By Jake McCormick It’s a good week to be a fan of Wisconsin professional and collegiate football. After a year and a half of consistent scrutiny surrounding Ted Thompson, Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers, the Packers are headed back to the playoffs and are considered one of the hottest teams in the NFL in a wide open race to the Super Bowl. Throw in all the clichés you … [Read more...] about Ten reasons why it’s great to be a fan of Wisconsin Badger and Green Bay Packer football
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By Jake McCormick Green Bay Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers got some revenge of his own, so to speak, by besting the man picked 22 spots in front of him in the 2005 draft. By the San Francisco 49ers, his favorite childhood team. The Packer defense started to gel play like a unit and actually create pressure on the 49ers’ Alex Smith. Surprisingly, the Green Bay ground game … [Read more...] about Packer win and momentum boost overshadowed by season ending injuries
By Jake McCormick Typically, sports rivalries between states are cyclical, and right now, Minnesota is making me glad I’m still not going to college an hour and a half from their border. But this past weekend gave me a little needed confidence in Wisconsin sports. Brewers GM Doug Melvin is stockpiling money like Bazooka Joe comics to cash in on some pitching, Bucks rookie … [Read more...] about Seriously? The DEFENSE won a game for the PACKERS?
By Jake McCormick Have you ever been disappointed in a 26-0 shutout before last weekend? Better yet, has the Packer offense ever been the lighter fluid doused on your fires of frustration in those seemingly lopsided wins? Lost in Mike McCarthy’s inept playcalling in the red zone, a broken condom of an offensive line, and a lack of a consistent running game is the fact that … [Read more...] about Green Bay reeks of desperation, an improving defense, and the year 2004
By Jake McCormick Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance. That’s how I dealt with the Green Bay Packers’ pitiful loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, a team that rightfully deserves a reality show and is a lot like the villains in any James Bond movie. SPECTRE or any other bad guy looks like an upgrade over the previous movie, but the end results are the … [Read more...] about Using the Kubler Ross stages of grief to cope with the Packers’ Week 2 loss