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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will unofficially miss around four weeks with a fractured collarbone. In the meantime, he'll keep rocking that Movember 'stache.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will unofficially miss around four weeks with a fractured collarbone. In the meantime, he’ll keep rocking that Movember ‘stache.

Good morning, folks! Welcome to the Water Cooler Sports Black, Blue, and Ornery, your source for NFC North News on this Monday, November 7th, 2013.

On Wednesday it finally became officially unofficial that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a fractured collarbone and will likely miss around four weeks in order for the bone to heal. In the meantime, the Packers will rely on veteran Seneca Wallace to man the wheel and keep the Packers’ season afloat until Rodgers is able to return.

Quote of the day:

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

–Martin Luther King, Jr.

Actress and dancer Rachele turns 26 today.

Actress and dancer Rachele Smith turns 26 today.

And on this day in history:

  • 1637 – Anne Hutchinson, the first female religious leader in the American colonies, was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for heresy. Ahh, those were the days, weren’t they?
  • 1893 – The state of Colorado granted its women the right to vote. Colorado is always ahead of the curve — must be the altitude and banana-belt weather.
  • 1965 – The “Pillsbury Dough Boy” debuted in television commercials. He then immortalized himself by intercepting a Caleb Hanie pass and taking it in for a touchdown during the 2011 NFC Championship Game.

We also have some great birthdays to celebrate today!

  • David Guetta (46) – French house music DJ who has sold over 6 million albums and became known for collaborating with artists such as Kelly Rowland, Kid Cudi and Akon.
  • Adam Devine (29) – Writer who is known as co-creator and star of Comedy Central’s Workaholics.
  • Rachele Smith (26) – Talented dancer that has been featured in popular movies including Iron Man 2, 17 Again, and Burlesque.
  • Joe Nardiello (70) – Creator and early-life provider of the author of your daily BBAO articles. Happy 70th birthday Dad!

NFC North News

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Hebrews born to serve, to the pharaoh
Heed
To his every word, live in fear
Links
Of the unknown one, the deliverer
Wait
Something must be done, four hundred years

So let it be written
So let it be done
I’m sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written
So let it be done
To kill the first born pharaoh son
I’m creeping death.

Defensive tackle Ndomukong Suh hopes to face starting quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers who are both currently sidelined with injury.

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh hopes to face starting quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers, who are both currently sidelined with injury.

Detroit Lions

Curtis Crabtree of ProFootballTalk reports that the Detroit Lions have signed defensive end Austen Lane to a one-year deal. Lane is expected to provide some insurance while rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah recovers from a sprained ankle.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press relates that defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh hopes Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will both be available for their upcoming match-ups with the Lions.

Said Suh: “I like going against Aaron Rodgers. I like going against Cutler, and I wish them the best speedy recoveries so I can come back and go against them and take them down.”

Chicago Bears

Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times examines the gutsy fourth-down call made by Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman in the final drive on Monday night. The Bears converted and were able to milk the rest of the clock to seal the victory.

From ChicagoBears.com, check out this funny video of former Bears defensive tackle Anthony Adams loitering outside Halas Hall and attempting to get autographs as players arrive.

Up-and-coming actor and dancer Rick Malambri turns 31 today.  A little treat for our female readers.

Up-and-coming actor and dancer Rick Malambri turns 31 today.

Green Bay Packers

Robert Zizzo of the Green Bay Press-Gazette covers the promotion of quarterback Scott Tolzien to the Green Bay Packers 53-man roster. Tolzien will provide depth behind Seneca Wallace as Aaron Rodgers recuperates from a shoulder injury. Green Bay also signed wide receiver Alex Gillett to the practice squad.

Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin writes that the Packers likely will not be able to overcome the loss of quarterback Aaron Rodgers as they have the loss of other injured players.

Minnesota Vikings

The Associated Press by way of Fox Sports North brings you the latest Minnesota Vikings stadium update. Suffice it to say it’s not good news, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone.

Fight tackle Phil Loadholt will not be active to face the Washington Redskins Thursday night; his replacement will be former Bear tackle J’Marcus Webb.

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WINDYCITY 1DABEAR
WINDYCITY 1DABEAR

Jay Cutler (groin) has been cleared to start Sunday's game against the Lions.

Bears coach Marc Trestman made the announcement after Cutler did "everything" in Thursday's practice. It's a major surprise after Cutler was expected to miss at least four weeks after going down in Week 7, but speaks to the opportunity the Bears are spying in the Aaron Rodgers-less NFC North. Sunday's game could go a long way toward determining the division winner. It's a near must win for Chicago after Detroit won the sides' first meeting in Week 4.

cd me
cd me

there are 10 lurkers listening though.  Come out you peeping toms. 

Building With the Alabama Hammer
Building With the Alabama Hammer

Packers defense against the Vikings was shitty, as it was against the Bears. No OLBs to get pressure or set the edge. QB has all day and runs to the perimeter allowed way too much yardage.

Because the Packers defense was shitty, that doesn't make the Bears performance against them any less shitty.

The Bears defense only looks not shitty if we are using a very shitty baseline to judge them on. That's the terrible logic that is being thrown at me below.

Childerz...
Childerz...

Soooo back to the point I made below.. Last year Green Bay was defending they had a good defense not based of yards given up per game but by points given up per game.. which is logical.. 

Based on that and what BWC is arguing below for why the Bears suck... it doesn't stack up.. Their first two game they held teams to pretty much under the league average of offensive points for weeks 1 and 2 thats damn good. 

BearsSaveLives
BearsSaveLives moderator

So, we're all agreed that Rodgers has a fractured collarbone and that the Packers won't be able to overcome losing him, right? 

ARodge is the GOAT... Fact.  Period.
ARodge is the GOAT... Fact. Period.

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Gots ta go... I'm getting a new work computer, today.

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I'm gonna repost this every hour or so until the clown-ass author posts a retraction:

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The bullshit is so strong in the following, it borders on dishonesty.  On the other hand, it's a fucking Bearss honk, and what can you really expect?

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1.  "Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin writes that the  Packers likely will not be able to overcome the loss of quarterback Aaron Rodgers as they have the loss of other injured players."

Fail.  Try reading what this guy actually wrote (hint: focus on past tense vs. future tense).  It may help if you go to a quiet place and read it slowly, this time.

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2.  "On Wednesday it finally became officially unofficial that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a fractured collarbone and will likely miss around four weeks in order for the bone to heal."

I'm reminded of one of my favorite lines from the classic "48 Hours":

Well, just 'cuz you say it with authority, don't mean shit to me!!

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While I fully understand that there's a shit-load of wishful thinking involved, I nonetheless must retort:

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Suck.  My.  Fat.  Hog.

Maized and Confused
Maized and Confused

Wait, I missed something, why are we arguing about the dialects of bacon?

Building With the Alabama Hammer
Building With the Alabama Hammer

@Childerz... If points are all that matter, then the Bears defense does suck because they allowed 30 points.

Points matter, not how they were accrued, that's the argument that you are making here.

Doesn't matter if they had to get yards to get those points.

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Almost any time an offense scores a ton of points per game, the defense is going to look good in terms of points given up per game. 

Childerz...
Childerz...

if yards mattered the Chiefs would be 8-1 because Buffalo raped them in yardage. 

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I hope Rodgers is out for six weeks and then comes back in time to lead the Packers to a magical Super Bowl run.

LKP
LKP

@SDL Packers beat the Eagles. Happy?

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Do all lions have the mysterious power of hovering millimeters above the turf?

sgunderson17
sgunderson17

@rocketman6969 could have used a real picture from the game.... I'm going to say fail, but my heart still weeps. 

Childerz...
Childerz...

@Building With Clay is back SON I thought we were talking first two games??? 


According to the Chiefs you don't need all those yards to get enough points to beat a team... so your theory fails