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  • Brett Favre a shoo-in for Pro Football Hall of Fame

    02/05/2016 7:01:34 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | WBAY.COM
    It's the definition of a "sure thing." The next class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be announced Saturday, and former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is sure to be inducted. It's #4's first time on the Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot, but his stats and stature make him a shoo-in. "Nothing is ever a lock, but I am honored to be here," Favre told NFL Network. "I never dreamed of MVP, I never dreamed of the Hall of Fame, I dreamed of playing. And running out with my helmet off, like I did in the...
  • Robert Griffin III cleans out his locker four years after Washington Redskins paid a whooping [tr]

    01/11/2016 10:20:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 11, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Robert Griffin III is saying goodbye to the Washington Redskins. Four years after signing a $21.1million four-year contract with the team, that came with a $13.8million signing bonus, Griffin was seen cleaning out his locker for the final time following the Redskins loss to the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday. It was a difficult four years for Griffin, who after a stellar rookie season faltered in his second year and was replaced by Kirk Cousins, never returning to his post as starting quarterback.
  • NFL Live Thread Divisional Weekend

    01/11/2016 4:15:43 AM PST · by Bender2 · 383 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF WEEKEND Saturday, Jan. 16 AFC Divisional Round Game 1 Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots 4:35 p.m., CBS NFC Divisional Round Game 1 Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers 8:15 p.m., NBC Sunday, Jan. 17 NFC Divisional Round Game 2 Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks 1:05 p.m., FOX AFC Divisional Round Game 2 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos 4:40 p.m., CBS
  • Packers fans to star in Super Bowl commercial

    12/31/2015 1:42:15 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-31-15 | Breann Schossow
    The call went out seeking Green Bay Packers fans born in October, November, or December 1967, and those fans answered in a big way. The Green Bay Press Gazette had reported that House Casting of New York wanted "die-hard Packers fans" born during those months to appear in the NFL's Super Bowl 50 commercial. House Casting followed up Wednesday morning to say the agency has been inundated with responses, and the casting of the commercial is now closed. So what role might these 48-year-old Packers fans play in the commercial? You'll have to wait until the Super Bowl to find...
  • Aaron Rodgers on Obama comments: Love hearing that from a Bears fan

    11/19/2015 10:51:06 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 19, 2015 | John Breech
    President Obama is a big sports fan, so when he sat down to do an interview with GQ recently, it was no surprise that he compared himself to a famous athlete. What was surprising though is that the lifelong Bears fan compared himself to someone who plays for the team the everyone in Chicago hates: The Green Bay Packers. During the interview, Obama said that when it comes to running the country, he's like "Aaron Rodgers in the pocket." "In the sense of you can't be distracted by what's around you, you've got to be looking downfield," Obama said. "And...
  • Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers appears to take a jab at Seahawk Russell Wilson (Mocks God)

    09/21/2015 7:10:22 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 62 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 09/21/2015 | Bob Condotta
    Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers insisted throughout the week that he wouldn’t be thinking about anything that had happened in past games with the Seattle Seahawks as the two teams prepared for a rematch. But after the Packers beat the Seahawks 27-17 in Green Bay Sunday night, Rodgers made a comment that appeared to show some of the history with the Seahawks was on his mind. Specifically, comments Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson made after the NFC Championship game crediting the Seahawks’ comeback to God. Asked after the game a question about the Packers have been able to create and deal...
  • 67,000 Packer fans at Lambeau Field to Honor Brett Favre induction in the Football Hall of Fame

    07/19/2015 5:16:46 AM PDT · by hondact200 · 10 replies
    july 19, 2015 | hondact200
    67,00 Packer fans show up at Lambeau Field to honor the retiring of Packer jersey #4 and the induction of Brett Favre into the Football Hall of Fame. Local news station carried the program.
  • Brett Favre in SI: 'I think I could play'

    06/30/2015 11:39:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-30-15 | JS Sports Blog
    Brett Favre, wearing his old Green Bay Packers No. 4 jersey, is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week as part of the magazine's "Where are They Now" issue. Favre voices many of the same thoughts he did back in October when Journal Sentinel reporter Tyler Dunne visited him at his home in Mississippi, talking about his life today, the physical toll the game took on him, his reconciliation with the Packers after the messy departure in 2008, and more. He also thinks he could still play in the NFL – sort of. "I think I could play,"...
  • It's Aaron: Aaron Rodgers surprises 4 kids at Hometown Heroes Camp

    02/01/2015 12:14:06 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Video at source. Aaron Rogers surprises 4 kids at Hometown Heroes Camp who lost their fathers in the military. It's Aaron is a series of visits Aaron Rogers makes to kids who have suffered a loss through war, or illness, just to hang out and talk.
  • Aaron Rodgers Likes Footballs Inflated "Over What They Allow."

    01/21/2015 3:04:56 AM PST · by maddog55 · 17 replies
    link ^ | Tuesday, January 20, 201 | Unknown
    <p>This is from the Patriots Packers game back in November.</p> <p>Listen as they explain how Aaron Rodgers once told them, "I like to push the limits to how much air we can put in the football, even go over what they allow you to do and see if the officials take air out of it" because he thinks its easier for him to grip.</p>
  • Seahawks rally stuns Packers 28-22 in OT for NFC title

    01/18/2015 4:51:52 PM PST · by djf · 131 replies
    Never doubt the resilience of the Seattle Seahawks. Plagued by turnovers and outplayed much of Sunday by Green Bay, the Seahawks staged an improbable comeback and beat the Packers 28-22 in overtime. Russell Wilson, who struggled until the final minutes, hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into the extra period on the only possession. The Seahawks became the first defending champion to make the Super Bowl in 10 years, and will play the winner of the AFC title game between Indianapolis and New England. How they got there was stunning.
  • 'New York Bozo!' Aaron Rodgers welcomes Chris Christie to Lambeau

    01/11/2015 5:15:22 PM PST · by topher · 29 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11-Jan-2015 | By Eric Edholm
    On second-and-2 on the Green Bay Packers' opening drive on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, quarterback Aaron Rodgers called out an audible that — best guess — had a funny little double meaning. "New York Bozo! New York Bozo!" Rodgers shouted as he scanned over the defense. Hmm, let's see ... who is the most talked-about guest of a certain Cowboys owner? Yes, we imagine this was the Packers' response to New Jersey governor Chris Christie and his infamous red sweater being pals with Jerry Jones and a guest at the divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field, as well as...
  • Aaron Rodgers still not practicing for Packers

    01/07/2015 7:27:24 PM PST · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't practice Wednesday and might not Thursday as he continues to receive treatment for a calf injury that has bothered him the past couple weeks.
  • Suh Says Feet Too ‘Numb’ to Realize He Stepped on Rodgers; Suspension Lifted

    12/31/2014 11:43:33 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 31, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    The NFL on Monday overturned its one-game suspension imposed on Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for stepping on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during Sunday’s game. Suh who has a history of cheap shots and dirty plays was seen on camera stomping on Aaron Rogers previously injured leg. The former Nebraska All-American had appealed the suspension saying that his feet were numb from cold and that he couldn’t tell the difference between Aaron Rodgers’ feet and the ground. Breitbart News reported on Tuesday that Suh’s appeal would be heard by former NFL defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell.
  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix picked to help fix back of Packers’ defense

    05/10/2014 7:10:05 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 18 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 05-09-2014 | Bob McGinn
    Green Bay — The Green Bay Packers were one player away from disaster Thursday night in the first round of the National Football League draft. Prospect after prospect the Packers held in high regard and held out hopes might be available at their No. 21 position had to be removed from their draft board. Finally, it came down to the slot just ahead of Green Bay. What would have been the reaction among the Packers' decision-makers if the New Orleans Saints would have selected safety Ha'Sean "Ha Ha" Clinton-Dix of Alabama with pick No. 20. "I would have been crushed,"...
  • Darren Sharper connected to total of seven rapes in four states

    02/15/2014 7:45:54 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2-15-14 | N/A
    LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors charged former NFL safety Darren Sharper on Friday with raping and drugging two women in California and disclosed he is under investigation in connection with five more drug-related rapes in three other states. Sharper briefly appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court, where his arraignment was postponed until Feb. 20 at the request of his lawyers. They issued a statement saying he would be exonerated. Prosecutors then filed a motion to increase Sharper's bail to $10 million and outlined details of investigations involving him in Las Vegas, Tempe, Ariz., and New Orleans. Sharper has not been charged...
  • SF 49ers Player -- Ric Flair Flew Into (Bleep) Green Bay ... To Pump Up the Team

    01/05/2014 6:54:23 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 5, 2014 | TMZ Staff
    The San Francisco 49ers got surprise visit from wrestling legend Ric Flair tonight ... but what's more shocking, one of the players gave him props for flying into the "sh*thole" that is Green Bay!!! With the 49ers set to play the Packers Sunday in a Wild Card game, The Nature Boy gave a pump up speech to the squad at the team meeting the night before ... even belting out his signature "WOOOO!!" But after the visit, lineman Anthony Davis gave the Pack some last minute bulletin board material when he ripped the city ... tweeting, "Nature Boy Ric Flair...
  • NFC Wild Card Game Live Thread

    01/05/2014 1:46:08 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 48 replies
    05 Jan 2014 | US Navy Vet
    GO PACK!!!
  • Aaron Rodgers denies rumor regarding his sexuality

    12/31/2013 4:43:35 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 109 replies
    Over the past few days, an online rumor has emerged regarding the question of whether Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is gay. We’ve ignored them, for a couple of reasons. First, it doesn’t matter if he is. Second, he hadn’t personally addressed the rumor. On Tuesday, Rodgers tackled the topic during his weekly appearance on ESPN Milwaukee. We know this because one of the ESPN Milwaukee on-air hosts sent us an email with a partial transcript of Rodgers’ comments. “I’m not gay,” Rodgers said. “I really, really like women. That’s all I can say about that.”
  • Cowboys Management Comments On Dez Leaving Game Early

    12/16/2013 5:55:28 PM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies ^ | 12-16-2013 | CBS
    It’s no doubt that Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is a fierce competitor on the field, but his emotions got the best of him before the end of the game Sunday night against the Packers – forcing him to abandon his teammates on the sidelines and leave the game with minutes to spare. Following a 4th quarter interception ruling, giving Green Bay the ball and ultimately the victory, Bryant left the bench and headed back to the locker room – according to Bryant, to cry. “I was very emotional. I cried when I got into the locker room.” Bryant said...
  • Week Two NFL Picks

    09/12/2012 2:11:24 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 3 replies
    BC Magazine ^ | September 12, 2012 | RJ Elliott
    Thursday, September 13 Chicago (1-0) at Green Bay (0-1) 8:20 p.m. [Line: Packers by 7] Last week: Packers lost at home to the 49ers 30-22; Bears won at home against the Colts 41-21. Chicago's offense looked unstoppable in Week 1, both on the ground and through the air. But let's remember that they were playing the Colts. The Packers could not run the ball last week, but keep in mind that they were playing the 49ers. RJ's Pick: Green Bay by 3
  • Green Bay Packers Football vs. Christmas (WI)

    12/21/2005 1:21:27 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 51 replies · 1,120+ views via AP Wire ^ | December 21, 2005 | Robert Imrie
    (Demand for tickets down for Bears game Sunday...) With the Green Bay Packers coming off a woeful loss to Baltimore and about to play their first-ever Christmas Day game at Lambeau Field, some fans and brokers report declining demand for tickets - even though Sunday's opponent is the archrival Chicago Bears. Longtime season ticket-holder William Swetlik of Green Bay has two tickets for sale - at face value - for a Bears game he hates to miss. "Christmas Day is for Christ, not for football, and for my family," he said. "I want to be home with the kids. We...
  • What? Brett Favre May Return With Carolina?

    03/27/2011 8:19:33 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Total Packers ^ | March 27, 2011
    Quarterback Brett Favre may return to the NFL for the 2011 season, according to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, but not with the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings seem intent on choosing a quarterback in this year’s draft and possibly adding a veteran like the Washington Redskins Donovan McNabb as a bridge until he’s ready. If it happens, it wouldn’t come as a surprise. We’ve all seen this movie before. There are, however, a couple interesting angles here. Favre was quick to file his retirement papers with the league after the 2010 season, something he didn’t do the...
  • Green Bay Packers fan "Chuck FM" will play "nothing during the game" Sunday

    02/05/2011 7:23:40 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 56 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2/4/11 |
    Woodward Communications says "Chuck FM does not want anything to distract from the big game, so the station that plays everything will be playing nothing from 5:30pm this Sunday until the game is finished." Chuck FM (WCHK, Seymour, Wisconsin at 104.3 and its Green Bay-area translator at 103.5) believes that most of the market will be glued to the game, during the Super Bowl. So as a promotion, it will play "nothing but the blissful sounds of silence." See the Chuck FM website at
  • G.B. Packers save millions for US taxpayers!

    02/05/2011 12:18:17 PM PST · by FromLori · 31 replies · 1+ views
    E Mail | 12/5/2011
    CHEERS FOR THE GREEN BAY PACKERS SAVING AMERICA MILLIONS The Green Bay Packers Are Good for America Every Red Blooded American should jump in line to support the Green Bay Packers! The Packers defeated the Chicago Bears a couple weeks ago thus earning them the opportunity to go to the Super Bowl. By doing so, they literally saved the Hard-Working, Red Blooded, Taxpaying Americans several million dollars of tax money. How you say? Simple... we were told that if the Chicago Bears had won that President Obama (and probably his family) would be attending the Super Bowl to cheer on...
  • The Packer Brothers Podcast: Packers 45, NY Giants 17 at Lambeau Field.

    12/30/2010 4:47:51 PM PST · by Packer Pete · 4 replies · 62+ views
    Wow, what a great game for the Packers, the way they absolutely thrashed the New York Giants at home last Sunday. The toughest thing was picking the player of the game. Was it Aaron Rodgers, with the biggest day for a Green Bay quarterback, not that guy, but since Lynn Dickey? Or was it Jarrin' John Kuhn with his hat trick of touchdowns that put the game out of reach? Either way, the big win sets up a classic final regular season game, with a playoff berth at stake as the Packers host the Chicago Bears in Lambeau Field....
  • [Detroit] Lions news is bad news

    12/12/2006 10:07:00 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 419 replies · 3,799+ views ^ | December 12, 2006 | Os Davis
    ...With a record of 2-11, the silver-and-Honolulu blue are firmly entrenched at No. 32 on any power poll in this spiral arm of the galaxy. Entrenched, that is, until another loss drops them behind Ohio State, Florida and the Hamburg Sea Devils. Think it can't get worse? Hey, this is the Lions. NFL schedule makers saw fit to arrange the endgame Kitty Cats' so, so long season likewise: at the Green Bay Packers where the Lions haven't won since a guy named Brett Favre took over there (that's right, 1992); against the Chicago Bears in a game which figures to...
  • Russ Feingold’s Hail Mary Pass

    10/05/2010 1:48:32 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 21 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 10/5/2010 | Sean Higgins
    Down in the polls in his bid for a fourth term, Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., has decided he is going to hit Republican opponent Ron Johnson where it hurts: calling into question his support for Wisconsin’s own Green Bay Packers. In a new 30-second ad, Feingold’s campaign shows images of pro football endzone celebrations, including one where then-Minnesota Vikings’ Randy Moss is dancing and pretending to moon the audience to boos from the crowd.
  • Former NFL standout arrested at S.A. hotel

    12/31/2008 7:37:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies · 1,000+ views ^ | 12-30-2008 | By Graeme Zielinski
    Andre “Bad Moon” Rison, the soft-handed five-time NFL Pro Bowl receiver whose nickname references his off-the-field troubles, was arrested for public intoxication at a River Walk hotel early Monday morning, authorities said. Rison, 41, who scored touchdowns with seven NFL teams and won a Super Bowl ring with the Green Bay Packers in their glorious 1996 season, paid the $85 fine and eventually was released after his arrest at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in the 100 block of East Pecan Street. Police were called to the hotel by staff after employees said Rison and a friend made a scene in...
  • Favre will be officially reinstated on Monday

    08/03/2008 12:12:48 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 26 replies · 62+ views
    FOX Sports ^ | 8/03/08 | Jay Glazer
    Brett Favre is getting his wish. The NFL league office will announce later today that Favre will be reinstated to the Green Bay Packers, but that reinstatement will not officially take effect until 1 p.m. ET Monday.Commissioner Goodell waited for both sides to come to some sort of an agreement. But when they failed to do so, in the end, Goodell felt if Favre wanted to play football that he should be given the right to do just that.Once Favre has arrived at Green Bay training camp, sources tell the team will ramp up efforts to trade him. In...
  • McCain Tells a New Version of Heroic P.O.W. Story [No FR mention]

    07/13/2008 12:17:15 AM PDT · by Plutarch · 32 replies · 146+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 10, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    In Pennsylvania, McCain Tells a New Version of Heroic P.O.W. Story -- Subbing the Pittsburgh Steelers for the Green Bay Packers July 10, 2008 5:37 PMYesterday in Pittsburgh, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., professed his love for the Steelers to KDKA-TV. Watch HERE. Asked what first comes to his mind when he thinks of Pittsburgh, McCain chuckled, "the Steelers.  I was a mediocre high school athlete but I loved and adored the sports but the Steelers really made a huge impression on me particularly in my early years." And then McCain told a rather moving story about his time as a...
  • Thompson, McCarthy say Favre can rejoin team as backup

    The Green Bay Packers' general manager and coach don't plan to grant Brett Favre's request for his release. If he does rejoin the team, they told The Associated Press this morning, it won't be as the starting quarterback. And Favre is unlikely to accept a backup role, GM Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged in their first public comments since the 38-year-old Favre demanded his release this week.
  • Packers running back foils burglary

    06/04/2008 5:58:22 AM PDT · by JZelle · 20 replies · 90+ views ^ | 6-04-08 | AP
    GREEN BAY, Wis. - Green Bay Packers running back Noah Herron thwarted a would-be burglar by hitting him with a bed post during a break-in at his home. Brown County Sheriff Dennis Kocken said Tuesday that the break-in happened late last Friday and the injured the intruder remained hospitalized but is expected to recover. "Noah Herron used necessary, reasonable and justifiable force in protecting his life and property," Kocken said in a statement. "Herron, the victim in this random home invasion, is cooperating with law enforcement." Herron, 26, missed all of last season with a knee injury. Chief Deputy John...
  • Man Arrested for Forcing Son to Wear Packers Jersey

    01/17/2008 9:17:55 AM PST · by repinwi · 26 replies · 75+ views
    WLUK ^ | 1/17/08 | AP
    Upset that his 7-year-old son wouldn't wear a Green Bay Packers jersey during the team's playoff victory Saturday, a man restrained the boy for an hour with tape and taped the jersey onto him. < snip > Kowald, contacted later Wednesday by the Portage Daily Register, said the incident happened in a joking manner as his son challenged him by saying he wouldn't root for the Packers. When he tied the boy up, the youngster was laughing as his wife took pictures.
  • Giuliani disses Green Bay Packers fan

    01/16/2008 11:04:13 AM PST · by Space Moose · 57 replies · 81+ views
    Fox News ^ | 15 January 2008 | Mosheh Oinounou
    Okay, now he has done it.......
  • ’Cheeseheads’ try to come up with new state brand for Wisconsin

    01/02/2008 6:45:17 PM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 43 replies · 181+ views
    Twin ^ | 01/02/08 | RYAN J. FOLEY (AP)
    MADISON, Wis.—Mention Wisconsin and the average person thinks of the Green Bay Packers, cheese and cold weather. Some state lawmakers and the Department of Tourism want to change that image. They're trying to come up with a new state brand to explain why Wisconsin is a good place to visit, live and do business. "We are the Green Bay Packers. We are a great agricultural state. We are America's Dairyland," said Rep. Steve Wieckert, R-Appleton. "But we are more than that." An Assembly committee is expected to vote Thursday on Wieckert's plan to require the Department of Administration to study...
  • Is This the Year? (Green Bay Packers)

    11/19/2007 7:37:51 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 53 replies · 80+ views
    JSOnline ^ | November 18, 2007 | Gary D'Amato
    (The Packers are piling up victories at a Lombardi-like pace. With a stout defense and ageless quarterback, it's starting to feel like '96.) Green Bay, WI - No one has to explain to Green Bay Packers fans the fleeting nature of greatness in the National Football League. There was Super Bowl XXXI and another close call and then Ray Rhodes and Mike Sherman came and went and Brett Favre's hair turned gray before our eyes. LeRoy Butler and Gilbert Brown and Ron Wolf retired. Darren Sharper went to Minnesota. Reggie White died. This isn't en-Titled Town. There are no style...
  • NFL Football as Campaign 2008

    11/11/2007 7:24:49 PM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 19 replies · 204+ views ^ | 11.11.07 | Kevin McCullough
    1. The New England Patriots as Hillary Clinton... "The greatest of all time" or so the "experts" wonder aloud? (And many would disagree...) The most organizational strength of any of the field. Complete with "philandering quarterback who'd rather knock up a girl, and leave her for a new Supermodel" - ready to take up residence as "first lady" and whose calendar would be well... blank, thus allowing him to remain "in play" pretty much 24/7. Team Hillary is also willing to stoop to classic Belicheck cheating levels like videotaping the visiting team's signals, or even planting ONLY the questions that...
  • Great Americans! (Green Bay Packer fans help Brett Favre's hometown rebuild)

    11/08/2007 9:33:55 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 4 replies · 92+ views
    HBO's Inside The NFL | 11-7-07 | Self
    I watched HBO's Inside The NFL this week and they aired a piece about a group of Packer fans that have been making trips to Brett Favre's hometown of Kiln, MS to help rebuild houses destroyed by Katrina. It was mostly a feel-good piece, but I really enjoyed it. This group has made about twenty trips to Kiln to help rebuild houses. I can't remember the exact number, but I think they said they've helped about 44 families rebuild. While I was watching this story, I couldn't help but think this is what's right with America. People helping other people....
  • Favre tells paper he's coming back

    02/02/2007 9:22:30 AM PST · by 7thson · 73 replies · 1,157+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02022007 | AP
    GREEN BAY, Wis. - Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will return for his 17th season, Favre told the Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss., on Friday. "I am so excited about coming back," he told the newspaper. "We have a good nucleus of young players. We were 8-8 last year and that's encouraging.
  • Today in History: SUPER BOWL I Jan 15, 1967 [Article a landslide of info]

    01/15/2007 6:27:30 AM PST · by yankeedame · 27 replies · 1,778+ views
    Super Bowl I Super Bowl I Quarter 1 2 3 4 Tot Chiefs 0 10 0 0 10 Packers 7 7 14 7 35 Date January 15, 1967 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem University of Arizona and University of Michigan Bands Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show University of Arizona and University of Michigan Bands Attendance 61,946 TV in the United States Network CBS and NBC Announcers CBS: Ray Scott, Jack Whitaker and Frank Gifford NBC: Curt Gowdy and Paul Christman Nielsen Ratings CBS:...
  • The Green Bay Packers and the Curse of the Packalope

    11/27/2005 5:19:10 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 9 replies · 516+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | November 27, 2005 | Marathon Pundit
    Tee Bee over at Guide to Midwestern Culture has been keeping an eye on the story of the Packalope, whose distinctive headgear has been banned from Lambert, I mean Lambeau Field because his antlers, according to Green Bay officials, fall under the "anything that can be used as a weapon" category." The ban was announced in August. The Packalope, whose real name is Larry Primeau, has had a tough go of it recently. Visiting his web site, I learned Primeau's wife passed away last November. The Green Bay Packers have had a terrible 2005. Does this have anything to do...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....10-26-05....Green is Green is Green

    10/25/2005 9:46:12 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 123 replies · 2,950+ views
    DollyCali | october 26, 2005 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • THROUGH IT ALL - In good times and bad, Favre shows up on game day

    09/10/2005 10:06:22 AM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 21 replies · 789+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 10 September 2005 | Lori Nickel
    He's human, really. And that's hard to remember. This is Brett Favre. Gunslinger. Competitor. Fighter. Champion. Favre has started an NFL record 225 straight games at quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. Heading into the 14th year of The Streak, Favre drives on as the records, his coaches, the opponents and his teammates fall by the wayside. He walks gingerly on feet that ache and an ankle that's killing him. His head has at least one gray hair for every one of the 379 sacks. This is Brett Favre. Survivor. The kid transplanted from Mississippi's Rotten Bayou into Vince Lombardi's...
  • ExtremeSkins Fan View: Loaded For Bear

    09/09/2005 5:03:30 AM PDT · by 7thson · 11 replies · 808+ views ^ | September 8, 2005 | Mark Steven
    An anonymous wise man once said, "the only good preseason is a finished preseason...with, like, no major injuries." Perhaps our undercover wise man fails to quite stand alongside Longfellow for etymological elegance, but he was most assuredly on point in the case of the 2005 Washington Redskins. Roughly four days hence, what transpired over the past four weeks will be but a fleeting memory--the casually discarded satin prelude to an evening of intimate revelry. Ahem. Bottom line, the 2005 preseason was a good one. And that's all I have to say about that. When we last left the real Washington...
  • Packers to retire White's number Sept. 18

    05/31/2005 3:46:26 PM PDT · by Asphalt · 24 replies · 468+ views ^ | May 31, 2005
    GREEN BAY, Wis. (May 31, 2005) -- The Green Bay Packers will retire Reggie White's number at halftime ceremonies of their home opener against the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 18. Team president Bob Harlan said he had told White before his death last December that he wanted to add his No. 92 to the retired numbers listed in the north end zone at Lambeau Field. "He was thrilled. He kept saying what an honor that would be," Harlan said. White, who suffered from a respiratory ailment, died Dec. 26 at age 43. He joined the Packers in 1993 in one...
  • When things get tough, Favre sticks close to home

    05/17/2005 12:12:20 PM PDT · by Asphalt · 54 replies · 1,830+ views
    SI ^ | Monday May 16, 2005
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- Brett Favre has stood on top of the National Football League for nearly two decades. The Fenton native has won three MVP awards and earned a Super Bowl ring while leading the Green Bay Packers to the world championship in 1996 at the Louisiana Superdome. Packed with a bank account the amount of which most people can only dream, the 14-year veteran looks invincible -- with the world in his hand. But the father of two daughters has faced some of life's most trying times during the last 17 months -- from the loss of his...
  • Favre upset with Walker

    05/04/2005 2:26:10 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 11 replies · 390+ views
    Packer News ^ | 03 May 2005 | Chris Havel
    Brett Favre isn’t sure whether Javon Walker cares what he thinks of his receiver’s holdout, but just in case, the Green Bay Packers’ quarterback made it clear. “If Javon wants to know what his quarterback thinks, and I would think he might, I’d tell him he’s going about this the wrong way,” Favre said. “When his agent tells him not to worry about what his teammates think and all that stuff, I’d tell him I’ve been around a long time and that stuff will come back to haunt you.” Favre, 35, expressed his disappointment with Walker during a telephone interview...
  • Judge to Woman: Jail or Packers Tickets

    04/27/2005 10:19:49 AM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies · 504+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-27-2005
    OSHKOSH, Wis. - It's a choice that could give pause to some Green Bay Packers fans. A judge ordered a woman convicted of theft to decide whether to spend 90 days in jail or donate her family's Packers tickets next season to charity. Sharon E. Rosenthal, 59, took more than $3,000 from labor union accounts before she left the organization, according to a criminal complaint. She was sentenced Friday in Winnebago County Circuit Court on one felony count of theft. Judge Scott Woldt offered her the decision to either serve the jail time or donate her family's four seats in...
  • Judge gives woman choice: go to jail or give up Packers tickets

    04/25/2005 6:43:26 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 21 replies · 998+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | April 25, 2005 | AP
    OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) It's a choice that could give pause to some Green Bay Packers fans. A judge ordered an Appleton woman convicted of theft to decide whether to spend 90 days in jail or donate her family's Packers tickets next season to charity. Sharon E. Rosenthal, 59, of Appleton, took more than $3,000 from labor union accounts before she left the organization, according to a criminal complaint. She was sentenced Friday in Winnebago County Circuit Court on one felony count of theft. Judge Scott Woldt offered her the decision to either serve the jail time or donate her family's...