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Packers WR Randall Cobb and former Packers RB Ahman Green are among the NFL players who will make their Broadway stage debut this week amidst New York City’s Super Bowl activities.
The show Rock of Ages will feature different NFL stars in different showings, with Cobb slated to appear on Tuesday and Green on Saturday.
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The Green Bay community will be featured in a new Coca-Cola ad that will air during the third quarter of the Super Bowl this Sunday.
One of two 60-second Super Bowl ads from Coca-Cola, “Going All The Way” is an all-American tale of triumph over adversity. The main character, Adrian, struggles to fit in and make his mark until the opposing team fumbles the ball and it lands in his arms. That’s when it’s Adrian’s time to shine. With support from his team and the crowd in the stands, using sheer grit and determination, he breaks through, perseveres and achieves unlikely greatness.
“Going All The Way” was shot in Ashwaubenon, a suburb of Green Bay, Wis., with the final moments filmed at historic Lambeau Field. Most of the ad’s cast was made up of Green Bay area residents, and Packers groundskeeper Allen Johnson has a featured role in the spot.
The commercial, set to House Of Pain’s “Jump Around,” traces Adrian’s unlikely journey from benchwarmer to star of the game. After scoring a touchdown, then running through the streets of Ashwaubenon, his dreams are realized when he runs the length of Lambeau Field, performs a touchdown dance and attempts his own Lambeau Leap in front of a nearly empty stadium. He celebrates a moment of happiness and accomplishment when a groundskeeper hands him an ice-cold Coca-Cola.
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Packers RB Eddie Lacy had to wait until the second half to get into Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Hawaii, but he didn’t waste any time being productive once his number was called.
Lacy blasted his way for 8 yards on his first carry in the third quarter and had 17 yards on his first four rushes before a pair of negative-yardage carries hurt his numbers. He finished with seven carries for 14 yards, plus one reception for 9 yards that helped set up a TD for Team Sanders.
Lacy was the third of Team Sanders’ running backs to see action, following Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles and Washington’s Alfred Morris. Team Sanders lost to Team Rice, 22-21, on a late TD and 2-point conversion.
Prior to Sunday’s game, Lacy chatted with packers.com about his weeklong experience in Hawaii. Click here to read that.
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Packers RB Eddie Lacy was drafted to be on Team Sanders for Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Hawaii.
For the first time in the Pro Bowl’s history, a draft of players was held with the traditional AFC-NFC format scrapped. Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders were the two GMs, and Lacy was one of three running backs taken by Sanders, along with Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles and Washington’s Alfred Morris.
Sanders selected Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick. Lacy is the Packers’ lone representative in the Pro Bowl.
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Packers LB A.J. Hawk joined NFL.com’s Dave Demeshek and Adam Rank in Studio 66 for a rangy discussion on the conference title games, Seahawks CB Richard Sherman’s antics, cold-weather football and soup on Lambeau Field’s sidelines. They also talk Tom Hanks’ acting and meeting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for the first time.
Hawk was named the “Sheky Award” winner for 2013 as the show’s best player guest. To hear the podcast, click here.
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Do you have a favorite golf course in Wisconsin? Which is it and what do you like about it?
Aaron Rodgers: I really like Green Bay Country Club, The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, and Whistling Straits because they are all very different courses.
Randall Cobb: I like playing out at Thornberry Creek. It’s close to home.
Jordy Nelson: My favorite course would have to be Whistling Straits down in Kohler because it’s unlike any other course I’ve ever seen.
Bryan Bulaga: Any course down in Kohler, because I love staying at The American Club.
A.J. Hawk: Thornberry Creek is right by my house so it’s nice and close. You could say it’s my “home course.”
Marshall Newhouse: Whistling Straits is my favorite. I always lose a lot of balls, but it’s still number one in my book.
Here is more on golf courses in Wisconsin, provided by Travel Wisconsin:
Sculpted into the Wisconsin coastline, Whistling Straits offers two courses which have hosted the PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open and the Palmer Cup. The two courses, the Straits and the Irish, are both ranked among the best in the United States. Whistling Straits also hosted the 2010 and 2004 PGA Championship and 2007 U.S. Senior Open, and will host the 2015 PGA Championship again. Another added bonus, the golf courses are located in Kohler.
Kohler is the picture-perfect destination for a relaxing getaway. The five-diamond historic American Club resort is the heart of the village along with the innovative Kohler Design Center. Kohler-Andre State Park with majestic sand dunes and miles of golden beach along Lake Michigan are also nearby.
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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers’ 48-yard TD pass to WR Randall Cobb on fourth down with 38 seconds left in Chicago is one of the finalists for the NFL’s Never Say Never Moment of the Year.
The play was just voted the winner of the Never Say Never Moment of the Week for Week 17.
The other finalists are as follows:
Week 5 – Manning, Thomas, Broncos outlast Cowboys in thrilling finish
Week 10 – Newton, Kuechly, Panthers rally to prevail in defensive struggle
Week 12 – Brady, Patriots overcome 24-point deficit, win in OT
Week 14 – Ravens survive frantic final minutes vs. Vikings
Voting will be open through Thursday, Jan. 23. Vote by clicking here.
The winner will be announced at the third annual “NFL Honors” show, a two-hour prime-time special on FOX on Feb. 1, the night before Super Bowl XLVIII.
Here is the information on each nominee, as supplied by the NFL through a press release:
Wk 5: Manning, Thomas, Broncos outlast Cowboys in thrilling finish:
Peyton Manning helped the Denver Broncos overcome a 14-0 deficit in the first quarter, and again by a touchdown in the fourth quarter, to earn a thrilling 51-48 win on the road against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5. In the game, Manning threw four touchdown passes, two to wide receiver Julius Thomas, and added another on a run. During the record-setting game, the Broncos and Cowboys combined for 1,039 yards of total offense which is tied for the second-highest scoring game since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970. Linebacker Danny Trevathan’s interception of a Tony Romo pass set up Matt Prater’s game-winning field goal and assured that the Broncos would remain unbeaten.
Wk 10: Panthers rally to prevail in defensive struggle:
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers survived a defensive struggle in San Francisco to collect their fifth consecutive win. The Panthers rallied from nine down to earn a huge 10-9 road win against the San Francisco 49ers. Running back DeAngelo Williams’ touchdown brought Carolina to within 9-7 of San Francisco, and Graham Gano’s 53-yard field goal in the fourth quarter put the Panthers ahead. However, it was the stingy Panthers defense led by linebacker Luke Kuechly, who finished the game with 11 tackles and a sack, that made sure the narrow one-point lead held up. The Panthers twice shut down Colin Kaepernick on last-ditch, late-game drives, including an interception from Drayton Florence to seal the win.
Wk 12: Brady, Patriots overcome 24-point deficit, win in OT:
Down 24-0 at halftime, quarterback Tom Brady guided a second-half comeback that forced overtime, where the New England Patriots eventually won, 34-31. The Patriots lost fumbles on their first three possessions as the Broncos built a 24-0 lead in the first half. However, the Patriots rallied, scoring on their first five possessions of the second half to erase the deficit. After Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw a touchdown pass to receiver Demaryius Thomas late in the fourth quarter to tie the score and ultimately force overtime, the Patriots took advantage of a fortunate bounce of a punt that hit a Broncos player and was recovered by Nate Ebner at the Broncos’ 13-yard line. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 31-yard field goal to give the Patriots a 34-31 overtime win.
Wk 14: Ravens survive frantic final minutes vs. Vikings:
Quarterback Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass to rookie receiver Marlon Brown with four seconds left to cap a frenzied final two minutes and lift the Baltimore Ravens to a thrilling 29-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Despite playing in a snowstorm, the Ravens and Vikings combined for five touchdowns in the game’s final 125 seconds. The Flacco-to-Brown score finished a five-play, 80-yard drive that eclipsed all but four of the game’s final 45 seconds. The Ravens’ rally also included a 77-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Jacoby Jones.
Wk 17: Rodgers’ fourth-down TD puts Packers in playoffs:
Facing a fourth-and-8 at the Chicago Bears’ 48-yard line with 38 seconds remaining, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit receiver Randall Cobb for a 48-yard touchdown play that helped the Packers capture the NFC North crown. Rodgers had missed seven games with a broken collarbone and Cobb had missed the previous 10 games with a knee injury.
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Packers FB John Kuhn and DL B.J. Raji are two of 26 players who have been named to the USA Football All-Fundamentals Team for 2013.
The fifth annual USA Football All-Fundamentals Team recognizes NFL players who employ proper technique, particularly when blocking and tackling, which fosters better on-field performance and inherent safety benefits.
A total of 11 players on offense, 11 on defense and four on special teams were chosen. Each player will receive a $1,500 equipment grant from USA Football to donate to the youth or high school football program of his choice. USA Football, the sport’s national governing body in the United States, is the official youth football development partner of the Packers, the NFL and each of the league’s other 31 teams.
A fan vote will determine the All-Fundamentals Team captains, one each for offense, defense and special teams. Voting is open until Jan. 29 and can be done by clicking here. USA Football will award each of the three captains a $3,000 equipment grant to donate and an All-Fundamentals Team helmet trophy.
2013 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team
QB: Peyton Manning, Broncos
RB: Frank Gore, 49ers
FB: John Kuhn, Packers
WR: Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals; A.J. Green, Bengals
TE: Jason Witten, Cowboys
T: Jermon Bushrod, Bears; Tyron Smith, Cowboys
G: Jahri Evans, Saints; Andy Levitre, Titans
C: Nick Hardwick, Chargers
DE: Chris Long, Rams; Muhammad Wilkerson, Jets
DT: B.J. Raji, Packers; Kyle Williams, Bills
LB: D’Qwell Jackson, Browns; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Robert Mathis, Colts
CB: Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Richard Sherman, Seahawks
S: Eric Berry, Chiefs; Earl Thomas, Seahawks
Ret: Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings
K: Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
P: Dustin Colquitt, Chiefs
LS: Jon Dorenbos, Eagles
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What are some great places or events to take your family to?
James Starks: I try and get up north and go fishing on all the lakes.
A.J. Hawk: My parents love going to the supper clubs up in Door County along the Bay.
Marshall Newhouse: I definitely do the stadium and Hall of Fame tours, then usually go to Chives or Rustique.
Tramon Williams: They check out the stadium and all the tours, then we hit the grocery store and my mom makes some good home-cooked meals.
Morgan Burnett: I always take them down to Appleton to go to Famous Dave’s Barbeque.
Here is more on great places in Wisconsin, provided by Travel Wisconsin:
What makes a supper club a supper club? A supper club in the olden days meant linen table service, liquors, entertainment, and dancing — a destination for a night out.
The common denominator in today’s notion of a supper club is simple American cuisine like surf and turf, shrimp cocktail on ice, charbroiled garlic toast, an ample relish tray, and homemade salad dressings, to potatoes au gratin, whitefish livers, or monster steaks.
Wisconsin is home to several renowned supper clubs. From the northwoods, to the coast of Lake Michigan and from Milwaukee to Madison, if you’re dining at a Wisconsin supper club, you’re guaranteed a great meal along with unparalled ambience.
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