January 15, 2011

"That makes it 48-21, and thrills the several thousand fans who are hanging around for the end..."

"... almost all of them Packers fans."

ADDED: I thought it was very eliminationist of the Packers to win that way. Where was the new civility?

35 comments:

Fen said...

I blame Sarah Palin

peter hoh said...

It was a bad day for bird teams.

E.M. Davis said...

Do you post when the Packers lose?

Ann Althouse said...

"Do you post when the Packers lose?"

It was kind of a big game this evening.

SteveR said...

Aaron Rodgers is a very good Qb

peter hoh said...

I can't recall that the blogger lady had much to say about football before she got married.

Gahrie said...

I condemn the use of "Blitz"es, "shotgun" formations and the throwing of "bombs" tonight.

Ann Althouse said...

It was wrong for the Packers to hog the ball for something like 2/3 of the time. With more sharing, the teams could have moved forward, thriving together.

Fen said...

I condemn Rap music. I know that the Falcons were NOT listening to it in the locker room, but if they had been it would account for their poor performance tonight.

So Rap artists should carefully think about the effect their lyrics have on athletes.

Meade said...

As shrill and discordant as our football can be at times, tonight was a moment that reminded us of who we really are – and how much we depend on the arm of Aaron Rodgers .

While we can’t escape our grief for having lost Brett Favre, we carry on now, mindful of those truths.

We carry on because we can. After all, this is still a time of great challenges for us to solve. We’ve got to run faster, and forge a stronger, more competitive team. We’ve got to shore up our budget, and bring down our deficits. We’ve got to keep our starters safe, and see to it that the Lambeau Dream remains vibrant and alive for our children and grandchildren.

These are challenges I believe they can meet. And I believe they can do it in a way worthy of those of us who've supported them through the season. So as business resumes next Sunday, I look forward to watching together in that same spirit of common cause with fans from both parties – because before we are Democrats or Republicans, we are Green Bay Packer fans.

Thank you, good night, and God bless the Green Bay Packers.

JAFAC said...

Quarterbacks were targeting their receivers; Linebackers were 'blitzing'; teams were attacking parts of the defense - wow; that sounds violent. Let's not even talk about the theft involved (Mr. Tramon Williams...)

Perhaps all involved should have dyed their hair to a more peaceful color and then sat around drinking a beer.

Calypso Facto said...

Packers put on a SHOW tonight! Hope they've got two more like that left in them this season.

a psychiatrist who learned from veterans said...

How do you spell that middle name? Is it c-h-u-t-z-p-a-h?

Meade said...

10:38 P.M. The Packers even dominated the Punt, Pass and Kick
Three of the 10 national age-group winners just honored on the field were wearing Packers jerseys.

peter hoh said...

Meade, it is Vikings fans who truly mourn the passing of Brett Favre.

Fen said...

Your guys played a great game.

Although I winced everytime Aaron Rodgers threw a risky pass out into the flat.

Silly me, I was explaining to the wifey that, one good step by the defensive back and its an interception run back for a touchdown. I said the Packers couldn't keep getting away with it. That it would come back to bite them in the ass.

Very next play, Atlanta threw a risky pass into the flat and Green Bay ran it back for a touchdown.

My wife looked at me like I was an idiot ;)

Beta Rube said...

Although I enjoyed the win, I couldn't help but wonder what the drubbing was doing to the self-esteem of the Falcon players.

I hope the Falcon players spend the next several days nurturing their inner child, and perhaps the Packers would do us all a favor by getting in touch with their feminine side.

And, BTW, I would like to confess my own eliminationist fantasies regarding the Bears Superbowl plans.

Fen said...

I would like to confess my own eliminationist fantasies regarding the Bears Superbowl plans.

Are you a Republican? If so, its off to the re-education camps with you. Democrats get a wrist slap because they "care" about people...

Meade said...

peter hoh said...
Meade, it is Vikings fans who truly mourn the passing of Brett Favre.

What? Oh. Sorry, Peter. I wasn't listening.

I was busy dying my hair.

a psychiatrist who learned from veterans said...

Down here in Texas, we need a little distraction from the Cowboys. A Senate seat has just been announced as open. I don't suppose Ann would need the same official Houston hotel residence as GHW Bush, but we'd enjoy her leadership into the Peaceable Kingdom.

Fred4Pres said...

We just need the Seahawks and Jets to win tomorrow to make this season extra special!

AST said...

The Atlanta Finches were looking past this game. Big mistake.

If there are mud puddles in Mississippi, Bret Favre will be jumping in them. The boy who wouldn't grow up.

Clyde said...

If the Seahawks should upset the Bears tomorrow, they would host the NFC championship game. Go Seahawks!

dont tread 2012 said...

Aaron Rodgers and the Pack were excellent last nite. No easy feat for me to say as a lifelong Vikings fan - but I think we should get beyond the sarcasm of everything having to be 'civil' as defined by the left.

Truth is the mother of hatred, indeed. Lets take care of 'ole mom and get to work with some 'tough love'.

edutcher said...

Ann Althouse said...

I thought it was very eliminationist of the Packers to win that way. Where was the new civility?

Some years ago, there were voices seriously raised about preventing such things in the NFL.

peter hoh said...

I can't recall that the blogger lady had much to say about football before she got married.

Haven't really followed the NFL in a while, but how long has it been since the Pack (yeah, I go back that far) has gotten this close?

PS I've noticed the same thing.

AllenS said...

Nobody has beaten the Packers this year. We lost 6 games, 4 by 3 points and 2 by 4 points. That is a total of only 20 points for the season. We've never been behind by more than 7 points in any game. The Pack seems to get better with every game. Wait until garage climbs out of his man-cave, he'll tell ya.

I'm also glad that Meade showed up in the Althouse Woman's Life. I'm pleased that he gets her out of the house and into physical activity that she truely seems to enjoy.

Life is good. GO PACK!

traditionalguy said...

What a downer. With that last play before halftime, I turned off the TV and did some much better things with our time. A little magical thinking was all I had left...maybe if we went to bed, then they could comeback and win. Miracle comebacks only seem to happen when we give up and turn off the TV early. Oh, well back to the drawing board. We can draft J J Watts and get revenge next year.

kent said...

It was wrong for the Packers to hog the ball for something like 2/3 of the time. With more sharing, the teams could have moved forward, thriving together.

[::chuckles::]

jr565 said...

Isn't there a problem with football elininationist rhetoric in general? THere are bombs and blitzes and formations. (In fact George Carlin did a great riff on how baseball is a 19th century pastoral game while football is a 20th century technological struggle.



"In football the object is for the quarterback, also known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line.

In baseball the object is to go home! And to be safe! - I hope I'll be safe at home!"

Maybe football is the cause of some shootings with all that violent rhetoric. The crazies just can't handle it.

Fen said...

What a downer. With that last play before halftime

I actually felt bad for the Falcons at that point. Going to the locker room after giving up 14 points in 2 minutes has to be demoralizing.

But they came out hard next half. You could tell they weren't going to just lay down. Then they had a series of bad luck, as if even Fate was working against them.

I think the worst was the 3d down pass "incompletion" where it looked (to me) like the reciever had possession before the Packer knocked the ball out of his arms and out of bounds. Of course I was wrong, the replay showed he was placing his foot down inbounds just as contact was made. I still don't understand that call, but it was like Atlanta just couldn't catch a break to keep their drive alive.

Phil 3:14 said...

It was wrong for the Packers to hog the ball for something like 2/3 of the time.

They were left with little choice, what with Atlanta giving them the ball so much.

Yesterday was a day of football dominated by the turnover. Ten turnovers in two games! Rodgers had a great game but as a relatively uninterested third party the game seemed more about Atlanta's disappointing play.

If Green Bay makes a run all the way to Dallas, how ironic that its most iconic attribute: the frozen tundra will not have played a part. It is for such a reason that we must hope that Chicago wins today, setting up an NFC final in a winter setting. Seattle is too depressing this time of year, no matter how much neon green you add to the scenery.

E.M. Davis said...

Let's all just be thankful it didn't go into sudden death.

Fen said...

It is for such a reason that we must hope that Chicago wins today

NO. Chicago must fail, else Obama will insert himself into the NFL again.

Hell, there's already som ekind of half-time presentation with O'Reilly interviewing Obama. One blowhard narcissist servicing the other.

Richard Fagin said...

I'm probably the only resident of the state of Texas who thought the 1966 NFL championship game was the best football game ever. Nothing like a pile of cheese getting shoved up the butts of "America's Team" (which they hadn't been designated quite yet). They had to put Dandy Don on Monday night Football after that.

Fen said...

Hey. I'm from Dallas, they are my team. The Lone Star State didn't choose "America's Team" as our moniker, the NFL did. For marketing.

Bob Ryan coined the term in 1978 while editing a highlight reel.

"Dallas' Hall of Fame coach Tom Landry originally did not approve of the appellation of America's Team."

Just saying, don't get all pissy with us about the nickname. It wasn't our call.