MADISON| Well, if the Brewers aren’t going to win a game, at least there’s football to distract us.
Obviously Brewers fans are bumming, but I’m trying to look at this glass as half full right now. The Crew is still in first place, they’ve had a 5 game losing streak already this season that they hit out of and Bernie Brewer actually wears pants, unlike Clark the Cub.
Other than that, it was a T.G.I.F.F. kind of day (THANK GOD IT’S FOOTBALL FRIDAY) as we continue our 12 Days of Football.
Packers linebacker, Blake Martinez, hopped on the show as we have a huge announcement involving the Zone and former Wisconsin fullback and total badass, Matt Bernstein, sung the praises of the Badgers and talked about his major announcement. Man, what a day to be alive!
Jordy Nelson suffered at least two fractured ribs in the Green Bay Packers 38-13 wild-card win over the New York Giants on Sunday.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media was the first to report the injury.
Nelson was injured in the second quarter when he took a shot to the ribs from safety Leon Hall while trying to hold onto a pass. The wide receiver eventually left the stadium on a cart and spent the night in a local hospital, before being released earlier on Monday.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Monday afternoon that Nelson won’t practice before Saturday, and if he doesn’t practice then, he won’t play in Green Bay’s divisional-round matchup with the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
Meanwhile, linebacker Blake Martinez and running back Ty Montgomery were each diagnosed with knee injuries, but McCarthy believes they both have an opportunity to play against the Cowboys.
106.7 FM / 1670 AM The Zone will be your home for the Stanford product, bringing his insight into the green and gold every Tuesday through Thursday during the 2016 season, beginning on Sept. 6.
“One of the things I love doing is giving little insights to fans…to help understand what we’re going through each week…” Martinez said during an appearance on the Joe and Ebo Show Thursday morning. “I like doing those little things because they do so much for [the Packers.]”
Martinez led the Pac-12 Conference in 2015 with 138 total tackles and 63 assisted tackles. He also ranked third in the 2014 season with three interceptions.
“Tundra Talk with Blake Martinez” will air during the Sports Section from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays on The Zone.