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Cheese Curds, 1/26: Adams, Daniels, and NFC fall short in Pro Bowl Skills Challenge

Also, another local pro team is making waves with a pair of huge moves.

NFL: Pro Bowl-NFC Practice Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Pro Bowl is taking place this Sunday in Orlando, and many of the better NFL players from all over are in town to practice and spend a week having some fun in Florida.

Of course, there are plenty of snubs (*ahem* David Bakhtiari) and injured players (too many to count) who are not participating, along with the players from both Super Bowl teams. Still, the Green Bay Packers have two representatives in the game in wide receiver Davante Adams and defensive lineman Mike Daniels.

Both of those two Packers were part of Thursday’s Pro Bowl Skills Challenge, and although they performed well, they couldn’t do quite enough to lead the NFC to a victory over the AFC.

Meanwhile, we’re not usually a blog that crosses sports all that much, but Thursday’s news out of Milwaukee is too big to ignore. The Brewers made a pair of massive acquisitions yesterday, adding two All-Star caliber outfielders in a push to make a big playoff surge in 2018.

Check out those items and more in today’s Curds, and keep an eye out for our review of the Packers’ 2017 roster, which will be starting up on Monday.

Jarvis Landry leads AFC in Pro Bowl Skills Showdown -
The AFC won thanks to some of Landry's dodgeball heroics. Meanwhile, Davante Adams had a good time in the Best Hands competition and Mike Daniels contributed in the Gridiron Gauntlet.

Davante Adams, Thomas Davis end feud at the Pro Bowl | Packers Wire
Also in Orlando, Adams appears to have buried the hatchet with Davis after the Panthers linebacker apologized for his dirty hit to the head that concussed Adams in week 15. Good for Adams, because if it were me, I'd still be angry.

Packers confident Kevin King will make full recovery from shoulder surgery |
King had surgery on his torn labrum six weeks ago, but everything looks good and he should be ready for OTAs. The team’s staff hopes and expects that he should have no lasting effects from the injury or the surgery.

NFL's best teams never to win a Super Bowl - ranking all 32 franchises | ESPN
ESPN ranks the 2007 Packers as the best Green Bay team to fail to win the Super Bowl. However, I take issue with that, and would put the 1997 team there in their place; the offensive line and defense of that team were much better than those units on the 2007 squad.

Milwaukee Brewers acquire OF Christian Yelich for four prospects, including Brinson and Harrison - Brew Crew Ball
Milwaukee Brewers to sign OF Lorenzo Cain, per report - Brew Crew Ball
In Milwaukee, GM David Stearns made a pair of huge moves on Thursday and is pushing a ton of his chips into the pot to contend in the near term. There should be more moves coming, too, since the Brewers have too many starting outfielders and still need some starting pitching help. Let’s give them some love as we wait to see if Brian Gutekunst will be as aggressive in his first offseason at the helm in Green Bay.