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A turnover feast, a turkey day treat! Packers 34 – Lions 12

November 30, 2009 3 comments


The Packers dominated the Lions on Turkey day (a.k.a. Thanksgiving) last Thursday – intercepting Matt Stafford four times and making him look like a turkey too. Donald Driver won the galloping gobbler award, and Charles Woodson provided a spark once again for the Packers defense. Even with a slightly injured Calvin Johnson and a slightly injured Matt Stafford playing their hardest the Lions had no teeth. If it wasn’t for Jordy Nelson’s fumble of the opening kickoff the Lions might not have scored any touchdowns at all. Come on White Lightning, you’re better than that! It was a fantasy football feast as well for anyone who played the Green Bay defense, as they scored a ton of fantasy points from turnovers and sacks.

If you looked at the video above – now you know that Charles Woodson may be old but he still knows what the Heisman Trophy that he won looks like. Check out his pose after the pick-six. Classic!

Now it’s time to bust out of your pants with a John Madden classic, the Turducken. For anyone who doesn’t know, this is a combination of a turkey, a duck, and a chicken, all cooked as one giant bird. So how do you make this roast beast? Try this recipe.
Looking ahead to next week, the Packers play the red hot Ravens on Monday night at Lambeau Field. My roommate has tickets. Maybe I should put away the carving knife now… because I really want those tickets. Here, roomy roomy! I have a surprise for you! Perhaps we will be having a roommate stew to go with our Turducken; oh yes that could be rather tasty. Until next time cheese heads – Go PACK!

This Week’s Winner: C-Wood and his Heisman Trophy pose.
This Week’s Loser: Matthew “#1 Overall Pick, throwing it up for four picks” Stafford.

As always, I encourage and appreciate responses!! I will comment on your comments.

Injury Update – Standings Update

November 23, 2009 1 comment

Aaron Kampman (OLB) and Al Harris (CB) are both out for the rest of the season with serious knee injuries. Each man was injured during the Packers win over the 49ers.The loss of two veteran defensive players is going to really hurt the Packers. Kampman and Harris were both pro-bowl defenders.

Still, it will now be up to some of the younger backups to step in and try to fill those roles. Players to watch for: Tramon Williams playing in place of the injured Al Harris, and Brad Jones – a rookie OLB. I’m not exactly sure who the Packers will be using in place of Kampman yet – most likely it will be a rotation between Brandon Chillar, Brady Poppinga and Brad Jones.

Also, the Eagles squeaked out a victory over the Bears last night 24-20, so they are also now tied for a wild card spot with both Green Bay and New York (Giants). So as Packers fans, we should also be rooting for teams that play against the Eagles and the Giants. 🙂 Can’t wait for Thursday’s game, and I’ll be wearing my fatty pants for the Turducken.

A sour day for sourdough heads, a sweet day for cheese heads. Packers 30 – 49ers 24

November 23, 2009 Leave a comment


This blog entry will be short and sweet. Just like that win.

With another victory this week over the San Francisco 49ers, the Packers have moved into playoff contention. At 6-4, their record ties them with only the New York Giants, good enough for a wild card berth at this point. They might also be tied with the Eagles, but the outcome of the Eagle’s game against the Bears has not yet been decided. With 6 games left to play, the next few weeks will be critical. A few more victories would put Green Bay in control of its own destiny. Let’s hope the team doesn’t have a letdown due to the close win this week. They are on a short week, playing the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving this Thursday.

If 49ers fans are feeling down, maybe feeling a little bitter after that loss, they should grab some San Francisco sourdough bread, a bay area specialty. They can use it as comfort food. It’s really quite good. They can also grab some extra napkins to dry their tears. My step-brother Kyle is a 49ers fan – maybe I’ll offer him a loaf. He was at the game. I wonder how that went down… he was probably booed by the Green Bay fans. Nothing a little sourdough bread can’t fix. “Hey Kyle, why don’t you shove this sourdough bread in your sourpuss?” Ha-ha.

This victory was vindication for Aaron Rodgers, as the 49ers passed him over for Alex Smith in the 2005 draft. He had something to prove this week, and it showed. I think he had the last laugh, as he put up some big numbers and guided the Pack to a second straight win. If he keeps playing like that, I like the Packers chances to make the playoffs. It was also nice to see a better performance out of our offensive line, which enabled Ryan Grant to have a 100-yard rushing day. The balance on the offense was a big key to the Pack’s win. 🙂

Like I said, the Packers play the Lions this Thursday in Detroit. Go Pack!

This week’s winner: Aaron Rodgers

This week’s loser: Alex Smith

A victory sweeter than Texas homestyle chili – Packers 17 Cowboys 7

November 16, 2009 5 comments

There’s only one thing to do after a victory like that. Crank up the Journey. “Don’t stop – believing!” With a convincing win over the Dallas Cowboys this week, the Packers have significantly improved their chances of winning a wild card playoff spot. But that’s not the best part. The best part is that my good friend Joe is a lifelong Cowboys fan, and I am a lifelong Packers fan. It was so great to finally be able to rub it in to him, because we love to talk smack to each other! Last time these two teams met it was a Dallas victory and I couldn’t hear the end of it from him. This was great. It was just too sweet. In honor of that sweetness, I am going to make some yummy Texas homestyle chili. Here is a great recipe for it.

I recommend letting it simmer for about half a day until it is absolutely perfect. Top it with some shredded Wisconsin cheese and sour cream and you will be sure to create a mouth orgasm, or as I like to call it, a mouth-gasm.

The game ball this week goes to Charles Woodson. Is he even human? Two forced fumbles, and a goal-line interception at crucial moments in the game by Woodson this week. Those things are enough to make any Packers fan smile. I knew there was a reason I named my Yahoo pro football pick ‘em group “Charles Woodson is GOD.”


Now you can drink some Charles Woodson wine with your dinner, too. 🙂

While Green Bay’s offensive line was still bad, it was a big improvement this Sunday over previous weeks. I actually like the decision to put the rookie T.J. Lang in as a starter. Aaron Rodgers was able to make a few plays without running for his life this week, and Packer-backers can take some comfort from that. And if they still feel like crying, hopefully it’s only because the chili they’re eating is way too spicy. Have a great week cheeseheads!

This week’s winner: Charles Woodson

This week’s loser: Wisconsin native Tony Romo. Ha ha! Sorry Tony Romeo, better luck next time.

Next week the Packers host the San Fransico 49ers. Go Pack!

Have a recipe you would like to share? Leave a comment below.

A not so sweet blog entry, with report cards too. Buccaneers 38 Packers 28.

November 11, 2009 Leave a comment


Well, that was a terrible game to watch as a Green Bay Packers fan.

I mean come on, how bad do you have to be to lose to an 0-7 team starting a rookie quarterback for the first time? COME ON!! The Packers were a 10-point favorite to win that game. This should illustrate just how far they’ve fallen. I do not like this Sam I am, I do not like Green Bay’s dumb plan.

That made me physically ill. I guess I’ll have to eat a dreamsicle now in honor of those throwback Buccaneer uniforms. I think that maybe the reason the Packers lost was because they were too distracted by how ridiculous those uniforms made the other team look. Or because their coach is a dumb-ass. Or because Ted Thompson is an idiot who refuses to spend a dime in free agency. Pick your reason actually, it doesn’t really matter because this team isn’t about to turn it around without some help on the offensive line. Too bad we will have to wait until next year to see it. 😦

Now that it is the official halfway point of the season, I am giving my mid-season grades to the Packers:

QB: B+

Aaron Rodgers’ consistent high level of play with absolutely no protection is something I can get excited about. He has been one of the few bright spots on an otherwise terrible offensive unit. I would like to see him throw it away a little bit more, instead of taking a sack every time he gets in trouble, though. His three interceptions last game dropped his grade from an A.

Offensive Line: F

Let’s see – I think we are trying to set the record for the most penalties and sacks given up in one season. So far, so good.

RB’S: D+

Even the signing of Ahman Green couldn’t raise this grade. They just cannot run the ball, period. How much of that is the o-line’s fault is up for debate I guess.

WR’S: B

This grade was raised by Donald Driver’s consistently high level of play at age 35. I would still like to see a little bit more out of Greg Jennings and James Jones this season. Jordy Nelson is a talented young man, and that is why we have nicknamed him White Lightning.

TE’S: B-

Jermicheal Finley is a freak of nature and could be the next Antonio Gates or Tony Gonzalez. Too bad he has been out lately with an injury. Donald Lee is pretty good as a number two option, but he drops way too many passes to be a consistent first team player.

Defensive Line: C-

Jonny Jolly and Cullen Jenkins are probably the two best players here. We haven’t seen too much greatness from first-round pick B.J. Raji yet this season, which is too bad. This grade would be higher if the Packers could ever get to another teams QB, which they can’t seem to do.

Linebackers: B

Clay Matthews is a beast. A.J. Hawk and Nick Barnett are solid every year. Aaron Kampman is a talented player, but his talent is being wasted as an OLB and he can’t cover anyone. They might be better off trying to put him back on the D-line and using Chillar or Poppinga as the fourth linebacker. It can’t hurt.

Secondary: C

They aren’t terrible, but they’ve given up way too many big plays this season. Just think back to either of the Vikings games. Charles Woodson is the best player they have back there. Collins is pretty good, but he needs Bigby back there to help him shine. Al Harris has just been awful. He is a much better bump and run corner than a zone player in a 3-4 defense. I think that is showing this year. We could use better play from our third CB as well.

Special Teams: F

Giving up huge chunks of yardage on kick and punt returns? Check. Horrible and/or blocked punts? Check. Missed field goals galore? Check. Bad, bad, bad. That’s all I have to say about Coach Shawn Slocum’s special teams unit this year. But in the words of Mike McCarthy, I’m sure they’ll get that cleaned up.

Overall Team Grade: C

Current record: 4-4
At the midway point of the NFL season this is all we can give the Packers, an average grade for a mediocre team that probably won’t make the playoffs. I just wish they could turn it around this year instead of waiting until next year to make any changes. Oh well, keep your chin up out their cheesehead nation. There are still eight games left to play. Who knows, all 31 other teams could get the swine flu.
Love these grades? Hate these grades? I want to hear from you! Leave a comment.

Next week the Packers play the Cowboys at home. Go Pack!

Slide Show Project

November 10, 2009 Leave a comment

This slide show illustrates a day we spent at Lambeau Field.
It starts with my friends and I tailgating and ends with us viewing the game.
The Packers played the Lions on October 18th
I hope you enjoy my slide show! Click on the link below to watch it.

My Slideshow

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Thanks!

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Brett Favre has his revenge – For the second time. Vikings 38 Packers 26.

November 2, 2009 Leave a comment

A dish best served cold or with Tater tot hot dish.

Well it’s official. Brett Favre has proven once and for all that the Packers management made a mistake by letting him get away. By forcing Favre out, they brought the debacle that was sunday’s game upon all of us. He smoked the Packers secondary like a rotisserie chicken, throwing for four touchdowns this week. He had Ted Thompson crying, and wiping the proverbial egg off of his face.
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I have never much cared for GM Ted Thompson, but this is getting out of hand. His draft picks over the years have been suspect at best, and he hasn’t done anything in the time that he has been with Green Bay to improve the offensive line. In fact, since the arrival of good old TT, the offensive line has gotten much, MUCH worse. It is a travesty against the fans and the Green and Gold faithful. It is a tragedy of what could have been if he had made better choices. I loved the look on his face from the booth as Green Bay was getting crushed in the 2nd Quarter. It seemed to say “Whoops, I’m an a$$ who couldn’t manage my way out of a wet paper bag.” Seriously though, his face was as red as a sun-ripened tomato.

I never liked very many of the moves that TT made since coming to Green Bay, and this is just the icing on the cake. If you look at what happened to Seattle, it is pretty much the same thing. That crappy franchise has Ted Thompson’s finger prints all over it. It’s about time we called for him to get the @$#$ out of town on the horse he rode in on.

But enough of the heartache – let’s all go enjoy some tater tot hot dish in honor of our old friend number four. It is apparently a Minnesota delicacy. I almost feel kind of bad for Mr. Favre, seeing as how he was crying at the end of the game and pining for the glory years when “I loved them just as much as they loved me.” Almost, but not quite. He is still a traitor, after all. Here’s the video of the post game press conference with Brett:

Also something to watch for next week: Aaron Rodgers was severely limping after the game. Will he be able to play? Those multiple sacks he is taking every week are adding up. Add your thoughts on this by leaving a comment.

T.T.H.D. – It can stand for either Tater Tot Hot Dish, or Ted Thompson Has Diarrhea (of the brain.)