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.