Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Thompson devoted his life and livelihood to the game he loved. Here’s a look back at his journey. Ted Thompson has passed away. News broke on Thursday morning of the former Green Bay Packers scout and general manager’s passing late Wednesday night. Thompson was one of the most innovative general managers of this century, combining his … [Read more...] about Remembering Ted Thompson’s football life, from linebacker to Super Bowl-winning architect
Ted Thompson built one of the best stretches in Packers football history. | Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Ted Thompson will go down as one of the most consequential figures in Packers history, building a Super Bowl team with bold decisions and impactful drafts. His place in Green Bay lore is assured even if his tenure wasn’t perfect. A lack of sentimentality made Ted … [Read more...] about Ted Thompson’s legacy may be complicated for Packers fans, but his impact is undeniable
Photo by Matt Ludtke/Bloomberg via Getty Images Packers nation was struck with grief on Thursday. The team now has added purpose in their quest for another title. If the Green Bay Packers do win on Sunday and make it to the Super Bowl, former general manager Ted Thompson will share a large portion of the credit with Brian Gutekunst. Thompson’s passing on Wednesday put … [Read more...] about Friday Cheese Curds: Win it for Ted
Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images The first Bucs-Packers game of the year was called by Jerome Boger. This time they get Clete Blakeman. Thank goodness. Back in week six, the Green Bay Packers-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game in Tampa was officiated by Jerome Boger who is, to put it kindly, not great. Boger had three Bucs games in the 2020 season and all were extremely … [Read more...] about Does Clete Blakeman’s assignment as NFC Championship Game referee matter?
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Reaching the end zone has become a crowning achievement in another Packers season with a championship in sight. Many events that have taken place the past year across the country have been termed as rare, surprising, or unlike anything seen before. For the Green Bay Packers, they hope this weekend’s NFC Championship Game fits some of … [Read more...] about Packers Friday Musings: ‘Gold zone’ celebrations have become the new ‘belt’
Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Tom Brady headlines Tampa Bay’s offense, but there’s more to the story than that. The Packers’ 38-10 loss in Week 6 is by many measures the low point of their 2020 season. But if you parse the box score and take a close look at how those 38 points came to be, you’ll see the Packers didn’t … [Read more...] about NFC Championship Q&A: Who’s standing out on the Buccaneers’ offense?
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Green Bay’s defense will have one fewer receiving threat to deal with on Sunday. Last week in the Divisional round of the playoffs, the Green Bay Packers faced a Los Angeles Rams offense that was missing one of its most important receiving threats. Cooper Kupp had suffered a knee injury in the Rams’ Wild Card win over the Seattle … [Read more...] about Buccaneers rule Antonio Brown out against Packers
Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports The Friars pulled off a major win on Wednesday night. Providence scored a huge win on Wednesday night. The Friars took down the mighty Creighton Bluejays in Omaha. PC led from wire to wire en route to a 74-70 victory, which brought them up to 4-4 in Big East play on the year. Nate Watson was virtually unstoppable. The Friars big man … [Read more...] about Providence upsets Creighton, 74-70
Before getting started, I’d like to take a second and talk about Ted Thompson. Thompson passed away Wednesday night at the age of 68. He inherited a horrible cap situation and turned things around rather quickly through his draft strategy and key free agent signings. Thompson had a great eye for talent and was the […] Packers: Five players key to victory in NFC Championship … [Read more...] about Packers: Five players key to victory in NFC Championship Game