Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was asked about Brett Favre on the Jim Rome Show on Thursday. "Rome asked McCarthy why no one in the Packers organization, including himself, GM Ted Thompson or QB Aaron Rodgers, have told the one-time naysayers 'I told you so' or something to that effect, especially after all the grief the organization endured after trading Favre in 2008," according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. His answer was something to the effect that it's not part of their fiber and that the organization has to make difficult choices every year.
Clay Matthews appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday. "The interesting thing about football is everything that makes you a great athlete makes you a terrible person in society," Matthews told DeGeneres, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "You need to have greed, jealousy, envy, anger all put on the field. In society, you're looked down on as a bad person, but on the football field, you're revered."
Clay Matthews will also be a presenter at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
Greg Jennings appeared on the George Lopez's talk show on Wednesday evening. "Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings chatted Wednesday night with George Lopez on 'Lopez Tonight' about waking up the day after the Super Bowl and thinking the whole thing was a dream," according to the Green Bay Hub.
Players may have to train on their own this upcoming offseason. "Once [March 4] hits and there’s no CBA, the owners appear set on locking out the players, which will mean teams can’t have any contact with their on-field talent," writes Pete Dougherty of the Press-Gazette. "There won’t be free agency starting March 4, and if negotiations drag on, though there still will be an NFL draft, there won’t be team-run offseason workout programs, minicamps or organized team activities." For fans, that also means they won't be able to attend offseason OTAs and minicamps at Ray Nitschke Field either.
Jordy Nelson did a couple local radio interviews around Manhattan, Kansas where he went to college at Kansas State. "The third-year receiver set the Packer record for receiving yards in the Super Bowl, but said he didn't even know until the next day," writes Joel Jellison of the Manhattan Mercury. "All he realized is that he was having a good game and saw a lot of passes." To think Nelson could have obliterated that record if not for a couple drops.
The Super Bowl ticket fiasco rages on. "On Thursday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced he would expand the league's compensation offer to fans who 'were significantly delayed in gaining pregame access to their seats due to the problems with the installation of some of the temporary seats at Cowboys Stadium,' according to an NFL statement," writes Don Walker of the Journal Sentinel.
A feature article is written by the Associated Press about the granddaughter of the first president of the Green Bay Packers, who was one of the displaced fans at the Super Bowl. "In a letter sent to the NFL, which she provided to The Associated Press, Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine said Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones should never be allowed to host another Super Bowl," according to the article. "She called her experience at Cowboys Stadium a 'total disaster.'"
A look at the Packers' free agents and each round of the NFL Draft is provided by Jake Cox at the Bleacher Report.
An Italian Packers fan celebrates on field at the Super Bowl.
Listen to the post-Super Bowl Packer Brothers podcast.
Alex Tallitsch of the Packers Lounge recounts his time in Dallas including a conversation with former professional football center and Wisconsin native Corey Raymer.
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