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Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Crazy Packers Fan, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Crazy Packers Fan
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    Super Bowl XXXI. Brett Favre, Andre Rison, Antonio Freeman, Desmond Howard, Reggie White. I'm currently watching the DVD of it.
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    One of my fav. teams of all time. Talk about GREAT off season signings (Howard and Rison) Howard was electric returning punts/kicks and Rison was amazing at streching the field for Favre.
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    That was a fun night. I drank a lot of beer and found a cooked ham on my windshield.

    (BTW. I was walking by my car not getting in it.)
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    LOL! So that was YOUR car.
    Those were great times indeed. Actually, as Packers fans, we have LOTS of exciting memories.
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    Wasnt Rison singed mid season? and maybe only one TD all season?
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    You are correct, sorry I lumped his signging together with D. Howard. (I'm working and was on the phone with a client when I typed the response. LOL!) My reason for saying that Andre was a great signing was that defenses had to respect his speed which opened things up for Brooks, Chmura, and Freeman. His stats wern't eye-popping but he brought a dimension that our receiving core lacked, IMHO.
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    Yuppers I agree!!!
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    Really, in my opinion, the last truly dominating Super Bowl winner. That '96 team lead the league in scoring AND gave up the least. Tell ya, it was a magical time in Northeastern Wisconsin...you could feel the electricity permeating the entire region. Businesses may as well have just shut down because there was a definitive lack of focus for two weeks leading up to the SB and two weeks after.
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    Upon watching the game, it amazes me at how poor the '96 team did at converting 3rd downs in that game. That was a huge strength of the 2010 team. I forgot that the Packers had a chance to cover the spread with a late field goal that Jacke missed (in his last kick as a Packer).

    I still remember John Madden scribbling Brett Favre's name on the teleprompter as his choice for MVP. It seemed so weird watching that game without worrying about whether there would be a review after every big play - back in the days of no replay. Strange how everyone just accepted the calls on the field as they were - then again, the officiating in that game was outstanding - not a single bad call made the whole game. Madden was basically pleading Mike Holmgren to put Jim McMahon in the game to run out the clock... in fact, for years I had the misconception that McMahon did take the final knees of the game, but he never entered.

    As good as that team was, it amazes me that only Reggie White (and eventually Favre) made the Hall of Fame from that team.
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    Yes, that was an amazing team and amazing season. It was the inevitable culmination of progress each and every year since the arrival of Wolf and Holmgren.

    Slight correction on some memories about that season (although my memory isn’t great either). As I remember it, Wolf considered signing Rison before that season and he signed somewhere else. Brooks got injured about mid-way through that season and went on IR. Sometime after that, Rison was cut by the team that signed him and Wolf picked him up for pennies on the dollar compared to what he would have paid Rison had he signed him in the off season. It surprised me after that season they didn’t re-sign Rison; perhaps it was a concern about him in the locker room. But that first pass to him in the Super Bowl – an audible I believe – had to boost the confidence of the young QB and team.
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    I think Butler had a chance for the Hall but an injury ended his career a little short.

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