The World in 2006: Ted Thompson’s Last Substantial Free Agent Move

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Ted Thompson

In honor of Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson actually doing his job and making a substantial free agent signing, we thought we’d look back to the last time he did something in March to earn his paycheck.

The year was 2006. The Packers were coming off an injury-ravaged 4-12 season where they lost their top four running backs at one time or another. Thompson was in just his second season as general manager.

What did the world look like at the time? Well, it was a weird and wild place that you probably wouldn’t recognize today. Or maybe you would, but let’s pretend you wouldn’t.

Jump in the Total Packers time machine with us for a moment. We promise to have you back for dinner so you can further bask in the glow of Big Ted and Julie Peppers.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

11 Comments on "The World in 2006: Ted Thompson’s Last Substantial Free Agent Move"

  1. TyKo Steamboat

    (He really only had one bad 1st round draft pick…Justin Harrell 2007)

    Who among us would have traded Favre to the Jets? I know I couldn’t have done that. Tip od the cap to ole Teddy T… A man with brass balls & a ring.

  2. Old Man At The Gym

    Technically, signing your own free agents counts as signing free agents. And I’m still pissed about the Brittney/K-Fed split.

    • Phatgzus

      Point 1) Bingo!
      Point 2) ILol, same here, I thought to myself “If any two could make it in this wacky and wild world, it’s these level-headed, go-getting kids.” *Sigh* Celebrity marriages…

  3. DJ

    I live in Vegas. I often tell people that the worst thing that can happen to you gambling here is…you win. Then you think you can do it again and when you dont you start chasing it & chasing it. After looking at that list of sludge we’ve signed since 06’……I think TT was addicted to the penny slots & chasing another 06′ million to one jackpot. I’m encouraged by Pepper’s signing as it symbolizes TT’s much needed and long awaited move up to the quarter machines. At least now we’ll be able to get some decent cocktail service.

  4. vj

    Ryan Grant, Charlie Peprah and Brandon Chillar…the only other guys to sign as free agents from other squads and have some impact? Yikes!
    I guess good free agents from other teams really don’t want to freeze their arse of at historic Lalalala Lambeau field.

  5. Shawn Iltarion

    Pluto will always be a planet. Sorry.

    If you are named after a Roman god or titan, then you are a planet. Period. It is too late to change that fact.

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