Ray Edwards: Boxing Better Than Playing For Vikings

Ray Edwards

In yet another showing of just how much the Minnesota Vikings suck, defensive end Ray Edwards told the media this week he’d rather be a boxer than play for the team next season. Edwards made his professional boxing debut Friday night and thinks he has a better future in the ring than on the field. Really, we’re talking about the Minnesota Vikings here, so who could blame him.

Most Affected By Lockout: Minnesota Vikings

Christian Ponder

There isn’t much good news to come out of this blight of an offseason, also known as the 2011 NFL lockout, but if there’s a silver lining, it’s this: the Minnesota Vikings are likely to be most affected by it. And when we say affected, we mean negatively. The labor dispute will likely drag into late June, if not July.

Jermichael Finley Has A Lot Of Reasons To Be Motivated

Jermichael Finley

Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is motivated by: A. Another Packers Super Bowl run B. The fact the Packers keep adding tight ends to the roster C. Money D. All of the above I think we all know the answer to the question is D.

Vikings Coach Accused Of Sexual Assault, Facing Restraining Order

Karl Dunbar

Even the coaching staff is getting in on the long-standing Minnesota Vikings tradition or being a completely idiotic douchebag. Defensive line coach Karl Dunbar may soon join the ranks of all-time shitbags like Randy Moss (hitting a police officer), Daunte Culpepper (The Loooooove Boat), Bryant McKinnie (aggravated battery, The Loooooove Boat), Onterrio Smith (The Whizzinator) and Everson Griffen (arrested twice in the same weekend, Tasered).

Hole On Packers Defensive Line – It’s All Relative

Mike Neal

A lot of people seem to think the Green Bay Packers have a hole to fill on their defensive line, with defensive end Cullen Jenkins expected to depart in free agency and Johnny Jolly making stupid decisions somewhere in Houston. Football Outsiders named defensive line as the team’s biggest post-draft hole and several experts suggested it was the Packers’ biggest need going into the draft.

Meet Your Green Bay Chill!

We’ll be honest. We thought it would be a cold day in hell or a warm day in Green Bay, before the newest Lingerie Football League franchise, the Green Bay Chill, trotted out anything interesting. I mean, Wisconsin isn’t exactly known for its ample supply of beautiful women (those who read this blog regularly being […]

Jay Cutler: A Joke Even To Politicians

Jay Cutler

We figure most politicians are humorless pricks, but apparently even they get the Jay Cutler joke. That is, that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is a joke. It started on Monday when Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, a Republican from Janesville, opened his speech at the Economic Forum in Chicago with these words.

Rodgers: Team Workouts Will Be Difficult

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers isn’t so sure he and his teammates are going to be getting together for team workouts anytime soon. While several teams around the NFL have pulled together some sort of team-oriented workouts, the Packers haven’t and don’t seem in any hurry to do so. In fact, linebacker A.J. Hawk essentially said he doesn’t see the point.

Woodson Has No Plans To Retire

Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson will turn 35 in October and is entering his 14th NFL season, but the veteran Green Bay Packers cornerback doesn’t seem to have any designs on retiring anytime soon. When asked how long he planned on playing, Woodson left his future in the Packers hands.

NFL Will Pay For Part Of Vikings Stadium

Metrodome

NFL commissioner Rodger Goodell has agreed to contribute money to the construction of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium after meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton, Tuesday. The amount the league will pitch in hasn’t been disclosed, but it should help ensure the Vikings will both get a new stadium and stay in the Minneapolis area.

Urlacher: Bears Are Best In NFC

Brian Urlacher

We knew Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was a meathead, but he might be dumber than we thought. He clearly doesn’t understand how the NFL playoffs work. Otherwise, how could he say something this stupid?

Lockout Will Remain In Place Until June

Roger Goodell

The news just keeps getting better. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on Monday granting the NFL a stay, allowing the lockout to remain in place until a decision by the court on the¬†Brady v. NFL antitrust lawsuit is rendered. The case will be heard June 3 and a decision isn’t expected […]

Vikings Stadium Plans Down The Tube?

It was destined to fail, and it looks like opponents of the latest Vikings stadium proposal have found a way to fuck things up again. A new group, NoVikingsTax.com, says it’s discovered a loophole that would let voters decide whether a new stadium should be built with public money — no matter what the Legislature or Ramsey County do.

The Season Won’t Start Until November And Other Theories

Roger Goodell

Former player and current analyst Cris Collinsworth doesn’t think the NFL season will begin until November. That’s right, November. In theory, that would make for a nine or 10-game regular season, preceded by a week of free agency, two weeks of training camp and one preseason game. Awesome. Collinsworth’s point is an interesting one. He […]

Jennings Uses Fitzgerald For Motivation

Greg Jennings

Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings is one of the best in the game, but he’s getting his motivation from someone who’s a little better — Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald is a five-time Pro Bowler and one of the hardest workers in the NFL. Jennings, who has four fewer Pro Bowl selections, began working out with Fitzgerald in Arizona this week, under former NFL receivers coach Jerry Sullivan.

Flynn Content To Stay In Green Bay

Matt Flynn

Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn may eventually end up playing for another team, but he sounds content to stay in Green Bay at the moment. Flynn’s name consistently comes up in trade rumors and has since he got his first NFL start in week 15 of the 2010 season and threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns

Al Harris: Super Bowl Champion

Al Harris

Cornerback Al Harris may not have finished his career or the 2010 season with the Green Bay Packers, but Harris will always be a Green Bay Packer in our estimation. The organization apparently agrees. Even though the team cut Harris after he came off the physically unable to perform list, he’ll still get a Super Bowl ring.

Packers Will Retire Brett Favre’s Number In ‘A Few Years’

Brett Favre

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy stated the obvious again, yesterday: the team is going to retire Brett Favre’s number. There are no plans to do it anytime soon, though. Speaking on the team’s Tailgate Tour, Murphy said the Packers want to make sure Favre is really retired first.

Redskins Interested In Cullen Jenkins

Cullen Jenkins

The Chicago Bears aren’t the only team aiming to sign Green Bay Packers defensive end Cullen Jenkins. The Washington Redskins are reportedly interested as well. Jenkins will be a free agent when the NFL’s offseason finally begins. The Packers have expressed no interest in re-signing the veteran, even though he’s coming off a season where he recorded a career-high seven sacks.

Lockout, Shmockout: Tailgate Tour Goes On

Awkward silence, anyone? The 2011 NFL lockout may be in full swing, but that didn’t stop Green Bay Packers players and brass from spending five days on a bus together this week for the annual Packers Tailgate Tour across Upper Michigan and Wisconsin. According to The Associated Press, coach Mike McCarthy, general manager Ted Thompson and several other staff members saw the bus off Tuesday.