Brett Favre was our quarterback. Packers fans the world over are shedding a collective tear today.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Eight Minutes of Hell..."Favre Retires" on Packers Site

When I heard the news that the Packers site posted the news that Brett Favre was retiring I was immediately hit with the such sadness. What would I do? What would my future hold? Would Aaron Rodgers ever come close to filling the void left by #4? Would Packers tickets become the easiest get in town? Would Favre want to hang out with me in his spare time?
So many questions. So few answers. The Packers people immediately said the article posted was something they have had "ready" at the end of the last few seasons. It wasn't to be taken as insider information at all, and that a formal announcement from Favre is expected to come within the next week or so.
The Green Bay Packers' new president and CEO, Mark Murphy, earlier this week said that he believes Packers quarterback Brett Favre will return next season.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Packer Fan Fest 2008 Right Around the Corner

If you signed up with the hope you'd have the chance to buy Packers Fan Fest tickets, you'd know by now if you won the chance as tickets are now in the "winners" hands. The event, held in Lambeau Field Atrium March 7-8, is a popular one. The following Green Bay Packers players have said they would be in attendance signing autographs and chit-chatting with the Packers fans in attendance.

Donald Driver, Aaron Kampman, Al Harris, Atari Bigby, Nick Collins, Junius Coston, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Ryan Grant, Korey Hall, Cullen Jenkins, James Jones, Ryan Pickett, Brady Poppinga, Koren Robinson, Aaron Rodgers, Jason Spitz and Scott Wells.

Also expected are a few Packers alumni like John Brockington, Willie Buchanon, LeRoy Butler, Willie Davis, Antonio Freeman, Bob Harlan, Marco Rivera, Dave Robinson, Frank Winters and Ron Wolf.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Brown County Green Bay Packers Ticket Drawing NOW

If you are a resident of Brown County, WI, and not currently a Green Bay Packers Season ticket holder, now is the time to register your name for a chance to purchase tickets to a 2008 Packers game at Lambeau Field. This will be the 6th year 4000 tickets for each home game will be made available for purchase for those fans who helped pay with their tax dollars for Lambeau Field's expansion of a few years ago.

While they aren't the best seats in the house, the 300 level seating the Packers make available are certainly better than no seat at all.

If you have already registered in the past, you don't need to again. If you haven't, then go to the Packers Pro Shop, the service desk in Lambeau Field's Atrium or the Packers ticket office for a form to fill out. Hurry though, you have to have your information in their hands by March 12, 2008.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Ten Things to do in Wisconsin Prior to the Packer Season

At first I thought I would be a real smart ass for this little time-killer. Given the fact that I am looking out of my window at ten feet of snow and a forecast of 7 degrees, being sincere will take a little more effort. As a lifelong Wisconsinite, or Sconny, I appreciate this place, but can name a million other places I would like to set up shop. There are Packer bars all over, right? No Lambeau Field though without a flight from the beach. So until I can enjoy Brett Favre suited up in his green and gold and watch the Packers stomp all over the competition in fall, here is what I would recommend checking out in my part of Wisconsin - Brew City.

10. World's Largest Music Festival Summerfest will eat up 10 days. Make that 11 to allow for recovery.

9. Train for Milwaukee's Lakefront Marathon. I say this every year. It's like The Secret.

8. Do some real damage at Anthroplogie in Milwaukee's Third Ward. There isn't a better store.

7. Given the kid-factor, I anticipate numerous Milwaukee County Zoo and Betty Brinn Children's Museum trips.

6. Harley Davidson's 105th Anniversary Party will be super fun! Bruce Springsteen is playing on Saturday, August 30, 2008 outside the Summerfest grounds.

5. Anticipate the Milwaukee Bucks moves in the NBA draft. Without hope you have nothing. Who said that?

4. Give yourself a little love. Not like that....Take a road trip to remind yourself of that special love you have for Lambeau Field. Road trip to Geeebzzz and have lunch at Curly's Pub.

3. Get outside. The number of beautiful days in Milwaukee is so low, you have to eat each one right up. Plant. Run. Bike. Walk. Swim. Each day.

2. One more road trip. A quick hour drive to Madison will be a treat. It doesn't get much better. The Wisconsin Badgers wouldn't be named a top party school for kicks.

1. I guess we gotta get on board. Brewers fever is coming; I feel it. I am a little achey and sweaty. Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day at Miller Park April 4 is a must do. The bright side is that Milwaukee Brewers tickets are a lot cheaper than Packers tickets!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Favre and McCarthy Win NFL 101 Awards

Announced earlier this week, Packers quarterback Brett Favre and Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy were selected to win NFL 101 Awards. I must live under a rock because I have never heard of these awards, which some consider to be the fanciest, classiest sports award event. The NFL 101 Award began in 1969 and it's recipients include the finest NFL players. The 101 in the name refers to the 101 sports writers and and broadcasters who vote for the winners.


Brett Favre - Quarterback, Green Bay Packers

Became the NFL's all-time leader in touchdown passes (442), completions (5,377), attempts (8,759) and wins (162). He finished the regular season with an NFL record 253 consecutive starts and was the first player to ever win 3 MVP awards and he did it in consecutive years. Brett Favre led the Green Bay Packers to NFC North Division Championship and an appearance in the NFC Championship game.


Mike McCarthy - Head Coach, Green Bay Packers

Engineered remarkable return to prominence for Packers franchise in 2007, compiling 13-3 regular season record, capturing the NFC North Title, a playoff victory over Seattle and berth in NFC Championship Game (losing in overtime to NY Giants). McCarthy took over a 4-12 Packers team two years ago and led them to 8-8 as rookie coach last year and then to 13-3 this year.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

While the Packers are 2007's NFC North Division Champions, they aren't packing their bags for Arizona. They gave us a good run, but seriously I don't think I can wait until fall. What to do. What to do.

Well I just killed five minutes reading this article on the Packers website 2007 Regular Season: By the Numbers. That was interesting. I can't afford to book a trip to Hawaii to watch the Pro Bowl. Not that Brett Favre ever goes anyway. And not that if he did, he and I would catch a beer together anyway.

Word on the street is that Favre and Packers Coach Mike McCarthy will be continuing discussions on whether Favre would be retuning to play another year in Green Bay, in the NFL. Hopefully this won't be a drawn out discussion. I need to know whether or not to buy a new #4 jersey for next years' games. I REALLY don't want to buy a #12 Aaron Rodgers jersey. No offense understand.

A key point for next season include expectations and how very different they will be coming off a 13-3 season vs. an 8-8 season the year prior. The Packers schedule will likely include more Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games; which are fun for the fans, but must be tough on the team as their recovery time is shortened. That said, if this NFL Network deal isn't worked out by then, there will continue to be upset Packers fans around the country.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

My Goal for the Packers Off Season

No it doesn't involve any of the Packers players or coaching staff; it is all about me and my desire to represent the older generation of Bikini Girls at Lambeau Field when my Green Bay Packers hit the field in August. Some people mark weight loss goals with the changing of the calender year, I am going to do it with the Packers loss to the Giants in the NFC F*&@NG Championship Game at Lambeau Field this past Sunday. I can't get over it. It just would have been so sweet. As someone in my office just pointed out, in some sort of weird way, it is sure nice these girls are fit and represent Wisconsin in a better light than most. Do you think Maxim likes Bikini Moms?

The bright side of this is that I believe it is almost a sure thing that Brett Favre will return to lead the green and gold on one more run for the Super Bowl. So, who has my Packers tickets for September? I will give you a bikini....Bueller?

Monday, January 21, 2008

Top 10 Reasons Why I Still Love My Packers

10. Their fans come to Lambeau Field from all over the world.

9. Not sell-outs, the Packers are the only non-profit, community-owned team in all of professional sports

8. Packers tickets have been sold out since 1960.

7. What am I going to do? Cheer for the Bears?

6. Packers fans are rock solid. The salt of the earth.

5. That super awesome music they play at Lambeau. (I am kidding. Let's update for 2008, ok guys?)

4. From the exhibition game in August to this years' NFC Championship game, Green Bay is abuzz with excited football fans who fill up Lambeau Field to capacity.

3. I look good in Green and Gold.

2. Old School football. No sharpies or popcorn allowed in the end zone.

1. Do I even have to say it? Brett Favre. Without him, the Packers wouldn't have even hosted the NFC Championship game to begin with.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Poor Little Vikings Fans

The Packers are still playing football deep in to January. Brett Favre's #4 jersey is tops in sales. The Pack has won a million of their last million and three games. They are America's team. More importantly they aren't the Minnesota Vikings. Sure the two teams will meet twice a season for decades, but let's just see if the Viks ever reach the status of the Green and Gold. Minnesota Vikings tickets sell for as little as ten bucks as soon as they go 0-1 at the beginning of a season. Nice.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Packers in NFC Championship Game!!

At the beginning of the NFL season I sure wouldn't have thought I would be writing an entry about the our Green Bay Packers hosting the NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field. It is fate. Favre, 10 years, the Patriots (potentially), Brady and Favre; the whole thing. The Packers are favored to win the game against the Giants. Football fans are heading in to the frozen tundra already as the national press is reporting on all of the activities already underway. Fans from warm-weather areas are going to have to come prepared as the game time temperature in Green Bay is to be zero degrees and that is not taking the wind chill in to effect. Ice Bowl III. History in the making.
Sports Illustrated's latest issue documents the fun that was last week in Green Bay. Brett Favre is Totally Cool as the cover reads.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Monday, January 07, 2008

Seattle Fans Pick up Packers tickets for Saturday

Looks like we will have quite a nice game on our hands come Saturday as the Seattle Seahawks, coached by former Packers' coach Mike Holmgren come to Green Bay. As the game ended in Seattle this weekend, west-coasters were online booking flights and Packers vs Seahawks tickets like mad. We all know that the Packers team coached by Holmgren went all the way to the Super Bowl back in 1996. The ol' tale of teacher and student. Coach Holmgren reeling in the wild ways of young quarterback Brett Favre #4. The folks in Green Bay named a street after the guy! Holmgren Way! Watching their game against the Washington Redskins made me a little nervous; they didn't look bad let's put it that way.

The NFC Divisional game between the Packers and Seahawks have fans in Wisconsin FIRED UP and buying Packers tickets! Although many seem to be looking right past this game, assuming a win and a Dallas loss over the Giants. While I am right in line with that school of thought, my brain tells me not to get too excited, that a NFC Championship game in Green Bay is probably not going to happen. Checking out various Dallas Cowboys' blogs isn't as entertaining as reading Green Bay Packers blogs, that's for sure! The Cowboys can beat the Giants this time just as they did twice this season. Maybe third time is a charm? At this moment the Cowboys are an 8 point favorite. Hmmmm, just like the Packers are at home against Seattle. Oddsmakers busy or coincidence? Either way, I do hope one of their predictions is wrong.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Green Bay Packers Tickets Priced Right

Without experience buying Packers tickets, one might think Packers playoff tickets are double or triple the going rate for regular season Packers tickets, but it isn't the case for the NFC Divisional Playoff game Saturday, January 12 at Lambeau Field.

Looking around the secondary ticket market, I have seen Packers playoff tickets going for a reasonable, though not "cheap", $194 per ticket on sites like Given that there isn't a bad seat in Lambeau, I would be totally cool with an entry level ticket. People are going to be so stoked with game time at a tailgate-perfect time of 3:30 in the afternoon. You can move from Bloody Mary's in the morning to brats to beer in the afternoon sun. Now the odds are that it won't be as sunny in Green Bay for the playoff game as it was for this shot of Favre and Driver earlier in the season. You can't bring too many hand and foot warmers for the game!

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