NFL  > Green Bay Packers  > Green Bay Packers brush with history!
November 22, 2011, 04:14 PM
NOT!!! 49 years ago, one of the greatest NFL "SUPER" teams walked into Tigers Stadium 10-0, and got the stuffing knocked out of them by an Alex Karras and Dick LeBeau defense. Just ask Bart Starr what it was like to get picked off and sacked (10x's) all day. If I remember right, he wasn't feeling so well for days afterwards

Zoom forward, and what do we have? A 10-0 Packers team, with the same goal(s) in mind.....win every game, and get the thing called the ring, and a second title in a row. One other thing I see; another Packer loss in just about the same way. As a Packer fan (Stockholder), I can at least be honest about it. I don't care (NEVER have) about records. Just ask the Patriots and the Colts if they would rather keep the individual/season records, or have the NFL title instead!

It's all about the ring people. Always has been. So, IF the Packers loose Thursday, I REALLY don't care, and it may actually do the Packers a favor to get some of that EGO wiped off their faces. The ring is the thing.
November 22, 2011  04:26 PM ET

I agree that one loss will not break your heart but you know and I know that seeing your team go undefeated AND win the Superbowl has got to be amazing! It's been done once, nearly done another time and that's IT! That's why the geriatrics crawl out of South Florida about this time each year BECAUSE it is something special.

I think New England felt it worst to go 16-0 plus 2 more and then LOSE in the Superbowl, maybe the greatest disappointment. Only Bills could answer that, 4 losses in a row or the Vikes with 4 losses in total, are the 4 losses worse?

This will play out, always does, who knows maybe the Pack can put the Phins to bed once and for all.

I hope my Team can take care of the Phins on Thursday.

I wonder if this thread will bring some interesting comments?

November 22, 2011  04:41 PM ET

Packers have no ego, or swag. They are winning and playing week by week.....Not sure what will be knocked off their faces.

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November 22, 2011  04:51 PM ET

Hey EZ,
lots picking the Lions early. Fearless pick, if Lions win you claim Football Genius, if they lose then shrug and no one is surprised as most going with the Packers.

My money would go on the Pack, the comeback vs the Panthers was meaningless to me.

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November 22, 2011  07:17 PM ET
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The Lions are always tough on Thanksgiving Day no matter who the opponent is.

Could be that they have the "routine" down for the short week and they host, no travel.

November 22, 2011  10:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I agree that one loss will not break your heart but you know and I know that seeing your team go undefeated AND win the Superbowl has got to be amazing! It's been done once, nearly done another time and that's IT! That's why the geriatrics crawl out of South Florida about this time each year BECAUSE it is something special. I think New England felt it worst to go 16-0 plus 2 more and then LOSE in the Superbowl, maybe the greatest disappointment. Only Bills could answer that, 4 losses in a row or the Vikes with 4 losses in total, are the 4 losses worse? This will play out, always does, who knows maybe the Pack can put the Phins to bed once and for all. I hope my Team can take care of the Phins on Thursday.I wonder if this thread will bring some interesting comments?

Oh I agree. I was just commenting it won't break my heart if they went 14-2, and then won out. You'd be surprised the grief I get by Packer fans who say I'm not a real Packer Backer because I criticize the team. LOL, it's insane man!

November 22, 2011  11:45 PM ET
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The Lions are always tough on Thanksgiving Day no matter who the opponent is.

Not always. It wasn't so long ago that people and pundits were calling for the Lions not to play on Thanksgiving anymore.

I think it's cool that the NFL stuck with tradition and now we get to see an important divisional game that could really go either way.

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November 23, 2011  08:21 AM ET
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You'd be surprised the grief I get by Packer fans who say I'm not a real Packer Backer because I criticize the team. LOL, it's insane man!

Criticizing a 10-0 team can come off as being disingenous.

November 23, 2011  08:25 AM ET
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Criticizing a 10-0 team can come off as being disingenous.

*disingenuous

November 23, 2011  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Oh I agree. I was just commenting it won't break my heart if they went 14-2, and then won out. You'd be surprised the grief I get by Packer fans who say I'm not a real Packer Backer because I criticize the team. LOL, it's insane man!

A fan has to look past the gilded lining and realize the shortcomings of your team. You know your rivals are. Knowing where you are weak helps in watching the game and understanding why you are getting gashed up the middle or your Safety is getting exploited or LBs raped in the short game by the TE. Rose colored glasses are for 7-8 yr old soccer matches where everyone gets a trophy.
I don't think the lions win tomorrow. Stafford has had miracle comebacks this year but the team has had to overcome many mistakes. No sour grapes but Dallas gave them that game. Looking fwd to it.

November 23, 2011  12:35 PM ET
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Packers have no ego, or swag. They are winning and playing week by week.....Not sure what will be knocked off their faces.

Disagree completely. Been reading any of their attributed quotes over the past few years? I remember when the joke around Green Bay was ...... "Did you know they changed the names of the Goal Post? Yep, they're called BED POSTS now!"

Every team gets a big head when they're winning. The problem is controlling it long enough until you win it all.

November 23, 2011  12:38 PM ET
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The Lions are always tough on Thanksgiving Day no matter who the opponent is.

You are 100% correct. Don't be surprised by the Lions tomorrow Packer fans. Should be an excellent game provided the penalties and sloppy play are checked at the door.

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November 23, 2011  04:32 PM ET
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Disagree completely. Been reading any of their attributed quotes over the past few years? I remember when the joke around Green Bay was ...... "Did you know they changed the names of the Goal Post? Yep, they're called BED POSTS now!"Every team gets a big head when they're winning. The problem is controlling it long enough until you win it all.

Meh, I disagree as well....and using quotes from years past, to this year? Umm....okay? I haven't heard one comment clip, post game interview, new conference, or overall interview of them commenting about a future game rather than the one they are playing next Sunday. Heck, Aaron Rodgers was even quoted saying, "The only thing GB cares about is going 1-0 that week of play" Haven't heard one prediction, agreement with an undefeated season, or that they have proclaimed themselves as the SB champs already; heck even winning the NFC.

If you can show me where they were being cocky, or having big heads I concede my opinion of them, and both my posts but if not, I think you are just hoping for a loss, to motivate them, not bring them back down from the level they were never on; mentally. Which, in my mind, I think it would do no good. If my team was playing lights out football, which they may be doing offensively, but not defensively, I would want a HUGE win over a serious contender, on the road none-the-less.

 
November 23, 2011  05:00 PM ET
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Yeah, THAT'S why,

Would you like to read the emails? "Oh PLEASE, OH PLEASE....OH PLEASE!!!" Yawn......lay off the turkey.

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