Green Bay Packers win by 48, but given cold shoulder by Sports mainstream media


Dec 23, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) leaps past Tennessee Titans defensive end Jarius Wynn (79), linebacker Zach Brown (55) and cornerback Alterraun Verner (20) to score a touchdown in the 4th quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

It’s annoying, but it’s a “we-know-more-than-you-do” type of annoyance as the Green Bay Packers are getting no respect from the sports world’s mainstream media … and you know what? I love it.

Last night, a browse across some of the biggest sports websites on the Internet found only one listing mentioning the Packers on their home pages – that was the NBC Sports site.

The other major sites, including Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, ESPN, Yahoo, and The Sporting News, had nothing about the Packers – the same team that beat the Tennessee Titans by 48 points Sunday. The shellacking of the Titans may not have been big news because the Titans aren’t exactly one of the best teams in the league, but neither are the Browns, the Cowboys, the Giants and the Panthers – they all received mention on several pages.

It’s not such a bad thing flying under the radar. As the Falcons, Seahawks, the Cowboys, Redskins, Colts, Ravens, Broncos get the headlines, nobody’s watching the Packers as they continue to improve week-to-week.

Consider the Packers’ defense that has shown so much improvement just in the past couple of weeks with the comeback by Clay Matthews – heck, they haven’t allowed a team more than 20 points since getting beat up by the Giants a few weeks ago. Consider also the direction the Packers have gone since that humiliating loss to the Giants. While the G-Men continue to garner headlines across the mainstream media while losing, the Packers have silently thumped everyone in their way.

So, without saying too much more, I’ll let the actual postings by the major media websites do the talking … check it out:

 Here’s what Sports Illustrated had posted during the 9 p.m. hour:

Here’s what ESPN had as their top stories on their ticker at 9:30 p.m. last night:

  • RG III, Redskins outlast Eagles | Cowboys lose
  • Colts clinch playoff berth  | Luck sets record
  • Ravens roll, win AFC North  | Bengals get bid
  • Dirk makes season debut after knee surgery
  • Sources: Tebow opted out of Wildcat | Walker
  • Niners TE Davis leaves game with concussion
  • Weeden, Richardson hurt | Broncos top Browns
  • Swisher, Indians agree to contract  | Law 
  • Ex-utility man Freel dies from apparent suicide
  • UK paper sues Armstrong over libel settlement
  • Williamson: Are Bengals playoff contenders?

Here’s’s posting:

Colts beat Chiefs 20-13 to clinch playoff berth

Bengals clinch playoff spot, edge Steelers 13-10

Manning’s 3 TDs lead Broncos to 34-12 win

Ravens beat Giants 33-14 to win AFC North

Vikings deny Texans home-field playoff advantage

Spurs rout Mavs in Nowitzki’s return from surgery

Ex-MLB player Ryan Freel found dead in Fla. home

Seahawks lead 49ers 28-6 at half in noisy Seattle

AP source: Swisher, Tribe reach $56M, 4-year deal

Anthony’s big finish rallies Knicks past Wolves

Here’s CBS Sports:

NBC Sports did have one of the only mentions of the Packers:

PBT: Dirk makes surprise return | Mavs routed

PFT: Tebow reportedly asked out of Wildcat

CSN: ‘Skins win 6th-straight | Saints shock ‘Boys

PFT: Patriots win ugly, but they’ll take it

NBA: Melo scores 19 in 4th, Knicks rally by Wolves

NFL: Packers eye No. 2 seed  |  Bears still alive

PFT: Foster leaves game with irregular heartbeat

HBT: Late Freel ‘would … stare into his locker’

PFT: Mariucci interested in coaching Chargers

The Sporting News

Seahawks 28, 49ers 6