Category Archives: Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers visit the White House

Barack Obama welcomed the Green Bay Packers to the White House on Friday.

The NFC North blog on ESPN.com has some cool photos of the Packers players at the White House. Linebacker Desmond Bishop wasn’t allowed into the White House because he forgot his ID on the team plane.

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“I’m going to Disney World”

Is there a cooler endorsement deal in all of sports then the “I’m going to Disney World” ones that they do every Super Bowl?

Disney World

Disney Land

Aaron Rodgers will be at Magic Kingdom today as the NFL and Disney celebrate 25 years of doing this.

By the way, do you know who the first Super Bowl MVP was to do one of these?

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Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV Champs

Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers on winning Super Bowl XLV. Heck of a run this team went  on and it is remarkable considering how close they came to missing out on the playoffs altogether. Congratulations Aaron Rodgers on winning MVP of Super Bowl XLV. As I mentioned earlier in the day he has definitely earned it.

Over the next few days you will see plenty of Green Bay Packers Super Bowl merchandise. There obviously was some Steelers stuff printed already and that stuff will now get donated. Speaking of Packers Super Bowl merchandise, here is some of what is already available.
Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV Champions Official Reebok Locker Room HatGreen Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV Champions Locker Room T-ShirtGreen Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV Champions Locker Room Hooded Sweatshirt
According to ESPN only one other game in NFL history has ended 31-25. The Steelers also came out on the losing end of that one way back in 1952.

The whirlwind ride for Aaron Rodgers will continue tomorrow night on Letterman and continue later this week when he goes to Disney World.

Cowboys Stadium fell 766 people short of setting attendance record for Super Bowl. Them not having all seats built obviously didn’t help matters.

Ben Roethlisberger in 3 career Super Bowl appearances has thrown for 3 TDs and a whopping 5 INTs.

Here are some more nuggets from ESPN:

Only one other game in NFL history ended with a 31-25 final score. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers by that score on September 28, 1952. It was also the first NFL Championship decided by exactly six points since 1958, when the Baltimore Colts defeated the New York Giants, 23-17 in overtime. 

Aaron Rodgers threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns. He’s the fourth quarterback to throw for at least 300 yards, with at least three touchdowns in a Super Bowl, joining Joe MontanaSteve Young, and Jake Delhomme

The Packers had 13 rushing attempts, tied with the Rams (Super Bowl XXXIV) for fewest by a Super Bowl winner. The Rams and Packers also rank 1-2 in fewest yards rushing by a Super Bowl winner. The Packers 50 yards were 21 more than those Rams. 

Nick Collins 37-yard interception return for a touchdown made this the third straight Super Bowl (and the seventh in the last 11) in which an interception was returned for a score. The Packers kept alive a historic streak. Teams that return an interception for a touchdown in the Super Bowl are now 11-0. 

I ended up winning the NFL pick’em challenge. Thanks to all who participated. Here are the overall standings.



Overall Standings:

Me: 8-3
spudsfan: 7-4
swarheit: 6-5
Rovitz: 6-5
rkref: 6-5
Faraz: 6-5
natthedem: 6-5
Imran: 5-6
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Super Bowl XLV thoughts

Will be posting my thoughts through the game here.


First Quarter

  • Missed the opening kickoff as I was still making my pizza run. I’m hearing that Christina Aguilera botched the anthem? Earlier today I took the Packers to win 20-13
  • Good call by the Packers in deferring to the 2nd half. No sense in throwing out a QB who hasn’t been here before right into the fire. 
  • That Doritos/dog commercial was pretty good. 
  • That Dodge truck commercial was not. 
  • What was Audi trying to do there?
  • Touchdown Aaron Rodgers! So much for those nerves. 6-10 for 87 yards and a TD is a good start to your first Super Bowl 
  • Saw that Doritos commercial with the magical powers last night on the NFL Network show. Not bad.
  • Ok, that Kia Optima time travel commercial was great 
  • Pick 6 from Ben Roethlisberger! Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Don’t know about the penalty call though. I know it against the rules but I’m sure the Packers will take it. Friend of the blog Razor said it best. 

“No Fun League strikes again. The dude scored a touchdown at the Super Bowl, let him celebrate”

  • What did that “Reply All” commercial have to do with Bridgestone tires?
  • Nice run from Ben Roethlisberger on that 3rd and long. 

“Big Ben just ran like the Milledgeville PD was after him” –Freelanceerik

2nd Quarter
  • Much needed field goal for the Steelers there. 
  • Definitely will be watching Transformers 3. 
  • How do you that your $3 million investment was worth it? Kia Optima, Pepsi Max and Brisk are trending in the worldwide on twitter. 
  • Points right there would have been huge for the Packers in response to the Steelers FG. Still well in control though and Rodgers has looked good. 
  • Disappointing Coke commercial
  • Dear Fox, no one cares how good you think Roethlisberger is.
  • That Career Builder/Monkeys commercial was brilliant
  • Another INT for Roethlisberger = a happy me
  • When I predicted 20-13 earlier today I clearly meant to say 40-13!
  • I like rooting against Roethlisberger but can we get a close game please? 
  • Great drive from the Steelers there. They definitely needed the TD with the Packers getting the ball first in the 2nd half. 21-10 Packers. 
  • Here is the botched anthem from earlier. 
Halftime

  • “Empire State of Mind” again? C’mon people. That actually reminds of a brutal thing they did at Rutgers Stadium. “RU State of Mind“.
  • From Fox’s halftime show. No team has won the Super Bowl when being down by more then 10 at the half. 
3rd Quarter

  • Whoa. Charles Woodson out for the game?
  • Steelers were down 18 points earlier in the game. According to sbnation the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history was 10 points. 
  • You CAN NOT drop a big play opportunity like that. 
  • Figures. Packers miss big play opportunity on last drive and the Steelers come back to score. We have a ballgame. 21-17. 
  • According to Trey Wingo of ESPN, no team with a pick 6 has ever lost a Super Bowl. 
  • What was Aaron Rodgers doing there? It looked like he had time there. 
  • That Groupon commercial was horrendous but that Coke border guards one was fantastic.
  • Great defensive drive for the Packers there. First Matthews get the tip and then the sack.
  • Why are the Steelers attempting a 52 yard FG in the 3rd quarter? Kick was way off
  • Why is Eminem all over the place today?
  • Yikes, Packers have 17 offensive yards and 30 penalty yards this quarter.
  • Now Driver is out of the game?
  • Stupid penalty on that punt return. Control you temper, this is the Super Bowl
  • Great call by Mike Tomlin there forcing the Packers to punt again. 
  • Here is the Chrysler “Imported from Detroit” ad starring Eminem. It is 2 minutes long. 

4th Quarter

  • That NFL commercial with classic TV shows was fantastic but how is Alf a Carolina Panthers fan?
  • Big fumble!
  • How many of those Aaron Rodgers incomplete passes have actually been drops?
  • You can watch all of the Super Bowl commercials on YouTube moments after they air
  • Big drive for the Packers. Absolutely needed that TD. 
  • Great audio from Fox. Show someone on Packers sideline telling Matthews to basically take over the game and he goes out and causes fumble on that drive
  • Random observation from every Super Bowl. Most of these commercials don’t make want to buy these products at all. 
  • Steelers come right back with a score of their own. Great throw from Roethlisberger
  • It ended up working but I don’t know if I would’ve gone for two there
  • I don’t watch House but that parody of the Mean Joe Green Coke ad was fantastic
  • Really should have got a TD there once Polamalu tripped. I will be really angry if Steelers win by one here. 
  • Green Bay Packers win the Super Bowl. Favre haters rejoice!
  • Aaron Rodgers has as many Super Bowl rings as Brett Favre. Now that is fantastic. I’m honestly surprised that Favre has been quiet these 2 weeks. 

Postgame:

Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers on winning Super Bowl XLV. Heck of a run this team went  on and it is remarkable considering how close they came to missing out on the playoffs altogether. Congratulations Aaron Rodgers on winning MVP of Super Bowl XLVAs I mentioned earlier in the day he has definitely earned it. 
Over the next few days you will see plenty of Green Bay Packers Super Bowl merchandise. There obviously was some Steelers stuff printed already and that stuff will now get donated. Speaking of Packers Super Bowl merchandise, here is some of what is already available. 
Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV Champions Official Reebok Locker Room HatGreen Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV Champions Locker Room T-ShirtGreen Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV Champions Locker Room Hooded Sweatshirt
According to ESPN only one other game in NFL history has ended 31-25. The Steelers also came out on the losing end of that one way back in 1952
The whirlwind ride for Aaron Rodgers will continue tomorrow night on Letterman after he goes to Disney World. Still think that the Disney World/Disney Land deal is one of the coolest endorsements in sports

Cowboys Stadium fell 766 people short of setting attendance record for Super Bowl. Them not having all seats built obviously didn’t help matters. 
Ben Roethlisberger in 3 career Super Bowl appearances has thrown for 3 TDs and a whopping 5 INTs
Here are some more nuggets from ESPN:

Only one other game in NFL history ended with a 31-25 final score. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers by that score on September 28, 1952. It was also the first NFL Championship decided by exactly six points since 1958, when the Baltimore Colts defeated the New York Giants, 23-17 in overtime. 

Aaron Rodgers threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns. He’s the fourth quarterback to throw for at least 300 yards, with at least three touchdowns in a Super Bowl, joining Joe Montana, Steve Young, and Jake Delhomme. 

The Packers had 13 rushing attempts, tied with the Rams (Super Bowl XXXIV) for fewest by a Super Bowl winner. The Rams and Packers also rank 1-2 in fewest yards rushing by a Super Bowl winner. The Packers 50 yards were 21 more than those Rams. 

Nick Collins 37-yard interception return for a touchdown made this the third straight Super Bowl (and the seventh in the last 11) in which an interception was returned for a score. The Packers kept alive a historic streak. Teams that return an interception for a touchdown in the Super Bowl are now 11-0. 

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Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl XLV is finally here. The Green Bay Packers are a 3 point favorite going in. I have spent some time this morning reading up on stuff from around the 2005 NFL Draft which saw Aaron Rodgers slip all the way to 24th pick. My San Francisco 49ers had the first overall pick in the draft that year and Rodgers was a California kid who was a lifelong 49ers fan. I’ll admit that I wasn’t sold on Rodgers as being a perfect fit for the 49ers but I was against Alex Smith. Long before a NFL team made the mistake of wasting a first round pick on Tim Tebow, the 49ers wasted the #1 overall pick on another Urban Meyer coached QB in Alex Smith. Rodgers was actually the 3rd QB taken (yes, that is a slight reach as Matt Jones wasn’t actually drafted as a QB).
People were worried about Rodgers attitude. Looking back at his NFL career that seems almost silly but that Aaron Rodgers deserves a lot of credit for that. Earlier today ESPN played a clip from a Sportscenter interview in 2005 where they were discussing the negative perception about him and people comparing him to Akili Smith and Joey Harrington. Rodgers replied “I am better then those guys.” During his interview with ESPN today he said that was a mistake and that was not him. He went on to add that the 2005 draft was the best thing that happened to him because it humbled him. Todd McShay at the time correctly predicted that going to the Packers would be good for Aaron Rodgers.

Unlike No.1 pick Alex Smith at San Francisco, Rodgers will not be under pressure to produce right away. The Packers will not be pressured to get him on the field early. It looks like a good fit for both. 

If you haven’t been watching the day long pregame shows make sure you take a few moments to watch this piece on “The Fridge.”

One of the four men from the VISA commercials who had been to every Super Bowl will be missing the game. To make matters worse he is a Packers fan. 
President Obama had said that he would be at the game if the Chicago Bears had made it to the Super Bowl, but he’ll have to settle for a Super Bowl Party at the White House instead. President Obama will give Bill O’Reilly a live interview at 4:45 PM Eastern as part of Fox’s pregame coverage.

Kurt Warner seems to agree with me that Ben Roethlisberger is overrated.

“I’m just waiting to see Ben as the guy that carries his team at some point in time. The fortunate thing for him is he hasn’t had to do that. He carries them in the last two minutes. He makes some key plays. (He’s) phenomenal out of the pocket and ad-libbing. But for me, if you go to the Hall of Fame, you have to be a guy who can carry your team week in and week out as a quarterback. That’s my opinion.”

ESPN is asking if the Steelers are a dynasty. If they do win this game it’d be hard not to label them as one having won three Super Bowls in six years. I seem to be in the minority in labeling the San Antonio Spurs championship teams a dynasty. 
ESPN.com has a story about Vince Lombardi’s old house in Green Bay and the shrine it has become for football fans.

For my fellow 49ers fans, ESPN asks “What happened to the 49ers?

Prices at the concession stands aren’t as bad as I thought they would be.

Credit to ESPN for that picture

The organizers in Dallas forgot to build some temporary seats that they sold for this game. Oops! Some will be moved elsewhere in the stadium while others will get a refund for 3X the face value. 

Last Week:
Swarheit: 2-0
Imran: 2-0
rovitz: 2-0
Me: 1-1
Spudsfan: 1-1
rkref: 1-1
natthedem: 1-1
Faraz: 1-1
Overall Standings:

Me: 7-3
spudsfan: 6-4
swarheit: 6-4
Rovitz: 6-4
rkref: 5-5
Faraz: 5-5
natthedem: 5-5
Imran: 5-5

Really looking forward to this game. Two of the most stories franchises in the NFL. We all know that the Steelers are chasing a 7th Super Bowl title but if you go back to the pre Super Bowl era the Packers are going for the 12th championship. I am expecting a low scoring affair but the Packers will pull it out 20-13.

Other picks:
Imran – Steelers
Faraz – Packers
natthedem – Packers
Swarheit – Steelers
Spudsfan – Packers
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Championship Sunday

Should be a great day of football. I am expecting two very close games. It doesn’t look like we’ll see snow in either game but the weather should play a factor just because of the temperatures alone. I don’t care either way who comes out of the NFC….I just don’t want the Patriots to win. I’ve said it all year that there is no way they go unbeaten this year….hopefully someone proves me right.

Chargers 24
Patriots 21

Packers 27
Giants 21

Vegas has the Patriots as a 14 point favorite and the Packers at 7 and a half.