"Ask Vic" will publish on Monday and Thursday through the offseason.
Doug from St. Louis, MO
Where do you think the Packers are when it comes to their roster? I haven't been impressed with their drafts and I don't understand many of the moves they make.
Jordan Love will determine where the Packers are with their roster. By the time Love is ready to play, Brian Gutekunst will have fixed what needs to be repaired. As it stands right now, the roster is in the midst of transitioning from finesse to power football. I believe 2021 will be the best year to rebuild a roster since 1974, when a training camp players strike opened the door for an avalanche of rookie talent. I think 2021 could be a turning point year for the Packers.
Patrick from St. Paul, MN
Whether Packers top brass thinks the team is in a rebuild or not, the fan base at large doesn't think so and wouldn't cotton to a Rodgers trade. Personally, I don't think they were anywhere as good as their record last year would suggest. Trading 12 right now or next offseason just might be the smartest call if the team is in a rebuild, but don't you think their record last year may have hurt the fan base's willingness at large to start that painful process?
Is this the same fan base that booed Ted Thompson for replacing Favre with Rodgers? It's a young man's game. If you don't get young, you'll get old, and then the process gets real painful.
David from Madison, WI
Aside from the cloudless sky line, is there an event or part of Jones' "From Here to Eternity" that is especially meaningful to you?
"Thunderclap in a cloudless sky" just stuck with me. An event? Isn't "From Here to Eternity" the movie that got the horse's head cut off?
Geoff from Janesville, WI
If the NFL decides to play games on Saturdays, what would their incentive be to give it back to college football after this year is over?
If the NFL values its relationship with college football, especially the cooperation it receives in sending scouts onto campuses to find new talent, it'll give back Saturdays to its rightful owner. Plus, the NFL would be asking for trouble if it tries to steal Saturday from college football. Challenges in court would likely result, and senators from states that don't house an NFL team would react with potentially painful legislation. The NFL needs a friendly relationship with college football more than it needs Saturday.
Steve from Eau Claire, WI
Well, your prediction from a few years ago may come to fruition. College football players are getting organized to start a players union; good for them, worrisome for the NCAA?
I think college football is headed for standardization. If a players union initiates the move, good for everybody, including college football.
Dan from Milwaukee, WI
After looking at the projected top-of the order teams who might trade for a QB this year, it appears Jacksonville and maybe Las Vegas are the top two possibilities. Do you think these would be a fit or would you look at another team as a more likely bet?
The Colts and Titans fixed their quarterback situations? The Patriots? The 49ers are sure Jimmy Garoppolo is "The Man?" Here's one for you: The Bears? There will always be teams willing to trade for a player of Aaron Rodgers' quality.
Jack from Middleton, WI
Should one continually strive for meaning? What should one do after they've reached contentment?
Enjoy it. In the process, you'll find meaning.
Jack from Houston, TX
I chuckled at Harbaugh quoting President Theodore Roosevelt describing the "cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." What better victory is there than uniting as a country to defeat this awful virus?
Nixon used the same quote as he resigned in disgrace.
Milan from New York
The most important question facing us today is: How will cancellations of college football impact the NFL draft?
Scouts will have to evaluate talent based on word of mouth. The best scouts will be the ones who have the best relationships with college coaches and the largest network of sources.
Kurt from Sartell, MN
Why don’t the Packers want to grow old with Aaron Rodgers?
Players and coaches grow old. Teams must remain eternally young.
Bruce from Bloomington, IL
I typically stay away from social media; too much negativity. The anonymity allowed by social media lets people behave in ways they would never think of behaving in person, usually for the worst. I've read you for a long time and adopted "memories make us rich," "I have enough and I am enough" and "OK." I credit your writing for this frequently when sharing those life skills. Then, I Googled you and read a sampling of the trash that's out there on you. It's amazing you haven't had more heart issues, anxiety, depression and sadness. I'm retired, but if I were starting a profession now, or advising a young person about a profession now, I'd steer them to a job where you can just do a job you're OK with that has the smallest public footprint possible.
"His place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
Steven from Racine, WI
Would you send a child to school during this? I have an eight-year-old and I’m still deciding what is best for her.
I would seek the advice of the child's pediatrician, not the advice of a sports writer.
Mike from Seattle, WA
Vic, my mom likes to sew and is good at it. She is making masks for people in Portland. They're great! No ear strain, adjustable, metal nose piece incorporated, and easy on, easy off. She has even had the USPS carriers stopping by her house to grab a mask. I'd love to get one to you as a thank you. Let me know and I'll have one sent out to you.
I am genuinely touched and flattered by your offer. I have a box full of the paper masks, so I'm going to decline your offer for now, but I'm going to wear it in my heart forever.
Matt from Birmingham, UK
The SEC says it's not about the money. It must really be about the money then. Could we see the decision of some conferences to move forward with the football season used as evidence in court the players are employees?
Critical thinking is a talent and you possess it. Great thought! You bet, it's about the money and the players will use it to make their point. Look at it this way: There are a lot of middle-of-the-road programs in the SEC, ACC and Big 12 that'll find themselves in high-profile TV games as a result of the decisions by other conferences to not play. Programs such as Pitt, Boston College, Syracuse, West Virginia, etc. will benefit greatly from the exposure, as a result of the willingness to put their players at risk. How will the players benefit?