Packer's Screed

The NFL’s big, fat taboo

The Packerscreed, by David Benjamin The NFL’s big, fat taboo “We’ll start signing Negroes when the Harlem Globetrotters start signing whites.” — George Preston Marshall, owner, Washington Redskins (1932-69) MADISON, Wis.— The announcement by Anquan Boldin to end his long and productive career in the National Football League got me thinking. My first thought, of…
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A likeable Cowboy fan on Packer turf

The Packerscreed, by David Benjamin A likeable Cowboy fan on Packer turf PARIS— Whenever I’m here, I try to pay a visit to the Wide Open Spaces Bar on rue St. Jacques, where enterprising publican Pierre Louvrier has created an oasis for Green Bay Packers fans. The WOS Bar is the only “official” Packer bar…
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The Ballad of the Underdog

The Packerscreed, by David Benjamin The Ballad of the Underdog “Since Ted Thompson was hired as GM, an undrafted rookie has made the 53 every year. OL seems like one of the better possibilities for that to happen this season.” — Ryan Wood, PackersNews MADISON, Wis. — In its early days, the NFL was a…
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Trick or treat, Beavis

The Packerscreed, by David Benjamin Trick or treat, Beavis MADISON, Wis. — My favorite part of Halloween, after prowling the streets of Tomah from 6 pm ’til after 9, was getting home, stripping off my dumb costume and dumping a bulging pillowcase full of trick-or-treat goodies onto my bed, just to survey — greedily —…
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Plumbing Ted’s psyche

The Packerscreed, by David Benjamin Plumbing Ted’s psyche MADISON, Wis. — The best NFL Draft analyst ever was the late, great, supergeek Joel Buchsbaum, who assembled Pro Football Weekly’s exhaustive annual draft guidebook and who died at a tragically young age. Buchsbaum was so good, so thorough and such a fanatic student of film that…
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