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Aaron Rodgers knew pain was too much to play last week

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was trying to come back a week ago, but he said Tuesday it didn’t take him long to realize that wasn’t happening.

During his weekly radio show with Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin, Rodgers said  he had too much pain to reasonably continue to try to play against the Falcons.

“The scan last week did not show [enough] healing. We would need different results this week in order to play this week,” Rodgers said (as transcribed by Tom Silverstein  of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Doing quick movements or giving a handoff with left hand, those are things that gave me some discomfort. That was a clue. . . .

“It’s frustrating, very frustrating. I was trying to push it before science tells you before it’s possible.”

He said he was going to try to practice tomorrow, but didn’t want to predict whether he thought he’d have a chance to play against the Cowboys this week.

Rodgers seems to have come to the realization that a four-week recovery from an injury that most had pegged taking at least six to eight weeks was unrealistic. And with three to play, and the Packers clinging to just the thinnest, most mathematical playoff hope, you understand why he’s hanging on.

But it also appears less and less likely that he’s going to get the news he’s hoping for.

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  1. theptfpoet says: Dec 10, 2013 2:55 PM

    It’s going to fantastic when the offseason hits and I can once again bask in the glory of how great my Vikings are with out silly things like “stats” or “standings” to discredit that.

  2. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 2:55 PM

    I think it’s great that nearly everyone in the NFC North is battling right down to the wire – relevant football teams playing meaningful December games.

    And then there are the Vikings.

  3. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 10, 2013 2:57 PM

    I’m ok with shutting him down.

    The Packers are clearly a top 5 team with him, and if this isn’t the Packers year, reload and come back next year healthier. Get home field and win yet another Championship.

  4. purpleguy says: Dec 10, 2013 2:58 PM

    Pain is one thing — a shot can take care of that — the real issue is the scan revealing the break isn’t healed. Seems doubtful that would change in one week unless he’s upping his calcium intake guzzling a bunch of that good old WI milk instead of PBR.

  5. trollsetter says: Dec 10, 2013 3:00 PM

    Hey man, you have to get in there. Packer fans are facing a serious identity crisis not to mention severe disillusionment.

    It’s not as if they face the mighty Atlanta Falcons every week. You don’t play, they lose. It’s that simple.

  6. mayers59 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:00 PM

    He just needs to stay out as long as he needs to become healthy. I’m not even a GB fan, but Rodgers is too important to the long term of the franchise to rush him back a week or 2 too soon.

  7. longhairdontcare66 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:01 PM

    If he can come back we’ll make the playoffs. The Lions aren’t that good and the Bear still suck!!

  8. padraighansen says: Dec 10, 2013 3:02 PM

    Knowing how conservative Dr. McKenzie is (GB’s team doctor), Rodgers is done for the regular season, and, most likely, so is Green Bay.

    For all the trolls out there who will question Rodgers’ (or anyone else’s) toughness via a fake name on an internet comment board…injuries like this, especially to high contract value players will require medical clearance before returning to the field. Because of the insurance policies typically involved by the team to protect against career-ending injuries where there is significant guaranteed money, the decision is taken out of the player’s and coaches hands.

    A good example was Adrian Peterson – he was cleared before he was used in games.

  9. Marty says: Dec 10, 2013 3:03 PM

    Somewhere on a tractor, Brett Favre is laughing…

  10. thepftpoet says: Dec 10, 2013 3:03 PM

    If it wasn’t for the Vikings, the NFC north would be the worst division in football

  11. mooberry123 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:05 PM

    “And with three to play, and the Packers clinging to just the thinnest, most mathematical playoff hope, you understand why he’s hanging on.”

    Can’t understand why everyone keeps saying this??? Half game behind Bears and Lions with three to play!

  12. davikes says: Dec 10, 2013 3:05 PM

    It’s not that thin a thread. It’s perfectly conceivable that the Lions & Bears could collapse.

  13. tvjules says: Dec 10, 2013 3:07 PM

    If Shanny were his coach, he’d have been back in the lineup on Thanksgiving.

  14. prideof10000lakes says: Dec 10, 2013 3:08 PM

    Perfect example of putting all your eggs in one basket.

    But as a Vikings fan, at least they have a basket and some eggs.

  15. isphet71 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:08 PM

    Luckily for G.B., his first name is Aaron and not Charles. And he throws that d into his last name, also.

  16. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 10, 2013 3:11 PM

    One of Chicken Man’s drumsticks is too tender.

  17. contra74 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:12 PM

    SOFT – Favre would have punched a bull in the face after suiting up to play.

  18. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 10, 2013 3:13 PM

    prideof10000lakes says:
    Dec 10, 2013 3:08 PM
    Perfect example of putting all your eggs in one basket.

    But as a Vikings fan, at least they have a basket and some eggs.

    Interesting analysis.

    The Packers are better on offense, defense, and special teams than the Vikings.

    So… there’s some eggs for you.

  19. packerfansarefat says: Dec 10, 2013 3:13 PM

    Favre would have played…..three weeks ago.

  20. mikey77750 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:13 PM

    Packers have a real shot to win this Sunday, even with Matt Flynn. I mean, did you see that Dallas defense last night?! You don’t think Flynn, Nelson, Jones and Lacy can carve that up? Give Aaron another week, why not?

  21. Frazier28/7 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:16 PM

    Wus. Should be a fun final 3 weeks for playoff positioning that the Vikings could’ve had a major impact on if they hadn’t lost 5 games in the last :20 they led in.

  22. 28for20 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:20 PM

    Didn’t Rodgers say a couple weeks ago that pain wasn’t a factor, it was the fact he could be reinjured? Which is it Rodgers? Somebody is talking out of both sides of his mouth. Are you lying now or were you lying then?

  23. redandgoldhitman52 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:21 PM

    rodgers is injury prone. should never have ran brett out of town.

  24. borisalessandri says: Dec 10, 2013 3:23 PM

    I, too, am also fine with shutting him down. His Offensive line is “HORR-AWFUL”! The Packers have the smallest window off opportunity to make the playoffs and yes with Rodgers he absolutely changes the odds, but there’s more risk vs reward. Get a great OLineman or a stud in the Secondary in the draft, possibly get rid of Dom Capers in the offseason and get healthy. A-Rod has at max 10 more years in him, but that’s predicated if he can get some protection upfront. If Aaron Rodgers can do all these AWESOME plays with barely any protection, imagine all the AMAZING things he could with great(er) protection

  25. gtodriver says: Dec 10, 2013 3:23 PM

    It’s already been talked about, but it sure appears that Rodgers is a much bigger drama queen then Favre ever thought of being.

    Back on November 13th Rodgers told the Packer faithful that “I would like to be back this week,” he said. “Now, whether that’s realistic or not remains to be seen. I would never rule myself out on a Tuesday.”

    This would have been for the Viking/Packer game on the 24th.

    He also hinted at that time that the Lions game on Thanksgiving might be a more realistic possibility.

    Last week Rodgers told us all that the only thing stopping him from playing was getting medical clearance.

    This week he tells us that there was too much pain.

    It’s been 27 days since that quote above.

    Every week it’s a different story – but always keeping his name in the news.

    If it was just pain – Favre would have just kept his mouth and played.

  26. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 10, 2013 3:24 PM

    Now Rodgers will have to play until he is 53 to match Brett Favre’s stamina.

  27. sippindasyzurp says: Dec 10, 2013 3:29 PM

    Perfect scenraio; Packers out of the playoffs by Week 17, play AR vs Bears to crush there playoff hopes.. Lions win division by default and get blasted in the Wild Card round.. Schwartz keeps his job so the Lions can stay mediocre for another year.

  28. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 10, 2013 3:32 PM

    I’m just so glad that I don’t have to suffer through every single football season like the Vikings and Jags, who have 9 combined fans.

  29. gergie1957 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:34 PM

    “filthymcnasty1 says:
    Dec 10, 2013 2:55 PM
    I think it’s great that nearly everyone in the NFC North is battling right down to the wire – relevant football teams playing meaningful December games.

    And then there are the Vikings.”

    The funny thing is the Vikings will determine who will win the division on the last week of regular season, kind of makes your statement irrelevant

  30. richcranium2112 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:35 PM

    Thank GOD for the Vikings, someone has to provide a soft landing at the bottom of the division.

    Packers run and throw over the ‘Boys next week regardless who plays QB. Offense is starting to click.

    The Packers’ D is getting healthy at the right time.

    Should be a great three week run for GB, DET, CHI.

    Vikings are just punching the clock.

  31. deltaoracle says: Dec 10, 2013 3:38 PM

    Jeez 28for20, it isn’t really advanced calculus. The pain is still there weeks later, and that lets him know that the bone is still healing and he could be re-injured. It isn’t like this was just a sprain. You’re not talking out of either side of your mouth, you’re talking out of some other oriface.
    And yeah, Favre probably would have tried to play, but now he says he wouldn’t want his son to play football at all.

  32. cmstrick says: Dec 10, 2013 3:40 PM

    Marty said:
    Dec 10, 2013 3:03 PM
    Somewhere on a tractor, Brett Favre is laughing…

    ———————————————-

    Dude. Let it go…

  33. richcranium2112 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:42 PM

    contra74 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:12 PM

    SOFT – Favre would have punched a bull in the face after suiting up to play.
    ——————————————————-
    packerfansarefat says: Dec 10, 2013 3:13 PM

    Favre would have played…..three weeks ago.
    —————————————————–

    Favre’s streak ended while with the Queens after their Humpty Dome roof collapsed….

    Talk about a joke!!!

  34. doner80 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:42 PM

    It does not matter what the puke does their fans live a die with the Vikes!!!

  35. packerbadger says: Dec 10, 2013 3:43 PM

    richcranium said: Vikings are just punching the clock
    ==================================
    That’s not all they’re punching…..

  36. mn2long says: Dec 10, 2013 3:43 PM

    Don’t worry Packers fans, the Cowboys can’t get to the QB so he won’t have to worry about any pain. And if Flynn plays, the Cowboys will make yet another back-up look like a HOFer

  37. aldante66 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:43 PM

    Dam I predicted prior to the season the Packers, with a healthy Rogers would go 6-10. Looks like I’m going to be a game off at 6-9-1. Ties. Who Knew?

  38. jonnyfootball82 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:46 PM

    Cullen Loeffler is the ultimate professional. He should make the pro bowl

  39. somatg3 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:47 PM

    The Packers are an above average team with Rodgers and an absolutely putrid team without him. May as well shut him down, they aren’t going anywhere this year anyway

  40. minnesoulja says: Dec 10, 2013 3:49 PM

    If he can come back we’ll make the playoffs. The Lions aren’t that good and the Bear still suck!!

    __________________________________

    As a Vikings fan I WANT to agree with you… however as a fan of football, I will point out that the BACK-UP in Chicago is playing better football than any MN quarterback this year and all your Green Bay backups put together.

    It sucks to say, but the truth is what it is…

  41. aldante66 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:50 PM

    Rogers needs to learn one big, humongous lesson: The Mannings, Bradys and Bree’s off the world, get in the faces of their GM’s and insist on a top O line to keep their asses off the turf.
    He has Newhouse, Sitton, Sherrod -has played one game in 2 1/2 seasons, EDS, always hurt, Barclay, permanent knee damage, Batiari who they insist will learn how to play the position some day, and this is who he has to play behind to keep from getting hurt?
    Ted probably told him “Sorry but we spent all the money on your contract, didn’t you get the memo?”

  42. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Dec 10, 2013 3:51 PM

    So apparently “some discomfort” is what Aaron considers “too much pain.”

    #warrior

  43. aldante66 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:52 PM

    Rogers wants to sit out the rest of the season and get better for that Calf golf season starting next month.

  44. vbar32 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:55 PM

    Take another week A-rod !!! Although the cowboys defense will make Matt Flynn look like Johnny Unitas

  45. wrm1230 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:58 PM

    “Perfect example of putting all your eggs in one basket”
    **********************************************

    You mean like New Orleans did with Brees? Or New England with Brady? Or Baltimore with Flacco? Or Pittsburgh with Roehlisberger? Or “insert franchise QB here”….

    Face it, when difference makers go down at the QB position, the team suffers. In this day and age of paying big dollars to those franchise players, it’s pretty difficult to pay a pittance to his understudy and expect opening night performance.

    The only teams that haven’t experienced this are teams that either don’t have a franchise QB or have yet to have to pay one. And when they do, they too will have their fortunes turned into much higher risk with much higher reward. Simple as that.

  46. sonsoflambeau12 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:59 PM

    Put on IR season over

  47. trollsetter says: Dec 10, 2013 3:59 PM

    Poor Packer fans. It’s going to be a cold, dark, and lonely January.

  48. mayers59 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:59 PM

    Time to leave Favre out of it. He’s made it quite clear he has zero interest in ever playing again and I really don’t think he’s laughing. Packers have been very fortunate to have had Favre and then have Rodgers follow him. They need to write Rodgers off for as long as it takes to get him healthy and try and keep him for another 8-10 years.

  49. America's Team is God's Team says: Dec 10, 2013 4:01 PM

    Aaron Rodgers lack of toughness only further works to prove that he is an inferior QB to Tony Romo.

    #Ring6lessthan2monthsaway

  50. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 4:03 PM

    Aaron is obviously itching to get back into the December playoff race.

  51. freevinnycurry says: Dec 10, 2013 4:03 PM

    You think you’re in pain, Aaron? My fantasy team went from first to out of the playoffs when you and Reggie Wayne went down. Matt Flynn and Case Keenum will forever haunt me.

  52. gtodriver says: Dec 10, 2013 4:08 PM

    richcranium2112 says:

    Favre’s streak ended while with the Queens after their Humpty Dome roof collapsed….
    _____________________________

    At the age of 41 – in his 19th season as a starting NFL QB. Favre started every game for 17 seasons. He started 15 in his first year with the Packers and 13 in his last season. That’s 297 consecutive starts.

    This is Rodgers 9th season in the NFL. He’s only started 86 games – an average of 10.6 games per season. His consecutive streak ended at 45 – after riding the pine for the first 48 games of his career.

    Rodgers will be retired long before he turns 41 and will never get a sniff of a 100 game streak.

  53. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 10, 2013 4:08 PM

    trollsetter says:
    Dec 10, 2013 3:59 PM
    Poor Packer fans. It’s going to be a cold, dark, and lonely January.

    At least it’s only January. In minnesota, it’s a cold lonely always.

  54. jetsfan80 says: Dec 10, 2013 4:11 PM

    He may have learned a lot from Brett Favre, about what to do and not to do on the field. But, you are born with toughness, he couldn’t learn that from #4

  55. judsonjr says: Dec 10, 2013 4:11 PM

    For all the “Favre would have played” morons. Yeah, he probably would have. He’d take 12 vicodin at a time, enough that he’d eventually end up in a hospital having a seizure from his dependence.

    The guy was a warrior, but he could have ended up dead or a vegetable as a result of his addiction.

  56. lambeauwest says: Dec 10, 2013 4:11 PM

    It’s Rodgers, not Rogers.

  57. gtodriver says: Dec 10, 2013 4:12 PM

    wrm1230 says:
    You mean like New Orleans did with Brees? Or New England with Brady?
    _____________________________

    When Brady went down in the first game of the season, NE had a backup QB that came in and won that game. And 10 more games that season.

    11 – 5 is a pretty good season for any team – with or without their franchise QB – and Brady didn’t contribute a single victory.

    Don’t let the facts get in the way of your theory though…

  58. golforepar says: Dec 10, 2013 4:15 PM

    The Vikings off season has started early as usual. The 1st chore is to make a door on the ice shanty big enough to get Helga in!

  59. francheyes says: Dec 10, 2013 4:22 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Dec 10, 2013 2:55 PM
    I think it’s great that nearly everyone in the NFC North is battling right down to the wire – relevant football teams playing meaningful December games.

    And then there are the Vikings.

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    Dec 10, 2013 2:57 PM
    I’m ok with shutting him down.

    The Packers are clearly a top 5 team with him, and if this isn’t the Packers year, reload and come back next year healthier. Get home field and win yet another Championship.

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  60. whatjusthapped says: Dec 10, 2013 4:26 PM

    This is all PR, Rodgers is simply not going to play again in 2013. If they make the playoffs, he might come back for that but as for the regular season, he has about as much chance of coming back as the Vikings do of winning a Superbowl, in other words, no chance at all.

  61. weepingjebus says: Dec 10, 2013 4:26 PM

    Top 5 QBs in Professional Football – Joe Johnson, “Smokey” Pete Gill, Rex Havish, Troy Wagner, and Pops Tammerly. In that order.

  62. greenbaypackersowner says: Dec 10, 2013 4:27 PM

    I thought we were a great organization, but then I find out we’re only 1 player better than the Vikings. In fact, without Rodgers our record is worse the the Vikings. I think it’s time I give TT his walking papers. It’s my call…I’m an owner!

  63. shatho1 says: Dec 10, 2013 4:36 PM

    Dallas will be back and just to remind u cheese heads that Dallas has been very good at home but if u think GB is just gonna roll over the cowboys u just continue doing so if it makes u feel better

  64. myasylum11 says: Dec 10, 2013 4:36 PM

    I always said time would tell if Rodgers was as good of a quarterback as Farve.
    Farve won 4 weeks ago.

  65. deltaoracle says: Dec 10, 2013 4:40 PM

    So, the great ted thompson, were you formerly rick spielman is a magician? Noticed he disappeared and then you showed up. Guess I can understand changing your handle the way the season has gone. Nothing to cheer for, just to jeer at, right?
    Anyway, at least our “warrior” has been sidelined by something worse than a sprain – if it was even a sprain and not just “Idon’twannaplaynomore.”

  66. baltimorons says: Dec 10, 2013 4:41 PM

    I hope he was feeling well enough to film more obnoxious and repetitive commercials.

  67. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 10, 2013 4:45 PM

    I think Francheyes just called me dumb, or dumber…

    You know you’re really getting to someone when all they have is personal insults.

    I mean, I have personal insults, too, but I have facts that back up my argument.

    Like: 13 time world champions.

    #winning

  68. bringbackwayne says: Dec 10, 2013 5:00 PM

    Love this from poet…….

    theptfpoet says:
    Dec 10, 2013 2:55 PM
    It’s going to fantastic when the offseason hits and I can once again bask in the glory of how great my Vikings are with out silly things like “stats” or “standings” to discredit that.

    ******************

    As a Lions fan I often say that the best part of the season is the offseason.

  69. golforepar says: Dec 10, 2013 5:02 PM

    deltaoracle says: Dec 10, 2013 4:40 PM

    So, the great ted thompson, were you formerly rick spielman is a magician?

    Great call Delta! This is how the Vikings fan base operates. True identity is often hidden behind the inept team they root for!

  70. gtodriver says: Dec 10, 2013 5:06 PM

    judsonjr says:

    For all the “Favre would have played” morons. Yeah, he probably would have. He’d take 12 vicodin at a time, enough that he’d eventually end up in a hospital having a seizure from his dependence.
    _______________________

    Every Packer fan should know that Favre WAS addicted to Vicodin.

    Every Packer fan should know that he had a seizure.

    Every Packer fan should know that in May of 1996 he went into drug rehab.

    Every Packer fan should know that Farve then played from the 1996 season onward without drugs. That’s 15 NFL seasons that he was drug free.

    It was 2003 that he actually played all 16 games in a season that he broke his throwing hand thumb.

    Isn’t there a Packer linebacker that missed multiple games this season with a broken thumb?

    Rodgers won’t be in the NFL for 15 seasons – and he spent 3 full seasons riding the pine.

    Mathews and Rodgers are soft.

  71. rtp295 says: Dec 10, 2013 5:16 PM

    For all you saying Favre would have player, please, get real. Favre was tough as nails but he never had a major injury in his career, broken collarbone would have put him out the same.

  72. trollsetter says: Dec 10, 2013 5:17 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Dec 10, 2013 4:08 PM
    trollsetter says:
    Dec 10, 2013 3:59 PM
    Poor Packer fans. It’s going to be a cold, dark, and lonely January.

    At least it’s only January. In minnesota, it’s a cold lonely always.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    I don’t live in Minnesota.

  73. duece5 says: Dec 10, 2013 5:17 PM

    28for20 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:20 PM

    Didn’t Rodgers say a couple weeks ago that pain wasn’t a factor, it was the fact he could be reinjured? Which is it Rodgers? Somebody is talking out of both sides of his mouth. Are you lying now or were you lying then?

    duece5 says:

    I read the same thing ,28for20.

    Favre would have been out there, same for Manning, Brees, and possible Brady.

    Rodgers is a California prima donna, and VERY SOFT.

    Where are all those packer fans that became doctors when rodgers went out that they figured he be back 2 games ago against the Lions…..uhh, don’t quit your non-day job, errrr I mean, picking up your unemployment check for beer and cigs.

    I’d be embarassed that this dude can’t get out there for a team that mathematiclly is still in it, even though they will probably lose 2/3 even with Rodgers due to a horrendous D.

    Many holes, way too many questions…..drink some milk, Erin.

  74. golforepar says: Dec 10, 2013 5:18 PM

    gtodreamer, I suppose you are just another Vikings troll with a wealth of info. Matthews and Rodgers soft?? Get a clue, Son.

  75. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Dec 10, 2013 5:19 PM

    golforepar says:Dec 10, 2013 5:02 PM

    deltaoracle says: Dec 10, 2013 4:40 PM

    So, the great ted thompson, were you formerly rick spielman is a magician?

    Great call Delta! This is how the Vikings fan base operates. True identity is often hidden behind the inept team they root for!
    ________

    Yes, I was formerly Rick Spielman is a Magician. I haven’t been hiding. I just figured Spielman hadn’t done anything magical lately, and I was amused about Ted Thompson being exposed as a fraud. Thank you, deltaoracle, for recognizing my unique blend of wit, style, and cogent analysis.

    As for golforepar, is that your real name? I’m pretty sure none of us are revealing our true identity. Except for Carl Gerbschmidt. He’s real.

  76. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 10, 2013 5:19 PM

    sevensixtwonato says:
    Dec 10, 2013 5:06 PM
    Great player, too bad he is wasting his life in Green Bay Wisconsin. I am sure he wants to shut it down to get back to civilization for a change.

    —-

    This is the difference between people like contra here and everyone else, who isn’t a vikings fan:

    They think championships are a waste of time, while the rest of us realize that Championships are what it’s all about.

  77. duece5 says: Dec 10, 2013 5:23 PM

    Rodgers= Sta Puff Marshmallow Man

  78. trollsetter says: Dec 10, 2013 5:26 PM

    golforepar says:
    Dec 10, 2013 5:18 PM

    gtodreamer, I suppose you are just another Vikings troll with a wealth of info. Matthews and Rodgers soft?? Get a clue, Son.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Son? Come on man! That’s mine!

  79. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Dec 10, 2013 5:27 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:Dec 10, 2013 5:19 PM

    This is the difference between people like contra here and everyone else, who isn’t a vikings fan:

    They think championships are a waste of time, while the rest of us realize that Championships are what it’s all about.
    _____

    I thought it was all about love?

  80. wisconsinhillfolk says: Dec 10, 2013 5:39 PM

    Done.

  81. golforepar says: Dec 10, 2013 5:41 PM

    As for golforepar, is that your real name? I’m pretty sure none of us are revealing our true identity. Except for Carl Gerbschmidt. He’s real.

    Yea the one and only 3 miles from Lambeau season tickets since the ’80s. This IS the frozen tundra!

  82. golforepar says: Dec 10, 2013 5:43 PM

    trollsetter says: Dec 10, 2013 5:26 PM

    golforepar says:
    Dec 10, 2013 5:18 PM

    gtodreamer, I suppose you are just another Vikings troll with a wealth of info. Matthews and Rodgers soft?? Get a clue, Son.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Son? Come on man! That’s mine!

    Sorry JR lol

  83. steelersaredogsteam says: Dec 10, 2013 5:45 PM

    Rick sings

  84. vikingsfan4life says: Dec 10, 2013 5:45 PM

    No one is going to confuse Rodgers’ toughness for Brett Favre’s. Fragile

  85. koreystringerswidow says: Dec 10, 2013 5:48 PM

    vikingsfan4life says:
    Dec 10, 2013 5:45 PM
    No one is going to confuse Rodgers’ toughness for Brett Favre’s. Fragile

    *******************************************

    They are both tougher than my Korey.

  86. hernandez0792 says: Dec 10, 2013 5:51 PM

    Don’t worry, he’s going up against the Dallas D, which means he won’t be touched.

  87. tarkentin says: Dec 10, 2013 5:52 PM

    Rogers is not even close in toughness to Gannon, Favre, or even Salisbury.

    #18DivisionCrowns #SKOALVIKINGS

  88. idratherbedeadandcoldthengreenandgold says: Dec 10, 2013 6:05 PM

    Rodgers and the Packers like their fans are soft , softest team in sports.

  89. greenisgold1265 says: Dec 10, 2013 6:05 PM

    Thinnest of playoff hopes.

    have you watched the Lions?

    congrats. the vikes have won 5 more divisional championships then the packer have won world championships…

  90. idratherbedeadandcoldthengreenandgold says: Dec 10, 2013 6:06 PM

    Rodgers and the Packers like their fans are soft , softest team in sports…………

  91. jack3dsd says: Dec 10, 2013 6:19 PM

    why would you not play? its basically the Packers playoffs RIGHT NOW! just suit up and play if you get hurt you have a whole offseason to heal and if you lose then sit back down the season is over

  92. contra74 says: Dec 10, 2013 6:29 PM

    richcranium2112 says:
    Dec 10, 2013 3:42 PM
    contra74 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:12 PM

    SOFT – Favre would have punched a bull in the face after suiting up to play.
    ——————————————————-
    packerfansarefat says: Dec 10, 2013 3:13 PM

    Favre would have played…..three weeks ago.
    —————————————————–

    Favre’s streak ended while with the Queens after their Humpty Dome roof collapsed….

    Talk about a joke!!!
    —-
    Oh, hey tokyo/filthy!

  93. greej1938l says: Dec 10, 2013 6:36 PM

    Go Pack!!!!!

  94. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 10, 2013 6:44 PM

    My Packers win by the skin of their teeth, and now we hear this? I am so sad. I want more wins by the skin of our teeth, I’m used to that.

  95. penvik says: Dec 10, 2013 6:45 PM

    This season will turn out to be a blessing for the Vikings. Need to improve QB and defence then watch out. All other offensive skill positions are great. Some standout rookie defensive players, add to that is FA

  96. gtodriver says: Dec 10, 2013 6:49 PM

    golforepar says:

    gtodreamer, I suppose you are just another Vikings troll with a wealth of info. Matthews and Rodgers soft?? Get a clue, Son.
    ______________________

    Up until 1992 – I was a GTO dreamer.

    But the 1964 GTO convertible in my shop tells me that I’m not a dreamer anymore.

    I don’t pretend to be a GTO driver – I’ve probably burnt more rubber in one pass down the strip than you’ve laid in your whole life with your 1980 Yugo… ;)

    I’ve even taken my GTO to several golf courses.

    I even drove it to Green Bay a few times back in the 90’s, when I worked for companies that were headquartered there.

    Unlike the Packer “owners” that post on this website, I don’t claim to be a GTO driver because I have a membership in a fan club (all the Packers Stock Certificate really is).

    “Yea the one and only 3 miles from Lambeau season tickets since the ’80s. This IS the frozen tundra!”

    There is no frozen tundra anywhere in Wisconsin, and most assuredly in the mild Green Bay climate.

    I’m a season ticket holder too. My season ticket gets me a real seat, not just a spot on a metal bench.

  97. sonofad says: Dec 10, 2013 6:55 PM

    dahmergeinteam says:
    Dec 10, 2013 6:44 PM
    My Packers win by the skin of their teeth, and now we hear this? I am so sad. I want more wins by the skin of our teeth, I’m used to that.

    _____________________________

    And I wanted a 3rd birthday. So sad.

  98. gergie1957 says: Dec 10, 2013 6:56 PM

    Is it me, or has Sandblaster jumped the shark? He sure has lost his A game since the Packers have tanked.

  99. golforepar says: Dec 10, 2013 7:13 PM

    gtodreamer, Pontiac man myself I had a ’68 Firebird and a ’79 Trans Am.
    8 degrees right now if you wish it to be colder and want to gloat – have at it. Thanks for the geography attempt.
    Having a roof and a seat is nice but your team is excited about seasons not taking last place in the division. I will take my aisle bench seat on the 30 watching the 13 time world champs over the hapless Vikings any day!

  100. logic4sale says: Dec 10, 2013 7:16 PM

    Lets be honest, the Cowboys Defense will make Matt Flynn look just like Aaron Rodgers anyways.

  101. killitandeatit says: Dec 10, 2013 7:27 PM

    Aaron Rogers could be the next R.G. 4 story line if he returns too soon. He is just one love tap away from a season ending injury on the frozen tundra of Green Bay. Just forget about this season, it is over . As a Niner fan, I wish we would have drafted Aaron but we didn’t ): Nothing but respect for Rogers and I hope he doesn’t return and re-injure a weakened clavicle.

  102. Jikky Jax says: Dec 10, 2013 7:36 PM

    The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says:
    Dec 10, 2013 5:19 PM
    golforepar says:Dec 10, 2013 5:02 PM

    deltaoracle says: Dec 10, 2013 4:40 PM

    So, the great ted thompson, were you formerly rick spielman is a magician?

    Great call Delta! This is how the Vikings fan base operates. True identity is often hidden behind the inept team they root for!
    ________

    Yes, I was formerly Rick Spielman is a Magician. I haven’t been hiding. I just figured Spielman hadn’t done anything magical lately, and I was amused about Ted Thompson being exposed as a fraud. Thank you, deltaoracle, for recognizing my unique blend of wit, style, and cogent analysis.

    As for golforepar, is that your real name? I’m pretty sure none of us are revealing our true identity. Except for Carl Gerbschmidt. He’s real

    ——–

    Don’t let them get to you, Carl, always remember… it’s not a lie if you believe it.

  103. shlort says: Dec 10, 2013 8:04 PM

    I think GB can win out without Rodgers. The competition over the next 3 weeks is pretty weak. What is it.. Dallas, Pittsburgh and the the Bears? If Flynn can protect the ball and throw like he has been throwing, he is good enough.

    That said, I don’t want to see Green Bay in the post season. They will lose in the wildcard round to the Panthers or the Niners anyway. They wouldn’t get beat as bas as the Lions or Bears, but they would lose.

    Green Bay has some serious problems on Defense. They draft for it and it is no better. I don’t know if it is the players, the plays or the DC. Something has to change there or Green Bay is doomed to be the Colts when Manning was there.

  104. GenXJay says: Dec 10, 2013 8:11 PM

    Dallas & gb suck in different ways.
    gbs offense, defense, special teams, coaches, fans…etc on everything pee yellow & grinch green.
    & the ‘boys got blew out because of defense. i suspect dallas will win.

  105. gtodriver says: Dec 10, 2013 8:23 PM

    @golforepar

    If you believe there is any “frozen tundra” in MN or WI then you are confused on what frozen tundra is.

    I’ve walked on the frozen tundra near the Artic Circle in Churchill, Manitoba while photographing polar bears in the wild.

    Green Bay is in the deep south compared to Churchill.

    As far as my teams normal standing within the division- your team has spent more time looking up to the Vikings in the standings.

    And that’s a fact, Jack…

  106. golforepar says: Dec 10, 2013 9:49 PM

    gto, You guys HAD a home field advantage then you built a dome. At least you are warm when they lose.
    You want to talk standings?? FAIL! 13 – 0 is the bottom line. Championships!

  107. kproffo says: Dec 10, 2013 9:50 PM

    gtodriver says: Dec 10, 2013 6:49 PM

    Up until 1992 – I was a GTO dreamer.

    But the 1964 GTO convertible in my shop tells me that I’m not a dreamer anymore.

    ———————————————–

    Congrats on your purchase of Gran Turismo for your PS3, but the PS4 is out now and none of us are all that impressed.

    It must be at least kill a little time for you while you are waiting for posts to troll on PFT.

  108. beerbratscheese says: Dec 10, 2013 10:38 PM

    tokyosandblaster says: Dec 10, 2013 3:32 PM

    I’m just so glad that I don’t have to suffer through every single football season like the Vikings and Jags, who have 9 combined fans.
    —————————————-

    And 8 of them are Jags fans.

  109. idratherbedeadandcoldthengreenandgold says: Dec 10, 2013 11:36 PM

    Aaron Rodgers = Bob Sanders.

  110. teamnorsecore says: Dec 11, 2013 12:34 AM

    whatjusthapped says:
    Dec 10, 2013 4:26 PM
    This is all PR, Rodgers is simply not going to play again in 2013. If they make the playoffs, he might come back for that but as for the regular season, he has about as much chance of coming back as the Vikings do of winning a Superbowl, in other words, no chance at all.
    ……….
    So about the same chance as you have of coming up with some new material? Got it!

  111. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 11, 2013 12:46 AM

    gtodriver says:
    Dec 10, 2013 8:23 PM
    @golforepar

    If you believe there is any “frozen tundra” in MN or WI then you are confused on what frozen tundra is.

    I’ve walked on the frozen tundra near the Artic Circle in Churchill, Manitoba while photographing polar bears in the wild.

    Green Bay is in the deep south compared to Churchill.

    As far as my teams normal standing within the division- your team has spent more time looking up to the Vikings in the standings.

    And that’s a fact, Jack…

    —-

    Interesting.

    Since the inception of the NFC North, the Packers have won the division 6 out of 11 times.

    Tell me more about how often the Packers have looked up at the Vikes.

    Now, don’t get all crazy and look past recent history. If you do that, then so can we. If you want to go back to the 60’s, we’ll go back to the inception of the NFL.

    Then we’ll start counting championships.

    Then you’ll start crying.

  112. duece5 says: Dec 11, 2013 7:30 AM

    padraighansen says: Dec 10, 2013 3:02 PM

    Knowing how conservative Dr. McKenzie is (GB’s team doctor), Rodgers is done for the regular season, and, most likely, so is Green Bay.

    For all the trolls out there who will question Rodgers’ (or anyone else’s) toughness via a fake name on an internet comment board…injuries like this, especially to high contract value players will require medical clearance before returning to the field. Because of the insurance policies typically involved by the team to protect against career-ending injuries where there is significant guaranteed money, the decision is taken out of the player’s and coaches hands.

    A good example was Adrian Peterson – he was cleared before he was used in games.

    duece5 says:

    NEVER compare Peterson to Erin….really?

    The most talked about superhuman (Peterson) coming back from a minimum 9-12 month injury-ACL/MCL/meniscus shredding to a boo boo on Erin’s shoulder, it is unfair to compare his injury to hers.

    He not only came back, he came 9 yards short of the all-time rushing record, thrashing the packers in the process.

    I understand the resentment and the want to compare……BUT PLEASE.

    Favre is snickering……rub some dirt on it girl!

  113. dougy1970 says: Dec 11, 2013 8:32 AM

    Let it never be said that Aaron Rodgers is tough and can play through pain.

  114. koreystringerswidow says: Dec 11, 2013 9:06 AM

    If Viking fans cared about their players health and well being the way Packer fans do, my Korey would still be here.

  115. stellarperformance says: Dec 11, 2013 9:27 AM

    gtodriver says:
    Dec 10, 2013 6:49 PM
    There is no frozen tundra anywhere in Wisconsin, and most assuredly in the mild Green Bay climate.
    //////////////////////////////////

    Hey…gotoDriver. What? Really? You mean it’s not just an expression? I suppose you are going to tell me there never were any Purple People Eaters either? How about Santa? Come on….I can take it.

  116. sandmike says: Dec 11, 2013 9:34 AM

    I’d rather laugh than cry. Let the Rodgers’ haters emerge.

    Green Bay Packer’s QB Brett Favre was listed as questionable on the Wednesday injury report after undergoing an amputation of his left leg below the knee. Favre finished the game leading the packers to a fourth quarter comeback despite suffering multiple compound fractures after being sacked on the last play of the first half. Favre’s status takes on greater importance as his primary back-up, Aaron Rodgers, was placed on season ending IR with a particularly nasty hang nail on the pinky finger of his non-throwing hand. If Favre cannot play Sunday the job will fall to the 60 yr old former all pro QB for the Seattle Seahawks Jim Zorn. Packer’s GM Ted Thompson expressed confidence in Zorn saying, “We are very comfortable with our current situation at QB” Zorn has not thrown a pass in the NFL since appearing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a scab in the 1987 season.

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