Green Bay Packers. Chicago Bears.
Coming up on Sunday night. As Bart Scott once said, “Can’t wait!”
That can’t quite get here soon enough. In the meantime, we should remember the dearly-departed greatest Packer of all time.
His name is Charles Martin.
He did something that no player in today’s game would have the brass balls to do. He derailed a Chicago Bears repeat.
Those turds won the Super Bowl after the 1985 season. They were again arguably the best team in the 1986 season. Until… greatest Packer of all time, Charles Martin.
The Funky QB would be out for the remainder of the season. The Bears would go into the playoffs with Mike Tomczak and Flutie Flakes. They were 14-2 in the regular season. They lost in the divisional round to Washington, their first and only playoff game that year.
Flutie Flakes threw for a mere 134 yards. He pitched one touchdown and two picks in that playoff game.
Potential dynasty. Over. Done.
Charlie Fuckin’ Martin.
Suck it, Chicago.
Celebrating the dirtiest play in NFL is pretty shitty. Had this been done to Rodgers you would be freaking out
Greatest moment in Packers history? More like most despicable. The fact that anyone talks about this play with pride is downright pathetic. Fuck Charles Martin. If you can’t beat a team based off of your skill and perseverance then you don’t deserve to beat them at all.
Total Dipshyt: The new name for your site. It Is time! Time to graduate grade school.
Martin was suspended two games in 1986 due to an incident at a bar. He later went into alcohol abuse treatment, and divorced both of his wives. He was arrested for disorderly conduct in 1987 for throwing an egg at the car of an NFL replacement player. Martin died in 2005 at age 45 in Houston due to complications from kidney failure.
Whenever this incident comes up, I like to review some facts.
First, a few days after Martin dumped McMahon, a doctor took a look at his shoulder. What they found was that McMahon had been playing with a torn rotator cuff the whole year, something he probably acquired early in the season, the Bears knew about it, but played him anyway. Bears fans like to say Martin ruined McMahon’s career, but that was not the case, the Bears did. The doctor said he could not tell if Martin’s actions had any affect on McMahon.
Second, McMahon had just thrown an interception on that play, so he was a defender at that moment, not a QB. He could legally be hit, although it was a late hit.
Third, Martin actually apologized to McMahon immediately after the game. Brian Noble apologized for the Packer players personally to Ditka and the rest of the Bears team. Martin knew he did the wrong thing. Martin died, unemployed and broke, of a kidney failure in 2005.
Fourth, this did not ruin the Bears like I heard a lot of Bear fans say. Tomczak lead the Bears to a 14-2 record in 1986. Fumbles and a defense that fell apart knocked them out of the playoffs. McMahon came back the next year and had a higher QB rating in 1987 than he had in 1985. By 1989 the Bears defense had completely fallen apart.
Dude. That does not even remotely justify what Martin did. Sure there was an interception on the play, but you BLOCK the QB or shove him to the ground. You dont grab him and bodyslam him. There was a flag for it, he was ejected and suspended two games. You are also leaving out the fact he had a towel with a “hit list” on it that included McMahon.
…..coming from the guy who has a huge problem with the A. Barr hit.
Well…the fact that there is not a prediction article tells me that Shawn is no longer with the Firm.
You’d think maybe Rob would be plugged into Shawn’s spot, but he’s also been M. I. A. It’s probably Gutenkunst fault as i believe Rob left totalpackers.com some time after Janis was not resigned. It has been rumored that the Robster left Packer Nation as a fan and bought ten of Janis’s #13 Cleveland Browns jerseys. there has been speculation that on Sept 1st, a day after the Browns showed Janis the door out of the NFL, that Rob burned his 10 Browns jerseys and admitted himself into inpatient treatment for depression…..allegedly.
The now-irony of this stupid fucking article is astounding.