Monty is a writer and editor. In his spare time he enjoys beer, women, whiskey and Green Bay Packers football. Monty dislikes Vikings and Bears, and also Vikings.
Posts by Monty McMahon
03/26/2011 - 7:19 am
The Green Bay Packers got something for Aaron Kampman after all. The Packers received a fourth-round compensatory pick for losing Kampman in free agency last year. The NFL doles out draft picks for teams who lose more free agents than they sign and everyone knows the Packers don’t sign anyone, so the loss of Kampman, who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, landed them a pretty decent draft pick.
Somehow, I think we all knew this wouldn’t end well. Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly, who’s currently serving an indefinite suspension from the NFL and awaiting trial for felony possession of codeine, was arrested early this morning. He was caught with 600 grams of codeine in his vehicle.
03/25/2011 - 8:44 am
Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley has a lot of time on his hands. He sometimes wastes it on Twitter, like he did Thursday, when he called out Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco for trying out for an MLS team. Ochocinco is trying out for Sporting Kansas City, in what can best be described [...]
03/25/2011 - 7:00 am
03/24/2011 - 1:28 pm
The Detroit Lions actually looked like an NFL team in 2010, two seasons after going 0-16 and nine years after former team president Matt Millen began his single-handed demolition of the organization. After starting 2-10, the Lions reeled off four consecutive victories to finish 6-10. Now there’s discussion the Lions could be considered for a prime-time slot when the new schedule is announced.
03/24/2011 - 9:09 am
Arizona linebacker Brooks Reed will be the newest member of the Green Bay Packers, if you believe every idiot with a mock draft. It may not be unanimous, but Reed is the player most often associated with the Packers’ No. 32 pick. The team needs a pass-rushing, 3-4 outside linebacker and Reed fits the bill, [...]
03/24/2011 - 6:36 am
03/23/2011 - 7:00 am
If the NFL wanted to eliminate what’s potentially one of the most exciting plays in football, they did a good job on Tuesday. The league decided to move kickoffs from the 30 to the 35-yard line. You know what that means? You’re only going to see touchbacks in the NFL, next season. Awesome! I’m probably [...]
03/22/2011 - 1:00 pm
John Kuhn isn’t doing himself any favors. Over the weekend, the pending free agent said he expects to return to the Green Bay Packers next season. Either Kuhn doesn’t expect they’ll be much of a market for his services or he doesn’t want to play anywhere else, which severely diminishes his chance of signing a big-money contract in free agency.
03/22/2011 - 10:00 am
Horseshit! That’s the first thing that came to mind when I heard this. Green Bay Packers fans are ranked as the fourth-most loyal fans in the NFL in the latest Brand Keys Sports Loyalty Index. In order, New England Patriots fans, Pittsburgh Steelers fans and Indianapolis Colts fans are considered more loyal than Packers fans. New York Jets fans came in fifth.
03/22/2011 - 7:00 am
We haven’t speculated about Brett Favre coming out of retirement and for good reason. Favre maintained 2010 was his last season throughout the year and even went so far as to file his retirement papers with the league once the season is over. Every indication is Brett Favre is retired from football. Of course, this is Brett Favre we’re talking about. He’s come out of retirement three times already.
03/21/2011 - 12:28 pm
There are a lot of curses in sports, several of them relate to covers. There’s the curse of the Sports Illustrated cover and the curse of the Madden cover. Actually, I think if you’re on the cover of anything other than GQ or Esquire, you’re probably going to be cursed in some way. That’s because [...]
03/21/2011 - 10:29 am
Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton, Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals, Donovan McNabb, Jake Locker, Joe Webb, Kevin Kolb, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers
Posted in Minnesota Vikings | No comments
Although several analysts have suggested Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb could be the guy who eventually winds up behind center for the Minnesota Vikings, the team has a lot of options. Peter King suggests the Cincinnati Bengals Carson Palmer is one of them. Palmer has said he won’t play for the Bengals again and who could blame him?
03/21/2011 - 7:35 am
We all suffer while the stupid NFL owners and players continue their bickering over a new labor deal, but perhaps no one will suffer more if the NFL loses games than the guys who raise and slaughter chickens for your pleasure. That’s right. The chicken wing industry will take a huge hit if the lockout [...]
03/20/2011 - 5:39 pm
The NFL lockout has a lot of far-reaching consequences, but for the Green Bay Packers, it’s also put a hold on the traditional post-Super Bowl championship activities. The Packers haven’t even ordered their Super Bowl rings because the team wants to consult the players before doing so. During the lockout, team personnel and coaches are [...]
03/18/2011 - 6:35 pm
Jimmy Kimmel sent his cousin Sal to ask average football fans about the lockout. The results are hilarious. (Via The Score)
03/18/2011 - 7:30 am
Tags: Antoine Winfield, Darrelle Revis, Green Bay Packers, Joselio Hanson, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Stanford Routt, Tramon Williams
Posted in Tramon Williams | 2 comments
We talked about it for much of the season — Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams has developed into one of the league’s best cover corners. Now, the hardcore football geek statistics have validated the statement. Williams appears near the top of Football Outsiders cornerback charting stats for 2010.
03/17/2011 - 1:00 pm
The Green Bay Packers are one of five teams interested in Hampton defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis, according to Aaron Wilson. There’s a lot to like about Ellis, who’s 6-5, 346. Ellis isn’t the typical small-school prospect who will need time to develop in the NFL. He started his career at South Carolina, before getting dismissed [...]
03/17/2011 - 10:00 am
The good news is this. Suspended Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly is working out. The bad news is, he’s not any smarter than he used to be. Jolly is working out in Houston with former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell. That’s right, arguably the biggest draft bust of all time.
03/17/2011 - 7:30 am
Tags: Adrian Peterson, Brad Childress, Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb, Joe Webb, Minnesota Vikings, Percy Harvin, Philadelphia Eagles, Sidney Rice, Washington Redskins
Posted in Minnesota Vikings | 9 comments
It seems like we were talking about this at this time last year. Oh yeah, we were. Then-Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was clearly on his way out of Philly and Brett Favre was giving every indication he planned on staying retired, which, in hindsight would have been a tremendous idea. So, why not reunite McNabb with his former offensive coordinator, then-Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress? Obviously, a lot has changed since then.