As with any great sporting event, the Sochi Olympics had a mix of both triumph and tragedy over the course of the Winter Games. Here’s a look at the top 10 storylines – in no particular order – that came out of Russia over the past few weeks.
There’s the old Seinfeld cliche that people are simply “rooting for laundry” when they cheer for professional sports teams. That may be true, but even the most adamant of Mets fans would agree there’s something about Derek Jeter that transcends the pinstripes that he has donned for the better part of two decades.
By now, Packers fans around the world have (likely) exhaled after their favorite team’s thrilling 33-28 victory over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday.
I spent my Sunday afternoon like most Green Bay fans, alternating between sitting on the edge of my seat, pacing around the room and gesturing at the television.
But hey, it worked.
It’s felt like an eternity for Packers fans, but quarterback Aaron Rodgers will return to the playing field this Sunday for the first time since breaking his left collarbone in Green Bay’s Week 9 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced during his morning press conference on Thursday that “It’s time for Aaron to play.”
The Green Bay Packers have been without Aaron Rodgers for over 27 quarters of football so far this season, and it’s been pretty evident that the offense misses him. His absence has lead to some discussion on the word “valuable” and what it means to the Packers, and it’s also stirred debate as to where Rodgers fits in to the pantheon of the all-time great Green Bay players.
The NFL can provide fame and fortune for many of the people lucky enough to ever wear a pro football uniform. However, there’s an inherent risk that comes with each and every snap of the football.
Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley came face-to-face with that realization during. Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
There’s a saying in football that if a team has two quarterbacks, it means they don’t have one.
But a team with three?
Welcome to the 2013 Minnesota Vikings.
The Green Bay Packers rang in 2012 with one of the best statistical performances by anyone that has ever worn green and gold, yet it came from a player that made just two career starts for the franchise.
That player, who was on his third team in three years, was just cut by the Oakland Raiders, according to Jim Trotter of SI.com, after being demoted to third string behind Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin.
It’s the first week of the season that four teams will be on a bye – Minnesota, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tampa Bay – but there are few players that are universally started across those four squads. Regardless, here’s a look at who you might want to tinker with within your lineup.