Packers’ Risky Signing of Woodson Paid Off

Packers Release Charles WoodsonWhen the Packers cut a deal with Charles Woodson in 2006, they were taking a big chance on a player that had struggled through most of his career with the Raiders. The risk turned out to be well worth it as Woodson has not only become a very productive player but also well loved by Packer fans. Continue reading

Before There Were Helmets: Earl (Curly) Lambeau

Earl Curly LambeauWe’ll start the series with the man who’s name adorns the field at Green Bay, WI, a man who, at one time, was player, coach, and president of the team… Curly Lambeau.

From the first time the Packers stepped on the field, a passing attack was an integral part of the aggressive Packer offense. Lambeau and the Packer were able to effectively use the “forward pass” despite league regulations that made it difficult. Continue reading

Before There Were Helmets

NFL Leather HelmetPacker fans are among the very few who can tell other fans, “Please… our team was playing with leather hats before your team was even born.” This series of articles will take a look back at the men who made the Packers great before most teams even existed.

It wasn’t until 1943 that the NFL required use of helmets. Prior to that most players chose to don leather helmets to absorb some of the shock, but many players still knocked bare skulls with the other team.

In this series, we’ll look at the Packer player who made the Hall of Fame with just a leather hat protecting their noggin. Continue reading

A Reminder to Packer Fans: It Could be Worse

Don HornI was born in August of 1970 into a family of rabid Packer fans. It was NOT the best era to grow up a Packer fan, but growing up in that era really helps put things like losses in the divisional round of the playoffs into perspective.

I was born on August 20th. On September 3rd, the great Vince Lombardi died, and so did the Packers’ era of dominance. Continue reading

Packer Memories from the 2012 Season

James Jones TouchdownNow that the sting of the loss to the 49ers has finally begun to wear off, I thought I’d spend some time reviewing the 2012 season. Obviously, the 2012 season didn’t end the way we wanted it to and there were a lot of frustrations along the way, but there was a lot of fun stuff too.

So, grab yourself a beer or a cup of coffee and let’s go back in time to review some of my favorite plays from 2012. If you have others that you really enjoyed, drop a comment below to let us know which were your favorite. Continue reading

Big Questions Follow Packers’ Divisional Round Loss

Jermichael+Finley+Green+Bay+Packers+v+Chicago+zayIhcdjUa2lPackers fans hoping for a lengthy playoff run were disappointed as Green Bay couldn’t find an answer to Colin Kaepernick and the Niners in the second round of the playoffs. For a second year in a row, the Packers were a popular Super Bowl pick amongst experts and simply failed to deliver. And like last season, fundamental flaws were hidden in sloppy, uninspiring victories during the regular season, just to be exposed in the postseason.

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2013 Playoff Run Draws Parallels to Past

Ernie+Sims+Wild+Card+Playoffs+Green+Bay+Packers+YSILZ1Qme6OlThe Green Bay Packers’ 2010 run to a Super Bowl championship had a theme of revenge and redemption in all four playoffs games and this year it could be déjà vu.

In 2010, the Packers avenged a past heartbreaking playoff defeat, got even for a close regular season loss over a team it was much better than, won the rubber match with a division rival and atoned for Super Bowl XXXII with its own Super Bowl victory.

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Cobb Instrumental to Packers’ Success in San Francisco

San Francisco 49ers v Green Bay PackersIn Week 1 of the 2012 season, the Green Bay Packers unveiled Randall Cobb as their all-purpose weapon. It worked in the 30-22 loss to the 49ers, to the tune of a team-leading nine catches.

He was their version of Percy Harvin; being used out of the backfield, the slot position and out wide. And to a degree, he was going to be the X-factor that Darren Sproles is to the New Orleans offense. Remember that Sproles guy had 15 catches for 116 yards in the 49ers playoff win over the Saints last January.

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