Real NFL Trash Talk: Packers Fair and Square

Yo. How y’all doing out there? Yeah, yeah, trash talk has bee a bit thin for a while. And some “other” blogger at this site has been carping at me about that. I would say it was righteous carping…BUT no can do.

One of the first humans I ever saw hopping on the Brittney Griner train when she was a Baylor Bear was Marcy. Yet when Brittney, the Phoenix Mercury and Diana Taurasi advance to the WNBA Championship, I hear nothing. What is a self righteous Emptywheel denizen to do?? I ask you! This would never have happened if our old friend Bob Schacht were around to scold us. I miss Bob.

But, tonight, the WNBA is an afterthought because real live genuine NFL Football is here. At long last love.

Tonight is all about the Heroes of Titletown, the one and only Green Bay Packers, going to the land of clouds and rain to visit the Seattle Seasquawks.

Pretty awesome opening game, no? Yeah, don’t mess around, of course it is. It is on NBC, tune in or get out.

Seattle is one tough joint to play a gig in for a football team. But, that said, the Arizona Cardinals, of all people and teams, went in to the Emerald City late last season and knocked off the Squawks. If the local yokel Cardinals can do it, then Aaron Rodgers and the Pack can.

Will they? Okay, I am not betting any of my fleeting real money on it, but I think Aaron Rodgers can out fox Richard Sherman. GO PACK GO!

41 replies
  1. phred says:



    And you know what that means… fall is just around the corner… apples, pumpkin pie, crisp fall evenings, glorious fall days, and football : )

    Happy Trash Everyone : )

      • rosalind says:

        hmm. southern cal. stanford. fun-ee.

        if bmaz ever gets off his duff and come to L.A. like he’s been threatening to, you should join in.

        • bmaz says:

          Listen sister, I have had Elvis waffle, peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches TWO nights in a row now.
          LA may not be big enough for me.

        • Peterr says:

          As long as Gloria Allred is in LA, any noises you hear from bmaz about him coming to LA are just that: noises.

          • bmaz says:

            Also, my digestive tract does not feel so good.
            That said, I have no fear of Gloria Freaking Allred. I would love to be in court against her. That would be fun.

            • Peterr says:

              But before you’d get to be in court with her, you’d have to put up with months of her pre-trial press conferences, interviews, and other assorted legal delights.

              • bmaz says:

                That I could not take. The woman is a menace.
                On another subject, not looking good for the the good guys from the Frozen Tundra.

                • Peterr says:

                  Somewhere up in Door County, there’s a chant starting up in a bar. “Bring back Fav-ruh! Bring back Fav-ruh!”
                  Then the bartender says “Pipe down, Brett, or I’m cutting you off.”

  2. What Constitution? says:

    There’s an NFL game on? Being here in SoCal, where the NFL has determined it cannot create a team good enough to hold our attention, I’ve been watching the Angels on TV. But I remember seeing black & white footage of a famous team from Green Bay, so maybe I’ll give that a watch and see what the fuss is about. Besides, I think I recall that Seattle has a Stanford grad who thinks he’s a pretty good corner — could be fun…. Hooray for football!

    • phred says:

      The Green and Gold are much better in color ; )

      That was a pretty entertaining 1st half : ) It’s nice to have football back : )

    • P J Evans says:

      As one of my friends says, the advantage to being a major city with no NFL team is that there’s no actual game for them to black out. It doesn’t mean that the games that show up on TV are any good, though.

      • bmaz says:

        Yeah, no kidding. We have an NFL team here in Phoenix. Not only do we get good games blacked out, we also have to watch the fucking Cardinals every week.
        Totally bleak. I’m moving to LA.

        • emptywheel says:

          Rodney Roid on pre-game picked the Cardinals as the surprise team of the year–said they were one of the most talented teams in the league.

  3. bmaz says:

    Also, why won’t Marcy answer about Brittney Griner and the Mercury? I bet the nets would be alive with the sound of Wheel music if Brittney Griner had joined the Grand Rapids DeVos’s and they were in the WNBA Finals like the Phoenix Mercury.
    No respect I tell ya.

  4. Peterr says:

    What’s the concussion count so far?

    And in other NFL news, the Raiders Cheerleaders pried $1.25 million out of the Raiders:

    The settlement covers 90 Raiderettes who worked for the team from 2010 to ’13.

    The proposal calls for each cheerleader to be paid an average of $6,000 for each season worked from 2010 to ’12, and $2,500 for the 2013 season to cover unpaid expenses and minimum wage. The Raiders raised their pay in 2013, leading to the smaller settlement for that season.

  5. bmaz says:

    Other than Frank Caliendo, “Coach T” is the dumbest ass unfunny bullshit ever perpetrated on national TV by coverage of the NFL. NBC and Toyota should Just Stop with that asinine bullshit. I want to puke when I see it. Like when Papa Dick and/or Baby Dick appear on my TV. Bleech.

    • Peterr says:

      Oh, I don’t know about that, bmaz.

      I’d put Tim Tebow ahead of “Coach T” on that list of “the dumbest ass unfunny bullshit ever perpetrated on national TV by coverage of the NFL.” You might even put him on the list twice — once for the on-field stuff, and again for the off-field stuff.

    • phred says:

      Fortunately, I missed Coach T.
      Unfortunately, I saw the Yanks get a walk off home-run after the Sox went into the bottom of the 9th with a 4-3 lead. Sigh.

  6. JohnT says:

    In case I don’t have a chance to be online this weekend
    Silly prediction of week two of college football – Cal goes undefeated WOOOT1!!11!11.
    Unfortunately it’s against an SEC out-of-conference-style opponent (Sac State). Although they’re a real school as opposed to the skools Alabama, Auburn and LSU typically plays (Florida Atlantic Flight Attendants?), they don’t have much of a program.
    And watch out for Cal. They’re going be upset a lot of people this year. Their offense is going to surprise most people. Jared Goff, their QB, is the real deal, and is going to turn a lot of heads this season.
    Silly prediction of week one of the NFL season – Vikings go 10-6. Don’t be shocked, the biggest weaknesses they had last year, was on the coaching staff. Mike Zimmer is gonna right the ship as HC, and NORV! is gonna run the offense like it should be run
    Mark it down – Vikings 10-6

  7. JohnT says:

    Oh, one more thing (whispers, and knocks on wood)
    Watch out baseball world. The SF Giants are getting in a position to make another run. Buster Posey and Panda are getting hot. Their hitting took a Summer vacation, but watch out MLB, the Giants are coming

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