We've pretty much shot down the idea of a Super Bowl in Green Bay, or in Chicago for that matter, even after the NFL voted to play an outdoor game in the cold-weather environment of New York/New Jersey in 2014. I just don't see the league making that jump when the financial payoff isn't as obvious.
But Mark Murphy is the president/CEO of the Packers, and it's his job not to rule out such ventures. So when asked about the topic by The Associated Press, here's what Murphy said: "In terms of the Packers hosting a Super Bowl, it's very intriguing. But, there are a lot of logistical requirements that need to be researched. So, it really at this point, [we will] focus on New York's bid and the fact that they're going to be hosting the Super Bowl."
I like the way Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com reacted: "You might call it unrealistic, pie-in-the-sky, or just plain impossible. But Green Bay Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy calls it 'very intriguing.'"
Moving on around the NFC North:
The jury trial in Houston for Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly was again postponed, this time for next Tuesday, according to Paul Srubas of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune has an excellent profile of rookie Minnesota Vikings tailback Toby Gerhart. His father, Todd Gerhart, had this gem: "I don't know how to say this, but he's always been good at everything."
Sorry, Detroit Lions fans. Your team will continue its anti-cheerleader policy in 2010. John Niyo of the Detroit News has more.
Learning the Lions' defense has been "difficult" for rookie cornerback Amari Spievey, writes Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press.
After watching film of last season, Chicago Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice said tackle Chris Williams graded out "significantly higher" as a left tackle in 2009 than he did as a right tackle. Michael Wright of ESPNChicago.com has highlights of Tice's interview with ESPN 1000.