Author: AJ Donaldson

AJ loves Wisconsin teams and whoever he's bet on. Twitter: @AJdonaldson_1

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is known to butter up his opponents leading up to a game. It likely started as an effort to make his players respect the upcoming opponent as his Patriots ran through the NFL during the Belichick/Tom Brady era. And he certainly doesn’t give the opposition any bulletin board material. That said, he seems to have a special appreciation for the Green Bay Packers franchise and what they’ve meant for the league. Belichick is a History Buff Coach Belichick has been known to give his players history lessons about the NFL during team meetings.…

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THE MATCHUP Green Bay Packers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1, 42) Odds Current as of Writing Time: 3:25 PM CST If you bet with me again last week, your bankroll grew a little more as the Bears-Packers game miraculously stayed under the total due to a sluggish second half. Aaron Jones also went off, registering 170 total yards and two scores. Lets see if we can stay hot in week 3 in this Packers/Buccaneers matchup. Packers & Buccaneers Current Form The Packers bounced back last week with a 27-10 win over the Chicago Bears. It was much needed after a…

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THE MATCHUP Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers (-10, 42.5) – odds current as of writing Time: 7:20 PM CST Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI TV: NBC ANNOUNCERS: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth If you bet along with me last week, you cashed an easy winner. I gave out under 48 (the total actually closed at 47), and it was never really in doubt as Green Bay’s offense lacked any explosiveness and looked flat-out inept at times. Lets take a look at the markets for week 2’s matchup with the Chicago Bears and see if we can find any more…

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I consider myself fortunate to have fallen asleep prior to the Brewers meltdown in Colorado last night. Milwaukee led 6-1 in the top of the 8th, and I thought it was a good spot to catch up on some much needed shut-eye after a long holiday weekend. I did think there was an outside chance Colorado could make things interesting, as no lead is safe at Coors Field. However, I had no idea how bad it could be until I opened up Twitter this morning and got to see it unfold on my timeline in retrospect. Lets take a look…

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THE MATCHUP Green Bay Packers (-2, 48) @ Minnesota Vikings Time: 3:25 PM CST Where: US Bank Stadium (dome), Minneapolis, MN TV: FOX ANNOUNCERS: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi New Era in Minnesota 2022 ushers in the Kevin O’Connell era in the Twin Cities. The rookie head coach most recently served as Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator, working under head coach Sean McVay. This season also ushers in a new regime in the front office, as Kwesi Adofo-Mensah takes over the GM position previously held by Rick Spielman. Both hires suggest a shift to a more data-driven,…

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Aaron Rodgers has certainly made the offseason rounds on the podcast circuit. He generates social media buzz every time he speaks, so there has been a lot to unpack the last few weeks. His appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience broke the internet for a while this weekend, for one thing or another. 3 hours is a long podcast! On Tuesday, however, his appearance on Barstool Sports Bussin’ With The Boys Podcast contained a nugget that was specifically intriguing to Packers Fans. Rodgers Asked Start, Bench, Cut Start, Bench, Cut is the sports version of a well-known social game with an NSFW name. I’ll…

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After a training camp full of uncertainty surrounding the kicker position, Packers all-time leading scorer Mason Crosby will be ready for week 1 after all. Reports surfaced on July 22 that Crosby would start camp on the PUP list. A few days later, Crosby spoke on his injury, saying he planned to be ready for week 1. Concern set in that he may not be ready when the Packers brought in 4 kickers for workouts on August 22. These workouts were in addition to two kickers that had already been in camp, Gabe Brkic and Ramiz Ahmed. Ahmed was the…

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Milwaukee Bucks and Greek National Team star Giannis Antetokounmpo treated 19,000+ fans to quite a show on Thursday, dropping 40 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists in Greece’s overtime loss to Serbia at the FIBA World Cup European Qualifiers. The 40 point mark set a new record for the European Qualifiers, breaking the previous record of 38 held by Dennis Schroder. The game featured the 2-time NBA MVP Giannis squaring off against the 2021-22 MVP Nikola Jokic. Jokic finished with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in what was an epic matchup of two international superstars. Giannis Highlights https://twitter.com/FIBA/status/1563071856168558592?s=20…

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Aaron Rodgers has always had a reputation for being among the most cerebral players in the NFL. He knows what everyone on his team is doing at all times, and it often seems like he knows what everyone in the stadium is doing at all times. Appearing on Barstool Sports’ Bussin’ With the Boys podcast, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur told an incredible story about Aaron Rodgers’ ability to multi-task on the football field: https://twitter.com/BussinWTB/status/1562128922895978496?s=20&t=C5vaERpuh4wauXrsM8Hnvg As fans, we have all felt exactly what Coach LaFleur is describing. Rodgers takes the play clock all the way down to gather as much information…

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Seeing anyone but Mason Crosby at kicker is a strange and unnerving thought for Packers fans. Crosby has never missed a game as he enters his 17th season with the Packers. Crosby started training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List due to a scope procedure on his right knee. It was not expected to be a long term issue, as stated by Crosby himself: https://twitter.com/MikeClemensNFL/status/1552354550358704128?s=20&t=iMo3yX1x38gc8KV2bIgZXg However, as the Packers enter the final week of preseason, they brought in four kickers for workouts on Monday: https://twitter.com/AaronWilson_NFL/status/1561788281217581059?s=20&t=nCAYrEyQ1LK7YVL55empHg Monday’s workouts are in addition to two kickers not named…

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