What a wild ride!
If these aren’t great times to be a Packer I just don’t know what times you’re looking for.
Absolutely, it would have been better to make the big dance. No, win the big dance.
But the one-time 4-6 Packers ripped off eight in a row, including smoking the nemesis Seahawks, taking care of business for the North against the Vikings and Lions in Weeks 16 and 17, dropping the dangerous Giants in the Wild Card Round and shocking the top-seeded Cowboys in the Divisional round.
Now that’s what I call high quality H2O, I mean foosball, I mean football.
Don’t take it for granted. We likely have several years left, as long as the difference-maker Aaron Rodgers keeps his health, but who knows when Green Bay will find a suitable replacement after he’s done.
So enjoys runs like this one while we can, and thank God we aren’t Vikings, Lions or – heaven forbid – Bears fans.
A comprehensive review of this exciting season is included, along with several of the top photos of the year. Relive the season, game-by-game, from Game 1 through the end of the playoffs.
Jeff Ash writes about Eric Goska, a free-lance researcher and true master statistician. His idea of fun is to chart old games from the Packers deep past, and he has nearly ever one completed from 1950 up to today.
Walter Rhein explores another target of the “Fire everyone!” crowd, general manager Ted Thompson. He discusses why he thinks that is a mistake. With the Packers tying the Patriots for the second-most consecutive playoff appearances in NFL history at eight it should seem self-evident, but that doesn’t mean the calls for replacement don’t exist.
We take a quick look at some of the brews out these named for facets of Packerdom.
Publisher Chris Wood honors requests to be able to read the back-of-album notes on the early football albums from a recent article. He also explains the foldie fad the Denver radio station exploited for a mean prank before Super Bowl XXXII.
With the past season a bright memory behind us, we look forward to the whole process of 2017 ahead.
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