Monday, May 02, 2011
2011 Post-Draft Spew Off...
After giving the Packers 2011 Draft to simmer on the back-burner for
awhile, I think you can say that the Green Bay Packers and GM Ted
Thompson selected some players that are really going to help the
Pack out this upcoming year. Well, the first 5 players selected have
that chance, the last 5 taken all look headed for the Practice Squad
unless something extraordinary happens in training camp.
Take 1st round pick OT Derek Sherrod from Mississippi State, the Packers were looking for backup Tackle help this year, starting potential for the following years down the road and appear to have achieved it. The 2nd round pick, WR/RB/Returner Randall Cobb from Kentucky, one of those all-everything type of players that as far back as I can remember, the Packers have never had on their roster. Package him with 3rd round pick, Alex Green, the spread-offense RB from Hawaii, and the Packers have put some extra ability and excitement back into offense. Green Bay is coming off of a Super Bowl win, and with these first 3 picks the Pack have made their offense better.
4th round pick, Davon House a CB from New Mexico St follows in a long tradition of Packer D-backs that are physical and press coverage oriented and expect no issues with him catching on to the back-end of the roster. 5th round selection, D.J. Williams from Arkansas, is a hard working TE that would have caught on to any team that drafted him. With these 2 picks, the Packers have strengthened their DB and TE positions.
The last 5 picks of the Packers draft, the 6th round picks, Utah G Caleb Schlauderaff, LB D.J. Smith from Appalachia St, DE/LB Ricky Elmore from Arizona, along with 7th rounders TE Ryan Taylor of North Carolina, and DL Lawrence Guy from Arizona State, all will have their value, but they look like they were drafted specifically to be headed towards the Packers Practice Squad.
Coming off the Super Bowl XLV win, the Packers had to implement a little different strategy this year to upgrade their roster, notice the 2 trades with Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos that resulted in a current draft round move-down of a few positions, with the later round move-up of a several draft positions. Take a look at Jersey Al's Position by Position Packers Post-Draft Roster breakdown, showing all the potential Packer free-agents by playing position, and you'll see that GM Ted Thompson was fully aware of what the Packers needed in this draft to keep his squad competitive so that the Packers will can repeat as Super Bowl Champs.
BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
Hey Beer Kid - The Pack got a really good player ay #179. I've watched Caleb Schaluderoff play for the Utah Utes for a few years now. Always in position. And I know he will work his ass off. He always has. This was a great draft for us all the way through.
Salt Lake Cheese
I'm unmoved by the Vikes' draft choices. A questionable QB and a bunch of 6th and 7th round linemen. Looks like they'll take over from the Lions as the NFC North's perennial cellar-dweller. But we did well enough, especially in getting a new WR to replace Donald Driver.
Packers fans can take a joke (unlike Bear or Vikings fans)... MST3k says: Packers win the Super Bowl! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iqLhdInGrk
Hey James, thanks.... "Go Packers! Please would y'all go back to your drinking. Go Packers!" BK
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Posted by BeerKid / 11:39 AM
Monday, May 16, 2011
The Vikings Saga... Continues...
|*** This encore post from February 2010, with thanks to Lemondrop....|
Posted by BeerKid / 10:03 AM
duh Bears SB-XLV Commemorative DVD...
One, day a man goes to the Chicago Bears ticket office and inquires about purchasing the Super Bowl XLV Commemorative DVD. The ticket teller replies that there isn't any Commemorative DVD for sale because the Bears did not make it to Super Bowl XLV.
The following day the same man goes to the Chicago Bears ticket office and inquires about purchasing the Super Bowl XLV Commemorative DVD. The ticket teller politely replies to the man that there isn't any Super Bowl Commemorative DVD for sale because the Chicago Bears did not make it to Super Bowl XLV.
This goes on for an entire week. The same man goes to the Bears ticket office inquiring about Super Bowl XLV Commemorative DVD's and the same teller says that none are for sale because the Bears did not make it to Super Bowl XLV.
Another week of this goes by and the same man is still asking the same ticket teller about the Super Bowl XLV Commemorative DVD.
Finally the ticket teller in a loud voice says, "I'VE TOLD YOU FOR THE LAST 2 WEEKS THERE IS NOT ANY SUPER BOWL XLV COMMEMORATIVE DVD'S AVAILABLE BECAUSE THE CHICAGO BEARS DID NOT MAKE IT TO SUPER BOWL XLV."
The man replied, "I know. I drive all the way down from Green Bay just to hear you say that!"
*** This is a slightly modified encore post from January 2008 and was retrieved from a forum post by Packfan4 over at Packers News Talk Football forums.
Posted by BeerKid / 10:28 AM
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Speak Out Spew Off...
So deep into May and the NFL has failed to get any kind of an
agreement with the Players and we fans sit here wondering WTF is
going on. Why the delays. Last I checked, the NFL opted out of the
former Collective Bargaining Agreement because the Salary Cap was
increasing too high, too fast.
In 2009 it was around 132 million, last year was uncapped, but it was projected to be closer to 140 million, with this year close to 150 million. The Owners main point is that Player Salaries were increasing faster than expenses that were left uncovered in the former CBA. So the Owners want to include those expenses, which adds up to another 1 billion dollars.
The Players would simply like more money. They put up with serious injuries, some not detected to much later in life. The Players are the show. Hard to disagree with them.
So you would think both sides are arguing about percentages of the total take, etc. Yeah, well not exactly. There are Lawyers for the Players, who are arguing to remove the salary cap, the draft, free agency, drug testing, and some other things that we fans have come to recognize as balancing factors to create some even handed competition between the 32 teams. There's probably a few owners who have no trouble with this scenario developing. To me it would be the ultimate nightmare and destruction of the only sport I love. Hell, I only love one team, the Green Bay Packers, Vikqueens and duh Bears losing is down the road 2nd, and the rest of the NFL is far off is a distant-as-you-can-get 3rd.
BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
₪▲♂ The Packers Rock!!
Packers fans can take a joke (unlike Bear or Vikings fans)... MST3k says: Packers win the Super Bowl! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iqLhdInGrk&feature=share
Hey James... nice find, awesome awesome awesome. At least someone is having fun with Cheesehead Nation for winning the Super Bowl XLV. "Please would y'all go back to your drinking. Go Packers!!!" I hear and obey O'law Officer... BK
"Grown men should not wear purple ever. They look like 11 little Barneys out there."
-Gilbert Brown from this past week on the Packers Tailgate Tour
Hey Todd... that's a newer better version of the Gravedigger's old standard line of "no self respecting man wears purple". BK
I thought Bears fans were delusional last season. You should check out some Lions sites if you want insanity.
"YAY, WE HAVE TWO GOOD DEFENSIVE GUYS, ONE OF WHOM HAS YET TO EVEN PUT ON A HELMET AND PADS IN TRAINING CAMP. WE PLAYOFFS NOW!"
Hey JG... you forgot to add the "and a China Doll QB" to the we have 2 defensive players... they're excited 'cuz their riding a 4 game winning streak... to finish with 6 wins and 3rd place in the NFC North ahead of the Vikqueens. BK
Whoops, looks like we will be getting a new stadium after all and won't move to LA. Sucks for you guys because you thought you could turn Minnesota back into a Packers market like it was before 1961.
And once we get our new house, we're going to decorate it with the trophies Joe Webb obtains for us. Meanwhile, the Packers return to the good old Forrest Gregg/Lindy Infante days.
Hey Norse... uh, the Vikes are going to have to climb out of the NFC North cellar first, something that's expected to happen to them for the 2nd year in a row. Yeah, about that new Stadium, I hear half of the Vikes contribution is covered by PSL's for the new ticket holders. The team is not trying very hard to remain in the Twin Cities... but I as one, would like to welcome the St Louis Rams to the NFC North. Ha ha... BK
Don't look now - Fat Rex is shooting his mouth off again. Imagine that. Other than the absurdity of his claim that the Jets would've beaten the GBP in SB XLV ["Wah!"], I especially like the part about how he would've chased the diva all the way down to Mississippi to beg him back to play for him. Apparently Childress isn't the only pathetic, self-disrespecting idiot for an NFL head coach... You just can't make this shit up.
Hey Chica... yeah Coach Ryan has big mouth, yeah, they never want to look at the scoreboard when it counted the most. 9-0!!!! Rexy... and then Urlacher from duh Bears spouts off about how duh Bears are the BEST TEAM in the NFC... again overlooking the scoreboard that slammed his head twice down the stretch last season. Packers Super Bowl Champions!!!! Don't nobody forget it. BK
BeerKid.... assembled some pics & footage I took at the Tailgate Tour on Tues nite. I got all the autographs, spoke with them, & took stance at the door to the bus when they were leaving, Josh Sitton told me "You GOT it" when I asked 'REPEAT?" Knuckle-butt Des Bishop, Hi-5's & hand touch with the rest...'cept rubbed Big Gilberts' shoulder as he had a Little Caesar pizza & plateful of brats & beans ! When Gilbert was on stage in the question/answer phase, I asked him to give us the 'gravedigger' move 1 last time, but even tho the crowd chanted gilbert! gilbert! .... he wouldn't do it for us. It was an amazing up-close & personal night for me. Just thought I would share with ya.
Green Bay Packers May 11, 2011 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=EXWwRLJXtVc - Have a great day !
Packer Fan saves Bear Life
We rarely are in the business of saying something nice about the Chicago Bears, but today is one of those days. The Bears have posted a heartwarming story on their website about Peter Cashman, a Bears fan whose life was saved by a Green Bay Packers fan.
Cashman, who is 55 and lives in Chicago, was in dire need of a liver transplant a year ago. He had hepatitis C. On March 14, 2010, a donor was found and the surgery was done at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Turns out the donor was Amy Larson, a 32-year-old Packers fan from Chippewa Falls who had died suddenly the day before.
Cashman eventually spoke with Larson's mother, Barbara Glamann, who told him Amy had been a Packers fan. "I told her that I was a Bears season-ticket holder and that I went to the NFC championship game against the Packers," Cashman told Bears.com. "She laughed and said, 'At least a part of you went home happy.'" The bottom line on this story, of course, is the importance of organ donation. "I love the Bears and I bleed blue and orange. But to have this gift from a Packer fan, it opens up your eyes to everything," Cashman told Bears.com. "The rivalry is nothing compared to what happens in life every day. To get a gift from somebody in Green Bay land, it doesn't matter (that they were a Packers fan). I thank Amy Larson's family for the gift of life. It's been a blessing."
Hey Lemondrop, uplifting story, loved her line about the NFC Championship game "At least a part of you went home happy" hahhahahahah hahaha hahha ha!... BK
|"Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing-the result."|
Posted by BeerKid / 12:51 PM
It's The Green Bay Chill...
Posted by BeerKid / 2:32 PM
Big Bay Blue...
BeerScout was cruising around the web on my computer the other
afternoon looking for some old historical stories in various newly
discovered newspaper archives... and he found this really cool story
from Wisconsin native Richard Van Scotter in the Wisconsin Magazine
of History archives:
Oh its just another Green Bay Packers Origins story, almost all of us now know the story and that the team was original in Blue and Gold colors, frequently referred to as the "Bay Bombers" for being one of the 1st NFL teams to take advantage of the forward-pass, and then winning 3 straight NFL titles in 1929, 1930 and 1931.
Some of you may have seen this before, looks like it was first published and made available back in October 2005. There's about 15 pages of images and the story by Richard Van Scotter that can be found and clicked on in the far left hand column.
You can click on the above image to see it the larger version, its the Packers facing off against the St. Louis All-Stars in 1923. I also had to include another image of some artwork by Gary Thomas of Curly Lambeau posing with football in hand...
BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
Posted by BeerKid / 3:00 PM
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Your Response From "General Mills"...
Hey BeerKid & BeerScout,
General Mills didn't and won't make Wheaties boxes for the World Champion Green Bay Packers after SB XLV. I got better things to do, but I thought this was worthy of a request. So, I made a request and below is their response.
I still go back to my comment listed below as the best justification to sell products, "Super Bowl XLV was "The Most Watched Sports Event of All Time"... Isn't that a big enough audience?"
But, General Mills is based in Minneapolis, MN... go figure... go to their website and look at whose been on the box. http://www.wheaties.com/products/wheaties.aspx
Who the *%(^ are these people? Jarrod Shoemaker, Nastia Liukin, Detroit Shock, Bryan Clay, Hunter Kemper, Chris McCormack, Seth Wescott and Phoenix Mercury... I'll stop there.
Go Pack, Go!
Originated by Consumer: Why isn't General Mills going to produce a Wheaties box for the Super Bowl XLV Champion Green Bay Packers?
Seems like a simple slam-dunk to me. Super Bowl XLV was "The Most Watched Sports Event of All Time"... Isn't that a big enough audience?
Wheaties has produced Lambeau Field 40th Anniversary, Super Bowl XXXI Champion Green Bay Packer, and 3X NFL MVP Brett Favre boxes. Why not Super Bowl XLV Champion Green Bay Packers Wheaties boxes???
Besides, you make/distribute the Wheaties on a regional basis anyway... Should have big demand - even now 3 months after the game...
Dear Bleu Cheese:
Thank you for contacting General Mills regarding your interest in Wheaties.
Selecting a Wheaties Champion has never been an easy task, especially in a country graced with so many outstanding athletes. Over the years, virtually hundreds of athletes have played a part in advertising the Breakfast of Champions.
As you might guess, we receive many requests from consumers asking us to feature a favorite athlete or team on a Wheaties package. While most would represent Wheaties well, it is simply not possible to honor them all.
We appreciate that you have taken the time to share your preferences and hope you continue to use and enjoy our products.
K. W. - Consumer Services
Or explained another way.
GO VIKES!!!!!1!! SKOAL!!!!!1!!1!
BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
*** Update: Packer Paul sent in a request too ***
Hello Packer Paul: Of course, we congratulate the Green Bay Packers on this great achievement. Unfortunately, we will not be offering a Super Bowl Champions Wheaties package.
Selecting the athletes or teams who will grace a package cover is a very difficult process. Particularly, when there are so many American athletes/teams who give such outstanding performances.
Although we try to feature as many outstanding athletes and teams as possible, unfortunately, due to the limited number of packages we produce, it is impossible for us to feature them all.
There are numerous athletes/teams that Wheaties considers, but many times these athletes have already signed contracts with one of our competitors or have conflict of interest issues and thus, we were unable to feature these athletes or teams on the Wheaties package.
Thank you for taking the time to contact us. We welcome your feedback, as it is critical to General Mills’ success. It is through communications such as yours that we become aware of concerns and preferences of our consumers.
Your comments will be shared with the Wheaties brand group.
K. G. - Customer Care Specialist
Doesn't matter... even if a Minnesota-based company isn't interested in making money, I'm still celebrating the Packers Super Bowl XLV win!!!!
BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
Posted by BeerKid / 4:34 PM
Saturday, May 28, 2011
If the woman in the Green apron exists, I want her!!!!
You are of course referring to BeerScout's Do-it-again Girl with the "Honey, I know the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl, and you're still all giddy and excited about it, enough to buy a plastic replica trophy to carry around with you every where you go to remind people of the Pack's accomplishments, but I'm busy in the garden and I sure could use a another beer. You wouldn't mind getting me another cold one, would you Sweetie?" smile and well, every one loves a tough, sweaty, and dirty girl who's looking for a 2nd beer. Yeah, that was back 1997 after SB-XXXI.
But... there's always a but when the scantily clad are involved.
Under BeerScout's guidance and direction, our friends Bob and Judy of Landfill Park fame, were able to use her red-aproned and darker "Velvet Lucy" side for their CD cover. She may be busy in the garden doing spadework, but when she wants your heart completely within her hands... well sometimes that's literally.
Well what do you know after all these years, Landfill Park's MySpace page is still up and functional with a small teasement of power-pop rock and roll songs overlayered with sugary bubblegum vocals.
So fbg3, she's real. It's just that she's the sort that will require you to find her on your own, or at least, without our help.
BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
Posted by BeerKid / 1:48 AM
Happy Memorial Day Weekend...
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
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Posted by BeerKid / 7:55 AM