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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for April 6, 2015

As some Packers look forward to this evening's Wisconsin-Duke title game, we remember a few greats from decades long past, including one who recently passed away.

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It's Opening Day across much of Major League Baseball, a day which is usually celebrated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as the unofficial start of spring. The grills will be out in force in the Miller Park parking lots, as the annual tailgating season begins.

However, those lots might be a little sparser today, as many Wisconsin fans are headed for Indianapolis to watch the Badgers play Duke in the NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Championship. Aaron Rodgers, of course, was pleased to see the Badgers defeat Kentucky on Saturday, though a certain receiver of his was less than thrilled. If you're heading to Indy from Wisconsin, get moving, as I-65 should be quite the pipeline of red-clad fans.

In addition to the events of today, we take a solemn look back at a Packer from the late 70s who had a brief but memorable run in Green Bay, as well as a Packers Hall of Famer who reminisces about the units he was a part of around that same time period.


Terdell Middleton, who broke 1,000-yard mark as Packer, dies | JSOnline
Middleton was just the fourth Packers rusher to crack 1,000 yards in a season, doing so in 1978.

Greg Koch proudly remembers high-powered offenses |
The Packers' standout right tackle from the late 70's and early 80's talks about his memories of the units led by Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

Who on the Green Bay Packers is next in line for a contract extension? - Green Bay Packers Blog - ESPN
With Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga back in the fold this offseason, Mike Daniels seems like the obvious choice to get the next extension. Next year's free agent class doesn't quite have the star players that this year's did, however.

Jay Cutler autographed football receives no bids at charity auction -

5 thoughts after Wisconsin's over Kentucky - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Get your browser over to B5Q today for all the coverage of tonight's NCAA Championship Game.

Randall Cobb becomes face of organ donation campaign |
Hey're awesome. Thanks for coming back - for your contributions both on and off the field. Also, he's a class act even in defeat:

As we wrap up the curds, I'm just going to leave this here: