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The Ted Thompson 'funnies' thread

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by all about da packers, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. all about da packers

    all about da packers Cheesehead

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    I've been watching some press conferences on the draft by TT, and the dude comes off as a bit of a moron, just saying stuff that you wouldn't expect a GM to say.

    It makes me laugh.

    So I started to start a thread about TT QUOTES that make you laugh (stuff that Ted has said, not anyone else commenting on Ted).


    I'll start:

    Reporter: How would you explain Rouse's decline in production last year (when compared to other years)?

    TT: I don't know... it just didn't look like he was quite as productive as he was earlier on....
     
  2. all about da packers

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    Reporter: Ted, do you feel like you upgraded your offense?

    Ted: *almost giggling* I don't know.
     
  3. all about da packers

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    Reporter: Ted, what did you not get done today that you would like to?

    TT: (pause) Well, I don't know...
     
  4. all about da packers

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    Reporter: Ted, what gave Jackson the nod over Pittman of Ohio St.?

    TT: I dunno, they're both good players...
     
  5. all about da packers

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    TT: This is the NFL, it's big boy football.... :|
     
  6. tromadz

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    this thread will end well
     
  7. IronMan

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    This is from the Morency/Gado trade press conference last year.

    reporter:
    How much is Samkon going to be missed, as far as the intangibles, and the attitude he brought to the lockerroom?

    Sounds like Ted is answering a different question.
    Thompson:
    Uh, outstanding, he came up and talked to alot of the people upstairs, and he, he has a very infectious personality. I've never seen him without a smile on his face.



    This is classic:

    reporter:
    What experience does he(Morency) have with the zone scheme?

    Thompson:
    Well, I don't know. I'm assuming they ran something similar in the Houston Texans offense. I'm assuming Gary put that in, there. I watched tape on it, but quite frankly I can't tell the difference between the zone, and everything else.

    Dont believe me? Its at the 2:43 mark right here.
    http://play.rbn.com/?url=nfl/nfl/open/packers/demand/PressConferences/060913thompson.rm&proto=rtsp
     
  8. all about da packers

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    Reporter basically saying there wasn't a lot of sizzle to this draft...

    TT: Oh, I have sizzle.... :wtf:
     
  9. kmac

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    Even as a TT supporter, I have to admit, this is pretty awful
     
  10. Since69

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    Funniest thing I've read here yet... :D
     
  11. TOPackerFan

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    In fairness to TT, he's not a press secretary, he's the GM of a football team so I don't expect him to be that eloquent. That being said, how he can answer so many pertinent questions with the phrase "I don't know" is beyond me.
     
  12. MassPackersFan

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    He explained the Jackson/Pittman choice, after 36 hours of talking on the phone, working the draft board, and dealing with overreactive fans and press who wanted flash. I'm amused by his handling of the media. Green Bay media was somewhat ridiculous the past few days. Some of those reporters should be ashamed.
     
  13. Chamuko

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    Ted: “I am disappointed, not speaking about anything specifically,” Thompson said. “I am disappointed on a couple of things that we were working on that didn’t work out.”
     
  14. OregonPackFan

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    forgive me, I'm confused, since when did captains need to be good car salesmen?
     
  15. Lare

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    Here's a couple I got a kick out of from his press conference after picking Harrell.

    (What kind of a person is this guy?)
    You guys will like him. He's from a small town. I don't really know what town that is. Who knows where Chad Clifton is from? Wherever that is. Martin? Tennessee? Never heard of it.

    (Did you interview him at the Combine, one of your 60 interviews?)
    I say we did, I'm not sure. I know we talked to him, because there's alternate times you can grab guys talk to them too.
     
  16. Zero2Cool

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    Anyone else reminded of George W. Bush while reading this?
     
  17. hoos

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    Yeah, I got the same feeling. Entertaining, but a little concerning.
     
  18. vikesrule

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    Ted Thompson

    Packers' questions unanswered
     
  19. yooperfan

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    A leader of any organization or company must be a good communicator and a salesman.
    If a leader can't sell his organization to prospective employees and can't sell changes necessary to the organization to the employees and the investors, that person is doomed to failure.
     
  20. Packnic

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    you guys are mistaking Ted not selling the fans and media. for him not selling anybody.

    hes obviously sold Brett Favre to come back, sold the brass to keep him on another year. hes selling who he needs to sell. otherwise, the fans and media need not know. all hes really doing is making the media and forum junkies jobs easier. we get to play around and speculate and dabble with lineups until the real deal is unveiled. so be thankful.
     
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    I agree Pacnic.
    Who cares if the guy doesn't really want to deal with all the "journalists"? To me, what matters is how good the players he picks turn out on the field.
     
  23. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    LOL... when the the league expand to 50? Are we sure Forrest Gump isn't in control?

    "I couldn't tell you (why it fell apart)," Thompson said shortly after Sunday's draft concluded. "I'm not going to talk too much on that. We talk to 50 different teams about different trades, different players, different draft choices. I just found out this morning on the news, maybe like you guys did, that he was going to New England."
     
  24. all about da packers

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    Interview from August 7th on Packers.com:

    Reporter: Did you expect that Harrell might struggle (the way he has thus far)?

    TT: ... We knew when we drafted him, we'd probably sit on him a little bit just to make sure Pat (McKenzie) had a very good feeling where he was rehabilitedive-wise ... and his rehib *Ted pauses* re-hab, reHAB, that's it!.. *TT looks so pleased after sounding out 'rehab'*.


    I kid you not, Ted actually said "rehabilitedive-wise", and then looked like a kid on X-mas morning after sounding out 'rehab'. :rotflmao:

    Ah Ted, I hope that you keep churning out these funnies.
     
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