Wisconsin Teams

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Favre on his SiriusXM NFL radio show: "I saw a textbook hit. It wasn't late. I saw nothing that, you know, and Clay's [Matthews] had a history of those type of plays. This one was textbook and if you're going to use it as a teaching video, you teach that this is the way we expect you to tackle, and that's the way I saw it. And that's neither being a Clay Matthews or Packer fan, or a Minnesota Viking fan or hater, you know, that was a bad call. And to me, why not be able to review that?"

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

In a bit of a surprise, the Brewers announced a player development contract with the San Antonio Missions, which will become Milwaukee's Triple-A team starting next season. San Antonio has long been a Double-A team but is moving up a level. The surprise is that industry chatter had San Antonio matching up with the Texas Rangers.

Golic frustrated by Clay Matthews penalty (1:25)
Yelich makes history with second cycle vs. Reds (1:20)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Dueling MVP candidates at work: Christian Yelich goes 4-for-4 and hits for his second cycle of the season as the Brewers win ... and Javier Baez just belts a two-run homer off tough lefty Patrick Corbin to the give the Cubs a 3-0 lead in Arizona.

Yelich records second cycle of the season (1:32)
Yelich belts 2-run homer (0:27)
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NFL: Penalty on Packers' Matthews was correct

An NFL source reiterated Monday in regard to the controversial roughing-the-passer penalty on Clay Matthews that the "technique of grabbing the passer from behind the leg or legs, scooping and pulling in an upward motion, is a foul."

Barnwell Show: Sando talks Week 2, including Mahomes & Rodgers

Bill and Mike Sando discuss the dynamic start to Patrick Mahomes' season (1:54), the tie between Minnesota-Green Bay as well as Aaron Rodgers' play in it (12:55), Dan Bailey heading to the Vikings (22:24), the Jaguars beating the Patriots (29:32) and which division leaders are showing the most promise (39:08). Plus, will the Earl Thomas situation get resolved soon (59:44)?

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL basically has done exactly what Clay Matthews predicted it would. Said Matthews on Sunday: “The worst part is, we'll probably send it in and you know what they're going to say? They'll find fault on me because they're going to agree with the refs.” So Matthews' hit will forever be deemed illegal no matter what he or the Packers think.


Jason Wilde, Packers Reporter

Packers reporter Jason Wilde joins Bryan Dee and Eric Nehm to recap the Green Bay Packers' 29-29 tie with the Minnesota Vikings.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy said he had just as big of an issue with the holding call on Lane Taylor that wiped out Jimmy Graham's touchdown. "I didn't see a hold there," McCarthy said. "But we have to convert on the next set of downs."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy said Clay Matthews "did what he was coached to do" on his roughing the passer penalty. "I think anytime you have a desired result, there's a formula to get the results," McCarthy said. "You've got to make sure you look at all the variables, but I'm not sure the variables are clear right now."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers is "obviously sore, but that's to be expected. But he's a warrior, what he gave us yesterday was outstanding. I don't have a read on whether he's better this week than last week."