September « 2010 « Ol' Bag of Donuts

Staking out the enemy: Q&A with Lions blog

For the second straight week, the Packers take on one of their NFC North brethren with the Motor City Kitties coming to down. The Lions have made some definite strides since Matt Millen and what is the best way to learn all about these ‘new’ Lions? Talk to  Al Beaton of The Wayne Fontes Experience. [...]

Thursday's mixed bag of donuts: Collins, targets and injuries

(I know, I know – usually the “mixed bag of donuts” piece runs on Wednesdays. But we’re still trying to get caught up after the Monday nighter. It’s crazy how much one day changes things in terms of a schedule.)

By now, we are all aware of what happened with Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins [...]

Tauscher's time at right tackle should end

Last week, the big debate amongst fans of the Green Bay Packers centered around the team’s left tackle position.

Some felt veteran Chad Clifton needed to give way to rookie Bryan Bulaga, using age and/or injuries as the main reason for their beliefs. On that one, I firmly backed Clifton.

With that said, the following statement may come [...]

Regular season game three at Chicago: Put away those championship dreams for now, folks

Up until Monday night, it’d been quite a magic act pulled off by the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers, using something similar to sleight of hand, actually had us believing they had changed many of their famously - or is that infamously? - self-defeating ways from previous years. Also apparently gone were the poor special teams performances this [...]

A few thoughts on Packers-Bears

Good morning, OBOD readers — Gene here. Chris is off fuming somewhere, so I thought I’d weigh in with a few, shall we say, more measured thoughts about last night’s loss to the Bears. Chris’s recap is coming, and I can tell you after talking to him last night, it will be colorful.

In the meantime, [...]

Packers/Bears: Who has the edge in the positional battles? (Part two)

Okay, so we’ve covered the pretty boys on offense.

For part two, it’s time to look at the tough guys on defense (and those wimps on special teams…I kid, I kid).

Front seven – Yeah, that’s right. We’re going a different way on this one. It seems ridiculous to compare the respective defensive lines/linebacking corps for the [...]

Packers/Bears: Who has the edge in the positional battles?

Man, Sunday’s kind of stink when there’s no Green Bay Packers game, don’t they?

Well, fear not – we’ve got Packers football tonight. Green Bay heads into Soldier Spaceship – er, Soldier Field – for a Monday Night contest with the Chicago Bears (7:30 p.m. Lambeau Time).

In this matchup of 2-0 teams, who has the edge [...]

Week three predictions? Oh, sure, why not?

Man, maybe having all three of us pick games wasn’t such a good idea for yours truly.

Two weeks in and I am already trailing Adam and Gene by more than a bit. Here are the standings:

Gene – 20-12 (11-5 last week)
Adam – 19-13 (10-6 last week)
Me – 17-15 (9-7 last week)

That being the case, I’m [...]

Staking out the enemy: Q&A with Bears blog

It is Bears week! I love the sounds of those words. Living in Minneapolis for the past six years has increased my hatred towards the Vikings ten-fold (thanks, Judas), but I grew up in Wisconsin hating the Bears. So, while it was hard reaching out to a blogger from south of the border, I always [...]

Rivalry with Bears intense, but not as high a priority for this writer

As we all know, it’s Bears week and, oh, what the heck, I can’t stop myself: The Bears still suck.

Still, those sentiments aside, I have to make an admission that I’m sure will shock some of you. 

The rivalry with Chicago doesn’t hit home with me quite as hard as it does with a lot of other [...]