Friday, October 29, 2004

Me and Mr. Walker 

  TCB - Contributing Writer for Packer Palace.
meandmrwalker@gmail.com

The story of Pandora, a typically misogynistic tale from the ancient Greeks, is that Mercury was road weary from carrying an extremely heavy box.  He asked Pandora and her boyfriend to keep the box in their place until he could retrieve it.  After Mercury buggered off, Pandora was overcome with curiosity, and cracked open the gorgeous carved wooden vessel.  Out flew all of the evils in the world.  Among the evils that infected the previously perfect world were pain, disease, war, anguish, and the Minnesota Vikings.  Pandora slammed the top down, too late, and one more thing kept whining to get out.  She finally opened the box again, and out flew Hope, allowing us doomed mortals to survive all of the evils just unleashed. 

I've always wondered, though, whether Hope is all that fancy a gift.  I mean, I've seen it in Red Sox fans out here, and Hope sure has its downside.  The Sox can never do the decent thing and just suck.  Nooooooooo.  Each year they'll find a way to get exquisitely close to success but find a more exquisite way to squander that opportunity.  Then again this year they won it all, so go figure.  The last two games have given Packer fans legit reasons to entertain Hope in their cheese riddled hearts.  Let's hope the Packers didn't do this just to teach us all a bit more about Despair. 

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

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Well well well, Juan's still not happy with the long term outlook for the Packers (we tend to agree) but they are playing better, 2 wins in a row is a great start to saving your season.  It's Put-up or Shut-up time!  Go Pack!
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Could it be? the packers are starting to play like everybody thought they would.
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Beer Kid, many a fan including myself is excited over the last two wins but it really doesn't change my opinion from my earlier posts – Sherman’s still got to go.  The recent offensive outburst proves that Rossley should have been fired two years ago.  Maybe we can leave him as a contributor like we did Frank Novak.  We have absolutely no defensive line depth.  Grady Jackson, whom I love, emphasizes how much the decisions to overpay both Gabeer and Cletidus - I Still Smoke Blunts - Hunt are going to cost us.

I know the faithful will want to string me up by my balls – hell my Dad and little brother already kicked my ass - but my focus is the Green and Gold.  We gave up over 4.1 yards a rush and 308 yards passing to a Dallas team that is worse than we are.  We had to score over 30 to win!  We were fortunate not face a Lions team with Roy Williams and Kevin Jones.  All they did was return, and Detroit beat a team on the road, in the Giants that kicked our ass at home.  I am not being a pessimist.  In fact nothing would make me happier than eating the shit I post and the Green-Gold getting at least to the NFC Championship game, but the reality is we are not a Super Bowl contender and perhaps not even a playoff team.  Look, counting wins against Washington, Chicago – which has already beat us, and Detroit.  We still play the Rams, Eagles, Jacksonville, and the Vikings twice... Lose these games and we are 7-9.  Do we think we can actually stop those offenses?  I hope Sherman and Co. prove me wrong.  Juan Molitor – San Diego, CA
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I do think Sherman did a better job of coaching this past week, but who knows what we will see this week.  Green Bay Garry

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Me and Mr. Walker 

  TCB - Contributing Writer for Packer Palace.
meandmrwalker@gmail.com

Sorry folks, we missed a week there.  I'm writing for a startup arts and entertainment weekly in Connecticut and some personal stuff intruded on my football watching and football writing.  However, the way the personal stuff shook out should actually leave me with MORE time to worry about the Packers, so it may be a plus, at least in that sense. Lots of news in Packerville since I last wrote anything, including the meltdown to the Titans and the shellacking of the Lions.

What are Packer fans feeling now?  Joy?  Rage?  Disbelief?  Confusion?  Despair?  All of the above?  Can this season be saved, or is it time to start thinking about next year?  Which team will be showing up the rest of the season?  Let's take a look.

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Friday, October 15, 2004

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Hello Beer Kid and Thanks Duane... I appreciate your kindred support on the matter!!!  I have been reading so many posts on the Internet from fans that want Sherman's head-on-a-stick, almost.  I don't think his replacement would be the Ultimate Fix for anything we are experiencing as a Team.  Its the Offense... Defense... Special Teams... well gee, the whole darn system.  I may be a blonde female Packer fan from northern Wi :o) but HEY!  I think someone has to step up and take charge to fire them guys up to get mean and hungry on the field.  Correct?  and Pointing fingers of blame isn't the answer right now, nor is poor sportsmanship coming from us fans.  All aspects reflect in the total dismal season we are going thru.  Its not too late yet.  Lets all say a Packer Prayer for the men wearing the Green and Gold.  Keep your fingers crossed!  Lemondrop
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Beer Kid, I know hindsight is twenty-twenty, but overpaying for Joe Johnson and Cletidus Hunt, not resigning Vonnie Holliday, signing Al Harris to the big money deal even though he isn’t a shut down corner like Mike McKenzie was, are just some of the many examples of Sherman not quite having a grasp on this team.  I can go on but the beer is dulling my memory.  I can actually handle these mistakes because they are made in the effort of trying to improve the team.  My problem with Sherman is his game time coaching decisions.  Not calling for the instant replay on the fumbled punt return against Atlanta.  Going for it on forth and goal against the Eagles in the first half, and then not going for it on 4th and short late in the fourth quarter.  A defensive scheme against Indianapolis geared towards stopping Edgerrin James when he was coming off a hamstring injury instead of not planning for Manning to throw twenty straight passes.  These decisions just show BAD instincts and lets face it almost all decisions we make in life are GUT feel.  Some people have it – the ability to make the right decisions in the heat of battle - some don’t.  I never could that is why I always got my ass kicked like the Pack is getting done to them now…  Lets hope that Harlan makes the call at the end of this season. I think Sherman could be a great General Manager if that is what he was doing full time, but his gut instincts are just horrible.  We need to hire a coach that has great instincts.  I am still on the bandwagon although it is crashing into the ditch along the highway.  I bleed the green-n-gold, I can’t help it – it’s just in my blood.  Juan Molitor – San Diego CA


Thursday, October 14, 2004

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Its That 70's Show time again:

What a sickening display against the Titans.  Packer fans here in St. Louis agreed it looked like the 70s all over again.  What did Mike McKenzie see that we're not seeing quite yet?  Just like the Vikings collapsed the end of last season because of disunity in the locker room, it seems apparent this is the crux of the matter up der in Green Bay.  And Sherman can't seem to put a good fire under this team.  ...well, I'll be at the Monday night game against the Rams and will stick it out to the bitter end!  ~Mike in St. Louis, Mo.
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Amen to "God's Country's remote viewer" Duane!  OK, I know I should just (directly) post this...but I'll let Beerkid (aka non-beerkid!) do it.  We also grew up in "Viking Country" Eau Claire in the EARLY 70's so now you know why this site exists!  I went to grade school with people wearing purple...probably related to the same people booing last week! Relax kids, you're earning a MUCH LOWER hourly wage than football players are!  It's just a game...resistance is futile...add, don't subtract!  Beerscout!
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Well, I too am disappointed by the fast exit that the unfaithful made.  It was embarassing. There is, unfortunately, historical precident.  I attended games to view the lowly Green and Gold when you could walkup and buy gameday tickets at Milwaukee County Stadium.  Yes, the dark ages of the Seventies and Eighties.  Sometimes the stands were filled, but often folks left early.  But the image that still makes my skin crawl was angry drunks struggling to stand while they screamed and spat on the players as they ran into the lockerrooms through the third base dugout.  Sad to say that those days might have returned.  Les E. - loyal to the end

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

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Hear, hear, Lemondrop! I was at the Giants game and made the same observations.  People sitting on their hands even as the Packers held the game tied, and exiting en masse after the Pederson interception--with more than two and a half minutes to go!  I grew up in western Wisconsin in the Twin Cities media market and had to tolerate seeing the Pack only when they played the Queens.  We always were, and continue to be, proud that we Packer fans stood by our team regardless.  We could always take a little self-satisfaction from the fact that, as we see it, Vikings fans are among the most fair-weather anywhere.  I do not remember such vitriol coming from Packer fans, even in the Ray Rhodes season.  Yes, there are problems to be addressed, but people, let's have little perspective.  Thanks for the vent,
Duane from Lake City, MN (it's not quite God's Country, but I can see it from the yard.)

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

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So everyone's a little wound-up right now.  This coach sucks, that coach should be fired, but here's something you might have missed:

I was AT the Packer-Titan game Monday night, and most UPSETTING THING to me was my fellow Packer fans, BOO'ing...and then leaving Lambeau in flocks.  It was a steady flow of weasels exiting Lambeau, like an ugly vein of pulsating putridness.  If you want to support the Packers like that, get on 29 West.....and keep going till you hit Mud-Duck Central.  Then put on the Yellow Braids, get yourself a horn.....and become a Viking Fan. We don't need fans like that.  SHAME ON ALL OF YOU!!!
Lemondrop (a forever Packer Fan)


Thank you Lemondrop!
Here's a brilliant insight and some more spewing...
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Beer Kid, your optimism is worse than my brother, Booze Man.  What is happening this year started with the 2001 playoff loss to Atlanta.  Sherman should have been let go after last year especialy considering the many bonehead moves him as GM and his staff have made over the last three plus years.  What is sad is that I don't see Bob Harlan making the tough business decison and firing him.  It appears this is the staff we will have until he retires in three more years.  This staff has got to go and a new regime ineeds to be installed especially with Favre only having a couple of years left.  As a community owned franchise my only hope is that we has Packer fans remove the emotion and do what we must to have our voice heard so the tough decision for the executive management council to remove Sherman and his staff gets made.  Coach isn't a bad guy, he is just a bad coach and we as fans must make that known.
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We need to get rid of this coaching staff as soon as possible.  Scott in WI
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Sherman, the GM/Coach, has to go.  He's been living on the strength of the Packer Players, but now the players are starting to get old or injured and there's nothing to replace them with.  Due to Sherman's keen eye for talent, we do have a replacement, if our first string punter goes down!  The list is too long to mention, where Sherman has screwed up as GM.  I'm not even going into his coaching decisions!!  I'd be here all day!!
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And we're just going to continue on ignoring that writing on the wall.

Monday, October 11, 2004

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Get rid of "Charmin" , he cannot inspire his players to perform.  Favre should play for a franchise with serious coaching ability. He is being wasted in Green Bay with our pathetic coaching staff and mediocre talented team.  I cannot believe that Favre hasn't taken over the offense like Manning does.  He is the best there ever was at improvising.  This is his forte and Charmin & company are too ignorant to realize it.  Robb G. Sullivan, WI
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Let's Face it Greenbays Playing like garbage not because of the secondary but because of the scheme GET RID OF SLOWAK !
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I don't think it was the Packers offense as much as the pisspoor effort on defense that enabled the Giants offense to keep Green Bay's defense off the field.  Also, putting in Doug Pederson who couldn't move an offense even if it was the 98 Vikings, was terrible.  I think Craig Nall is the real QB of the future, he plays most like Brett Favre out of what's left of the roster, and has the arm strength and confidence of his teammates to match.  I hate to say this since I don't really wish injury on anyone, but I'm kind of glad Pederson went on IR, since I think Nall has a much better chance of moving the ball than Pederson.

But what really troubles me is the sloppy tackling on defense.  I'm watching most of the other teams on defense, and it's shocking just how terrible the tackling is.  I mean, no effort at ALL, it's just diving at the eyes and taking weak angles, you don't see anyone laying a big hit or even just making a solid wrap-up tackle on Green Bay's defense.  Fix the tackling and stop turning the ball over on offense, and you'd find Green Bay should be 4-0 rather than 1-3.  Witness:  Loss #1 vs. Bears - Bad run defense and crucial turnover lead to Chicago's win.  Loss #2 vs. Colts- Bad defense on both sides, although the run defense keyed up on the run and held the Colts scoreless until late in the 4th quarter, the Walker fumble led to that score and lost the game.  Loss #3 vs. Giants- Giants control the ball for nearly 75% of the game while putting up nearly 250 yards rushing. In comes Pederson who throws an interception, not to be outdone by Ahman's fumble in the first half and Favre's near-interception.


Hold on everybody!  There's still time to turn this all around and the Pack will be able to get themselves back into the playoffs.  All Sherman needs to do is...Hey!  Stop that!  What's that you're writing on the wall!

Friday, October 08, 2004

Me and Mr. Walker 

  TCB - Contributing Writer for Packer Palace.
meandmrwalker@gmail.com

It would appear, then, that the wheels are coming off.  Favre's bell is rung.  McKenzie is gone.  The Giants can run for nearly 250 on the Packers.  Nobody is scared of Lambeau at all.  In fact, take away Favre and I wonder if anyone would be scared of the Packers at all.  If any one play typifies the Packers this season, it would have to be the Ahman Green fumble vs. Chicago that was run back by Mike Brown for a TD.  Coming in at a close second, though, would be the four yard TD pass to prominent gay basher Jeremy Shockey that, in the end, was the deciding score.  Not only was Shockey shockingly open, but three Packer defenders in the general neighborhood managed, collectively, not to tackle him.  But the cherry on the sundae was Darren Sharper not just whiffing on Shockey, but actually limping off the field after colliding with another Packer defender, I think Bhawoh Jue.  If that doesn't put this season in a nice neat package, I don't know what does.


Mr. Walker and I were too busy last week to get this done in time, and Packer news kept on coming up.  So, this week will cover a lot of ground, including the personnel changes, injuries, and the most recent game.  We'll also look at next week's game, and prattle on a bit about other stuff.  Keep in mind, the Pack can still go 13-3.  I don't think they will, but it's possible!  Go Packers!  Go Packers! 

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Wednesday, October 06, 2004

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Great place....WOW
Just spent the past hour reading all this and lookin at all your added bonuses.
Keep UP the Great Work...Very Enjoyable...
Sending all my fellow PACKER FAN FRIENDS here !!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the FUN.

Lemondrop from Upstate Northern-Exposed WISCONSIN !!!!!!!!!!
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