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NFL Report: Christmas in July

It’s so close I can smell it! The longest wait in all of professional sports, the NFL offseason, has almost reached its conclusion. With what started as an exciting, eventful spring, quickly turned to a lacklustre, dull summer. With the NFL taking a backseat to much more crowd pleasing stories and social media trends these past few months, I feel a brief recap is in order, followed...
Via The Front Office News
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harvard Thinks the Dolphins Will Win the Super Bowl. Prove It!

Last week, a man named Kurt Bullard of the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective came forward with a formula that predicted the Miami Dolphins would be the best team in the AFC this year. OK, turn off the calculator for a minute! The Miami Dolphins are going to be the best team in the AFC? Is Mr. Bullard aware that the Dolphins haven’t been the model of success in the NFL for quite...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Verne Lundquist will call his first Cowboys game on radio since 1983

It was a cold, gray, miserable day in Irving, Texas… and that description applied to the fortunes of the home team on the football field, even more than the weather conditions. December 26, 1983. It was a day when the Dallas Cowboys’ level of play was worse than the dreary tableau above and inside Texas Stadium. If the hole on top of the old building was meant to enable God...
Via Awful Announcing
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lambeau Field tour guide on Green Bay Packers tradition: 'It's sacred'

Lambeau Leaps, Lombardi Trophies and Cheeseheads.The Green Bay Packers—the NFL's only small-town franchise—are responsible for some of the league's greatest traditions. For example, since the 1960s, kids have brought their bicycles to Packers training camp so players can ride them from the locker room to the practice facility. Strange, yes, but also uniquely special to the team...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Study says Cowboys have 'best' fans in NFL

The Dallas Cowboys haven't hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy in two decades, but they continue to win in off-the-field competitions.  Jerry Jones' team annually ranks as the most valuable NFL franchise, most popular and most watched team in the league.  So it should be no surprise that the Cowboys have the "best" fans in the NFL, according to a study by Emory University.  Rather...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Twenty years have passed since the Cowboys last raised the Vince Lombardi Trophy. They have had only nine winning seasons since, with a 158–...
Via Athlon Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Eagles all-time best quarterbacks

While compiling this list I found myself reminiscing about my childhood and watching Donovan McNabb lead the Philadelphia Eagles to four consecutive NFC Conference Championship games. Though disappointment followed I never forgot the excitement of the Eagles beating Michael Vick and the Atlanta Falcons to advance to the Eagles first Super Bowl since Ron Jaworski and Dick Vermeil...
Via isportsweb.com
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions aim for Super Bowl, not mediocrity, coming off 11-5 season

The Detroit Lions will return for the start of training camp in one month and then try to do something they've never done in the franchise history. The Lions have never had double-digit victories in back-to-back seasons. Just three years ago, they plummeted to four wins after finishing 10-6 and going to the playoffs the previous season. There are other similar examples of crashing...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Green Bay Packers executive Pat Peppler dies at 93

The Green Bay Press-Gazette remembered three recently departed Packers last week, including former team executive Albert "Pat" Peppler, who passed away on June 23 at the age of 93. Peppler was the Packers' director of player personnel from 1963-1971. Team historian Cliff Christl claims legendary head coach Vince Lombardi recommended Peppler to be his successor as general manager...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Athlon Archive: The Vince Lombardi I Knew

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Via Athlon Sports
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

3 early Minnesota Vikings fantasy football tips

Minnesota Vikings fans who want to win their fantasy football leagues need be reminded that you can’t draft with your heart, but what will help you win. However, there are still some tips, and potentially some Vikings players you should definitely take while available. The Vikings actually don’t have a lot of players on offense that you’d expect to be drafted high. But for...
Via cover32
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Chicago Bears who may be out of the Windy City after 2015

2015 will be a huge year to determine the direction of the Chicago Bears: Are they going to be able to reach the playoffs? If not, will they show some form of improvement? If not, then one has to assume they’ll tear it all down and rebuild. If that happens, then let’s go ahead an assume that some of their core players may be playing in a new uniform in 2016. Who could those players...
Via cover32
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

3 greatest quotes by Packers legend Vince Lombardi

Former Green Bay Packers head coach and legendary Hall of Famer Vince Lombardi is arguably the greatest coach in American Football history. He changed and revolutionized the way coaches ran their teams. He called gutsy plays. Lombardi did it all, and in my opinion, no one did their job better when roaming the sidelines. On this date in 1913: Legendary Green Bay #Packers Head Coach...
Via cover32
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Packers Have an Unofficial Retired Number? Time to Make it Official

Please take time on this Memorial Day to stop your daily lives to remember the fallen service men and women of the United States.  We are the great nation we are because of their sacrifice. As a die-hard Packers fan perhaps you are probably aware of the Green Bay Packers one and only “Unofficial Retired Number”.  Then again perhaps you’re not. On July 18, 2015 Brett Favre...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Films’ “A Football Life” to produce episode covering Paul Brown’s legacy

Earlier today, WFNY’s Craig Lyndall wrote, “Everything we think we know about ‘NFL head coaches’ is based largely on generalizations rooted in mythical archetypes we’ve created.” Well, many of those mythical archetypes are based on the life and career of Paul Brown. It should come as no surprise that NFL Films announced that their “A Football Life” series will devote...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

What if Russell Wilson had Stuck with Baseball?

Four weeks after he hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy at MetLife Staduim in February of 2014, Russell Wilson reported to Surprise Arizona to participate in spring training with the Texas Rangers. Although the Rangers technically hold the rights to Wilson as a baseball player, he didn’t actually appear in any spring training games, and returned home after taking a few grounders […]
Via Fangraphs
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

On The Outside Looking in: The Curious HOF Snub of Packers Great Jerry Kramer

The date is December 31, 1967. Lambeau Field, Green Bay Wisconsin. Green Bay Packers – Western Conference Champion vs. Dallas Cowboys – Eastern Conference Champion in the NFL Championship Game. The visual of “The Play” that day is so clear. With just seconds on-the-clock and no time-outs remaining, Bart Starr sneaks over the goal line for the winning score. The block that...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Inside Linebacker an Area of Concern for Packers

After coming up short of a Super Bowl berth last season, the Green Bay Packers will look to pick up where they left off and make another run at the Vince Lombardi Trophy.But before they can do that, they must address a vulnerability on the defensive side: the inside linebacker position. This is an area that has not only faced inconsistency but also took a hit in the offseason when...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy Way Makes Debut

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy received one of the biggest honors a head coach can, at least in Green Bay.  On Tuesday this week, Potts Avenue officially became Mike McCarthy Way.  The renaming was approved last summer and it was made official this week.  The street runs east and west along Ray Nitschke Field.  Ironically, McCarthy wasn’t even in town when the change...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vince Lombardi Sweater Found At Goodwill For 58 Cents Sells For $43,020

There are treasures everywhere around pawn shops and second-hand stores. One lucky person came across a sweater owned by legendary coach Vince Lombardi last year in North Carolina and bought it for 58 cents. That same sweater was auctioned off Saturday night in New York City with the winning bid being $43,020. Quite the profit for the 58 cents. It is shocking that something like...
Via COED
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Vince Lombardi sweater sells for $43,000 at auction

Pay 58 cents for a sweater at a thrift shop. Sell it for over $43,000. This is what happened to Sean and Rikki McEvoy after they took a closer look at their purchase. The two ended up selling a pretty awesome piece of memorabilia in an auction in New York City. Details regarding the sweater are pretty neat. It was apparently from Lombardi’s West Point days. Of course this means...
Via Sportsnaut
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

PFF: Browns are five players away from contention

The Cleveland Browns fizzled down the stretch in 2014, leaving a sour player in the mouths of many fans. Fear not, however, as the folks over at Pro Football Focus have determined that this team is a mere five players away from being in the mix for the Vince Lombardi trophy. According to PFF, 40 percent of the players who play at least 250 snaps have to be ranked as “Elite” or...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Revisiting history: Super Bowl III

In this age, we have a tendency to only remember things which happened five seconds ago. Everything is the greatest of all-time. Current scandals will tarnish legacies forever. Last night’s game was a watershed moment. In reality, most of that talk is utter nonsense. Events are blown completely out of proportion, because so many don’t understand its context within history. Only...
Via This Given Sunday
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

For Chicago Bears Fans Everywhere: The Top 7 Packers Choke Jobs Ever

In the absence of being able to watch their own team succeed, Chicago Bears fans often get enjoyment from watching the misery of their most hated rivals.  So it’s safe to say more than a few of them were over the moon watching the Green Bay Packers collapse in the NFC championship game against Seattle. The thing is for all their success, the Pack also have a pretty significant...
Via Sports Mockery
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jermaine Kearse Scores Overtime TD; Seahawks Down Packers In NFC Championship (Video)

The Seattle Seahawks once again have a shot at hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Seahawks erased a 16-0 deficit to the Green Bay Packers at halftime Sunday to come back and win the NFC Championship game in an overtime thriller. After Packers kicker Mason Crosby nailed the game-tying field goal with seconds left in regulation, it took quarterback Russell Wilson and Co. less...
Via NESN.com
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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