Two good pieces of news for the Packers today.
No. 1: coach Mike McCarthy, sufficiently impressed with the way his team practiced last week, canceled the team’s final workout and meetings of the offseason, which would have occurred Wednesday.
“I've felt really coming off of Wednesday's and Thursday's practice last week that it was appropriate,” he told reporters at his news conference. “I think our players have earned that and deserve that.”
No. 2: Home run derby!!!
McCarthy called it a team-building event, and the prize was a secret that rested underneath a tarp on the sideline. Coaches said the winner would receive the car that was hidden under the covering. But after rookie OT Bryan Bulaga clubbed the longest hit to win the prize, the tarp was removed and there sat a trunk-less, door-less Saturn.
As ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert noted, the words, “To Super Bowl – Dallas” were spray-pained on the side. Wrote Seifert: “If it leaves now, the car could probably make it to Texas by January.”
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