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MikeDB

  • joined Nov 06, 2009
  • last login Aug 20, 2014
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I became a Packer fan as a young boy in Ohio when Lombardi was coach and Bart Starr was the quarterback. Two things stood out about the Packers for me as a 7 to 9 year-old boy, they won championships and they had colorful uniforms, while every other NFL team at that time wore grey, brown, white or black.

I missed out - for the most part - on the Favre years, since I went to East Africa as a Christian missionary from 1989 to 2009. I was able to see a few games and spent one football season in America during those years. But, to be honest, I certainly wouldn't trade my real life experiences in Africa for watching football, even the Packers.

I'm glad to be back in the US, living in Virginia, though I miss Africa. It is good to be able to watch the Packers play every week.

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  • NBA Los Angeles Lakers
  • NFL Green Bay Packers
  • NCAAF Ohio State Buckeyes
  • NCAAB Ohio State Buckeyes
  • EPL Manchester United
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BVA, Mock Drafts and the Packer's Draft in a Few Days

First, I've been thinking that the acronym BVA (Best Value Available) may be more accurate than BPA, since BPA never truly refers to best player anyway. It is always a combination of player...

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Three Missed Personnel Decisions That May Keep Us Out Of The Playoffs

There were three player personnel situations that were known (or should have been known) early during OTAs or training camp that were not handled well. If these player personnel situations had been...

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On Dom Capers and the Packers' Defense

APC member MikeDB breaks down some of the reasons for the Packers' defensive regression and looks at how formation selection has contributed to the issues.

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Jake Stoneburner article from OSU site

A Jake Stoneburner article is featured at Eleven Warriors, a site dedicated to Ohio State sports. Much of it is based off of interviews that you may have seen already, but it gives some interesting...

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Playoffs? It isn't a sure thing.

Yes, I am p*ssed, but at this time next week the Packers could very well be 2-4, needing to win 8 of the final 10 games just to make it into the post season. A look at the schedule shows that 8-2...

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Mike Neal wasn't taking steroids!

Mike Neal has revealed the PED for which he received the 4-game ban from the NFL. He was taking Adderall to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The error, he seems to have made, was to go to a...

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Have You Ever Had an NFL Tryout?

I'm posting this mostly as a question for readers and commenters on APC. Some have played college football, has anyone ever had a tryout with an NFL team? One of the things that prompted me to...

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Best Player Available

What is meant when GMs and analysts talk of drafting the Best Player Available (BPA)? I've made a little equation that gives an idea into the factors that go into it. While it looks like a...

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Trading for draft picks

While trading players in the NFL is not done as frequently as in other major sports, a few trades do happen every year. There are five players that the Packers could possibly trade without hurting...

Plaintiffs depict NFL as apathetic about concussions

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This is a good article with two interesting videos that paints a rather a negative picture of a business first league with little concern for player safety. Which helmets players wear is determined by financial arrangements with the NFL, not by quality of the helmet.

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How can one watch re-runs of games?

I have some family obligations coming up over the next few weeks that are going to force me to miss a couple of the Packer games. Yes, I'd like to get out of them, but it won't happen. What are...

From chumps to champs, Harlan and Wolf helped transform team

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An interesting article on how the Packers got turned around in the 1990s.

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Could McCarthy have been taking a subtle dig at Favre?

Mike McCarthy recently complemented his quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, saying that he is the best decision-maker at the position since Joe Montana. He then listed some of Rodgers' attributes as a...

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The Forgotten Man? (at least on this site)

With all of the talk of the super TE, Jermichael Finley, the breakout year of Jordy Nelson, the early disappearance of James Jones (only to reappear with a 70-yard TD catch) and the exciting rookie...

Finley has lost 15 pounds

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Finley seems to be preparing to play WR more than TE. Could this be why we've drafted 3 TEs the past two years?

McCarthy on the running game

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McCarthy explains why he runs the ball so much! He seems to me to be unable to accept criticism and learn from his mistakes.

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A question about IR, Practice Squad and options

IF a player like Starks, Porter, Crabtree is placed on the IR, how much can they participate in team activities? Can they do any practicing? Can they train at team facilities? Can they attend team...

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QB talk leading to the Super Bowl, and the missing GREAT ONE.

Of course, there is always TOO much sports talk leading up to the Super Bowl. With Peyton Manning in the game, there is a lot of discussion about whether he might be the best QB of all time. As...

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Expendable Players (or trade bait) for 2010

The Packers have around 6-8 players who are somewhat expendable, meaning that either they don't quite fit into what the Packers are doing now, or their place on the team has been superseded by...

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Lessons from Playoff loss

Just want to give some thoughts on the Packers performance last week and what it might mean as they move forward. First, Kurt Warner played a near perfect game, so panicking over the defense would...

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Position Coaches

We don't have the opportunity to see what a position coach does on a daily basis. As fans we have a limited vision in any attempt to evaluate a position coach. At the same time, there are some...

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