Which teams will emerge as Super Bowl contenders in 2015?

The grueling wait for professional football will soon come to an end when the National Football League's preseason slate kicks off at the beginning of August.It goes without saying, but it's been nearly half a calendar year since the Seattle Seahawks surprisingly steamrolled the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. And it will be roughly another half a year until we get the...
Via Bush League Chronicle
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Eagle Jenkins knows thrill of victory

OF THE 32 NFL teams, 19 have won the Super Bowl. That's 59 percent. The Eagles, of course, live among the 41 percent that have not. Their last title was in 1960, against Green Bay, when Vince Lombardi was the coach of the Packers and not the namesake of the trophy they are chasing. Safety Malcolm Jenkins was acquired this offseason to close the most gaping hole in the Eagles...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay honors Mike McCarthy with his own street

Mike McCarthy joined elite Green Bay Packers company on Wendnesday when the village board of Ashwuabenon unanimously voted to rename Potts Avenue (which is one block southeast of Lambeau Field) in his honor.The new street is called "Mike McCarthy Way" to pay homage to the coach who has led the Packers to 88 wins, six playoff appearances and one Super Bowl victory during...
Via Bush League Chronicle
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

I hate the boo birds

I hate the boo birds. I wrote one of these a few weeks ago about the Vikings and, like every other ‘I Hate’ column, it was met with a fair amount of criticism from people who can’t help but get worked up by a negatively emotionally charged article (even though they have to know that the whole purpose of these is to stir the pot and make people a little mad). That being said...
Via cover32 - Packers
17 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

PFS Mount Rushmore Series: Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers – one of the NFL’s most historic and decorated franchises. With 22 members enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a couple more on their way, selecting only four players to represent the team is no straightforward task.Please note that all Mount Rushmore representatives must be a current or former Packers player. The goal is to identify the individuals...
Via Pro Football Spot
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Grade Day: The New England Patriots’ best and worst contracts

The New England Patriots have been in an extended period of success that rivals the greatest teams in the NFL. Head coach Bill Belichick has put the team in the conversation with Don Shula’s Miami Dolphins, Chuck Noll’s Pittsburgh Steelers, Bill Walsh’s San Francisco 49ers, Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers, Paul Brown’s Cleveland Browns and Tom Landry’s Dallas Cowboys...
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19 days ago  |  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...
Via Steelers Depot
21 days ago  |  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...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks get their rings

Last night the Seattle Seahawks got their Super Bowl rings. The ceremony included a surprise performance by Usher. Here’s a look at the ring as shown on Pro Football Talk. (h/t PFT) Here’s a quick look at the specs on this ring: The white gold Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII championship ring features a three-dimensional Seahawks logo of 64 round diamonds with a vibrant emerald hue...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks Super Bowl Rings Feature 3-D Logo, Seattle Skyline (Photo)

The Super Bowl champions can finally put a ring on it. In a private ceremony held on Thursday night, which included an appearance from Usher, the Seattle Seahawks received rings for their win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. To say the least, they are stylish. Framed by 12 gemstones. Engraved with 12 feathers. 12 Flags on top, bottom and the stem. Our #SuperBowlRing...
June 20, 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...
Via cover32 - Packers
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

John Madden, George Halas, and Vince Lombardi still talk to this day

SportsOnEarth had a long sitdown with oldschool Coach John Madden. A guy whose the most responsible for the rise of video games then anyone accept for maybe divorced dads trying to look cool. Johns the voice of reason delivering sobering news to the NFL- a roll he has alot of pratice in sharing a broadcasting booth with Pat Summerall. Hes the guy who tries to get players to play...
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June 10, 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...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Two Football Worlds mourn the death of Malcolm Glazer

Football fans on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are mourning the death of Malcolm Glazer. The owner of the Manchester United in the English Premier League and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League died Wednesday at the age of 85. Malcolm Glazer holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy in January 2003 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their only championship in franchise...
Via 110 Nation Sports
May 29, 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...
Via DC Sports-Kings
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...
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...
Via cover32 - Packers
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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