Born in Wisconsin, and graduate of Marquette University's master's program in political science and international relations, you could say I had Green Bay in my DNA. And when Favre was traded to the Packers, it breathed life into a program that had only a single playoff win since I was born.
Professional athletes are the perfect subjects to study the "dick pic effect" -- how the unwelcome release of one's private privates affect one's day at work. Through box scores and databases, we can monitor an athlete's performance before and after a penis photo is published online.
It is worth keeping in mind, though, that after every catastrophic phase, after every setback, both Greece and the NY Jets have managed to survive, recover and, on occasion, prosper. Both Greeks and Gang Green nation are nothing but truly resilient.
I studied box scores as kid and wanted to play short for the Mets. My career path went a different way, but I quickly learned what it meant to be a closeted sports fan; Hollywood is one of the few industries where it's cooler to be gay than into hockey.
Griffin's injury wasn't directly related to the controversy surrounding defenseless receivers and helmet-to-helmet hits, but it was connected to that topic. It was about the culture. Should he have played through the pain, or should he have stayed on the bench?
Sunday's playoff game between the Packers and Giants at Lambeau Field evokes vivid memories of January 20, 2008 at the same venue when the same two teams played for the NFC Championship and the right to play the Patriots in the Super Bowl two weeks later.
On Tuesday morning the Packers did something unconventional and wholly unique to Green Bay: they held a public offering -- the fifth in their history -- selling shares of stock in the team. A Cheesehead version of Cyber Monday.
The career of one of the NFL's most celebrated quarterbacks in the past decade may have come to a quiet close last week. The Minnesota Vikings -- Donovan McNabb's third team in the last 19 months -- granted McNabb his freedom, placing him on waivers Thursday.