ESPN Determines What We Already Knew: Packers Best Sports Franchise

Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews

ESPN The Magazine’s annual Best In Sports issue, which will hit the newsstands on Friday, has determined what we long knew to be true — the Green Bay Packers are the best franchise in sports. That’s right, not the NFL, but all of sports. How did they arrive at the obvious, you ask? The rankings […]

Jay Cutler’s Knee Fantastic, Vagina Still Hurts

Jay Cutler

We’re glad to know the get well card we sent to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler after he stood around with a dumb look on his face for the second half of the NFC Championship game paid off. Cutler, who “sprained his knee” at the beginning of the third quarter, is back to playing football now that nothing at all is on the line.

Why Clay Matthews Is A Bad MF’er

We’ve been hemming and hawing about the Green Bay Packers not organizing workouts during the lockout, but we have nothing to worry about when it comes to one player — linebacker Clay Matthews. Last week we got a chance to check out Matthews’ workouts first hand.

Aaron Rodgers: Music Mogul

The Make

Green Bay Packers quarterback [intlink id=”25″ type=”category”]Aaron Rodgers[/intlink] has a new job: music producer. Well, maybe not producer, but Rodgers has started a record label called Suspended Sunrise Recordings. The company’s initial project is with a band called The Make, from Rodgers’ hometown of Chico, Calif. For those of you wondering what the hell the Packers’ […]

20 Questions With Sam Farmer

Sam Farmer

We’re dropping some real football knowledge this morning, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer. Farmer is seriously keyed in and he doesn’t make you want to stab yourself in the eyes when you read his work, like, say, a certain Sports Illustrated writer. In addition to being all over the lockout, […]

John Randle Still Hates Brett Favre

John Randle

Former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle John Randle, who had a very public rivalry with quarterback Brett Favre when he was with the Green Bay Packers, still doesn’t think much of Favre. In fact, he recently compared Favre to a reality television show. “I’m done following him,” said Randle, who sacked Favre 13.5 times. “That went […]

Ndamukong Suh Probably Should Play For Vikings

Suh

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh probably should play for the Minnesota Vikings. Why? He’s just that stupid. Last week, Suh repeated a proclamation he made in March that everyone with good sense immediately dismissed and then forgot about — the Detroit Lions can go 16-0 this year.

Tauscher May Retire

Mark Tauscher

Even though he worked out with fellow Green Bay Packers offensive linemen earlier this month, right tackle Mark Tauscher isn’t sure he’s going to play in 2011. “You know, I haven’t really figured out what I’m going to do yet,” said Tauscher, who’s playing in Greg Jennings’ golf tournament this weekend.

Sporting News Already Has Packers Repeating

Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson

It’s time for Super Bowl predictions! That’s right. It’s June and we don’t even have a labor deal yet, but the Super Bowl predictions have begun. The Sporting News likes the Green Bay Packers to repeat, beating the New England Patriots in the big one. Championship teams are often broken up by defections among the […]

Greg Jennings Wants To Become An Actor

Greg Jennings

Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings seems to have a budding acting career. Jennings landed a bit role on the CBS drama Criminal Minds last year, but recently got something more meaty to sink his teeth into — a featured role on USA’s Royal Pains.

The Numbers Game: Why The Idea Of NFL Pensions Are Bogus

Brett Favre

Since at least March we’ve heard a lot about how the average NFL career lasts about 3.6 years because compensation for former players is one of the key sticking points in the negotiation of a new labor deal. It’s one of the most misleading number in sports. The reason is that average includes all the players who are […]

Bruschi: Packers Priorities Not In Order

Tedy Bruschi

We’re not the only ones who think the Green Bay Packers might have a Super Bowl hangover. Former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, a three-time Super Bowl champion, called out the team’s leaders after receiver Donald Driver said the players have no plans to hold organized workouts.

Surprise! Lambeau Field Toughest NFL Venue

Lambeau Field

Seriously, whoever came up with the idea to rank the 10 toughest venues in the NFL must be a brain surgeon. When you consider the venue itself, the team playing it and the fans sitting in it, Lambeau Field is clearly the hands-down winner, which is exactly what the geniuses at ESPN found out this […]

NFL Has No Scheduling Plan For Shortened Season

Roger Goodell

After we wrote about the NFL planning for an eight-game season, someone asked me if I knew how the league would handle the schedule. If the labor dispute costs the NFL any amount of games, the league will have to adjust the schedule in some fashion. The most obvious potential solution is to simply keep […]

Jared Allen: (Not Surprisingly) Still A Douche

Jared Allen

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is just so awesome! He’s awesome and totally cool in a way anyone who isn’t a dumb redneck just wouldn’t understand! In other words, he’s (still) a douchebag. And Minnesota Vikings fans still love him. You know, peanut butter and jelly.

NFL Season Could Be Eight Games

Roger Goodell

I really hate the NFL right now. Hate everything about it. A week after players and owners entered into settlement talks and there was finally a hint of optimism, there’s news the league is preparing for a season as short as eight games. An eight-game season would begin in late November, with a whopping five […]

Driver Aiming For Hall Of Fame

Donald Driver

Donald Driver will one day enter the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, but surprisingly, Driver has his eye on the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. “If I can play two to three more years and put a nice little stamp on it, those records will stand there forever, and when it’s all said and done, maybe one day I can stand up here in Canton, Ohio, saying, ‘I made it,’” Driver said.

Best Quarterbacks In NFL History: Green Bay Packers

Brett Favre

Certainly, this is another subjective list, but it’s hard to argue with the Green Bay Packers as the franchise with the best quarterbacks in NFL history. The important thing to note here is quarterbacks is plural, so this isn’t a Johnny Unitas vs. Joe Montana argument. NFL.com’s Dave Dameshek recently took a look at every NFL […]

Opened Books: Packers Financials, Facts, And What They Mean

Roger Goodell

Throughout the current NFL labor dispute, the supposedly defunct NFLPA has responded to calls from the owners to accept a smaller share of the revenue pie with the rallying cry, “show us your books!” This resonates easily with the public, which sees the logic of demanding the owners prove their claim the current CBA is untenable and that […]

Who Made It To Packers Offensive Line Workouts?

Bryan Bulaga

As we told you last week, the Green Bay Packers offensive linemen worked out together near Nashville for three days this week. Tackle Chad Clifton and center Scott Wells, who organized the get together, live in the area. What we didn’t know until today, is who actually showed up.