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Daryn Colledge disappointed Packers didn’t invite him to White House

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Most of the Packers visited the White House last week to meet with President Barack Obama.  The 2011 Packers.

At least one member of the 2010 team isn’t thrilled with the Packers’ decision to leave players from last year’s team behind.

It’s a disappointing fact that they didn’t even call guys that helped win to see if they wanted to join them,” Cardinals guard Daryn Colledge said, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. “They said it was a logistics thing, but I believe I had the day off.”

We suspect Colledge will get criticized in Green Bay for whining, but we  agree with his viewpoint. Going to the White House is one of the cooler parts of winning a title; the Packers players absolutely ate up the experience last week.

All of the guys who helped Green Bay get to the White House should have been allowed to go if they were interested.

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185 Responses to “Daryn Colledge disappointed Packers didn’t invite him to White House”
  1. daburgher says: Aug 15, 2011 4:33 PM

    reminds me of when they tried to keep certain players out of the superbowl team photo. who makes these decisions? classy…

  2. medtxpack says: Aug 15, 2011 4:34 PM

    YOU ARE ON A DIFFERENT TEAM NOW!!! Im sure old Wisenhunt wouldnt let you go.

  3. ravensfan4life52 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:35 PM

    at least he’s not complaining about being left out of a photo.

  4. 28purple4mvp says: Aug 15, 2011 4:35 PM

    The Packers just don’t get any classier-

  5. ninjapleazee says: Aug 15, 2011 4:35 PM

    stay classy greenbay

  6. steelbydesign says: Aug 15, 2011 4:36 PM

    That’s messed up

  7. abninf says: Aug 15, 2011 4:37 PM

    Missed meeting Obama. Golly gee whiz.

  8. melonnhead says: Aug 15, 2011 4:38 PM

    They did it to Andre Rison, Chris Jacke, and Super Bowl 31 MVP Desmond Howard, too.

  9. waggs12 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:38 PM

    Another classless move by the Packers organization. The team that won should be the team that goes, no matter if some players have moved on or not. I’d be upset if I was Colledge, too. This is yet another reason I could never be a Packers fan, no matter how many titles they win.

  10. andrewfbrowne says: Aug 15, 2011 4:38 PM

    That is pretty sleezy. Logistics is a joke of an excuse.

  11. 6stairwayto7 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:39 PM

    WAHHH WAHHH WAHHH!!!!!

  12. tommyf15 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:41 PM

    medtxpack says:
    YOU ARE ON A DIFFERENT TEAM NOW!!! Im sure old Wisenhunt wouldnt let you go.

    I love people who type in caps to express their anger over that has such a great impact on their lives. I also like the ones that DON’T QUITE UNDERSTAND that the President was honoring the 2010 Packers, not the 2011 Packers.

    Seriously, is there a reason why the players don’t visit the White House shortly after the Super Bowl victory, before the teams inevitably break up?

  13. orangeflh says: Aug 15, 2011 4:42 PM

    I wish to God you 12-year-olds would find a new buzz-word. “Class” and “classy” are completely worn out.

  14. gregjennings85 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:43 PM

    Let me spell it out for you, Daryn:

    1.) You are an Arizona Cardinal for at least this season, so act like it. (I’m sure they will re-negotiate your contract by next season, to better reflect your ability – see: ask for money back)

    2.) You were our weakest link on offense for long enough. Enjoy the desert.

    3.) Other than a witty response to the ‘Sconsin question: “Hey Rick, where all dem kids you used to have runnin’ round here go?”, we have washed our hands of you, your big mouth, and your penchant for getting bowled-over in clutch situations.

  15. ickeyshuffle says: Aug 15, 2011 4:43 PM

    maybe it has to do with rodgers getting sacked 31 times last year and colledge being a big reason for that.

  16. scudbot says: Aug 15, 2011 4:44 PM

    I’m sure everybody on the Packers didn’t feel great about not having the 2010 guys there but the trip was set up during post the CBA FA frenzy and consisted of a stopover before the Browns game. This place is starting to look like Perezhilton’s blog. ALL CAPS EXCITEMENT! for the latest and greatest trivia.

  17. hrmlss says: Aug 15, 2011 4:44 PM

    Um, I’m sure the Cardinals would have loved you to Fly to Washington DC and back the day after a preseason game, when you’re supposed to be getting treatment and recovering. This is a different world (Lock out) than we had in the past. Before the WH visit would occur while guys were still with their old team, and hadn’t left in FA, or by trade. That said, I hope they took all the new rookies along. And the other 40 extra guys on the roster now.

  18. schemefactory says: Aug 15, 2011 4:45 PM

    the visit was later than a normal year due to the lockout. a normal offseason visit would’ve been done in the spring before foster bonuses are due, and before players get cut. you agree with him? what about guys who signed as free agents with other teams? or who got traded? they can’t invite everybody that isn’t on the team anymore, y’know. i think y’all just trying your hardest to find a chink in the armor, no?

  19. pack93z says: Aug 15, 2011 4:45 PM

    As a Packer fan, I do think it is disappointing to hear this. While I am not the biggest Colledge fan, I think he should have been offered a chance to be there.

    The only thing I will say, part of the reason may have been timing due to the lockout pushing the trip into the preseason and then trying to deal with other camps scheduling and so forth.

    That said.. an effort could have been made to at least invite the starters for them last season.

  20. sonvar says: Aug 15, 2011 4:45 PM

    Next thing you know they’ll be asking the players on IR from last year and those who signed with different teams to return their SB rings.

    It may not be the the most important thing but all the players who were part of that team that went to win the SB should be getting all the perks that come with it. Though it does make me curious if similar snubs have been done by other SB teams with their FAs who went to other teams

  21. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 15, 2011 4:47 PM

    Thank you for your efforts in Green Bay, Daryn. You probably would have had a fine time visiting the White House if your union and the owners weren’t fighting over 9 Billion dollars during the time the presidential visit usually happens.

  22. pack93z says: Aug 15, 2011 4:48 PM

    One additional note.. maybe the Packers did try and there is more to it than what Colledge knows at the moment..

    Not excusing it.. but sometimes there is more to the story.. IE Rodgers airport deal.

  23. duffer58 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:48 PM

    Blame the lockout not the Packers.

  24. pacash80 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:48 PM

    The 2010 Packers won the Super Bowl, the 2011 Packers haven’t played yet. Anyone who played for the Packers in the Super Bowl last year should be allowed to go the White House with them, period. No brainer.

  25. Cheesehead Ken says: Aug 15, 2011 4:49 PM

    If I’m Colledge (or Barnett, Brandon Jackson, whoever…), I’m disappointed as well. It could just be that the insanity of the lockout, the last-minute timing of the visit, and the fact that there is probably a lot of behind-the-scenes logistics to visiting the White House (background checks?), it seems like it could have been a lot of work. Still, though, I think you need to try to make that happen.

  26. scoops1 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:49 PM

    his invite got lost in the mail along wit Favre’s retirement papers

  27. edjy71 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:51 PM

    As a Bears fan, I for one am completely supportive the way the Packers have handled their off-season so far.

    Not getting together for workouts during the lockout, not worrying about sloppy practices, not caring about what used-to-be packers think.

    Yes, you’re the man, you guys are the best beyond a doubt. Don’t believe me, just ask the good folks at NFL Network and ESPN, they’ll tell you all about it.

    Remember, you have all these returning starters, you look good on paper, that’s all it takes. Winning in the NFL is easy for you because you’re so good.

    You don’t have to work hard, you just have to show up. Keep up the good work.

  28. NFLJunkie says: Aug 15, 2011 4:51 PM

    I remember previous years’ champs bringing along former players who were with new teams by the time the WH visit happened.

    Kind of sucks to not even invite those guys to share in something that might be once in a lifetime, and let them decide if they can make it or not.

  29. acdc84 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:52 PM

    Well when it came time to talk new contract, I’m sure the Packers were very disappointed that you thought you were anything better than a servicable starting guard.

  30. gregm5s7 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:52 PM

    Mark Tauscher went, Brandon Jackson and Cullen Jenkins had scheduling conflicts. Maybe there was something behind the scenes here? Packers don’t air their dirty laundry

  31. packfan1 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:52 PM

    While I agree with him, it also would create other issues where guys like Colledge could go and other who are no longer with the team could not (like Barnett who was in route to Chicago w/ Bills I believe) Sure it wouldv’e been nice to invite all and whoever could come would if they wanted, but yes the LOGISTICS of it wouldv’e been difficult. They took their entire current roster to the white house, including players who wont be with team soon. Adding all the additional players that are now on other teams would be pretty crazy. Did you see how far the players were lined up each side of the stairs? They all wouldn’t even have been able to fit! This is just another effect of lockout. Had they gone right after superbowl obviously he would have gone. But its a new year and a new team..its unfortuante but is what it is.

  32. acdc84 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:53 PM

    Well maybe you should have told your money-hungry union to settle their differences months ago so the Superbowl team would have been able to go at the usual time of the offseason.

  33. stavreafavre says: Aug 15, 2011 4:54 PM

    It’s a crazy idea, but maybe they had other things to think about rather than trying to track down guys who had jumped ship.
    Is Colledge going to send any of his new contract money to his old Green Bay position coaches who honed his skills or his old teammates who helped him look better and get a higher profile as he entered the free agent market? If he doesn’t I’m sure they will be disappointed. And the world spins on…

  34. bgrayber says: Aug 15, 2011 4:54 PM

    So did the “current” players that were not on the team get to go? Or the the team save $ and block them out as well? Damn to think they stop people from going for airfare and hotel (what is it $$2000?) not much for a team that brings in 100s of millions of dollars a year.

    Class act by the Packing staff.

  35. hobartbaker says: Aug 15, 2011 4:56 PM

    They warned Colledge that long, greasy hair, a flannel shirt, and ripped jeans weren’t permissible at the ceremony, but he didn’t have anything else.

  36. oxnardcalif says: Aug 15, 2011 4:57 PM

    agreed…going to the White House is a perk of a Super Bowl win…however not going while the uppity community agitator is holed up there, well you should thank God G.B. did not invite you…

  37. acdc84 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:57 PM

    “Another classless move by the Packers organization. The team that won should be the team that goes, no matter if some players have moved on or not. I’d be upset if I was Colledge, too. This is yet another reason I could never be a Packers fan, no matter how many titles they win.”

    Spoken like a true Vikings fan! Luckily L.A. I MEAN UMM Minnesota won’t ever have to deal with the whole “visiting the White House” hassle.

  38. medtxpack says: Aug 15, 2011 4:58 PM

    tommyf15….thanks for your input, i could care less that my CAPS lock bugs you.

    the lockout pushed the trip out of the offseason, now hes on a diff team. if im an Arizona coach, i want him focused on 2011. does it suck, ya, (so do you), but its life in the NFL lockout…

  39. staff2cj4td says: Aug 15, 2011 4:59 PM

    typical classless Packers!

  40. santorin4 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:59 PM

    Not like it was a big secret they kept from him. If it meant enough to cry about it afterwords, he could have asked to go before hand.

  41. thejuddstir says: Aug 15, 2011 5:01 PM

    It’s the “packer way” of showing appreciation only to those players who march to TT’s tune. If you make a negative comment, show TT up, don’t accept a contract, etc etc……..u get dumped on. TT knows the packer fans aren’t the most educated when it comes to “class” so they will surely back up when he dumps on an ex-packer

  42. kibawib says: Aug 15, 2011 5:05 PM

    Spiteful or just plain sloppy, it’s a classless move. An organization that speaks often of ‘tradition’ and ‘character’ should at least INVITE all members of the team that brought home the Lombardi trophy to the White House.

  43. gregm5s7 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:05 PM

    edjy71 says:
    Aug 15, 2011 4:51 PM
    As a Bears fan…

    Remember, you have all these returning starters, you look good on paper, that’s all it takes.

    ===================================

    Sarcasm fail. Green look pretty good on the field too, when they hoisted the trophy. It’s hard to mock a team for not working hard…when they won the superbowl. Without homefield advantage. P.S. ask Greg Olsen about how the Bears treat players

  44. packerfantastic says: Aug 15, 2011 5:06 PM

    Most years the winning team is able to make this trip well before training camp. If there wasn’t a work stoppage this year they could have taken this trip months ago and included Daryn and the others no longer with the team. This is just another casualty of the work stoppage.

  45. oscojoe says: Aug 15, 2011 5:08 PM

    Hey Daryn you can visit the White House in the Off Season.

    As far as not meeting O’Bama;

    No Loss there!

  46. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 15, 2011 5:09 PM

    Any Packer fans remember Megan Colledge’s column she wrote in the Press Gazette?

    Basically, she told all media outlets and Packer fans not to criticize her husband for his poor play because he’s trying his best. After all, “they’re regular people just like you!”

    Unfortunately, I can’t fail miserably at my job and make $2 mil next year, like most “regular” folks. This guy is a first class whiner.

  47. orangeflh says: Aug 15, 2011 5:12 PM

    If you quit your job tomorrow, would you whine and cry if you don’t get invited to your current employer’s company picnic?

  48. lilmidas says: Aug 15, 2011 5:14 PM

    medtxpack says:
    Aug 15, 2011 4:34 PM
    YOU ARE ON A DIFFERENT TEAM NOW!!! Im sure old Wisenhunt wouldnt let you go.

    Whiz let Porter and Faneca out of practice last year when Dick Lebeau got inducted in Canton, so I’m sure he would.

    whats that ol saying??? something holes are like opinions
    lol

    go cards

  49. bearskoolaid1985 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:15 PM

    Isn’t this just like the packers. They have done this at the Super Bowl. Also the ring ceremony.
    Classless

  50. woodyg says: Aug 15, 2011 5:18 PM

    Colledge has been whining for the last 4 years so this is no surprize ….. He’s only pissed because GB decided to upgrade at the LG position & allow him to become a UFA ……

    Note this for future reference …….. Colledge will be released by the Cards after his 2nd season because they (the Cards) will also want to upgrade (and save some bucks) ……

  51. asublimeday says: Aug 15, 2011 5:19 PM

    Packers still suck.

  52. gregjenningsfanclub says: Aug 15, 2011 5:20 PM

    Blame the lockout. The Packers were put in a very difficult situation. The White House visit should have happened in March, not August.

  53. rexryansdirtysock says: Aug 15, 2011 5:20 PM

    medtxpack:

    It doesn’t matter that he’s not on the team and that Whisenhut wouldn’t want him to go. It’s the fact that he didn’t even get invited by the team he helped win the title that isn’t very classy.

    And yeah, people who use all caps are generally obnoxious people, which you clearly are.

  54. asublimeday says: Aug 15, 2011 5:23 PM

    ===================================

    Sarcasm fail. Green look pretty good on the field too, when they hoisted the trophy. It’s hard to mock a team for not working hard…when they won the superbowl. Without homefield advantage. P.S. ask Greg Olsen about how the Bears treat players
    ———
    As with Thomas jones, they find them a suitable trade. The bears are worlds away from the packers when it comes to treating players well. Olin got a more than fair offer as well. Urlacher got extended, Briggs got paid, Hester got paid, etc

    Face it, packers are trash.

  55. PurpleRaid18 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:26 PM

    When you give a Super Bowl Ring to someone who wasn’t a contributing player that season (see: Al Harris). It would make sense to invite those who did participate in the Super Bowl, to the White House celebration…

    Colledge’s words aren’t out of line.

  56. vbe2 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:26 PM

    He didn’t miss anything, who wants to go to the O’Bama House anyway?

  57. purpleguy says: Aug 15, 2011 5:26 PM

    Colledge is kind of a whiner, but after the SB picture fiasco, you’d think the Pack would’ve been a bit more sensitive on the subject. In the end, all I can say is that I wish former members of my team were whining about not getting an invite to visit the President following a SB victory.

  58. coolhand5930 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:27 PM

    If people thought for more than 15 seconds about this before calling the Packers classless, they’d realize that

    1) All those players are on other teams now, and actively involved in their own training camps. The visit was not going to happen based off ex-players days off.

    2) I’m assumning there’s protcol (written or not) about a team wanting to involve another team’s player, regardless of the event.

    3) Given the timing of this, it’s more than likely the Packers sought the league’s advice on how to handle this. If this was in the offseason, like it normally is, it wouldn’t have been in an issue.

    4) Tauscher is not on a team, and thus has no logistical challenges to attend.

  59. thephantomstranger says: Aug 15, 2011 5:28 PM

    scudbot says:
    Aug 15, 2011 4:44 PM
    I’m sure everybody on the Packers didn’t feel great about not having the 2010 guys there but the trip was set up during post the CBA FA frenzy and consisted of a stopover before the Browns game. This place is starting to look like Perezhilton’s blog. ALL CAPS EXCITEMENT! for the latest and greatest trivia.
    _____________

    Note to self: scudbot reads Perez Hilton’s blog. That little tidbit could be useful in the future.

  60. vikescry1 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:29 PM

    Way to trash on the pack, and yes he should have been invited. BUT people do need to remember that we just got done with the lockout what 3 days before traning camp? usually if we’re being honest most teams get to go to the white house within a couple of months of winning the superbowl right??? and becuz of the lockout the pack had to wait until the day before there first preseason game to go? so a tough decision had to be made, and although I and most people don’t agree with it. it doesn’t mean that I feel bad for him, he did get the paycheck for the superbowl and a ring… So keep judging the pack and call them classless but if you honestly think about it this hasn’t been a normal offseason. and thanks to the writer for his single minded view….

  61. thephantomstranger says: Aug 15, 2011 5:30 PM

    Typical Packer fans. They love the guy when he’s on their team but once he’s gone they talk about how terrible he was when he was there and how he should quit his whining.

  62. thephantomstranger says: Aug 15, 2011 5:34 PM

    The players and coaches were allowed to get together to get their rings during the lockout. Why couldn’t they make the WH visit during the lockout?

  63. smoothjimmyapollo says: Aug 15, 2011 5:42 PM

    Looking at logistics a normal Super Bowl winning team has 53 guys plus coaches and a handful of IR guys to transport to DC. As the Pack had 17 IR players, the roster jumps up to 70. Of the 70 roster players from last year, something like 15 are not with the team this year. Now because they’re doing this during the preseason rather than the spring, their total roster sits at 90 players who needed to be flown to DC and then flown to Cleveland. So the Pack could worry about transporting their 90 guys plus finding alternate transportation for the 15 departed guys spread all over the country, or they can worry about just their guys because in a few weeks, the real games start and there are more important things than worrying about Darryn Colledge getting his feelings hurt.

  64. packerfantastic says: Aug 15, 2011 5:43 PM

    If the Packers are classless for not inviting Colledge to attend, what does that make the Obama administration for not allowing Desmond Bishop to attend because he forgot his photo ID?

  65. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: Aug 15, 2011 5:46 PM

    Typical classless Packers.

  66. claymath52 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:49 PM

    “We suspect Colledge will get criticized in Green Bay for whining, but we agree with his viewpoint”

    Ugh, I hate agreeing with GR!

    IF you think that he should have NOT been invited to go then YOU are NOT a true FAN. Every guy on the roster and on IR last year had some impact on the team becoming Super Bowl Champs. All players on a Super Bowl team (with the exception of Jeremy Shockey on the Giants team) should be praised for their achievement and rewarded for their accomplishment. PLEASE RUBE Packer fans stop acting like idiots because you are making the rest of us look stupid!

  67. glac1 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:51 PM

    We’re known to make some dumb blunders with simple things. Should have been invited because he was on the championship team and the “logistical” problem would have been thrown in the Cardinals court.

  68. smoothjimmyapollo says: Aug 15, 2011 5:52 PM

    “Typical Packer fans. They love the guy when he’s on their team but once he’s gone they talk about how terrible he was when he was there and how he should quit his whining.”

    Quit making crap up. Nobody loved Colledge. Go look at the PFT archived stories for when he left for the Cardinals. I bet you won’t find one person who said “Oh no, they’re screwed without Colledge there! Mediocre left guards don’t just grow on trees!”

    Colledge was an average player and it took him until the last season or two to even be good enough to be average. Go to the Wisconsin newspaper websites and see if you can find an article that said the Packers blew it when they allowed him to walk. I would bet lifetime sales of Darryn Colledge Packer jerseys are probably in the single digits and those customers are probably related to him.

  69. woodyg says: Aug 15, 2011 5:53 PM

    thephantomstranger says:
    Aug 15, 2011 5:30 PM
    Typical Packer fans. They love the guy when he’s on their team but once he’s gone they talk about how terrible he was when he was there and how he should quit his whining.

    ___________

    Not true …… Colledge was the weak link in the OL & most Packer Fans have known this for the last few years ….. No one shed a tear when he wasn’t offered a contract ….. The truth is that most PackFans wanted him gone before now …..

  70. gregjennings85 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:56 PM

    POINT—————————————–

    edjy71:

    “As a Bears fan, I for one am completely supportive the way the Packers have handled their off-season so far.

    Not getting together for workouts during the lockout, not worrying about sloppy practices, not caring about what used-to-be packers think.

    Yes, you’re the man, you guys are the best beyond a doubt. Don’t believe me, just ask the good folks at NFL Network and ESPN, they’ll tell you all about it.

    Remember, you have all these returning starters, you look good on paper, that’s all it takes. Winning in the NFL is easy for you because you’re so good.

    You don’t have to work hard, you just have to show up. Keep up the good work.”

    __________________________________
    __________________________________
    __________________________________
    __________________________________

    Counterpoint———————————–

    As a Packers fan, I for one, am completely supportive of the way the Bears have handled their off-season so far.

    Getting together for partial workouts during the lockout, not worrying about the lack of anything remotely resembling an offensive line for your injury-prone, and vastly-overpriced QB.

    Yes, you’re not the man, you guys are the second best team in the NFC North, as of last year, beyond a doubt. Don’t believe me, just ask the good folks at NFL Network and ESPN, they’ll tell you all about it.

    Remember, you have all these new starters that have been kicked out of inept organizations, you don’t look good on paper, that’s not all it takes. Winning in the NFL isn’t easy for you because you’re not so good.

    You need to work hard, you have to do more than just show up. Keep up the awful work.

  71. PurpleRaid18 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:56 PM

    “What does that make the Obama administration for not allowing Desmond Bishop to attend because he forgot his photo ID?”

    It makes Desmond Bishop look like an idiot for thinking he could just waltz into the White House, with no ID.

  72. packerfantastic says: Aug 15, 2011 5:58 PM

    coolhand5930 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:27 PM

    If people thought for more than 15 seconds about this before calling the Packers classless, they’d realize that
    coolhand5930 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:27 PM

    If people thought for more than 15 seconds about this before calling the Packers classless, they’d realize that

    1) All those players are on other teams now, and actively involved in their own training camps. The visit was not going to happen based off ex-players days off.

    2) I’m assumning there’s protcol (written or not) about a team wanting to involve another team’s player, regardless of the event.

    3) Given the timing of this, it’s more than likely the Packers sought the league’s advice on how to handle this. If this was in the offseason, like it normally is, it wouldn’t have been in an issue.

    4) Tauscher is not on a team, and thus has no logistical challenges to attend.

    ——————————

    Good points. They likely would have needed to consult with the league offices otherwise they would run the risk of being accused of tampering. Hence, why Tauscher was invited (he is not on another team) and the others weren’t (they are on other teams and the Packers are not allowed to have contact with them).

  73. thejuddstir says: Aug 15, 2011 6:09 PM

    “Typical Packer fans. They love the guy when he’s on their team but once he’s gone they talk about how terrible he was when he was there and how he should quit his whining.”
    ———————————————–
    I think the above post says it all! The problem is that the rest of the NFL plays in civilized states where decorum is understood and followed (class) but expecting a packer fan to understand it all is like taking a WI. farm boy (aren’t they all,) who just left the WI State Fair and showing his prize sow (and I’m not talkin’ about his wife) and then going to the big city with his bib-overalls with pig dung all over the pant legs and he can’t understand why everyone is looking at him differently. Like another poster stated, Al Harris gets a SB ring for not being on the team but Cool-Aid gets snubbed.

  74. RussianBreadMaker says: Aug 15, 2011 6:11 PM

    Classless Organization…tip to bottom. HGH breeding ground.

  75. cowboy88 says: Aug 15, 2011 6:13 PM

    The solution here is really simple. the visit should occur before the start of the next league year.

  76. er0ck5 says: Aug 15, 2011 6:13 PM

    It seems 96% of you bashing Colledge are Packer fans who didn’t like his performance on the field. Makes me wonder who is more classless – the Packers or their fans.

    For all major sports, part of winning a championship is going to the White House. Of course he’s going to be disappointed not getting to do that. Inviting him, and the others no longer with the team, should have been done. If they can’t make it due to their new team obligations, fine. But at least make the offer. Colledge had the day off and would have been able to attend.

    Other teams have done so in the past, just as players get invited for ring ceremonies in baseball.

  77. pappysarcasm says: Aug 15, 2011 6:14 PM

    The number you have dialed, 1800-WAA-WAAA has changed. The new number is; 1-800-BOO-HOOO! Please make a note of it!

  78. prior0knowledge says: Aug 15, 2011 6:15 PM

    This is not a clear-cut issue. Colledge had already signed with another team. I think they should have asked him and paid for his ticket if he wanted to go. The “tampering” issue is ridiculous as they could ask the team for permission and NOBODY would refuse them.

    HOWEVER, the real villian in this is the White House protocol office (or whoever schedules this stuff)! They should have got their act together and invited the packers during the lockout rather than waiting until camps had already started. This trip takes away camp time from all the players, coaches and others on the packers team.

    It really has very little to do with Obama, but his protocol office really dropped the ball on this one.

  79. seanb20124 says: Aug 15, 2011 6:24 PM

    Just for the sake of diversity he should have been invited. Jajajaja

  80. aaronrodgersbelt says: Aug 15, 2011 6:29 PM

    Again, more to do with the lockout prohibiting contact with the players than anything. When a rookie rt outplays you, you don’t have room to whine. You’d think the obvious writing on the wall would’ve been heeded when they didn’t even call back on a contract, lol.

  81. thehighhat says: Aug 15, 2011 6:29 PM

    I’d be disappointed too if I had to wear those Cardinal clown uniforms all season!

  82. contra74 says: Aug 15, 2011 6:29 PM

    thejuddstir says:
    Aug 15, 2011 6:09 PM
    “Typical Packer fans. They love the guy when he’s on their team but once he’s gone they talk about how terrible he was when he was there and how he should quit his whining.”
    ———————————————–
    Its VERY true. Remember a week or so ago when one of their WRs was contacted by the Vikes? He was immediately declared a Packer scrap and not worth keeping on the roster. However, when he re-signed with the Packers he was immediately showered with accolades as to what an amazing WR project he is for the Packers. Classless.

  83. voiceofrealism says: Aug 15, 2011 6:32 PM

    waggs12 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:38 PM

    This is yet another reason I could never be a Packers fan, no matter how many titles they win.
    —————
    Here’s another…..they wouldn’t have you as a fan.

  84. greenbaypeckers says: Aug 15, 2011 6:35 PM

    Oddly enough, they did invite Big Ben as he too was very important in their run to the championship…..logistics kept him from making it.

  85. er0ck5 says: Aug 15, 2011 6:38 PM

    prioro, in order to go during the lockout the first step is the White House would have had to send the NFL a letter seeking permission.

    1) it’s no given that they would have received said permission, though possible because there were a couple of weddings that coaches/owners were able to attend, but

    2) the White House has more important things to worry about than drafting a letter to send the NFL to seek permission.

  86. imjinbrdgr says: Aug 15, 2011 6:39 PM

    The trip was squeezed in a day before the Cleveland game and I can see why they couldn’t really co-ordinate all the ex players that went to different teams. That being said it would have been nice for them to put out the time of the visit and let 2010 players who left pay their own way and meet them there. These are NFL veterans they could have afforded a plane ticket.

  87. 1mge says: Aug 15, 2011 6:44 PM

    On another note… the Vikings suck!

  88. Keyser Söze says: Aug 15, 2011 6:48 PM

    Wow, that’s one classy organization you got up there in cheese land…..

  89. acmepacker says: Aug 15, 2011 6:50 PM

    HOWEVER, the real villian in this is the White House protocol office (or whoever schedules this stuff)! They should have got their act together and invited the packers during the lockout rather than waiting until camps had already started. This trip takes away camp time from all the players, coaches and others on the packers team.

    —–
    Since there couldn’t be contact during the lockout, who gets invited? The front office, the coaches, or the players? If this had been done during the lockout, you could have heard the screaming all the way to China.

  90. jarrman46 says: Aug 15, 2011 6:54 PM

    Its tough being the king. All the has beens and they never haves all are taking shots at the champs. All you fools calling them classless just make sure you call them Super Bowl champs too!!!! |HA |HA

  91. greenbowlpackers says: Aug 15, 2011 6:56 PM

    Because of the lockout, shortened preseason, etc., the day they went to the whitehouse was one of the only days they could fit it into their schedule before the season starts. Should they change up their whole schedule so Darren Colledge could make it???? This guy should focus on his own game, and spend less time talking to the media about Green Bay.

    I find it hilarious that out of all the fans of the NFL, a bear fan has anything negative to say about Green Bay at all. You guys got straight destroyed by Green Bay in your own house. Show some respect to the world champions, you should be honored you even get to play against them at all. All these haters can hate all they want. Green Bay Packers are super bowl champions, and all 31 other teams aren’t.

  92. diehardcard says: Aug 15, 2011 7:02 PM

    Sorry Mr. Colledge, we weren’t able to get your Super Bowl ring made before you went to Arizona, so we gave it to one of our new rookies instead. Logistics and all. You understand.

  93. midgetwrestler says: Aug 15, 2011 7:10 PM

    Typical classless Pack.

  94. contra74 says: Aug 15, 2011 7:16 PM

    1mge says:
    Aug 15, 2011 6:44 PM
    On another note… the Vikings suck!
    ———
    Straight out of the Packer fanbase playbook. If well deserved negative comments are coming your way then try and deflect as much attention as possible to .

  95. souldogdave says: Aug 15, 2011 7:18 PM

    They should’ve gone right after the game, but no.They took people who didn’t play on the team last year?

  96. imjinbrdgr says: Aug 15, 2011 7:26 PM

    The amount of jealousy of the Packers on here is amazing. Everyone loves to take shots at the one on top of the mountain.

    It’s good to be king!!!

  97. bordner says: Aug 15, 2011 7:28 PM

    Wow. This seems to have been a very therapeutic article for most of you. I didn’t realize that there was so much pent-up rage and jealousy toward the Packers and their fans that needed to come out.

    Glad we could be of assistance to you today.

  98. dukemarc says: Aug 15, 2011 7:41 PM

    You don’t have to work hard, you just have to show up. Keep up the good work.
    —————————————-

    You’re QB is a perfect example of that statement.

  99. 1mge says: Aug 15, 2011 7:50 PM

    Vikings still suck!

  100. NFLJunkie says: Aug 15, 2011 7:51 PM

    coolhand5930 says:
    Aug 15, 2011 5:27 PM
    If people thought for more than 15 seconds about this before calling the Packers classless, they’d realize that

    1) All those players are on other teams now, and actively involved in their own training camps. The visit was not going to happen based off ex-players days off.

    2) I’m assumning there’s protcol (written or not) about a team wanting to involve another team’s player, regardless of the event.

    3) Given the timing of this, it’s more than likely the Packers sought the league’s advice on how to handle this. If this was in the offseason, like it normally is, it wouldn’t have been in an issue.

    Nice try, but I don’t think your assumptions are true. Clearly teams are open to excusing players for certain things; the Seahawks are excusing one of their players for a separate White House invitation during camp.

    I can remember when Chris Hope came to the Titans, I think the White House visit for the Steelers fell during mandatory OTAs in May or June, and the Titans had no problem giving him an excused absence so he could attend.

    A short excused absence from camp for something specific like that isn’t a big deal for most teams, but even if some team wouldn’t allow it…why wouldn’t the Packers at least ask?

  101. stanklepoot says: Aug 15, 2011 7:55 PM

    medtxpack says: Aug 15, 2011 4:34 PM

    YOU ARE ON A DIFFERENT TEAM NOW!!! Im sure old Wisenhunt wouldnt let you go.
    _____________________________
    Yes, he’s on a different team this year, but the invite to the White House is based on what the Packers did last year. The Packers should have at least invited him to be there to meet the President. If logistics were such an issue, just tell him he has to find his own way to D.C. and meet up with his former teammates there. I’m really getting tired of some of these teams going on and on about teamwork and togetherness, only to have them dump all over a guy the moment he can’t do anything for them. We expect players to play hurt and sacrifice for their team. It would be nice if teams showed they at least had a modicum of respect for the players. It’s not like this would have cost the team anything really.

  102. beedubyatoo says: Aug 15, 2011 7:56 PM

    Yeah, those classless packers. But, remember, they’re the only team that had to deal with those questons and who to invite to the ring ceremony.

    Envy anyone?

  103. goarod says: Aug 15, 2011 7:59 PM

    OK, I really want to fit in on this topic here. So I think I get the theme of a lot of posts here. Here goes nothing:

    Classless! Classless! (Sarcastic) classy! Classless!!!! CLASSLESS!!!!! Organization has no class! The Packers have a lot of class!!!!!!! (more sarcasm) Classless!!! Classless!! Classless!!!!!!! Typical classless Packers. You stay classy, Green Bay! (even more sarcasm) Classless! TT is classless! Classless classless classless!!!!!!! CLAAAAASSSSSSSSSLESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!

    So I think I said it enough. Now am I a bitter fan of another team like the Vikings, Steelers, Bears or even an other team? Am I in the club now guys? Am I?

  104. welzy says: Aug 15, 2011 8:00 PM

    There have been polls in the past for “Classiest organization”, “Best organization”, etc. Year in and year out, the Packers are right there at the top. Not just football, but all of sports. This wasn’t a move that had anything to do about class. It had everything to do with timing, protocol, tampering, and other stuff unknown. There are a few trolls on this site who are so jealous of the Packers, they have to break out the “C” word – Class. Really? Trying to tear down an organization which is the best at what you are complaining about really demonstrates your tiny little minds and your jealous hearts.

  105. wicky888 says: Aug 15, 2011 8:03 PM

    yeah really, do those guys get rings at least

  106. deconjonesbitchslap says: Aug 15, 2011 8:05 PM

    what an awful move by the packers. this is an offensive lineman that started all season. pack don’t resign him, and he goes elsewhere, so screw him, right packers? same with the injured players and the photo. and favre: played 17 years there, brought the franchise out of the septic tank, and now if you mention his name you might be imprisoned. some very bitter leaders in that organization.

  107. stanklepoot says: Aug 15, 2011 8:10 PM

    pack93z says: Aug 15, 2011 4:48 PM

    One additional note.. maybe the Packers did try and there is more to it than what Colledge knows at the moment..

    Not excusing it.. but sometimes there is more to the story.. IE Rodgers airport deal.
    ____________________________
    I doubt any logical person thinks this will affect the way the team plays this year (this bit is in response to a different comment), but it was still the wrong thing to do. The worst part of this is that the Packers could have done the right thing and still had an easy out in this case. Simply tell colledge that he’s welcome to join the team for the visit, but because he’s on a different team now that they can’t arrange for him to be there. In other words, you leave it up to Colledge to find his way to D.C. and meet up with the team there. If he can do so, it costs the team nothing and Colledge gets to go to the White House and meet the President. If not, then at least the Packers showed as an organization that they appreciate the service that their players (past and present) have provided, and they are completely blameless in this incident.

  108. paulharghis says: Aug 15, 2011 8:24 PM

    1mge says:
    Aug 15, 2011 6:44 PM
    On another note… the Vikings suck!

    ============================
    On yet another note, Packer fans swallow.

  109. stanklepoot says: Aug 15, 2011 8:24 PM

    imjinbrdgr says: Aug 15, 2011 7:26 PM

    The amount of jealousy of the Packers on here is amazing. Everyone loves to take shots at the one on top of the mountain.

    It’s good to be king!!!
    _________________________
    If this is what it takes to give your life meaning, then by all means keep telling yourself that. I, however, am not jealous of either the Packers or their fans (especially not some of the know-nothing trolls that post on this site) There’s a new king (odd reference given we’re talking about meeting the President of a country that fought a war to be rid of a king) crowned every year. Does that mean that all of you Packer fans were jealous of, and submitted to the rule of, every other team in the league that won a SB and their fans all of those years between SB victories? Don’t worry, very soon their well be a new “king” in the NFL. Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

  110. jimmysee says: Aug 15, 2011 8:32 PM

    Inviting another team’s players could constitute tampering under NFL rules.

  111. paulharghis says: Aug 15, 2011 8:33 PM

    There is no rage and envy towards the Packers and their fans.

    But there is contempt for the nauseating hypocrisy that permeates the fanbase.

    Contra was correct.

    Good God, any negative thing about the Packers and the turd fans are out in droves. The rest of free world knows the Packers were wrong, but the know nothing homerisitic fanbase will fight tooth and nail to defend what they have to know is wrong.
    It is sickening. There is a reason why when your fanbase travels that you get the crap kicked out of you, or your vehicles get vandalized.
    Worst fanbase in all of pro sports-bar none.

  112. acmepacker says: Aug 15, 2011 8:37 PM

    It’s lonely at the top!

  113. melonnhead says: Aug 15, 2011 8:41 PM

    Yeah, those classless packers. But, remember, they’re the only team that had to deal with those questons and who to invite to the ring ceremony.

    ———————————————————————–

    No, other teams have handled that stuff before. Seems like only the Packers have screwed it up. Twice. There’s no sense in denying the obvious. “Titletown” lost a grip on what a championship and the traditional post-championship White House visit is all about a long time ago. It’s obvious. Last time this happened the explanation was “yeah but uh we were gonna kind of use it as a springboard for next season” and they relented when they were ppublicly called out for it. This time, apparently nobody was smart enough to relent. So yeah, you stay classy, Green Bay Packers.

  114. melonnhead says: Aug 15, 2011 8:45 PM

    There have been polls in the past for “Classiest organization”, “Best organization”, etc. Year in and year out, the Packers are right there at the top. Not just football, but all of sports.

    —————————————————————–

    Yeah they seem to be the casual fan’s default choice, but real fans know better. Dan Devine’s dog agrees with that statement.

  115. 1mge says: Aug 15, 2011 8:53 PM

    Good God, any negative thing about the Packers and the turd Viking fans are out in droves.

    Green Bay Packers… Superbowl Champs again & again!

  116. houndog50 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:15 PM

    tommyf15 says: Aug 15, 2011 4:41 PM
    Seriously, is there a reason why the players don’t visit the White House shortly after the Super Bowl victory, before the teams inevitably break up?
    ———————————————————
    Yes tommy there is a reason, it was called a “Lock-out”, maybe you’ve heard of it. Otherwise the Packers would have gone last spring (before College jumped ship in free agency) like all the other teams have. But by league rules they were forbidden to do so.
    College should have played ball when he was in GB, then they would have re-signed him, and he could have gone along.

  117. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 15, 2011 9:40 PM

    Teams are not allowed to directly contact players who are under contract to another team or their agents.

    Somebody is obeying the tampering rules.

  118. imjinbrdgr says: Aug 15, 2011 10:16 PM

    If this is what it takes to give your life meaning, then by all means keep telling yourself that. I, however, am not jealous of either the Packers or their fans (especially not some of the know-nothing trolls that post on this site) There’s a new king (odd reference given we’re talking about meeting the President of a country that fought a war to be rid of a king) crowned every year. Does that mean that all of you Packer fans were jealous of, and submitted to the rule of, every other team in the league that won a SB and their fans all of those years between SB victories? Don’t worry, very soon their well be a new “king” in the NFL. Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

    Really you’re referencing the Revolution . You are truly an idiot. There’s a new “king” every year moron and yes when it’s not the Packers I am jealous of them I admit it why can’t you?

  119. MichaelEdits says: Aug 15, 2011 10:41 PM

    Green Bay team photos are the best because they all know how to say “cheese.”

  120. cleonslamminsalmon says: Aug 15, 2011 11:19 PM

    Vikes fans…Why are you even concerned about this? You don’t know what it’s like to have your team get invited to the white house.
    By the way Paul Hargis, your mom says it’s bedtime.

  121. wafflestomp says: Aug 16, 2011 12:21 AM

    Screw Colledge, Rex Ryan is still wondering what happened to his invite.

  122. The Prophet says: Aug 16, 2011 1:47 AM

    The modern day Packers are consistent if anything. They have no loyalty except to today and tomorrow. If you aren’t on the field right now, or have cancer and simply want an autography, then they could give a crap about you. since this is the sarcastic buzz word of the day, I’ll repeat it—stay classy Packers and your fans

  123. whitepotatolake says: Aug 16, 2011 10:07 AM

    It’a like inviting your wife ,who ran off with another guy , to come to celebration of completion of a new house. She may of helped you build it, but she made her choice,,, just live with it Colledge. Not a question of being classy,What if Peyton Manning signed with the Titans after winning a superbowl? Do you think the Colts would be questioned for their classlessness?

  124. gregjennings85 says: Aug 16, 2011 10:24 AM

    1.) I have always hated Daryn Colledge. I always wanted him gone.

    2.) I have always loved James Jones. I never wanted him to leave, especially to the Vikings.

  125. ikickgypsies says: Aug 16, 2011 10:43 AM

    stay classy packers

  126. danieljgawronski says: Aug 16, 2011 11:13 AM

    Wow…boo hoo. It’s Obama.

    We’ll stay classy…and keep winning Super Bowls, because our “classless” GM actually knows when to “cut a man loose”.

    We’re going to be built for at least the next decade.

    Sorry Dyren, “the trains left the station!”

  127. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 16, 2011 11:18 AM

    “It is sickening. There is a reason why when your fanbase travels that you get the crap kicked out of you, or your vehicles get vandalized.
    Worst fanbase in all of pro sports-bar none.”
    ————————

    Ha! Car vandalization? Typical spineless, gutless Minnesotan.

  128. carlieatschmidt says: Aug 16, 2011 12:09 PM

    remain worldly and sophisticated, my pudgy little doppelgänger!

  129. rpiotr01 says: Aug 16, 2011 2:12 PM

    GB to DC: TS

  130. goarod says: Aug 16, 2011 2:40 PM

    Classy

  131. goarod says: Aug 16, 2011 2:44 PM

    Classless!!!!

  132. favreblows says: Aug 16, 2011 2:48 PM

    Colledge can get bent. The guy was always complaining about his security and he was also always the weak link on that line. He was a pretty big disappoinment for a 2nd round pick. He should be tickled that some idiot team decided to pay him all of those millions. The guy is a below-average OG. Reminds me of Anthony Herrera.

  133. stavreafavre says: Aug 16, 2011 3:55 PM

    As the spiteful Viking fans and other haters here could tell Daryn, learning to deal with disappointments is just part of life.

  134. ikickgypsies says: Aug 16, 2011 5:08 PM

    Real classy, packers

  135. innoculo says: Aug 16, 2011 6:32 PM

    “Sorry Daryn,

    The pilot false started the plane before you made it.

    Sorry.” – Packers Management.

    P.S. Take a lesson from Viking fans and learn to live with disappointment.

  136. axespray says: Aug 16, 2011 6:45 PM

    Most teams don’t have to travel to their 1st preseason game the very next day after visiting the whitehouse….

    just sayin’ … we had to bring our 3rd stringers and practice squad guys, kinda hard to make room for individuals from around the country.
    (Daryn in Ariz/Nick in Buff.)

    The fact we even managed to fit in a trip to the white house for the core of our Superbowl Winning team is remarkable.

  137. fluffy19 says: Aug 16, 2011 6:52 PM

    acdc84 says:
    Aug 15, 2011 4:53 PM
    Well maybe you should have told your money-hungry union to settle their differences months ago so the Superbowl team would have been able to go at the usual time of the offseason.

    48likes 33dislikes

    @acdc84

    Seriously? You really think Daryn Colledge was gonna be the vocal tipping point of the NFL lockout? If only he had spoken up, the lockout could have all been avoided. It’s his fault…and the fault of that greedy, no-good union. That union that arrbitrarily asked for a bigger cut of the $9B, and when not given it, called a LOCKOUT.

    Seriously, acdc, you’re probably a nice, intelligent guy but this is one of the dumbest points I’ve ever read. And it’s winning in likes/dislikes, so I guess I should just kill myself.

  138. paulharghis says: Aug 16, 2011 7:01 PM

    cleonslamminsalmon says:
    Aug 15, 2011 11:19 PM
    Vikes fans…Why are you even concerned about this? You don’t know what it’s like to have your team get invited to the white house.
    By the way Paul Hargis, your mom says it’s bedtime.

    ========================
    Oooof, still running with the “mom” stuff huh?
    How does it feel to have an unoriginal Post that 4788 other people have posted?

    Slamminsalmon? I just bet you are you wild man.

    Pathetic.

  139. axespray says: Aug 16, 2011 10:02 PM

    man, viking fans sure are grasping for straws these days, huh?

    “ZOMG! HAHA1 a packer player that switched teams wasn’t invited for a field trip! haha!”

  140. paulharghis says: Aug 16, 2011 10:11 PM

    ruvelligwebuike says:
    Aug 16, 2011 11:18 AM
    “It is sickening. There is a reason why when your fanbase travels that you get the crap kicked out of you, or your vehicles get vandalized.
    Worst fanbase in all of pro sports-bar none.”
    ————————

    Ha! Car vandalization? Typical spineless, gutless Minnesotan.

    611 i
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    Check the archives- it happened in philly- don’t let facts get in your way though, you packer fans never do.

  141. packerbacker12 says: Aug 17, 2011 12:05 AM

    Who are Viking ‘fans’ to tell the Packers and their fans that they are classless? I’m pretty sure that every game the Vikings lose, instead of accepting the loss like men, they go ahead and blame the refs and that the league is ‘out to get them’.

    So Viking fans, instead of draining your time on this story, go and prepare to watch the Vikings suffer yet another losing season. And if you get bored watching them play during the game, you can count how many empty seats there are in the Vikings stadium.

  142. packerbacker12 says: Aug 17, 2011 12:28 AM

    And oh yeah Viking ‘fans’, you say the Packers are classless and you hate them but yet all of your leaches seem to have a pretty big interest in this story based on all your unintelligent comments. It’s pretty clear to me that you guys are so uninterested in your worthless team, you have to find someway to keep busy so you decided to spread all your stupidity onto a Packer story. And I don’t blame you for not being interested in your own team. I mean, outside of Peterson, there is absolutely nothing exciting about that team. They have another washed up QB, basically no WRs, an screwed up offensive line, an overrated defensive line and such an horrendous secondary that a pee wee team can cover better.

  143. packerbacker12 says: Aug 17, 2011 12:32 AM

    “ruvelligwebuike says:
    Aug 16, 2011 11:18 AM
    “It is sickening. There is a reason why when your fanbase travels that you get the crap kicked out of you, or your vehicles get vandalized.
    Worst fanbase in all of pro sports-bar none.”
    ————————

    Ha! Car vandalization? Typical spineless, gutless Minnesotan.

    611 i
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    Check the archives- it happened in philly- don’t let facts get in your way though, you packer fans never do.”

    That’s typical Eagle fans. Hell I bet they kicked the crap of out the Viking ‘fans’ that were there when the Vikings upset them last year. It probably took them pretty quick since there was probably only 1-2 Viking fan there.

  144. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 10:54 AM

    packerbacker, there’s TONS of comments on this thread calling the packers class-challenged and only a handful of them are from vikings fans. Go back and read them, it looks like a total cross section of nfl fans feels that way.

  145. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 10:58 AM

    seriously, the very 1st comment on the thread finishes “classy…” and it’s from a steelers fan and it’s got 366 likes. And most of the comments are like that and they’re from Steelers fans, Bears fans, Cards fans, just about everybody.

  146. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 11:07 AM

    I don’t agree with all the comments that say all packer fans are fat and inbred and drunken and poor because it’s really not fair to say “all” people are the same, there are always exceptions and it’s not fair to generalize. But Packer fans do tend to be too sensitive and take things too seriously sometimes.

  147. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 11:10 AM

    I do agree with the general concensus that Clay Matthews is probably on HGH but that is neither here nor there.

  148. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 11:11 AM

    Also, is vandalization really even a word?? There probably should be a public service announcement teaching people not to vandalize packer fans.

  149. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 11:16 AM

    Come on let’s keep the Classless Packers thread ahead of the Jerry Jones thread and the Belichick thread!

  150. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 11:22 AM

    There’s gonna be 2 Packer posts in the top 6 on the most commented list so that’s nice for Packer fans.

  151. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 17, 2011 12:04 PM

    Quite the life you’ve carved out for yourself, ikickgypsies.

    And yes, vandalization is a word. Check it out.

  152. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 12:24 PM

    I guess if you count urban dictionary but more importantly nice job on helping move this thread up the list Ruvellig! and I know we can both agree on my suggestion about the PSA teaching people not to vandalize packer fans, there’s just no reason any Packer fan should have to worry about being spray painted or tipped over while they’re sleeping or having their trailer t.p.’d. Let’s be considerate, people.

  153. judsonjr says: Aug 17, 2011 3:16 PM

    Daryn still hasn’t gotten over the Packers tendering him in 2010. He was mad that he didn’t get a 1st round tender and more money, and then he was mad that no other team would sign him since he wasn’t worth a 2nd rounder.

    He did bring some stability to the line last year and was a solid performer last year. He was not perfect though, he got pulled @ Detroit last year because he was getting killed by Suh, Williams, and co.

  154. axespray says: Aug 17, 2011 3:43 PM

    ikickgypsies says:Aug 17, 2011 11:07 AM

    “But Packer fans do tend to be too sensitive and take things too seriously sometimes.”

    I don’t recall us crying over a player not being invited over to a field trip….

    A Field Trip…. we’re talking a Field Trip…

    A FIELD TRIP….

    If anything, most of the posts weren’t even on topic, they were just Packer Bashing …

    and lol @ calling us hypocrites for welcoming James Jones back, weren’t viking fans the ones spending the weekend ripping on Tavaris (t-joke?) after annoiting him their franchise player?

  155. axespray says: Aug 17, 2011 3:46 PM

    paulharghis says:Aug 16, 2011 10:11 PM
    “Check the archives- it happened in philly- don’t let facts get in your way though, you packer fans never do.”

    ….We change facts?
    Why?….we brag about our team winning superbowls/championships….
    Yeah, we sure distort facts, seriously……child please.

  156. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 4:02 PM

    axespray, I just meant packer fans are maybe a little sensitive about everyone saying the packers aren’t classy over incidents like you know not inviting former packers to the white house etc.

  157. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 4:03 PM

    and their reactions to things like people tipping them over when they’re sleeping altho I’m already on record as being against packer vandalism.

  158. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 4:06 PM

    and I think I can safely say we’re all against such insensitive activities as packer bashing and dwarf tossing.

  159. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 17, 2011 4:25 PM

    OK, Gypsy, I’ll bite….

    We all know that as it relates to football, the Green Bay Packers are far more superior in every aspect than the Vikings. There is no arguing that. Past, present and future. Fair?

    So, since Packer fans distort hard facts, according to Hargis, I’d like you to present some facts on your emotion based postings. Packer fans are fat, poor, uneducated, trailer-dwelling, inbreds.

    Please site specific facts to back this up. Easily google’d. Make it happen, son. Put you money where your mouth is. It’s never happened once in the history of the state of Minnesota or it’s residents, so I’ll be very impressed.

  160. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 4:51 PM

    ruvellig, i specifically said it’s unfair to say ALL Packer fans are fat, poor, undeducated, trailer-dwelling inbreds because there are always exceptions and it’s not fair to generalize.

    that was my whole point, that it would be as unfair to say for example that there are no medium sized packer fans as it would be to say that there are no Eskimo heavyweight champions of the world. It’s just wrong to generalize.

    Now I don’t think anyone would argue that Packer fans TEND to be a little chubbier and maybe not as well off or well educated and possibly more open minded about brother-sister relations than the average population, not that we should hold any of that against Packer fans.

    I can’t cite any specific studies to validate this but come on man, I also can’t prove that Asian women tend to be worse drivers than the average population, it’s just something we all see and accept as fact.

    but congratulations on twisting my words around to make it sound like I was bagging on Packer fans or being insensitive when actually I was trying to be just the opposite.

  161. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 5:00 PM

    If you knew me you would know that I have always tried to be kind to the less fortunate. I have always tried to find something nice to say about the packers and their fans and I try to give what I can to Make-A-Wish Foundation and whatnot.

    in fact, and I’m not trying to take any credit for the packers success last season, but a year ago I started a write in campaign to the NFL to get the Packers super bowl rings which as I put it would be like sending really sick kids to Disneyland, just a compassionate gesture that I don’t like to talk about but just may have brought a little happiness to into the lives of some needy wisconsin people.

    so you’re welcome.

  162. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 17, 2011 5:06 PM

    Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk. Never deliver. Minnesota: Exhibit A.

  163. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 5:44 PM

    “Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk.”

    Well it’s a blog, what do you want me to do? Fedex a vat of turkey gravy to wisconsin?

  164. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 17, 2011 6:00 PM

    Nope. Just bring a fact to the table, one time. Just once. You couldn’t deliver.

  165. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 6:14 PM

    wow. First you claim that packer fans aren’t fat and now you’re asking me to bring a calf to your table. It’s always mixed messages with you people. Help me to help you.

  166. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 6:19 PM

    All I have ever tried to do is bring compassion and understanding to packer posts.

  167. dickmac says: Aug 17, 2011 6:53 PM

    Just think – If Palin or Bachmann were residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, she would be aksing the Super Bowl winners how it felt to be the best baseball team in the world.

  168. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 7:42 PM

    I still say vandalism instead of vandalization

  169. paulharghis says: Aug 17, 2011 8:27 PM

    axespray says:
    Aug 17, 2011 3:46 PM
    paulharghis says:Aug 16, 2011 10:11 PM
    “Check the archives- it happened in philly- don’t let facts get in your way though, you packer fans never do.”

    ….We change facts?
    Why?….we brag about our team winning superbowls/championships….
    Yeah, we sure distort facts, seriously……child please.

    ===============================
    Dummy:
    Try to follow the chain of posts to see what led to ruvell saying Minnesota fans would resort to vandalism.
    I corrected him. It’s right here on PFT that it happened at an Eagle game.
    Type in the keywords, you’ll see it.
    The turd gets proved wrong and doesn’t admit.
    By the way, Child please? Really?! How old are you? Way to use a played out catchphrase. A catchphrase that you obviously do not know what Chad is meaning when he says it.

  170. paulharghis says: Aug 17, 2011 8:36 PM

    ruvelligwebuike says:
    Aug 17, 2011 6:00 PM
    Nope. Just bring a fact to the table, one time. Just once. You couldn’t deliver.

    ==================================
    I brought a fact to you. You chose to not respond back.
    That happens EVERY time a Packer fan is proven wrong.
    They also tend to change the argument, or resort to championship talk when they have lost an argument.
    Please refer to your last post for PROOF of this.

    I will genralize. All Packer fans are idiotic, homeristic loudmouth Know nothings.

    If you need proof of that, or “facts” as you like to call them, please read ANY post by a Packer fan.

    Packer fans are getting ridiculed on this thread, because they are defending something that they know is wrong. You guys just cannot admit fault.
    It’s nauseatingly pathetic, just like your fanbase.

    ikick, I like the cut of your jib! Excellent postings my freind!

  171. axespray says: Aug 17, 2011 10:02 PM

    paulharghis says:Aug 17, 2011 8:36 PM
    1: I will genralize. All Packer fans are idiotic, homeristic loudmouth Know nothings.

    2: Packer fans are getting ridiculed on this thread, because they are defending something that they know is wrong. You guys just cannot admit fault.

    3: It’s nauseatingly pathetic, just like your fanbase.
    ———————————————————
    1: oh by all means, lead us oh great knowledgable leader to the holy light….. smh, serious?

    2: what point is there for you, do you send casey anthony to jail if you prove whatever your little point is during your packer bashing?

    3: Pathetic? like the group that cheer for a team that can’t beat our team, so their fans gotta get whatever little ‘morale victory’ off of a no news comments section related to their division rival?
    great, you sure burned us there….

    seriously, u mad bro?

  172. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 17, 2011 10:16 PM

    “It is sickening. There is a reason why when your fanbase travels that you get the crap kicked out of you, or your vehicles get vandalized.
    Worst fanbase in all of pro sports-bar none.”
    —————-

    Oh, you were simply referring to one incident at Philly? I thought you meant it happened anywhere we traveled at anytime. How ’bout getting the crapped kicked out of us? I personally haven’t experienced it, nor do I know of anyone who has. I do know of a 14 year old girl that had her hair set on fire by 6 grown Viking fans.

    I guess six of you would get real with a teenage girl, but 5 would probably have second thoughts.

    Gyp-Vandalization is a completely correct phrase there, by the way. Vandalism would be fine too.

  173. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 10:54 PM

    thanks and likewise

  174. ikickgypsies says: Aug 17, 2011 11:04 PM

    I used to get groundation when I got caught doing vandalization

  175. waynefontes says: Aug 18, 2011 8:16 AM

    I didn’t bother to read all 170 comments before this one.

    I’m not a Packers fan nor am I a hater. I’m pretty indifferent. I would say I like them more than I do many teams.

    I think it’s cool when they do well because they’re a throwback to the past and I’m a nostalgic kind of fellow.

    That being said. I do think it’s pretty classless that they would leave players from the Super Bowl winning team behind. That’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And I imagine it’s a really cool one.

    Not like the guy was pulling a Favre.

  176. paulharghis says: Aug 18, 2011 6:52 PM

    ruvelligwebuike says:
    Aug 17, 2011 10:16 PM
    “It is sickening. There is a reason why when your fanbase travels that you get the crap kicked out of you, or your vehicles get vandalized.
    Worst fanbase in all of pro sports-bar none.”
    —————-

    Oh, you were simply referring to one incident at Philly? I thought you meant it happened anywhere we traveled at anytime. How ’bout getting the crapped kicked out of us? I personally haven’t experienced it, nor do I know of anyone who has. I do know of a 14 year old girl that had her hair set on fire by 6 grown Viking fans.

    I guess six of you would get real with a teenage girl, but 5 would probably have second thoughts.

    Gyp-Vandalization is a completely correct phrase there, by the way. Vandalism would be fine too.

    ====================================There are several articles on the world wide web about packer fans getiing punched after the Bears game on 1/24/11. I bet they didn’t ask for it all or anything?
    There are articles stating that a packer fan was in a fight after the WC loss to the cards.
    There is a video of a packer fan getting beat up at a NY Giants game.
    I found those in like 3 minutes.

    Face it, you are loudmouth idiots.
    You go to opposing teams venues, run your mouths, get the holy hell kicked out of you, and whine about it afterwards.
    Then you have the unmitigated gall, to say “stay classy” after it happens. pitiful.

    Notice you didn’t bring up the packer fan stabbing a Vikings fan. Why would you? If it doesn’t fit your argument, it didn’t happen. right?

    Loudmouth, idiotic, homeristic know nothing fanbase.
    But hey, some of you “own the team” .
    Uff. A thing like selling “stock” could only happen in Wisconsin, nobody else would be dumb enough to buy into that. I am somtimes so ashamed to live in and be from this state.

  177. calloustongue says: Aug 18, 2011 10:44 PM

    “Loudmouth, idiotic, homeristic know nothing fanbase”

    You forgot ugly, lazy, and disrespectful!!

    Lol! Oh, and SB CHAMPS!!!

    UMADBRO?

  178. duece5 says: Aug 19, 2011 4:49 PM

    smoothjimmyapollo says:
    Aug 15, 2011 5:52 PM
    “Typical Packer fans. They love the guy when he’s on their team but once he’s gone they talk about how terrible he was when he was there and how he should quit his whining.”

    Quit making crap up. Nobody loved Colledge. Go look at the PFT archived stories for when he left for the Cardinals. I bet you won’t find one person who said “Oh no, they’re screwed without Colledge there! Mediocre left guards don’t just grow on trees!”

    Colledge was an average player and it took him until the last season or two to even be good enough to be average. Go to the Wisconsin newspaper websites and see if you can find an article that said the Packers blew it when they allowed him to walk. I would bet lifetime sales of Darryn Colledge Packer jerseys are probably in the single digits and those customers are probably related to him.

    duece5 says:

    Couldn’t DISAGREE with you more about unsigned packers……almost EVERY packer post states that this player was a bum, that player was average…..blah blah blah……many packers chimed in about Cullen Jenkins about how average he was, bum, etc., and the analysts believe he was a nice pick-up by the Eagles.
    Can’t have it both ways puke fans!!!!

  179. paulharghis says: Aug 19, 2011 6:29 PM

    calloustongue says:
    Aug 18, 2011 10:44 PM
    “Loudmouth, idiotic, homeristic know nothing fanbase”

    You forgot ugly, lazy, and disrespectful!!

    Lol! Oh, and SB CHAMPS!!!

    UMADBRO?

    =======================
    Hey, I’ll give you props for the Breakfast Club refrence.
    You aren’t a Superbowl champ though. The packers are.
    Please with the umadbro? Grow up.

    P.S. Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?

  180. kmartinson says: Aug 20, 2011 7:22 PM

    It’s funny…Colledge is turning into Ryan Longwell….sorry, you won’t be missed.

    For those haters of the Pack: It seems many of you think the Packers are not for real….won the superbowl last year and are loaded for bear this year. Remember, they didn’t play very well during the regular season last year.

  181. peopletrains says: Aug 20, 2011 9:01 PM

    Colledge had something to bitch about his entire career in Green Bay. Check your mail for a postcard, YOU’RE ON AZ NOW, WHINER.

  182. calloustongue says: Aug 22, 2011 8:04 AM

    paulharghis says:
    Aug 19, 2011 6:29 PM

    “You aren’t a Superbowl champ though. The packers are.
    Please with the umadbro? Grow up.”

    Yeah, you mad!! Quit nerdraging it’s just football.

    Coming from someone who posts nothing but childish insults, I’m going to have to say you telling me to grow up is rather hypocritical. And yes I am a Super Bowl Champ, obviously in your ignorant self hatred of your own state, you’ve lost all semblance of what being a fan is, and that includes being proud of championships. Go watch Tennis or the LPGAif you don’t like regional fan boyism.

  183. duece5 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:26 PM

    Hmmm……the packer didn’t, originally, invite their own current team members at the time to be part of the Super Bowl picture, now they do this.

    STAY CLASSY GREEN BAY!!!!!!!!!

  184. bigd9484 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:04 PM

    Wow… Pack win the SB, and haters come out of the woodwork.

    Also, there is one post in here about the overuse of the terms classy and classless, I agree.

    Here is the truth on everyone throwing classy or classless comments on here:

    1) They are Bears fans enjoying their one year out of 4 or 5 when they have a winning record. Too bad the Lions will overtake them for 2nd place this year, enjoy battling the Vikes for 3rd.

    2) Vikings fans enjoying getting in a rib jab after having to endure schlong-gate from Favre and the previous love boat PR Fiasco’s.

    In summary, all clubs have PR battles. No one fan of any organization can say they do not have dirty laundry, or have not slighted a player in the past. To have so many posts over a mediocre LG who wanted to get overpaid is ridiculous.

  185. paulharghis says: Aug 22, 2011 7:00 PM

    calloustongue says:
    Aug 22, 2011 8:04 AM
    paulharghis says:
    Aug 19, 2011 6:29 PM

    “You aren’t a Superbowl champ though. The packers are.
    Please with the umadbro? Grow up.”

    Yeah, you mad!! Quit nerdraging it’s just football.

    Coming from someone who posts nothing but childish insults, I’m going to have to say you telling me to grow up is rather hypocritical. And yes I am a Super Bowl Champ, obviously in your ignorant self hatred of your own state, you’ve lost all semblance of what being a fan is, and that includes being proud of championships. Go watch Tennis or the LPGAif you don’t like regional fan boyism
    =================================
    Nerd raging? Good one, i had to look that up, I’m not on the internet enopugh to have a clue what that means, but since you are a C.O.D. fanboy, it stands to reason you’d know.
    Besides that, I’m not in a rage. Also, if you actually think calling me a nerd bothers me, you’re a bigger idiot than I thought.

    My insults cannot be judged childish if the point I make with them is true.(Which it is a majority of the time.)
    You are most definitely NOT a super bowl champ. You are a FAN of a TEAM that won the super bowl. All that you contributed to their winning season was gaining 50 pounds.

    Seriously, I go out and ride bike and I can hear you peopl getting fatter.

    You are a fan and nothing else. Hoe delusional are you?

    It’s hard not to hate this state. Mingling with people reaffirms how ignorant a majority of you are.
    I didn’t forget how to be a fan. I grew up and don’t think I’m part of the team because I root for them. I don’t need to have my sports teams to do well to have any self worth- i feel sorry for you.

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