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BTL Packers Podcast 3.6

Annnnd we are back for episode 3.6 for the BTL Packers Podcast. We recap the Packers win vs the Lions. Discuss Aaron Rodgers’ merits to be the NFL MVP. Look ahead to the rematch with the Giants. Keys to the Wild Card game and what Green Bay must do to finally slay the G-Men in the playoffs at Lambeau. So enjoy, and we will be back next week to preview the Divisional Round match up or sum up a Packers loss. Hoping it is the former!



BTL Packers Podcast 3.5

Annnnnd we’re back for episode 3.5 of theĀ BTL Packers Podcast! It has been a while since Kris, Tim and myself were last on but with the season winding down and our schedules opening up a bit, we just had to touch on the last 5 weeks that had the Packers running the table so far.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Our thoughts on both the short-term and long-term outlooks for Green Bay during their 4-game losing streak.
  • What did we think of Aaron Rodgers comments of “running the table”?
  • Main factor(s) of the recent 5-game winning streak.
  • Predictions for the Detroit game.
  • Playoff matchups.
  • Can Green Bay make a run to the NFCCG or Super Bowl.
  • Closing Topics: Devante Adams and Ha Ha making the leap? Is Jordy Nelson back, comeback player of the year? Is Randall Cobb worth the money he is making and more.

So enjoy the podcast, runs a little over an hour and ten minutes. We’ll be back in a week to recap Week 17 and look ahead to the playoffs.













BTL Packers Podcast 3.3

And we are back after 2 straight wins that have Packers fans backing themselves off the ledge a little bit. Since we last were on; Green Bay held on for a 34-27 win against the Lions and they silenced the Giants on Sunday Night Football 23-16.

In this episode we do a round of (1:49) The Good, The Bad and The Ugly to summarize our thoughts on the last two weeks. We define what the Packers are 4 games in (21:00). And we look ahead to this weeks showdown with (28:00) Dallas and touch a little on the Thursday Night game with the Bears (I mean, come on, they’re the Bears!).

So enjoy, and feel free to leave any comments and like and share the podcast. We’ll be back soon, possibly a week, we’ll see. Till then, catch you on the flip side.



BTL Packers Podcast 2.8

The Miracle in Motown. The Motor City Miracle. Whatever you want to call it, we have you covered with the entire BTL crew this time. In this episode we recap the following:

-What was your thought process on the Hail Mary?

-Was this the greatest Packers walk off win ever?

-Does this win really change anything?

-Dallas and Oakland preview

-What would it take to consider the 2015 season a success?


All that and so much more. Enjoy, and as always, like, comment and share the podcast!





BTL Packers Podcast 2.7

A special edition of the BTL Packers Podcast to recap the stunning events that transpired last night. Forever now known as the “Miracle in Motown” and the “Motor City Miracle”, we just had to react to a season saving throw and win for the Green Bay Packers.

In this edition, we talk about what went through our minds during the final play. Did Rodgers have enough on that ball? Was this the greatest Packers walk-off win ever? Does this win really change anything?  And so much more. What was planned to be a 20 minute podcast turned into 45 minutes! Give us a listen to find out.

And as always, like and share the podcast and enjoy!

-Mike Visconti


Thursday Night Football Pick

Packers @ Lions / Line: GB -3

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in”

That was the famous line uttered by Al Pacino in The Godfather Part III. Just when Michael Corleone thought he was finished with all the mafia vendettas, debts and ties; the mob pulls him into yet another bloody and costly war. I feel the same way about the Packers. The Minnesota game was supposed to be a turning point. A season-saving win. A statement game in the new way this Packers team would play football going forward.

Instead, we got a listless performance, on of all things, “Brett Favre Night”. An inexcusable loss to of all teams, the goddamn Bears. It is now December, I have absolutely no feel for this team, and more importantly, this offense. They have tread water for far too long, something needs to click and fast or they will be just the third team (2003 Vikings & 2009 Broncos) to start 6-0 and miss the playoffs.

The Lions on the other hand are perhaps football’s hottest team. They kicked the shit out of Chip Kelly’s Eagles on Thanksgiving. They played a gritty and tough fought game in a victory against the Raiders. And they beat yours truly, Green Bay, three weeks ago to kick start this mini resurgence. This coincidences with the promotion of the best coaching name in football, Jim Bob Cooter as offensive coordinator. And his ground-breaking offensive strategy to force-feed Calvin Johnson the ball, you know, only the most unstoppable force at wide receiver since 2007.

But can Detroit pull yet another upset? After all they did in fact end the 23 year LionsĀ losing streak in Wisconsin just three weeks ago. A sweep of the Packers would put them into the conversation of NFC Wildcard teams. As for the Packers, if they lose this game, it’s over. Kiss the division goodbye, and the Wild Card as well. If they can’t beat the Lions in a must win game, they don’t deserve the post-season anyways.

Green Bay is usually very good in bounce-back, season-saving, all-in games. They already won one quite handily in Minnesota against a far superior opponent. As a Packers fan, the only thing that scares me is one of “those” games for Calvin Johnson. Everything else, a good team, a playoff team should be able to handle. And I still think they are a playoff team.

Packers over LIONS (-3)

BTL Packers Podcast 2.6

What a difference a win makes. In this episode of the BTL Packers Podcast – Kris, Tim and myself run through the gamut of emotions following the terrible loss to the Lions and the possible season-saving victory in Minnesota.

In this episode we touch on the following:

-Was the loss to Detroit the low point in the Rodgers/McCarthy Era

-Was this the best performance by the Packers defense all year vs the Vikings

-How good is Teddy Bridgewater

-What is wrong with Randall Cobb

This was our best podcast to date. So listen, enjoy and as always, like and share the podcast.