The Green Bay Packers, much like the Chicago Cubs, have just broken their curse. All signs point toward another Super Bowl win.

Quite possibly the best news for Packer fans since the coaching staff clearinghouse has arrived. Over a quarter of a century of hall of fame-caliber quarterback play and only two Super Bowl wins. One monumental jinx has stood in the way of the Green Bay Packers making it to the Super Bowl numerous times and now it's gone. This is exciting news.

The tiny shirt wearing, gun show jinx is no more. Ed Hochuli has retired, according to

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Ed Hochuli, age 67 and a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, has been nothing but bad news for the Green Bay Packers since the beginning of his career. His first gig was a back judge for a Packer pre-season game in 1990. In 1992 Ed became a referee. While he's considered to be one of the best referees in the NFL, he's been the reason the Packers have missed 5 Super Bowls. Ed has been the head referee for five playoff games involving the Packers since becoming a crew chief. In those five games, the Packers are 0-5. Then on January 25, 1998, the Packers were taking on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII. The Packers were favored to win that game by double digits, but with Ed Hochuli as the head referee, the Broncos won the game 31-24.

It's all Ed's fault. I'm not saying, but I'm saying.

It's probably wrong for me to put it all on Ed, it's not he made bad calls in these games, but something has to explain how poorly my beloved Packers play when Ed Hochuli is on the field during the playoffs.