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Tales from the cold: Ice Bowl still chills 50 years later

The penultimate day of 1967 was as beautiful as it gets in Green Bay in late December. Chilly, yes, but the Dallas Cowboys enjoyed the sunshine as they practiced at Lambeau Field for their New Year’s Eve game against the Green Bay Packers. “You could work up a sweat,” said Dan Reeves, then a running […]

Bring on the Hundley era, Packers have to release Rodgers, after breaking IR rule

Welp, it looks like the Green Bay Packers will have to release Aaron Rodgers, after breaking an NFL injured-reserve rule. But it’s fine. Brett Hundley is clearly the future. An NFL rule stipulates a player needs to suffer a new injury that would sideline them six weeks to be put on injured reserve. If not, the […]

Packers left to try to avoid a losing record

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Davon House’s shoulder hurts and his back aches. At this point, the Green Bay Packers are playing for pride and taking a look at potential contributors for next season — leaving the futures of players such as House, a veteran cornerback, in doubt going into the final week of the […]

Packers miss playoffs, Green Bay residents go crazy at Lambeau Field

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Police say a fired food service worker rammed a former co-worker’s car at Lambeau Field, bringing numerous law enforcement agencies to the Green Bay Packers’ stadium. Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith told reporters that the suspect was fired after an altercation with the co-worker earlier this month. Smith says […]

Brady No. 1 QB by AP NFL panel; gets 9 of 11 No. 1 votes

There is little doubt the QB any NFL coach or player would want leading the way to win a big game right now is Tom Brady.  So it makes sense he was a nearly unanimous choice as the No. 1 quarterback in the league by an Associated Press panel. Brady received nine of 11 first-place […]

Vikings look to get past Packers in final push to playoffs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — If the Minnesota Vikings have their way, they won’t have to take another road trip after this weekend, even in the playoffs. Related posts: It’s time for a whole bunch of things to happen in NFL Aaron Rodgers out for season, placed on IR Packers playing without chance for playoffs […]

Brewers finalize deals with pitchers Chacin, Gallardo

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers have boosted their starting rotation depth, finalizing contracts with free agent right-handers Jhoulys Chacin and Yovani Gallardo. Chacin’s $15.5 million, two-year deal and Gallardo’s $2 million, one-year agreement were finalized by Milwaukee on Thursday. Chacin, who turns 30 in January, went 13-10 with a 3.89 ERA in 32 starts last […]

Packers playing without chance for playoffs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — This will be a strange couple weeks in Titletown. The Green Bay Packers’ streak of eight straight postseason appearances is over. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is done for the year after he was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Rodgers threw for three touchdowns and tossed three interceptions in Sunday’s 31-24 loss […]

Young QBs getting hurt too often in NFL

Here’s a short list of young quarterbacks who have either missed action this season or wound up on the NFL’s injured reserve. Carson Wentz , knee. Ryan Tannehill, knee. Andrew Luck, shoulder. Derek Carr, leg. Trevor Siemian, shoulder. Teddy Bridgewater, knee. Deshaun Watson, knee. Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, assorted. It’s too long. Plus, there […]

Picture shows Harden’s best defense in years, but watch Lonzo chew his bearded fACE

The L.A. Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 122-116 last night, like Lonzo Ball gives it to James Harden right here. @zo and the @lakers end the @houstonrockets winning streak. A post shared by NBA (@nba) on Dec 20, 2017 at 7:37pm PST Related posts: Column: Is sports betting about to go mainstream? Bet on it […]

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