Hey Packers fans! Have you seen these stories?

August 9, 2012, San Diego, CA: Green Bay Packers fans Crystal Sanchez and Peter Vasquez support the Packers during a game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jody Gomez-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, Packers fans and our faithful readers of lombardiave.com!

Thursdays are my favorite day. Not only is it a day for me to breathe a little bit at work and catch up with my body and my thoughts, but it’s a day where we can really start looking forward to the weekend. During football season, it’s a day when you can feel the excitement of what’s on the horizon and start putting on the old game face.

During the offseason, it’s a day to reflect on what’s transpired during the days prior and to look ahead to what might be … as for this week, we’re all recovering from last weekend’s draft and reflecting on what everyone is saying about how teams shined or how they messed up in the draft.

For the Packers, we all feel pretty good, don’t we? Lots of shiny new toys in the garage were delivered to the Packers, thanks to Ted Thompson and his draft room cohorts. That’s a good thing.

But so much more has transpired this week: Jason Collins rocked the foundation of the sports world and all of society; the NBA playoffs continue; MLB is now into its second month; and we’re actually starting to feel the warmth of spring here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin (kinda).

But today I thought I’d give you a quick peek at what stories are popping today. Of interest below from a few of our sports friends are stories about why Johnathan Franklin will start over Eddie Lacy; why Eddie Lacy is not damaged goods and will be ready to go from day one; why James Jones is just a great guy; why NFC North teams are trying to do everything they can to catch up with the Packers; and why being an umpire or referee is such a tough job.

Enjoy your Thursday … and don’t forget to stop back here several times a day to see what we have to say – and while you’re at it, we’re looking for more Likes at our Facebook page and more followers on our Twitter page.

Have a great day and check out the stories below …



Clipped from http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/02/eddie-lacy-says-injuries-wont-hold-him-back/


Clipped from http://www.todaystmj4.com/sports/green-bay-packers/205742821.html



Clipped from http://jerseyal.com/GBP/2013/05/02/around-the-nfc-north-2013-nfl-draft-edition/


Sorry about the popup ad that shows over the top of this post, but check it out … it’s an important piece about why people should stop complaining about umpires and referees …

Clipped from http://fansided.com/2013/05/02/sports-fans-stop-picking-on-referees-and-officials/


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