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 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
Hebrews born to serve, to the pharaoh
To his every word, live in fear
Of the unknown one, the deliverer
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 Ndamukong Suh hopes to face starting quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers, who are both currently sidelined with injury.
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.”
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.
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.
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.