Blizzard postpones start of Packers conditioning work

AP

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers won’t be on hand for the scheduled start of the Packers offseason conditioning program today. Then again, none of the rest of his teammates will be either.

A spring blizzard in Green Bay has forced the Packers to delay the start of their team workouts, according to Aaron Nagler of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

They were supposed to convene today, but the unexpected (I guess, I mean it’s Green Bay) snowstorm which dumped more than 20 inches in some areas near Green Bay made it impossible for a number of players to get back to Wisconsin.

A number of players tweeted through the storm as they tried to make their way back, and at least one of their reporters made the best of his spring day off.

Assuming they can get the runways and roads cleared (or have some tauntauns shipped in), players and media are scheduled to be at the Packers facilities tomorrow.

11 responses to “Blizzard postpones start of Packers conditioning work

  1. We have had sustained winds over 48 hours between 35 and 55 mph causing a lot of drifting. I have a drift on the corner of my house that’s about 7 feet tall where it was grass Friday evening when I got home. Its the 2nd largest 2 day snow storm for the area – ever in recorded history. Last one with more snow than this was 1888 with 29 inches.

    They closed the highway (never happened before that I can remember in my lifetime), churches, gas stations – everything. I know of at least 4 roofs that have collapsed under the snow load in a place built to handle snow.

    Our record for April snowfall previously was 15 inches for the month of April. Total. We got 7-11 inches on April 3rd and 23+ inches this weekend. I really don’t want to see the new record broken.

    This wasn’t some minor snow storm – it was record breaking for the area regardless of the time of year and when you consider we’re not Florida or some place – saying something.

  2. Bluestree says:
    April 16, 2018 at 8:49 am
    Unusual weather is becoming the norm.
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    Only it isn’t unusual and it isn’t becoming a norm. It is called randomness.

  3. Wow, even the weather is enough motivation for jealous haters to pick needless fights. That’s pretty silly.

  4. I would say that a steady diet of Big Macs and ring-dings is what delayed the packers conditioning. And their fans.

  5. crownofthehelmet says:
    April 16, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    I would say that a steady diet of Big Macs and ring-dings is what delayed the packers conditioning. And their fans.
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    I think that was their regimen when they boot-stomped the Steelers in SuperBowl XLV too. I guess it doesn’t take much.

  6. I love the commentary from all the amateur meteorologists. the only problem, these experts seem to have difficulty discerning the difference between regional weather and global climate. i.e. ” it snowed, therefore climate change is not occurring”. laughable.

  7. teal379 says:

    This wasn’t some minor snow storm – it was record breaking for the area regardless of the time of year and when you consider we’re not Florida or some place – saying something.
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    A little over dramatization. Yes you had a record snowfall for April, but it’s no where near the record snow storm for northern Wisconsin. 30+ inches is over 4 feet less than the Wisconsin record of 82″ recorded in November of 1991. In case you don’t remember – that was the Halloween Blizzard – the record would be even higher if it included the snow on October 31st.

    Green Bay has a relatively mild climate and really doesn’t get all that much snow normally. The yearly average is only 48″.

    So yes, it was a big snowstorm for Green Bay, but nothing worth really talking about for many areas of Wisconsin. Having spent 23 years in northern Wisconsin (1983 to 2005 – which obviously includes the Halloween Blizzard), I witnessed plenty of snowstorms in Wisconsin.

  8. stellarperformance says:

    April 16, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    crownofthehelmet says:
    April 16, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    I would say that a steady diet of Big Macs and ring-dings is what delayed the packers conditioning. And their fans.
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    I think that was their regimen when they boot-stomped the Steelers in SuperBowl XLV too. I guess it doesn’t take much.
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    get over it Al Bundy!!!!

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