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In a classic example of a stranger in a strange land, Green Bay Packers rookie Johnathan Franklin is experiencing an extreme case of culture shock as he tries to become acclimated to the unfamiliar, more nature-rich environs typical in the fine state of Wisconsin. Born and raised in California, Franklin attended UCLA, so this is [...]The post Packers rookie blown away by moose head, porcupine, will eat cheese curds appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

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If Johnathan Franklin is going to become the mayor of Green Bay one day like he hopes, there are certain things that the Packers rookie running back will have to get used to. After growing up in Los Angeles, one of the things Franklin is not yet accustomed to is the hunting culture in Wisconsin and the way that some choose to display their kills. "I saw a moose head in a room...

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Aaron Rodgers is a heck of a quarterback; truly one of the greats in the game today. He's won a Super Bowl, been named its MVP, the league MVP, an All-Pro, a Pro Bowler--there is little that he hasn't done during his career and he still has plenty of good years left. That's why the Packers signed him to a nice 5-year, $110 million contract extension making him the...

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Green Bay Packers 2013: 10 Things We Learned From OTAs

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Green Bay Packers: Why Jermichael Finley Poised to Finally Breakout in 2013

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Can the Packers afford to have Randall Cobb remain the primary returner?

His first statement in the NFL was a loud one. He took a kickoff out from the back of the end zone in his first career game and returned it 108 yards for a touchdown. In his first game as a pro Randall Cobb had tied an NFL record. Cobb would return a punt for a touchdown later in the season against the Minnesota Vikings, giving the Packers a weapon they had not had since Allen Rossum...

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A few seasons ago it seemed that Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley seemed destined for super stardom. Back in 2009, Finley's second season in the NFL, the mercurial talent  started to show his immense potential and Packer fans started dreaming big. After catching just six passes in his rookie season in 2008, the former University of Texas star caught 55 passes for...

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