by Zero2Cool on 2/14/2017 3:22:35 PM

As you know, awhile back I stepped down from moderating the community. I wanted to focus more on being a fan and focus on adding features (or finishing them) on the site instead of babysitting. The experience has been eye opening.

Essentially, I feel reading has moderately become repetitive, argumentative and petty competitions of who penis is bigger. In other words, we are no longer unique as we once were and are no different than any forum I've read since the 90's. This disappoints me because it means I have failed. More specifically, I let software fail you.

Easy example is look all the extra junk tied to a post. Avatar, some useless Rank, Joined date, Applause, and a slew of buttons that no one gives two craps about and we can't forget the absolutely pointless and useless Signature garbage. All of this distracts us from the actual CONTENT of what is being said and focuses more on the WHO said it.

A great (debate that elsewhere) man once said "complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining" and I firmly agree.

The solution is the software needs to be less site, and more people comments. This means, more words on display than all the other garbage.

Mini rant ...
[SPOILER]YetAnotherForum (our forum software) was projected to be mobile friendly end of 2013. We are not there and that's because YAF is down to one developer who's working his ass off to plug bugs and make the masses happy. I wanted to contribute a lot more to the project, but I have a completely different view of where the software should go than the lead developer. I would rather blow it up, barebones it and build it up through modular technologies. YAF has too large of a community for that to be a feasible solution.

It's overloaded with features we don't need and that don't foster discussion. We don't need to make posts so overbloated with colors, font sizes and all that other garbage. Basic stuff is all we need. Its too damn hard to read one person using large Green font and then someone else small purple font. It makes it more about the individual, not the words being said.

Don't get me wrong, YAF is an amazing piece of software that does an insane amount of things, brilliantly. I just feel our direction, for our community to grow to what I envision, a change is needed. YAF is great for a lot of things, but where I want us to go, we must change and adapt to the times.[/SPOILER]

I want PackerHome to be a place where you find the latest Packers news, rumors, what the hell ever.

I want PackerHome to be a place you can freely discuss said news (or Packers in general) [positive or negative] without worry of suspension for having an unpopular opinion.

I want PackersHome to be empowered by the community, for the community.

I want PackersHome to be where fans have a voice and that voice is heard.

A year ago (almost to the day) you were told change is coming. You cannot make a change for the sake of change, that always blows up in your face. You have to find the root of the problem and formulate a solution, then a plan and execute it.

The forum is going to be stripped down until I finish creating my own discussion board software or I find a better alternative.

The changes start now.

It is time.
by Zero2Cool on 1/23/2017 7:24:21 AM

Saturday night I had to force myself to sleep early because of how excited I was. Sunday, I was so excited (and nervous) I was pacing back and forth in the shower. The game started and Falcons drove down and scored. This was expected. Falcons script their first two drives better than anyone in the NFL. Mason Crosby missed a very make-able (my opinion) field goal. Falcons drive down and get 3 points on that short field. Packers drive down and Aaron Ripkowski fumbles (BTW, this was a great play by Falcons more than it was a bad play by Ripkowski) short of the goal line. I knew then this was not going to end our way and began the "acceptance" stage of defeat while still hoping for a miracle.

The game is over, the season is over and I say this sucks. This fucking sucks!

I read a lot of football and watch a lot of football (probably too much to be fair) and I've seen a few fans calling the Packers season a failure if it were to end without a Super Bowl ring. That's absurd and unreasonable, but I get it. It's just the Packers season was not a failure. It was exciting and did not end how we wanted. That happens for 31 teams every single year. This team played way above its talent and overachieved. Teams like (to name a few) the 49ers, Rams, Jaguars, Bears , Jets had failure seasons.

The Packers lost their best cover corner, Sam Shields. They lost their best running back, Eddie Lacy. They lost their 2nd and 3rd best corners. They had their 2nd best receiver dinged up most of the season. They had a quarterback who battled hamstring and calf injuries. The best running back on the team came into the season as a receiver. The big free agent signing tight end missed a good deal of the season. They finished the season with the best cover corner being someone who wasn't even drafted.

It goes on an on and quite frankly it's sickening how unfortunate the Packers were, but hey other teams had injuries too. It's not an excuse.

The season was pretty damn awesome. We humiliated the Seahawks. We beat the Cowboys in their place during the playoffs for the first time in 50 years. We finally beat the Giants at OUR place (whew) and I got to bring my girls there for an amazing experience. And when the team was 4 - 6 most, if not all fans lost hope, lost faith and somehow, someway the Packers got even the most negative assholes to believe they they could, they might just win the Super Bowl.

Yes, we measure success by Championships in Green Bay and by that standard the season was a failure, just like 31 teams every season.

As a Packers fan, I'm proud of what they accomplished when all things are considered. We now must hope for some changes because it's obvious from 2014 and this 2016 season that status quo is just not cutting it.

What's your one big change you'd like to see for 2017? Mine would be, can we get a defensive coordinator that forces form tackling and doesn't let his players have 7-10 yard cushions?

by MintBaconDrivel on 1/16/2017 9:25:26 AM

Conference Championship Round
Sunday January 22nd, 2017 @ 2:05PM CST

Enter the GameDay Chat to discuss the game via the instant chat feature.

Green Bay Packers ( 10 - 6 )
    Total Offense = 8th
    Passing Offense = 7th
    Rushing Offense = 20th

    Total Defense = 22nd
    Passing Defense = 31st
    Rushing Defense = 8th

    Points For = 27.0 (4th)
    Points Against = 24.2 (21st)

Atlanta Falcons ( 11 - 5 )
    Total Offense = 2nd
    Passing Offense = 3rd
    Rushing Offense = 5th

    Total Defense = 25th
    Passing Defense = 28th
    Rushing Defense = 17th

    Points For = 33.8 (1st)
    Points Against = 25.4 (27th)
by MintBaconDrivel on 1/9/2017 7:51:08 AM

Divisional Round
Sunday January 15th, 2017 @ 3:40PM CST

Enter the GameDay Chat to discuss the game via the instant chat feature.

Green Bay Packers ( 10 - 6 )
    Total Offense = 8th
    Passing Offense = 7th
    Rushing Offense = 20th

    Total Defense = 22nd
    Passing Defense = 31st
    Rushing Defense = 8th

    Points For = 27.0 (4th)
    Points Against = 24.2 (21st)

Dallas Cowboys ( 13 - 3 )
    Total Offense = 5th
    Passing Offense = 23rd
    Rushing Offense = 2nd

    Total Defense = 14th
    Passing Defense = 26th
    Rushing Defense = 1st

    Points For = 26.3 (5th)
    Points Against = 19.1 (5th)

Edit by Zero, Passing Defense ranking was wrong as pointed out by comment below.
by Zero2Cool on 1/8/2017 9:01:49 PM

We've been home for probably 90 minutes and I'm still geeking out over the game.

While we were entering the stadium some Giants fan was shouting "we are gonna kick your ass, we have a better record here than you!". Some Packers fan next to me sheepishly goes "damn, he's right". I told him "and their HC Ben McAdoo was on the coaching staff for their two losses we had". The guy just smiled.

The temperate was 13° at kickoff. I saw that and looked at the girls and smiled. 13 is my lucky number. ;-)

Words cannot describe how incredible of a game that was to watch. It was just awesome. Aaron Rodgers truly is one gifted quarterback. Granted, through the first quarter, I wanted to punch him for missing Geronimo Allison and Aaron Ripkowski on separate plays that resulted in a sack, none the less, great performance.

When I watched Rodgers turn his back to the OL I clenched my fist said DAMMIT. The guy next to me looked puzzled because the play wasn't even over, lol.

When Jared Cook dropped the pass with :06 left the guy next to me was on the ball. He said good thing that was dropped, clock would have ran out. I didn't even know we burned our time outs! And the Hail Mary!! I freaked! I could't see Randall Cobb behind the group of players and then suddenly the crowd just ERUPTED! I was jumping and yelling while my daughter just looked at me smiling thinking "yah, thats my dad" lol. She looked happy to see me happy, if that makes sense.

I was saying to everyone that would list, "WE GET THE BALL TO OPEN THE 3RD!!! WE GET THE BALL AGAIN!!!"

The changing point from what I saw was the offense ran a lot more SLANT routes and the Giants DB's were always trailing.

That Clay Matthews sack fumble we in the stands were saying get the ball go get the ball!! lol

Why the hell did Damarious Randall keep running? I was so worried that someone was going to get a cheap shot on us. Did you notice Odell Beckham Jr helping up Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix after the interception? I wasn't expecting that.

Why did Mike McCarthy go for it on 4th down instead of punting? My God we were all shouting and screaming PUNT!!! lol

Christine Michael looks like a fast ass jitterbug in person.

Beckham was getting good separation, but when thrown to, dropped it a lot.

Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix and of course Rodgers all had pretty damn good games. Can't forget Clay Matthews and Jake Ryan and the old man Julius Peppers! Freaking great game, just great!

I have it recorded too so I'll be watching it again.

I tried chiming in the Chat as much as I could, but I was kind of excited and it was hard to pull out the phone, lol.

I had my Camera fully charged and made sure it was all set up this morning and ready to go. We get to the game and I start taking pictures and get ready to record and keeps shutting off on me. I thought it was broke. Turns out, when I configured the settings this morning I didn't turn the damn thing off!! Agh.

I was bundled up!

Keiana's favorite part of every event.

The coin toss. The girl you hear, that's my oldest.
by Zero2Cool on 1/2/2017 12:06:19 PM

The 2016 has concluded and here are your final Zero rankings.

Check out my top four and the conference seeding. That is pretty neat, isn't it?

1: Patriots 1st seed AFC
2: Falcons 2nd seed NFC
3: Chiefs 2nd seed AFC
4: Cowboys 1st seed NFC

Sometimes numbers workout in the end, lol.

Big Jumper

    +5 Chiefs

Big Dropper

    -6 Dolphins

  1. New England Patriots
  2. Atlanta Falcons
  3. Kansas City Chiefs
  4. Dallas Cowboys
  5. Denver Broncos
  6. New York Giants
  7. Minnesota Vikings
  8. Oakland Raiders
  9. Seattle Seahawks
  10. Pittsburgh Steelers
  11. Miami Dolphins
  12. Green Bay Packers
  13. Tennessee Titans
  14. Washington Redskins
  15. Cincinnati Bengals
  16. New Orleans Saints
  17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  18. Buffalo Bills
  19. San Diego Chargers
  20. Arizona Cardinals
  21. Indianapolis Colts
  22. Baltimore Ravens
  23. Philadelphia Eagles
  24. Houston Texans
  25. Detroit Lions
  26. Jacksonville Jaguars
  27. Carolina Panthers
  28. Chicago Bears
  29. San Francisco 49ers
  30. Los Angeles Rams
  31. New York Jets
  32. Cleveland Browns

Same algorithm applied over last four weeks to show the hottest teams.

  1. Atlanta Falcons
  2. Green Bay Packers
  3. New England Patriots
  4. Kansas City Chiefs
  5. Miami Dolphins
  6. Cincinnati Bengals
  7. New York Giants
  8. Dallas Cowboys
  9. Buffalo Bills
  10. San Francisco 49ers
  11. Washington Redskins
  12. Jacksonville Jaguars
  13. Pittsburgh Steelers
  14. Philadelphia Eagles
  15. Houston Texans
  16. Denver Broncos
  17. Indianapolis Colts
  18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  19. Minnesota Vikings
  20. Oakland Raiders
  21. San Diego Chargers
  22. Baltimore Ravens
  23. New Orleans Saints
  24. Seattle Seahawks
  25. Carolina Panthers
  26. Arizona Cardinals
  27. Tennessee Titans
  28. Cleveland Browns
  29. Chicago Bears
  30. New York Jets
  31. Detroit Lions
  32. Los Angeles Rams
by MintBaconDrivel on 1/2/2017 9:28:24 AM

Wow, points for and against really tell the stories of where these two teams have been going this season. I'm figuring timely turnovers will likely determine the winner.
by Zero2Cool on 12/27/2016 7:33:08 AM

Big Jumper

    +5 Raiders

Big Dropper

    -4 Titans, Broncos

  1. New England Patriots
  2. Atlanta Falcons
  3. Dallas Cowboys
  4. Kansas City Chiefs
  5. Oakland Raiders
  6. New York Giants
  7. Denver Broncos
  8. Miami Dolphins
  9. Seattle Seahawks
  10. Minnesota Vikings
  11. Pittsburgh Steelers
  12. Washington Redskins
  13. Green Bay Packers
  14. New Orleans Saints
  15. Tennessee Titans
  16. Buffalo Bills
  17. Cincinnati Bengals
  18. San Diego Chargers
  19. Baltimore Ravens
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  21. Indianapolis Colts
  22. Arizona Cardinals
  23. Detroit Lions
  24. Houston Texans
  25. Philadelphia Eagles
  26. Chicago Bears
  27. Jacksonville Jaguars
  28. Carolina Panthers
  29. San Francisco 49ers
  30. Los Angeles Rams
  31. Cleveland Browns
  32. New York Jets

Same algorithm applied over last four weeks to show the hottest teams.

  1. Atlanta Falcons
  2. New England Patriots
  3. Green Bay Packers
  4. Kansas City Chiefs
  5. Cincinnati Bengals
  6. Dallas Cowboys
  7. Indianapolis Colts
  8. Buffalo Bills
  9. Miami Dolphins
  10. Baltimore Ravens
  11. Pittsburgh Steelers
  12. Oakland Raiders
  13. Denver Broncos
  14. New York Giants
  15. Washington Redskins
  16. Houston Texans
  17. Seattle Seahawks
  18. San Francisco 49ers
  19. Chicago Bears
  20. Jacksonville Jaguars
  21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  22. San Diego Chargers
  23. Tennessee Titans
  24. New Orleans Saints
  25. Arizona Cardinals
  26. Minnesota Vikings
  27. Carolina Panthers
  28. Detroit Lions
  29. Philadelphia Eagles
  30. Cleveland Browns
  31. Los Angeles Rams
  32. New York Jets
by MintBaconDrivel on 12/27/2016 7:11:18 AM

Enter the GameDay Chat to discuss the game via the instant chat feature.

Green Bay Packers ( 9 - 6 )
    Total Offense = 10th
    Passing Offense = 8th
    Rushing Offense = 20th

    Total Defense = 20th
    Passing Defense = 29th
    Rushing Defense = 9th

    Points For = 26.7 (6th)
    Points Against = 24.3 (23rd)

Detroit Lions ( 9 - 6 )
    Total Offense = 23rd
    Passing Offense = 14th
    Rushing Offense = 30th

    Total Defense = 15th
    Passing Defense = 16th
    Rushing Defense = 17th

    Points For = 21.5 (21st)
    Points Against = 21.8 (13th)
by Zero2Cool on 12/20/2016 7:47:49 AM

Packers moved up 3 spots. Upset of the week is going to be Browns over Chargers.

Big Jumper

    +6 Dolphins

Big Dropper

    -5 Buccaneers

  1. New England Patriots
  2. Atlanta Falcons
  3. Denver Broncos
  4. New York Giants
  5. Miami Dolphins
  6. Dallas Cowboys
  7. Minnesota Vikings
  8. Kansas City Chiefs
  9. Seattle Seahawks
  10. Oakland Raiders
  11. Tennessee Titans
  12. Pittsburgh Steelers
  13. Green Bay Packers
  14. New Orleans Saints
  15. Washington Redskins
  16. Cincinnati Bengals
  17. San Diego Chargers
  18. Buffalo Bills
  19. Baltimore Ravens
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  21. Indianapolis Colts
  22. Detroit Lions
  23. Arizona Cardinals
  24. Houston Texans
  25. Carolina Panthers
  26. Chicago Bears
  27. Philadelphia Eagles
  28. Jacksonville Jaguars
  29. Los Angeles Rams
  30. San Francisco 49ers
  31. New York Jets
  32. Cleveland Browns

Same algorithm applied over last four weeks to show the hottest teams.

  1. Packers
  2. Dolphins
  3. Broncos
  4. Falcons
  5. Bengals
  6. Colts
  7. Ravens
  8. Steelers
  9. Giants
  10. Buccaneers
  11. Patriots
  12. Chargers
  13. Bills
  14. Titans
  15. Chiefs
  16. Raiders
  17. Cowboys
  18. Lions
  19. Bears
  20. Redskins
  21. Panthers
  22. Saints
  23. Vikings
  24. Texans
  25. Cardinals
  26. Seahawks
  27. Jaguars
  28. 49ers
  29. Browns
  30. Eagles
  31. Jets
  32. Rams
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