Al: Welcome to Super Bowl week. It was really hard finding some Packers related items this week this week, but we’ll do our best. First thing I want to do is give you all a reading assignment for after the show. That’s right, Professor Bracco is giving you some homework. A nice byproduct of the Packers making the Super Bowl is that now the best sportswriters on the National level turn their attention onto the Packers. There were some fabulous articles this week from Mike Freeman at CBSSports.com and three writers from ESPN, Gene Wojciechowski, Patrick Hruby and Wright Thompson. Look up the Packers coverage on these sites and find these articles. You will be reminded why it’s so special to be a Packers fan.
Holly: And special is certainly how the Packers players felt on Tuesday’s media day, surrounded by throngs of photographers and reporters hanging on their every word. And along with all of that, of course, there were the reporters in costumes, the ridiculous questions, and the silly requests, like the female reporter who asked to feel Clay Matthews’ hair.
Al: I guess she wanted to see if he’s really a Suave kind of guy. But in any case, back to football. There are two players this week fighting high ankle sprains and hoping to play on Sunday. Erik Walden of the Packers and Maurkice Pouncey of the Steelers are both optimistic, but only Walden has been able to practice. There so no debating that both guys will do whatever it takes to play, including as many injections as needed to dull the pain on Sunday.
Holly: One thing that has been debated this week is; which team has the better fans? Multiple websites are holding polls, contests and competitions to determine which team has the more storied history, the more rabid fans, the better uniforms, the better tailgate food and on and on. None of this, of course matters. Community-owned Green Bay is the real America’s team, Pittsburgh is a close second and they get to play in the shiny new home of the phony America’s team. Poetic justice, if you ask me.
Al: That it is Holly. On a more serious note, the Packer’s Cullen Jenkins is struggling with a family issue. Jenkins father, who lives in Hawaii, hasn’t been heard from since Christmas. Jenkins father raised Cullen and his brother Kris as a single parent since Jenkins was 10 months old. While his line coach has no worries about Jenkins being fully focused on Sunday, Jenkins is holding on to a game ticket for his Dad, in hopes that he will hear from him before the game.
Holly: And the week before Super Bowl is also awards week. Clay Matthews just missed becoming the second straight Packer to win the Defensive Player of the Year Award, being edged out by the Steelers’ Troy Polamalu. Aaron Rodgers took home a trophy this week, being named the Fedex Air NFL Player of the Year, while Mike McCarthy garnered not a single vote in the Coach of the Year voting.
“News from the Packers Twitterverse…”
Holly: You have to love Nick Barnett. He’s a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, but that sure makes him interesting. After swearing of twitter once again after picture gate, Nick was back this week, tweeting, “Looks like there has been a resurrection from my twittercide! Go Pack Go! ”
AL: And it looks like everyone is getting into the twitter act, even Jerry Jones. When it was stated by twitter user @The BlueScreen that it’s the real Jerry Jones, Jason Wilde had this quick response, “His Tweets are real … and they’re spectacular.”
Holly: There was another addition to the Twitter Universe this week, and unlike Jerry Jones, it’s someone that Packers fans actually care about, Greg Jennings. I think the Packer Ranter pretty much summed up our feelings when he said: I’m Pretty sure the BEST thing that has happened so far this week is @GregJennings being on twitter.”
Al: And speaking of good things about twitter, how about the great job being done by the CheeseheadTV fearsome foursome, keeping us up to date on the happenings in Dallas. To Corey Behnke, Brian Carriveau, Alex Tallitsch and our very own Jayme Joers, a big thank you and a job well done.
…YOU are the CheeseheadRadio Tweeters of the Week——————
Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.