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!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Packers Pep Rally Tickets

The Green Bay Packers ticket office made 15,000 tickets available for the Pep Rally set for Friday, January 11th from 6-9p in the north end zone of Lambeau Field. It goes without saying, that the Packers Pep Rally is sold out.

For Packers fans going to the Divisional Playoff game the following day, but unable to make this event the night prior, it will be televised in Green Bay and a few other stations around Wisconsin.

Totally off the subject, but have you seen the list of the home and away games for the Packers in the 2008 NFL Season? Here is the breakdown:


Green Bay Packers Home: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts

Away: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

You are right; that wasn't a very nice picture of Brett.

This one is MUCH better....

Hurry, Enter to Win Packers Playoff Tickets!!!

Have you visited to enter their contest??? They are giving away Green Bay Packers Playoff Tickets! Hurry though as you need to enter by Tuesday, January 8th, which will give you plenty of time to buy some new cold weather Packer gear for the game! Hey, you'll need it two weekends' in a row once the Dallas Cowboys lose!

With the Dallas Morning News running headlines like, "No-mentum for Dallas Cowboys heading to playoffs" and others saying "Cowboys need to regain lost killer instinct" a Packer fan has to have a little extra skip in their step on their way to the gates of Lambeau Field.

I have heard these songs and dances about Hannah Montana tickets being the hottest thing since sliced bread, but the real story is how hot a ticket is to the NFC Divisional Playoff game in Green Bay, WI of all places. Personally I have heard some great stories of people making travel arrangements from warm weather spots like California and Florida to sit in the zero degree temperatures of Lambeau. I think it is great!