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It’s a somber time here in Western New York after Saturday’s senseless killings. Our prayers go out to all family and all friends affected. What took place at Tops Friendly Markets is as tragic and evil as it gets, and I think I speak for everyone in the Buffalo area in saying this is a resilient city. Somehow, the good people here will persevere.
Figured we would try something new at Go Long this week.
I know we’ve got a healthy mix of fans from all over the world, so let’s open up a good ‘ol fashioned mailbag. Have a question on the Packers? The Bills? The Giants? Any team, any player, any angle whatsoever? Fire away at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can chat about anything, including the biz here at Go Long if you’d like. (Side note: A huge thank you to Buffalo Business First for featuring our publication’s growth in this week’s edition.)
What’s next? Of late, I’ve been reaching out to people in and around those New York Giants to see if there’s reason for optimism post-draft. Keep an eye out for a profile on one forgotten Green Bay Packers player. And over these next two weeks, we have multiple trips planned for some offseason features — thanks to you all, of course. Your support will always be put directly back in the business as we continue to grow.
With that, let’s continue to build our community. Send any questions to me via email or simply leave them in the comments section below. I’ll let ‘em build up for a couple days and then get back with one long post at the end of the week.
We’ve also welcomed on a good amount of new readers of late, so icymi, here are a handful of our most popular takeout stories from this past season below:
The Autopsy, a series on the New York Giants. In Part I, we examine why faith in Eli Manning backfired. This isn't a normal front office. In Part II, we examine the Daniel Jones pick in 2019 and everything that went down in 2020. In Part III, we wondered what ownership’s next move would be.
The Fight for Erik Kramer’s life. The former Chicago Bears quarterback shares his surreal life story with us. In Part I, he details the day he tried to kill himself. It took five years for his brain to wake up after surviving that shot. What happened in that time, Part II reveals, should have ruined the former NFL QB, from alleged theft to a coerced marriage. And Part III looks to the future, to how Kramer picked up the pieces. (Kramer also joined subscribers for a Happy Hour event.)
Sean McDermott isn't talking about 13 Seconds. So, we reached out to players who will. Here's the inside story and what it says about the team — and head coach — into 2022. ‘It was a bad, bad situation.’
Go Long heads to Wisconsin to sit down with the most important player on the Packers. What a journey of self-discovery it's been for the nose tackle, from seeing his Dad locked up to this title run. Kenny Clark is the man of the house.
For the first time, this New Orleans Saints' dynamic receiver/returner tells the world how bad his depression got after back-to-back tragedies. Deonte Harris nearly quit football.
An abusive father. Cockroaches. Depression. The 27-year-old edge rusher opens up like never before to Go Long. It's been a tumultuous life but he knows for certain that 2022 is his year. You don’t know Yannick Ngakoue.
He drinks whiskey, shoots guns and mauls linebackers. Here's how the "Pancake King of the Midwest" became the face of this glorious return to old school football. Wyatt Teller is why we love football.
Don Majkowski has experienced a lifetime of punishment and pain. His body's patched together with plates and screws and fusions. He knows the script could've been so different, too. Part I examines the past; Part II examines the haunting aftermath and future.
We sat down with three wide receivers with three very different stories to share. Here’s why the NFL needs Chase Claypool, how Tyler Boyd became the heart of the Cincinnati Bengals, and how Laviska Shenault somehow mentally recovered from witnessing his own father’s grisly death.
Our Bob McGinn talks at length with the one and only Brett Favre on the quarterback’s unparalleled rise from Kiln, Miss., to Pro Football Hall of Famer. You’ll hear stories never told before in Part I and Part II.
Jerry’s World is crazier than anyone can imagine… and it’s no coincidence the Dallas Cowboys (the richest franchise in sports) have now gone 26 years without a Super Bowl title. This was a three-part series as well ahead of the 2021 season, starting with this intro. On the football decisions that went awry, wild partying nights and the team’s current big gamble.