From Bengals to Bye: Packers Recover From Week 4

When a kiddie pool has more depth than your active roster, it’s time for a bye week. My beloved Packers were dropping like flies Sunday as we handed a gift-wrapped victory to the Cincinatti Bengals.  It began with a seemingly accidental yet powerful blow to Jermichael Finley by Bengals Safety George Iloka…then an injured knee on James Starks (who was starting as a backup to previously injured running back Eddie Lacy). Rookie Johnathan Franklin replaced Starks and rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in his first regular season NFL appearance. Impressive.  But with four minutes left in the the fourth quarter and the game on the line, Franklin fumbled. The fumble and … [Read more...]

Why We Heart Jermichael Finley

Jermichael Finley is my hero. At least he was on Sunday when he scored three touchdowns against our ever looming rival to the south: da Bears. Here's why we love him: Three of his seven catches went for touchdowns on Sunday. It was the second three-TD game in Packers history by a tight end. He played in 14 games his rookie year, which was second most among all Packers rookies, trailing only to wide-receiver (and speed demon) Jordy Nelson. His half-brother is former Texas A&M fullback, Jorvorskie Lane, the school's all0time leading scorer with 50 career touchdowns. He's a family man. He has a wife, Courtney, and two kids: Kayden and Jayla. He's a pretty terrible golfer, … [Read more...]