Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bye, Bye Nick.

Hey Nick, time to make like the little blue Twitter bird and fly away. I was ready to give you a pass for the early week tweeting. You were upset to not be included in the team photo. I don’t … Continue reading

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Remembering Grandma Dorothy

This is the first Packers Super Bowl or NFL Championship that my Grandma Dorothy will not be around for. Longtime listeners of “Packer Preview” remember my Grandma Dorothy. For the first five years the show was on the air, she … Continue reading

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Thank You, Dom.

Dear Coach Capers, Thank you. Thank you for building a Super Bowl-caliber defense in Green Bay. Like the Lombardi champions in the ’60s and the Reggie White-led champs in the ’90s, this Packers team has assumed a defensive identity. Sure, … Continue reading

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Bears Down & Out; Packers Claim Halas Trophy

There is nothing in the world of sports more satisfying than winning a championship in your arch rival’s stadium. Nothing. Sure, they made us sweat. They’ve done that all season. But the Packers are in Super Bowl XLV and it … Continue reading

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A Game For the Ages

I’m 48 years old. Been watching the Pack since the late ’60s, just too late to catch the Lombardi years, and just in time to endure a quarter century of mediocrity. The last 20 years have been all we could … Continue reading

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The Top 5 M.I.P.’s (Most Important Packers) This Sunday

For me, it comes down to the play of five guys that will determine whether the Packers claim the Halas Trophy and move on to the Super Bowl. You’ll notice that none of them are defensive players. I feel pretty … Continue reading

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The NFL’s Greatest Rivalry Is Back

How perfectly fitting that Brett Favre officially retired (again) on the first day of NFC title week between the Pack and Bears. If we needed a more emphatic exclamation point on the end of this silly tryst we were having … Continue reading

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Pack-Bears III: The Early Read

Next Sunday, we’ll watch the most significant Packers-Bears game of our lifetime. For just the second time in 182 meetings, these ancient rivals will meet with a title on the line. Who could have imagined before the season that we’d … Continue reading

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Dear P.A.,

Just wondering if you got a chance to watch Aaron Rodgers on Saturday night. You know, the guy you rate as the ninth best QB in the league. The guy you called a fantasy football stud only, a big box … Continue reading

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Will Packers Seize the Moment?

NFL analysts and fans have had the week to break it down, to consider what may take place on the field at Georgia Dome Saturday night. Despite being a #6 vs. #1 matchup, it’s seen as a virtual coin flip … Continue reading

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