August 3, 2021

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He’s one of the best at what he does

Every year there are players “on the bubble,” right at the edge of making the roster/practice squad or being sent home. Does there seem to be one common trait that most often accounts for a player making the cut vs. not?

How much does the team have invested into the player? In many cases, the tie goes to the draft pick.

Watching baseball opening day, I saw the ESPN commentators were calling the game from a studio rather than traveling to the site of the game. Mike/Wes, do you see a scenario where at certain stadiums, the only media presence at the game is a skeleton camera crew, and you end up reporting on games from the TV broadcast?

Rob, I have asked myself this same question 100 times over the last four months and there has been no catharsis. I could see a thousand different scenarios playing out and I’m prepared for anything. I just want to do my job in a safe and efficient manner. It would be my preference to cover the game in-person, though.

George from North Mankato, MN

The list of potential ‘international partners’ made me smile. I can’t be the only one who would love to partner with Ireland to see the tailgating and pregame parties that could occur when Packers backers and Sconnies travel to the Emerald Isle.

The UK and Irish Packers fan club is fantastic. Stephen and Ryan are great guys and do a great job bringing international fans together. I also gotta give a shout out to the Packers fan groups in Italy and Brazil. There’s no question the Packers are a worldwide team.

When I heard Washington Football Team, my first thought went right where Wes’ did. It should be the Washington Football Club. Not only does it roll off the tongue much better, but it also is kind of a throwback thing. Kind of a nice place to be when you are trying to hit a reset button.

If you’re not going to have a name for 2020, I think ‘Football Club’ would be awesome. A name like that can stand on its own. Seeing the “Washington Football Team” Twitter handle made me cringe. Why not “Washington TBD” then?

Aaron from Scottsdale, AZ

What if you aren’t the one who gets to call the coin toss?

Then you better get your finger-pointing finger ready.

Only an observation, the winners of NBA, NHL and MLB should not have any blemish on the title. To come back from COVID, with all the obstacles play and hoping to finish with a title, will be talked about forever. The players will be telling their kids and grandkids about this for years of how they played through the toughest of conditions during a horrible pandemic. Keep up the great work. Good luck to the NFL and go packers.

A title is a title. I’ll continue to say that. If the Bucks win this year, Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin will be over the moon. I don’t expect to hear much complaining from players or fans about being the champion of the “COVID” year.

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