There was quite a bit of news coming out of Green Bay on Thursday, as the team announced their financial numbers to the public. In addition, team President and CEO Mark Murphy addressed a number of topics with the media in a press conference.
Among the topics addressed were the two key contributors to the drama of the 2008 offseason. The one who's still with the team is expected to stay for a while, but the other one won't be honored for a little bit yet.
Also, let's all hope for a new birch tree to be planted by this time next year. You'll see what I mean shortly.
Brett Favre's No. 4 won't be retired this season | JSOnline
While Mark Murphy spoke to reporters about the Packers' financial numbers, he also addressed Favre's jersey retirement and said that it will have to wait at least another year.
Green Bay Packers say it is a priority to retain general manager Ted Thompson - ESPN
Murphy also addressed the discussions with the team's GM, saying that "It's a top priority" and that Thompson shows no signs of retiring soon.
New Harlan Plaza enhances 'jewel of a stadium' | Packers.com
"The landscaping features a total of 27,000 shrubs and trees, including 13 white spire birch trees on the hillside behind the statues." Here's hoping that goes to 14 next spring.
Ex-Packer Green encourages kids to have fun with sports | Packersnews.com
Ahman Green was great on the field, and he's doing good work encouraging kids to be more active by playing sports.
Ex-Packer Mark Tauscher part of group buying Isthmus newspaper : Wsj
Anyone who's spent a length of time in Madison is probably familiar with the newspaper, which is now under ownership by Tauscher and a couple of business partners.
NFL Notebook: Philosophies for all 32 NFL teams in 2014 - Field Gulls
Their philosophy for the Packers is as follows: "STAY HEALTHY. Feed Lacy. Leave It To Aaron Rodgers." That pretty much covers it, if you ask me.