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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Packers going dolphin hunting

(This blog post was written by Roberto Ruiz-Maki,,

Aaron Rodgers has led the undefeated Green Bay Packers to a remarkable season thus far.

The Packers are looking to join the Miami Dolphins as the only teams to go undefeated in the regular season and win the super bowl, instead of joining the New England Patriots as the only teams to go 18-1 with 18 consecutive wins.

With the toughest part of the schedule behind them, it seems to be an appropriate time to start seriously discussing the possibility of the Packers going 19-0.

With the Oakland Raiders up next on the schedule there is no real cause for concern this Sunday. Oakland has been playing sloppy football since losing quarterback Jason Campbell and foolishly trading away a first and second round pick for Carson Palmer.

The only real cause for concern is their defense, but one doesn't have to look far to find the last Super Bowl winning team that had a turnover reliant defense: 2010.

Ryan Braun: No longer a hero

(This post was post was written by Roberto Ruiz-Maki,,

I would like to start off the blog post by saying that I am deeply saddened by the newest news that Ryan Braun has tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

Braun, who was announced as the National League Most Valuable Player just the other day, is the biggest player to ever be caught using PED's.

While players such as Manny Ramirez and Rafael Palmeiro were caught using PED's, they were both at the end of their careers and on their way out of the league. Braun is in his late 20's, in the prime of his career, and is the face of the National League now that Alberto Pujols has moved to Los Angeles.

As a player, Braun was Milwaukee's guy. Braun was the guy who signed a long team friendly contract so that he could stay in Milwaukee until the end of his career. Braun was the guy who owns a restaurant in Milwaukee's third ward.

I would like to talk more about the implications of the positive test, but Braun is appealing the results (and this is definitely my biased opinion and me wanting to believe him, but I actually want to believe that the test was a false positive) and I want to wait until he has a chance to defend himself to the public.