Posts Tagged ‘Green Bay Packers’

Football can be a brutal game. We expect the violence, and most of the time we even appreciate it. But even with football there is a line that should never be crossed.

The Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh, a player whose viciousness I’ve enjoyed from time to time, clearly crossed that line on Thanksgiving.

Ndomukong Suh, while getting up from a tackle, needlessly shoved the head of Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith into the turf, and then for good measure kick-stomped his arm. Watching the various replays, suggests that Suh did the deed on purpose hoping no one would see.

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Coach worship is a virtual religion in this country. It’s a key pillar in our understanding and enjoyment of sports. The best example of coach worship might be the reverence we hold for the Green Bay Packer’s legendary head coach Vince Lombardi, who is perhaps football’s greatest coaching icon, and deservedly so. The Super Bowl trophy is named for Lombardi.

But rarely if ever do I read, watch or hear about real coaching excellence or genius when it comes to the assessment of minority coaches.

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Conventional wisdom mandated that New England’s heralded Tom Brady would easily outplay the Jets’ second-year quarterback Mark Sanchez. Conventional wisdom also had it that Bill Belichick could not possibly be out-coached by a guy who is now America’s most famous admirer of feet.

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Okay I admit it. Brett Favre really did defy time. Quick release, pinpoint accuracy, almost all of his passes at just the right moment. That is how Brett Favre used to play in his prime. That’s how he played last night on Monday Night Football. Thanks largely to Favre, Minnesota won at home 30 to […]

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The Game of the Week is easily Green Bay against Minnesota on Monday Night Football. It will be Brett Favre’s first game against the Packers since he left the team two seasons ago. Favre denies its a revenge game. But don’t believe a word he says. Favre’s track record for honesty is pretty shaky these […]

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