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Packers cap week with dodgeball tournament

Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, James Jones, Jordy Nelson AP

Since it was raining in Green Bay this week, the Packers weren’t able to finish up minicamp with any skeet shooting or other outdoor activities.

Instead, they played dodgeball, and not surprisingly, it was quarterback Aaron Rodgers who became their Vince Vaughn.

“I’ve watched ‘DodgeBall’ many times, and I’ve followed the five Ds in dodgeball – dodge, duck, dip, dive and, of course, dodge,” Rodgers said, via the team’s official website. “Patches O’Houlihan and I are good buddies.”

Players and coaches divided up into eight teams, and Rodgers faced off against wide receiver James Jones’ squad in the final.

He finished it off in style, catching a throw from Jordy Nelson, setting up a three-on-one against Jones, making the wideout an easy mark.

“There was a lot of trash-talking before that match, but we did our talking with the dodgeball,” Rodgers said.

Hopefully, they didn’t let coach Mike McCarthy walk under the “Luck of the Irish” sign on the way out, preserving their chances for the rest of the season.

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56 Responses to “Packers cap week with dodgeball tournament”
  1. germanstingray says: Jun 8, 2013 9:06 AM

    The NFLPA may need to verify that the event was sanctioned by the American Dodgeball Association of America.

  2. GenXJay says: Jun 8, 2013 9:17 AM

    Why wouldn’t they.
    Dorks.
    It will be the only “sport” they have some chemistry in.

  3. burgandy2260 says: Jun 8, 2013 9:19 AM

    I’ve been searching THE OCHO for the replay since the story broke. Haven’t found anything yet. If it didn’t make ESPN 8 then I guess it just didn’t happen!

  4. nfloracle says: Jun 8, 2013 9:22 AM

    Dodgeball with the Packers.

    Paintball with the Jets.

    WTF?

    Next we’ll have Nightballing with the Lions and the Seahawks.

  5. logicalvoicesisnotlogical says: Jun 8, 2013 9:23 AM

    ” is it right for me to drink my own urine? No! But I like the taste and its sterile.” Mike McCarthy

  6. gbmickey says: Jun 8, 2013 9:36 AM

    Ouch! They were called dorks by a jealous whiny fan. How long did it take to come up with that brutal attack?

  7. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 8, 2013 9:41 AM

    How can you not love him? Best QB in the NFL, both on and off the field. Keep feeding your jealousy, Vike fans.

  8. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 8, 2013 9:45 AM

    A Viking fan talking about chemistry?

    You may as well talk about your team’s Super Bowl rings, or marrying someone you aren’t related to.

    All topics you know nothing about.

  9. 4thqtrsaint says: Jun 8, 2013 9:59 AM

    I hope they broadcast it on “The Ocho”!!

  10. nolahxc says: Jun 8, 2013 10:09 AM

    That’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see if it pays off.

  11. phinfan says: Jun 8, 2013 10:11 AM

    Will it be aired on ESPN 8 ‘thee Ocho’?

  12. GenXJay says: Jun 8, 2013 10:35 AM

    Like I said. Dorks.

  13. GenXJay says: Jun 8, 2013 10:40 AM

    Didn’t take me long to crop up “dorks”.
    GB maybe your favorite team. But, they’re boring, tired, & old.
    Keep living in the past!

  14. GenXJay says: Jun 8, 2013 10:41 AM

    Oh, & they’re on the decline too.

  15. lambeauleep says: Jun 8, 2013 10:47 AM

    nfloracle says:
    Jun 8, 2013 9:22 AM
    Dodgeball with the Packers.

    Paintball with the Jets.

    WTF?

    Next we’ll have Nightballing with the Lions and the Seahawks.

    ___________________________________

    The Seahawks are more interested in “Snowballing”
    Look it up

  16. bdnnbd says: Jun 8, 2013 10:51 AM

    A solid days-old story there, Darin.

  17. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 8, 2013 10:55 AM

    I’d hate to be hit by a dodgeball thrown by Aaron Rodgers.

    No Christian Ponder jokes, please.

  18. bla bla bla says: Jun 8, 2013 11:13 AM

    Aw, Jay, did you get sand in it again?

    Every year, fans of the 3 “also rans” in the NFC North talk about the Pack being done, or in decline, or how great their particular team is going to be because of the draft; and then the Pack wins the division with ease.

  19. firstclasspack says: Jun 8, 2013 11:17 AM

    I’ll bet BJ Raji was the first one knocked out. He’s a pretty big target.

  20. r8erswilldebacleyou says: Jun 8, 2013 11:22 AM

    I heard that in the final, Rogers was hit by a brutal volley and was then quoted as saying, “Nobody makes me bleed my own blood! Nobody!”.

    Then of course, in true Dodgeball fashion they went balls deeps and pulled out the victory.

    Oh, and Jay, you can go back to work as a philosophizer.

    Thank you Chuck Norris!

  21. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 8, 2013 11:24 AM

    GenX must be married to some relation… Did you see how upset he got? Three more posts in 6 minutes…

    Aunt? uncle? Sister?

    I don’t judge you. God will.

  22. onbucky96 says: Jun 8, 2013 11:26 AM

    Hilarious. Right until someone blows out their knee ducking diving dipping etc. “You’re going down LaFleur! You’re going down like a sweet muffin!” Great flick.

  23. schmitty2 says: Jun 8, 2013 11:38 AM

    “Cram it up your cramhole Lafleur”

  24. tinsk says: Jun 8, 2013 11:42 AM

    Just like he dodges cancer patients. How does anyone like this guy?

  25. pakrbakr76 says: Jun 8, 2013 11:47 AM

    Hey, better they play dodgeball than with GenXJay’s little sister or some of the family farm animals, like he does.

  26. whatjusthapped says: Jun 8, 2013 11:47 AM

    It’s a stupid story, that I will agree with. Just about as stupid as trading up in the draft to select a WR with one semester of college ball under his belt.

  27. rgledz says: Jun 8, 2013 11:50 AM

    The irony in this is that “Dodgeball” just hit the theater (singular, as in the one theater) in Green Bay. Things are a but slower there. Spoiler alert for Sconi’s…..Patches O’Houlihan is dead.

  28. mrvikingsfan11 says: Jun 8, 2013 11:57 AM

    I think this is awesome even though I’m a Vikes fan.

  29. GenXJay says: Jun 8, 2013 12:14 PM

    on the contrary.
    I lit the gb & you reality stars up on a cheesehead post & the trolls can’t take it.
    Whose sensitive?
    Waaahhh.
    & what does a marital status have to do w/posting comments? idiot.

  30. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 8, 2013 12:14 PM

    tinsk says:
    Jun 8, 2013 11:42 AM
    Just like he dodges cancer patients. How does anyone like this guy?

    —-

    Ah yes. Please point this out again. Make sure you read the entire story you link, and any follow ups that may have been written.

    Much obliged.

    Signed,

    Everyone with a mental capacity over 4 years old.

  31. jhein23 says: Jun 8, 2013 12:28 PM

    GENXJAY obsessed with the Packers – posts on every article multiple times. Teams with 29 year old QBs in their prime that are as good as Aaron Rodgers don’t become perennial losing teams. And old? The average age of the Vikings roster is older than the Packers by a few years – look it up. Green Bay has Pickett, Kuhn, Tramon Williams as the only players over the age of 30 on the roster.

    Teams with terrible QBs and running back that could hit the wall at any moment are teams going nowhere.

  32. 49erstim says: Jun 8, 2013 12:35 PM

    How do people not like A Rodg? For goodness sakes he knows the 5 Ds of Dodgeball! Hope ya went balls deep Aaron…that would be so rad!

    Not for nothing, but I bet the defense looked like a bunch of monkeys humping a doorknob out there! The good news for them though is Clay Matthews….”that dyke can throw!”

  33. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 8, 2013 1:06 PM

    Actually, we just laugh at you, because we can.

    This is football blog, and no one knows anything about any of the other posters.

    So after its all said and done, we have the Packers and the Vikings.

    One is a perennial Super Bowl contender, with 13 world championships, and the other is a team that chokes in the big game, has an aging team that has no chance for a Super Bowl any time soon.

    So, Skolololololol

  34. GenXJay says: Jun 8, 2013 1:18 PM

    jhein23: an eye for an eye.
    somebody’s gotta keep on posting on every GB thread. Is that not the unspoken agreement?
    or can Tokyo, filthy, that rahtard/justwhathapped, gbmickey, & you be the only one’s do on Vike posts?
    didn’t think so, hypocrites.

  35. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 8, 2013 1:30 PM

    Vikings 30+ trolls, packers 5 trolls.

    So we’d like everyone but Rick, Norseman, purplepride74, gtodriver, and conor to kindly skol off.

  36. trollingforjustice says: Jun 8, 2013 1:34 PM

    did they practice with wrenches first?

  37. GenXJay says: Jun 8, 2013 1:46 PM

    Your

  38. GenXJay says: Jun 8, 2013 1:46 PM

    So-called

  39. GenXJay says: Jun 8, 2013 1:47 PM

    “team”

  40. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 8, 2013 1:56 PM

    GenXJay says:
    Jun 8, 2013 1:46 PM
    Your

    —-

    Good one.

  41. phinfan says: Jun 8, 2013 2:05 PM

    I read about this in ‘OSQ’ you know ‘Obscured Sports Quarterly’

  42. larrydavid7000 says: Jun 8, 2013 2:05 PM

    gb fans week 2 WINTER IS COMING.!!!!!

  43. silentfreedom5 says: Jun 8, 2013 2:08 PM

    Im a Viking fan, GenXJay is a troll, there is a difference between the two. Real Vike fans realize the Pack have the same average age as the Vikes and that both are young teams. Im still hate the Packers, but I can respect them.

  44. TheWizard says: Jun 8, 2013 2:21 PM

    Fun game. I miss it.

    I assume it’s no longer allowed in schools.

  45. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 8, 2013 2:33 PM

    larrydavid7000 says:
    Jun 8, 2013 2:05 PM
    gb fans week 2 WINTER IS COMING.!!!!!

    —-

    Is that when RGIII’s career ends? Or is that the next week?

    I don’t get it.

  46. GenXJay says: Jun 8, 2013 2:58 PM

    blows.

    next packer post, please.

  47. mrnick66 says: Jun 8, 2013 3:01 PM

    gen xjay is about as useful as a poop flavored lollipop !!!

  48. axespray says: Jun 8, 2013 3:08 PM

    That’d suck to have Mason Crosby on your Dodge ball team – he’d miss everything.

  49. nananatman says: Jun 8, 2013 3:08 PM

    Not allowed to play that in school anymore, evidently it is too violent.

  50. purpleguy says: Jun 8, 2013 3:16 PM

    I wonder if they let Bulaga play, seeing as how his arms weren’t long enough to grab the balls.

  51. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 8, 2013 3:40 PM

    “Bulaga has long arms.”

    –shariff floyd

  52. thankheavenfornumber14 says: Jun 8, 2013 4:27 PM

    GenXJay says:
    Jun 8, 2013 10:40 AM
    Didn’t take me long to crop up “dorks”.
    GB maybe your favorite team. But, they’re boring, tired, & old.
    Keep living in the past!

    Let’s instead live in other team’s past
    Like the Vikings and tell the great tales of Superbowl Victories……………….
    Damn those Crickets are deafening
    How about when a Packer cast off won the NFC Championship with the Vikings
    Damn Those Crickets
    Ok Let’s talk about Viking team building activities ………. BOAT TRIP

  53. GenXJay says: Jun 8, 2013 4:43 PM

    Damn right I’m a “Troll,” silentfreedom5.
    As a rookie to this site, that is a compliment. I’ve worked hard for it.
    I cut the cheese on these ungrateful NFL fans. I can sink to their level. & I love it.
    Now, go to church tomorrow and pray for all of us.

  54. jjthesportsguy says: Jun 8, 2013 5:26 PM

    Nothing good is meant by the term troll. It’s nothing to be proud of. Move along.

  55. contra74 says: Jun 8, 2013 11:55 PM

    Packer fans – yay dodgeball haha SO much better than the Vikings love boat!
    American men everywhere – LOVE BOAT PLEASE!!!

  56. stellarperformance says: Jun 9, 2013 1:57 PM

    Dodgeball is a lot of fun, especially for adults. Just ask any of those guys. What a great idea for breaking up the routine. Viking fans are beside themselves with envy of our coaching staff. You can tell by the childish “taunts.” Ignore them as you would a misbehaving grandson. Cute…..tolerable…..but too immature and time-consuming to argue with.

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