VOTE: The NFL’s Greatest Game

VOTE here and SHARE! The NFL’s greatest game! has created a bracket by which fans votecan vote for the greatest game and I think Packernation needs to make a statement here. The interface for voting is pretty cool…it’s a bracket with a preview for each game. Yeah, it’s arbitrary but here is the important part. The “Ice Bowl” of 1967 is on the list and we need to make sure it gets recognized. Continue reading

Packer Receivers of History: Robert Brooks

Robert BrooksA continuation of the Packer Receivers of History series. To read the articles you missed, go to the Packer Receivers of History category page.

Robert Brooks was always a fan favorite. That may have been because, as an undersized receiver, he had that emotional, “cheering for the underdog to succeed” quality, or it may have just been that he was simply electric to watch on the field.

Either way, Brooks found his way into the hearts of Packer fans everywhere and into the history books of the greatest sports franchise in history. Continue reading

Quickslant: Former Badger Chris Borland Walks away From The Game After One Season

Chris BorlandIt’s St. Patrick’s Day but the 49’ers have been dealt another stroke of bad luck. Chris Borland, the team’s leading tackler and former Wisconsin Badger standout is retiring.Borland cited health concerns as the reason he is walking away from the game after just one season.

Borland had experienced two concussions and reportedly thought he had a third during training camp, but did not report it as it may have hurt his chances for making the team.  Continue reading

You Be The GM: VOTE for Who You Would Sign!

Tramon WilliamsThis morning I mentioned a post that Chris Wesseling had put up about the remaining free agents that are considered “second tier”, a term that may mean nothing more than that they have not been signed to huge contracts in the first week or two of free agency. We polled Packernation to see what position group the Packers and Ted Thompson should pursue in free agency. Here are the results: Continue reading

Thompson’s Forte: Value Versus Splash

ron 1Ted Thompson has built a perennial contender and one-time (so far) champion by focusing on the draft, signing players who prove themselves, and once in awhile making a careful off-season acquisition. Most recently, Thompson acquired Julius Peppers after he had been released by the Bears because his contract got too bloated. Ted also brought in Charles Woodson and Ryan Pickett. So it is not fair to say that Ted Thompson does not sign free agents. But it is also true that Ted rarely if ever signs players during the free agent “frenzy”. Continue reading