This week there was an interview with Matt Flynn on NFL Network. In the interview, Flynn recapped the win against the Cowboys last season. The interview was kind of a yawner, but the game was outstanding, so I pulled up the highlights from the game to get a little bit of an off season fix for my football withdrawals.
It’s official, Olivia Munn took Aaron Rodgers with her to the screening of her new movie Deliver Us From Evil. This event pretty much removed any doubt that the two were a couple and also removed any chance of them getting any privacy. TMZ was there to film (see below) and they ran the clip under “TMZ Sports”. Wait a minute…TMZ Sports? You’ve gotta be kidding me, right? The only sport TMZ is involved with is digging up dirt on pretty much any and every notable human being on the planet. And even The Cheese couldn’t resist poking a little fun when the “kiss pic” came out. But I digress…
Just as I was about to blow the story off (as if we didn’t know the two were together…duh!) I was reminded of Tony Romo and the “Jessica Jinx”. Remember, all that hype around Tony when he was dating Jessica Simpson and didn’t play well…it all got blamed on his relationship with Jessica. Well, I’m probably like you in that I think these are two different guys (and, I think, two different girls) but the question does arise, “Will Aaron Rodgers’ relationship with Olivia Munn affect his performance on the field?” Continue reading →
With news that Johnathan Franklin has been released, the Packers find themselves once again bitten by the injury bug before the season even begins. This is probably the last hesitation for fans who for the most part have truly begun to believe that this coming season could be special. But this running back corps is deep even though it will be short one rising fan favorite before training camp. Hang in there Packers fans, there’s hope:
This is a Packers running back group that is deeper than it was in the past. Franklin will be missed but James Starks and DuJuan Harris are ready to step in for their lost team-mate. Of course, both of these guys have had injury problems of their own but their role now will be to spell Lacy, not carry the load so it should be a symbiotic relationship: Starks and Harris spell Lacy to keep him fresh down the stretch, and with Lacy carrying the bulk of the load, the injury prone can watch the Hammer take away some of their risk. Continue reading →
According to Kevin Patra of Around the League, Aaron Rodgers is happy with the improved size of his team this year. A bigger, faster, and stronger Packers team bodes well for the Packers chances of success outside of the NFC North where they have been posted up as the team to beat for what seems like forever. But the playoffs have been less than satisfactory to the Packers team (and fans) of late. An increase in size and speed and an intimidating attitude on the field could be just the ticket. Continue reading →
Well yesterday we polled Packernation as to whether we should ban people who dropped “Packers suck” comments onto the Facebook fanpage, and then smugly disappeared into the ether of the web. The response was OFF THE HOOK!
However, in reading some of the comments, I wanted to make a couple disclaimers and clarifications:
We had a lot of people say that we should only ban people who curse, and we TOTALLY AGREE with that. We think even Packers fans should show class when talking about other teams and their fans and omit the crude language. This post was about whether we should ban people who just drop in “Packers suck” and disappear. Such comments add nothing to the conversation and tend to lead threads in a negative direction. It’s kinda like the neighbor who has his dog crap on your lawn…but without the dog. Ha!
Packernation is ALL ABOUT free speech. We love the guys who paid the price to give us our freedom in America (some of whom are related to us, and one of whom…my good friend John, paid the ultimate price) and we protect it as well. The question “Should haters be banned” could easily be misinterpreted so let me clarify:
Wow! I just posted about some folks on the Facebook fanpage that were droppin’ insults. I didn’t know how big of a response it would get! Since this issue seems to be important to Packernation, we are going to do it up right.
The question arose after a post about Jared Allen and how his coming to the Bears may or may not make the Bears somehow able to contend with the Packers…something they have not been able to do basically since the 80′s…ha! I don’t think Jared Allen is a be-all, end-all solution to the Bears defensive problems (which are many) and I posted about it because I think the news media is giving too much credit to a guy who is a good player coming to a team that needs a LOT of work.
Last night, Bucky Brooks put his top 5 pass-rushing duos in the NFL. Not surprisingly, this list did not contain one duo that many in #packernation are very excited about…Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers. My first thought was “hey, these guys haven’t even taken a snap yet so…sure”. That was until I scrolled down and saw DMarcus Ware and Von Miller at number four. Sure, those guys should be there but they haven’t taken a snap together yet either and the injury situation with those two (especially Miller – ACL) is more severe. So our guys didn’t get any love…but I for one am just fine with them flying under the RADAR. Peppers is just a season removed from 11.5 sacks and is now on a team with the best complement he has ever had in Clay Matthews. Matthews may still have some healing to do but is expected to be 100% and is alone a force to be reckoned with. He is one year removed from 13 sacks. Continue reading →
Wow, it has really been fun this week thinking about how close at hand the football season is and seeing Packernation’s response to the question of what to call the Matthews/Peppers duo. Packernation’s creativity showed and their passion for the men in Green and Gold. This is a team that needs to take the next step and those two guys are gonna be a big part of the Packers plan for this upcoming season.