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To Thompson, dynasty means six titles ... in a row

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08:06 AM ET 09.08 | Don't mention the 'D' word in Green Bay: Dynasty. Perhaps that is why the Green Bay Packers want nothing to do with the preseason chatter that they are poised to become the next NFL dynasty. A warning was issued by a Packers staffer, in advance, that general manager Ted Thompson would not want to talk about dynasties. He recoils at that word. It's not appropriate, Thompson said. Dynasties are built over time, after multiple championships in a row, perhaps six. He did not laugh when he said that. ... He says the Packers Way is to keep your head down, your mouth shut and your eyes wide open. He says the word "dynasty" means nothing to him. "There's a reason why there are not a whole lot of repeats in this thing," he said.

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September 8, 2011  08:08 AM ET

Whoa.

September 8, 2011  08:09 AM ET

He's on Crack

September 8, 2011  08:11 AM ET

That's how you build a dynasty.

September 8, 2011  08:19 AM ET

Never happen the way the game is played and player movement.

September 8, 2011  08:21 AM ET

Dude, his lips are all over that pipe.

September 8, 2011  08:24 AM ET

I knew Spam guy wouldn't be far behind.

September 8, 2011  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Never happen the way the game is played and player movement.

Agreed. And Thompson never said the Pack was capable of a six-peat... he just thinks that's what a dynasty should be considered. He's probably sick of being asked if the Pack would be considered a dynasty if they win it all again this season. The media has to have something to drone on and on about.

September 8, 2011  08:39 AM ET

We all get his point, but still dumb to say six in a row is the definition of a dynasty. I suppose he is saying there has never been a dynasty in the NFL.
As good as the Packers are, a lot of things fell in to place for them last year. They did not win their division and only made the playoffs because the Giants imploded.
Let the games begin.

September 8, 2011  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

We all get his point, but still dumb to say six in a row is the definition of a dynasty. I suppose he is saying there has never been a dynasty in the NFL.As good as the Packers are, a lot of things fell in to place for them last year. They did not win their division and only made the playoffs because the Giants imploded. Let the games begin.

This is true. Skins beat them last season. But didn't the same "things" fall in place for the Gints to win the SB a few years ago? Lots of pairity in the league is all. Can't knock the ring.

September 8, 2011  09:01 AM ET

Anything can happen on any given sunday. Hey, wasn't that a movie?

September 8, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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You mean Aduardo....yup...he's motivated.

Aduardo? Wow, I thought it was Hoo Flung Dung from China.

September 8, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

This is true. Skins beat them last season. But didn't the same "things" fall in place for the Gints to win the SB a few years ago? Lots of pairity in the league is all. Can't knock the ring.

What fell into place for the Gints was another choke job by Romo.

September 8, 2011  09:03 AM ET

60's Packers
70's Steelers
80's 49ers
90's Cowboys
00's Patriots
10's ...?

If there's a team in the league that has set itself up for a decade of dominance, it's the Green Bay Packers.

September 8, 2011  09:08 AM ET
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60's Packers70's Steelers80's 49ers90's Cowboys00's Patriots10's ...?If there's a team in the league that has set itself up for a decade of dominance, it's the Green Bay Packers.

Tell me your NOT serious,.....not in today greedy game.

September 8, 2011  09:10 AM ET
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Aduardo? Wow, I thought it was Hoo Flung Dung from China.

The chinese have stuck again. Nice shoes though.

September 8, 2011  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

We all get his point, but still dumb to say six in a row is the definition of a dynasty. I suppose he is saying there has never been a dynasty in the NFL. As good as the Packers are, a lot of things fell in to place for them last year. They did not win their division and only made the playoffs because the Giants imploded. Let the games begin.

The Packers did it with out a lot of there starters as well. who were on the I.R.


What's a healthy Packer team like?


Let's find out!

September 8, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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there's a number of them

1.3 Billion and counting.

September 8, 2011  09:14 AM ET

*Without ,*Their.

September 8, 2011  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

60's Packers70's Steelers80's 49ers90's Cowboys00's Patriots10's ...?If there's a team in the league that has set itself up for a decade of dominance, it's the Green Bay Packers.

If at least 3 SB's in 10 years counts as a dynasty, the Pack is in best position to do that. But what if Steelers win it this year? That would be 3 in a 10 year period, as well as being in another SB?

 
September 8, 2011  09:31 AM ET
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1.3 Billion and counting.

Yeah, but to their credit, they are doing something about it - one child per couple. Meanwhile, the rest of the "underdeveloped" world breeds like bunnies and expects to sneak across the border into the US or Europe, or do tech support in India.

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