June « 2009 « Ol' Bag of Donuts

Mount Cheesemore: First face

So, we’ve given you our thoughts on the greatest Packers of all-time (a series that ended up being way more controversial than we at OBOD could have imagined) and the biggest draft steals in franchise history.

So far, we’re pretty pleased with how summer is going over here at OBOD. But we’re going to take it [...]

Rejoice! Jennings signs extension!!

What seemed likely to happen earlier today has happened tonight.

Greg Jennings signed a contract extension.

YES! YES! YES!!

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports it is a three-year extension worth roughly $27 million. According to ESPN, the deal will include roughly $16 million in guaranteed cheddar.

The extension will keep Jennings in green and gold through the 2012 season. [...]

Jennings extension forthcoming?

Great article on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s site, posted yesterday, in which wide receiver Greg Jennings says he and the team are “pretty close” to reaching agreement on a contract extension.

Jennings sort of contradicts himself by saying the two sides could still be far apart. My guess, though, is that a deal will soon be [...]

Biggest Draft Steals, Part II

In the theme of late-round picks trying to make names for themselves in recent OTA’s and mini camps (think Brett Swain, thanks for the update Cheeshead TV), we are continuing our series of looking back to some of the biggest draft “steals” in Packers history.  Part II will focus on draft steals from the 1970’s, [...]

Biggest Draft Steals, Part One

As Chris mentioned earlier this month, we are rolling out a few different series leading up to our Training Camp coverage.  With mini-camp and several OTA’s in the books, names of players who were drafted in April are starting to stick out with their performances so far.  Now some of these players could just be [...]

How the mighty have fallen

I could talk ad nauseam about what Brett Favre is eating this morning for breakfast, what he is shooting on the back nine this afternoon, maybe the length of which he cuts his grass, or just fabricate stories from my “sources” such as ESPN does (rimshot!).

But that won’t be happening today.  I want to share a [...]

The 12 – well, sort of – greatest players in Packers history: Part Four

First, an apology: I told you I would have part four up on Thursday. Due to unforeseen circumstances with my place of employment, however, I was unable to complete it before press time, as it were.

But, fear not, OBOD fans, I’m going to make it up to you.

How so, you ask?

Well, instead of getting parts [...]

The 12 – well, sort of – greatest players in Packers history: Part Three

Do you want me to write a brilliant introduction, one packed to the brim with humor, insight and more than just a bit of my all-too obvious sex appeal or would you rather I just gave you part three of our weekly series in which we rank the greatest players in team history?

Yeah, that’s what [...]

The 12 – well, sort of – greatest players in Packers history: Part Two

Continuing on now with part two of our series where we rank the greatest players in team history. No catchy intro necessary.

10. LeRoy Butler (1990-2001), strong safety – Reggie White was, without question, the heart of Green Bay’s great defenses throughout the 1990s. But Butler was the soul.

Butler was a do-it-all safety. He could tackle [...]

The 12 – well, sort of – greatest players in Packers history: Part One

Remember when I said we were going to be rolling out some special series over the course of the summer to help feed your Packers addiction during the dead zone for NFL activity?

Well, this is the first of those. And it’s a real doozy: The 12 greatest players in team history.

Well, sort of.

I say that [...]