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November

How to Forget About the Packers Losing to the Giants (Hint: It Involves Beer)

Packers and Beer.

Packers and Beer.

The Packers got destroyed on Sunday night. It really wasn’t much of a game from about the middle of the second quarter on.

I’m not used to the Packers getting blown out, so I didn’t know how to react. My mind started wandering in the second half.

Instead of panicking or trying to figure out why my favorite football team just laid an egg on national TV, I started thinking about which Packers players reminded me of certain types of beer.

I like beer. I like the Packers. Thinking about beer and the Packers is a lot more fun than being depressed about the Packers losing to the Giants.

Here are my random thoughts on which Packers (and some non-Packers) remind me of certain types of beer. If you also want to take your mind off of Sunday night, use the comments section to chime in with some of your own comparisons.

Packers & Beer
Ryan Pickett: Darkness. Heavy and strong. Overwhelming if you’re not ready for it.

Tramon Williams: Grain Belt Nordeast. Punches the clock and comes ready to work every day.

Mike Neal: Michelob Golden Draft Light. Careful, the bottle breaks easily.

Donald Driver: Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss. There are better options, but it remains a Wisconsin favorite.

Clay Matthews: Size 7 IPA. A little undersized, but brings it every time you pour one.

Jermichael Finley: Ten Cent Strohs. Whenever Finley drops a pass or says something stupid, fans pound ten cent Stroh’s and this happens.

Casey Hayward: Divine Oculust. Under-the-radar, but very good and gaining popularity.

A.J. Hawk: Coors Light. Great when you were in college…

Aaron Rodgers: Abbrassive Ale. Simply amazing. Usually the best.

James Jones: Miller High Life. People are always trying to trade it for something better.

Randall Cobb: Small Axe Golden Ale. Tasty, easy-to-consume, and room to get even better.

B.J.Raji: Bad Elf. Expensive. Disappears sometimes. Hard to find. REALLY good when it bothers to show up in your fridge.

Mike McCarthy: Spotted Cow. On the surface, appears to be just another light beer. Then you take a sip and realize there’s more to it.

Mason Crosby: Grandpa’€™s Moonshine. Careful around this stuff. One sip can destroy everything.

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June

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

Surviving Sunday with no Packers football.

Surviving Sunday with no Packers Football

Instead of kicking off this edition of Surviving Sunday with the usual long, rambling dissertation on the Packers or football, I’ll start things off with an important life lesson for our younger readers.

I am 3o years old. I went out last night and could barely get out of bed this morning. Those four 16-oz. Surly Cynics I consumed must have went straight to my head and morphed into a giant hammer, which is now pounding away at my brain.

In four hours, I will be going out again. More Surly will be consumed. Probably some other stuff, too (don’t worry, the “other stuff” is perfectly legal). I’ll likely be going out on Sunday, also.

Thirty is way too old to go out drinking on multiple nights during the same week. I have no idea why I’m trying to pull off three days in a row. I might never recover. My family might have to put me in a nursing home on Monday.

Back in my college days, three straight days of drinking was considered a warm-up for the weekend. Now that I’m 30, it’s considered a death sentence.

If you’re still in college or far enough away from 30 to still enjoy going out and getting crazy, congratulations. Make sure you have fun while it lasts, because when it ends, it ends suddenly.

And the ending isn’t pretty.

On to some Packers news:

Finley, Jennings (M.D., not Greg), and Seat Licenses

  • Jermichael Finley spoke this week and, as usual, he was great. Packers fans tend to get up in arms whenever Finley opens his mouth and I can never figure out what the fuss is about. Finley has personality. I’ll take a player who’s open and honest over a player who has been programmed by the team to just regurgitate cliches and nonsense. As long as Aaron Rodgers is the QB and Mike McCarthy is the coach, I don’t think Packers fans need to worry about a player like Finley disrupting team chemistry or causing a rift with his words. The QB and coach know how to handle a guy like Finely.