It's time for the final cheese curds of the 2014 NFL season, as the year comes to a close on Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX. I imagine that fewer Green Bay Packers fans will watch this year's game than in years past, and we at Acme Packing Company are curious to know what your alternate plans are if you're one of those people who will refuse to watch the game this year.
Along with the Super Bowl, this weekend also features the NFL Honors, where we will find out whether Aaron Rodgers earns his second league Most Valuable Player award. At this point, it appears to be a two-man race between the Packers' quarterback and Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt, so this year's winner should at least have some Wisconsin connection.
In today's curds, we also look back at the architect of the Packers' success in the 1990s, and one move that, if carried out, likely would have prevented him and the Lombardi Trophy from coming to Green Bay in the middle of that decade.
Packers' comeback in Miami voted Never Say Never Moment of Year | Packers.com
From a crucial fumble recovery by T.J. Lang to the fake spike to Aaron Rodgers' game-winning touchdown, that final drive was one of the best in the NFL on the season, and was voted the winner among five final options.
Some players prefer Watt over Rodgers for NFL MVP | JSOnline
Many defensive players for the Seahawks picked J.J. Watt, but Patriots defenders interviewed seemed to favor Aaron Rodgers for the award. The voting will probably be pretty close, but we still expect Rodgers to win his second MVP.
Why the Packers could be even better in 2015 | Packersnews.com
Last year at this time, the Packers were getting 12-to-1 odds to win Super Bowl XLIX...right now they're sitting at 7-to-1 to win Super Bowl 50.
Luke Willson on Two-Point Conversion: I Misjudged It the Least | Cheesehead TV
Sounds like everybody messed up on that play, but the guy who didn't mess up as badly as everybody else was left standing with the football in the end zone.
Ron Wolf recalls failed attempt to get Brett Favre to New York in 1991 - ESPN
Favre was nearly a Jet, as Ron Wolf and the New York front office had them rated as the highest player on their board in 1991. However, without a first-round pick, they couldn't get ahead of Atlanta in time to draft him. The next year, Wolf left for Green Bay, traded for Favre, and the rest is history.
Jon Ryan makes damn sure you notice the punter - SBNation.com
Sigh. The one that got away.
2014 PFF All-NFC North Team | ProFootballFocus.com
This is a little late, but still is relevant. Four-fifths of the offensive line and 11 starters total come from Green Bay.