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15

July

NFL MVP odds – Packers Rodgers Behind only One Other Player, Lacy Makes List

Aaron Rodgers - NFL MVP

Aaron Rodgers – NFL MVP

As I’ve written previously, I’m always intrigued by NFL “Future” or “prop” bets.”  Last time around, we took a look at Super Bowl odds for all the NFL teams. (If you need more info on Super Bowl betting, be sure to check out SuperBowlBets.com).

This time around, let’s take a look at the current odds for the player who will win the NFL MVP award in the 2014-2015 season (odds are provided by Bovada.lv, formerly Bodog).

ODDS TO WIN NFL MVP

 

Peyton Manning 3/1
Aaron Rodgers 6/1
Drew Brees 7/1
Tom Brady 9/1
Andrew Luck 16/1
Jay Cutler 20/1
Matthew Stafford 20/1
Colin Kaepernick 22/1
Adrian Peterson 25/1
Calvin Johnson 25/1
Robert Griffin III 25/1
Russell Wilson 25/1
LeSean McCoy 28/1
Nick Foles 28/1
Cam Newton 33/1
Matt Ryan 33/1
Philip Rivers 40/1
Tony Romo 40/1
Ben Roethlisberger 50/1
Marshawn Lynch 50/1
Eli Manning 66/1
Jamaal Charles 66/1
Jimmy Graham 66/1
Julio Jones 66/1
Matt Forte 66/1
Brandon Marshall 75/1
Demaryius Thomas 75/1
Dez Bryant 75/1
Andy Dalton 100/1
Arian Foster 100/1
Chris Johnson 100/1
Rob Gronkowski 100/1
Alex Smith 150/1
Alfred Morris 150/1
Antonio Brown 150/1
Demarco Murray 150/1
Eddie Lacy 150/1
Joe Flacco 150/1
C.J. Spiller 200/1
Frank Gore 200/1
Johnny Manziel 200/1
Eric Decker 300/1
Geno Smith 300/1

Interesting stuff:

Only three running backs crack the top 20; Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy and Marshawn Lynch.  AP & McCoy certainly deserve to be in there. Both play on teams without an established QB and are more likely to be the star on their team. As much as I like Marshawn Lynch (if only Ted had traded for … oh, never mind), he is unlikely to be MVP in a Russell Wilson-led offense and should probably be in the 100-1 range.  Much like Eddie Lacy will never be “the guy” in a Rodgers-led offense.

Only one wide receiver makes the top 20, Megatron at 25-1. Next closest receiver is Julio Jones at 66-1.  Same odds as tight end (or wide receiver or whatever) Jimmy Graham.

Jay Cutler and Matthew Stafford are both higher than Colin Kaepernick, Russel Wilson, RGIII and Cam Newton. Oh come on… Really? Is marijuana legal in Vegas now too? I suppose it should be – would probably make as much sense there as anywhere.

Eric Decker makes the list? Vegas does know his QB is no longer Peyton Manning, right?

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14

July

Packers Tailgate Party – July 23, Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Tailgate Party Fundraiser

Tailgate Party Fundraiser

For Packers fans in Wisconsin or others coming in early for training camp, there’s a fantastic event taking place a week from this Wednesday on July 23. The event is a Packers Tailgate party / Charity Fundraiser on the grounds of Wisconsin Harley-Davidson of Oconomowoc, just 30 minutes west of Milwaukee. 

Organized by Mark Mayfield of Mayfield Sports Marketing, admission to the party is free, as is the parking. There will be appearances by several Green Bay players, live music, food, beverages, prizes, raffles, and more.

There will be a “Packers Ticket Booth,” where you can get your picture taken with current or former Packers players. Confirmed to appear will be Ahman Green, Gilbert Brown, Don Barclay, DuJuan Harris and Sean Richardson. Here’s a special 50% off offer for the photo booth (must order by July 19).

There will also be autograph sessions with the players.

100% of the proceeds will go towards various charities, such as MDA, Oconomowoc American Legion, Oconomowoc Lions Club and the Veterans Memorial Park fund in Oconomowoc. So come on out, have a great time, meet some Packers players and support some worthwhile causes.

Mayfield Sports Marketing is a sports marketing firm and booking agency. They offer a wide range of Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and other professional athletes for autograph sessions, golf outings, and football camps, as well as other paid appearances or endorsement deals. For more information about hiring a Packers player for your next event, use this contact form.

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June

Gilbert Brown Football Camp Returns – But Wait, There’s MORE!

Gilbert Brown Youth Football Camp

Gilbert Brown Youth Football Camp

This July 22nd – 24th, the highly successful Gilbert Brown Youth Football Camp returns to Oconomowac Wisconsin for it’s fourth straight year. But as if that wasn’t enough, Gilbert and event organizer Mark Mayfield have added something for everyone during those days.

The “Amp It Up” Tumble and Cheer Camp (put on by Xtreme Cheer AthletiX) will be going on at the same time and location as the Football camp. Now your little Cheerleader can get professional training and meet World Champion gymnast Chellsie Memmel while your little football player works on their skills with Gilbert Brown and other coaches. Both camps are for children in Grades 1-6.

Mayfield Sports Marketing has partnered with Wisconsin Harley Davidson and Xtreme Cheer AthleticX, for these camps. They will take place on the grounds of Wisconsin Harley Davidson, located at 1280 Blue Ribbon Drive, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

Gilbert Brown Camp Details:

  • Learn from and Interact with Gilbert Brown
  • Meet Special Guests ** PACKERS AHMAN GREEN, DON BARCLAY, DUJUAN HARRIS AND SEAN RICHARDSON ** Players scheduled to appear July 23. Time TBD and may change without notice.**
  • Special Gift sponsored by Associated Bank
  • Each camper will receive an OFFICIAL Gilbert Brown Camp T-shirt
  • Exclusive Camp Team Photo with Gilbert Brown
  • Opportunity to Participate in Contests and Win Prizes
  • A Fun and Educational Experience
  • Free admission to Mayfield Sports and WI Harley Davidson Tailgate Party

Amp it Up Camp Details:

  • Learn from and Interact with Amber and her team
  • Meet Special Guest is Olympic Champion and World Champion CHELLSIE MEMMEL *and UW Badgers former and current cheerleaders * Chellsie is scheduled to appear July 23. Time TBD and may change without notice.**
  • Amp It Up t-shirt
  • Exclusive Camp Team Photo
  • Set of Pom-Poms and Hair Bow
  • Special Gift sponsored by Associated Bank
  • Opportunity to Participate in Contests and Win Prizes
  • A Fun and Educational Experience
  • Free admission to Mayfield Sports and WI Harley Davidson Tailgate Party

 

There are morning and afternoon sessions for each of the camp. To sign up for any session, go to the camp registration page.

 

BUT WAIT, THERE”S MORE!

Tailgate Party Fundraiser

Tailgate Party Fundraiser

After the camps are over on the 24th, Harley Davidson, Mayfield Sports Marketing and a host of sponsors are holding a massive tailgate party which will include appearances by several Green Bay players, live music, food, beverages, prizes, raffles, and more. 100% of the proceeds will go toward the Veterans Memorial Park fund in Oconomowoc.

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June

Super Bowl Odds to Consider on a Summer Evening

2015 Super Bowl oddsFresh into Summer 2014, my thoughts turn not to the escaping the humidity “down the shore” as we say in NJ, or enjoying a sticky, dripping soft serve cone at our favorite ice cream shop. No, my thoughts turn to Super Bowl XLIX and what the Packers odds are to win.

Hey, don’t judge…

While not an avid gambler, I’ve always been intrigued by the so-called “futures” bets. Instead of betting on the winner of this weeks’ game or who wins the coin toss (a “prop” bet), I’d rather take a chance on predicting some huge future event, like a Super Bowl, for instance.

Anytime I’ve made it to Vegas, I’ve always put some money down on the Packers to win the Super Bowl. I just missed winning on Super Bowl XLV, having unfortunately just visited Vegas the year before and bet on the Packers to win at 15-1 odds.  That was the year of that crazy playoff loss to the Cardinals that still burns whenever I think about it.

But back to this year. Looking at the latest odds at http://www.bettingsports.com/nfl/, I’m a bit surprised that there is no team under 6-1. With the NFL Champion Seahawks the deserved favorites, I’m also surprised that the team they dismantled in the Super Bowl, the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos, are right behind at 7-1. Are they calling the Seahawks rout a fluke?

The top five is rounded out by the Patriots (9-1), 49ers (15-2), and Packers (10-1). Personally, I’d have the 49ers as the second favorites to win it all. I felt last year that Seattle and San Fran were the two best teams in the NFL and nothing has changed in my mind.

I’d also rate the Packers third, overall. I’m building more and more confidence in this team, especially with the improvements to the defense and the reported vigor the players are attacking OTAs with.  It’s been my contention that Mike McCarthy teams have been a bit too “professional” in temperament and needed a little more attitude. Enter Mike Daniels. With his recent comments about the need for more nastiness, especially on defense, I’m hoping his attitude is contagious and this is a different defense in 2015.

Should you find yourself in Las Vegas this year, be sure to head on down to the Sports Book in your hotel and place a few ducats on the Packers to win it all. I think you’re getting a good deal at 10-1.

8

June

Help Make Jerry Kramer a Hall of Famer and Win His One of a Kind Autographed Football

Jerry Kramer Autographed Football

Jerry Kramer Autographed Football

It’s that time of year when the Hall of Fame Seniors Committee starts considering candidates for nomination. As Packers fans, we all know about the travesty that is Jerry Kramer, he who was voted one of the best players of the NFL’s first 50 years, not being in the Hall of Fame.

As I’ve written before, it’s a wrong that needs to be righted.

It’s also a crusade we’ve taken up before, helping his daughter, Alicia in her efforts to persuade the Hall of Fame committee members. While success has eluded us, it’s not something we’re planning on giving up on.

We are calling on all of Packer Nation to join in on this effort, and to give you all a little extra incentive, anyone who helps is eligible to win this fabulous one of a kind autographed football by the man himself, Jerry Kramer. The football has been generously donated to the cause by our sponsor, Waukesha Sports Cards. Check their web site for a great collection of Packers memorabilia.

Here are the details:

How to help and  be eligible to win this football:

At this link, you’ll find a list of the Hall of Fame Voters, their email addresses, twitter accounts and mailing addresses. Right now, focus should be on the Senior Committee members (in bold).

We want you to contact the voters in a respectful, friendly manner. Don’t be aggressive or overly dramatic. I will provide some examples at the end of this post to use as templates for your own words or just edit and send.

For every communication you send, you will receive points. Each point will count as an entry in the contest.

1 point – send a tweet to a Hall of Fame Voter (Special focus on Senior Committee members at this time). You MUST include the hashtag #Kramer4HOF.

1 point - Share our Facebook post with your friends (see it below).

5 points – send an email to a Hall of Fame Voter (Special focus on Senior Committee members at this time). You MUST CC: AllGreenBayPackers@gmail.com.

10 points – mail a letter to a Hall of Fame Voter (Special focus on Senior Committee members at this time). You MUST take a picture of your addressed AND stamped envelope and email the pic to AllGreenBayPackers@gmail.com.

12

May

The Full Story of the Packers 2014 NFL Draft – Day By Day

The talented writers at ALLGBP.com did a stellar job over the last four days bringing you oodles of in-depth NFL draft coverage.

New Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

New Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Want to see how it all went down? Read on:
 
Tracking the Packers 2014 Undrafted Free Agent Signings (UDFA)
 
Green Bay Packers Final 2014 Draft Board
 
Cory’s Corner: Jared Abbrederis steals Day 3 for Packers
 
Packers 2014 NFL Draft Seventh Round Pick: Jeff Janis, Wide Receiver, Saginaw Valley State
 
Packers 2014 NFL Draft – Sixth Round Pick: Demetri Goodson, Cornerback, Baylor
 
Packers 2014 NFL Draft – Fifth Round Pick: Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin
 
Packers 2014 NFL Draft – Fifth Round Pick: Corey Linsley, Center, Ohio State
 
Packers 2014 NFL Draft – Fourth Round Pick: Carl Bradford, LB, Arizona State
 
My Top 25 Day Three Targets for the Green Bay Packers: 2014 NFL Draft
 
Who’s Next for the Packers? Looking Ahead at NFL Draft Rounds 4 – 7
 
Cory’s Corner: Davante Adams has top Packers grade on Day 2
 
Packers 2014 NFL Draft – Third Round Pick: Richard Rodgers, TE, Cal-Berkeley
 
Packers 2014 NFL Draft – Third Round Pick: Khyri Thornton, DT, Southern Mississippi
 
Packers 2014 NFL Draft – Second Round Pick: Davante Adams, WR, Fresno ST.
 
My Top 25 Day Two Targets for the Green Bay Packers: 2014 NFL Draft
 
Who’s Next for the Packers? Looking Ahead at NFL Draft Rounds 2 and 3
 
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was the perfect pick for the Packers
 
Packers 2014 NFL Draft: Day 1 Grade and Analysis
 
Packers 2014 NFL Draft – First Round Pick: Ha’Sean “Ha Ha” Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
 
Packers 2014 NFL Draft – 10 Last-Minute Predictions, Opinions and Whispers
 
My One and Only 2014 Packers Mock Draft – ALLGBP.COM
 
NFL Draft Picks to Make You Cringe or Smile – 2014 Edition
 
ALLGBP.COM 2014 NFL DRAFT “FUBAR” Board (i.e. WOULD NOT DRAFT)
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May

Tracking the Packers 2014 Undrafted Free Agent Signings (UDFA)

According to various sources, these are the undrafted free agents the Packers are signing. Click on the player’s name for more information about him.

ILB Joe Thomas, South Carolina State - Reported by Tom Silverstein

DE/OLB Denico Autry, Mississippi - Reported by Tom Silverstein

QB Chase Rettig, Boston College - Reported by Michael Rodney

RB Raijon Neal, Tennessee - Reported by Adam Caplan

OG John Fullington, Washington State - Reported by Tom Silverstein

LB Jake Doughty, Utah State - Reported by Aaron Wilson

DB Ryan White, Auburn - Reported by Michael Rodney

DE/OLB Jayrone Elliott, Toledo - Toledo Assoc. AD

DT Mike Pennel, Colorado State-Pueblo - Reported by representatives MAG Sports

DL Carlos Gray, NC State - Reported by Aaron Wilson

TE Justin Perillo, Maine - Reported by Mike Loyko

OL Jordan McCray, Central Florida - Reported by Green Bay Press-Gazette

OLB Adrian Hubbard, Alabama - Reported by Tom Silverstein

S Tanner Miller, Iowa - Reported by Tom Silverstein

RB LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State - Reported by Tom Silverstein

 

Invited to Rookie Camp on a tryout basis:


PK Vincenzo D’Amato, California
ILB 
Nate Dreiling, Pittsburg St.
DB 
Jamal Ellis, Newberry
RB James Sims, Kansas
RB Chris Rycraw, Ouachita Baptist
OLB Jordan Stanton, James Madison
P Paul Layton, Temple
DL L.T. Tuipolutu, Utah
OLB Shaun Lewis, Oklahoma St.
QB Jacob Karam, Memphis

 

 

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Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He is a PFWA member who can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.

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