Packers blow past the Minnesota Vikings despite Joe Webb-mania

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Hours before the highly-anticipated playoff meeting between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings it was announced starting quarterback Christian Ponder was inactive with an elbow injury.

Enter back-up Joe Webb who was actually trending on twitter for much of Wild-Card Saturday.

What started as good trending (“Webb is super fast and runs the read-option, something the Packers haven’t seen”) quickly turned into bad trending when the audience learned Webb cannot throw a football.

Subsequently, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers picked apart the Vikings in a 24-10 win.

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X-Factors for the Packers and Vikings playoff game at Lambeau

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There’s a lot of bad blood between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings who took part in two of the better regular season match-ups this year.

Green Bay won the first round back in early December and this past week the Vikings took round two to earn a shot at a third and final round.

With elimination on the table it would be easy to say superstars Adrian Peterson or Aaron Rodgers will be the difference, but that’s a bit too easy.

Here are some of the lesser known players who will be the x-factors in Saturday night’s rumble in Green Bay. [Read more…]

Herman Cain Embarasses Himself in Milwaukee, Visits Packers Fans (Video)

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I’ve always said this is a sports news blog, not a current events blog. However, when Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain stopped in Milwaukee to do a media session with Journal-Sentinel reporters, and later visit with Green Bay Packers fans prior to their Monday night match-up with the Minnesota Vikings, Cain entered my Midwestern world and made himself a sports story.

And you can be the most right leaning, left leaning, centrist, or just plain apolitical person alive to appreciate the video coming up after the jump.

WOW!!! The unintentional comedy is off the charts here.

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In Their Own Words: Madden on Vikings vs. Packers

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By Melissa S. Wollering

While Brett Favre was waffling this off-season, I, John Madden, was eating waffles with maple syrup and little chocolate sprinkles over whipped cream out of that aerosol can thingy. Oh, and I also made people believe my retirement was linked to my ability to never again commentate with Brett Favre at the helm of an NFL team.  Boy, was I wrong.  You know what I’m still right about?  Ace is the place for hardware. And the road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.

Many people believed I would come back to announce only if Favre came back to play.  You know who spread that rumor? The guy who came back to host a primetime version of his Tonight Show on the same network that moved MNF to its sister network and settled for football on Sunday nights.  Now Football Night in America has a bunch of idiots representing them at one desk. I like Tony Dungy, but who thought that putting Costas, Patrick, Olbermann and Harrison together was smart? Gee, don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon. [Read more…]