1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!

    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers. You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
    Dismiss Notice

Ted Thompson action figure

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by IronMan, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. IronMan

    IronMan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2006
    Messages:
    3,087
    Ratings:
    +8
    http://www.packersnews.com/includes/newspaper/blogs/outofbounds/index.shtml


    Tom Ruesink, a Packers fan from Minneapolis, dropped us a note the other day about another of his passions.

    He's into electric football. You may not be familiar with electric football unless you're older than dirt, like we are. You take small football figurines, put them on a metal field that vibrates and watch them go.

    Tom customizes his electric football players. His latest batch is a Southern Methodist all-star team, done up in SMU's classic Pony Express uniforms. There's even one of Ted Thompson, the Packers' general manager, from his SMU days.

    "If you thought Ted Thompson didn’t talk much, the electric football Ted Thompson doesn’t talk at all," Ruesink says.

    Ruesink, who runs a travel consulting company, adds this in the contact information on his Web site: "Call us anytime (except during a Green Bay Packer game)."

    [​IMG]

    -- Jeff Ash, jash@greenbaypressgazette.com
     
  2. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    4,576
    Ratings:
    +652
    "Talking just gets in the way of my ***-kicking. Plus, Greg Jennings has 'jinx' on me right now, and damned if I can find a Coke machine anywhere."
    -Ted Thompson
     
  3. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,000
    Ratings:
    +3
    I heard they were gonna make a Ted Thompson "Action Figure"..........but they couldn't figure out how to make it "move" until free agency was over! :lol: :wink: :lol:
     
  4. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    4,576
    Ratings:
    +652
    nice. i heard story about the reason that action figure never got made. apparently Thompson would never pull the trigger on the deal, because they kept trying to offer him money, and Thompson was quoted as saying that he would accept nothing less than a 2nd and 4th round draft pick.
     
  5. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,000
    Ratings:
    +3
    As you all know (i posted it) I took a picture of Ted Thompson smiling at Fan Fest.
    Turns out it was just gas!!! :lol:
     
  6. djcubez

    djcubez Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    141
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hahah funny jokes guys. I'm gonna have to remember to put that line next to my phone number in the future because I don't answer my phone ever during a pack game.
     
  7. ElleBlue

    ElleBlue Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Messages:
    447
    Ratings:
    +0
    That's pretty funny! :lol:
     
  8. pack_in_black

    pack_in_black Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,876
    Ratings:
    +0
    Funniest post nominee right there.. :pop:
     
  9. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,000
    Ratings:
    +3
    Ted Thompson was the first pick to play "Data" on "Star Trek, the next Generation"..........but the producers thought he was TOO unemotional to be an android. :wink:
     
  10. Zombieslayer

    Zombieslayer Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,338
    Ratings:
    +0
    When Leonard Nimoy asked Gene Roddenberry who he should model a Vulcan off, Roddenberry said "just act like Ted Thompson."
     
  11. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,000
    Ratings:
    +3
    "But with less emotion." :lol:
     

Share This Page