This week’s Daybreak Doppler Dames theme is Women In Commercials.

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Claire Forlani – Dewar’s Scotch commercials

The Bucks beat Phoenix last night 98-94, breaking a 24-game streak .

Brian continues scoring the 2012 Packers, this time Coaches & Special Teams .

Lombardi Ave is saying Some Green Bay Packers Fans Have Jumped The Shark .

Something you don’t see that often, Badgers’ QB Curt Phillips to Return for 6th Season of Eligibility .

Paint Touches with how the MUBB defense is committed to making stops .

Disciples of Uecker with a Thought Experiment: When is a free agent more valuable than a draft pick?

Get your orders in soon, Brewers’ ‘Youniform’ Contest Whittles A Winner .

I had hoped this whole thing was over but can condone this one,  Ravens fans make ‘Bring on Brady’ Call Me Maybe parody .

They’ll be more of this before it ends, Ouch: Mani Te’o, Notre Dame zinged by Spirit Airlines in new low fares ad .

Some topical info here, 5 Easy Tips To Avoid Getting “Catfished” Like Manti Te’o .

This is actually cooler than The Tailgater, Finally a Backpack Speaker System We Would Actually Buy (and Wear) .

I’m well past this age, but this makes a lot of sense, A 12-Year-Old’s Guide to Understanding Women .

Some of these make sense, 11 Days When Americans Watch the Most Pornography .

New Warm Bodies – The 2013 Green Bay Packers weren’t a bad team. They weren’t a spectacular one either, which is why we won’t be seeing them playing this weekend.  We all know how Ted Thompson loves the draft and developing from within, but I’m not sold on that filling the holes which will most likely still be there come Training Camp next season.  Looking at this teamI think the O-Line , although there is a question as a long term solution at Center but I thought EDS was more than serviceable for now & we’ll be fine as well as the Wide Receivers corp.  I’m mostly comfortable with the Secondary although I do think you may see some shuffling there, with Tramon maybe being moved to Nickle corner. Getting Desmond Bishop back will be a boon to the Linebackers, but I don’t think we’ll see Hawk return which leaves a hole there. On the D-Line, with Worthy having another year & a hopefully healthy CJ Wilson working along Raji I don’t see that being an area of huge weakness.  So, based on what I’ve gone over the biggest holes I see are at Running Back & Inside Linebacker.

Looking at Free Agents in those two position groups, no one really jumps out at me & really, would we honestly expect Ted to go after a name we all know?  Probably not so we’ll be looking to the Draft again & hoping the likes of Brad Jones, DeJuan Harris, Erik Walden & Alex Green get better with another year under their belt with perhaps a 1 st round rookie stepping up…assuming Ted doesn’t trade that pick away to get more in the later rounds.  Not that’s something I think we can all agree wouldn’t be surprising.  But maybe, just maybe Ted will decide this is the year to play in the free agent waters & get a piece of the puzzle that can provide some improvement to an area of need right away.  Possible?  Anything’s possible.  Likely?  Yeah, not so much.

Thanks for hanging around this week, was a tough one for us all as we worked through our five stages of grief now that the Packers are done for another year.  All is not lost though, we can devote more time to college basketball now, maybe even the Bucks & before you know it Spring Training will be under way.  Have a good weekend & we’ll see you back here on Monday morning.

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