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...
2 days ago  |  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...
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7 days ago  |  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...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Teams Vote to Terminate TV Blackout Policy for the 2015 Season

Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the trophy ceremony after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 to win Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The NFL decided to disband its blackout policy for the 2015 season in an experiment to see...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Chuck Bednarik passes away at 89

Most younger fans are not aware of who Chuck Bednarik was. Bednarik, who passed away at age 89 on Saturday, is one of the greatest football players to ever line up; on both sides of the ball. The last of the 60-minute men, Bednarik was a credit to the National Football League at both center and linebacker. Bednarik made 10 All-Pro teams, eight Pro Bowls, was a two-time NFL champion...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Broncos are weak in the trenches

The Denver Broncos may not want to get too heavily involved in the first few days of free agency, but they’d better do something with their offensive line. With Orlando Franklin on the move to San Diego and the team not particularly attached any of the centers already on the roster, it seems like a near-certainty that the Broncos will open the 2015 season sporting three new faces...
Via Mile High Sports
March 11, 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...
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...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Guy could get $20,000 for Vince Lombardi sweater he bought for $0.58

A North Carolina man is hoping to turn a sweater he bought for $0.58 into $20,000. The sweater just happened to belong to Vince Lombardi during his time as an assistant coach at West Point from 1949-1953. Sean McEvoy, of Ashville, N.C., purchased the vintage piece of clothing from a local Goodwill store last June. However, it wasn't until McEvoy was watching TV one night that he...
Via Fox Sports
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski spikes puck prior to Bruins game (Video)

If there’s one person who is enjoying the spoils that come with winning the Super Bowl, it’s definitely Rob Gronkowski. On Saturday, the Patriots tight end was at TD Garden. The Patriots were honored prior to the game between the Bruins and Islanders. The Vince Lombardi Trophy was in attendance as well. Before the ceremonial...Read More
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots might have the greatest dynasty in NFL history

Before I begin to compare these New England Patriots to great San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers teams of the past, let’s just agree that we’re using a bastardized form of the word “dynasty” when discussing sports teams, particularly in the NFL. A dynasty rules for a long period of time, it doesn’t just perform really well. In...
Via This Given Sunday
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Super Bowl XLIX Crown Tom Brady as the Greatest Quarterback of All-Time?

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Tom Brady’s heroic display of greatness last night in Super Bowl XLIX was, without question, one of the all-time best performances we have ever seen in the history of the NFL.  Not only did the now 4-time NFL champion...
Via The Sports Journal
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Super Bowl 49 Preview: Seahawks vs Patriots

Deflate the crowds, ignore the media, you know why both teams are here: to win the Vince Lombardi trophy. As Tom Brady plays in his sixth Super Bowl and Russell Wilson plays in his second consecutive Super Bowl, the outside headlines have dominated what should be a classic matchup. At one point this season there […]
Via Full Scale Sports
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cheerleaders of Super Bowl XLIX

  On February 1st, 2015, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will compete for the ultimate prize in all of sports, the chance to be named Super Bowl champions. Both teams have already experienced what it feels like to compete for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. New England has won it three times and has participated for an NFL record 8 times. While the Seahawks are heading...
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January 28, 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...
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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...
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

History Shows Packers are Dangerous as Playoff Underdogs

When the postseason rolls around, the word "underdog" is defined in Green and Gold. Green Bay was the Kings of the NFL throughout the 1960's. However, even with Hall of Fame head coach Vince Lombardi at the helm. They had to start as underdogs and the rest says itself with two Super Bowl rings but then two decades of being a NFL wasteland (aside the 1982 strike shortening season...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Grandson of great Vince Lombardi caught picking his nose

NFL sidelines are constantly being monitored, from spying eyes on the other side to TV cameras and cellphones. Need to fix your wedgie? Clean the huevos rancheros you had for breakfast out of your teeth? Wait until you get to the locker room. Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi -- the grandson of legendary NFL head coach Vince Lombardi -- got caught slipping on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Green Bay Packers Lose A Legend – Fuzzy Thurston

The Packers lost a legend when Fred “Fuzzy” Thurston died at age 80. I , along with many others, lost a part of my childhood and a personal hero. Like many who do not remember the Lombardi Era, I came to know about Fuzzy Thurston by reading ‘Instant Replay’ . Jerry Kramer’s stories of Fuzzy never failed to make me smile. He sounded so positive, and ebullient. Almost too...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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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November 23, 2014  |  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...
November 08, 2014  |  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
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Sign McCarthy To Extension

The Green Bay Packers have announced a multi-year extension for head coach Mike McCarthy.  Terms have not been announced yet.  Earlier this summer, the Packers extended the contract of general manager Ted Thompson and many saw an extension for McCarthy as forthcoming shortly thereafter. McCarthy is the third-most winning coach in Packers history, with 93 victories and behind only Vince...
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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