San Francisco will be the next team with a new stadium, and the franchise recently announced a naming rights deal with Levi Strauss & Co.
The Green Bay Packers announced on Wednesday that former cornerback Al Harris would retire as a member of the club.
When I was eight-years-old, LeRoy Butler was my favorite Green Bay Packers player. I wore his No. 36 jersey until I literally could not squeeze into it any longer. I, like every kid in Wisconsin, emulated the Lambeau Leap that he created by jumping into snowbanks cradling a football. Nearly 20 years later, I’m proud [...]
In recent years, general manager Martin Mayhew and the Detroit Lions have used the draft philosophy of taking the best player available, and for the most part, it has paid off. But following the departure of Cliff Avril, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Lawrence Jackson, and Sammie Hill, it was clear that the Lions needed to reload [...]
With the NFL draft now complete several things have become clear: the Packers’ coaching staff feels a lot better about the middle of its defense than the pundits do, and that they are finally planning to pay more than just lip service to the team’s running game. After being exposed on defense in the playoffs [...]
If there’s one player that’s earned a contract extension over the past couple of seasons, it’s been Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. According to multiple reports, Rodgers signed a contract extension with the Packers this afternoon that will make him the highest-paid player in the history of the NFL.
The opening round of the 2013 NFL Draft was rather unique. From the onset, it was evident that quite a few teams were placing premiums on defense and linemen. Only two offensive skill players were taken in the first 20 picks. It was also the first time since 1963 that a running back wasn’t selected [...]
When the Green Bay Packers were finally on the clock Thursday night with the 26th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the task was to find value. That doesn’t mean getting a Hall of Famer or even a perennial Pro Bowler, but rather a player with the talent level worthy of a first-round pick that [...]
With the NFL Draft starting tonight, the story of the Green Bay Packers’ future success is about to be written. For a team like the Packers that eschews free agency and builds almost exclusively through the draft, the next three days are vitally important in rebuilding a once dominant defense. A defense that has let [...]
If there’s anything Green Bay Packers fans have learned about the NFL Draft process, it’s to trust Ted Thompson.
In February 2002, it was fitting that in the final Super Bowl that Pat Summerall called, the game ended with Adam Vinatieri’s long game-winning field goal. Vinatieri also kicked an improbable long field goal in the snow two weeks earlier in the infamous Tuck Rule game – much like Summerall once kicked a 48-yard field goal in the snow to win a critical late-season game in 1958.
‘Adam Vin-a-TIERI!!’ Was Pat’s call as the kick went through the uprights. No other explanation was needed, there was no need explaining that the New England Patriots had just won the Super Bowl.
Learning from Ray Scott many years before, Pat understood that the story could be told on television using minimal words, letting the action tell the rest of the story.
There are other outstanding talents in the business, now as in the past. Al Michaels has now been at it himself for three decades, Jim Nantz has an incredible way of somehow bringing numerology and history into the equation. You can easily consider Keith Jackson just as legendary in regards to calling the college game.
Pat Summerall, who passed away this week at age 82, remains the gold standard to live up to however.