Monday, February 26, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
This is the stuff that magicly seems to not matter when you're discussing launching a Packer fan site in August. You've got the whole season ahead of you. 17 weeks of guaranteed interest. Bored office workers, lonely fellas and sexy ladies (we all know Packers ladies are the hottest, it's the cheese) all rely on the big sites like espn and si and when they get REALLY bored they find their way down to us. For 4 months and change that adds up to 6 different shades of awesome.
But then the playoffs start and our boys are golfing in warm locales. Working on their contract extensions or filming bad commercials for local car dealerships. They're not exactly doing much of interest to football fans. I love Donald Driver with the white hot passion of a thousand suns but I don't really want to hear about him renting The Departed on DVD with his special ladyfriend. I certainly don't want to write about it.
Okay, that last sentence was a lie. I'd totally write about DD watching The Departed on DVD. Or, for his tax bracket I guess it would probably be a Bluray disc or HD-DVD. There's a poll question for ya. Which high definition format do you think Don rocks out at the homestead? I'm going with HD-DVD. I base this on nothing other than I love alliteration and being able to mock Bluray and Beta a couple years from now seems more appealing.
So where the hell was I? In this post or for the past few weeks? Well, simply put, it's February in Minnesota. I hate February. All my black friends get pissed at me for asking about their personal histories by the 6th or so. It's still cold. No holidays to look forward to. No, Valentine's Day doesn't count. For me it was the same as every Wednesday, just with more chocolate than normal.
So anyway - I hate February. And it feels the same about me. So I got the flu. Y'know, cuz I needed a reason to hate the world for a week or two. I'm over that and I have all kinds of energy now. But no where to use it because yeah, 30 degrees still isn't primo baseball playing weather. Not cool.
To catch up, I'm happy how the Al Harris deal got re-done. Not a bunch of b.s. years added to the back of the contract. Just a little more cash in his pocket for a job well done and the team didn't get effed in the a in the process. It's actually more fun to say it that way. Plus it's totally office appropriate. Assuming your boss doesn't know basic euphemisms. I claim no responsibility.
I'll be back with some research on the draft options in the coming weeks. I'm trying to sort out who I'm hoping to hear is the 16th pick in this year's draft. We sort of won the lotto last year with a guy who seems destined to dominate Green Bay for the next decade. Hopefully we'll come close to that.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
"MIAMI -- They're just a footnote now, the 2006 Chicago Bears. They're the team Peyton Manning beat for his first Super Bowl title -- his first title of any kind, in fact, be it high school, college or professional football.
They're the team Tony Dungy conquered to validate his Hall of Fame credentials and become the first black coach to win a Super Bowl.
The Bears are a happy memory to all of Indianapolis, which will embrace the 29-17 Super Bowl victory like a Bob Knight tirade. It might well have been 46-10, mind you, but the Bears clung to the Colts like fleas on a dog, somehow remaining within striking distance in the fourth quarter, only to be buried under another turnover avalanche.
Now it's all over. Cancel the parade. Set up the tee time.
''We're done,'' a team spokesman said when asked if there would be a season-ending news conference today or a consolation party Tuesday."Read the whole article HERE.
Favre was listed on SI.com "Most Revered Streaks in Sports". See HERE.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
Also, in a somewhat related matter, several talentless hacks panic and buy out all the cheap whisky and rum in South Beach due to their concern over what to complain about this offseason now that Favre has made a decision.
Favre is coming back!
"I am so excited about coming back," Favre told the Biloxi Sun Herald in an exclusive interview Friday morning. "We have a good nucleus of young players. We were 8-8 last year and that's encouraging.
"My offensive line looks good, the defense played good down the stretch. I'm excited about playing for a talented young football team."
Here is my source.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Being this close to the Super Bowl, I thought we should look back 10 years and visit one of the Pack's great moments.
This great moment in Packers history was produced by Make Out City Studios with help from Cheese and Packers.