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    Packers fans 21 years and older are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to Chicago a day early with a free Packers Everywhere Pep Rally. Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy will take part in the pre-gameday excitement by greeting fans and participating in a Q-and-A session with Wayne Larrivee, the radio voice of the Packers. Packers alumni Mark Chmura and Don Beebe will also be at the rally to socialize with fans, sign autographs and discuss their thoughts on the next day’s game against the Bears. A round-table discussion with writers Vic Ketchman, Mike Spofford and the audience will conclude the event.

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There's no cold like Green Bay cold

Posted Dec 20, 2013

It's not what you did, it's what you do that counts

Rasean from Orlando, FL

I saw that interview with Bill Cowher, and given that he was one of the best coaches in the NFL, it has to give me and other Packers fans more confidence in this Packers team.

Coach Cowher is a straight shooter. He also said this will be a tough game for the Packers. This isn’t your typical Steelers team, but one thing about them hasn’t changed: They’ll still hit you.

George from Sturgeon Bay, WI

I think the postgame incident between Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz supports your belief that postgame contact should be minimized.

It was spicy and I kind of like that, but it wasn’t a proud moment. Show me that you can line up 92 players and 40 coaches and have them pass each other and shake hands without incident every week, and I’m all for it. Let’s see, in a 16-game weekend, that’s 1,472 players and 640 coaches, and no incidents? That’s funny. I’m very happy for hockey’s honor, but I also remember the Red Wings whining and crying a few years ago that Sidney Crosby didn’t show them enough respect in the handshake ceremony following the deciding game of the Stanley Cup finals. Just win and get off the field, baby.

Chad from Stratford, WI

The Packers struggle tackling and defending against a QB who is mobile. How is the defense going to stop Big Ben?

I envision Clay Matthews having a big day.

Steven from Las Vegas, NV

Do you pronounce your last name Ketchuhm or Ketchmuhn?

Congratulations, Steven, you’re in the Hall of Fame.

Roland from Glen Cove, NY

Vic, you wrote that McCarthy seemed optimistic about Rodgers, then Mike wrote that Rodgers did not sound optimistic about being cleared. Did anyone check if Dr. McKenzie is optimistic? He is the only one that matters, at this point.

This is the most fun I’ve had since Bradshaw let that myna bird sit on his right arm to try and make the pain go away. As the bird moved up Bradshaw’s right arm, Bradshaw said he felt his arm get warm and the healing begin. As it turned out, it didn’t work, but it sure made for a good story.

Brian from Ellettsville, IN

Hey, Griswold, where do you think you’re gonna put a tree that big?

In the living room?

Mark from Stewartville, MN

Vic, I’d love to see the Packers go all the way, too, but I’m concerned about the defense’s ability to stop the run. Can the Packers fix that problem at this late date?

The Colts allowed the Jaguars to rush for 375 yards in Week 14 of the 2006 season, and the Colts went on to win the Super Bowl and, in my opinion, it was the defense that led the way. What you did no longer matters. At this point in the season, it’s what you do that counts.

Derek from Eau Claire, WI

If there is heavy snow on Sunday (which is a possibility), who does that favor, the Packers or the Steelers?

The Steelers are a cold-weather team, but it’s 56 degrees in Pittsburgh today and temperatures are forecast to go into the 60s this weekend. It’s been a warm week there. I think cold weather favors the Packers for this simple reason: There’s no cold in the league like Green Bay cold. I can’t help but wonder what the reaction will be on that plane when it breaks through the clouds and gets a look at the ground.


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