June 13, 1987 |
The Green Bay Packers are attempting to sign Ron Jaworski, and a team official said yesterday that the former Eagles quarterback had responded to the team's initial offer with a proposal of his own. "We've heard back from him and he's interested in Green Bay," said Tom Braatz, the Packers' executive vice president of football operations. "They've made a counter offer on the contract and it's a matter of trying to put a deal together. " On his radio show on WIP-AM, Jaworski yesterday confirmed that he had made the counterproposal, and said that another team had expressed interest in him. "This morning there was an offer from a team that hasn't even been talked about," Jaworski said without revealing the team's identity.
December 14, 1988 |
A cheer went up along the length of the Chicago bar as the score of the Packers-Vikings game was announced. Then Slats Grobnik pointed an accusing finger at me and said, "Now, ain't you sorry for all those rotten things you said about the wunnerful city of Green Bay?" You must be thinking of someone else. I've always thought of Green Bay as one of the garden spots of America. "Don't try to deny it. You wrote that people who live in Green Bay think the most fashionable clothes they can wear is red long underwear.
January 16, 2012 |
GREEN BAY, Wis. - For Eli Manning and the New York Giants, Lambeau Field has become a familiar launching pad. After beating the Green Bay Packers at home for the second time in four years, they only hope this trip ends the same way - at the Super Bowl. Manning threw for three touchdowns and the Giants shocked the Packers, 37-20, in an NFC divisional playoff game on Sunday. Manning threw for 330 yards, sending the Giants to San Francisco for the NFC championship game next Sunday night.
September 18, 2000 |
Generally, you left scratching your head. Sometimes the calls seemed wrong. Others, the plays were not so bright. Unquestionably, the whistles and flags flew yesterday with an alarming frequency. The Eagles incurred 12 penalties for 115 yards, by far the most penalties and yards suffered since Andy Reid became head coach last season. It is the most penalties and yards since they took 15 for 140 in Arizona on Nov. 2, 1997. Like that frustrating day in Tempe, they were not happy about the calls in Green Bay. "It was ridiculous," said free safety Brian Dawkins, who was flagged for defensive holding when, he said, he was nowhere near the play.
September 13, 1993 |
The biggest smile in the Eagles' locker room following yesterday's 20-17 win over Green Bay belonged to owner Norman Braman. This was the game everyone had talked about since the NFL schedule was released in the spring, the game in which Reggie White would come back to haunt Eagles management - more specifically, Braman - for the decision not to re-sign him. When the dust and the verbiage finally settled yesterday at Lambeau Field, White...
September 14, 2000 |
Andy Reid did most of the raising of his family in Green Bay. This weekend will not serve as a family reminiscence. "I have a lot of friends there. Acquaintances," said the Eagles head coach, who spent 1992-98 as a Packers assistant. Big deal. "I will do the best I can possibly do to handle this as a business trip," Reid said. "If I want to go back for pleasure, I'll save that for the family vacation during the summer. Right now, I will limit the distractions and focus on the game.
November 22, 2005 |
Green Bay had a lead, lost it, tied it up again and . . . Well, it's been that kind of season for the Packers. Paul Edinger kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired, giving Minnesota a 20-17 win last night over host Green Bay. The Eagles hope the Packers (2-8) will continue their season of futility when they visit Lincoln Financial Field next Sunday afternoon (4:15, Fox). After struggling mightily since quarterback Daunte Culpepper was lost for the season, the Vikings put together a solid showing behind backup QB Brad Johnson (18-for-30, 196 yards)
September 10, 2010
ASSUMING THE Green Bay team that shows up plays to the level of the Super Bowl favorite everyone is touting, this game isn't too hard to figure. The Eagles are young and talented, but for now, the young part is more what you notice. They have shown no sign so far of being ready to handle this big a challenge. Funny things happen in openers, and Andy Reid had an awful lot of success against the Brett Favre-era Pack; the Eagles have won six of the last seven meetings if you include the playoffs, the only loss lately that 2007 opener when the return game sabotaged a strong effort.
March 9, 1994 |
Logan Vander Velden sensed it was time. The Wisconsin-Green Bay senior knew his team needed a lift in the final minutes of the Mid-Continent Conference tournament finals. "I looked up and there were about three minutes left and I hadn't done anything. And I said, 'I've got to step it up.' I felt I had to take over a little, and some of my shots began to fall," Vander Velden said. His final shot with 12.2 seconds left did fall, and it was the one that counted most. He hit a drive to the basket, was fouled by Mario Bailey on a block and converted a three-point play that put the Phoenix on top. Gary Grzesk added a pair of free throws after Kenny Williams missed a three-pointer.
April 7, 1993 |
A Philadelphia sports institution skipped town yesterday. Reggie White, the ordained minister who is the most prolific pass-rusher in National Football League history and the biggest prize in the free-agent market, agreed to a $17 million, four-year contract to play in pro football's smallest city - Green Bay, Wis. For the once-proud Packers, there is the hope that White will lead them back to glory. For the Eagles, the loss of the NFL's premier defensive end opens a gaping hole in the front four and creates a huge leadership vacuum.