Departures of Driver, Woodson, Jennings Remind Green Bay Packers Fans That Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Donald Driver says goodbye to a fan base that adores him. (Image credit: Lukas Keapproth/Press-Gazette Media)

It’s that time of year when you realize there are major differences in the way fans feel about “their” teams and the way it is viewed by those that play for and manage those teams. Pro football, as they say, is a business. And that sucks.

That One Time When I Witnessed a Vintage Earl Weaver Eruption … and Met Stan “The Man”

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Last weekend, former Oriole manager Earl Weaver and former St. Louis Cardinal great Stan Musial both passed away, and memories of the two washed over those that had followed the careers of the pair of icons. I had seen Weaver manage and had met Musial and both events left an impression on me.

The NFL MVP Debate … And Why The Guy Who Should Win It Probably Won’t

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Aaron Rodgers will not repeat as the National Football League’s Most Valuable Player, but he probably should.

Mike McCarthy Benches Jeff Saturday, Sticks With Mason Crosby … Why?

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While I am quick to sing his praises these days, I must admit that Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy often had me shaking my head during his first few seasons as the head of the Pack. But I have had few, if any, doubts about his coaching decisions since winning the Super Bowl. Until now.

Dear Santa, Please Bring Me…..

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What is on the Christmas list of some notable sports figures this year? Mike lets you know.

A Saturday of Wrestling in Iowa (Where That Really Means Something)

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If you live in Iowa, there’s a pretty good chance that you have at least a small interest in wrestling. I sure do. And not just in watching the collegians and high schoolers who take to the mat, but the little ones too.

After Further Review … Scrap NFL Instant Replay

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I can remember the first time that I saw instant replay, in action, during an NFL game. And now, many years later, it has become clear to me that the entire practice of instant replay needs to be mothballed.

Breaking the Tie Between Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson for NFL Comeback Player of the Year

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Generally speaking, it seems to be a two-horse race for NFL Comeback Player of the Year between a former Colt and a running back that covers ground like a thoroughbred. Mike breaks the tie (sort of).

Phil Jackson, Meet Brett Favre…and Other Sports Observations This Weekend

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I don’t know about you, but there were several sports-related events that I found interesting this weekend. Kind of a hodge-podge of different topics, mind you, but these events weren’t totally focused on scores and statistics. Let me list a few for you to consider.

Surviving The Bye Week: Packers Fan Edition

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Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy may be ecstatic heading into the bye week, but that doesn’t mean fans have to be looking forward to a Pack-free weekend.

Sports Perspective From MSF’s New Senior (Citizen) Writer

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As one of the newest members of the MSF team, I think I bring a whole new outlook to the website. Actually, it’s an old outlook. Let me give you a few examples.

What It Means To “Own” A Piece Of The Pack

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For just about a year now, I have been telling my friends, acquaintances, and even total strangers that I am an owner of the Green Bay Packers. Granted, I only own one share but, hey, I’m still an owner.