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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | January 12, 1997
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Twenty-nine years after they won the famed "Ice Bowl" on frozen Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers will try to re-create a chapter from their storied past.When the Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys, 21-17, on Dec. 31, 1967, in temperatures that hit 16-below zero in the NFL championship game, it propelled them into Super Bowl II. Two weeks later, they hammered the AFL's Oakland Raiders, 33-14, to finish as champions for the third straight year.Things haven't been the same in Green Bay since.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | December 8, 1996
There was never a question on whether Antonio Freeman, growing up in Baltimore, was a playmaker. The only question was in which sport he ultimately would make the plays.And each December seemed to underscore the state of uncertainty. For Christmas every year, Freeman and his older brother, Clarence, got a new football and a new basketball. Come the following December, each gift would be so worn out, the brothers needed new ones."I always knew he was special," his proud mother, Rotha Freeman, said of Antonio.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | January 8, 1999
Antonio Freeman will understand if Mike Holmgren leaves the Green Bay Packers this month for the chance to reign over his own organization.That's because Freeman, the Packers' All-Pro wide receiver, says he understands the motivation behind Holmgren's bid for autonomous control as coach and general manager.Business. Strictly business."At our team meeting [Monday], he said, `The only way I'll leave is if I'm granted more power to run my own ship,' " Freeman said. "Which of course means [being]
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August 7, 2008
Unretired quarterback Brett Favre left Green Bay yesterday, and it appears to be for good. The Packers said last night they traded the three-time NFL Most Valuable Player to the New York Jets. The Jets would obtain Favre, 38, for a draft pick that could rise in value depending on how the Jets perform in the 2008 season, FOXSports.com reported. ESPN.com confirmed those details. The Jets declined to comment on the report. According to FOXSports.com, Favre spoke with Jets coach Eric Mangini and others in the New York organization for the first time late Tuesday as they tried to convince Favre he would be a good fit in New York.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | July 13, 1997
In the calm before the NFL's 78th season, inventory is taken to see who has the edge on whom, where the kingpins will reside and who the doormats will be.Some conclusions are more obvious than others.The Carolina Panthers' drive to the NFC championship game last season apparently panicked the NFC West. The four other teams in the division all changed coaches in the wake of Carolina's incredible second-year success. Panthers coach Dom Capers, with all of two years under his belt, is senior man in the division.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2011
Stop me if you've heard this. A man walks into a Packers bar in Millersville. No, wait, that's no joke. There really is a Green Bay Packers bar in Millersville: Bullseye Sports Bar and Grill, tucked between motels catering to long-haul truckers and home of a Super Bowl $10 All-You-Can-Eat Bratwurst Buffet. The walls are devoted to everything Green Bay: photos, news clippings, jerseys, even a figurine at the end of the bar dressed in green and gold and wearing a cheesehead. And that devotion is personified in Lou Ann Beecher, a ball of energy who helps out around the bar and persuaded restaurant owner Laverda Ensey to surrender her establishment to Packers Nation eight years ago. "The Bullseye is a little bit of Lambeau Field right here in Maryland," says Beecher, 55, as she delivers brats and cheese curds flown in from Wisconsin to the bar along with Packers tablecloths, napkins and souvenir beads.
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By Ken Fuson and Ken Fuson,SUN STAFF | January 25, 1997
Dr. Victoria Gouze was at the Hair Cuttery in Crofton, getting her shampoo rinsed out, when her beeper went off. She sat up and grabbed it. It was her husband's number, and he had tagged "911" at the end. This was urgent.A towel wrapped around her shoulders, her hair sopping wet, Gouze (rhymes with rosy) jumped out of the chair and raced to a pay phone."Do you love me?" her husband asked.Then he told her.And then she screamed.Her husband, Steve T'kach, had just secured two tickets to Super Bowl XXXI this Sunday in the Louisiana Superdome.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | January 5, 1997
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- All week, the San Francisco 49ers talked down to the Green Bay Packers. All week, the Packers listened quietly.Yesterday, the Packers answered.Loudly.For the second straight year, Green Bay drummed San Francisco out of the playoffs. When their 35-14 NFC semifinal victory at Lambeau Field was complete, it was the Packers' turn to talk.On the subject of trash-talk and the 49ers, Green Bay defensive end Sean Jones had this to say:"They were doing a little too much. The 49ers are a great organization.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | January 26, 1997
NEW ORLEANS -- The Green Bay Packers will win Super Bowl XXXI tonight not because they are a great team, but because they have fewer weaknesses than the New England Patriots.The Packers are solid throughout their lineup."When you look at our total package, we're competitive in all three phases of the game: offense, defense and special teams," Packers offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis said. "That's more than you can say about most of the teams in this league. There are not a lot of questions to be asked about this football team."
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | October 18, 2002
ASHBURN, Va. - No. 4 is the No. 1 priority for the Washington Redskins' defense. After tangling with Philadelphia's Donovan McNabb, San Francisco's Jeff Garcia and New Orleans' Aaron Brooks, the Redskins' defense will face its greatest challenge - Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers. Favre's legacy and exploits aren't far from the minds of several Washington players, who will visit the Packers for a 4:15 p.m. game at Lambeau Field on Sunday. "Greatest quarterback in the game right now," said cornerback Fred Smoot, who - like Favre - is a native of Mississippi.
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