Posted tagged ‘Green Bay’

NFL “Sorry” for Super Bowl Seat Issues

February 8, 2011

The NFL has apologized to Super Bowl ticket-holding fans who were denied seats to Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. I’m sure that an apology is nice, but I’m willing to bet that it won’t be enough to stop lawsuits over the issue.

Did anyone else hear the chants against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones prior to the game? Some pretty upset fans…

From CNN:

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday took full responsibility for the seating fiasco, in which about 400 fans with tickets were denied seats because certain sections of Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, which hosted the event, weren’t ready.

About 1,250 fans were affected, but roughly 850 of them were relocated to other seats while the remaining 400 were left without, the NFL said. Some people in the Dallas Cowboys organization volunteered to give up their employee tickets so affected fans could have a seat, Goodell said.

“We apologize to those fans that were impacted by this,” Goodell said at a news conference Monday. “We will certainly do a thorough review and get to the bottom of why it all occurred, but we take full responsibility for that as putting on this game.”

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Brett Favre to Retire

August 3, 2010

Will he or won’t he? It’s been the most famous question since “to be, or not to be?” Now it appears that we have the answer.

According to multiple sources this morning, Brett Favre has told the Minnesota Vikings that he will not play in the 2010 season.

So what do you think? Is this the real deal? Will Brett change his mind next week. I’ll tell you what, with all his flip flopping, he’d make a great politician. I think that’s his next profession once he hangs them up!

From ESPN:

Favre has sent text messages to teammates saying, “This is it,” league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Neither Favre nor the Vikings have confirmed the news but a press release is expected Tuesday, the sources said.

The Associated Press also reported that Favre is saying that he’s not returning this season.

This would be the third retirement for Favre, who also retired after 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers after the 2007 season and one season with the New York Jets after the 2008 season.

The 40-year-old Favre has been working out at his home in Hattiesburg, Miss., still rehabbing a surgically repaired ankle that was injured in Minnesota’s overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC title game. He has yet to inform the team if he will honor the second year of his contract and come back for another run at the Super Bowl.

Indianapolis Colts Advance to Super Bowl

January 24, 2010

The Indianapolis Colts have advanced to the Super Bowl, which will take place this year in Miami on Sunday, February 7. Their opponent will be either the Minnesota Vikings or New Orleans Saints, who play each other in the NFC championship later today.

The Jets held a 17-13 lead at halftime (and at one time led 17-6) but the home team dominated the second half on their way to a 30-17 victory. Peyton Manning absolutely shredded the Jets defense this afternoon for 377 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Before the season began, I picked the Colts and the Vikings in the Super Bowl. I still feel that this will be the match-up, although it will be VERY difficult to knock off the Saints at the Superdome.

No matter who wins the NFC Championship game, it should definitely be a fun Super Bowl this year! Manning vs. Favre or Brees? You have to think it’ll be high scoring!

Brett Favre Vs. The Packers…

October 5, 2009

High drama in Minnesota tonight as, for the first time ever, Brett Favre will take on his former team, the Green Bay Packers.

Brett Favre has said that revenge isn’t on his mind but you know that he will want to come out and prove himself tonight on national television. Speaking of proving himself, what about Aaron Rodgers? Stepping out of Brett Favre’s shadow for a Monday night showdown!

This is one game that I can’t wait to see. Thoughts from anyone else?

From USA Today:

Favre played for 16 years in Green Bay and had a nasty divorce in 2008. Earlier this year he acknowledged to SI.com that he wanted to stick it to Packers GM Ted Thompson.

Fox’s Terry Bradshaw said last month he was “fed up” with Favre for his annual retirement drama. Yesterday on Fox NFL Sunday, Bradshaw blasted Favre:

“Oh really Brett? It’s not about revenge? I’m sorry but no one believes that this time around.”

ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski also threw cold water on Favre’s theory. Cast off by the Eagles after a decade, Jaworski said got amped up to play his old team in a preseason game.

“This was a team I played (with) for 10 years, that I loved to play for,” Jaworski said, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “But when you get that opportunity to go against a team that basically got rid of you, (that said) you’re not good enough, you want to show what you can do.”

Brian Urlacher Done for Season

September 14, 2009

A devastating blow to the Chicago Bears who may have lost LB Brian Urlacher for the season last night after suffering a dislocated wrist against the rival Green Bay Packers.

From ESPN:

The six-time Pro Bowler had told the Chicago Tribune in a brief text message early Monday that his season was over.

Urlacher left Sunday’s 21-15 loss to the Green Bay Packers with a wrist injury in the third quarter.

Bears coach Lovie Smith said Urlacher dislocated his wrist, and no timetable had been set for his return.

Citing unnamed sources, the Tribune reported on Sunday night that Urlacher will have surgery when the team returns to Chicago. The newspaper reported that Urlacher had an X-ray at halftime, but an MRI was not needed.

From USA Today:

Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune that his “season is over” in a text message.

Bears coach Lovie Smith will meet reporters later in the day.

Urlacher, a 10-year veteran, was expected to have surgery on Monday. He left Sunday’s game after injuring his wrist on a tackle in the second quarter.

He’s Back! Brett Favre Signs with Vikings

August 18, 2009

Brett Favre, the three-time MVP who spent most of his career with the Green Bay Packers, and last season with the New York Jets,  has signed a one year contract and will play for the Vikings this season.

Just my opinion but I believe that the longer Favre plays, the more he ruins the spot in history he had made for himself as a Packer.

From CNN:

For 16 seasons, he was the ultimate Packers hero. But now that the Brett Favre era in Minnesota has launched — at long last, with yet another trademark flip-flop — the most fascinating question to ponder is whether that instantly makes him Green Bay’s ultimate villain as a Viking?

What a strange and unexpected trip Favre has inspired these past 15 months or so, and all I know for sure is that I couldn’t have picked a much better vantage point to witness this particular chapter of his late-career melodrama. Since last fall, I have lived here in Madison, deep in the heart of Packers country but not all that far from where Viking-loving hearts bleed purple. Green Bay is 2½ hours to the northeast. The Minnesota state line is about 2½ hours to the northwest.

Wisconsin Women Leave Man Bound, Blindfolded and Assaulted

August 4, 2009

Before you put the blame on the women, read the story first 🙂

A married man who planned to rendezvous with one of his lovers at a Wisconsin motel found himself bound, blindfolded and assaulted by a group of women out for revenge.

I saw a report this morning that four of the women have been charged with false imprisonment and one of them is accused of sexual assault for allegedly super-gluing the man’s genitals to his stomach! Damn!

From MSNBC:

A group of women were allegedly wronged by the same two-timing, con-artist cheat. With no way of getting even by legal means, they took the law — along with one of the victim’s more delicate bits of anatomy — into their own hands.

The story of wronged women and their misguided revenge that’s all over the Internet has become an object lesson in how modern women are dealing with injustice. And while it’s the subject of much giggling and guffawing, it’s a serious issue, former prosecutor Jeanine Pirro and psychotherapist Robi Ludwig told TODAY’s Natalie Morales Tuesday in New York.

“The guy was a cheater. He’s a con man. He was taking money,” Pirro said. “But at the end of the day, the criminal justice system will identify him as a victim; these women will be identified as criminals.”