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#1 Posted on 6.1.04 0803.15
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Ah, Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love...


    Originally posted by some early 90's SNL episode
    Luckily for me it was a pig fetus they threw at me, and not a human fetus...like in Philadelphia. And this time, the jar didn't break...like in Philadelphia."
    --Referee Pittman (John Goodman), "The Referee Pittman Show"


...until you read William Bunch's latest column. (Philadelphia Daily News)

Is he always this big an A-hole? Screw you, pal! GO PACK GO!
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#2 Posted on 6.1.04 1015.43
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Isnt that the guy who talked smack about St Louis a few years back and then looked like an idiot when they got thier asses handed to them here at the TWA Dome?

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#3 Posted on 6.1.11 1116.03
Of course I had to find the column. Thanks to the Internet Archive, IT LIVES AGAIN:
    Originally posted by - well, IN the Philadelphia Daily News and 7 years ago on philly.com (web.archive.org)
    Posted on Mon, Jan. 05, 2004

    Bring it on, Cheeseheads!

    We love Brett, hate the Packers


    By WILLIAM BUNCH
    bunchw@phillynews.com


    LOVE the man. Hate the town.

    OK, let's drop the atty-tude for about 10 seconds, and give some props to Green Bay Packers' QB Brett Favre. All of America - yes, even us - loves the spunk of this future Hall of Famer and his Hollywood-ready saga.

    It was Favre - in case you've been living in a spider hole outside of Mosul recently - who took the field 24 hours after learning that his mentor father had died of a heart attack, and had the game of his life, launching an improbable playoff drive that seems guided by a higher power.

    And so, truth be told, we spent the last week praying that we'd be sitting here last night writing a hater's guide to Dallas (Michael Irvin, Jerry Jones, Lee Harvey Oswald) or Seattle (Microsoft and Starbucks - too easy!) - anybody but Green Bay.

    But then we remembered something else from Green Bay, that "winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." And in the National Football League, to win on Sunday is to hate.

    And so we hate Green Bay.

    Vince Lombardi would have wanted it that way.

    It's not like it's hard to find reasons.

    It's too small

    Let's be honest here. Green Bay is the nation's 69th-largest TV market, and we were stunned to learn it was even that large.

    Green Bay, Wis., doesn't deserve a professional sports franchise any more than our own beloved neighborhood of Frankford or Pottsville or Pottstown or wherever the heck that place is that Gov. Rendell was trying to get the 1925 NFL title restored when he was supposed to be passing the state budget.

    So why do 70,000 cheese-headed folks - 70 percent of the town (don't call it a city - pul-leeez) - show up at Lambeau Field on any given Sunday? Why has pro football succeeded here and failed in places with a few more folks, like, say, Los Angeles?

    It's not because the people are made of hearty midwestern stock. It's because THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE TO DO THERE!!!

    Well, actually, there's one other thing to do in Green Bay - drink. Under the heading of "Entertainment," the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Web site doesn't have "Nightlife" but there's a massive section for "Taverns" - as if there's a difference between the Buck Stop Inn and the creatively named Watering Hole Tavern.

    You're certainly better off drinking than eating. The "Restaurant" section lists all nine of Green Bay's Taco Bells under the heading "ethnic."

    Splinter-free!

    Indeed, there's only one other thing besides football that Green Bay is famous for. We'll give you a hint: It's still manufactured here by the Quilted Northern division of Georgia-Pacific, whose slogan is: "We Make the Things That Make You Feel at Home."

    That's a polite way of saying: "We Make Toilet Paper!"

    Yes, Green Bay actually bills itself as "the toilet paper capital of the world," although for some reason Green Bay's Web site is called titletown.org and not worldtoiletpapercapital.org.

    I guess we should be grateful, since Green Bay claims that Quilted Northern made the first TP that was "splinter free." But then the Packers won't be needing Quilted Northern after they get wiped by the Eagles at the Linc this Sunday.

    No Warren Buffets here

    There's a sucker born every minute - in Green Bay. Somehow, civic leaders duped citizens into owning the team without reaping any benefits. A total of 4,748,910 shares is owned by 111,507 stockholders - none of whom receives any dividend on the initial investment despite the millions of dollars of TV cash that's pumped into the franchise every year.

    And you thought Sun Microsystems was a bad investment!

    Reggie, what happened?

    But then there's something about wind chills of minus-40 that can make people act a little loopy. Consider all-time NFL sack leader Reggie White, who was beloved during his seven seasons with the Eagles for his ferocity on the field as well as his godliness off field.

    Then he goes and signs a $17 million deal with the Packers, and the next you know he's standing before the Wisconsin Legislature blasting gays for comparing their plight to that of blacks and adding: "We allow rampant sin, including homosexuality and lying, and because it has run rampant in our nation, our nation is in the condition it is today."

    White was promptly dropped as pitchman for Campbell's - which probably spared him from a career-threatening injury like those suffered by every other Chunky Soup endorser.

    Holier than thou

    The funny thing is that if White wanted to find "rampant sin," he needed only to look down the row of lockers at the Packers' All-Star tight end, Mark Chmura. The ultra-conservative Chmura refused to go to Bill Clinton's White House with his Super Bowl winning squad in 1997 and said later of the Monica Lewinsky affair: "I look like a genius now. I knew it all along."

    But in 2000, Chmura - who was 31 at the time - didn't look like much of a genius when he was charged with raping his family's 17-year-old babysitter in a bathroom at a hot-tub-soaked party after Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School's spring prom.

    Chmura was acquitted but conceded his "immature" behavior was "something a married man shouldn't do."

    We knew it all along.

    Frozen tundra, hah!

    Most of the Green Bay football myth is exactly that - myth. Take Lambeau Field's legendary "frozen tundra," a clever turn-of-phrase phrase made famous by - you guessed it - a Philadelphian, legendary NFL Films' voice John Facenda.

    It turns out that not only is the playing field at Lambeau not tundra (duh), it's not even frozen! Alleged tough guy Lombardi had electric heating coils installed underneath so players like pretty boy Paul Hornung wouldn't get hurt. And the Packers practice indoors for most of the season.

    What a bunch of wimps.

    St. Vince

    Even Lombardi himself wasn't really all that. Yeah, yeah, five NFL titles, never had a losing season, rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike. But as you might guess for someone who thought winning was "the only thing," there were times when expediency won out - a cheating scandal when he was assistant coach at Army, and when he welcomed back prodigal son Hornung after the Packers star was suspended in 1963 for betting on Green Bay. (Ask Pete Rose what he thinks of that.)

    And he did have losing seasons on the playing field of life, where his total devotion to football caused him to ignore his wife's growing drinking problem and to rarely be there for his kids.

    So if you're scared about facing the vaunted "Pack" on Sunday, just remember the biggest loss of Lombardi's coaching career. It came in 1960.

    At Franklin Field, in the NFL championship game.

    17-13, Eagles.

    Godspeed, Brett Favre. And good luck... next year.
He wasn't far off on the score at least - the Eagles DID win, 20-17 in overtime.

(edited by CRZ on 6.1.11 1116)

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#4 Posted on 6.1.04 1158.53
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Nothing would make me happier than an Eagle rout at the Linc. Brett Favre's storybook tale should have been stomped into the ground last week... time for the Iggles to finish the job.
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#5 Posted on 6.1.04 1307.46
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No...let Tom Brady do it. He'll take out the "co-MVPs" in the divisional and championship games, and then pound the living snot out of Favre. The 2001-2002 Patriots were a team of destiny; these Packers are a lucky team getting called a team of destiny because ESPN wants another 01-02 Pats.
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#6 Posted on 6.1.04 1321.32
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    Originally posted by gugs
    No...let Tom Brady do it. He'll take out the "co-MVPs" in the divisional and championship games, and then pound the living snot out of Favre. The 2001-2002 Patriots were a team of destiny; these Packers are a lucky team getting called a team of destiny because ESPN wants another 01-02 Pats.
Can you at least acknowledge the possibility that they're....well....GOOD? The Packers do have the longest current win streak, you know - just maybe, part of it is they're making their own luck?
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#7 Posted on 6.1.04 1324.41
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New England 14 2 0 .875 21.8 14.9 Won 12 5-1 11-1

12 > 5

That said, I still want the Pack out ASAP. The quicker the vengeance, the better. :)

(edited by James F'n X on 6.1.04 1125)
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#8 Posted on 6.1.04 1349.56
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    Can you at least acknowledge the possibility that they're....well....GOOD? The Packers do have the longest current win streak, you know - just maybe, part of it is they're making their own luck?


Longest win steak in the NFC you mean. Is GB a good team? I guess when you count that there are not many good teams in the NFC. But I would rate at least 3 AFC teams better than them maybe 4.

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#9 Posted on 6.1.04 1409.23
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    Originally posted by calvinh0560
    Longest win steak in the NFC you mean.
Oops. Yeah. :)
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#10 Posted on 6.1.04 1657.33
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This is _so_ not what any remaining Eagles fans needed to see right now. Green Bay already has the whole Hollywood Destiny/Hand of God thing going to begin with, and adding inflammatory material like this might as well just be handing them the game...

Not like McNabb wasn't going to close out his season with a last-play-of-his-season INT for the 3rd year in a row anyway.
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#11 Posted on 6.1.04 1818.20
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Wow, a heel sports columnist.

How...retarded...
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#12 Posted on 7.1.04 0053.08
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    Originally posted by King Of Crap
    Wow, a heel sports columnist.

    How...retarded...
Not EVERYONE can be Mark Madden!

(Thank God for that)
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#13 Posted on 7.1.04 0241.09
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Philly's made quite a run themselves, but they're plagued by a couple of key injuries at the moment. The Pack's loss in the regular season can be attributed to Favre's banged-up thumb, but now the man's fresh and Ahman Green's on a major hot streak.

Prediction: This guy looks like a moron when Green Bay beats Philly in a close game. Green Bay moves on...

...and gets crushed by St. Louis
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#14 Posted on 7.1.04 0440.33
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UPDATE!

Naturally, the good folk of Titletown, USA have something to say (WBAY-TV) about Bunch's article.

Below would be the A-hole in question.
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(edited by The Thrill on 8.1.04 0911)
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#15 Posted on 7.1.04 0939.23
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Do you realize that your second link takes us right back to the forum main page?
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#16 Posted on 7.1.04 1424.59
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Good lord the mans just having a laugh. Some of its actually pretty funny, and by the looks of the response from Green Bay, they appreciate that.

If someone says "your towns dull" and you retort "but we have ICE FISHING" the chances are that your tongue is firmly in cheek.

Its banter before a big game, its what makes sports great.

As for the game itself, if we can take Green out of the equation by getting a couple of scores ahead early on then we should be fine.

Even if we can't then as long as we can at least contain the guy with run blitzes then our secondary should be good enough to take Driver et al man for man.

We really should have beaten them by a whole lot more in the regular season and would have done if our receivers would just stop dropping the bloomin ball.

I'd take the Eagles to win by 4 but I'd be a whole lot more confident if Emmons was there.
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#17 Posted on 7.1.04 1812.02
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Wow. I never even heard of this guy, so he must be new to the city.

I mean, in a town that already has Eskin, Cataldi, Missanelli, Conlin, Stephen Smith and Mike Bruton, who needs another heel?
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#18 Posted on 7.1.04 1924.10
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Much ado about nothing...it's one of the second tier columnists of the second tier paper in Philly poking fun at Green Bay. If Bill Conlin or Stephen Smith had written it, it might actually have been worth paying attention to.

Plus, it goes without saying that if the Packers need this to motivate them, well then, they have other problems.

And it's nice to see that people think the Eagles are just going to roll over and die because of Ahman Green and a bunch of injuries. Hell, they have a whole defensive front on IR, and guess what, they still finished 12-4, and unless I'm mistaken, they were still in the top ten in points allowed by the defense.

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#19 Posted on 9.1.04 0802.31
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Hey, just found this out!

According to NFL.com columnist Pat Kirwan, the defensive set that Ed Donatell called to beat the Seahawks is named after ME!

"I coached with Packers defensive coordinator Ed Donatell and we had the "Thriller" blitz in our game plan when we coached for the Jets. We used it to sack Warren Moon twice in a playoff game. When I saw the Packers in overtime slide the outside backers close to the line of scrimmage with soft man coverage behind it, I knew Ed had called the "Thriller." This time, it didn't create the sacks we got back in the Houston game, but Ed's players did one better -- picked off the pass and scored to win. "Thriller" lives on!"

There ya go, James F'n X. :-)
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#20 Posted on 10.1.04 0903.35
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GO EAGLES!

Seriously, I'd take YANKEES fans over Packer fans every day of the week, twice on Sundays. At least the Yankees fans have something else to watch during the offseason. :)
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