Saturday, April 30, 2005

Speak Out Spew Off... 

Hey Javon, or should we start calling you T.O.-junior, you may deserve to have your contract updated, but if you're not going to be professional about all this, then tell me why I should buy your jersey in the store? 

The other question of the day was to take 90 days in jail or give up your Packers season tickets to Make-A-Wish Foundation.  The answer was to give up the family's Packer tickets to avoid jailtime.  Can't blame her too much.  It was the Gold Package afterall, thats only 2 regular season games, even though one of those this year was the ABC Monday Night Football game against the Vikings.  Stupid to steal, the consequences can make you test your Packer loyalty.  The Judge got this one right... We're Pack 4 Life!
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WUSS!!!  Are all fans in Appleton this fickle? (kidding)  She must not be a true Packer fan; if her family is, they should've stopped her.  If they tried and failed, you know they're miffed right now. The only good thing in all this is that it does go to a good charity that will help disadvantaged kids.  The moral in this? First, DON'T STEAL--EVER!!!  (stupid, taking $$ from union funds, from people that worked hard to put it there!) Second, when you have tickets to see the best team, in the best stadium, playing the best sport, you don't EVER and I mean EVER give them away!  I hope she's put in a cell with a Viqueen fan--double her sentence if you know what I mean.  Talk about Karma, (hee hee).
OSHKOSH, Wis. - A woman given the choice between giving up her family's Green Bay Packers' tickets or going to jail has chosen to turn her back on football.

A judge ordered Sharon E. Rosenthal of Appleton to decide whether to spend 90 days in jail or donate her four seats in the Packers' three-game season package next season to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Rosenthal, 59, took more than $3,000 from labor union accounts before she left the organization, according to a criminal complaint. She was sentenced Friday in Winnebago County Circuit Court on one felony count of theft.

"She is going to give up the Packer tickets," defense attorney Kevin Musolf said Wednesday. "They don't have them yet, but when they get them, arrangements will be made."  The donation is part of Rosenthal's two-year probation period.

Packer fan for life!  Lady K, Packer Club of Hemet, So. Cal.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Speak Out Spew Off... 

   I think we can blame it on the fact that the Packers rarely have used their 2nd round draft pick in previous years, so this time with 2 of them, they didn't know what to do.  Those first 3 picks are important, we'll just see what happens this fall.

I've finally just started to listen to WDUZ/The Fan re-broadcast of their Sportsline and Fanline radio shows at Packernet.com.  Starting with Monday the 25th, there's some great draft analysis from TC Martin and Harry Sydney and the rest of the gang. 

Coach Bates might be satisfied with the current d-line only because he likes the potential of Donnell Washington and Cletidus Hunt.  Let's hope so... We're Pack 4 Life! 

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There is one thing I dont understand about this draft at it is why did we pick up Nick Collins in the 2nd round when Dan Cody was still available, we could have picked up collins with our next pick.  Rodgers was the right pick, but can he play in the cold???????  I'm so sick of these vikings fans talking about how great they will be next year, sounds like the last 3 years.  My prediction is that the packers go for a 4peat as nfc north champs... dont ask how just believe... Pack 4 life
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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Speak Out Spew Off... 

Yes Duane, I am de-toxified and it did take a tuesday point-of-view to accomplish this.  Now you may see "good things coming" but I just think the draft this year by the Pack was weak in addressing the defensive side of things, and it will be much more obvious when the games start.  Lady K, would I give up my season tickets or go to jail for 90 days... hmmmm, what would I do?  Everything but "Sell my Mother" (Hi Mom!) to keep my season tickets, it would be the chain-gang life for 90 days for me.  How nice of you to notice that we do seem to specialize in Vikqueen crap here... Some good things will never change.  We're Pack 4 Life!  
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Hey beer kid, Just wanna know who's payin' Sherman off to keep our team mediocre? I agree with the others... we already had 4 qb's and we had to go with a 5th in our first round pick--what is going on????

Anyway, I came across this article.  It's really great.  As a Pack fan it makes you laugh, because you already know what you'd do; but for the 'heathens' (i.e. the non Packer fans, or the 'non-believers') it shows you what a commodity Packer tickets are!  People would chew off their right arm to get 'em and then once they have them they'd sell their mother before giving them up!  GO PACK!!
Judge To Woman: Jail Or Packers Tickets

Apr 25, 2005 11:29 pm US/Central
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) It's a choice that could give pause to some Green Bay Packers fans. A judge ordered a woman convicted of theft to decide whether to spend 90 days in jail or donate her family's Packers tickets next season to charity.

Sharon E. Rosenthal, 59, took more than $3,000 from labor union accounts before she left the organization, according to a criminal complaint. She was sentenced Friday in Winnebago County Circuit Court on one felony count of theft.

Judge Scott Woldt offered her the decision to either serve the jail time or donate her family's four seats in the Packers' three-game season package to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The jail time or the ticket donation will occur as part of Rosenthal's overall two-year period of probation.
...what would you do?? Thought so!
Can't wait for pre-season to begin, even though I'll only be able to watch the one game showing on ESPN since I'm out here in CA.

By the way, I really love the website!  I come here daily to check it out; keep up the good work.  And kuddos to you for all the Viking satire in your toons.  My brother is a Vi-queen fan, so I love to throw them in his face.  Can't wait for the next one!  Do you have any that berate the Cowpies?  My mom is a Dallas fan, and so is the wife of one of our club members... would love to have them watch a couple of your toons.

Lady K, Packer Club of Hemet, So. Cal.
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Hey, Beer Kid, all detoxified? I am, from a Tuesday point of view, and I've had a chance to ruminate the weekend's happenings. In Ted we trust. Had to take Rodgers, even if he ends up as trade bait down the road. A defensive stud would have been nice, but I for one am not on the "woe is us" page with most of the media people. I think one of the things forgotten is that all the youngsters on defense are one year more experienced, and/or one year healthier and DC Bates is not, in fact, blowing smoke up anyone's kiester when he declares he likes the talent he has to work with.
After a little research I'm getting over my "What the what...what?" feeling from the Collins pick, although he probably could have been had cheaper in a later round. And you just know there are gems in the other nine selections. Eleven picks! Way to go Mr. Thompson.

The other reason to back away from the edge, if you're there, is that June 1st will reveal a crop of veterans cut by their teams, so the acquisition phase of the 2005 season is not over.  I do believe the rest of the North has closed the gap, but as always I have a good feeling.  A very good feeling.  Duane in Almost God's Country
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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Speak Out Spew Off... 

This certainly wasn't a draft that would please anyone expecting our defense to be improved upon.  We weren't overly excited about drafting a QB in the 1st round, either.  Lemondrop finds a funny draft day story concerning the Vikings, it pretty much sums up why the Vikqueens have zero chance of making the Superbowl this year, even with all the "new" players.  It comes down to weak coaching staff, weak administration staff, and definitely weak ownership.  Good Luck Guys!  'Cuz its going to be another NFC North Championship for the Packers this year.  And finally, Leo checks in with his suspicion that Coach Sherman really ran things in place of GM Ted Thompson.  We don't think the draft was that bad... but?!?!?!  We're Pack 4 Life!

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Hey don't feel bad guys, you're not alone in your disappointment.  This draft totally reeked of Sherman calling the shots still while Thompson was just a figurehead to appease the fans.  QB Aaron Rodgers?  So that gives us 5 QB's on the roster (hello, Doug Pederson hasn't retired yet, has he?), one which we've spent now 3 years developing in Craig Nall, one which we gave up Mike McKenzie for, and another we wasted a first round pick on.  This is more a slap in the face to Brett Favre ("We're not going to try upgrading the team to help you with another champsionship, so since you're coming back for another year, why don't you teach your replacement how to do what you do so he can win one for us, k?"), or possibly Sherman didn't see what happened in KC last year with changing d-coordinators instead of upgrading the talent.

If the Packers don't make the playoffs this year, which is unlikely considering the absolute horror of the drafts since Ron Wolf's departure (and even Wolf's last draft was pretty bad - you guys remember Jamal Reynolds?), they really should consider getting rid of Sherman.  What pushed it for me was that he considered resigning as soon as Thompson took over the GM duties, then apparently still had quite a say in the draft.

Then again, I'll point you guys over to a link that pretty much sums up Sherman's scouting prowess-
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/vitaminx31/sherm.jpg

That explains it! - Leo from Miami, FL... Packer fan who grew up in L.A. and transplanted here. Pack 4 Life!

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This may be the worst draft we have had since last year.

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Hi ya BeerKid and Packer Faithful... Just read a funny article (http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/football/11473779.htm) about the Vikings' gala draft day party at Winter Park. Thought you might like to take a peak at it... Quote -"
I knew the Vikings fans were out in force early in the day when I exited the highway at Winter Park. There was a pickup truck traveling the wrong way on the exit ramp, weaving right at me. It really brought back warm memories of trying to drive home after any regular-season Vikings game at the Metrodome." - Unquote. Lemondrop
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Sunday, April 24, 2005

Packer Draft Summary... 

For a draft that everyone thought that the Packers would concentrate on defense, GM Ted Thompson lived up to his reputation, trading down several times to get more picks. 
But it looks like the main contributors from this draft will be the 2 wide receivers who can play special teams, Terrence Murphy can return kicks and Craig Bragg is a punt returner.  Defensive Back's Nick Collins and Marviel Underwood are both able to play Safety or Cornerback, which should get them some playing time in the Nickel and Dime packages. 
The only LB taken in the draft, Brady Poppinga, will also get the chance to contribute on special teams.  Besides #1 pick QB Aaron Rodgers and C/G Junius Coston and DL Mike Montgomery who'll make the team as backup players, the rest of the picks look to just be long reaches, so expect them to be just training camp bodies or practice-squad players whose contributions will come in the future. 

So now that the high expections of the NFL Draft has come and passed us over, crashed comfortably dreaming on our couches, disappointed that we don't really feel like Santa visited us at all this year to improve our defense.  Pack 4 Life!
  1. Aaron Rodgers - QB, 6-2, 223, California
  2. Nick Collins - FS, 5-11, 206, Bethune-Cookman
  3. Terrence Murphy - WR, 6-1, 202, Texas A&M;
  4. Marviel Underwood - FS, 5-10, 205, San Diego St
  5. Brady Poppinga - OLB, 6-3, 259, Brigham Young
  6. Junius Coston - C, 6-3, 310, N. Carolina A&T;
  7. Michael Hawkings - CB, 6-1, 175, Oklahoma
  8. Mike Montgomery - DT/DE, 6-5, 276, Texas A&M;
  9. Craig Bragg - WR, 6-1, 196, UCLA
10. Kurt Campbell - CB, 6-1, 225, Albany-NY
11. William Whitticker - G, 6-5, 329, Michigan St.

With The 246th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
  William Whitticker - G, 6-5, 329, Michigan St.

Whitticker had a banner senior campaign at right offensive guard for the Spartans...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Holds down the starting job at right guard following the departure of two-year starter...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

With The 245th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Kurt Campbell - CB, 6-1, 225, Albany-NY

An all-conference player when healthy... Moved from cornerback to roverback during 2003 spring practice...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

looking to rebound from an injury-plagued junior campaign...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

 

With The 195th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
  Craig Bragg - WR, 6-1, 196, UCLA

One of the best receivers in UCLA history, Bragg enjoyed a record-setting career. A big-play performer... Can get deep and create separation after the catch...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Earned All-Pac-10 Conference honorable mention...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

With The 180th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Mike Montgomery - DT/DE, 6-5, 276, Texas A&M;

Montgomery is a collegiate defensive end who might follow the route of former Aggies down lineman Rocky Bernard (Seattle) and shift to tackle at the pro level...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Earned first-team All-Big 12 honors in his first season as a starter at defensive end ... team leader in quarterback sacks...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

 

With The 175th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
 
Traded to New England

for 2 selections, the 195th and 246th.

With The 167th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Michael Hawkings - CB, 6-1, 175, Oklahoma

He is a raw cornerback that displays the potential to be a solid professional football player and will continue to develop...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

 

With The 143rd Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Junius Coston- C, 6-3, 310, N. Carolina A&T;

Coston is a versatile lineman who began his collegiate career with the Aggies as a guard in 2001... He finished his career with 41 consecutive starts...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Shows good quickness off the ball and good aggression to lock on and control...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

 

With The 126th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
 
Traded to Philadelphia

for 3 selections, the 167th, 175th and 245th.

With The 125th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Brady Poppinga- OLB, 6-3, 259, Brigham Young

Poppinga is a player blessed with above-average speed, which helped him make the smooth transition from defensive end to outside linebacker during his senior year...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

All-Mountain West Conference first-team selection... Moved to left outside linebacker, starting every game... Ranked third on the team with 79 tackles...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

 

With The 115th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
  Marviel Underwood - FS, 5-10, 205, San Diego St

Underwood is one of the fastest defensive backs in the Mountain West Conference. He is a solid wrapup tackler who is very effective covering ground in the open field...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Started every game at free safety, finishing fourth on the team with 58 tackles...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Packer Draft Summary... 

Conspiracy!  It's a conspiracy by the other teams in the NFL to force the Packers to take one of the 2 best QB's in the draft.  Allowing the Packers defense to remain suspect by keeping them from drafting a high level defender. 
Well, we didn't even come close in our prediction (because of the conspiracy) and one can't really blame the Packers for taking QB Aaron Rodgers when he fell to the 24th pick even though they needed players for their defense. 

They did pick Safety Nick Collins and then WR Terrence Murphy in the 2nd round, and then finally a trade to drop out of the 3rd round to get 2 more selections on sundays upcoming 4th round. 

Not much more to add to this surprising effort from GM Ted Thompson, so we're just going to follow this guy right out the door and continue our Draft Day drinking in heavy moderation.

   

With The 89th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
 
Traded to Carolina

for two 4th round selections, the 115th and 126th picks.

With The 58th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Terrence Murphy - WR, 6-1, 202, Texas A&M;

Shows quick acceleration and thrust off the line of scrimmage and is learning how to use that speed to burst into his routes... Uses his head and shoulder fakes, along with a high release to make quick cuts in attempts to avoid the jam...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

All-Big Twelve Conference first-team selection by the league's coaches, earning second-team honors from the Associated Press... Second-team Academic All-Big Twelve choice... Caught a career-high 56 passes for 721 yards (12.9 avg) and three touchdowns in 2004.

Packers.Com Draft Bio

 

With The 51st Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
Nick Collins - FS, 5-11, 206, Bethune-Cookman

Has very good overall muscle development, V-shaped upper torso, with broad shoulders and chest... Adequate in man coverage, mirroring the receiver's moves while maintaining position as the play develops... Effective jamming his man in press coverage...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

His straight-line acceleration, leaping ability and marginal play recognition skills could see him shift outside to cornerback in the pros (plays the man better than the ball)... Started every game at free safety... Recorded 55 tackles.

Packers.Com Draft Bio

 

With The 24th Pick In The Draft... 

The Green Bay Packers Select:
  Aaron Rodgers - QB, 6-2, 223, California

Rodgers is a well-built athlete with a medium-to-long stride and good foot quickness... The thing you notice on film is his ability to flash a good pass set, drift and soft touch, showing the vision and awareness to slide and move in and out of the pocket with ease...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

All-American honorable mention by Sports Illustrated... First-team All-Pac 10 Conference and second-team Academic All-Pac 10 choice... led the conference with a 154.35 passing efficiency rating...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Packer Palace Predicts... 

Well the time has finally arrived for Packer Palace to put it all back on the line again.  Who will the Packers draft in the 1st round of the upcoming NFL Draft?  We've fully analyzed over 100 mock drafts, and we can now see which way the trends are blowing.  Defense, defense, defense! 
Which will come as no surprise to any of us Packer faithful.  Leading the way as possible draft candidates are Matt Roth (DE), Thomas Davis (LB/S), David Pollack (DE), Brodney Pool (S), Channing Crowder (LB), Dan Cody (DE) and Elton Brown (OG).  All fine players who could help the Packers this year. 

Now, who will be left on the draft board when the Packers get to their 24th pick of the 1st round.  Odds are that C. Crowder and T. Davis will already be gone, we think that leaves the Packers to take the best Defensive Lineman available, leaving the holes at Safety and Linebacker for the 2nd round picks, and maybe a Guard with the 3rd round pick.  Of course all this could change depending on what GM Ted Thompson has up his sleeve.  If he's thinking Safety he might trade out of the 1st round for extra picks, if he's thinking of a playmaker like Davis or Crowder, then maybe he gives up a 2nd rounder to move up in the 1st round to get the man he wants. 

So with the our dusty leather helmuts on the floor, and the Swami Turbans safely upon our heads, we can part with the visions that have been revealed to us.  This year the Ol' Crystal Ball shows that we'll be predicting that the Packers will trade the 3rd round pick to move up 5 or 6 spots in the 1st round and will select Thomas Davis, S/LB - Georgia.  A big hitter who Defensive Coach Jim Bates can attack with. 
Now with that said, expect the Packers to settle with Brodney Pool, S - Oklahoma, and trade to move up in the 2nd round to grab Charlie Frye, QB - Akron.  And finally, match Aaron Kampman's contract, and don't draft a punter!!!  Go Pack!

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Speak Out Spew Off... 

Thanks for the nice compliment, PackerChick, and our old friend Boz would like us to check out a "nice deal from a reputable site".  Well as one reputable site to another reputable site, why not?  Check out Brett's Book.  Thanks to Gary and many others who email in pics and jokes and other stuff, keep it coming, we take all contributions and some we'll even use.  And Boz, the "land of black-outs, taxes, and expensive gas" could be just about anywhere, but you must mean extreme western wisconsin over by Viking-ville, heh heh eh.  Pack 4 Life!
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Very nice site.  All sorts of pics here.  Keep up the good work.  PackerChick.
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Hi Beer Kid, Hope all is well in the land of malts, barely, and hops!  Thought you may be interested in a nice deal from a reputable site.  Brett’s got his book on sale - with Bonita’s and Brett’s autographs.  This is the second time it’s been on sale, with autographs, on his website.

www.officialbrettfavre.com

I did a quick review of the Packers games to see how many will be blacked-out here in the land of black-outs, taxes, and expensive gas.  Three games are played at the same time as the queens, and will probably not be seen:
1) Tampa Bay, Sept. 25
2) Cincinnati, Oct. 30
3) Chicago, Dec. 4

I predict an 11-5 record, with a healthy #4.  Let’s hope we don’t get any trigger-happy rookies in the preseason/regular season who want to take a shot at the man.  GO PACK, GO!  Boz
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what kind of drugs are you guys on?  Skol!
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A Public Service Announcement... 

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Thirsty For A Draft? 

With the free agent signings of Safety's Earl Little (Browns) and Arturo Freeman (Dolphins) we're finally starting to see some of those defensive holes plugged back up.  If the Packers decide to match Aaron Kampman's contract offer and can get Linebacker Chris Draft (Falcons) interested enough to sign, it would greatly ease some of the pressure that GM Ted Thompson is facing with the upcoming NFL Draft.  The flexibility to take an offensive player in the 1st round, say maybe a Running Back or Wide Receiver. 

Are the Packers thinking of trading the 2nd round pick from New Orleans back to them for DE Darren Howard (gawd, we hope not!) then the Packer's 1st round pick would need to be a Defensive End.  So which one will fall down the board to us, or will the Pack gamble and trade one of the 2nd rounders for a jump up the draft board.  Thompson's reputation is trade down for more picks.  The suspense is starting to build...  Pack 4 Life!
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24.  Cedric Benson, RB, Texas  Benson is way to good to pass up here.

NFL Smackdown
nflsmackdown.com/bb/showthread.php?t=1978
  
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24.  Spears, DE, LSU  Rushing the passer is the best way to make bad corners look good.

51.  Walter, QB, Arizona State  After waiting too long to get Frye, they take a guy who could be the sleeper at the position.

58.  Johnson, OG, Mississippi  Without question they need a guard early on, and Favre can relate to him.

89.  Sensabaugh, S, North Carolina   Safety still looks like the pick here.

Norcalfella
www.small.to/article.php?story=20050315192855671
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24.  Matt Roth, DE, Iowa  As of the beginning of April the Packers had $6 million in cap room and they have done little in free agency except to wave good-bye to three stars and collar a few marginal replacements. This team doesn't have enough picks in this draft to resurrect itself from the mess it has made this offseason and as a result I would expect the Pack to take a big step back this year. There's more holes in this defense than there is in Swiss cheese (How appropriate) and Matt Roth, for all his hard work, won't fix it himself. However, his hustle and power tackling does help an underperforming defense. Having said all of that, it's possible that GB may give away the farm to trade way down to try and get Alex Smith (QB) as the heir to Brett Farve.

Bob Guina - LionBacker
www.lionbacker.com/?id=draft⊂=2005-mockdraft
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24.  Erasmus James, DE, Wisconsin  The general feeling is the Packers no longer need to find the heir apparent to Brett Favre in this Draft and will try to fill some of the teams needs on their Defensive front and in their secondary...the Packers feel James can give the team some pressure off the edge and compliment Gbaja-Biamila on the other side.

51.  Ernest Shazor, SS, Michigan 

58.  Josh Bullocks, FS, Nebraska 

East Coast Sports news
www.eastcoastsportsnews.com/2005PreDraft.html

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24.  Marlin Jackson, DB, Michigan 

Q.I. Sports
qisports.com/nfldraft.html
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24.  Brodney Pool, S, Oklahoma 

51.  Kyle Orton, QB, Purdue 

58.  Michael Boley, LB, So. Mississippi 

Eagles Draft
home.comcast.net/~bobgonzalez/nflmockdraft.htm
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24.  David Pollack, DE, Georgia 

51.  Charlie Frye, QB, Akron 

58.  Kevin Burnett, LB, Tennessee 

Draft Guru's
www.draftgurus.com/page1.html
  
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24.  Demarcus Ware, DE, Troy State  Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila is the Packers' only viable pass rusher. Ware played outside linebacker in college but would move to end as a pro. He shows both the speed and burst to be a dynamic pass rusher and has both the athleticism and instincts to play the run.

Sporting News
warroom.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/sample/2005/mockdraft/1.html
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24.  Thomas Davis, S, Georgia, 6'2, 220, 4.5  With the lost of Sharper, the Packers take the best Safety in the draft. Davis has both the size and the speed to play anywhere in the secondary and will provide a scary force in the middle of that Packer D.

Farbod's Draft Projection
www.farbodiscrazy.com
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24.  Marlin Jackson, CB, Michigan  Doesn’t fill the biggest need, but we’ve heard whispers that the Packers love Jackson. This would be considered a reach by some, but Jackson’s versatility as a safety could be the deciding factor.

51.  Jason Campbell, QB, Auburn  

58.  Evan Mathis, OG, Alabama  

89.  Chris Kemoeatu, OG, Utah  

Rob Rang - NFL Draft Scout
www.nfldraftscout.com/mockdraft.php?round=1&year;=2005
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24.  David Pollack, DE, Georgia  There is a lot of speculation, once again, that the Packers will take a quarterback here to be Brett Favre’s successor, but that’s not likely, in my view. Green Bay will most likely want to take extended looks at Craig Nall and J.T. O’Sullivan before they decide neither is the answer. Of bigger concern for the Packers is a pass-rushing defensive end, speed at linebacker, and the safety position.

51.  Jason Campbell, QB, Auburn  

58.  Ernest Shazor, SS/OLB, Michigan 

James Alder - About Football
football.about.com/cs/nfldraft/a/bl_mockdraft_3.htm
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Google Maps... 

   If you haven't been to the Google Maps website yet, now's a good time to go check it out.  On the left is the close-up of Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.  They haven't completed all the zoom levels for Green Bay yet (those bastards!), but it has for most of the rest of North America.  Just type in the location your looking for click on Search, You can toggle back and forth between the Map and Satellite Views, found in the upper right corner.  You can even click and drag the map around for better centering, and then use the zoom controls on the left to get a closer view. 

Have fun...

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Speak Out Spew Off... 

Hi Ho Lemondrop!! Yes the draft stuff can produce a few yawns... but with the Packers roster in total disarray and a new GM to do the selecting, its going to be the highlight of month.  We just can't assume the Packer draft picks will suck this year. 

And we've mixed feelings on all the late games this year, but it's looking like the networks all want to be in on the Favre Farewell Tour, hard to blame them.  Pack 4 Life!
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For me living in California, the more national games the better.  The Packers who get great television ratings nationwide are really featured this season.  3(the maximum) MNF's, a Sunday night game, a Christmas Day game, and 5 national games as part of Sunday "double headers".  The networks know who brings in the audience and advertising dollars.  Jeff in Citrus Heights
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So...HI HO BeerKid!!  Lemondrop here.  Been checking in daily and reading the DRAFT stuff (yawn)  I guess I am not into all the "guessing" (lol) or really get into the off season wishes and wonders.  I don't even know a good joke to tell you. Tice's SuperBowl ticket-scalping hasn't even resulted in a new joke yet.  Its Spring time in WI and my Brett Favre tulips have sprouted.  (Backflips, handsprings and U Rah Rah's) If they bloom and flourish, I will take that as "A SIGN" of our Quarterbacks' upcoming season, or should I leave that to the peeps at Farmers Almanac?  hehe.  ANYWAY, HAPPY SPRING to BK and the Packer Palace Faithful!!!  Keep it on the straight and narrow.  Lemondrop
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Monday, April 11, 2005

Thirsty For A Draft? 

So last weekend we took off and drove across the desert to the casino's in Laughlin NV, and although we drank, and we drank, and drank quite a bit of beer, we still never did really quench our thirsts.  We're still completely in the dark about what plans the Packers have in mind for the draft. 
We know they need major defensive help in almost all positions, so are we to be amused that they go off to Ohio and talk to Akron QB Charlie Frye?  According to Draft Ace, "Frye is a great team leader and has all the physical tools necessary to take over for a legend like Favre."  Encouraging as that could be, as always everything really does depend on Brett Favre.  How many years is he going to play.  Is it going to be a 1 and done?  Or will Brett play 2 more years?  Or maybe even 3 years more?  If Brett is in a "1 year and done" mode, the Pack drafting Frye or any QB in the 1st round couldn't make him happy about the teams commitment to winning this years Super Bowl.  The Packers should be taking the best defensive player available in the 1st round.  Someone who can not only start, but contribute heavily this year or there is just no way that the Pack can be competitive in the playoffs.  After all, the damn Vikings humilated us on our own field last year by ending our season.  What has happened so far this off-season that has shown that the Packers' defense has gotten better.  Anything?  Its going to come down to those 3 draft picks in the first 2 rounds.  
So while you're sitting at your favorite watering hole quenching your thirst, make sure to give a little nod to GM Ted Thompson before downing that last swallow of malt beverage, he's going to need all the drinking help we can give him.  We're doing our best to help.  Pack 4 Life!

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24.  Fabian Washington, CB, Nebraska, 5'8", 186#  The Packers have more pressing needs at guard and safety, but it's tough to spend first-round money on those positions unless there's a no-brainer pick.  The Pack has spent heavily on cornerbacks, but Washington's speed makes him too tempting.  Florida LB Channing Crowder could be the choice, too.

Don Banks - CNNSI
sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/don_banks/04/06/mock.draft.2/index.html
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24.  Chris Spencer, C, Ole Miss  After losing some interior lineman in free agency, the Pack take the G/C combo from Mississippi.

51.  Josh Bullocks, S, Nebraska  With the loss of Sharper, they take the ballhawking FS from Nebraska.

58.  Adrian McPherson, QB, Ex-Florida St.  The Pack take the chance on the talented former Nole.  He could learn a lot playing behind Favre.

Robert Davis - Footballs Future
www.footballsfuture.com/2005/mock2005.html
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24.  Dan Cody DE, Oklahoma  The Pack will look for a defensive spark.  Cody is a fiery competitor who should provide a good solid rush opposite KGB.

Masked Lups
www.draftseason.com/lupsmock.htm
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24.  Math Roth, DE, Iowa  The Packers may be tempted to grab a young quarterback but main focus should be a defensive end to take some heat off KGB.

Draft Season
www.draftseason.com/mockdraft.htm
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24.  Pollack, DE, Georgia  I mulled over them trading down to acquire Frye later.  Instead I think they might deal up (or just hope he falls) with their next pick and take a good value to play opposite of KGB.

51.  Frye, QB, Akron  Favre needs a replacement, so I don't know if they can afford to go somewhere else here or.  This is what player personnel guys get paid for and Frye seems to be the clear #3.  It is possible for them to gamble by dealing down five or so spots past teams that probably won't get a quarterback.

58.  Kemoeatu, G, Utah  Both of their starting guards are gone in free agency so they have to attack that early on and although they signed guys to replace the departed players.

89.  Butler, S, Georgia Tech  After cutting Sharper they will be looking for another safety.

125.  Shropshire, DT, South Carolina  Grady Jackson is old and beaten down.  There are two players who were not even drafted behind him.

norcalfella
www.small.to/article.php/20050211103602512
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24.  Matt Roth, DE, Iowa  Matt Roth is another intense, hard working defensive end with a non-stop motor.  He has enough strength and size to hold up on the strong side opposite Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila.  Roth has the quickness and burst to overcome a lack of top speed and athleticism.  He moved to defensive end from linebacker as a sophomore and still needs to refine his pass rushing technique.

* Needs: S, DE, OG, LB, CB
* Hope might be available: LB, C. Crowder
* Other Options: S, B. Pool

51.  Josh Bullocks, S, Nebraska 

58.  Barrett Ruud, ILB, Nebraska 

89.  Ronald Bartell, CB, Howard 

Haven's World
www.geocities.com/rtmoses/nfldraft/2005mock.htm
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Speak Out Spew Off... 

We'll just let Chris in Texas run with this one...

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Well, looks like the Viqueens embarrassed themselves yet again with Tice breaking NFL policies regarding Superbowl tickets.  I believe a fine is not enough to teach this idiot a lesson.  Being a part of that disgusting, queer organization, he'll (or someone else) will commit another league crime.  Why is it that the Pack always come out on top as the classiest team in the league (not that that's a bad thing).  I hope all is well with the Packer Backers out there and boy howdy, am I thirsty for a tall, cold, 2005 DRAFT!  GO PACK GO! 

Chris D/FW, TX
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Sunday, April 03, 2005

Flogging A Dead Horse... 

  
A burglary was recently committed at Minnesota Viking's main offices and the entire contents of their Super Bowl Trophycase was stolen.  The Police Dept. is looking for two men carrying a golden horn and some pieces of purple carpet.
The seven dwarves are down in the mines when there is a cave-in.  Snow White arrives just before the rescue team and runs to the entrance and yells down to them, "Are you alright?".  In the distance a voice shouts out "The Vikings are good enough to win the Super Bowl this year."  Snow White turns and says "Well at least Dopey's alive!"

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Cheerleaders Everywhere... 

   Have you been to NFL Cheerleader

It's a all encompassing blog that covers the behind the scenes world of your typical NFL Cheerleader. 

There's plenty of pictures just like Titans Cheerleader Stephanie to distract you... so go check out the view!

Friday, April 01, 2005

Minnesota Quarter Recalled... 

The United States Treasury has announced they are recalling the new Minnesota quarters.  "We are recalling all of the new Minnesota quarters that were recently issued", Treasury Undersecretary Russell Shackelford said in a press conference Monday.  "This comes in the wake of numerous reports to this agency that the quarters will not work in parking meters, toll booths, vending machines, pay phones or other coin-operated devices.  We believe the problem lies in a design flaw," said Shackelford.

The winning design for the Minnesota quarter was submitted by Sven Petersen and Ole Johanson of Hibbing, Minnesota.  Sven commented, "Apparently, the duct tape holding the two dimes and nickel together keeps jamming the coin-operated devices."


A real WI Quarter as compared to the newly recalled MN Quarter.

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