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Re: Fav Pack Moment of 2009

Postby Stomach » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:17 am

minnow wrote:Guess the Packers are glad Aaron Kampmen is leaving, Huh? Wonder if he will be tagged a traitor, too.


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Re: Fav Pack Moment of 2009

Postby Stella_Guru » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:13 pm

gargantua wrote:Unfortunately, it looks like da Bears didn't need the draft to improve their team.

The Pack sure mishandled the Kampman situation. Should have traded him last year before the regular season, and, you know, got something in return. This way, they got bupkes.

Oh, don't worry about it. There is only one team in the NFL and it's called the Player's Union. Next fall there will still be 53 cretins in Packer colors running around Lambeau. You can still pretend that they care about and are playing for you and your homeland.
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Re: Fav Pack Moment of 2009

Postby crevice beatle » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:35 am

minnow wrote:Guess the Packers are glad Aaron Kampmen is leaving, Huh? Wonder if he will be tagged a traitor, too.


Do you even watch football?
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Re: Fav Pack Moment of 2009

Postby mifflander » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:59 am

fisticuffs wrote:
But each team plays two intraconference games based on the prior year's standings. That is why the uncommon opponents for '09 were different for the Bears and Packers.


That's not set in stone. Some years the Pack or the Bears will get Tampa and its not becasue of records its becasue they used to be in our division. 3 years straight the Pack have drawn Dallas not becasue of record but becasue of rivalry. They use these games for storyline and history. The only teams getting those 2 games scheduled becasue of strength of opponent are teams who don't have either. It CAN happen the way you describe but doesn't for the most part.


Yes it is set in stone. The NFL does not schedule the Cowboys three years running because it's a rivalry. It was just coincedence. There are 16 games and it breaks down like this:

6 games vs. div. rivals (3 home & 3 away)
4 games against specific AFC div. (2 home &2 away)
4 games against specific NFC div. (2 home & 2 away)
2 games against the teams in the other NFC divisions that finished in the same place as you (1st place vs. 1st place, 2nd place vs. 2nd place etc.) (1 home & 1 away)

Since they have started this round robin format the only reason they've played non division opponents three years running (like Dallas or Tampa) is because either the Packers were playing that entire division that year or those teams finished in the same spot (1st, 2nd, 3rd) as the Packers the previous year.
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Re: Fav Pack Moment of 2009

Postby tibor » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:30 am

gargantua wrote:The Pack sure mishandled the Kampman situation. Should have traded him last year before the regular season, and, you know, got something in return. This way, they got bupkes.


Um, no. Disregarding the 20-20 hindsight portion of your post, the Packers do get, you know, something in return. They're called compensatory picks, could be as high as a third-rounder in 2011 if Kampman has a good year. If he plays very poorly, the Packers only get the satisfaction they made the right choice to not throw gobs of money at him.
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Re: Fav Pack Moment of 2009

Postby gargantua » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:22 pm

tibor wrote:
gargantua wrote:The Pack sure mishandled the Kampman situation. Should have traded him last year before the regular season, and, you know, got something in return. This way, they got bupkes.


Um, no. Disregarding the 20-20 hindsight portion of your post, the Packers do get, you know, something in return. They're called compensatory picks, could be as high as a third-rounder in 2011 if Kampman has a good year. If he plays very poorly, the Packers only get the satisfaction they made the right choice to not throw gobs of money at him.


It was a pretty common opinion, not just hindsight, that Kampman was likely not a good fit in a 3-4 defense. As a two-time pro bowler and proven effective pass rusher in the 4-3, he had greater value than a potential 3rd round draft choice, before the Packers rolled the dice and decided to try to make it work. I expect him to play well if he can stay healthy, because he'll be in a system that suits his talents.
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Re: Fav Pack Moment of 2009

Postby minnow » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:33 pm

Yeah, Crevice Beetle. Watched it all the time. Started way back when Ray Nitschke was the Defense, and Jim Taylor and Paul Horning and Bart Starr were out there playing their hearts out. And Jerry Kramer, Willie Davis, Max Magee, and others were also on the team. And Vince Lombardi. Boy was he a nasty coach, but he got the wins. Last year, we watched every Vikings game we could (don't have the ESPN and NFL channels - just straight 4 channels. And if Favre comes back, we'll watch the Vikings again. Otherwise, we may just go back to hunting and ice fishing instead.
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Re: Fav Pack Moment of 2009

Postby crevice beatle » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:30 am

minnow wrote:Yeah, Crevice Beetle. Watched it all the time. Started way back when Ray Nitschke was the Defense, and Jim Taylor and Paul Horning and Bart Starr were out there playing their hearts out. And Jerry Kramer, Willie Davis, Max Magee, and others were also on the team. And Vince Lombardi. Boy was he a nasty coach, but he got the wins. Last year, we watched every Vikings game we could (don't have the ESPN and NFL channels - just straight 4 channels. And if Favre comes back, we'll watch the Vikings again. Otherwise, we may just go back to hunting and ice fishing instead.


I suppose if I want to employ your sort of logic and weak analogous use of Favre to Kampman, I could deduce you are going to start cheering on Jacksonsville now too? Lets see, what teams are out there that don't have former Packer players...these are the ones you don't root for, right?

Please, don't go back to ice fishing and hunting... you make a better Viking fan.
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Re: Fav Pack Moment of 2009

Postby minnow » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:46 pm

CR. nope just the Vikings. We did watch Seattle when Holmgren was coaching, but only if the Packers were out of the game. And if Favre doesn't come back, we'll be finding something else to do. (Without ESPN and the NFL channels we couldn't watch anything else anyway.)
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