Packer's Screed

The Sitton situation

The Packerscreed, by David Benjamin The situation with Sitton MADISON, Wis. — The State Journal’s Tom Oates took a familiar position this week when he wrote ominously about the Packers’ big roster surprise, the release of starting guard Josh Sitton. Oates, who’s sort of the Eeyore of reporters on the Packer beat, said, “… the…
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Why I love those little-school guys

The Packerscreed, by David Benjamin Why I love those little-school guys MADISON, Wis. — The only National Football League player I ever knew personally was a kid named Wayne Wheeler, whom I met on the job at a steel fabrication plant in Orlando, Florida in the tumultuous summer of 1969. Wayne was tall, amiable and…
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The ways of childhood

The Packerscreed, by David Benjamin The ways of childhood PARIS — According to the cliché, a death in the family — or, in my case, two deaths too close together — focuses your mind on the “important” things, and renders trivial the irritations and amusements of everyday life. Indeed, during my sister Peg’s funeral 25…
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The Night of the Underdogs

The Packerscreed, by David Benjamin The Night of the Underdogs MADISON, Wis. — Almost at the moment Saturday afternoon that the Green Bay Packers made their last pick (choice #200) in the NFL Draft, Packer coach Mike McCarthy was on the phone with a soon-to-be-undrafted cornerback from Northern Iowa with the wonderful name of Makinton…
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