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Aaron Jones signs with Minnesota, further cementing the Vikings role as an NFL laughingstock

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March 12, 2024 2:09 pm

Aaron Jones signs with Minnesota, further cementing the Vikings role as an NFL laughingstock

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Bart reacts to fan favorite Aaron Jones signing with the Minnesota Vikings before he catches up on some voicemails

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You need Indeed. Good morning, everybody. My name is Bart Winkler welcoming to the Winklerverse. It's Tuesday, March 12th. No live today, but I did want to, I did require getting my thoughts out there into the world about some stuff. And that being the Packers and what's been happening over the last couple of days is I'm rocked out in all Bucks gear.

I'm just noticing on the Dan Cheney YouTube stream. The big thing is that Monday was a good day. Monday was a good day for the Green Bay Packers. They got better. They got better. They got better in the secondary. And I think nostalgia will have you say they maybe did not get better at running back. But even if, even if Aaron Jones is a 10 out of 10 and Josh Jacobs is a nine out of 10 or whatever you want to rate it, they freed up a bunch of cap room, which they are going to need for various reasons. One of those being an eventual long-term extension for Jordan Love.

You want a long-term extension for Jordan Love, right? That is something that that is something that we all agree should and needs to happen. So I think that we can all get on board with that.

So just want to share some quick thoughts on that. I got some voicemails that I want to play and then we'll have the normal on Wednesday afternoon with Grant and Paul. Next week, vacation. So no CBS, no this, no YouTube. I'll be on vacation, which I did not plan to happen during the first week of March Madness, but since it is, I am going to enjoy that part of it.

So that should be fun. Speaking of Milwaukee in action tonight against Oakland. Oakland, I believe, is in Detroit, this university.

So Bart Lundy and the boys get a chance, six o'clock tonight, Tuesday the 12th, to punch their ticket to the NCAA tournament. They have not been in since 2014. I remember watching that game at the E-line Soccer Complex after playing an indoor game there. Moved to Milwaukee. I started playing indoor soccer. I started playing kickball. I do all these cool things and now I'm just fat. But that's okay too. You can go for a walk today. It's very nice.

Well, can you see the 40 year old sadness in those eyes? The big thing I want to say is the Packers got better. And I also want to look at this from the Aaron Jones perspective because a lot of people are upset about Aaron Jones. I understand if you're upset about Aaron Jones. We like Aaron Jones. Aaron Jones is good. We like him. He's good running back and he's good. And he was fun and he's great. If I got to read the phrase locker room leader one more time, I mean, yes, what we've seen of him, he looks like a pretty great guy to hang out with, but now all of a sudden he's the entire operation. He's the entire nucleus for this team.

I think they'll be able to move on without him. Sad to say. And for all the stuff that Aaron Rogers has said that we completely laugh at, I don't like how we nitpick the things that we like that he said, and then we make fun of the things that we don't like. Remember when Aaron Rogers said Green Bay is not a vacation destination.

They come here to play with me. Well, that seems not to be true. Josh Jacobs, Xavier McKinney.

Okay. But then he also said they don't treat their players the way that they should. And because Clay Matthews got a phone call in the parking lot 10 years ago, everybody's all worried that every time somebody gets cut, they like did them dirty or did them wrong. I'm sure goody talk to the Aaron Jones said, look, man, this sucks. We're trying to figure out how to best compete going forward.

We want you here. It's just under this number. It is not feasible. It's not like they offered him a million dollars like they did with Jordy Nelson or whatever. That report was the offer of half of a pay cut 50%. So he would have made what $6 million here.

Instead, he's gonna make seven with the Vikings. All right. I mean, that's more money.

So you want to make as much money as you can. But I don't think that goody's the villain here. Yeah, good. You guys are like watching your, your, your kid in a pageant and being like, Oh man, it'd be great if they were Miss America. But really what's more important is that they're Miss congeniality. I want them to be remembered for how nice they were. Not that they went that goody wants to win. This is show business, not show friends.

That's a great line. Goody wants to win. So like, yeah, it's, it sucks to lose guys that you've rooted for. And Aaron Jones was a fan favorite and he went above and beyond off the court or field and was really just the epitome of what it is that we think it should be to be a packer.

And he was that and it's sad. It sucks, sucks. But also they haven't won in a while guys. And they haven't won in a while. And so we're trying to make moves. We owner, we're trying to make moves to help win now. And so that's what the Packers are doing. They're trying to make moves to help win now.

So sad very much as low key would say, yes, very sad. Anyways, you got to move on to the next thing. The Josh Jacobs contract by the way, is not like I, if there's anybody I'm worried about saying, wait a minute, I can do better somewhere else. It's him. He's got a signing bonus. That's the guaranteed payment. His base salary this year is 1.2 million.

Got to work out bonus and per game active roster bonuses. So he can make up to $14.8 million this year. But then next year it's basically one year options. Cause the Packers can get cut, just cut him.

And none of that is, is guaranteed. I ultimately think we stay a while and the Packers will enjoy this man, but interesting that that's the deal that he came up with all this talk about the running back market being prolific. It's not, I mean, Austin Eckler's barely getting 5 million bucks from the commanders to Marcus Robinson, the fourth wide receiver for the Rams signed a one year deal back there for 5 million. The running back market Paul's right. It makes right is toast.

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What are you doing? We all knew it was going to happen. Oh, the Cowboys would be cool. The Texans would make sense before they trade for Joe Mixon. Maybe the Jets with Aaron Rodgers. A couple of other teams that you could have considered. But it's the Vikings.

The Vikings who are Kirk Cousins list lists Sam Darnell now the quarterback. I mean, how many games is this team going to win? And what kind of role is Aaron Jones going to play?

They could try to utilize him as the bell cow. There might be weeks where he gets hurt. I'm sure he'll try to ball out against the Packers but is that all it's about? Is that all it's about? I don't think that when Aaron Jones got cut his first mission was revenge.

But I could be wrong on that because a lot of these guys it has been. You've got two unique situations that are happening in the same division. One, if what Aaron Rodgers is saying is true and the Packers are the most evil corporation to ever corporate, then as soon as you get cut you're looking for revenge. Everything that you've built up to your career, all the goodwill with the fans, you don't care. You are in the moment so mad at Brian Gudekinst or previously Ted Thompson that you must get revenge. You must.

You must have it. There's no other way. So that's what they are doing, I guess. That's what they are trying to do is get this revenge because it's not even 24 hours before Aaron Jones makes the decision that's going to impact his career and the rest of his life. That's why you've got to give more respect to Donald Driver.

Donald Driver could have been a Viking and he looked ahead and thought, well if I'm a Viking then I'm not truly a Packer. I can't do the softball games. I can't do the quick trip commercials.

I can't do the click it or ticket. Doesn't his son go to Minnesota? But that's different. Double D, I just want to be a Packer.

Aaron Jones, I'm not saying that he couldn't have. There's only 31 other teams. You work at the team that's willing to pay you the most money. So I'm not super mad at him. You got to do what you got to do. Just like if the Packers got to do what they got to do, the players got to do what they got to do. The culprit here is the Vikings.

What are you doing? At some point, is this not enough? At some point, do you not feel embarrassed for your behavior? At some point, do you not think, wow, we're kind of desperate and needy and picking up the scraps. I really do feel like the Lions have broken out of it, but I do feel like and I hope this isn't just the Packer part of me. I think I'm coming at this with some rational leverage here is the Vikings and Bears are pathetic in their quest to always one up the Packers.

Whenever you hear guys get hired by the Bears or signed with the Bears, what do they immediately say? Well, it's about winning the NFC North. It's about beating the Green Bay Packers. I'm pleading with the Bears.

Stop doing that. Caleb Williams, if they draft him and he mentioned the Packers in his opening segment or press conference, everything segments in my head, then it's going to be a failure. If he doesn't mention the Packers, it's got some chance because you're just too laser focused on trying to best this other team and the fans follow that. I mean, you could do the Super Bowl thing with Vikings fans. You could do whatever and they'll say, oh, yeah, but the last time, when was the last time you had a Pro Bowl receiver?

You'd be like, what? So, OK, that doesn't. Oh, yeah, well, I mean, the Vikings are really weird. They will find one thing that they have over more recently than the Packers, and then that will be the only thing that matters.

And then you'll say Super Bowls and they'll be like, yeah, 14 years ago. It doesn't make any sense because they got none of that. It makes no sense. It's so dumb. So again, I'm not trying to be like I'm the Packer fan. You're the Viking fan.

Let's all hate each other. But they're desperate and the organizations act desperate. The organizations, the fans act that way because the organizations allow that to trickle down.

It's trickle down fanonomics. It's really pathetic. It's pretty gross if you ask me.

Very disgusting. So that's the news of the NFL. Like I said, Joe Mixon on the move, Sam Darnold.

Just some new updates. Derek Henry with the Ravens. Would you rather have had Derek Henry?

I don't know. Maybe I like Josh Jacobs. I think Derek Henry and the Ravens were match made in heaven.

Derek Lamar Henry. I think that's a match made in heaven. And I think both sides will enjoy that very, very much. All right. I got some voicemails to play and I do want to play those. Some are in varying length. Some are very particular and specific. Some maybe were a while ago, but still make sense. I wouldn't play them if they didn't make any sense. Teacher Tom had a problem with something that Matt does on the national show.

So I'll play that and then see where we decide that falls. The voicemail, by the way, 402-915-BART. Still brought to you by Carl's place and get a golf simulator.

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All right. Here's teacher Tom. Teacher Tom. This is teacher Tom calling Monday evening.

I mean calling Tuesday evening and over the last few days listened to the Thursday night, Friday night and Monday night podcasts of the national show. And I'm wondering from a national perspective, why does Matt in the falls call in and say, Hey, it's me. I think that's more from a local perspective, Matt in the falls back from a national perspective. That is very nitpicky.

So nitpicky that I love it. But when Matt in the falls calls from the national perspective and says, Hey Bart, it's me. That's comforting. And because of the nationwide reach, you know, they, they screen them. It says Matt from Wisconsin. And I think I should start saying Matt in the falls, like Doug calls from Wisconsin. That's Doug and Racine, you know?

So yeah, Tony's in Texas and big rounds in Jersey, but specific cities, like real specific cities. I think we can start doing that more. So Matt, I'm pro you saying it's me.

All right. We were talking Craig council last week. I'd take Jake had some thoughts on that one. Hot take Jake. Hey Winklerverse, your boy hot take Jake here. And let me talk to you.

First off. I love the topic this week. Are you giving up the Packers dominance against the bears? If it means Craig council turns into the rotting pile of shit that he is in Chicago. Now on the one hand, I kind of get it. Bart, I respect the fact that you are the Larry David, AKA the George Costanza of sports radio.

That's phenomenal. I love that other people's misery to you is more important than your own happiness. There's something to be respected about that, but I think you guys are just kind of living in the moment here. Football season just ended. So now we're kind of looking forward to the next thing, but you're taking for granted. One of the greatest things about being a Wisconsin sports fan, maybe the greatest thing is that every year, you know, Green Bay is just going to wax that ass against Chicago fans.

And all they're going to be able to do is come up with straw man excuses and talk about their fan fiction of what's going to happen next year. And that's amazing. I love that.

Like I could just spend hours on Twitter, not X, um, you know, browsing these Packer fan tweets are trolling bears fans. And now you want to give that up. I mean, come on guys.

I know it's just hypothetical, but I don't like the game that we're potentially playing with karma here. Uh, to me, it's like you've had Selma Hayek for years and years. And I mean, obviously it's Selma Hayek.

This is the greatest thing ever. Then all of a sudden Sydney Sweeney comes by and you're like, hi, you know what? I've got Selma Hayek, but it'd be kind of cool. Like what, I don't know what that would be like with Sydney Sweeney.

So like you give up Selma Hayek, not for Sydney Sweeney, but for the chance at getting with Sydney Sweeney. I don't like this. I hope you guys will come out of the year next week and take back what you said. Just, you know, take a little time to think about this because I understand we hate council, but the other thing that I failed to mention so far is at the end of the day, it's just fucking baseball. Who really cares?

We're talking the shield versus baseball. Come on guys. Get real, take a little time. Don't be so emotional and just rethink this whole thing.

Hopefully talk to you soon. Wow. If it's just baseball, then why the perverted analogy from a married man? Disgusting. Objectifying women like that. I am irate.

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So let's do that. I think they're pretty similar as runners. Don't find you a little stronger of a runner. Josh Jacobs, I think it's a little better in space.

It's a little more shifty. So they can both catch the ball. They both run really well. They both have great OSPs.

Keep them in the house. I think they're very similar. The Packers are clearly just going young. Trying to get a young group and a young group growing together to try to sustain any sort of a playoffs or goal, whatever. My biggest, I'm going to, I'm going to steal off some points that I have no backing in fact.

So we're just going to act like my boomer parents and say things and pretend that they're back to life. No idea. I feel like Aaron Jones has a worse injury history than Josh Jacobs. I know he's a game changer, runs super hard. We love him.

I just, I don't know. I just, without doing any research whatsoever, I have a gut feeling that he hasn't had a full season as like a bell call back and like forever. So that might be a concern of why they let him walk and gave Josh Jacobs similar money. I don't know Josh Jacobs into your history, but maybe that's it.

Ezra Bakhtiari, he's also writing on the wall. I mean, he was great. He's amazing when he plays.

He just, I don't blame them for letting him go. The safety, that's great. That's fine. I love that. Rick, your phone's kind of, it's, that's, I mean, I got most of it.

He ends up saying, I listen when I can to the national perspective, fuck counsel, see you. Just a little, just a little like, just a little cluttered. That's all right. It's 2024. Why, why on earth should phones work for the one intention that they had? You know, maybe, maybe we'll start, you got a call. It's gotta be on a landline. Maybe that's the ticket. It wasn't that bad.

This, this criticism was not for that call. Not that bad. I'm just thinking of when I do the show at night, some of these people they call and it's like, first of all, they're on hold for a little bit. So I know what they do is they put their phone on speaker and then go do something else. And then when I go to them, cause I'm just kind of talking, I go, all right, Steve's in Kentucky. And I don't be like, all right, now we're going to get to Steve in Kentucky. Steve, if you're listening, uh, run back to your phone.

I'm about to take you cause I just expect that you're there, but obviously that's not the case all the time. And then you talk on the phone and it's so muffled. I might get a landline actually. I might get a landline in my house. If I get a studio in the house, I might get a landline. I think that would be a waste of money, but, um, something that, uh, I want to tell people, yeah, you know what, you know what, call me on my landline.

I want to be able to say that. I used to sell charter as you know. Well then how did you sell landline phones?

Here's, here's the, the big reasons how I sold it. One, if you have kids, you know, there's an emergency and you can't find your phone. You gotta got the, you know, right where the landline is. Two, what if you lose your phone?

We've all been there. You lose your phone. You have no one to call it. You call your own phone for $25 a month.

This thing that happens once a year, you can have. And then also I would just quote them normal price for TV and internet and say, but if I had phone, I can get you a deal where the whole package is $50 off because they want you to slide phone in there. If you do have a landline, look at your phone bill next time. There's a lot of weird ass taxes that you have to pay for having a landline that you don't have to pay if you don't.

Well, they might've worked those into the cell phone. Tim. Oh, we still got to find out where Tim's going. There's, there's an update in Tim's life. Shay's still at, uh, uh, 58 for sure, but there's a little more he wants to share.

And I thought he was going to do that yesterday and, uh, he did not. So bucks are playing well. Uh, they did drop one to the Lakers, but a good win against the Clippers.

That was good to see. Um, and I think the Dame and Giannis combo is really working out. You hear the stuff that they talk about with practice and what doc rivers is doing. And yeah, I mean, it was bad. It was bad. So you know what those people, those people that wrote those articles and did their tweets and tried to fire Adrian Griffin, you know, shame on you guys for not doing it even sooner.

Cause it seems like it is a complete and other, it was a complete and other disaster. So doc rivers, but ultimately this is going to be about the playoffs. I think it'll come down to the Knicks and the, or the Celtics and the bucks. Uh, the bucks can get that two seat and go that way. Well, even if they have the three seat, um, but bucks, Celtics, Eastern conference finals, the tanks will be enormous. The stress will be at an all time high. It'll be awful. It'll be an awful experience during, uh, one that I hope we can enjoy after, but it's going to be, should those two teams match up pretty wild again, the, uh, Panthers in action tonight, check them out. Hopefully Bart Lundy and the boys BJ Freeman, the mayor of Milwaukee can get things done. And, uh, the brewers also are a team that exists. I got the broadcast schedule in the, in the email today, all the games on TV, all the games, technically on TV, they're still being broadcast by Valley sports.

So some nights will be a coin flip, but there will be cameras intending to shoot every Brewers game this year. Thanks for the little shorty. We'll be back tomorrow with Paul and grant. Um, and then next week I'm going to have some fun in the sun and have some fun in the sun. Yeah, yeah, yeah. This is into the Winkler verse.

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