December « 2010 « Ol' Bag of Donuts

Lady Lambeau is back!

A few weeks back we asked for your questions for the “new” Lady Lambeau. Well, we got one that we had to file away until Week 17 because it was more appropriate now. If you have forgotten about Lady Lambeau, well don’t be embarrassed. She was a guest columnist that we had when we first [...]

OBOD's Packers podcast for Bears week

We’re all back from Green Bay, all still alive and (for the moment) all still in Minneapolis. So we got together at Adam’s place yesterday for a rare edition of the OBOD podcast with all of us in the same room. And this is a good one — we finally got our friend Matt from [...]

Staking out the enemy: Q&A with Bears blog

Over the course the 2010 season we have met a various bloggers for other NFL teams, but really only one we have built somewhat of a relationship with, even if it is out of a combination of mutual hatred and respect. Jonathan Carroll of Bears Headquarters joined us earlier in the year for our weekly [...]

OBOD's first-ever bootleg Packers podcast

You asked, and we delivered: Chris and I recorded a very special edition of the OBOD podcast while driving back from Lambeau Field on Hwy. 29 last night. We discuss the win over the Giants, and what it means for the Packers’ playoff scenarios and Mike McCarthy. Plus: We take a wrong turn in Wausau, [...]

The man who Packers fans should be talking about

Is Mike McCarthy a championship caliber coach? Is he getting too much of the blame? Will the outcomes in close games ever change?

Questions like these have been raised on our site and many other blogs this week in the aftermath of last Sunday’s loss in New England. While I agree mostly with what Gene and [...]

Regular season game fourteen at New England: Laying it all on the table

Before we begin, dear readers, I feel I must warn you.

The game recap you’re about to read will have little to do with what transpired Sunday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. No, Gene (as always) covered that brilliantly earlier Monday. A 31-27 loss that should have been a win. Green Bay Packers 8-6. Losers [...]

Once again, Packers stuck on wrong side of the divide

As Matt Flynn marched — well, marched is too strong of a word; maybe nudged? — the Packers down the field in the final four minutes of last night’s game against the New England Patriots, I let a taboo thought of optimism enter my head for just a second.

What if this kid actually throws a [...]

Week 15 picks, you know you want them!

So there are three weeks left and who will win the Ol’ Bag of Donuts weekly picks contest?

Well, Chris was giving me quite a scare before he kind of “crapped the bed” last week, going only 10-6, which isn’t bad, but not when Gene went 13-3 and I went 12-4. Gene is taking his brevity [...]

Staking out the enemy: Q&A with Patriots blog

So the two weeks we have failed to do the weekly opposition, the Packers lost to Atlanta and then last week to Detroit. That won’t happen again. We are taking no more chances, so in Flynn we trust, right!?

Ricky Keeler of Foxboro Blog joins us this week to help us breakdown the hottest team in [...]

Comparing Brady's streak to that of Favre's

In guiding his team to a 45-3 blowout win over the New York Jets on Dec. 6, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady set an NFL record for most consecutive regular season home wins at 26.

In case you weren’t sure, the record had previously been held by a man we know (all too) well: Brett [...]