My honorable mention award goes to former Packers head coach Mike Holmgren for lying to the team, the fans, and the organization during the entire 1998 season.
Driven by ambition and ego, the season-long rumors surrounding his departure for Seattle shocked locals by the audacity of Holmgren’s bold-faced lies.
Packers GM Ron Wolf enticed Holmgren to remain a Packer with a contract which would make him the highest paid coach in the NFL at the time.
Memorable highlights from the 1998 season included the snapping of Green Bay’s impressive 29-game home winning streak (regular season and playoffs) by Minnesota.
The Vikings were led by rookie receiver Randy Moss' two touchdowns, and won, 37-24.
This season-long distraction continued when the 11-5 Packers had to play the San Francisco 49ers on the road. The last second touchdown pass by 49ers QB Steve Young sealed the 30-27 victory.