January « 2011 « Ol' Bag of Donuts

Dear Mike...I'm sorry

To: Michael John McCarthy

From the desk (or couch) of: Chris Lempesis

Dear Mike,

Hey man – how’s it going? Silly question, I know. You must be on top of the world right now (or, at least, 60 minutes away from it).

Anyways, I’m writing you today to tell you I’m sorry. That’s right – your old buddy Chris is choking down [...]

OBOD's Packers podcast for Jan. 28

We’re officially in the Super Bowl Fortnight (two weeks, for those of you not educated in Shakespeare), and we here at Ol’ Bag of Donuts have chosen to spend the first half of that looking back on the remarkable run your 2010 Green Bay Packers have undertaken to get here. Thus, this podcast will be [...]

Are the 2010 Packers the best six-loss team ever?

That’s the question posed by a Wall Street Journal story today.

All of us who have watched the Packers this year know how close this team was to being, say, 13-3 or 14-2. They got themselves flagged out of the first Chicago game. They lost to the Redskins after Mason Crosby’s field goal went off the [...]

The 2010 Packers: What a ride

Think back, for a moment, to where the Packers were a year ago today.

They had given up 51 points to the Arizona Cardinals two weeks earlier, absorbing yet another numbing playoff loss, and were swimming in questions about how they’d possibly be able to put together a good enough defense to get them deep into [...]

Incoherent thoughts from an extremely happy fan

I can’t lie – my hands are still shaking.

I can not stop smiling.

Laughter emits from my body every three seconds, for no reason whatsoever.

And, frankly, I’m not sure if anything I write in this space is going to make much sense.

But, really, how could it make any sense? It’s unbelievable.

We did it. We did it. [...]

Lady Lambeau's thoughts on Sunday

Packers.

Bears.

NFC Championship.

We made it!

Before regular season even started, I thought we’d be here. I was at the first training camp practice when I saw Finley in person for the first time. My jaw dropped. Dude’s huge! I looked at my husband with wide eyes and said “Did you see that guy? He’s a beast!”. I [...]

Staking out the enemy: Guest Bears blogger

So all season we have done our weekly Q&A segment with an opposing blogger of the other team. Taking this is the third time we have met the Bears, you all have probably all grown to love Jonathon Carroll from either his blog Bears Headquarters or through Twitter. We have basically run out of questions [...]

The Green Bay Packers will defeat the Chicago Bears if...

No catchy, clever intro here.

Let’s get down to business.

Here are three things the Green Bay Packers must, must, must do if they are to advance to the Su…wait…I don’t even want to say that phrase yet…defeat the Chicago Bears in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game (still get chills writing that).

Win the special teams battle. Or, at the very [...]

One way or another, Sunday will stick with us...forever

“Flashbulb memories” is a psychology term used to define specific moments. Or, at least that’s what I think it’s called. I only eeked out a B in my Psych 101 class in college.

Either way, these moments are referred to as such because – for the rest of your life – you will be able to [...]

Division playoff round at Atlanta: Rodgers moves closer to exorcising Favre's ghost

First, let’s get this out of the way: Brett Favre never did anything in a playoff game along the lines of what Aaron Rodgers did last night. Not even close.

From a passer rating standpoint, Favre’s best playoff game in a Packers uniform was the team’s divisional playoff win over Seattle in 2007, when he posted [...]