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Brett Hundley can keep playoff hopes alive

The Super Bowl aspirations of the Green Bay Packers pretty much vanished when Aaron Rodgers broke his right collarbone. The problem the Packers face is that there are only two realistic paths for NFL teams to win the Super Bowl. The first path involves a historically good defense and the second path involves an elite […]

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Packers Continue Descent into Mediocrity

The worst part about predictions is that they’re usually wrong. At the beginning of the Green Bay Packers season I wrote: “get excited about…another season of high-octane offense.” So much for that. The issues plaguing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will be dissected and re-dissected until they string together a few inspiring victories.* I have my own […]

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PED Allegations Problematic for Packers

Last December Al Jazeera released a documentary called The Dark Side: The Secrets of Sports Dopers that linked several NFL players to performance enhancing drugs. The most popular player in the report, Peyton Manning, was recently cleared of any wrongdoing by the NFL. This should be somewhat comforting to Green Bay Packers fans because Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers were […]

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Green Bay Packers Offense Has No Quick Fix

The first column I wrote for the Racine County Eye praised Mike McCarthy’s decision to surrender play calling duties for the Green Bay Packers. After the Packers struggled on Sunday to score points against the 1-7 Detroit Lions (a.k.a worst scoring defense in the NFL) I began to wonder if McCarthy should resume calling the plays. But McCarthy […]

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Green Bay Packers: Too Soon to Sound the Alarm

John Feinstein’s ‘A Season on the Brink’ is a terrific chronicle of the 1985-86 Indiana Hoosiers men’s basketball team. The book  gives a fascinating portrayal of head coach Bobby Knight, who occasionally displays the same anxiety as sports fans. Knight – when his team was mired in a slump – would frequently ask “will we ever win another game?” After […]

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Welcome Back, Favre

Brett Favre’s made the unlikely transformation from Wisconsin sports hero to persona non grata after he succeeded in his efforts to join the Minnesota Vikings in 2009. Looking back, this was a truly bizarre saga that’s hard to believe ever happened. Fortunately the saga is officially over and Favre is back to being a revered legend, but until recently it […]

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