Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Speak Out Spew Off... 

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...so we DID kick the Queenies ass with Favre...not as much as I thought though! And you're right, I'm still chewing crow over Favre wanting to play for the purple chickens. But no one will convince me that Ted didn't usher him out of GB. You say quit, I say run out. And who are these "ex-Packer fans telling you to worship Favre over the Pack?" Jeff Ircink is the only one I've heard of doing that! Did you see the Eau Claire Favre jersey burning story? That could be some incentive for you to
get back there! HA!

Beerscout


BeerScout, yeah the Pack's home record against the Vikes during the Favre Era looks good at 11-5... and Jeff was the only BF Fanboy left... everyone else I think I've already run-off with my alleged hatin' rants.  BK
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Beer Kid....long time no chat! How go things in sunny Cali? As you know, I live in the Twin Shitties. Let me tell you...well you probably already know this...but these fans are about as obnoxious as I have witnessed in my life, and even more so now that our "former #4" has signed. All I can say is, Packers, win the friggin' game so that I can witness an entire state turn into a quivering mass of goo, instead of the puffy-chested loudmouths that they have been for the last several months.

Any new beers you might like to recommend to a fellow suds lover?

Scott "Formerly Drunk on Water Street"


Scott, my sympathies for you and every other Packers fan living in Minnesota... The game is going to dictate alot of moods come Tuesday morning... New beers? Mostly we've been drinking Stone's IPA and Ruination Ales, a Chimay every once in awhile, and I noticed Ommegang's Belgian Brew delivery truck outside the Whole Foods this morning coming back with my coffee, intrigued me a bit... A friend, Camp, sent me some Walters... 'though I'm not sure I'd recommend it to anyone who prefers IPA like I do.  BK
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enjoy. ill be in nyc again for the game, looking for another great Packer bar. angry wade's in brooklyn was the most fun i've had watching a Packer game on tv in a while, but alas, no Leinenkugel's....

15 Best 'I Hate Brett Favre' Shirts - http://theangryt.com/?p=3150

p.s. I have the 'We'll Never Forget You Brent' shirt. 2 for $30 at mall o'america!

tg


Hey TG, I too, have the Never Forget You Brent Tee... I better make sure it's clean for the Monday Night Game.  BK
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Let the record show that I am a Green Bay Packers fan first and ALWAYS!! No way that any one single player is EVER bigger than the team itself. Especially when you are talking about our franchise! I mean, you can have a punk like Randi Moss trump the Vikings... who cares? You can have T.O. spread his cancer to every team he goes to... who cares? But that won't ever fly in Green Bay, Wisconsin. And the day it *does*, is the day I'm no longer a fan of the Packers. Because that, my friends, is NOT what the Green Bay Packers organization has ever been about.

As I keep telling all the TT-haters who belly-ache and moan constantly about how he "drove Favre out" (a complete inaccuracy!), and how he's "destroying the team", blah, blah, blah ...

Mark my words: If Ted Thompson had allowed Brett Favre to take the entire organization hostage to his ever-changing whims, and had actually reversed course and put him back in as starter in place of Aaron Rodgers... Then Aaron Rodgers would be suiting up for another team as I type this. The Packers would have lost him.

Then it would only be a matter of time (after the Favre unretire-re-retire- experiment failed), that the very same TT-haters would be calling for Thompson's head for not doing proper succession-planning at the most important position on the team. They'd be all over him for not drafting or developing someone to come after #4.

And, quite possibly, the Packers would then fall into 2 decades of mediocre quarterbacking - a 'la da bears.

Instead, we've got a young and up-and-coming QB who might very well give us a Joe Montana - Steven Young type of scenario. And how often does *that* happen? Answer: almost never.

Consider *that*, TT-haters. Drop your irrational belly-aching and really think about it in the entire context and perspective. Ted Thompson's possibly finest move... his legacy... could end up being Aaron Rodgers. That's hardly small potatoes.

#66 Chica


Hey Chica... thanks for stopping by... I have to say I agree with what you're saying...   BK
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Morning coffee reading.... Beat writer Greg A. Bedard asked Green Bay Packers legends about the 'Monday Night' matchup against onetime friend Brett Favre, and they agreed: It can't be worse - http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/63010312.html

Lemondrop
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Ugh...http://www.purplepride.org - Check out his story about Childress being out of the "doghouse." I think he's spewing a week too early! HA!

Beerscout
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Please, let's just move on. #4 became a Free Agent and signed elsewhere. There doesn't have to be any more to it than that. He wasn't the first, and unfortunately he won't be the last (at least as long as tt holds the reins..) The Packers can beat him/them. Who knows EVERY nuance of his game more than the Packers' Defense?? Who has the DB's to squash Berrian and Co? Can the Packers contain "AD" and keep out of the end zone??The Packers have done it before...

The ONLY problem I see coming up is with the Packers' O-line (Thanks again ted)....The Williams boys aren't as good as they once were, and Jared Allen isn't quite as fearsome as he once was.

Carl "Gator" Nelson
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Brett Favre is a dick.

Sudsman


Hey Brew Brother... c'mon, I can't believe I'm defending him, but there's absolutely no proof that BF is a dick.  BK
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Several of us here at work are going to the game in the dome on Monday, We are thinking about wearing our #4 Jerseys with SCHNEIDMAN on the back.
      #4 - History  
  • Verne Lewellen 1925 - 1926
  • Herm Schneidman 1935 - 1937
  • Chuck Fusina - 1986
  • Dale Dawson - 1988 (4 games)
Mark D


Hey Mark, sounds like a winning plan to me... excellent choice! Herm Schneidman.... LOL  BK
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Purple Favre is wrong | But black & blue version | Fine with Green & Gold - http://FavreHaiku.com

Kick Favre's Butt Haiku
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game and that is first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay and I never want to finish second again."

This Week At The Rockwood Lodge... 


Half Yellow aka "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Speak Out Spew Off... 

There are two things on my mind today... the first, is the whole Mason Crosby missed the 53 yard FG that would have given the Packers the win last year in the Metrodome.... yeah, well, doesn't anyone remember the 3 plays before that? I do, run up the middle - no gain lose 1 yard, run up the middle - no gain gain 4 yards, run up the middle no gain pass over the middle to Donald Driver for 3 yards (I guess I don't remember as clearly as I thought, the play before those 3 was a 19yd pass to DD).... that's coach McCarthy's problem, settling for a 53 yard FG attempt to win a game on the road instead of trying to get another 1st down. You know, this is the coach that keeps saying he wants to power-run the ball, but employs the effeminate Zone Blocking System instead... he couldn't be bothered to pull a play-action and throw a safe pass to a TE or RB in the flat for a simple 8 yard game on 2nd down to make the FG attempt a little easier for Crosby. In my opinion, McCarthy lost that game in the waning moments by super-conservative play-calling when it mattered most, not Crosby's barely missed 53 yard FG try.

Second, is the blaming of RB Ryan Grant for not being some kind of superstar with over 500 yards in rushing after 3 games. Guess what? When all of us keep harping on the fact our O-line is the weakest in recent memory... who in the hell thinks a Packers RB is going to have some kind of awesome game, ever, you're going to get the game he had last week, the "you have to carry the ball 30 times to break 100 yards" type game. That weakened Packers running game still somehow managed to grind out the clock at the end to preserve the Packers win, although the Rams defense had probably giving up by that point.

So ease up folks, when the O-line plays better, everything else will fall in line behind it and we'll see the end of the Zone-Run right and Zone-Run left play calling we've seen so far.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

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I nominate Desmond Bishop to administer the snappage. I know he ain't right. All hail Nitschke, I would be willing to accept his take on it, but I suspect it would be the deciding vote for snappage.

ray
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It is all about the championships. Joe Montana was the greatest QB EVER and Dan Marino was one of the worst, forgettable.

Nate
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fbg3, trust me, point taken and deeply respected, even way more than the deep respect i have for that delicious notebook the esteemable bk leaves laying around on here that says merely, "kick ass." Could have been a byword for Lombardi's playbook, which as I recall, had roughly 20 plays in it on the offensive side, was sort of like here it is, try and stop it asshole. And there were some very signifigant opponents with names like Deacon Jones, Dick Butkus, Bob Lilly, some for real scary guys who would do their dirty work and not feel the need to dance and point at themselves afterwords. Loved that bit the Packer db's were doing a little bit last year I think, where they merely shook hands. I hate that pointing at oneself stuff, it is so contra Packer tradition, point at the G maybe. Additionally there cannot be an ovation loud and impassioned enough for Donald Driver, especially if you know the story of that guy's youth, he is a miracle not unlike the Green Bay Packers themselves.

Hopefully Brett can come up with a performance much like he humiliated all of us with when Coach Holmgren returned to Green Bay and kicked our ass badly, with Brett with a towel over his head. I just wish the facts would come out that I don't know about as regards TT or Coach McCarthy bearing the slightest amount of guilt in Brett's departure, I so wanted to be on Brett's side, but if justice is served on Monday Night and moreso still in Green Bay where I still fear there will be fistfights among Packer fans for the first time ever, it won't just be a Packer victory, I have never wished for injury to a player, particularly one I nothing short of loved as a player and a man and a once perfect representative of our team, but....if we could get several thousand of us to shout Nitschke in unison right before kickoff, i know it worked for me before the game against the niners in san fran in 95 and it worked. Justice must be served, and probably heads much cooler than my own to get the desired result, pure humiliation.

ray
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All Hail St. Vincent, who shall not let the Vikqueens pass...at least that's what I'm hoping and praying for.

foundinidaho
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Don't appreciate Favre much these days do you BK? An "A-hole?" wow...extremely harsh. I don't think it's "demanding you pay tribute" it's just "giving Favre credit" for what he did.

You can quote interception figures all you want, but the real question is "would you have rather NOT had Favre?" I doubt you'd say yes. We kicked the Queens ass with Favre. I don't even know the numbers...anyone want to add them up?

Starr? He was GREAT, but it was another era. Claiming he was superior is a line of logic that Queens fans use clamoring about "Superbowls" vs. "Championships." I don't think so...apples and oranges.

Beerscout


BeerScout, I think you're still the only one on the face of the earth who still doesn't believe BF wanted to play for the Vikings last year. He QUIT on the Packers to get out of his contract to go play for a bitter rival - Calling him an A-hole doesn't begin to describe it. I am being asked to pay tribute to him... There are so many ex-Packer fans that keep telling me to worship BF first, the Packers 2nd, and throw hate at TT and MM for letting him go. According to my Packers Media Guide, BF was 17-15 lifetime as a Packer against the Vikings (includes the 2004 Playoff loss in GB, a 6-10 record in Minnesota, excludes Don Majkowski's loss in game 1 of 1992) and the Packers have 9 NFL Championships + 3 Super Bowls, whereas the Vikings don't have any NFL Championships in the non-Super Bowl era and 4 SB losses...   BK
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OMG... this is getting putrid. Local Mudduck fans are claiming that was Bretts' FIRST hail mary game winner ever! Someone bring me a bigger bat to beat them with, or a bigger pail to puke in! Please? This is really getting ugly in Northern Wi. Say a prayer for me? Thanks Packer fans!

Lemondrop


Hey Lemondrop, I think technically, that was BF's 1st game winning TD as time ran out...  BK
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Anyone besides me wonder what it would be like if TT had hired Sean Payton instead of MM?

Pack Fan in Texas


Hey Pack Fan in Texas, I think about that every once in awhile... I'm still trying to figure out why McCarthy stuck with Bob Sanders when Jim Bates quit, and then the horrific hiring of Jeff Jagodzinski who installed the ZBS and then fled the scene after 1 year... 2 mistakes that MM and TT may never recover from...  BK
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Everyone keeps complaining about the O-line (including myself. We have for a number of years. It seems easy to blame TT or MM. It seems to me that maybe we should be looking at James Campen. He is their coach and is supposed to work to correct these obvious problems. To many technique errors for so many years point to the position coach not the head coach or GM.

From Ray. "I still must admit that Favre is likely the greatest Packer of them all." Ray. Favre has all the records, but the greatest qb the Packers ever had was Bart Starr. When crunch time came Starr was the guy who you wanted to have the ball in his hands. He knew what it took to win. Don't compare touchdowns etc because the game was played completely different then. Compare championships. If you do then the best will stand out. Starr took the game in his hands and won. Farve threw interceptions.

fbg3


Hey fbg3, BF is an awesome competitor... but I do agree with you, it's about the championships, and Bart Starr has 5 of them... and BF has 1. As far as the coaching the o-line goes... it's the ZBS that's limiting what kind of players that the Packers can use... there's just not enough players to go around that can play and excel at the ZBS and right now, the Packers have maybe 1 of those players - Daryn Colledge, whereas Chad Clifton and ex-Packer Mark Tauscher never bought into that system.  BK
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Pink-cleeted Favre | Slow dancing in the pocket | Should be quite a sight - http://FavreHaiku.com

Favre Haiku
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@Tom R "Brett has always struggled at the Metrodome"
    2007: 32-45, 344 Yds, 2 TD 0 INT, 108 QB rating
    2006: 24-42, 347 Yds, 2 TD 0 INT, 100 QB rating
    2005: 28-36, 315 Yds, 2 TD 0 INT, 121.6 QB rating
    2004: 30-43, 365 Yds, 3 TD 1 INT, 109.2 QB rating
    2003: 18-28, 194 Yds, 3 TD 1 INT, 105.2 QB rating
    2000: 26-38, 290 Yds, 3 TD 0 INT, 117.2 QB rating
    1998: 31-39, 303 Yds, 2 TD 1 INT, 105.4 QB rating
Get the picture? Favre is still God in the Metrodome

Nate


Thanks Nate, how come BF was only 6-10 in the Dome then.... he played 16 games there and you point out 7 of them where he had great stats, but yet, still only 6 wins. Bart Starr was more of a god then BF could ever hope to be... and I'm still pissed off that all of you BF fan boys are still demanding the rest of us Packer fans pay tribute to some a-hole who is no longer on the team... and did you hear McCarthy the other day, BF told him in that face-to-face interview in August 2008 that he wanted to go to the Vikings then. BF only has loyalty to himself and not to any team, or to any fans. What do you have to say to that? Let me know...  BK


I point out those 7 games because if you notice, 5 of those were his last 5 in the dome. In those 5 most recent games he had a 68 completion %, 12 TD and 2 INT with a 108.7 passer rating and 4 wins. Now I don't know about you, but it looks to me as if he overcame his Metrodome curse later in his career. Also, you mention Favre's loyalty. One of my best friends grew up with me, we went to the same elementary school and middle school. When high school came around, he moved to the other side of town and was forced to go that school, our biggest rivals. He played WR for their football team. When we played them, I wanted to blow them out but I always wanted my friend to play well. I didn't want him to look like a chub. This is also how I feel about Favre. He was there for me for a good 17 years or whatever in Green Bay. But the time came and he was forced to move across the river. I still think he's amazing, but man do I want to KICK HIS ASS!!!  Nate


Hey Nate, good to hear you want the Pack to kick BF's ass... and what you do point out, is that BF played better in the dome under TT and MM then under previous administrations... even more of a reason to call his commitment to his team of 16 years completely bogus. He quit on the Packers, that's why I'll never, ever look at him again in the same way I did 2 years ago...   BK
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The 49ers dropped 3 gifts against those pigtail weave-wearing Dragqueens. Woodson won't be so generous. It's only football my ass.

It's Not Life or Death? We'll See.... >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Jim
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Brett has always struggled at the Metrodome, let's all hope that continues this coming Monday Night, Go Packers!!!!

Tom R - Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Well, well, Mr. Farv threw up a prayer and somehow it got answered. Well done, sir. Mr. September lives!!! His season is going perfectly by the script. He's lightin' it up in September, just like last year, and the year before. But does anybody (besides a certain Brett-o-phile troll) really think he can keep this up into December and January? Every time he retires, he talks about how he can't handle everything involved in this long NFL season. I, for one, am glad to see some very emotional moments this early in the year. And I hope the Packers continue to suck the lifeblood out of that walking corpse next Monday night, like a spider sucking the life out of a fly. Pack 20-10.

Ruppert
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Note to Ibleedgreenandgold:  Sharper is with the Saints now. Guess he heard Favre was coming.

Memo to Rouse;  "If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you'll be fired with enthusiasm." Love, Vince

Lemondrop
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I'll take Donald Driver's sweet one handed double coverage pass interference 46 yard catch over whatever that fruit Greg Lewis pulled off.

KevinF
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OK, admit it | That looked like the old Brett Favre | A few more wrinkles - http://FavreHaiku.com

Favre Haiku
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing-the result."

Blast From The Past... 




Rock The
Packer Nation
2008


Favre-Dor!!!
The Burninator!
2007


Meat Slicer
X-Mas
2004

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Packers 2nd Place NFC North 2-1... 

Packers win in St. Louis, 36-17, in a game that didn't ever really feel like it was going to go any other way. Some bright spots, OLB Aaron Kampman gets his first sack and forced-fumble of the year, CB Charles Woodson gets his 3rd interception of the year, we had the long-ball completed to WR Greg Jennings twice, and to Donald Driver once. Many things to like about the game against one of the worst teams in the NFL.

The linebacker play brought some surprises, ILB A.J. Hawk led the team in tackles, a good outing for him. LB Brandon Chillar, playing the 5th LB role, gave up 2 TD's in pass coverage, and when Desmond Bishop came in for LB Nick Barnett (coach McCarthy wanted to limit Nick's snaps to around 40) the first play ran was a big run up the middle by Rams RB Steven Jackson.

It was an expected win, and we fans will take it in stride and look forward to the ESPN Monday Night Football game against the Vikings in Minnesota, who by some luck, and I don't understand why the Football Gods continue to smile upon him, Vikings QB Brett Favre made a throw that resulted in the Vikings winning over the 49ers. Hardly vintage Favre, it was a desperation throw, completed by a great catch and feet down by WR Greg Lewis. Never the less, the table is set for head to head showdown for first place in the NFC North.

BeerKid - Still Pack 4 Life!

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Like vultures they just sit and wait for the tastiest bits of dieing Packers that were left unattended. Longwell, Sharper, Favre the queens are nothing without the leftover Packer scraps. Maybe you can try to hire Bart Starr as your offensive coordinator you greasy piss soaked sponges. F the F'en queens

Ibleedgreenandgold
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Gator, Why do you lead with "Brett and the Vikings" in each and every single one of your (Packers vs. Vikings) 'poems'? Are you a Packers fan? Who the fu_k cares about "Brett and the Vikings"? - except for, obviously - YOU? You frame your drivel in the context of the "NFC North" - yet you NEVER craft your "poetry" around the Lions, or the Bears. - Do you?

You LEAD with the viqueens every week, and then follow with the Green Bay Packers.

Hey, if you're a Favre-fan/groupie/psycophant first, and a Green Bay Packer fan somewhere next, that is what it is. Just be intellectually-honest about what you call your 'input' here as well as anywhere else you've managed to ingratiate your attempts at literary relevance. Otherwise, you scream your loyalty to #4, at the expense of the Green Bay Packers and all-else (including and especially your previous all-out hatred for the Minnesota Vikings - which you've conveniently set-aside).

Simply put, you're one of the folks who demonstrate your loyalty to Brett Favre over the Green Bay Packers. Which makes me realize that you were truly never a legitimate fan of the Green Bay Packers to begin with. Non-true fan .... simply-put.

#66 Chica


Chica... Chica... Chica... how have you been? Haven't heard from you for while, since you've gotten bounced from most Packers' boards.

I'm sort of surprised you'd pop up and twist my tail for no reason like this, but I shouldn't be surprised, I guess. I've noticed your poisonous pennings and malignant missives here and there around the 'net lately. Typically-you start off by questioning why I format my poems like I do--when you've read them for years, and when we've talked face-to-face about it. A little disingenuous don't you think? Of course you've never been one to let the facts get in your way.
  • Just for anyone who'd be interested (and again Chica knows this) the poems are formatted for MY "home crowd" , which since I'm from a border area, and since Vikes' fans don't have a long enough attention span to read to the second section should make perfect sense. As for the rest of the rant--Truly, from MY and most peoples' perspectives... the Lions and Bears DON'T really count. Oh, and I still hate the vikes as intensely as I always have, even if I do touch my poems with a little reality instead of hateful ignorance.

  • Now as far as the Favre portion--Hey-I've moved on, but I find the things he does interesting-as I'd be willing to bet most Packers fans do. I'm not worshipping him or anything of the sort. He's become another free agent QB, and that's it. If you'd like to see the example of someone who can't move on from the whole deal-just check out who's throwing emotion-filled rants everywhere (that means look in the mirror, Chica).

  • The sign of an adult, Chica is being able to make wise choices---Move on, choose to get over the Favre - hate. No matter how many times you bitch about it, he's not a Packer anymore. Choose to not be dishonest-you've known for years (at least 7 or 8) why my poems are set up like they are. Choose to not act like an ignorant bitch. There are more than 'black and white', 'If you don't hate Favre, you hate the Packers' sorts of stances, and most of us have realized that. And finally-If my writings bother you so much-choose to ignore them. It should be easy, since you dislike them so much... I wish I could say it's been nice to hear from you--but of course you've managed to ensure THAT will never happen.......
Carl "Gator" Nelson

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Well TRAITOR Favre is next. I cannot say I am expecting to see what I would like to see. I come from Chicago to the Packer experience in 65 at 8 years old and although my memories are now dim of the Lombardi Packers or even James Lofton who is my age, I still must admit that Favre is likely the greatest Packer of them all, though I am not old enough to have seen the quite extraordinarily dominant Don Hutson. Yeah I know Bart won more, and I enjoy the rare quarterback rating system that shows him to be number 1 in history. But that Traitor Favre guy well, u guys saw what I saw and even for all the interceptions, u know that guy was unbelievable, especially for those of us who had endured so many poor operators at QB for the Pack between Bart and the Traitor. He is nothing less than that until I am shown the evidence otherwise. Although my somewhat stoic belief in TT has been shaken, I fail to see where he was guilty of anything other than looking out for the best interests of the Green Bay Packers. Did he not ask him back? Did Brett not retire and then expect to come back in July and have the job handed to him?

And one of many cogent points rarely raised, and absolutely essential to the equation, was not Aaron, not Erin, Aaron Rodgers contract up very shortly thereafter, do folks actually think he would have wanted to stay in Green Bay to be Brett's backup, or to stay in Green Bay period, it is not a garden world to many, maybe particularly someone from in or around the Bay Area of Cali. While I am not in favor of anyone fighting or throwing things when he gets to Lambeau, I am in favor of booing bordering on pure hatred from the time he steps on that field for warmups right to the end, even if he riddles us for 5 or 6 td's, nothing can trump his main card, and that is that of a TRAITOR, and if the Chicago mob was summoned to do some special work that night on his restaurant which hideously I guess still stands, well, I would be looking the other way. But I presume so small an assignment would not be worth their while unless the price was right. May he meet a traitors end.

Ray
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Hey coach watch the film of what the 49ers did in MN for next week....PLEASE don't let whats his name beat us!!!!! ooops I mean do everything the 49ers did except lose the game. Thank you for not losing this one today!

Chris from FL
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That Friken Hillbilly!!!!!

Baraboo Packer Fan
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Hey, is there a BEST beeer to boil bratts in after grilli'n? F-U b@#rs u suck. Never cheered for tha gd-49rs before but I did sunday. Did mention my un-holy ass of a boss is a b@#r fan? Think your life SUCKS???At least I'm on the right side.Screw you favre. GO "F"urself!! OK OK I"M cool......Love to ALL PACKER faithfull!! GO PACK GO!!!

Big Ern said so!!!!
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Dearest O-line please play as one "well meshed" unit today allowing very little activity to take place in the pocket. Aaron please don't run into any sacks and throw, throw, throw the ball to GJ. Derrick Martin please be the answer at safety.I had the shit scared out of me last week by the Bengals.....if you loose to the Rams? I may develop a serious condition called DEATH!!!! Do not lose today as I still have so much I want to do and experience.

Chris from FL
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The Pack will prevail today against the Rams.... despite the efforts of T.T. to turn this team into an average franchise, somehow, someway... the spirit of Curly & Vince will rise into the hearts & minds of this most recent incarnation of their team & give them that little extra something it takes to become Packer legends.

JONNY C
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what the heck is the trio of m&m,tt and barbre selling sacks on ebay? maybe some one should check. and when did jennings forget how to catch?

scott
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BK, If we can't beat the Rams, we should be marching on Lambeau with pitchforks and torches and asking for TT's head. I'm just sayin.

foundinidaho
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I'm just wondering | Which Packer team will show up | Pre or reg-season? | http://PackerHaiku.com

Packer Haiku
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "Adversity doesn't build character, it reveals it."

Friday, September 25, 2009

Presagin' Packer Prognosticators... 



Q:  Will the Packers win this Sunday in the Ed Jones Dome in St Louis?
A:  Without a doubt.
Q:  You were wrong last week, are you sure about this week?
A:  Signs point to yes.

Magic Gold G-Ball


Well, hubris knows no bounds, and after last week's debacle in Green Bay, the Pack are now headed to St Louie for a match-up against the underwhelming Rams... and hell, the Pack are missing their starting Safety's, still having trouble with their offensive line, but I'm here to ignore all that grief and predict out that the Packers win 24-16 and move their record to 2-1.

Beer Kid

Packers Verses Vikings... 

On Sunday It Became Even More Evident
How The Gameplan Of The Vikes Has Evolved
No Longer A Downfield Passing Team
It's The Short Game Around Which It Revolved

Handing The Ball Off To Adrian
And Tossing The Occasional Pass
Worked To Beat The Lions In Last Week's Game
As The Detroit Defense Ran Out Of Gas

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The Formula's Worked For The First Two Weeks
Although The Competition's Not Been First Rate
But Will It Continue To Be As Effective
Against A 'Niners Team That's Been Looking Great?

San Francisco's Football Team
Has Really Been A Big Surprise
Rebounding With Sort Of Focus And Fire
As Was Once Found In Their Head Coach's Eyes?

Though Quarterbacked By Shaun Hill
Who Once Held A Vikings' Roster Spot
They've Relied Heavily On The Legs Of Frank Gore
Who's Come Through Far More Often Than Not

This Week His Task Won't Be Easy
As The Vikings' Defensive Line Is Tough
But They Look To Have Slipped Just A Little
And For Gore That Might Be Just Enough

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It Was Another Sunny Sunday Afternoon
Spent With Aaron Rodgers On His Back
It Seems Every Time He Drops Back To Pass
The Play Ends With A Drop Or A Sack

The Bengals Added To That Pattern Sunday
As Six Times Their Linemen Came Crashing Through
And Now With Two Starting Linemen Injured
Coach McCarthy Has Some Real Work To Do

Cedric Benson Carried His Team
And He's Surely Not A Top-Tier Guy


But He Ran Over And Through The Packers
No Matter Which Of Their Stunts They Tried

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This Week Brings Yet Another Opponent
That Looks Like An Easy Win
But Steven Jackson's Powerful Running
Will Test The Pack's Defense Yet Again

With Marc Bulger At The Quarterback
The Potential For The Big Play Is There
But Somehow The Connections Are Not Being Made
When The Football Is Put In The Air

The Ram's Defense Will Be Ready And Waiting
For The Packers And Their Makeshift O-Line
For Unless Green Bay Can Turn Things Around
That Rams' "D" Will Have A Great Chance To Shine

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These 'Niners Will Give The Vikings Team
The Stiffest Test They've Faced To Date
And While One Would Like To Predict A Packers Win
It's Probably Just Wiser To Wait......


Carl "Gator" Nelson
Packers 'verses' Vikings: A Poetic Perspective
PackersVersesVikings.com



Above logo contributed to Packer Palace for use - by JM and the National Parody League


What a confusing first two weeks...Brett Favre has apparently forgotten how to throw the ball more than 10 yards, and the Packers' O-line, a spot that should be a strong point is frankly disappointing. Hopefully Green Bay will get it together against the Rams, while Brett should find a reason to take his game to the air....

Carl "Gator" Nelson

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Speak Out Spew Off... 

Wow. Breaking. News. Packers release oft-injured safety Aaron Rouse and sign Matt Giordano formerly of the Indianapolis Colts, a 5'11" 200lb 5th year pro. Hat tip to the radio show Fanline on WDUZ for reading off the Packers news release while I was listening.

In other news... with LT Chad Clifton out for at least 2 weeks (McCarthy's words) that means that normal LG Daryn Colledge is going to play LT (originally drafted for this position) and.... just musing here, but didn't the Packers run the ball better with Colledge playing LT last year, I thought I saw a stat on that someplace.... anyway, with a week of practice with the new line-up things should go smoother than what happened last week against the Bengals, but then again, who's playing RT?

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

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We fall down go boom | And get really bad owies | Play half a season - http://PackerHaiku.com

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Favre says fine unfair | (Packer) Fans say Favre unfine | Un-retirement fines? - http://FavreHaiku.com

Favre Fine Haiku
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Hey The b#@rs still suck!!!

Big Ern said so!!!!
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Uh, TT drafts awesome. How is that Harrell pick working out? Just wondering. They need to get rid of that bum, AND the guy who drafted him.

Go Pack Go!!! Beat those lousy Rams.

hamilton aka Sign Boy
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People, we need to relax. Everything will sort itself out. Either McStimpy and his team turns this mess around or they don't. If they do, it's playoff time. If not, then we're hiring a new GM and coach. And right about now, I'm not exactly sure which outcome Pack fans would like to see more. Me? I want wins. Starting with the Lambs! 34-21. This offense is too good to stay in this funk forever. Go Packers! Go to hell, QUEENS!!!!

Ruppert
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With the Pack comfortably ahead of the Rams 7050 to 57 10,763 to 80 in this week's matchup, for some unknown obscure reason I decided to vote for the Niners again, and again, instead...

Click For Pack
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures."

This Week At The Rockwood Lodge... 


Cheesebombs Away! Tora! Tora! Tora!

Spew Off Speak Out... 

Hey Beerkid,

Well, it's true... Ted "The Village Idiot" Thompson can not look past his huge F'n EGO... Last summers melodrama with Brett was just a "taste" of how this F'n Moron is mishandling this team, OUR team. Memo to the Board of Directors: FIRE TED'S ASS! Memo to Coach Mike "Not in the right mind set" McCarthy: STOP F'N (I'm trying to clean up my blogs Lemondrop, are you proud of me?) OK, where was I... oh yeah, STOP F'N AROUND AND GET JENNINGS THE BALL AND HAND OVER THE PLAY CALLING TO AARON or OUR OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR (I mean, we still have one, right? - Joe Philbin isn't it?) *

KUDOS to the following: CHARLES WOODSON - You saved us from a totally embarrassing loss at HOME by showing up to play and I just bought one of your jersey's off EBAY... KUDOS to "HALVERSON" - Thanks for the picture of Chad Ocho-Dinko's lame Lambeau Leap... the guy who flipped off the camera is this weeks HERO in my book. KUDOS to JONNY C - I live in Minneapolis... where do you serve drinks? It's never a good thing to cry in one's beer without fellow PACKER fans around to offer support. And yes, the sky in most Queen Fans world is a purple haze. Don't let it get to you; those MO-FO's will turn on our #4 soon enough and EBAY will be littered with available tickets to the HUMPTY DUMP soon as their annual "Jump off the band wagon" ritual plays out.

GO PACK, KICK THE RAMS ASS AND DON'T HATE THE PLA-AHH (#4) HATE THE A**HOLE IN HIS IVORY TOWER AT 1265 LOMBARDI AVENUE WHO IS SLOWLY DESTROYING OUR TEAM and GOOD NAME.

PACKER PAUL - Minneapolis, MN.


Hey Packer Paul... if we gave out "Rant of the Day" awards... you just won about 2 months of them in a row with one posting... I feel like I got something off of my chest by reading it.

BeerKid -Always Pack 4 Life!




FavreMoss 84 Jersey >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Fat Oak
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As always, Great Vid BK!

Boz
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http://www.terezowens.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/jay-cutler-3.jpg

Halverson
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Packer Haiku


Beware!  You Are Now Entering A "Jeff Ircink" Zone

some funny pics also - 5 reasons to hate brett favre

andrew drunk in eau claire


Hey Andrew... sorry to throw you in the flood zone, but at this funny, yet accurate article, worth the read, one of the comments was left by, well, you know who...   BK
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interesting BK. well if i can't be a packer fan ever again, then you were never a favre fan. can't have it both ways. and to say someone cheers for Brett and cheers against the Vikings is bull. it's like Tarkenton saying he hopes Brett fails. well if Brett fails the team will fail and how can Fran want his ex-team to fail.

besides, if i ever cheer again for the Pack, there's nothing stopping me. not you or anyone else. GO FAVRE AND THE VIKES! GO PACKERS - ONCE TT IS OUTTA THE PICTURE!

jeff ircink


Hey Jeff... I never said you couldn't be a Packers fan again, just said you were going to have trouble qualifying it after being a Vikings fan this year and I guess a Jets fan last year. Of course I was a BF fan... 2nd to being a Packers Fan first, through thick and thin, through crappy years and super bowl years. Packers fanatic first, and I'm tired of Brett Favre Fanboy's demanding that I pay tribute to some player who's not on the Packers!!!.  BK
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if die hard packer fan means i suck in everything TT tells me and watch him jerk a team around for his own gain, no - i won't be a die hard packer fan. i won't swallow what TT dishes out. sorry. usually i agree with "the team first, players follow". but did TT have "the team" in mind when he bounced favre outta the picture or drafted like an ass? no. it's no secret that around the NFL scout watercooler (i have a friend who's friend is a scout), TT has a rep for being a strange coot. you and others on this board are already grumbling about TT two games into the season. doesn't that strike you as odd?

jeff ircink


Hey Jeff... TT is who he is and BF is who he is... and your scout friend knows just what we all do about TT and BF's relationship - jack squat! TT drafts pretty damn well, what I don't like is that he doesn't use other avenues to get high-end players. His off-season free agents get cut, and the whole Charles Woodson signing (thank our lucky stars for this) came down from some 7 teams to just 2, and the Pack after sitting back and waiting and waiting, final offered more money than the other team. So TT has never been the be-all end-all in Packer GM'ing... and I'm not interested in following a player who won't work-out or participate with the team he's on especially if he's in Minnesota.  BK
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BK - like i mentioned before, no Viking forum wilderness here. found a good one (though i actually like your site better) at http://www.dailynorseman.com/

jeff ircink

You Are Now Exiting A "Jeff Ircink" Zone

Quoth Lombardi...

   "Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price."

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Live Big Event... 

From CheeseheadTV and Railbird Central, comes the ever expanding Cheesehead Nation, the rising Tour de Force in the Packers online community that we here at Packer Palace continue to support and contribute in the only incredibly small way we can... Tonight Comes...


Packer Transplants Live - Back to Square One: Tonight's interview guest is Packers rookie linebacker Brad Jones, along with Michael Lombardi of the National Football Post and Milwaukee Magazine associate editor and sports columnist Howie Magner will be tonight's guest panelist. So please join Corey, Aaron and Brian and the rest of us that make up Cheesehead Nation for some online fun at 8pm CST tonight.

Stop in later tonight and the link will active for you to see the live video broadcast and to participate, if you so choose, in the live-blog chat that accompanies this cheeseheady broadcast. See you then...




Update:   The Live Big Event is over, and just as it was in the previous week, it was a ton of fun... remember to come back next week, same day, same time, same Cheesehead Nation channel. To find the archived version of Packer Transplants shows - just head on over to Cheesehead TV's Podcast Archive Page and last night's show will show up there eventually. The interviews will generally be reposted at Cheesehead Tv's Blog. Go Pack!

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

Blast From The Past... 




Blitz
Bowl
2007


Do The
Blitz!
2006


Green Bay
Smoked Ram
2003


Monday, September 21, 2009

Packers 2nd Place NFC North 1-1... 

Good News! It was once said that the way we know we're "alive" is because the "pain" of events proves to us that we're more than a rock sitting on the shoreline of some forgotten bay dreaming of pleasantness. Every Packers fan this morning, feels the pain of life acutely after watching in near disgust at the Packers loss to the Bengals 24-31 at Lambeau Field and slipping down to 1-1 in the NFC North.

The Packers GM Ted Thompson, you know what will be on his soon-to-be Packers Gravestone? No, it won't be that he let Brett Favre get away, no no, it's going to be that he couldn't get one starting-caliber offensive lineman on the team, either as a free-agent or through his coveted draft. So far in his short reign, the only decent linemen on the roster have come from his predecessors, RT Mark Tauscher, LT Chad Clifton, and you might as well throw C Scott Wells in there. They are the only O-lineman that would have started on another team. As we know, Tauscher is out (probably forever as a Packer choice) and Clifton left the game on a cart, creating the the musical chairs re-positioning of the Packers lineman.

LG Daryn Colledge is a decent player, it took him 3 years to reach this point, but he's decent, and maybe C/G Jason Spitz is a decent player, but the juries still out on that, and RG Josh Sitton, incomplete, and then comes the woeful, under-achieving, isn't there a player on some other teams Practice Squad who can play better, there has to be, because RT Allen Barbre, who can't make a block, even after a chip-block by both the TE and RB, can't make a block to save his job.... well I guess he'll save his job. There's absolutely no one on the Packers roster who is better and with head coach Mike McCarthy (who's starting to prove he can't play-call he's way out of wet paper bag) defending him after last week's blocking debacle against the Bears, well, Barbre's job is safe as far as I can tell.

GM Ted Thompson = Epic Fail!   There I've said it, but it took the obvious to bang away at my head for 3 hours yesterday for my eyes to open. Go Pack! I'll still be there on Sundays, but with a heavy heart for the potential that might have been.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!


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Speak Out Spew Off!

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I think I was starting to drink the same Green & Gold jello shots that many others have been consuming all preseason. I was actually stunned by the game on Sunday. It reminded me so much of last year I thought I was having flash backs. I really thought we were a much better team. I am trying to put my long standing dislike of Ted Thompson behind me but this guys arrogant approach to building the team continually comes back to hit him and all Packer fans over the head. Aaron Rodgers is going to be killed if we don't get the situation on the offensive line resolved. What are we doing to upgrade our line? What are we doing to bring in a veteran QB for a reliable back up? What are we doing to get running backs that are a factor in the game?

I am just plain frustrated. It seems we get the seasonal Favre distraction and once the season starts we are faced with the reality of how little we have accomplished building a better team since Favre has left. Aaron Rodgers is probably one of the only guys I don't worry about. So much for the QB controversy, much more about a management controversy.

Don't tell me about rebuilding or being the youngest team in the NFL. This is BS. The NFL is lacking great teams at this time and it is too bad we have not gotten our act together yet. Ted the clock is ticking!!

CAMP
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BK, this is kind of sick irony....I just happened to randomly scroll down the packerpalace page, and I clicked on your "2004 Give me another Draft." Guess who you predicted the Packers would pick?

Antuan Odom, DE Alabama!!! The very gentleman who looked like Reggie White yesterday!!!

That's right, BK, if Sherman would've listened to you instead of drafting Ahmad Carroll, maybe Aaron Rodgers wouldn't be spending this whole week in the whirlpool.

Ruppert


Hey Ruppert, aaaaaah I'd feel better about predicting/wanting that pick to be Odom if he had done anything before this year... but hellyeah, Odom was a better pick than Carroll by far... and that didn't require 20/20 hindsight to be accurate.  BK
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Being a Packer fan in Minnesota, I will simply wait for the "purple time-bomb" to explode. I can see it in the eyes of every ViQueen loving loser I serve at my bar... they know it is coming. When I ask them, "SuperBowl or it's a failure right???" they look down sheepishly, shuffle their feet & say "well ... no... not really... A.P. is gonna be a hall of famer though". Idiots, 99% of 'em anyway. GO PACK GO!

JONNY C
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The Packer Fan in the Black Hat should have been the fan of the game >>>>>>>>>

Halverson

Thanks Halverson, for providing one of the non-blurry images of true diehard Packer fan helping out on 85's Lambeau Leap... who sold the tickets to the Bengals fans??? I would think that's enough to have your season tickets revoked.  BK
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I totally agree with BeerKid's assessment!! Spend a little on the O-Line will ya. What good does it do to have a top notch QB if you can't protect him? This team is no better than last year's and probably worse. At least last year we had some sort of offense. I think I'll DVR the games and decided after I see the final score whether or not to watch.

Tom Hubble


Hey Tom, thanks, but I forgot to mention that the Pack don't have a 3rd down RB either, and no, it wasn't Tyrell Sutton either.... although he showed more enthusiasm and hard running to fit that role than any RB on the current roster.  BK
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Wise words(?) for us readers from Packers.Com as of this morning.
  • McCarthy said, "So we'll get back at it tomorrow, we'll get it cleaned up, and we'll move on. We're 1-1, but it is disappointing to have a home loss like that."
  • Grant said. "We shot ourselves in the foot too many times and it bit us in the (butt)."
  • Daryn Colledge said, "Every guy is going to say that they had some big problems today, but the big problem was me."
  • Rodgers said, " It's time to grow up and be a pro and practice and play like it." and " I'm including myself in that sentence."
Now, if any of that makes any more sense than yesterdays game did, Packer Nation will sleep better tonight.

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Before we all jump on Mike McCarthy and call for his head, let's at least look at what the real problem is. McCarthy's not to blame for Jennings and Finley's alligator arms yesterday. He's not to blame for Chad Clifton spraining his ankle and being out for an indefinite amount of time. I believe that this team is just slow out of the gate, and ought to get themselves back together against St. Louis, Detroit, Cleveland etc. before the second half of the schedule, by far the roughest, appears.

If we want to point the finger of blame, I blame TT (even though I am in his support camp). What kind of putz keeps three fullbacks and leaves the O-line thin?

KevinF


Hey Kevin, what kind of Putz? well, the kind of putz who keeps building for the future at the expense of winning games now, the kind of the putz who so infatuated with his drafting, that he doesn't feel the need to ever bring in a quality free agent at any position, let alone someone who might help the o-line.  BK
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MM should put Woodson in at RT. If he plays O-line with half the spriit he does corner, he'll be better than the lot of sorry linemen.

Jim
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Well, my TT hating is back in full roar, even if I see his point (to an extent) with the Brett situation now. This sucked. Please, please, let us prepare better for the next game and maybe find an offensive line.

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The stink of this loss will hang around a long time. Just when you desperately want to convince yourself that the Pack will be OK, the Bengals (!) deliver a hard, cold slap of reality. O-line is terrible, defense is vanilla and inconsistent. Not to mention, what's with all the dropped passes? Now it's on to the Rams. If they can't win that one, time to start the countdown for Mike Holmgren's return in 2010!

Ray66
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I saw this coming two years ago when Thompson forced Favre out. Packer fans be ready to watch the Vikings and Bears in the post season this year. Lets force out Thompson and McCarthy and get a real GM and coach. Go Favre!!

favrefan4ever


Hey non-Packer fan, right... you saw the problems with the o-line and injuries 2 years ago... got it, did you predict BF's big fall from grace with the Jets due to his injury??? Like I said to Jeff down below, Diehard-Packer fan means something, but like Jeff, you don't have it either. Take a look at BeerScout, he's rooting for Favre to do well, however, he's also rooting for the Vikings to lose every game they play, like a diehard Packer fan would.  BK
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WOW !! That has to be the absolute FIRST time I've seen a left tackle go down with an injury. Since it happens so rarely to 33 year-old guys, especially those who have had bilateral shoulder surgeries- and I think knee or ankle surgery in the past year or two, I can surely see why the Packers wouldn't have a backup for this position ready.

WHat the hell--one guy goesout and the whole line has to get changed? Where, oh where, is all the depth that the Thompson supporters are always raving about? Since the line sucks so far this year anyway, maybe this will turn out to be a good move for the team. But I fear it's another Teddy experiment going awry.....

Carl "Gator" Nelson
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Sorry, but I am not jumping off the wagon yet. A lot of what happened on Sunday can be attributed to a good football team having a bad game. The reasons are many, but with so many young players on the team, it looks to me like the number one reason pertains to the preseason cakewalk. The younger players might be thinking that the preseason was an indicator of the regular season. It also looks like the Bears are better than what they showed in the Packer game.

The Packers are clearly not an elite team yet, but I believe they are closer than they looked on Sunday.

draftfan
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Jesus, Not Jesus

Ray
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Favre in 2011

Halverson
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McStimpy, you fat bloated EEDIOT!!

McCarthy, the master play caller, managed to call THREE whole running plays in the 2nd half. THREE. The game is close....tied or within a TD until 2 minutes left. Our best O lineman is out...Rodgers is getting crushed on every dropback...and we try THREE whole running plays. Given Cinci's pass rush, I would think about 10 draw plays might have had some effect. There's a lot to complain about, and maybe this wouldn't have even mattered. But it's still stupid.

Ruppert
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    "They came into our home and beat us," McCarthy said. "And that's not right."
Too bad you are Mike McCarthy and can not do a thing about it, have no idea how to fix it, and are more or less responsible for it...again. After three 3 years Holmgrem and Wolfe had us in the NFC Championship game. Look where the pack is at now. The 80's are back. Favre is going to kill us. Jarrett Bush...WTF?

Packer Jim
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I thought the Packers were suppose to be good? Good grief, it's just like last year all over again. How much longer do we have to suffer with TT & MM? Another 5 years? Would that be enough?

Mark in Superior
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WTF Packers!!!! I don't care if you almost made it back, COMPLETELY different team than the one we saw vs. the bears. NONSENSE!!!!! I can hear St. Vince saying "WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON DOWN THERE?!?!?!" Really the freaking Bengals!!!???

Chris from FL
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Packer Mistakefest | Brutally hard on the eyes | Fans should get refund

Packer Offensive Line | Green & Gold embarrassment | Team stock plummeting - http://PackerHaiku.com

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ruppert - why am i becoming more and more entertaining? 'cause my team is 2-0? hey man, i got nothing against the players. had to watch YOUR game yesterday cause the TV screen was right next to my game at the bar. i did not cheer against the Pack once. can't - i like the players. the Pack will be fine, i'm sure. i admit that i probably shouldn't comment on Packer Palace as this is a Packer fan site - solely. having been a Packer fan for 44 years, it's hard to break old habits. the only reason i DO comment is to balance, what i feel, are biased, unobjective comments regarding Favre that i see people making who once followed the man religiously for 16 years. course he's your enemy now - i totally see that. i understand the emotion - it's the same as my emotional disdain for TT.

jeff ircink


Hey Jeff, your entertaining in that you'll never be a Packers fan again... at least not without the disclaimer that you're currently a Viking fan. Packers Die-hard has meaning, you don't seem to possess it.... have fun in the wilderness of the Vikings forums.  BK
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Comments from before game-time yesterday
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Nice to see LeRoy Butler, Sterling Sharpe and Ron Wolf on the preliminary list of Hall of Fame Candiates....

LeRoy should have a cahnce at it-he was one of the top two or three safties in his era AND the originator of the Lambeau Leap...sharpe should have a shot, but he has a pretty short carreer, and Ron should have a legitimate shot as well.... Good luck to these worthy guys..............

Carl 'Gator' Nelson
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All right....let's go 2-0 tommorrow baby! Ocho-Cinko.... not-much-thinko... Packers fans in WI should go Bengal hunting tommorrow before the game....   GO PACK GO

Lady K

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Quoth Lombardi...

   "It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you've got to have is faith and discipline when you're not yet a winner."

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I'm Hooked, Lined and Sinkered Too... 

by the Lingerie Football League. After watching on TV the girls from the Los Angeles Temptation and the Denver Dream pound away at each other, clothes-lining, general high tackling, pushing and shoving on almost every single play, I'm hooked. It's 7 on 7 on the Indoor Football Fields (although Denver was outside last night) and they don't throw the ball all that well, but they do alot of running with counters, sweeps and pretty much use wildcat formation on every play, it was wild, it was entertaining!

Now the pic at the right of Britainie De Garbott (posing without her shoulder pads, cleats and helmet) of the Los Angeles Temptation, who did have a very nice TD run last night in her team's win over the Denver Dream. They fought hard to finish off their late 2nd half come from behind to first tie, and then win the game outright 26-20.

When you get the chance, check a game out, these hot young women trash talk constantly and play tackle football, oh and how could I forget the chest-bumping after TD's... like I said, I'm hooked, lined and sinkered.

BeerKid - Now A Lingerie Football Fan (For Life?)


Quoth Lombardi...

   "Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling."

Friday, September 18, 2009

Speak Out Spew Off... 

You know it doesn't bug me that Chad Ochocinco wants to Lambeau Leap this Sunday... the fans can treat him the way they do most leaps, by spilling beer, grabbing parts, slapping butts and all around general posing for the camera behavior. The best line I heard is that after the leap, the fans should start passing Ochocinco up towards the edge of the Stadium... heh heh eh, ala Camp Randall.

I was looking over the still available RT free agents, and well, no one really jumps out, but if current RT Allen Barbre plays like last week, well, hell, someone is going to have to replace him and I don't see that player already on the team.

One more thing now that it's Saturday, sounds like the Twins have an outside chance to be interfering with the Vikings-Packers game in the Humpty Dome October 5th with the talk, centering on switching around the home and away aspect of the 2 football games this year... well I said outside chance, the lease appears to favor the Vikings and well, baseball's a 2nd tier sport these days, and the Twins will choke away their chances beforehand, just like their purpled football-brethren typically do anyway...

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

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lol @ Ochocinco. You should read the stuff he has on Twitter. He asked Obama for a room at the White House when he comes to DC, Oprah to take him on and dump him after a few months for the publicity, Brittany Spears if she needs a spare dancer on his bye week, challenged Vanessa Williams to a match. That guy likes to talk.

Lemondrop
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From Greg Bedard, Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, 9/18/09 http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/59803997.html
    "Jones: Revenue sharing will end - Before the last exhibition game, the Minnesota Vikings paraded Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones around so he could point how much the Vikings could use a new stadium.

    "Right now, we are subsidizing this market," Jones said of the NFL's revenue-sharing policy. "It's unthinkable to think that the market you've got here, with 3.5 million people, and have teams like Kansas City and Green Bay subsidizing this market. That will stop. That's going to stop. That's called revenue sharing. That's on its way out."

    Late last week, the NFL fined Jones $100,000 for violating the gag order on talking about labor issues. The bigger issue, especially for the league's smaller markets, is that Jones usually walks in step with other big-market owners. If revenue sharing is indeed on its way out, it could adversely affect places like Green Bay, which have relied on it."
Um, Jerry, please see your Plastic Surgeon to get your facelift adjusted, they pulled the skin too tight...

Boz
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Alright Craig! Go Tuskers! Wait, what the hell is a Tusker?

beerscout


beerscout, a Tusker is what happens when a Husker moves to Iowa and gets down into the deep rich mud... well in this specific case, QB Craig Nall is now a boar from Florida....  BK
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I like the idea of taking Ocho to the top.....then pitching him over... I also agree that something has to happen with the O-line, or we're going to find out just how tough Rodgers is, OR how well Flynn can play.

One of my friends started out talking about how good Ogluniewaytr9354... (whatever) is and how that should excuse Barbre..to which the response is "Oh good, at least no other teams have a player as good as a second-run 32 year old." Not good enough Packers--I expect more from the line, and actually from the whole offense.....let's get it together, got it?

Carl "Gator' Nelson
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I expect our OL will do a much better job this week, and that means a solid win. But I most look forward to the devastating 4 man wrecking crew on the DL. Raji playing will ramp up the play of the other three who really want to stay out there. It's anyone's guess whether Raji, Pickett, Jenkins (YEA!!) or Jolly (HOORAY!!) has his best day, but who cares? On top of that, who will Capers send in to further disrupt? Poor Carson Palmer must be wondering the same thing.

jim schemenauer


Hey Jim, how can the offensive line play any worse, well they could I suppose, but the Bengals can't pressure or play as stifling a defense as the Bears did last week, by concentrating on taking away the Packers slant passes, this week the adjustments are made, and the Pack's D-line is going to be even more aggressive with Raji getting some playing time... game-time isn't coming soon enough.  BK
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Cincinnati's Oktoberfest, in downtown Cinci: Very Good  Cincinnati's football team: Very Bad

Go Pack! Let's start 2-0!! Jeff Ear-Stink is becoming more and more entertaining all the time.

Ruppert


Hey Ruppert, Jeff has put himself into a tight place because of his passion, and well, sometimes you just have to let things slide... like your displeasure for Packers Management and how they treated a certain player, then make declarations that may be hard to follow through on... otherwise, total agreement, let's start 2-0 and keep this train rolling....  BK
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Hey Guys, It's time to remind your faithful to Click for Cans, keep the Packers in first place - http://www.chunky.com/ClickForCansMatchUps.aspx

Chunky's Click For Cans
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i stand corrected, BK (regarding the 1-0 records of the Vikes and Packers). regarding the "wilderness" of supporting Favre, his jersey is the #1 seller...ain't no wilderness that i can see. Still popular: Favre jerseys move fast; Vick too

jeff ircink


Hey jeff, so you're saying YOU ARE ROOTING FOR THE VIKINGS? You've bought your purple #4 jersey? It's no big deal, his jersey has always sold, I've met hundreds of people outside of Wisconsin who have said that they were Packer fans, then qualified their answer by saying "well, no, really I'm a BF fan" - not being bound to a team sounds like a wilderness to me....  BK
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Halverson


Hey Halverson, thanks for poking around and finding some more BF retire/unretire cartoons.... always gives me a smile, and after poking around even more myself, and thanks to Kabobo for another, you can head here to the Joke Archives for the rest.   BK
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Sad but true... Have a good one BeerKid.

PACKER PAUL - Minneapolis, MN.


Hey Packer Paul, thanks for forwarding in the BF jokes... all good ones and thanks to the cartoonists themselves, without them, there would be little humor in the world.  BK
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "Winners never quit and quitters never win." or said in another way "Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser."

Presagin' Packer Prognosticators... 



Q:  Will the Packers win this Sunday?
A:  Reply hazy, concentrate and ask again.
Q:  Will the Packers beat the Bengals at Lambeau Field this Sunday?
A:  As I see it, yes.

Magic Gold G-Ball



Come Catty Bengals
Don't Be Late To Lambeau's Gate
Pack Post Scratch N Win

BeerKu

The Pack get their 2nd home game in a row to start the season, this time it's against the Cincinnati Bengals, and seeing they don't have the stifling defense that the Bears have (had?) the Packers O will unleash a little bit and the Bengals will be chasing the Pack all game long. Packers will again hold the turn-over edge and should win comfortably, 31-16 or so and keep their grip on 1st place by moving to 2-0.

Beer Kid

Packers Verses Vikings... 

Brett Favre Proved To The Vikings Sunday
That He Can Do The Things It Takes
He'll Hand The Ball To Adrian Peterson
And Not Make Disastrous Mistakes

Working With That Vikings' Defense
This Combination Will Be Hard To Stop
In Fact It Seems To Halt This Team
You'd Have To Be A Traffic Cop

The Part Of This Machine That Needs Tuning
Is The O-Line Needs To Keep Favre On His Feet
Or No Matter How Well He Can Read A Defense
Repeated Sackings Will Leave His Season Incomplete

This Sunday The Vikings Are On The Road
Facing The Detroit Lions Team This Week
A Divisional Game That Could Be Fun
If Not For Their Eighteen Game Losing Streak

Last Sunday In The Opener Against The Saints
The Lions Found That Losing Streak Extended
Despite Detroit's Best Efforts On The Field
New Orleans Couldn't Seem To Be Defended

Brett Will Set Another Record Sunday
With Consecutive Start Two-Seventy-One
While Adrian Peterson Is Looking At That Defense
And Planning To Have More Than A Little Fun

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The Bears Came In On A Mission
That Came Close To Being Fulfilled
As With The Aid Of The Packers O-Line
Aaron Rodgers Was Very Nearly Killed

Fortunately The Green Bay Defensive Group
Brought In A Mission Of Their Own
They Kept Jay Cutler Under Pressure
And Picked Off Four Balls He Had Thrown

But Still The Game Was Neck And Neck
And The Bears Led With A Minute Left
Then Rodgers And Jennings Connected Deep
On A Scoring Pass As Dazzling As It Was Deft

Cinncinnati's Bengals Are Coming Off A Game
That Spoiled Their Quarterback's Return
As The Broncos Scored On A Deflected Pass
That Left The Bengals Defense Burned

The Bengals Are Better Than They Looked
Or At Least They Should Hope They Are
This Is A Team With Many Good Players
And Even A Few Who Are Considered Stars

So The Packers Can't Afford To Be Complacent
Thinking There'll Be No Challenge In This Game
They Just Got By The Chicago Bears
Hopefully This Week Won't Be The Sam

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The Lions Should Only Represent A Speed Bump
To A Vikings Team That's Just A-Rollin'
While The Packers Need To Make A Statement
And Not Come Out With A Win That Appears Stolen


Carl "Gator" Nelson
Packers 'verses' Vikings: A Poetic Perspective
PackersVersesVikings.com



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Well, this year is off to an interesting beginning. Will our favorite teams be tied going into the October 5th "grudge match" at the Metrodome?? Only time will tell-stay tuned...... For those who can't forgive Brett, here's a site with a unique plan for the 11-1 game at Lambeau... http://www.4blacksunday.com Enjoy!

Carl "Gator" Nelson

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This Week At The Rockwood Lodge... 


Patrolling The Big Waves on Green Bay Watch! Sunday At 12.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Speak Out Spew Off... 

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Last summer I questioned the ability of Dom Capers to effectively run the defense. I'm not sure I am ready to jump on his bandwagon yet, but after the preseason and first game, I truly like what I see. Keep it up!! Please come up with something special for the Viqueens.

Pack Fan in Texas
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Ocho Stinko: No | Lambeau leapo Domingo | You oh so loco - http://www.PackerHaiku.com - http://www.FavreHaiku.com

Ocho Cinco Haiku
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Spewing off Wednesday | Even though it says Tuesday | Pack Haiku dot com - http://www.PackerHaiku.com - Packer Palace Fan

Packer Haiku


Hey PackHaiku-Man | Time Inconsequential, Then | Packers Game-Day Plan -   BeerKu (now drinking in major haiku amphitheaters everywhere near you)
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I wanna give a shout out to Offensive Linemen Allen Barbre. Your level of protection is the stuff quarterbacks have nightmares about. Soon Rodgers will be taken out on a cart. Thanks Barbre you are the best.

Rowdy Packer fan


Hey Rowdy, after 1 game I'm not ready to pile-on Barbre just yet, but as usual it was an off-season concern that wasn't dealt with by the Packers on any level whatsoever except to draft a body... a once and future weak link to the o-line.  BK
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Hey BK, just to let you know the Mellonhead and a bunch of other Packer/Husker fans are heading your way for the Ben gals game this week. We will be staying at the Best Western there by the stadium and will be at Anduzzi's, The Bar, Stadium View, and tailgating by the Oneida gate, so if any of you guys see some guys with Husker stuff on Saturday say hi! And if anyone wants to ask us to a tailgate party..........please do!!! Go Pack GO!

Mellonhead



Hey Mellonhead, have a great time and just do what BeerScout and I did one time, just load up the gym-bag with a case of beer and some ice, and walk around and party with everyone.  BK
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For all of you wishing we had hired Jim Haslett, and for all those of you who form the Craig Nall fan club, I give you reason to celebrate!

Haslett, who is now head coach of the Florida Tuskers of the new UFL, will have Craig Nall as one of his QBs. And to think the Pack let BOTH these guys get away. I can't believe we lived through it!!!

UFL's Florida Tuskers Announce Signing of 12 Additional Players Including Quarterback Craig Nall

Ruppert


Hey Ruppert, BeerScout is the Leader of the Craig Nall Bandwagon... I've decided to follow the advice of every football coach in the NFL and have begun to ignore Nall as a possibility to anything....  BK
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Just thought I would let you guys know I enjoy your rockwood videos every week. Keep up the good work!

David aka IronMan


Hey Ironman, thanks, it is what we like do best... after watching the Packer games and drinking ferociously...  BK
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Al "Stylin'" Harris | Matt "Hope You're Not in Like" Flynn | And A.J. "Ball" Hawk - http://www.PackerHaiku.com

Bermanism Haiku
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ALLEN BARBRE you better get your act together!!!!!!! Or they will be scraping A-Rod out of the turf. Man that 3-4 acted like viagra! Good thing the game lasted less than 4 hours or I would have had to call my Doctor!!!

Chris fom FL
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Another chapter added in our list of famous Packer nicknames:
    Earl "Curly" Lambeau
    Johnny "Blood" McNally
    Tony "The Gray Ghost" Canadeo
    Reggie "The Minister of Defense" White
...and now...
    Josh "the Wrist Assassin" Sitton
Rumor has it he has his eye on Lance Briggs' left one in the rematch...

OldSchoolFan


Hey OldSchoolFan, and Brian Urlacher will never be the same...  BK
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BeerKid, You and I don't agree about Keith Olbermann, but we both like beer and follow the Greatest Sports Team of All Time.

gbwbill


Hey gbwbill, if Olbie stuck to sports, he may have found some support from me, but I just remember his acclaim from somewhere back in the past that "it's all about baseball" and whatever, he's not a football guy first.  BK
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Keith Olbermann is a first class Slap-Nuts.

Mark in Superior
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most important, you must pay the price to stay there."

A Live Big Event... 

From CheeseheadTV and Railbird Central, comes the ever expanding Cheesehead Nation, the rising Tour de Force in the online Packers community that we here at Packer Palace continue to support and contribute in an incredibly small way... Tonight Comes...


Packer Transplants Live - Jay, Meet Dom: Tonight's interview guest will be Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee and ESPNMadison.com. This week's guest panelist is Tony Wilson of Mike McCarthy's Feedbag and formerly the Sporting News. So please join Corey, Aaron and Brian and the rest of us cheeseheads for some online fun at 8pm CST tonight.

Stop in later tonight and the link will active for you to see the live video broadcast and to participate, if you so choose, in the live-blog chat that accompanies this cheeseheady broadcast. See you then...




Update:   The Live Big Event is over, and just as it was last week, it was a lot of fun... remember to come back next week, same day, same time, same Cheesehead Nation channel. To find the archived version of Packer Transplants shows - just head on over to Cheesehead TV's Podcast Archive Page and last night's show should show up there eventually. Go Pack!

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

Blast From The Past... 




Controversy
In CinCin
2008


Packer
Cops
2006


Costume
Con(test)
2005



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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Packers 1st Place NFC North 1-0... 

Packers Beat The Bears 21-15 -- Packers saved the best play for last, the old Bart Starr bomb to Carroll Dale on 3rd and short... oh, I mean the new Aaron Rodgers bomb to Greg Jennings on 3rd and short, which BeerScout also pointed out, was almost a throw-away play seeing that they would still more than likely have gone for it on 4 down anyway, but don't spill your beer!!! Packers play-action the run up the middle, the Bears expecting the Pack's all-time favorite play for no gain, called out loudly "oh no run up the middle" repeatedly by many drunken cheesehead's, playing d-coordinators all across the nation, but yet, they sucker the Bears big time, and Jennings is free and clear and hit in stride and 50 yards later, TD Green Bay Packers!!! It's more official than ever - The Bears Still Suck!!! The Bears Still Suck!!!

Contributing to BeerScout's and my delinquency this evening was several varietys of Stone... IPA, Vertical Epic '09, and Cali-België to wet our appetites, and hell, Shane was finishing up the Grolsch, that well, honestly, it's been there in the back of the 'fridge for 4 months, and well, neither BeerScout nor myself would touch that stuff under any circumstances, but we had plenty of Stone, and at the end of all the partying in heavy moderation, the Packers deliver for us. It's 1-0 and that's first place in the NFC North, so so sorry Vikings, you beat an AFC team, it barely counts, the Packers beat a divisional team and that means 1-0 1st Place NFC North. Go Pack Go!

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!


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Hey Beerkid,

I hope Lee from St. Mary's didn’t send you this one already, but this one TOPS them all - Best Lambeau Picture Yet >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

GO PACK GO!!

PACKER PAUL - Minneapolis, MN.
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42.3 | Jay Cutler's QB rating | Rocky Mountain low - http://www.PackerHaiku.com

Packer Haiku
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Agree with Packer Paul about not being pretty. It was downright scarey. And theres a ton of Favre shirts here -> http://www.zazzle.com/brett+favre+gifts (I grew weary turning pages)

A WIN is a WIN, and after further review ?

Lemondrop
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We didn't just beat the Bears we beat them up, broke um, and put fools on IR! Blowing up suckers and lightin up chumps! I love because the Bears came out and played chippie from the start. They started a fight they couldn't finish...AND DA BEARS STILL SUCK!

And anyone that wears a Minnesota Favre jersey at Lambeau and says that they are a Packer Fan needs their head examined for a multiple personality disorder. I get it I love the guy too always will, but not while he plays for the Queens.

It's like seeing your ex-girlfriend with that one guy you absolutely hate at the bar. Sure you'd still nail her, but for now the thought of it is disgusting and make you want to fight.

Das Wolf - Pissed in NorCal
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HA HA hA!!!! YOU SUCK b@#rs!!!!! My un-holy crap boss is a big urine-licker fan too!! Oh my work week just shaped up nicely! Dankashein shitcago ya did it for me. AS EXPECTED keep up the good work.TBSS!!!

Big Ern said so!!!!
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Favre's role is now clear | "Where would you like all your bags | Mr. Peterson?" - http://www.FavreHaiku.com

Ode to Brett Favre by Favre Haiku
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Good morning Beerkid, It wasn't pretty, but what a nice way to start the year off by taking it to Da-Bears.

We seem to be "leaking a lot of oil" on the O line with Barbre... I hope TT made a phone call last night at the half to Mark Tauscher.

I wonder how one would get their hands on one of these shirts. Good, Bad & Ugly >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

One and O here we GO!!!

PACKER PAUL - Minneapolis, MN.


Hey Packer Paul thanks for the pic, well, and thanks to Lee from St. Marys, who beat you by about 4 days on emailing that specific Good Bad and Ugly tribute to #4.  BK
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I hate to give any credit whatsoever to the Bears, but they did a great job of harrassing and frustrating Rodgers, right up until things actually counted. Ugly game, but it has to be one hell of a confidence builder to be knocked TOTALLY out of your gameplan, and still win a huge game.

And by the way, Favre looks about a hundred years old and can't throw downfield anymore unless he gets an hour to step into this throws. Hear that? tick...tick...tick It's the purple timebomb, people. Seriously, how many INTs are we going to have against him?

Ruppert
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This makes dealing with the "purple favre-amaniacs" this morning easier.

JONNY C


Hey Jonny C, hell, beating the Bears just makes life easier to deal with this morning...   BK
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uhhh...draft fan...Favre managed the game. he did his job, and had a better game statistically than Rodgers. also, the Pack is TIED for first in the NFC North with the Vikes.

Jeff Ircink


Why hey there, Jeff, how's it going out in the wilderness of following #4 instead of a team??? There is no tie, the Packers have 1-0 NFCN Division and NFC Conference record, the Vikes are 0-0 and are in 2nd place in the NFC North. You may have blown off the Packers but you can't blow off basic facts.  BK
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Defense looked awesome! THE BEARS STILL SUCK!!! THE BEARS STILL SUCK!!! Go Pack Go!!!

murfnsurf
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If you have friends or co-workers that are Bears fans, there is an outreach program to help them cope...

Cry In Your Beer - Tackling The Loss In Chicago >>>>>>>>>>

Jim
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Spaten Oktoberfest and Franziskaner Weissbier

Mr_Fastbucks
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Um, there's about 9 minutes to in the 3rd quarter of the Packers-bears game... Does anyone have Mark Tauschers's phone number? We need him ASAP.

Boz
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So Favre was 14 of 21 for 110 yards. I think Tommy Kramer could still do that. Of course he is a few years older than Favre. In fact, I might be able to do that behind the big Vikings line and having AP to hand off to.

Is there any more pretentious ass than Keith Olberman? Packer fans should be ticked off that he gets to talk about our football team as if he knows anything about football or the Packers. You could complain to NBC, but no easy mechanism exists for you to do that. NBC hides behind a wall to prevent complaints about their totally wasted airtime that includes Keith Olbermann.

draftfan


Hey Draftfan, I think the more annoying factor of Sunday Night Football pre-game coverage, is that between BeerScout and myself, we couldn't tell if NBC was actually covering anything about the Packers-Bears game, it was like a total blackout of any info on the upcoming game, and besides the fact that announcer Chris Collingsworth has never, ever, said a decent word about the Packers, it's so obvious he hates the team, or worse, he hates their cheesehead lovin' fans.  BK
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draftfan, I think you are wrong about Keith Olberman. He is a consumate sports fan and once was the highest-rated TV sportscaster in the Los Angeles market. He certainly has as much credibility as his former ESPN colleague, Chris Berman. And he is funny. Remember televised football is entertainment.

gbwbill


Hey gbwbill, Olberman is a total loser who is a Baseball First guy... just like Bob Costa, why either of those 2 are involved with a football broadcast is beyond me... plus the fact than Olberman is a total politcal whack-job guy who's day-job is too alienate half the country, which makes it even unclearer to me on why he's involved with Sunday Night Football.  BK
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."

Friday, September 11, 2009

Michelle Interviews Aaron Rodgers... 

She's back with more of her interviews from the ESPY's pre-party festivities, and this time Michelle pulls through with an interview from none other than Green Bay Packers starting QB Aaron Rodgers.

Please take some time and give a listen to her short 2 minute interview with Aaron from a few months ago: You're welcome to check out more of Michelle's fantastic work here, interviews with Donald Driver, Matt Stafford, and Jared Allen from the 2009 ESPY's. Also from last year's ESPYs, with a few pics of Brett Favre and AJ Hawk and an interview with CB Al Harris - Michelle's Reprezentin' At Packer Palace.

Our thanks always goes out to Michelle, one of Packer Palace's off site producers and roving contributors. Go Pack Go!

Michelle Interviews Jared Allen... 

This time Michelle corners Minnesota Vikings DE Jaren Allen with another of her interviews from the ESPY's pre-party festivities earlier this year.

Please take some time and give a listen to her short 2 minute interview with Jared from several weeks ago: More of Michelle's incredible work for Packer Palace, her interviews with Packer Donald Driver and Detroit Lion Matthew Stafford from the 2009 ESPY's and more can be found here - Michelle's Reprezentin' At Packer Palace.
As always, our thanks goes to Michelle, one of Packer Palace's soon to be famous roving contributor extraordinaire. Go Packers!


Michelle's Pics From The ESPY's 2009...



Michelle was busy behind the scenes at the 2009 ESPY's this year, not only getting interviews with Aaron Rodgers, Donald Driver, Jared Allen and Matthew Stafford, but providing us with some glimpses of pre-party festivities. Click on the thumbnail collage up above for the full-sized pics. We can never thank Michelle enough for her contributions here at Packer Palace.

Speak Out Spew Off... 

Well it's official - Both the Williams' Sisters - Vikqueens DT's Kevin and Pat got off from being suspended for using a banned substance called Starcaps. Nothing like a little Minnesota State Justice to tip the tables as much as possible in the Vikqueens favor. So the Vikings will start off this season exactly the same way last season ended, by cheating, by masking the steroid use of 2 of their players, yes steroid use, the NFL has all kinds of approved weight-loss products that can be legally used and these 2 sisters didn't have the smarts to look-up the NFL's CBA which has an approved substance list, a list that does not have Starcaps on it by the way.

In other news, the 2 New Orleans Saints players, Charles Grant and Will Smith will be suspended for using the exact same illegal substance that the Minnesota Williams' Sisters used. Nothing like even handed justice. The Vikings cheat... it's now the official motto of the Justice Dept. in Minnesota.

My condolences to the awesome sister tennis stars Venus & Serena Williams, they actually have game, but who knew that those 2 fat DT's (they must be fat, they claimed they were trying to lose weight) Kevin and Pat looked just like them, at least in the photo from training camp that Ruppert forwarded in.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

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31-20 Packers. Bears suck. Jake Utler sucks.

Expect to see every Vikings player start shooting 'roids tomorrow. They can basically take all the masking agent they want now, with no fear of retribution (provided it's their first offense). So why not? They can always stop once they get busted once.

Once again the legal system of our great nation proves ridiculous. This issue will go to the US Supreme Court--watch.

Ruppert

Hey Ruppert... you must be my lost brother from another mother... here's what I said someplace else earlier today - "actually this is really good news for the Vikings.... now every single player can start shooting up Steroids, which has always been legal with a prescription from your team's doctor, now that the NFL CBA doesn't hold true in Minnesota anymore... seriously, they can, and with the help of a Judge who roots for the Vikings, your trial date will be years down the road long after you retire from the game."  BK
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Vikes Super Bowl hopes | Pinned upon graybeard Brett Favre | Viva Favragra! | http://www.FavreHaiku.com

Favre Haiku
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So the "Ironman" of the NFL, the guy who has never missed a start, the toughest QB to ever pull on a helmet may not "finish the year". I have heard of lowering expectations, but that one made me spew milk out my nose holes. Favre is clearly trying to play the "old man" card because even he knows that the Vikes have a few week spots and will likely lose at least a few games. I am going to say 10 wins, but that depends a bit on how well the rest of the North plays.

Packer fans can be a superstitious lot when it comes to talking smart about what "we are going to do". We want to see them actually do it and act like they have been to the end zone before. It is hard not to be a bit excited about the clearly confident Packers of 09. I don't see anyone bragging, I just see a very confident bunch who can't wait to make it official.

I don't think the Packers intend to let up on the old man when they get to the RollerDomeHome of the Yikes.

draftfan


Hey draftfan, yes, it would seem that BF is covering all of his bases for failure, my arm was so messed up last year my Jets coach should have benched me, I missed all of off-season work-outs, so I don't have my timing down with all my new WR's, besides, I have cracked rib, and rotator cuff problems, and.... I do like the "RollerDomeHome of the Yikes" tagline.  BK
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Cutler: King of Chicago - http://www.espnmadison.com/includes/news_items/1/news_items_more.php?id=152§ion_id=1

Can Cutler beat the pack?


Hey No Cutler Can't Beat The Pack... not this year anyway, this is an article from Jason Wilde who has resurfaced on ESPN's regional blogs for Madison and Milwaukee.  BK
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hey beerkid, check out simmons playoff predictions:  http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/090910

go pack!

todd


Hey todd, thanks for sending in Bill Simmons Packers prediction of 12-4 NFC North Champs, and Super Bowl Champions.... if it didn't have the green 'n gold kernel of truth to it, it would be as funny as predicting the Vikes in the Super Bowl.  BK
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Is Favre ever to blame for anything???? The JETS are in trouble now for not listing him on injured reserve! I'd like to hear his reasoning for the bone head play in the 2007 OT game against the Giants....Read between the lines folks..he's setting the Viqueens up for a let down. After all, "it's not my fault", "they knew I had a bum arm"....stay tuned!

KS Pack Fan


Hey KS Pack Fan, BF gets away with the "aw shucks ma'am, I'm just a good ol' country boy" routine way to often...  BK
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time."

Presagin' Packer Prognosticators... 




Q:  Will the Packers beat the Bears at Lambeau Field this Sunday Evening?

A:  Probably.

Magic Gold G-Ball


It's opening weekend for NFL Football and they have placed the Packers Bears 178th matchup on NBC Sunday Night Football, and it's going to be a wild one, for the Packers anyway. The Bears have not improved their bottom 3rd in the league defense from last year, have not improved their WR's by continuing to claim that Devin Hester is a No. 1 WR, all they have done is sacrificed their depth to get a decent QB in Jay Cutler on the team. The Packers offense is going to be near-unstoppable Sunday night, the defense will get 2 turnovers resulting with a Packers 33-16 win.

Beer Kid

Packers Verses Vikings... 

In What Seems To Be No Time At All
Another Year Has Sprinted Past
Now It's Time Once Again For Football
As All We Fans Sigh And Say "At Last"

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The Vikings Won The North Division
Although That Wasn't A Lot To Brag About
And Went Down In Flames In Their Playoff Game
As The Eagles Beat Them In A Rout

That Game Was Representative Of Their Season
For Each Step Forward Came Two Steps Back
Fortunately For The Vikings Team
Adrian Peterson Provides An Inpressive Ground Attack

Tarvaris Jackson Started At Number One
But He Never Could Get Hot
And So He Wound Up On The Bench
Replaced By The Aging Gus Ferrotte

Gus Took Advantage Of The Opportunity
Leading The Vikes To A Record Of Eight And Three
But Another Season In Minnesota For Him
Was Something Not Meant To Be

So After A Brief Flirtation With Sage Rosenfelds
The Vikings Dragged Brett Favre Onto Their Team
A Move That Has Polarized Viking Nation
As Fans Either Praise The Move Or Scream

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The Vikings Drafted Percy Harvin
In Hopes Of Spicing Up Their Receiver Corps
Perhaps His Speed And Talent
Can Open Berrian Up Just A Little More

"Ad" Is As Always The Teams Big Gun
And Will Draw Opposing Defense's Attention
That Combined With Brett's Arm And Wiles
Could Take The Vikings Air Game To A New Dimension

The Defense Is Considered Among The Best
Though The Term 'Overrated' Sometimes Comes To Mind
Last Year They Traded For Jared Allen
Who Has Proved To Be Quite The Find

The Linebackers And Defensive Line
And The Secondary Guys As Well
Have The Ability To At Times Control The Field
And Opponents Lives A Living Hell

The Vikings Open Against The Cleveland Browns
Who'll Be Starting Jamal Lewis And Brady Quinn
No Matter What This Team Tries To Do
It's A Tossup If They'll Ever Manage To Win

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Aaron Rodgers Started Last Football Season
Know That He Had A Lot Of Things To Do
Not Only Did He Have To Play Well
He Had To Avoid Trying To Fill His Predecessor's Shoes

Overall Last Year He Played Quite Well
Especially Stepped Up For Every Start
And He Played Through Some Struggles And Injuries
That Showed He Has A Warrior's Heart


But For Some Reason The Magic Wasn't There
And The Packers Struggled Late In Games
Whether The Fault Of Offense Or The Defense
Ultimately The Result Was The Same

The Defense's Flaws Were More Obvious
So The Defensive Staff Was Shown To The Door
And A New Staff Was Quickly Assembled
Led By Dom Capers, A Guru Of The 'Three-Four'

The Draft Provided Some Players Who Should Fit In
And Though Some Of The Veterans' Roles Have Changed
Attitude And Talent Will Shine Through
No Matter How Their Positions Have Been Rearranged

On Offense The Packers Mainly Stood Pat
Other Than Some Changes On The Offensive Line
This Is The Spot Where Fingers Are Crossed
With Fans Hoping That Things Turn Out Just Fine

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In Fitting Beginning For This Football Season
The Leagues Oldest Rivalry Will Be Renewed
As Chicago's Bears Prowl Into Lambeau
Hoping To Show The Things That They Can Do

The Bears Made A Huge Move This Offseason
Trading For Jay Cutler, A Talented Quarterback
They're Hoping That Added To The Their Running Game
Cutler's Arm Gives Them A Chance To Get On Track

Matt Forte Was A Rookie Sensation Last Year
And This Year He'll Need To Avoid The Sophomore Slump
The Bears' Lack Of Quality Receivers Though
Could Keep The Bears' Fans Feelings In The Dumps

The Packers Like A Juggernaut This Preseason
And While The Translation May Not Be Complete
Rodgers Arm Has Been Nearly Unerring
While The Wideouts Ensure Most Passes Are Complete

The Packers Defense Has Been Impressive
While The Bears' Group Is Beaten Up And Tattered
But Sunday Night Will Tell The Tale
Of Whether They Could Step Up When It Mattered

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Cleveland’s Browns Will Fall To The Vikes
Even Is They Start Young Star Brady Quinn
While The Packers Will Prove Ungracious Hosts
And Will Pound The Bears For An Early Win


Carl "Gator" Nelson
Packers 'verses' Vikings: A Poetic Perspective
PackersVersesVikings.com



It's so hard to believe the summer has flown on past. But-now comes the BEST time of the year-NFL season. Questions abound this season--Will the 3-4 work in Green Bay? Can Aaron Rodgers learn to win the close ones? Will Brett be the answer in Minnesota? Can the fans overcome 16 years of hatred if he does?? It'll be fun---Stay tuned!!

Carl "Gator" Nelson

Blast From The Past... 




The Brews
Brothers
2006


Bad, Bad, Bad
News Bears
2006


Yogi At
Lambeaustone
2001


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Iowahawk - Lion Of Leinenkugel... 

For those of you not familiar with Iowahawk's brand of humor, well it's time to be introduced...
    "Lion of Leinenkugel" Norm Snitker, 62, Laid to Rest    Slowly filing past a green-and-gold casket festooned with cheese curds, lottery tickets, and bouquets of 6-pack rings, the city of La Crosse bid a tearful farewell this morning to Norman V. "Norm" Snitker, 62. Long heralded as the "Lion of Leinenkugel" for his relentless fight for free beer and shots at local taverns and supper clubs, Snitker succumbed to an exploding liver Tuesday evening during a late model modified heat at La Crosse Speedway's $1 Jagermeister night.

    "Norm left an amazing legacy, and an amazing bar tab," said mourner Les Schreindl, 59. "La Crosse won't see his likes again soon."

    Like hundreds of other who came to pay their respects at First Presbyterian -- some traveling from as far as Menomonie, Pewaukee, Ashwebenon, and Waunawacamapepee...
So head on over to Iowahawk's place and have a fun read on the alledged life in Wisconsin when a leinenkugel loved one passes on... ok, he's secretly riffing on the life of some politician from another state, but when it comes to satire, that's what Iowahawk's style is.

You may remember Iowahawk from the infamous satire of Midwest Explodes Over Lombardi Cartoon... that we profiled way back in February 2006.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Remember... 

Remember, it's not just an online adventure...

It's Your JOB!!!

Blast From The Past... 




The Lovie
Train
2008


Chi-Pocalypse
Now! Redux
2006


Packer
Predators
2004


Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Spew Off Speak Out... 

How is it that some analysts (John Clayton ESPN for example - See #1) keep insisting that the Vikings are the most bestus most magnifico NFL team they've seen all summer long. Are the Vikings that deep at all positions to justify this playoff-certainly super bowl-eventually nonsense we Packers fans keep hearing. I don't think so... Top RBs in Peterson and Taylor. Top G in Hutchinson. Top DL with the Williams's and Allen. Top CB with Winfield, I guess... Ok at LB's, OK at QB with Favre... and??? Besides running back depth and DL depth, the Packers are better at all starters and positional depth by far. (excluding RT)

Here's something that's worth reading for a few minutes, A Banner Summer In These Parts from Kevin Seifert's NFC North blog at ESPN.com and another is the Packers Team Preview prediction article, also from over at ESPN.com. Fourteen of their analyst's each write a small blurb and predict out Green Bay's finish in the NFC North. Their consensus is 2nd place. Our consensus (the Presagin' Packer Prognosticators aka playgroup in my mind) was of course, first place, NFC North Champions with a 10 - 6 record. Record your prediction with us for posterity's sake.

That Viking fan pic used above is one of my all-time favorites, it's not that he has one, nooooooo, he has 2 super bowl trophies scrawled on his tummy - plus the pic is at least 5 years old and by my estimation, the Vikings are still not going anywhere for awhile. I hope he used his crayons, and not, you know, actually gone to a tattoo parlor. LMAO

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

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Work week almost over and the Family is packin' our bags and ready to board a plane for Green Bay. It's our annual Family vacation to Lambeau Field. OPENING GAME AGAINST THE BEARS! We actually got a ticket to park in the Tailgating lot this year! We will be virgin Lambeau tailgaters. This is almost as exciting as the game and of course dinner at Prime Quarters.

Turffboy67 (Treasure Coast Florida Packer Backers)
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Turffboy67 Have a blast! Make sure you get your car in line about 5-6 hours before the game - you won't want to miss a second! What happens at Lambeau, stays at Lambeau!

Boz
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Favre Haiku? How about a Favre limerick?
    There once was a hick from Mississip,'
    Who balled like a bitch and stuck out his lip.
    But he lied like a rug,
    Then gave Childress a hug,
    Now Big Raji will break his old hips.
Now onto the Bears. Screw Chicago. Go Packers!!!

Ruppert

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It's BEAR WEEK! LET'S KICK SOME A** PACK!

foundinidaho
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The Bears Still Suck! Ha Ha!!

Jim
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual."

A Live Big Event... 

From CheeseheadTV and Railbird Central, with their ever expanding Cheesehead Nation, a rising Tour de Force in the online Packers community that we here at Packer Palace continue to contribute in an incredibly small way... Comes...


Packers Transplants - Now It Means Something: Tonight's interview guest is Tom Pelissero of the Green Bay Press-Gazette and tonight's guest panelist is Chris Lempesis of Ol' Bag of Donuts. So please join Corey, Aaron and Brian and the rest of us cheeseheads for some online fun at 8pm CST tonight.



Update:   The Live Big Event is over, and it was alot of fun, it helped that some glass-chilled XO was around, to be washed down with a few Stone IPA's, yes, that helped out quite a bit. To find the archived version of Packer Transplants shows - just head on over to Cheesehead TV's Podcast Archive Page and last night's show should show up there eventually. Go Pack!

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

This Week At The Rockwood Lodge... 


The Green Giants at Acme Meat Packing Company - Bears Baloney Now On Sale!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Speak Out Spew Off... 

Not too much of a surprise here, but the Green Bay Packers are starting off the season as the least-oldest team in the NFL this year, finishing 32nd of the 32 teams by coming in with a young 26.16 years as the average age on the roster. As to the rest of the NFC North, we have the Chicago Bears ranked 15th - 27.02, Minnesota Vikings at 8th - 27.48, and the Detroit Lions are coming in as the 5th oldest team - 27.62 years.

Some other notables are the Washington Redskins who are the NFL's oldest team at 28.02 years, and the Indianapolis Colts are the 2nd youngest team at 26.34 years of age. Here's the story and chart by ESPN's Mike Sando - Three of Nine Oldest Teams in NFC West if you're interested.

I wonder what the Vikings average age would change to, let's actually say drop to, without a 39 soon-to-be 40 QB on the roster??? Just asking....  (Editorial Note: Use 15 years age difference, 39 to 24 and your new team average is around 27.19 years - 11th on the list, 3 spots. In the end, hardly worth the effort or mentioning... but yet we did.)

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

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If Favre was a beer | I'm thinking he'd be Old Style | Or maybe Busch light | http://www.FavreHaiku.com

Favre Haiku


Hey Favre Haiku, I noticed we were crossing paths between each other this morning... I have added both the Packer Haiku and Favre Haiku to our links page. Even gave it a try on my own...
    Yes the Bears Still Suck | Cutler Sucks! Urlacher Sucks! | Sing the Bears Still Suck!
Go Pack!  BK

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Brett Favre is a libra, hence his indecisiveness. Libras are indecisive people. I'm just saying.

rowdy packer fan


Hey rowdy packer fan, "Libra's are indecisive people." - Your host here is a Libra... are you saying my opinions aren't entirely consistent? Heh heh heheh eh, good eye, you are correct. A good persuasive argument can always be more than half right. A factoid that 67% agree with me 100% of the time.  BK
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Hey BeerKid, anybody who puts the viqueens ahead of the lions is overating them - won't matter if they have butt f%@&*

scott
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BeerKid,

Picked up a case of the new Walters today on a hunting trip up North. It was very nostalgic cracking the first one open and trying the beer. It reminded me exactly of the old Walters. I will finish the six this evening and send you guys three sixers. Let me know what you think of it.

CAMP


Hey CAMP, you are now Packer Palace's favorite Contributor and man oh man, I'm now thirsty for that old taste of Walters - Beer That Is Beer. I remember when the Hibernia Brewery dumped a bad batch of Walters and cheaply marketed it under the Old World Bavarian Black Beer tag, with labels drudged up from Walters circa 1969. It was like $3 a case, deposit included...  BK
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "They may not love you at the time, but they will later."

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Blast From The Past... 




Old
Stink
2008


Lovie's Grim
Fairy Tales
2007


Introducing The
Tiddy Bear
2007


Saturday, September 05, 2009

Your 2009 Green Bay Packers... 

The Packers have now swung the chainsaw back and forth a few times, and then to make double extra-sure, a few more rips here and there, several times more than necessary but ensuring the extra splattering of blood and gore is in all bloody directions proportionately, and it is. The resulting trim to the training camp bloated roster, now healthily pared down to the limit, the 53 men who will represent the Green Bay Packers in this upcoming 2009 season. Nice!

A surprise cut here and off goes QB Brian Brohm to sink amongst the flotsam, destined for a lifeline rescue on the Practice Squad. Well, maybe not. Another surprise trade, only a surprise in that someone wanted OL Tony Moll, but involved in a trade that brought in DB Derrick Martin from the Ravens. To no one's surprise, and I mean no one in the universe's surprise, DL Justin Harrell is unable to play this year, and joined by CB Patrick Lee is on Injured Reserve, their services lost for the year.

Some late-ish breaking news is that S Anthony Smith and WR Ruvell Martin have been cut in favor of newcomer DB Derrick Martin (insert Aaron Rouse or Brandon Underwood or Jarrett Bush instead if you like) and WR Brett Swain respectively. It is what it is... Here's Packers.Com's full Packers roster by name.

Here are your...

2009 Green Bay Packers



Offense
  • QB - Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn
  • RB - Ryan Grant, Brandon Jackson, DeShawn Wynn
  • FB - Korey Hall, John Kuhn, Quinn Johnson
  • WR - Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, James Jones, Jordy Nelson, Brett Swain
  • TE - Jermichael Finley, Donald Lee, Spencer Havner
  • T - Chad Clifton, Allen Barbre, T.J. Lang, Breno Giacomini
  • G - Daryn Colledge, Josh Sitton, Evan Dietrich-Smith
  • C - Jason Spitz, Scott Wells

Special Teams
  • K - Mason Crosby
  • P - Jeremy Kapinos
  • LS - Brett Goode

Defense
  • CB - Al Harris, Charles Woodson, Will Blackmon, Tramon Williams, Brandon Underwood, Derrick Martin
  • S - Nick Collins, Atari Bigby, Aaron Rouse, Jarrett Bush
  • OLB - Aaron Kampman, Brady Poppinga, Clay Matthews, Jeremy Thompson, Brad Jones
  • ILB - Nick Barnett, A.J. Hawk, Brandon Chillar, Desmond Bishop
  • DE - Cullen Jenkins, Johnny Jolly, Michael Montgomery, Jarius Wynn
  • DT - Ryan Pickett, B.J. Raji

Practice Squad
  • QB - Brian Brohm
  • RB - Kregg Lumpkin
  • OL - Jamon Meredith
  • WR - Jake Allen
  • CB - Trevor Ford
  • LB - Cyril Obiozor
  • DL - Ronald Talley, Anthony Toribio

*** Updated ***   Packers traded OL Tony Moll to the Ravens for DB Derrick Martin - DL Justin Harrell, DB Patrick Lee, S Charlie Peprah and TE Evan Moore were placed on Injured Reserve.

*** Updated ***   As of Sunday 5pm Central Time, this is the Packers Practice Squad.


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Talk about the pot calling the kettle black... Angry Packers fans, it's time to let go of Favre http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_13278284

Nancy S
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Cue the violins for this guy...he doesn't realize, it's just getting started! Angry Packers fans, it's time to let go of Favre http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_13278284

BeerScout


Thanks Nancy and BeerScout, the both of you are on the same wave-length and well, we all know, 1/2 of us fall into the we love bf camp, 1/2 of us fall into who the hell cares camp, and the other half falls into the lets see what the old-timer can still do camp... we're quite the cheesehead nation.  BK
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Hey guys, I'm not sure if you noticed by Jason Wilde isn't writing for the Wisconsin State Journal anymore! After searching I found him on espnmadison.com and espnmilwaukee.com, not sure why he left but I'm glad I found him. I thought I'd pass it along to anyone else who was looking for, in my opinion, the best Packers reporter.

JD Scrubs


Thanks JD, duly noted... and I do agree that Jason Wilde knows what he's doing when he's talking Packers.  BK
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A little surprised about Brohm, but third string QBs are fairly easy to find. Not many can name the third-stringers behind Favre over the years. Perhaps the biggest surprise was Sutton. He looked like a lock, but I guess they did not expect him to play much. The Packers might have their eyes on a couple of rejects from other teams and they decided to make room now. It is always a cat and mouse game and by releasing good players who won't get to play right away, they forced other teams who want those players to cut the ones they don't need. The Packers may already have a good eye on who wants Sutton, Martin, etc. and will be watching the wire for additions.

draftfan


Hey draftfan, it was surprise that TT gave up on Brian Brohm, but then his talent wasn't standing out on 2nd/3rd string like LB Desmond Bishop talent was for example. It's early Sunday yet, so I'm sure TT will do something besides fill out the Practice Squad from just his players that were cut, although you would guess that Tyrell Sutton, Jamon Meredith, Jake Allen and a few others are headed for there.  BK
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McCarthy likes the 2 TE set, and the 5 WR set. I guess he likes the 3 FB set, too...

I'm pretty surprised Smith got whacked, but they ARE replacing him Martin, another 3 year vet from a good, 34 defense. Martin can play both CB and Safety and will give more on special teams. Maybe Smith just gambled too much for their liking. I thought Sutton or Lumpkin would stick. I'm pretty shocked they didn't hang onto Brohm, because Thompson likes "his guys." Although I don't care because he sucks. I like Underwood and Jones both, so I'm glad they're still around. I like Meredith, too. I really hope Meredith and Sutton stick on the Practice Squad.

Thompson is a genius for getting anything worth more than 50 pesos for Moll.

Ruppert


Hey ruppert, I am going to have to admit that I'm not prepared for the 3 FB offense... but I can imagine that McCarthy is thinking aggressively about it now... and with the 50 pesos for Tony Moll, the Ravens are probably just as gassed that they got 50 pesos for Derrick Martin, who finished the last 12 games on IR last year.  BK
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Oh, they got some new, kinda cool designs over at sconnie.com. Joe just got one of these t-shirts (hehehe... Worst State Ever) >>>>>>>

Lovie is going to be ready for the Pack next Sunday night -- we gotta really kick their ass at Lambeau this time!!! TBSS

Boz

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So b@#rs suck. ok viqueens.ok lions.n'uff said, but did you catch Trudy Bergen (Grandma) on NFL net, about how favre broke her heart??......I swear dude if I ever see ya...Big Ern....well you know!!I can't wait till we get it on.The last thing Trudy says in tha interview is this."I wish [favra] nothing but success and GO PACK GO!!!!! LOVE YOU Trudy!!!! NFC CENTRAL FANS ALL know GREENBAY RULES!!! the rest are a joke!

Also GO das.wolf in NOR CAL Rancho Cordova holdin' it's own for PACKER faithfull in Cali!!!! Cheese is Cheese ma' man!!!!!!

Big Ern said so!!!!


Hey Big Ern... I saw that interview with Grandma Trudy... it was hilarious, the "I'm rooting for BF to do well, even though technically with him as a Viking, I'm not anymore..." routine.  BK
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Hey BK what up? Great Saturday to you. I got up at sunrise poured myself a red beer and then hoisted my Husker flag and my Wisky flag up the pole. If the two ever played I would have to root for the Skers.

I have an idea. How about when Favre takes the field at Lambeau the whole stadium just turns their back looks away from the field in total silence. They need to pass out this idea with whatever little free oven mit or what ever the hell they are giving out that day.

That would be the ultimate burn (thank you that 70's show). Sconnie nation good luck to the Badgers and I can't wait to get up there for the Bengal game.

Mellonhead


Hey Mellonhead, a combo Badger Husker saturday.... a smart choice, 2 teams to root for on college game days, and being up with the sunrise, you must get twice the drinking in too...  BK
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling."

Friday, September 04, 2009

Packer Palace Predicts... 

Saturday, August 15, 2008 - Another year, another prediction coming from the still smoking ashes and debris of last summer's Brett Favre saga and the Packers un-eventful record of 6-10 that put them in 3rd place in the NFC North, an anomaly us fans are not used too for sure. Now this year, GM Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy have beefed up defensive coaching staff by acquiring Dom Capers and Kevin Greene, they've added a few new rookies in LB Clay Matthews and DT B.J. Raji whom are expected to contribute heavily in any success the defense will have. Even though there are offensive line questions galore, LT Chad Clifton's knees, and the whole right side of the line, those will work themselves out and the Packers are set to return to the top of the NFC North.

The Bears have set themselves up to be all-in this year, new QB in Jay Cutler, a decent RB in Matt Forte, but it's the same old tired defense led by LB Brian Urlacher that couldn't get past 8 wins last year and don't expect them to this year either for that matter. Now the Vikings are sliding down, and are going to suffer from their QB woes, Sage Rosenfels looks better that Tavaris Jackson (where's Brett Favre when you need him?) and from the two DT's, Pat Williams and Kevin Williams, expected to each miss 4 games for abusing the NFL's drug policy. The Vikings may be the defending NFC North champions, but they are not repeating this year and despite having RB Arian Peterson. They are going to struggle to break .500. The Lions are the Lions, new coaching staff with Jim Schwartz, the same front office (despite getting rid of ex-GM Matt Millen, still kept the other 2 responsible for the 0-16 record). They do have better players on their roster, but questions remain at QB, neither the rookie Matt Stafford nor Daunte Culpepper are going to get this team beyond 5 wins.

Packers  
Bears  
Vikings  
Lions  
10
8
7
5
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6
8
9
11  

 
Now having said all that, and drinking our share of the Green N Gold koolaid, we do see the Packers reaching 10 wins this year, and that should be enough to get them to the top of the NFC North...

...tell us where we're wrong:



Name:
Comments:



In Your Prediction!
BeerKid - Always Pack For Life!



Packers 13-3 (only losses are to the Cowboys, Steelers, and Ravens)
Vikings 10-6
Bears 8-8
Lions 4-12

Jeremy
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Packers split with Bears, sweep Lions and Viqueens, finish 11-5 1st in NFC Norh.

Dave in St. Louis
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I predict 13-3 Superbowl champs!

murfnsurf
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Pack 10-6
vikings 9-7
bears 8-8
lions 3-13

Boz
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11-5 because 11-5 never happens always 10-6 or 12-4! Odd Numbers!

Das. Wolf - Pissed in NorCal
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11 wins people. Come on... we get the NFC West, Cleveland, Cinci, Tampa, and Dallas comes in the middle of November (why the hell don't the schedule makers EVER have Dallas come in December?????). That's gotta be 11 wins.

Ruppert
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Vikings 10-6 (vikings sweep pack, win tiebreaker)
Packers 10-6
Bears 8-8
Lions 4-12

Minneapolis Packer
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NFC North Prediction (W-L)

Vikings: 12-4
Packers: 9-7
Bears: 8-8
Lions 4-12

Favre Fan
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PACKERS 11-5
VIKES 11-5
BEARS 8-8
LIONS! 4-11
VIKES GO DEEPER IN PLAYOFFS ALSO....SORRY.

BILLYBOY PACKER FAN SINCE 1965!@#$%^&*()...
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You're wrong in that you gave the Bears too good of a record.

Keith
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The Packers will win @ least 10 games

Shawn B.
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You're wrong.... they will win 12, but it all hinges on the defense getting a handle on the 3-4. If they run it (the 3-4) well?... I'll predict 12 wins all day. What I really want to see happen this year is for A.J. to to get his head out of his ass and play like Beerkid going after the last BLITZ at a tailgate party! Aaron Kampman please turn into a maniac with the switch to LB... all of this needs to happen and I think the Pack cruises to a 12 win season. Thank you and goodnight!

Chris From FL
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "If you can accept losing you can't win. If you can walk you can run. No one is ever hurt. Hurt is in your mind."

Speak Out Spew Off... 

Packers get rolled by the Titans 13-27 in the preseason finale that was having trouble holding my interest... QB Brian Brohm did't slide any further down the crap slope and will maintain one of the three QB positions on the team. Playing amongst the reserves, RB Tyrell Sutton and ILB Desmond Bishop continue to stand out in their efforts. QB Aaron Rodgers had a most awesome 'stache going on, gone is the shaggy woodsman beard, and now the Magnum PI moustache. Probably shortlived, as in late game sideline interview mentioned shaving it off this week.

Quick hit on the predicted Packers 53 man roster and Practice Squad...
  • QB - Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn, Brian Brohm
  • RB - Ryan Grant, Brandon Jackson, DeShawn Wynn, Tyrell Sutton
  • FB - John Kuhn, Quinn Johnson, Korey Hall
  • WR - Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, James Jones, Jordy Nelson, Ruvell Martin, Brett Swain
  • TE - Jermichael Finley, Donald Lee, Spencer Havner
  • T  - Chad Clifton, Allen Barbre, T.J. Lang, Breno Giacomini, Jamon Meredith
  • G  - Daryn Colledge, Josh Sitton, Evan Dietrich-Smith
  • C  - Jason Spitz, Scott Wells
  • CB - Al Harris, Charles Woodson, Will Blackmon, Jarrett Bush, Tramon Williams, Pat Lee, Brandon Underwood
  • S  - Nick Collins, Atari Bigby, Anthony Smith, Aaron Rouse, Derrick Martin
  • LB - Aaron Kampman, Nick Barnett, A.J. Hawk, Brady Poppinga, Brandon Chillar, Desmond Bishop, Clay Matthews, Jeremy Thompson, Danny Lansanah, Brad Jones
  • DE - Cullen Jenkins, Johnny Jolly, Michael Montgomery, Jarius Wynn
  • DT - Ryan Pickett, B.J. Raji
  • K  - Mason Crosby
  • P  - Jeremy Kapinos
  • LS - Brett Goode

Practice Squad
  • QB - Brian Brohm
  • WR - Brett Swain, Jake Allen
  • TE - Spencer Havner
  • RB - Kregg Lumpkin
  • OL  - Evan Dietrich-Smith, Jamon Meredith
  • CB - Brandon Underwood, Trevor Ford, Joe Porter
  • LB - Brad Jones, Cyril Obiozor
  • DL - Anthony Toribio, Ronald Talley

There was no effort to guess on any trades involving T Tony Moll or IR moves involving DL Justin Harrell or outside the team Practice Squad movement... just pre-editing last year's post for this years cut-ment and whittling away some player names and the above is what I ended up with. Already things I might change...

*** Updated *** to show reality... and the Practice Squad isn't even finished being filled out yet. Now it is... above is the updated with corrections 53 man Packers roster along with the 8 man Practice Squad.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

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BK, you're one of the few people on earth that agree with my thought that they'll keep Kuhn over Korey Hall. Kuhn is 15 pounds heavier, gets open for the occasional TD, and even runs the ball now and then. Hall doesn't have a single rushing attempt in 2 years, and as a former LB, probably wouldn't get one this year. I think/hope Jones might make it over Lansanah, even though TT loves Lans. I wish to hell Harrell would make a miraculous recovery, just so Montgomery could end up unemployed.

Ruppert


Hey Ruppert, on Korey Hall vs John Kuhn, you got that analysis right, Hall seems more athletic, but Kuhn makes plays. Not picking LB Brad Jones over Danny Lansanah is one of those lingering thoughts I might do over, until recently, I hadn't realized that Lansanah was a game-day active special teamer the last half of last year.   BK
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Is it JUST ME ? or do others find it hard to warm up to Rodgers. The 'stache'....good grief! Have we seen any sign of a personality from him anywhere in interviews, media, etc? (I am not talking anything about his QB talent -- I am fine with that.) Is he shy? inverted? 'er what ~ What do you think BK?

Lemondrop


Hey Lemondrop, in regards to QB Aaron Rodgers comfort zone off the field, any other place than GB maybe we'd see more out of him, but in Wisconsin he's still under No. 4's gigantic shadow, even more so with BF in border-state Minnesota trying to continue his career, as we pointed out in July 2008 - Beware: Chilling Tales of Horror that Rodgers will be pursued by BF's ghost right up until the... dun-dunt-dun-DUNNNTTTT... end of his playing days, AR will always be asked about BF.  BK
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WELL.PACKERS LOOKING VERY GOOD..........BRETT'S A BIT RUSTY.......SHOULD BE A FUN FILLED YEAR FOR NFC NORTH...........HANG ON.THIS IS GOING TO A SUPER FUN YEAR..THE NORTH IS BACK.................

BILLYBOY
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BeerKid, Walters is being sold again. I don't know if BeerScout picked up some for you on his recent trip to EC. I will grab a six pack or 4 and send out to you in the coming weeks as a thanks for all you do at the Palace.

CAMP


Hey Camp, that would be much appreciated for a Packers game day in the near future, and that's a fine way to thank us. Besides Walters Special, or that occasional 32oz Walters Keg, that Eau Claire All Malt Liquor was instrumental in creating a few alcohol-related incidences... fond memories.  BK
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Yes, We sell it here. We have it in bottles and also in cans. We just got a whole semi-load of new Walter's cans and we are filling them as quickly as we can. If you would like a large order, please let us know ahead of time so we can have it ready.

Bottled Beer To Go
6 pack - $7.99
Refill - $5.99
12 pack - $15.29
24 Case - $26.95


Canned Beer To Go
6 pack cans - $5.50
Case cans - $18.00


Beer To Go
Growler - $7.00 plus Deposit
Party Pig - $21.95
5 gallon keg - $35.00 plus Deposit
½ Barrel - $95.00 plus Deposit


Deposits
Barrels - $50
Tappers - $50
Growlers - $3.00
Pigs - $20.00


Walters back on the market!!!


I have to thank Walters (and Camp) for the pricing updates, and the many returned memories of learning how to love the taste of beer while growing up amongst friends and family whom almost always had a case of Walters Special sitting down in the basement waiting for that special everyday moment to be consumed. You also have to love the original Hospitality Center at the original Brewery... yes yes, that's 2 spouts sticking out of a cement wall with the glasses and cleaning brush drying rack right there for easy use... all of this by the way was in the room where they rinsed and sprayed the barrels for re-use. It was an awesome place never to be duplicated again... in any beerdrinker's lifetime. You can click on the pic for a larger view.  BK
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Sept 13th. Bail money set aside. It's GO TIME b@*rs.

Big Ern said so!!!!


Hey Big Ern, I must say, you my friend, are completely prepared for the 178th Packers Bears Monster Mash-up to be held at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The Bears Still Suck!  BK
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Just wondering how many games the Packers would have to win this year to get some folks off Ted Thompson's back. It is starting to look like the Packers are going to be very good this year. Some of the credit has to go to Thompson including the hiring of Dom Capers and the promising draft picks from this year's crop.

draftfan


Hey draftfan, there are some folks who will only be happy when TT's left GB... in my mind he's done alright, maybe misses an opportunity here or there where he could do more... still surprised that BF and TT couldn't resolve their differences last summer, and I always thought that former D-coach Jim Bates dumped his alleged protege Bob Sanders on the Pack, so Dom Capers is a great choice to run the Packers D.  BK
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Hey Beerkid just calling it like I see it. Once Brent is finished with da Queens. I'll go back to loving his Wrangler wearing hillbilly ass. Brett Favre - Sacked! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5XIaOHWr5Q

Das. Wolf - Pissed in NorCal


Hey Das.Wolf, you may be crossing the line into obsessiveness... but hey, that's OK with me...  BK
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing-the result."

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

This Week At The Rockwood Lodge... 


Cheese Snackin' with Fisher

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Spew Off Speak Out... 

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This site rocks!

Bill Bartmann
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FAVRETIRE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Halverson


Hey Halverson, thanks for scouring the web for odds and ends so we don't have to. I thought it needed a touch of some purple... to make it look more current and authentic, even though it will be another year before the retirement drama gets a chance to return. Without the purple, FAVERETIRE a featured t-shirt over at Alternative Hero and as for the old joke you sent in, we have much more of the same than you'll care to read in one sitting in the Joke Archives and the Joke Archives Page 2BK
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Hey BK, Isn't writing that it is a Favre free issue then not make it a Favre free issue?

They just couldn't help themselves....besides, I hear that this is just their way of spoofing on 'ol Brett, following ESPN's little stab.

Lovin the Pack's progress in the preseason! Hope this is a sneak-peak of things to come this year! GO PACK GO!!!

Lady K



Hey Lady K, you're right on the technical level that by mentioning BF on the cover (see below) of its issue, SI couldn't be 100% Favre Free... more like 99.9%. The Pack's progress is happening during pre-season, but yes, the Packers 1st team offense looks explosive, with the 1st team defense almost getting the same exact praise...  BK
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RE: the SI Favre-free blurb in the upper left corner of the current cover. didn't SI just draw attention to Favre by placing that there? i mean, if it were truly a Favre-free edition, why place that there in the first place? seems to defeat the purpose.

Jeff Ircink


Hey Jeff, you and Lady K are on the same wave-length... but more people across the country laughed at it than didn't. BeerScout had to prove to himself that it was real because myself, being known as a Favre-a-Hatinater™ and all that goes with that label. That I would be easily taken in by a photoshopped parody making fun of BF.   BK
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Toast! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Jim
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I totally was caught off guard when Mrs. Big Ern called me to see the sight of brent favre in that adorable purple costume but the wave of nausea still made me swim and after a sincere apology from mrs. and a few cold ones I remembered how good the real Packers are and I was able to go on. GO PACK GO (suck it b@*rs.)

Big Ern said so!!!!
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This is by me:
    5pm - 3 Hours before Viking/Houston Game - Vikings Locker Room

    Chilly: "Hi Brett!!! I like your shirt, Brett. You look real good today, Brett. I like those jeans on you too. Those Wranglers? Nice. Hold on a sec, Brett, I got to talk to Tavaris.

    Hey Tavaris, Brett just told me that you said "hello" to him just a couple of minutes ago. Is that true? Well, you just got yourself a big fine, young man! I wasn't kidding when I talked to you about addressing Brett. That's easy money in the bank for Chilli! Now you just need to shut up and go finish cleaning Brett's dishes from his lunch.

    Anyway, Brett...Now that "he's" gone. Will you sit next to me during half time? Awesome! Hey, did I tell you that you can have my car? Because you are so cool, dude, that's why I am giving to you!! It is my pleasure, Brett. Brett, Brett wait...there is something I have to tell you. Brett, they still aren't done with your locker room yet...I am so sorry and I will take the blame on this one. Brett, I want you to hit me in the arm. Really hard. I deserve it. Okay, go...

    Ow! Hey, Brett, that kind of hurt!. It's cool though. I totally deserved it. Hey Brett..Did I tell you that you look real good today? Oh, I did. Sorry. Brett, 'nother question: Did I put too much scented oil on your feet when I massaged them earlier? I am sorry, man. I just get carried away, sometimes. Hold on a minute, Brett. I gotta tell the team something.

    Hey guys! Attention! I need you to avert your gaze when Brett dons his new jersey tonight. Just look at the ground or something. And you should probably get down on your knees too. I heard that, Tavaris! You better watch it, young man! Okay, now get back to painting that mural of Brett in his cool wrangler jeans.

    Hey Brett, I want to follow up on that team color change you were talking about. The boys upstairs are probably going to go with it. I mean I think you're right, Brett, Purple is kind of a gay color. Anyway, I should know by the end of the game for you. Hold on a sec, Brett. I have to tell the team something.

    Attention, Team! There are some of you who still haven't picked your dates for cleaning Brett's house and mowing his lawn. I need that calendar completely filled up by the end of the night. Pick six days like I told you. Tavaris, I saw you erased your name from Christmas and now you just got another fine. I am really at my rope's end with you!

    Okay, so sorry Brett. Anyway, about tonight's game. Yes, of course you are calling all of the plays. And yes, we got rid of that stupid defense system we have been using for the last couple of years. Good call, Brett! I can't believe I wasted all this time on that crap. Oh yeah, and Adrian is cool with you calling him "Randy." Also, I am cool with all the guys calling you "Coach" during the game. No Problem, big guy!!

    Hey Brett, can I give you a ride home in your new car tonight after the game? You can put whatever you want on the radio. No, we don't have to talk. You will? Cool! Awesome!!!!! Yeah!! Tavaris! I need you to get the team vaccuum and clean out my car! I mean, Brett's car!! You don't have anything else to do tonight. And quit crying! Can you believe him, Brett? Sheez. Taveris, just get out of here, you are sooo embarrassing! Sorry, Brett, Sorry. What's that? You have to go to the bathroom? Hey, can I come with you and be your "shaker? Cool!!! Awesome!!! YEAH,BABY! Hey Everybody! Clear out of the can! Brett's coming in and Chilli's got a job to do!!"
5 pm - 3 hours before VIking/Houston Game - Vikings Locker Room
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale."

Packer Tranplants - Last Days of Camp... 


In an effort to stretch out our Green N Gold tentacles across the globe, to help out those in need, like our friends at Packer Transplants to get Titletown Brewing Company onboard as a sponsor, we bring full access for you to Packer Tranplants - Last Days of Camp at 8:00PM CDT. Aaron and Corey (and now Brian?) have been upping the status quo bar for Packers coverage in leaps and bounds, and now by continuing to combine a Live-Blog event with a Video-Webcast of their live show.

It's definitely A Big Event. Expected guests tonight include rookie defensive end Jarius Wynn, and Jen Lada of Fox 6 in Milwaukee will join as interview guests. Andy from PackerGeeks is this week's special guest panelist on the live blog. Come join the fun.

Update:  You can find Cheesehead TV's Packer Transplants shows archived at their Podcast Page.

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Packers Training Camp 9/1... 




Last training camp practice is today - so please make the time and join us in chatting up the Packers. I've got my Cheesehead TV coffee mug loaded up with my specialized coffee --- that's Yuban coffee, a light sprinkling of baking chocolate, and then brewed up to be mixed with Vanilla Frappacino --- not bad for breakfast substitute when you don't have any of that Redhook Nut Brown Ale in a frosted glass sitting around.

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