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From The Benches: Silence in Seattle

The boys are back in what is arguably the most depressing show in their history. The show begins with a recap of the game, and a discussion as to whether the loss More »

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Ol’ Bag of Donuts: Donuts Go Dark

In an attempt to move on with their lives, Chris and Adam reconvene this week to relive, cope, argue and mourn the Green Bay Packers Championship Game meltdown in Seattle last Sunday. More »

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Cheesehead Radio: Broken — with Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press Gazette

Have you gotten past the Green Bay Packers devastating loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game last Sunday? Ready to move on? Yeah. Neither are we. It was has More »

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Titletown Sound Off #42: The Mourning After

Need your Packers’ demons exorcised? Join Jeremy, Chris, and Bobbo as they soothe what ails you about the NFC Championship game and remind you of the good times we all experienced in More »

Packers Therapy Podcast

Packers Therapy Episode #252: Futile Ugly Crappy Knockout!

Chris and Dave cope with the devastation of the Packers NFC Championship game loss in their own unique way, working from Denial to Acceptance in a podcast long enough to last into More »

Cheesehead Radio: Broken — with Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press Gazette

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Have you gotten past the Green Bay Packers devastating loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game last Sunday? Ready to move on?

Yeah. Neither are we.

It was has to go down in NFL history as one of the biggest collapses on a national stage, the Packers are left to pick up the pieces of a season with all of the promise they’ve had in years. The Cheesehead Radio crew collects to commiserate, rant, scream, cry, and look for any silver linings in the 2014 season that they can.

Here to talk us off the ledge is none other than the great Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press Gazette, who will give us the skinny from inside a locker room that has been emptied all too early.

Join us live at 8:30PM Central!

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Remember Packers Fans: Sunday Was Just a Game

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I’ve been telling myself that this Packers game doesn’t mean as much as “real life.”

It doesn’t mean as much as the beautiful love of my life, who means more to me than I can put in words. It doesn’t mean as much as my aunt’s cancer, which took her life, and robbed me of the talks we shared about my Packers and her Colts. It doesn’t mean as much as the peace my family enjoys, when too much of the world suffers under the treble and bass of rounds and mortars.

I tell myself to remember those great memories the Packers have lodged in my memory. Favre against the Raiders, when my old man and I shared a hug that only fathers and sons could understand. The summer of 2008, where we all had our faith tested – only to be rewarded with one of the greatest to play the game. The winter of 2010, where a Wild Card berth ushered in an era of Championship expectations.

And yet, this hurts. There is no denying it. It hurts like losing a dear friend. It’s unexpected, improbable, and devastating all at once. Some part of me has subconsciously been muttering a variation of this for the past day: “If only Quarless caught it,” “If only Bostick blocked instead,” “If only Burnett ran it back,” “If only we scored touchdowns on those early interceptions…”

To paraphrase Joe Namath, (on the venerable Rich Eisen Podcast): If. Such a big word for two little letters.

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Titletown Sound Off #42: The Mourning After

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Need your Packers’ demons exorcised? Join Jeremy, Chris, and Bobbo as they soothe what ails you about the NFC Championship game and remind you of the good times we all experienced in the 2014 season.

Titletown Sound Off is brought to you by hosts, Jeremy, Chris, and Bobbo.

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Titletown Sound Off is just one great podcast in a great lineup of Packers’s podcasts from the Packers Talk Radio Network, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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Packers Therapy Episode #252: Futile Ugly Crappy Knockout!

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Chris and Dave cope with the devastation of the Packers NFC Championship game loss in their own unique way, working from Denial to Acceptance in a podcast long enough to last into next season.

Posting its first show in 2005, Packers Therapy is the longest-running Packers podcast on the Internet. Hosts Chris and Dave began the show as a way of capturing the spirited chats the two co-workers had about the team around the office. The two have no pretense about being experts: they are just two opinionated shareholders who love the team, follow it closely, but don’t always see the Packers fortunes eye to eye.

The guys encourage comments and questions via their Twitter feed @PackersTherapy and read and respond to as many as they can during each show.

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Moneyball and the 2015 Green Bay Packers

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As he packed up his locker for the season, a dejected Packers guard Josh Sitton pointed out the obvious that rings true at the end of each season. Each team is different than the one that came before it. As he said in his end of season comments, “It sucks walking in and seeing everybody packing up their (stuff). We’ve been hanging out with each other for a while. There’s going to be a lot of people who aren’t going to be on the team – a lot of people we can’t pay.”

He’s true to a certain extent. The 2015 Green Bay Packers will have familiar faces, but will not be a carbon copy of the 2014 model that was five minutes from coasting to the Super Bowl in Arizona. Yes, it will come down to money.

But a closer look at the numbers show prove that the Packers will have enough money to pay their top talent. And he’s right, some will not be back.

That said, it won’t strictly be about money. Monetary worth will  be tempered with future impact. And it will be that intangible formula that will determine who stays and who goes.

The Packers were under the cap this year which was $133 Million dollars. That cap is predicted to balloon somewhere in the $141 Million to $144 Million range in the upcoming season. More money to go with the higher salaries that top players command.

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NFC Championship: Packers Rule, Seahawks Drool

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I know that the title of the post sounds a bit childish, but I think we can agree that the better team lost on Sunday. The Packers were better team for the vast majority of the game, but the Seahawks were better when it mattered most. And ultimately that cost Packer Nation a trip to Arizona and a chance at another Super Bowl. It was an emotional loss for myself, personally, and living in Bears Country doesn’t help the matter any. I may or may not have unfriended a family member on Sunday.

Last week I gave a few items that – if followed by the Packers – would result in a win on Sunday. Let’s see how they did.

1. Establish a run game.”

This is precisely what the Packers did in the first quarter. Here are Eddie Lacy’s stats:

Drive #1: three rushes for 17 yards (drive ended with Sherman INT)
Drive #2 (following Clinton-Dix INT): two rushes for six yards (Crosby 18-yard FG)
Drive #3 (following Doug Baldwin fumble): three rushes for 17 yards (Crosby 19-yard FG)
Drive #4: two rushes for 14 yards (Touchdown to Randall Cobb)

So during the first quarter alone, Lacy ran the ball ten times for 54 yards. A solid start to the game. On the second drive, after a six yard gain by Lacy took the team down to the Seattle 1 yard line, coach Mike McCarthy decided to run the ball with Kuhn (no gain) and then Lacy (no gain) before settling for a Mason Crosby field goal. Head scratcher. It’s the NFC Championship. Go for it.

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Another Soul Crushing Green Bay Packers Playoff Loss

Despite the loss in the NFC Championship, the Packers have a bright future.

There is no getting around the fact that yesterday’s total collapse will send shock waves around 1268 Lombadi Ave. When a choke happens as big as the one that happened yesterday some heads will end up rolling. Even if those heads are just special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum and goat third string tight end Brandon Bostick, people are losing their jobs over this.

The Packers seem to have a good knack for these kind of playoff embarrassments dating back to the Super Bowl XXXII loss to the Denver Broncos and continuing it with 4th & 26, the 2007 NFC Championship game, the 2009 Wild Card game and now the worst of all yesterday. The Packers literally stopped playing after the Morgan Burnett interception that Russell Wilson pass and inexplicably went to the ground like the game was over. My thought of why his teammates and coaches told him to go down is that because Sam Shields stupidly ran back the interception that clinched the 2010 NFC Championship game in Chicago. Of course the game was actually over then.

The crazy part is if just one of so many ifs went Green Bay’s way the Packers would be on their way to Glendale, Arizona. If Mike McCarthy went for it on fourth-and-inches, if the Packers didn’t give up a third-and-19 conversion, if the Packers get just one first down after the Burnett interception, if Burnett returns the interception into field goal range, if Ha Ha Clinton-Dix doesn’t drop a potential pick-six, if Clinton-Dix makes an easy play on the ball on the two-point conversion and if Bostick blocks like he was supposed to the Packers would be Super Bowl bound. Only one of those things had to happen not all of them. That’s how you blow a game you had a 99 percent chance of winning in the last five minutes. It has to be horrendously egregious.

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