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Mucky Tundra  
#1 Posted : Monday, February 3, 2014 1:55:03 PM(UTC)
Seriously, what the hell is a "Packer People person/material"? I see this term thrown around a lot but what exactly does it mean? I get the gist that it generally means get guys who stay out of trouble off the field, but it seems like we got a team of choir boys. Did the bar get set on the 96 team with Reggie White or something? If so it's a bit ridiculous seeing is how they picked up Andre Rison and had Eugene Robinson on the team (I seriously doubt that one time he got nailed was the first time he tried picking up a hooker).

I mean, look at John "Blood" McNally

• Jumping across a narrow ledge six stories from the ground to gain access to a Los Angeles hotel room.

• Fleeing a towel fight with Packers end LaVern "Lavvie" Ralph Dilweg by climbing on top of a fast-moving train and crawling across car tops.

• After clinching the 1931 league championship, the Packers celebrated on the train ride back to Green Bay from New York with a party, which included an impromptu towel fight. During the towel fight McNally angered the towering end LaVern "Lavvie" Dilweg. Dilweg chased McNally through the railroad cars and trapped him on the rear platform, or so he thought. That's when McNally hoisted himself on top of the train. He then made his way across the top of the moving train until he reached the engine compartment where he spent the remainder of the trip.[6]

• Having to be rescued by teammates while attempting chin-ups on the stern's flagpole of the S.S. Mariposa while traveling across the Pacific Ocean for a barnstorming game in Hawaii.

• Riding the blinds between trains on the way to training camp to avoid having to pay a fare, which earned him the nickname "The Vagabond Halfback."

• Climbing down the face of a hotel in downtown Chicago to avoid curfew and recite poetry to the swooning women below.

• McNally was famous for perching on hotel ledges and the tops of bar tables as he sang the song Galway Bay.[8]

• Alan Robinson of the Associated Press recalled that Blood "once pulled his car directly into the path of the team train that he'd missed during a late night of wine, women and song. He wasn't even fined, or suspended—after all, he was the coach."

And what about Max McGee sneaking out before Super Bowl I and playing hung over with no sleep? Or the fact that McGee broke curfew so much Lombardi threatened to fine him $1000. To put that in perspective, Jerry Kramers contract dispute in 1967 before TC had him and the Packers haggling a salary between $24-26k.
Zero2Cool  
#2 Posted : Monday, February 3, 2014 1:57:02 PM(UTC)
Easy. www.PackerPeople.com is the PH beta website. Currently, I broke it over the weekend in my hotel and haven't had a second to fix it.
wpr  
#3 Posted : Monday, February 3, 2014 5:23:42 PM(UTC)
Mucky it is more than players who stay out of trouble. It is hard working, blue collar people who don't have to be the center of the universe. Players that look to give back to others be it in GB, Milwaukee or their own hometowns.

Donald D. Jordy Nelson. Bart Starr. KUHN! even Kampman were/are Packer People.

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Packer people.

It's a catchy and clever little phrase Mike McCarthy introduced on Jan. 12, 2006 - the day he was hired as Green Bay's 14th head coach.

"You have to create that stable structure . . . look for the right type of Packer people," McCarthy told the media that day. "Chemistry and character needs to be concentrated on at all times."

For the most part, Packer general manager Ted Thompson and McCarthy have filled their roster with those types of people ever since.

But what does that term mean today?

"We don't live in a perfect world. Not everyone's going to be perfect. If you look at the guys that are suspended, we're all good people."

"Mistakes happen and obviously things will happen off the field," Bulaga said. "People are human. It's just a matter of learning from those mistakes and moving on.
User is suspended until 5/28/2018 11:54:40 AM(UTC) DakotaT  
#4 Posted : Monday, February 3, 2014 5:30:44 PM(UTC)
Mark Chmura was once considered Packer People - so much for Packer People.
nerdmann  
#5 Posted : Monday, February 3, 2014 6:40:59 PM(UTC)
wpr said: Go to Quoted Post
Mucky it is more than players who stay out of trouble. It is hard working, blue collar people who don't have to be the center of the universe. Players that look to give back to others be it in GB, Milwaukee or their own hometowns.

Donald D. Jordy Nelson. Bart Starr. KUHN! even Kampman were/are Packer People.

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Eddie Lacy is packer people too. But he got taken out by a cheap shot from Brandon Merriweather.

Fuck that shit.
wpr  
#6 Posted : Monday, February 3, 2014 6:53:05 PM(UTC)
DakotaT said: Go to Quoted Post
Mark Chmura was once considered Packer People - so much for Packer People.


no kidding. I referred to him in the other thread. Don't assume for one minute being Packer People means that the person is perfect. That is absurd.



"Mistakes happen and obviously things will happen off the field," Bulaga said. "People are human. It's just a matter of learning from those mistakes and moving on."
gbguy20  
#7 Posted : Monday, February 3, 2014 7:50:18 PM(UTC)
read the book, God Must Be a Packers Fan.
User is suspended until 5/28/2018 11:54:40 AM(UTC) DakotaT  
#8 Posted : Monday, February 3, 2014 8:31:22 PM(UTC)
gbguy20 said: Go to Quoted Post
read the book, God Must Be a Packers Fan.


Was there a sequel to that book called, "God hates the Minnesota Vikings"?
play2win  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:18:14 AM(UTC)
Mucky Tundra,

I do think it is a dumb, foolish notion, but I do think the idea exists firmly in Ted's mind. I can't blame him for not wanting to deal with a player who is more outrageous than others. Some of the circus routines we've witnessed over the years bug the hell out of me too.

But, I do believe the pendulum may have swung too far the other way. And if so, is it keeping us from becoming a tougher, more physical team?
Zero2Cool  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:34:37 AM(UTC)
I don't believe "Packer People" has ever been outlined, defined or anything of the sort. I believe it was directly asked once and Mark Murphy, Ted Thompson or Mike McCarty, whomever was asked simply said something like "I think its obvious".


As for www.PackerPeople.com its unbroken, for now. :)
play2win  
#11 Posted : Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:43:13 AM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
I don't believe "Packer People" has ever been outlined, defined or anything of the sort. I believe it was directly asked once and Mark Murphy, Ted Thompson or Mike McCarty, whomever was asked simply said something like "I think its obvious".


As for www.PackerPeople.com its unbroken, for now. :)


[laughing] [laughing] [laughing]

Hilarious!
DoddPower  
#12 Posted : Thursday, February 6, 2014 2:52:10 PM(UTC)
wpr said: Go to Quoted Post
no kidding. I referred to him in the other thread. Don't assume for one minute being Packer People means that the person is perfect. That is absurd.



"Mistakes happen and obviously things will happen off the field," Bulaga said. "People are human. It's just a matter of learning from those mistakes and moving on."


Yeah, and obviously there are exceptions to everything. An exception doesn't and shouldn't define a norm.

Zero2Cool  
#13 Posted : Monday, February 10, 2014 8:01:28 AM(UTC)
btw, for those millions and millions of fans who are curious ...

We own the PackerPeople.com domain for the next two years.
wpr  
#14 Posted : Monday, February 10, 2014 10:25:08 AM(UTC)
All right!
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