You know we’re hurting for Packer news when…

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Articles like this are written. I like Lori’s stuff generally and it’s not that this is an irrelevant article (just ask the Cleveland Browns). But equipment cleaning? Really? I’m usually all for taking a different angle on things or writing about unique or obscure topics, but this seems to me to be more of a total boredom article brought to life by the simple question: what can I possibly write about next?. Been there Lori, been there.

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2 Responses to “You know we’re hurting for Packer news when…”

  1. Campbell Says:

    How sexist that the only female Packer insider/sports reporter is given this story.

    I guess the Old Boy’s Club denizens (Hunt, McGinn etal) were otherwise occupied.

    Ps..given the Rodgers hysteria..I’m calculating he’ll break all of Favre’s records by Thanksgiving..2012.

  2. CindyV Says:

    From Pro Football Talk today:

    Aaron Rodgers says he’s “superultracompetitive”
    Posted by Mike Florio on July 19, 2010 7:00 PM ET
    Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has landed in the eyes of many league observers as one of the best quarterbacks in the game. And that’s where he wants to be.

    He’d be even higher if he would get rid of the ball a little more quickly.

    “The last thing I want people to think is that I don’t take football seriously,” Rodgers told Tim Keown of ESPN The Magazine in a feature that landed Rodgers on the cover of the latest issue of the publication. “I’m superultracompetitive. But at the same time, my life is not on the line. My playing reputation is on the line, but nothing tangible. When I tell people I’m not nervous before games, does that mean I don’t take it seriously? No, it means I’m not nervous because I’m confident, and I prepared my butt off all week.”

    Rodgers also took a slap at some of the guys picked higher in the draft than the former Cal quarterback, who plummeted out of the top 20 picks in round one five years ago, at a time when it appeared that the team for which he rooted growing up, the 49ers, possibly would make him the No. 1 overall pick.

    “I see so many silver-spoon guys, and I don’t think the mental toughness is always there,” Rodgers said. “I’ve dealt with adversity. I’ve dealt with disappointment. I’ve dealt with not being picked and not being one of the guys. When I see adversity now, I look forward to it. When I see opportunity, I make the most of it.”

    Though that last part sounds vaguely like the first draft of the lyrics to a Steve Winwood song, it’s a good approach. And it has served Rodgers well.

    It’ll serve him even better if he can get rid of the ball faster in 2010.

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