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The Green Bay Packers – It’s That Time of Year Again

Mike McCarthy, in the moment.

It’s that time of year again for the Green Bay Packers.  My least favorite part.  The slow part of the offseason.

There’s very little news and of it, very little of interest.  Yes, there are moments.  Mike McCarthy’s changes to the coaching staff (bye Slocum, we’ll find a new coach to demand be fired on a regular basis), his decision to no longer call plays (which I agree with) – that is noteworthy.

Or, Brett Favre’s suggestion that his Packers Hall of Fame ceremony be held in Lambeau Field.  While I myself would not pay cash money to see such an event, a lot of people would, and it would be fun for both those “true fans” and Favre to have a mutual lovefest.  It would also generate some serious cash for the Packers Hall of Fame and probably the Green Bay area in general.

But when it’s down to the big news of the day, generally speaking,  being the dismissal of a wide receiver I admit I’d forgotten existed and the Minnesota Vikings picking up Brandon Bostick (what IS it with the Vikings and Packers players?) – it’s really reached the doldrums of the offseason.

A little hope is on the horizon.  The NFL Combine is about to start, and with that will come rampant speculation on the upcoming draft and who the Packers can find to fill the holes still remaining (one of them probably being a replacement for Tramon Williams)  in what looks to be a strong team for this year.  Ted Thompson will be looking to lock up people like Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga.

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Brett Favre Returning to Lambeau

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No matter how badly your feelings were hurt when Brett Favre “retired” from the Green Bay Packers and made his way to the Minnesota Vikings after a short layover with the New York Jets, chances are pretty good that you’re looking forward to him returning to Lambeau Field to have his jersey retired where it rightly belongs.

Yesterday, Favre announced on his website that he will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame later this year – a place where he was destined to be the second he took off the green and gold for the final time. Favre stated:

“It was a tremendous honor to play 16 years for the Green Bay Packers. Now to have my named placed among others such as Starr, Hornung, Kramer, Taylor, Lambeau, Nitschke, Lombardi, Davis, White and Hutson is a special honor that I share with all of my teammates and coaches, and that would not have been possible but for the foresight of Ron Wolf, the greatest GM in the history of the NFL. I’m truly looking forward to celebrating and sharing this special moment with all of the great fans of the Green Bay Packers.”

No date has been set yet for the ceremony.

Currently, Favre holds NFL records for most passing yards (71,838), pass completions (6,300), pass attempts (10,169), interceptions thrown (336), starts (298) and wins (186). His career mark of 508 touchdown passes was eclipsed by Peyton Manning this past season.

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Green Bay Packers – Media Day Memories

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A highlight of every Super Bowl week is Media Day – the day that reporters get to bombard the players with questions about the season, the upcoming game, and just about anything else they can think of. Even though the Packers aren’t participating in today’s Media Day in Arizona, let’s take a look back at a few memories from Packer Super Bowl Media Days past.

Super Bowl XLV was the last time the Packers were subject to Media Day. Check out interviews with Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, B.J. Raji and Matt Flynn.

As you can see, reporters ask just about anything. One reporter even asked what Aaron’s 80-year old grandparents’ names were! Clay Matthews was a good sport when a reporter asked him to don a Troy Polamalu wig and then spell his last name, and Matt Flynn took some solid questions about playing in his home state of Texas and playing behind Aaron Rodgers.

Tom Crabtree was also happy to give one reporter a tour of his tattoos. The same reporter interviewed Andrew Quarless and Daryn Colledge on their tattoos as well.

Media Day is also a day where the news outlets aren’t the only ones to bring along cameras. Players also bring along their own equipment to capture the week they’ve been dreaming about since they were little kids.  Here are some fun pictures from the Media Days for Super Bowls XLV and XXXI.

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Some People Can Just Never Win

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Some people can just never win.

No matter what they do, their actions will be analyzed. Over and over. Trying to find some deeper meaning to what is said, how it was said, why was it said, why wasn’t it said. And so on. And so on. And so on.

One person who will never fully win in the eyes of Green Bay Packers fans is former quarterback Brett Favre.

It somewhat makes sense. After the messy divorce between him and the team during the Summer of 2008, and his subsequent joining their arch rivals the Minnesota Vikings, Favre alienated a portion of the fan base who once adored him.

I could mention that divorce was six years ago, and great strides have been made since then to reconcile the once frosty relationship Favre had with the Packers organizartion. Strides that include Favre and his replacement Aaron Rodgers appearing on having moved past the friction that existed between them. Strides that include Favre taking responsibility for the way things ended in Green Bay for him as a player. Strides that include the Packers welcoming Favre back into the family next year as the sole entry into the newly renovated Packers Hall of Fame as a way to honor his on field contributions during his sixteen years as a Packer. But you know, that would be foolish.

Foolish because some people can just never win.

The most recent example as to why Favre can’t win ocurred this just past week.

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From The Benches: Live From Throwback Weekend

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The From the Benches crew is together for a show for only the second time. They united in Green Bay to watch the Packers dominate the Carolina Panthers. They start off the show with a recap of the game before discussing where Aaron Rodgers might end up on the all time passing touchdown list on the night that Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s record. They then move on to talk about the upcoming game in New Orleans with the weekly Fantasy Corner and the matchups they’ll be watching most. Ross finishes the show with some words for negative members of the media.

From The Benches is a part of the Packers Talk Radio Network, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe over at iTunes or BlogTalkRadio.

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Packers Therapy Episode #234: Gutless in Seattle

Chris and Dave review the pathology report of the Packers nationally televised colonoscopy performed by the Seattle Seahawks. They boys talk about the sad situation at ILB and wonder if Aaron Rodgers is going the way of a post-30 year old Brett Favre Finally, to amuse themselves, the duo roll out some betting lines offered in the sports book of the Packers Therapy Hotel and Casino.

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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PackerPedia: It’s Only One Game

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Mike and Dan return with a review of the first Green Bay Packers game of the season, warts and all. The guys point out which players stood out (for better or worse) during their Unsung and Unstrung segment, and look forward to the home opener against the New York Jets to see if Mike McCarthy’s crew can right the ship.

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