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July

Surviving Sunday: Packers News, Notes and Links for the Football Deprived

Surviving Sundays With No Packers Football

Surviving Sundays With No Packers Football

I’m filling in today for Adam Czech, who is away enjoying the great outdoors in the wilds of Minnesota. Adam’s got a pretty good arm, so hopefully he’s not kidnapped by desperate Vikings fans looking for a real quarterback. We’ll keep you posted.

This is one of only a few more Surviving Sundays you’ll see this year, as the Packers open their training camp next Friday. What I thought was going to be a long hiatus seems to have flown by. I suppose being incredibly busy with work, a kitchen remodel project and running multiple blogs and a podcast network ¬†will make the time pass quicker.

But here we are, the NFL 2013-2014 season is upon us. If by no other means, I can tell that by the string of excellent training camp battle and positional groups articles I’ve been reading all week on ALLGBP.com and PackersTalk.com. (That sentence was brought to you courtesy of the “Shameless Self-Promotion Department.”)

Of course, there are plenty of other fine sources of information about our Green Bay Packers, and some will be featured in the links below. But first, I want to give a plug to a publication that is near and dear to my heart, and brings back many fond memories, The Packer Report.

Back in the pre-internet days, it wasn’t easy being a Packers fan in NJ. Local newspapers covered, yes, the Giants and Jets, two teams I couldn’t care less about. There wasn’t even a national paper like USA today, where you might hope to see a little snippet about your team. But there was, as it was called back then, Ray Nitschke’s Packer Report.

Once a week during the season and less frequently during the off-season, the Green and Gold covered newspaper would arrive in my mail, usually on a Tuesday. That would have been fantastic if it was covering the game that just happened, but alas, by the time I got it, it was talking about the game that happened two Sundays ago. Still, it didn’t matter. It was information about my Packers I could get nowhere else.