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Titletown again

We’ll have much more on this tomorrow — the Packers’ 13th world championship hasn’t sunk in yet for me, as it probably hasn’t for most of you — but in the meantime, here are some quick thoughts on the 31-25 Super Bowl win over the Steelers:


–With that out of the [...]

Lady Lambeau's thoughts on Sunday



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 [...]

Wild card round at Philadelphia: A championship-caliber defense? Who'da thunk it?

Raise your hand if, at the beginning of this season, you would have thought the Packers’ defense, not their offense, would be providing the locomotion for a playoff run.

(Anyone still have their hands up? OK, a few of you — and you’re lucky I don’t have access to a polygraph test.)

Now, what if I’d told [...]

Quick thoughts on Green Bay's 10-3 win and playoffs!

It wasn’t the best game the Packers played this year, but it also wasn’t the worst. In the most important game of the year, the Packers came away with a hard fought victory, which is all that matters. They also didn’t do anything to sway my opinion that they can go into Philadelphia and win [...]

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 eleven at Atlanta: Coaching failures lead to costly defeat

Most of the time, coaches take more blame than is appropriate.

After all, coaches don’t block, tackle, fumble or grab facemasks. The players do that, so they’re ultimately more responsible than guys with¬†headsets, bad comb-overs and beer guts.

Most of the time.

Sunday afternoon in Atlanta, Georgia was not one of those times.

Atrociously bad coaching in all three phases [...]

Packers Midseason Awards

The bye week not only gives the team a needed breather, but also those who cover and blog about the team, since god only knows that Ol’ Bag of Donuts needs a break! I kid, I kid. However, the bye week does let us have a little more fun with our posts since there isn’t [...]

Releasing Al Harris proves good business sense

What is the old cliche?

I think it is, “It’s better to get rid of a guy a year too soon than a year too late.”

That is how I feel about Al Harris. I know this the third-day take on Harris’ release, but life has gotten in the way of commenting on it earlier. Yesterday, Chris [...]

A requiem for Al

What was first reported early Monday morning became official later Monday morning.

Al Harris was a Green Bay Packer no more.

The team officially released Harris, ending the 36-year old cornerback’s eight-year tenure with the club. The team had until Tuesday to decide if it wanted to active Harris, coming off reconstructive knee surgery, from the PUP [...]

Passing of the torch in the Packers' secondary

(Disclaimer: The Associated Press released a similar story earlier today, but this was written earlier this week before the AP story was published)

Last season Charles Woodson posted one of the best defensive seasons in Packers history and rightfully took home the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. The Packers rewarded him with a new [...]