Cheesehead Radio News – 11/26/10 – 12/2/10, News From the Packers Twitterverse and Beyond
Packer News 11/26/10 – 12/2/10
AL: Well, the man known around these parts as simply, “Tramon” got his big payday from the Packers this week. Unlike Atari Bigby, Tramon chose to come to camp in shape, sign his tender, and let his play on the field do his talking for him. I think that’s worked out pretty well for all involved. And by the way, that’s the way a real man handles such a situation, Mr. Bigby.
Holly: Well, Al, there’s no shortage of real men on the Packer’s injured reserve list. The gaudy number is now up to 13, rather appropriate considering how unlucky the Packers have been in that department. Any more additions, and the Packers will be fund-raising for a new medical wing at the Hutson Center.
Al: The Atlanta Falcons know just how the Packers feel. Bill Huber of PackerReport.com points out that last year, the Falcons had 11 players on injured reserve, including significant starters, just like the Packers. They still managed a respectable 9-7 record, and this year, with the injury bug gone, have shown this season how good they are.. How the Packers have withstood the injury onslaught during this year is pretty impressive. I hope they get the chance to play with a healthy team next season, so they can answer the question of how good they really are.
Holly: And with the concussion to Dimitri Nance, we may finally get to find out how good James Starks is, which should make his legions of rabid fans very happy. With many Packer fans so desperate for a running game, they have been talking up Starks like he’s the second coming, despite never having taken an NFL snap. Imagine the collective groan you’ll hear if Starks doesn’t impress.
Al : A lot of people were not impressed with Mike McCarthy’s non-challenge of the Tony Gonzalez catch that replays showed was probably incomplete. Supposedly, the replay was late coming into the coaches’ booth, something McCarthy attributed to “home field advantage.” This was discussed on Packers Transplants the other night, with Corey Behnke saying the Packers need a tech guru to implement a system where information is received immediately, regardless of what stadium they are in.
Holly: And you would also need a tech guru to figure out all of the wildcard possibilities at this point in the season. But when it comes to winning the NFC North, the Packers control their own destiny with a very simple formula. If the Packers win out, they will win the NFC North Division Title, regardless of what Chicago does. So for the Packers, it’s Just Win Baby…
News From the Packers Twitterverse
Al: Well, this is throwback week for the Packers,which means they get to don the Superhero Costumes, but without capes, of course. And there’s one prominent Packer player that isn’t crazy about these uniforms either, and he goes by the name of Aaron Rodgers. I learned this thanks to Fox-11 sports anchor Paige Pearson, who tweeted, “Rodgers clearly doesn’t dig the throwback jerseys. Likes the idea of throwbacks, just not the one’s the Packers will be sporting on Sunday.
Holly: Well after the Packers lost to the Falcons and the onslaught of twitter complaining ensued, one Packers player who could only watch the game on TV had to calm the masses. The Packers king of twitter, Jermichael Finley had this to say, “Pack nation is set up for greatness for a long time… so everybody just take a deep one.”
Al: And our final tweet today comes from Aaron Nagler of CheeseheadTV. He was asked by a twitter user called @mamahealthmusic how old his kid has to be before he can teach hin the “Bears still suck” song. To which Nagler replied, “You mean you weren’t chanting it when he was in the womb?” I agree you’re never too young…
And that folks, was the Cheesehead Radio Tweet of the Week.
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Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.