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Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings: Tweet of the Game

The Green Bay Packers pulled away with a 24-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings to move to 8-3 and grab the lead in the NFC North. Here is the Tweet of the Game: Today marked the 90th regular season win for Mike McCarthy, who surpassed Vince Lombardi (89) for 2nd in #Packers history (Lambeau, 209). — Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 23, 2014   You may also be interested...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars continue to pay price for going with youth movement

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- At 48, Gus Bradley might not be old enough to remember when all NFL teams were required to play six preseason games. You think six was at least two too many? The defending Super Bowl champions had it even worse. As a reward -- if you want to call it such -- for winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy, those teams had to face a collection of quickly assembled draft...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Mike Holmgren was a better coach than Mike McCarthy

When it comes to coaching, the Green Bay Packers have been more than blessed. The name of the NFL’s top prize was an iconic Packers head coach. And before Vince Lombardi, there was a guy named Curly Lambeau who not only coached consistent winners but was one of the brainstormers that brought pro football to Green Bay. That’s why those two guys have statues in front of Lambeau...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Ink Mike McCarthy to Contract Extension

The Green Bay Packers have announced a multi-year extension for head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy’s 93 victories rank third in team history behind Vince Lombardi (98) and Curly Lambeau (212). He has made the playoffs in six of his eight and a half seasons as head coach, including four division titles, two NFC Championship game appearances and one Super Bowl championship. “We...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
20 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Charging to Phoenix?

Image courtesy of cbssports.com The NFL is in full swing and aren’t we all the better for it. We have already witnessed a repeat of last year’s Super Bowl, this time the Denver Broncos were beaten 26-20 by the Seattle Seahawks in overtime, instead of being humiliated again like they were in the 2014 Super Bowl final. Many see this game as a prequel to the 2015 Super Bowl. However...
Via Total Sports Blog
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Audio: Packers HOFer Paul Hornung on Goodell; stories from Lombardi and Jim Brown

Matt Ryan (no, not the Falcons QB) is a friend of cover32 and runs a great podcast titled “22 Weeks” that goes throughout the NFL season. In the season 3 Week 4 episode Ryan scored a huge guest: Former Green Bay Packers star running back and Hall of Famer Paul Hornung. The two hit on a variety of topics including all of the following: - Jim Brown on the college all star team...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

SALE ALERT: Update your fan gear and save big at Lids.com!

Hello September, and most importantly FOOTBALL! In three days, NFL fans will no longer be forced to endure meaningless games.  Recognizable players will be padded up and ready to take their shot at hoisting the Vince Lombardi trophy.  As fans of the game, we have a responsibility to rep our teams to the fullest.  And that starts with getting our NFL gear up. Labor Day weekend...
Via All Sports Everything
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Riding Bikes and Making Memories at Packers Training Camp

Players riding bikes to and from practice during Packers Training Camp is one of the greatest traditions in the NFL. First instituted by Vince Lombardi, the thought was that this would bring the players and fans closer. Embracing the team concept that Lombardi emphasized on the playing field, this would also enforce the team concept to the Packer faithful. Without the support of...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

August’s arrival means Denver Broncos football is back

Here’s to football. Here’s to the game we love. Happy August, Denver Broncos fans. With the beginning of August today, you can say goodbye to summer soon and take solace in knowing fall and football are right around the corner. For your Broncos, they’re into Day Eight of training camp down in Dove Valley, preparing for another run at a Super Bowl in the team’s relentless...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall of Fame Shame: Jerry Kramer Not Honored Yet

This is the time of the summer when two great sports gather together the legends of their games and hold Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies for their newest legends.Major League Baseball went first, honoring five new inductees and on April 2 the Pro Football Hall of Fame will present gold jackets and busts to seven new members bringing its total number of honorees to 287.This is...
Via Football Nation
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers' McCarthy to have Green Bay street named after him

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Mike McCarthy is joining elite company in the history of the Green Bay Packers, officially having a local street named after him. A vote by the Ashwaubenon Village Board passed to have Potts Avenue changed to Mike McCarthy Way. This will take effect sometime in the next year, with local businesses being given a bit of financial assistance by the Packers as they...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Faulk: Belichick 'right up there with Lombardi'

BY DAN BEGNOCHEEx-Patriot Kevin Faulk still lives and breaths football, just in a slightly different setting.Now three years removed from his 13-year stint with New England, the 38-year-old Louisiana native is back in his hometown of Carencro, where he coaches high school football and teaches physical education.He may not be in the huddle with likes of Tom Brady and Troy Brown anymore...
Via AFC East Daily
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Keep Building the Hall of Fame Movement for Packers Guard Jerry Kramer: We Cannot be Ignored

Jerry Kramer was a key member of Vince Lombardi’s dominant teams of the 1960s. He deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Packers guard Jerry Kramer last played a down of professional football in 1968. He became eligible for the Hall of Fame in 1974 and he immediately became a finalist. Kramer has been a Hall of Fame finalist ten times, with his most recent near-induction coming in...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Football from Lombardi's first game, 1921 Packers program among rare items up for auction

Green Bay Packers fans looking for a chance to own significant pieces of the team's history have an opportunity to do just that in a few weeks. Of course, owning those items also will come with a hefty price tag. Heritage Auctions will hold its Platinum Night Sports Auction at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland on July 31 in what is traditionally the most...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Ranked Second In Most Well-Built Teams Of The 00s

For much of the early years of the modern National Football League, it seemed that there was often a dominant team throughout most, or at least a good portion, of a decade. Even prior to the NFL-AFL merger, for example, Vince Lombardi’s  Green Bay Packers were certainly the dominant football force, and they went on […] Steelers Ranked Second In Most Well-Built Teams Of The...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Open Letter to NFL Hall of Fame Seniors Committee: Vote in Packers Guard Jerry Kramer

Jerry Kramer was a key member of Vince Lombardi’s dominant teams of the 1960s. He deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Dear NFL Hall of Fame Seniors Committee: As custodians of the NFL of yesteryear, you are charged with recognizing the remarkable players of a different era. I commend the job you have done as the Pro Football Hall of Fame is well represented with many deserving...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Who are the best coaches from every NFL franchise?

This past weekend, Chuck Noll – the legendary coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers who won four Super Bowl championships during his tenure with the team – passed away at the age of 82. In honor of the all-time great, NFL Network spent a lot of time on Saturday and Sunday running programming that focused on Noll’s title-winning teams. In watching shows like America’s Game, it...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Lombardi’s quotes, hating on the Seahawks, more

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Green Bay Packers this week. Green Bay Packers - The top 5 Vince Lombardi quotes (READ) - Power Rankings: The best division in the NFL (READ) - Chris Moran hates the Seattle Seahawks, with a passion (READ) - Mailbag: Is Ted Thompson’s future with the Packers in question...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5- Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing: the best quotes by Vince Lombardi

Yesterday was the birthday of arguably the greatest coach to ever coach in the NFL, Mr. Vince Lombardi. Lombardi wasn’t only a great coach, he had a way with words, and his words still live on today. Here are the top five quotes by Vince Lombardi: 5. “Winning is not a sometime thing, it’s an all the time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

"When Eli Misses, He Misses High" And What Lombardi Would've Said About The Giants' Left Tackle Spot

Not that I don't think that WR Odell Beckham, Jr. isn't a really good player but the Giants OTAs has revealed  that a review of their draft is in order.It has been quoted that "When Eli misses, he misses high" so why then draft a 5'11" Wide Receiver?  Because they thought he was necessary to replace Hakeem Nicks who was 6' 1".It had been speculated...
Via Football Nation
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos Super Bowl Shirts Are Sent To Africa (Photo)

There is always a winner and a loser. That’s just the way sports operate unless you have a rare tie. In regards to the Super Bowl, the winner receives a Vince Lombardi trophy, a city parade, and millions of shirts and other clothing apparel professing their greatness as the ultimate winner. What’s in it for the losing team you ask? Unfortunately no parade is coming to a city...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Out of the Pocket: OTA’s and Hot Yoga

Richard, Colleen and Kelly sit down to discuss the Packers OTAs, Colt Lyerla, if Vince Lombardi would do hot yoga, #throwbackweekend4 and blast Mike McCarthy for not practicing in the cold. Out of the Pocket 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 Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe over...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh honored with statue at Miami (Ohio)

The Associated Press Baltimore Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh was honored by the University of Miami (Ohio) on Saturday when he was inducted into the school’s Cradle of Coaches.  Harbaugh unveiled the bronze statue which shows him with his right arm raised in triumph. Harbaugh said the pose was a ‘winning pose’ and he  likes it very much. “I like the pose,” he said...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Historical Perspective: Vince Lombardi’s Offense Was More Complex Than You Think

Vince Lombardi ran a precision offense that may be remembered somewhat incorrectly within his legend. Former Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi is arguably the greatest coach in the history of the NFL. However, I believe that his legacy is actually underrepresented in the annals of fame. Lombardi is often credited for having his teams seek perfection. As part of this perfection...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Vince Lombardi, a new starting center, rejoicing over Jennings’ new home, more

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to get you caught up on all things Green Bay Packers. Green Bay Packers -There will be a new starting center for Aaron Rodgers next season. (READ) -Two guys walk into a bar… and one is Vince Lombardi. (READ) -What is Antonio Freeman up to now? (READ) -The top five offensive lineman in Packers history. (READ) -Chicago signs...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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