Wildcard Weekend Gameday Thread II

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Pop open a bottle of Old Style and enjoy the greatest game on the planet.

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  • OK, show of hands. Who thinks the Vikings wanted to see the Cowboys coming to town?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    The Jets and the Cowboys are the playoff teams nobody wants to see right now...

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    What, you couldn't find a picture of a huge piece of crap?

  • American Number ONE!

    VC NUMBER TEN!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Darn, so close...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jeff - Put a picture of Liberace in the upper right corner. Please!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I think the Chargers are up there too. Their blood is up and they've been playing the best football the last few weeks since Air Coryell ["With your pilot Dan Fouts"].

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Yep, they've got a QB, NYJ don't, hope they win the SB ...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I like the packers and patriots unfortunately today. I think the Vikings are the NFC's Bengals gpl and that the Saints will go to da dance. At least I'm rooting for the Aints. That whole city is behind them and they have been bad for a long time. Plus, you gotta admire Brees.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It's unlikely that Boldin shows up for the Cards today. His knee injury in week 17 will probably keep him sidelined, however badly the Cards need him.

    This could be good news for the Bears. It might make him obtainable, I think his days in Arizona are done...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Breaston would be cheaper, he's a FA too ...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I don't know, gpldan, I have to believe that at some point, Sanchez is gonna fly the Jets into a mountain top.

    Have to hand it to Rex Ryan, though. His bombastic "we should be favored" comments/pronouncements are sucking up all the available Jets publicity space and keeping the heat on himself and off his team and young QB.

    On the other hand, the Cowboys look sharp, confident and, as important as anything, HEALTHY! Per Collinsworth last night, the pokes have ZERO guys on I.R. Can you believe THAT?

    ZERO!

    ZIP!

    NADA!

    Which brings us to next weekend's "...and death is not an option" choice:

    Root for selfish, self-absorbed, Narcissus OR..
    EVIL incarnate, himself, Jerra Jones?

    Much as I despise Mr. Jones and his odious vision of what the NFL should be ("All Cowboys, ALL the time") I still want Narcissus sent packing in one and done.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I've always thought when people say "Who do you fancy for the Superbowl?" It should be the team with the least injuries.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I wouldn't mind seeing the Saints win it all either, crown, but they looked even worse in December than the Queens did. And THEY are the antithesis of the Cowboys, health-wise, with players dinged up all over their roster.

    I like your Chargers pick, Ghost. I stacked my post-season fantasy roster with them.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Here is your DBB Stat of the Day:

    Home playoff records from 1990-2002, then 2003-08:

    1990-2002: 96-34 (.739)
    2003-08: 34-26 (.567)

    Home field really means nothing.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    guys, i have been pondering this for a while and i know many of you will disagree with me because of various reasons but...

    I love Favre. He was put in a very awkward position being forced out of Green Bay and made some poor decisions with how he handled the situation. With that being said, i don't know the man personally but as a football player he is exactly what you want in a teammate. Yes he can make a coach crazy and is a gunslinger but the man is a hall of fame QB, one of the top 3 in the history of the NFL and anyone that has played ball on more competitive levels would tell you the same thing...they want Favre on their team. Not the way the Jets got him and yes, without the drama, but when it is said and done the man is a warrior and it will be a long time before we see another Favre. Sorry, i had to say it after all of the Favre bashing. Like most warriors (read:any pro athlete that has never know anything else except competition), how can we blame them for knowing when to step away. I don't know many guys who have stepped away from the table while on top. that is the flaw of the warrior.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Johnny, I for one would like to apologise for all the Favre-bashing .... but I can't. Fuck Brett Favre and the horse he rode in on. I guarantee that witchy-faced wife of his is EXACTLY like Dennis Quaid's in Any Given Sunday.."You WILL NOT retire..."

    I like the way he's slowing down the Vikings development though ...

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Where's the too bag Mad Max Radouchsky? I'm pretty sure no one on this site would waste their time on a packer blog talking shit. He probably wept himself to sleep in his lover/sister's arms. She probably has huge arms too.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Strangely silent in here.

    Where oh where are those fuckface Packer trolls?

    Here cheesy weesies! Where is your team now, hmmmm?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Wow, that IS marginal!

    Good info, gpldan!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Do they actually still put Old Style into bottles?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You bet your ass they do. I brought a case back from Chicago. Why that beer isn't national, I don't know. It's easily my favorite domestic out there.

    It looks like Fewell and Bates/Martz for the Bears. I favor Bates.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    "Think Local, Drink Local" is their model. They pride themselves on that. Suprised you can't find in some specialty store in da big city though. I'd be happy to help you out with a case sometime.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Jeff, I live about 15 blocks from the world's largest 6-pack, where Old Style was made for years in La Crosse. I preferred the original Special Export though.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Ravens D is balling! Remember when our D was up there with Balimores as the best in the NFL? The difference to me is longevity. As a symbol of that, look at how Ray Lewis has been able to stay at an elite level whereas Urlacher has steadily declined. Steve McMichael in my opinion was best on that line. He is 30th ever in sacks w/ 95 and he was a tackle for fuck sake. That guy was a beast.
    Dent the sack master was THE man though and an 8th round pick at that. Apparently, he is just as dominant off the field.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlWSdRQk_Uw

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    crown.....that whole line should be in...

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    True dat Doc.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Well, the Packers are off to a good start. At this rate should be an easy win for the the Cards.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Boldin who?

    Doucet is easily picking up the slack.

    Maybe Boldin is a headcase primadonna that has nothing left to give. Not sure about Boldin and the Bears.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    We don't need any receivers any way. We don't even know what Inglesias can do yet.

    We do need to demote Hester to a #3. O-line, Secondary, DL needs to be focus.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Mike..Agree 100%....stop the experiment...#3rd down slot

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    The Peckerheads found themselves in the middle of a desert storm. HaHa...

    Redbirds receive the kickoff in the 2nd half. 38-20 would be great.
    You know the Peckerheads will be all sullied up watching crybaby playing next week.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Whoa ! We don't need receivers ?!!! Hester sucks. Everybody seems to have a boner for Bennett, I haven't had the epiphany yet. Knox is promising, but he's small. Shabba is exciting, yes. If Iglesias was anywhere clsoe to ready we would have seen him this year. He was a ball dropper in camp with suspect speed. Brandon Rideau (6'3) paid the price for Angelo's ego pick. Our #1 TE is a joke, and Gump is afraid to use our 6'7 TE Davis who can block AND catch. We definitely need at least one more big receiver.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Payback's a bit of a bitch tolls.

    I was 0-2 yesterday, and 2-0 today. Damn I hate having to cheer for the fucking cowboys. Yuck.

    Right now it looks like it will be San Diego v. Cowboys unless the Saints can shake off their 4th quarter stink and come out firing again... which is obviously what I would much rather see than Jones

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    The first commercial on GB Fox was "so the packers are finished for the season...remember the highlights tonight on fox 11 evening news!"

    Made me smile so much.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    BTW, gotta give it up to Rogers man. He's a damn good QB.

    If we can get our shit together over the next 2 years, it will be a fun rivalry to have burning every year. Unfortunately, that's a biiiig "if".

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Whooowheee!

    Did the Packers EVER get trampled by that herd of zebras!

    First they missed an OBVIOUS helmet shot to Rogers' jaw and then 2 plays later they miss a clear fascemask on the fumble play!

    Tsk, tsk!

    I'm sure the Pack will appreciate the nicely worded letter of apology they'll be getting from retiring head of officials, Mike Pereira. It'll probably be something along the lines of..

    "Dear Cheeseheads,
    Whoopsy. Looks like our guys missed a couple of calls in the overtime. Oh well, you should have lost in regulation anyway.
    Next time don't fall behind by 17 and it won't be an issue.
    Have a nice winter.
    Regards,
    Mike"

    Welcome to "...our Winter of discontent..." Packer Backers!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Ok, what does the final score say about both defenses? Maybe Lovie's cover 2 ain't so bad? Can a good defense really allow Warner to complete 29 of 33 passes and throw 5 TD's? 51 points, really? Are both offenses so prolific?

    Its all about execution gents. A good defense is hard to come by and this game tells me neither of these teams has a defense worth a damn. If only we could get it together on D. Defense wins championships and by the look of things its going to be a long time before we have one in Chicago again. If this year told me anything, its that the Bears got sidetracked by the Cutler trade and forgot the most important part of our tradition. DEFENSE.

    Maybe they'll wake up and smell the coffee. Then again, maybe not.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    From Sun-Times ....

    Armey, though, was very critical of Martz, who has expressed an interest in becoming the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator and working with quarterback Jay Cutler.

    "I don't think Martz would work well with Jay Cutler at all," Armey told ESPNChicago.com. "He's a terrible . . . coach, and he would ruin that kid like he ruined Kurt Warner and drove him out of St. Louis. "He's the worst thing that could happen to any young quarterback."

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Crown, every time I see the pic and read your posts, I laugh. Totally agree about MMR and any of us trolling on a FudgePacker or BiQueens site. I'd park the car in the garage with the engine on before I'd do that shit.

    I doubt Dent gets in before Randle or Haley. He was a much more well rounded player than either of them but he's got that '85 Bears bias going against him. I understand the voters don't want to vote too many players in from one team but it's a load of crap. Dent could rush the passer, hold up against the run and he was one of the first DE's to drop back in short coverage. He blew up more screen passes than anyone. Early in his career he got faked out a lot on reverses because he was so aggressive. After a few seasons that wasn't an issue.

    Favre is a great QB and one tough SOB. That streak is unreal. You know he played some games when others wouldn't. Someone compared his situation in FudgeLand to Walter's. It was very similar. Walter's last year Neal Anderson was the better runner (Walter was better at everything else). Walter saw the writing on the wall and called it a career. He could have stuck around for another 5 years and been a 3rd down/change of pace back but his pride wouldn't let him.

    Favre is a total front runner. When things are going well he's out slapping butts, smiling, looking for the camera and chatting up every TV Foof on the planet. When he has a bad performance in a big game it would be easier to find Howard Hughes. Great Player, Total Tool!

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah, the Cardinals sure miss Boldin (he said as he watched Early Doucett catch his 2nd TD pass of the day).

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm with you GPL ... 29 ... 6'1 ... he's not exactly a monster. He's an older possession guy. It's got to be a 6'4 beast or bust ...

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Wow...Ravens are on fire in the opening moments..

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Huh? What?! Whoa, WHOA ,WHOA!

    Oh, Johnny! Your post is sooo disappointing.

    "Forced out of Green Bay"?

    Gag!

    That's Narcissus' and the 4-Letter's standard PROPAGANDA line.

    He wasn't PUSHED out of Green Bay! He JUMPED!

    If he was put in "an awkward position" it was one HE
    orchestrated!

    He never, I repeat, NEVER intended to play in Green Bay again after the 2007 season.

    He wanted his release so he could go play indoors with what he perceived as a better team with a short path to the Super Bowl.

    The Packers saw thru his scheme and would not play along.

    I don't care how long he played in Green Bay or what he accomplished there, that didn't entitle him to ask the Pack to bend over, drop their pants and give a DIVISION RIVAL exactly what they needed to "fill their hand".

    Should we release Urlacher if he decides he want's to go to Minnesota next year and fill the void left by E.J.Henderson's injury?

    Narcissus just figured he'd get released because he didn't think the Packers had the stones to take the cap hit and pay him to ride the pine.

    BZZZT! Wrong-O, Diva-breath!

    So, when they called his bluff and said "sure, c'mon back, we'll pay you to carry a clipboard" he wet his pants and agreed to the deal to go to the Jets. He HAD TO to avoid looking like a complete ass-wipe.

    Remember, the Packers initially said "Yes, please come back and be our starter". They didn't just SAY it. They flew down to Mississippi and kissed his butt to try to get him to commit before the draft in 2008.

    They only relgated him to 2nd string when he dragged his ass (again?) about making a decision and they had moved on to Rogers (Hmm.whatever became of Mr. Rogers?).

    They'd heard that "I can't decide" song for at least 2-3 years and were, rightfully, tired of it.

    In conclusion, I don't believe anybody here, myself included, has ever questioned his competitive fire or that he is truly is an NFL warrior. Those are givens.

    You want to root for him for those reasons, fine.

    As for the rest, don't let him pee on your leg and tell you it's raining.

    The criticism of his manipulating methods and behavior are well-deserved.

    Bottom line: The concept that he got "screwed' by the Packers is BOGUS and does not pass the stink test!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al, your passionate response has led me to believe that there may be a side to the story that i didn't know. One of my best qualities besides my great hair, good looks and ability to make the best chili ever is the fact that i have an open mind. i will take your views under advisement and will now start my research to find out if he truly acted that douche-ily. oh yeah, its a word now. Thanks Al, that's why i love this blog. some of you's guys are wicked smart.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    waffle..I was screaming at the Ravens to throw that flag..that may comeback to bite them.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    1. Al is right about Favre. He's a gamer, for sure, but he's a self-obsessed douche and he put the Packers in impossible spots for several years.

    2. Speaking of douches, I hate Mike Martz. I really hope the Bears don't hire him.

    3. Wonder if Lovie being retained for one more year will put us in position to make a play for Cowher in 2011...

    4. I'm going to choose to be optimistic about next year. Lovie's clueless, of course, but the whole Ron Rivera fiasco showed us firsthand what a difference a good coordinator can make. So let's hope Fewell or whoever gives us that kind of edge again.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Your heard it here. Pats lose a close one and the peckerheads will get blown out in the desert.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I don't think it will be that close. Ravens 14-0

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ummm 21-0

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    i have never heard the Patriots get booed before. wow, that is something new. Ravens are playing like maniacs.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    21-0 WOW!! When did this team so up. NE looks stuned!
    Cheat-acheck looks cornfused

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    ummm 24-0

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Nice to see what a swarming defense looks like.....used to have that now we have COVER WHO?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    how do you not challenge that play. what the fuck are the ravens thinking?

  • Doc, thanks for the vote of confidence. i know there has to be 2 sides to the story and i know AL makes some good points but I have to believe that the Packers saw Aaron Rodgers sitting on the bench collecting dust while Favre could have been conceiveably coming to the end of his career. i don't know what to think except for the fact that i want Minny and the Pack to be one and fucking done.

  • Watching the Ravens dismantle my most hated NFL team makes me think I found a horse for the playoffs. Now if the Packers can step up and get some final revenge against Whitney Hous...err, Brett Favre I can be a happy man. Oh yeah, and somebody needs to stomp the Brokebacks.

  • In reply to number1ninja:

    Really gonna hurt to hope the Queens make it that far, though.

  • Dan Hampton is generally considered one of the best defensive linemen of all time. I consider Richard Dent just as good, and perhaps better than Hampton.

    If Hampton is in Canton (which he completely deserves to be) than Dent deserves to have a bust right alongside him.

  • I hope those asshole Pats get annihilated!

  • Doc..This is what I was saying yesterday..I know it's a popularity contest but...damn he belongs in..and after seeing the list..I don't feel to good about it.

  • Doc...True dat

    To all Fudgepackers that troll on this blog...your'e first Queens trolls are next.

  • WTF??? Rackers!!!?!@$#!@$#@!#$!@$#

  • nice roll by the ref...lol

  • I repeat

    To all Fudgepackers that troll on this blog...your'e first.. Queens trolls are next.

  • Oh yeah... take that peckerheads

  • o that was the glorious thing i've ever seen on a football field. rodgers looked like he wanted to cry. where are all those fuck-ass GB fans that are going to say "WELL BEARS FANS....AT LEAST WE MADE IT TO THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!" clown asses

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I picked both winners today, had the scenarios backwards though. I thought the ravens/pats would be close and that the backpackers would get blown out. oh well, next best thing to the Bears not making the playoffs is to see these clowns lose. Queens, you're next.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    damn...don't even WANT to root for the Cowboys, but i'm trying to decide who do i hate more. damn tough choice.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Try to look at it this way, a cowboys win makes lovie look worse.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    i'll call that a Pyrrhic victory

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    And that, ladies and gentlemen is why Neil Rackers is a complete asshole.

    Good job [Chicago] Cards!

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    are you insinuating they drew that up Sir Ghost? lol

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