Archive for September, 2010

Green Bay pokes the sleeping Bears and promptly shoots themselves in the foot. Bears 20 – Packers 17.

September 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Well that was a bitter pill to swallow as a Packers fan. I think everyone here in Packers nation could agree that penalties and Special teams were the difference in that game. The Packers gave up a long punt return touchdown to Devin “Remember when I was that good?” Hester and left 3 points on the field when Mason Crosby‘s Field Goal was blocked midway through the 3rd Quarter.

Mike McCarthy is also awarded DUMBEST coach in the NFL this week for challenging the call on the James Jones fumble in the 4th Quarter ON HIS OWN> That’s right, nobody told him to challenge that call. An OBVIOUS fumble and recovery. What an idiot.

Let’s quickly look at the good and the bad for the Packers in this game.

The bad: Special teams, which were obviously not-so-special, and the complete lack of a running game. Give credit to the Bears defense here, they have always been good, but the Packers running game was atrocious tonight.The Good: Aaron Rodgers playing lights out and throwing it all over the field without making any big mistakes. And how about that run into the endzone by Mr. Rodgers? That was all guts.

I’d like to complain some more, but you have to give it to the Bears, they made the plays when it counted. I’ve already marked the rematch at Lambeau Field on my calendar, so I hope you have too. Look for the Packers to avenge their loss in tonight’s game when the Bears roll into town on Jan. 02 for the final game of the season.

Unless of course by then one of the teams has a playoff bye locked up, because that team would probably only play backup players after clinching a bye week. And of course, we are all expecting the Packers to win 13 games in  a row now, aren’t we?

If you’re feeling down after the loss, grab some comfort food. Mine is pizza and that’s what I’ll be looking to chew out some of my frustration on… Here’s a great recipe for some Chicago style pizza, it’s a (you guessed it) Chicago tradition. Now what will I recommend when Chicago comes to town? Hee hee. Seriously though, does it get any better than pizza? Not if you ask me. Remember to enhance that mozzarella cheese with some Wisconsin Cheddar you CHEESE-HEADS.

Happy Reading, and Happier Eating!

Oh and one last note – normally I post a highlights video but there aren’t any available yet so I’ll post one tomorrow. Go Pack!


Buffalo’s buffalo wings are clipped as the Packers roll. Packers 34 – Bills 7.

September 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Nice victory by the Packers this week over the Bills. They seemed to have it all working for them. The defense dominated and shut down the Bills anemic offense, barely allowing the Bills to do much but punt. The Bills’ big play threat Lee Evans was non-existent and the three-headed monster of their share-time backfield with Fred Jackson, Marshawn Lynch and C.J. Spiller wasn’t enough to overcome the Pack’s dominant Run D. Clay Matthews looked like the son of Sam as he killed Bills QB Trent Edwards at every opportunity. I think it’s safe to say that Clay the third has arrived in the NFL because he is a certified BEAST.

Also impressive in the victory were Aaron Rodgers, who threw for 2 scores and ran in another, and the Packers young receiving core led by the veteran, Mr. Reliable, Donald Driver. This offense is scary, folks. Scary good. It would have been nice to see Brandon Jackson get off to a little bit of a better start with the season over for Ryan Grant, but sometimes you can’t have it all. Still, it was overall a great win for the pack, and they have built some nice momentum going forward into their Monday night game against the rival Chicago Bears.

Hope you enjoyed the tasty snack that was the Packers’ win and now of course we must mention the most famous of Buffalo’s foods – the Buffalo Wing. There are just so many delicious, delectable and mouth-watering varieties of this game-day staple that it’s hard to choose the best recipe.

Of course, there is always an easy option of just having them delivered from your local pizza or wing joint – or visiting them upon your gaping man-hole at one of the sports/wings/bar locations in town.  In our case it’s the local faves Buffalo Wings and Rings or Buffalo Wild Wings – both offer amazing wing varieties (in flavor type and temperatures from mild to make-you-cry-for-mommy hot) and both come equipped with at least 20 big-screen HD TV’s so you won’t have to miss a second of the action. (Especially when that action is the Packers ripping the lowly Bill’s a new one.)

Still, if you insist on being a do-it-yourself-er, then you can try out this classic Buffalo Wing recipe. Happy reading and happy eating!!! See you next week.

Packers’ Ryan Grant out for Season

September 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Well it’s official. The Packers number one RB Ryan Grant is out for the season. It turns out that the ankle injury he suffered while playing in this weekend’s game against the Eagles was much worse than what was initially expected and will need surgery.

This means that backup RB Brandon Jackson is the starter from here on out and the Packers have also signed running back Dimitri Nance, who will most likely be the new 3rd-down back.

Justin Harrell (DT) also suffered a season-ending ACL injury in the same game. This will likely be the end of his career with the Packers because of his history of injuries. For now he is on injured reserve, but I’ll keep you updated. Thanks for reading!

The Pack is Back!! And so is my blog! Packers 27 – Eagles 20.

September 14, 2010 Leave a comment

I started writing this blog as part of a college class but I’m a graduate now and I thought I’d just give it a go- now that I’m not getting graded on it.

I am still going to bring you Packers game recaps, news and updates. And I’m still going to blog about the best foods in the world. And seriously, what could be better than food and football? Not much in my estimation. Hope you enjoy it like Troy enjoys Abed. Or haven’t you heard of Community? It’s only the best new show on TV.

So let’s just dive right in, like a pit-bull into a T-bone steak – Here are the highlights. (and some lowlights.)

The Iggle’s Kevin Kolb‘s first start after the Donovan Mcnabb era was short-lived, as Packers linebacker Clay Matthews III gave him a concussion and knocked him out of the game. Ouch. Eagle’s MLB Stuart Bradley was also concussed in the first half, leading to him sitting out the second half as well.

Ryan Grant also suffered a serious ankle injury, and there was a gruesome leg injury to the Eagles’s Leonard Weaver. Overall it was a tough game to watch as far as injuries ..

The Packers Defense had the Eagles shut down in the first half (they had more penalty yards than yards of total offense), until the Mike Vick show showed up in the second half and started making all of us here in Packer country nervous.  I still haven’t forgiven Vick for defeating our Packers in the playoffs almost five years ago when he was with the Falcons. (Among other things that he won’t be forgiven for.)

Fortunately though, the Pack had built a nice lead and the Defense came up big when it counted. Even a late Aaron Rodgers interception couldn’t turn the tide in favor of the Eagles, an interception that was noticeably uncharacteristic of Rodgers, he threw the fewest number of picks in the NFL last season (for a starting QB).

That’s all sports fans, and for this week’s food we’ve got to go with none other than the classic Philly Cheese Steak. It’s a classic and a Philadelphia tradition. Try the recipe here. But remember to replace that American cheese with some DELICIOUS WISCONSIN CHEDDAR.

Maybe some Philly fans can find comfort by gobbling down a couple of these. Don’t forget to let those kaiser rolls soak up your soggy tears you Eagles chumps! Don’t worry though – you still have Rocky.

Next week the Pack take on the Buffalo Bills in their first HOME game on the as of now not-so-frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.

Fearless Prediction: Packers 35 – Bills 10. Look for Rodgers and the Packers D to dominate.

Questions, Comments, Likes or Dislikes?? Feel free to say whatever you want, and thanks for reading! Happy reading and happy eating!