Quickslant: The Highest Priority

Well the Packers report to training camp next Saturday, July 25 and begin practice the next day. Trainingcamplogo Packernation is absolutely sizzling with anticipation at the thought that our beloved Green Bay Packers will once again take the field. There will be training camp battles, story-lines and most of all…football! Green Bay Wisconsin is about to become the center of the universe for Packers fans. 

But there is one story-line that nobody in Packernation wants… Continue reading

3 Reasons the Packers Will Make the Playoffs in 2014

From Outside Packernation:

draft picNFL AM had a piece this morning outlining three reasons the Packers will/won’t make the playoffs. The piece, to me was a little wanting. Now, it is to be expected that a show that covers the entire NFL would not know the Packers like the fans so I am not here to gripe. In fact, I had the same number one reason as they did…and furthermore, their piece got me thinking about this post so, “Hey guys…thanks!”

So here was the view from outside Packernation:

Three Reasons the Packers WILL go to the Playoffs:

  1. Aaron Rodgers
  2. Eddie Lacy
  3. They’re healthy

Three reasons the Packers WON’T go to the Playoffs:

  1. Their defense
  2. Specifically their pass defense (in the NFC North)
  3. They won’t go if the Lions win at Lambeau

From inside Packernation:

Well I feel a little presumptuous speaking for Packernation…this is just MY view from inside Packernation but there are a couple things I think we should all agree on.

First, the Packers ARE GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS. It’s gonna happen, this team is too talented and hungry to be denied…PERIOD. So we can take the whole second half of NFL AM’s list away from the start.

Second, we can all agree on the number 1 reason the Packers are going to the playoffs. Take a second, think about it, now say it with me: Continue reading

Click To Get Pumped About 2014: Randall Cobb

Well, everybody in Packernation was glad when Randall Cobb came back from his fractured tibia before the Bears game last year. And I think it would 090911_Randall-Cobb_400be an understatement to say that everyone in Packernation was even more glad to have him back at the end of the game. The Packers have developed some great players through the draft expertise of Ted Thompson and have not just survived what seems to be an undue amount of injuries, but even won it all back in 2010 with players going down like flies. Continue reading

Click to Get Pumped: Jordy Nelson

All the talk of wide receiver and quarterback combinations has seemed to focus on the Bears and the Lions Aaron Rodgers TD Percentagethis year with no combo from the Packers cracking the top five while Stafford/Megatron and Cutler/Marshall were both in the top five. I got one thing to say to that….”WHO CARES!!!” Continue reading

Don’t Make us Wait: It’s Time to Retire Brett Favre’s Jersey!

Well Packernation, it appears that our hopes of a Fan/Favre reunion have once again been dashed. Word brettjerseymemecame out today from the NFL Network that the Packers are NOT planning to retire Brett Favre’s jersey this coming season…and the reason…the reason…is that it is feared he will be boo’ed. That’s right, basically the blame is going to land on the fans…they don’t believe we can forgive and forget. Even Aaron Rodgers wants Brett back and yet there are still enough unforgiving fans to make the organization nervous. Well GPN is NOT gonna take this sitting down so we have put together a petition to prove to the Packers organization that we are ready  to cheer the stars out of the sky above Lambeau Field if they will retire Brett’s jersey THIS SEASON!

So click on the link and let us know you’re ready to CHEER!

Scroll down for the submit button:

We want to hear from those members of Packernation who want Brett’s number retired. We don’t know what the response will be but if it is convincing, we plan to send the results to the Packers organization so DON’T wait…sign now! Mark Murphy said that the reaction of the crowd could be an issue and he was worried because “You can’t control 80,750 people.” So let’s get 80,000 plus e-signatures and try to get that jersey retired!

Click to Get Pumped: Two Receivers to Watch

With each passing day, Packers football gets closer and Packernation gets more and more excited about imgresanother chance to see the best team on the planet give the enemy Hell. We at GPN have been highlighting players that we think will be exciting this upcoming season by putting up some highlights for you to watch and get pumped. Continue reading

Change on Offense Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

Jermichael-FInley-200x300Packer fans surely remember the days of highly-mediocre offensive skill personnel from the early 2000s. While GM Ron Wolf did supply Brett Favre with Pro Bowlers like Ahman Green and Donald Driver, the gunslinger’s next best options were often Bubba Franks and Robert Ferguson. Compare these supporting casts to those of the Ted Thompson era, which have been loaded with talent and versatility. The offensive skill personnel of 2014 will likely be no exception but may look noticeably different from recent years.

Just weeks ago the Packers organization was informed that second-year running back Johnathan Franklin’s neck injury would force an abrupt end to his career. A similar (yet not quite as severe) scenario could play out with tight end Jermichael Finley, who also suffered a neck injury last season and appears far from football condition. Finally, the Packers lost long-time No.3 wide out James Jones to free agency in the offseason, initially leaving the offense thin at receiver.

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Independence Day Thanks

Thank you for your sacrifice:images

The freedom we take for granted was bought for a price. Maintaining that freedom today costs lives as well. We can’t thank you enough…and we don’t thank you enough. May the daily grind never diminish our thankfulness for a country in which we can work hard, speak our mind, and still prosper.

Thank you for freedom:

To speak our minds, to agree or disagree. To go from place to place freely and to be represented in government. We may not always agree…our party may not always win…but we speak in freedom and we vote our conscience as free Americans. The price was paid by those mentioned above but the privilege is carried out by all of us.

Thank you that the battles we most often watch are on a football field and not a battle field:

downloadSports began as training for battle. Now we watch sports instead of fighting each other. That doesn’t mean there are not still battles fought. We have thanked those who have gone before to bring us freedom and those who put themselves in harms way in real battles to preserve and protect that freedom. Thus we remember that when we watch our beloved Green Bay Packers battle against the foe on the field it is a dim-viewed mirror of the real battles fought by real men and women past and present. What a blessing that we can have such a benign and therapeutic replacement for the scourge of war. This is not true for everyone. So again, thanks to all who made peace and keep America at peace.

So to all Packers fans who enjoy the freedom of living in America: Never take it for granted, and may we never forget:

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

Ronald Reagan