When Skins receiver DeSean Jackson left Philadelphia, the rift with then Coach Chip Kelly made national headlines. So who’s the jerk in that situation? Or are they both jerks? Or is one of them actually a nice guy? Some people even think Chip Kelly is racist now due to, a few people but mostly DeSean Jackson.Follow paulmbanks
Deion Sanders may have slipped into the Allie LaForce/Mark May Zone over the weekend. When an individual who’s paid very handsomely to be an articulate expert in their field says enough stupid things, the compounded effect renders their credibility gone forever.
With CBS’ LaForce you had the infamous “Milwaukee is 90 miles west of Chicago” plus “OMG! Look at this brand new, cutting edge technology- oxygen tanks on a football team’s sideline! What a time to be alive.” How can you listen to anything she says these days and treat it seriously.Follow paulmbanks
This 2016 NFL mock draft order is loosely based off the order derived at SB Nation. They took current record plus strength of schedule into account. We then made a few changes based on how current injuries could impact the team and their final season record.
Team needs were sometimes, but not always taken into account. We played fast and loose with that because it’s still quite early. So many of these picks are “Best player available.”Follow paulmbanks
It would certainly appear that the Green Bay Packers have some buyer’s remorse regarding their drafting of running back Eddie Lacy in 2013. His NFL career is still very young, but he’s already put up the trifecta of underachieving on the field having some issues off the field, and showing up to camp out of shape.
It doesn’t seem like he’s long for this Packers world, and you wonder how many more NFL chances he’ll get if when Green Bay decides to cut ties.Follow paulmbanks
The Green Bay Packers are the ruling oligarchs of the NFC North. The Pack have won it four years straight and appear to be the favorites once again this season. Not just in the division, but quite possibly the conference. We spoke with NFL on CBS Analyst Bart Scott and he believes the Packers are still a Super Bowl contender even despite the loss of Jordy Nelson to injury.Follow paulmbanks
This past weekend was the Brett Favre Legends Game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. (You know the exhibition flag football game that the Green Bay Packers wouldn’t let the Ole Gunslinger have at Lambeau, with the lamest excuse ever given as rationale). What was much more Favre newsworthy this past week however was a Tweet from Jenn Sterger.
The 1-woman media circus who exposed the former Packers/Vikings/Jets QB in 2010 won ESPYs night, at least on Twitter, with this offering.Follow paulmbanks
Green Bay Packers teammates Aaron Rodgers and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix make cameos in the latest edition of Key and Peele’s world famous “East/West Bowl” sketch. The bit that Key and Peele are most famous for now has a pro edition, released in time for the Super Bowl.
The first two editions were college, but in this video each professional player says where he went to school.Follow paulmbanks
Okay now that we have the football stuff covered, and all the speculation of about Aaron Rodgers ‘ health has been done, we can return to your regularly scheduled programming, the rumors and speculation about Rodgers’ personal life, sexual orientation. And even his relationship with famous actress Olivia Munn (a situation some have branded a distraction)
No, we’re joking. Sort of.
You have to hand it to Aaron Rodgers. As a NFL superstar quarterback, he has all the distractions (money, celebrity girlfriends, fame, the life of a rock star) that could impair his game.Follow paulmbanks
While appearing on a Wisconsin radio station during the week of the so-called “rivalry” game with the Chicago Bears, Aaron Rodgers urged Packers fans worried about the team’s 1-2 start to “R.E.L.A.X.”
“Relax don’t do it. When you want to go through it. Relax, don’t do it. When you want to come.”Follow paulmbanks
As the Green Bay Packers head to Seattle with a Super Bowl berth on the line, there are two story-lines that are bound to be drowned out by the overkill of cliche “keys to the game,” “who has the edge in this match-up?” and “Who is the X factor?” rubbish that will be exceedingly shopworn between now and Sunday.
Every single outlet will go with those three narratives ad nauseam. And of course, people will be searching online about Aaron Rodgers’ personal life. Because every time Rodgers is on television, that’s exactly what happens. Google’s numbers bear that out.
But here’s something different, here’s a fresh Green Bay Packers storyline.Follow paulmbanks