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  1. Washington Opossums - They play dead at home and get killed on the road.
  2. I read that way to fast and was initially unsure what Taylor Swift would bring to the backfield.
  3. This year's reaction to the season's end is no different than the other years when the Packer's got close, but ultimately defeated before the Super Bowl. It's a fair assessment to say that San Francisco (or Atlanta, or Seattle, or Andy Reid's Philadelphia teams, or the Greatest Show on Turf Rams, or even the early 90's Cowboys) were better than the Packers that particular year. I don't think the smart reaction is to: A) Copy what that team is because their circumstances in building that team were different B) Try to build your team to specifically stop that team Historically, these teams that have ended the Packer's season had a run of 4 very good years at most. Atlanta was in the Superbowl three years ago and have been sub .500 the last two years. I think is a foolish to be focused on any outside team as the standard to replicate. The focus needs to be on becoming the standard rather than matching it. As many have pointed out DL and WR could use a shot of talent. I'm excited to see the second year of the LaFleur era.
  4. I think that my main reason for optimism is the perceived improvement in team morale and buy-in from the players. From Rodgers on down I feel like this team gelled unlike previous seasons. Last year at this time I don't think anyone would have predicted a Green Bay/San Francisco NFCCG. Hard to say what next year will bring, but I feel like Green Bay will be in the post season again next year.
  5. I'm old enough to remember that game, but I do recall that my elementary school brain was skeptical about Favre for a year or two since that game. He threw a lot of picks and continued to do so throughout his career.
  6. I do think that if he played vs the Rams, the Packers would have had a 50/50 chance to steal that one rather than Montgomery running the ball out of the end zone and fumbling the game away.
  7. Rodgers with an idea I'm 100% behind. https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2019/08/15/thursday-hot-clicks-packers-beer-prices-aaron-rodgers
  8. This post led me to crack open my Titletown Again book that recorded the '96 season. That was a super solid team. If not for injuries they probably would be considered one of the best teams ever.
  9. The point above is valid, and there were fewer teams in the late 50s and 60s to spread out the talent pool. Plus there was not the media access to watch the shear number of games that were available in the late 90's through the 2000's. in the 60's Better teams got more national exposure. More national exposure helped to elevate the stature of the players. The 1996 team did have some others that probably would be HOF quality if it weren't for the larger pool of players to choose from. Butler, Jones, Freeman, Henderson, Dotson, Robinson, Howard were all very good players at their position for a long time. Also, I've been reading the memoirs of the 60s Packers and one common theme is that the team needed Starr's quiet leadership to offset the brash Lombardi. Lombardi probably doesn't work without Starr just as Starr doesn't work without Lombardi. Also, that Holmgen guy was no slouch of a coach.
  10. I heard he's moved to QB and is starting this week's preseason game.
  11. I'm ok with Davis for the return abilities. Not having him available last year caused issues.
  12. I do think he's got a chance to win that #3 spot. Based on my eye test he gets open and seems to catch everything (which is how I would also describe Allison). We'll see how the preseason shakes out.
  13. Bart Starr is one of the few sports figures who loomed as large off the field as he did on the field. There's a select few who did as much for society post playing as much as they excelled on the field (Palmer, Ali, Robinson, Payton come to mind). I felt he fell into the right position in Green Bay playing for Lombardi. Starr was very much the calm, reserved leader that countered the loud brash coach. He played in a different era when the QB called the plays. It must have taken a lot to earn that confidence from Lombardi. Almost every book I've read by or about a Lombardi packer made sure to note how wonderful a man he was. I was so glad he was able to make it to Lambeau one last time for Favre's number retirement. He is one of the few athletes who truly deserves role model status.
  14. Old Timey News Reel Voice: Here we see Coach McCarthy unveiling his new offensive weapon, the forward pass.
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