Green Bay newspaper apologizes to Chicago
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Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday he likes the energy his team has shown as it prepares for the NFC championship game on Sunday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
A day after the Green Bay Press-Gazette ran the headline "On to Chicaco" the paper issued this apology:
"There is no excuse for the spelling error on the front page of Monday's Press-Gazette. We know the great city of Chicago is spelled with two "C"s and a "G," and not three "C"s. We were equally embarrassed we got it wrong in the first place and then failed to catch it in the proofreading process. We apologize for the error: In the event the Packers win Sunday and advance to the Super Bowl, we'll spell the host city of Dallas correctly."
A fired-up Pack:
After playing for their playoff lives the past three weeks, it would be logical to assume the Packers might be starting to feel some mental and physical fatigue heading into Sunday's showdown with the Bears.
Not the case at all, according to Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy.
"If we are guilty of anything, it would be for having too much energy," McCarthy said. "I really like the pulse of our team, the energy (Wednesday) at practice."
One of the amazing numbers being bandied about Wednesday concerning Packers QB Aaron Rodgers are his results in cold weather games.
In games where the temperature is 30 degrees or below, Aaron Rodgers is 7-3 with 64 percent completion rate, 303 yards passing per game, 25 touchdowns, 5 interceptions and a passer rating of 109.4.
Cold or warm, coach Mike McCarthy doesn't think it matters when it comes to Rodgers.
"He's playing the best football of his career right now," McCarthy said. "He's everything we hoped he would be."
"I think it's going to be a great matchup just because there's no secrets. They're not going to do anything new. We're probably not going to do anything new. It's going to be football. It's going to be up to the guys on the field. This is how it should be. In Chicago, cold-weather game, big rivalry. It's going to be a good one.
-- Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk
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