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GPN Poll: Yes or No?

  2 years ago     144 Views     2 Comments  

A Federal judge in northern Virginia has ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins' trademark. The trademark has been controversial and in the opinion of many native Americans, demeaning. Several teams have come under criticism for their trademarks for similar reasons. Though there are still appeals to be heard and the possibility of the trademark enduring at the state level, this case could be ground-breaking and have far-reaching consequences. So what do you think, Packernation... (more…)

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Head to Head: Will it be Broken?

  2 years ago     109 Views     1 Comment  

Elliot Harrison recently did a piece on NFL records that may never be broken. It runs counter to conventional wisdom to even think such a thing when, after all, "Rules are made to be broken." Maintaining a record has become increasingly difficult for quarterbacks as rule changes have favored the scoring of points. But Packernation has what could be one of the few exceptions. (more…)

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A.M. Quickslant: Thanks to YOU for Independence!

  2 years ago     90 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Every in America day we enjoy the freedom that we celebrate but once a year. Every day freely lived is freely lived on the blood, sweat, and tears of the women and men who let their military service determine the trajectory of their lives so that each of us could freely choose the trajectory of ours.  (more…)

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Play-calling: Which Is It?

  2 years ago     175 Views     4 Comments  

Playcalling, whether it be for offense or defense, is both a science and an art. On the one hand, coordinators have scads of film study and  various tendencies on which to base their calls, along with a solid knowledge of the opposing team's strengths and weaknesses. On the other hand...the other team knows that they have scads of film and that, too, is something to be exploited. Today I was thinking about how much of play calling on offense or defense was science and how much was art and I thought I would poll Packernation to see what you think. (more…)

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McCarthy Cancels Practice For…

  2 years ago     346 Views     5 Comments  

Regardless of the fact that the collective bargaining agreement allows less than two weeks (13 days) worth of practice days, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy sees coherence and culture as more important than practice today. He has cancelled practice in lieu of team building activities, which will come as no surprise for fans. McCarthy realizes that this game is won by teams and a team is a culture of individuals who care about one another. Mixing up the groups in a team building activity such as the one he has planned for today highlights his focus on the culture of…

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