And Here’s a Post About Jason Wilde

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I went on a rant earlier because, well, a rant was necessary. In the process, I called out certain people — some of those people likely don’t read this site anymore. And guess what. Feelings. Not. Hurt.

In said post, I put my cell phone number, asking anyone who wanted to criticize or question my commitment to call me directly. I honestly didn’t think anyone would utilize that option because, well, people who like to point fingers on the Internet usually lack something tangible.

That something is called a pair of balls.

Jason Wilde, who writes for ESPN Wisconsin, does not fall into that category. I know this because he called me shortly after I posted that rant.

In it, I pointed out the fact that every time I link to any of his stuff, someone always leaves a comment asking why I didn’t credit Jason Wilde specifically. What I wrote probably insinuated that I thought Jason was making these comments himself.

Well, Jason picked up the phone and called me. No, he hadn’t read the post, but of course a bunch of people emailed, tweeted or otherwise sent it to him.

I’d say he was livid, but I really don’t know him well enough to make that determination.

I do know this, however. Some of you people, not Jason Wilde, are the Internet Police.

“Hey, Jason, this know-nothing SOB is bad mouthing you, you better respond!”

That literally happened. Do you know how I know? Because Jason wasn’t paying attention.

Unfortunately, Jason was dealing with some shit at the time and the last thing he wanted to do was respond. Did you think of that when you sent him that post? Did you think that, hey, maybe this guy has a family and doesn’t want to deal with some petty Internet bullshit? Probably not, but listen, Jason did respond.

He had the impression that his good name was being tarnished and like any real man would do, he called me right up.

I have much respect for the fact that he picked up the phone. Not exactly an easy thing to do — calling some random person and questioning them. And of course, we talked.

He explained that he wasn’t the person making those comments about his work I described. I explained that it happened too often to be coincidence. Then I explained that I didn’t necessarily think it was him.

I mean, let’s be honest. Am I running over to a competitor’s blog to make disparaging comments? No. I barely have enough time to keep up with what’s going on and then writing something about it.

But clearly someone was doing that. I used to think it was at his behest, but that opinion has changed.

After talking to Jason, I firmly believe he isn’t that guy leaving those comments (if that was unclear before).

I also know that it takes a pair of brass balls to dial up someone’s number and confront them about such things, even when they put that number in a blog post and invite people to call them.

For that, I afford a great deal of respect. For the way he handled himself in that conversation, I afford a great deal more.

The criticism of the people who want to question our fandom and the jerkoffs who want to question how we do business doesn’t go away. Those people can still suck my ass. But, we went out of our way to praise Wilde’s work in the first post, so let’s be clear that he’s also a stand-up guy.

I believe in the fact that when he told me he was being honest, that he was being honest.

In some sense, I feel like it’s unfortunate that I have to spell that out. But then again, two of you got offended that I dared use the word “broad” in a headline. And then you went and tried to take away my livelihood because, like, how could I!?!?

The audacity!

But us and Wilde? All good. I will personally vouch for that dude right now.

I wonder if those of you who carry that Internet Police badge will bother to send this to him.

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

16 Comments on "And Here’s a Post About Jason Wilde"

  1. norman98

    Well don’t you feel stupid for your earlier post? This article should be entitled “Eating Crow, Packer style” (and no, I’m not talking about the Packer “d” trying to tackle Kaepernick in the playoffs last year). But all kidding aside, nice move blasting Seifert on Twitter. Your misguided rage drew people to this tiny site. Well played!

    • Monty McMahon

      No. Don’t feel stupid at all. Perhaps if you actually read – or, perhaps you did read, so maybe I should say comprehended – either post, you wouldn’t have left such a stupid comment. My anger is still spot on and when you know what kind of traffic we have, let me know. You can give me weekly reports then. That will save me some time!

  2. what the hell really there is so much real shit going on in this world all of that is just crap we want to read about our team and how were going to whoop on the niners none of this golden girl gossip rumors etc.. too much real hard nose shit is going on lets keep it real people..

  3. Ryan

    Monty, sometimes you’re spot on. And sometimes you’re a douche.

    I read, and would also suggest I comprehended, your previous article. You know, the one where you stopped talking about football and started acting like a self-important douche. In that article, for anyone to read (and comprehend), you clearly insinuated that you thought these authors were leaving these posts. OK sure…, in between what you were clearly trying to imply you pussy-footed around a little bit… None the less, the over-inflated ego was clearly embracing the “rock out with your cock out” mantra. If you’re unhappy with how your words were comprehended, I’d suggest writing more clearly, or maybe even choosing different words.

    Seriously, it’s such a guilty pleasure to read this bullshit. You’re like the flava flav of of packer blogs. With that said, can you tuck your NFL sized ego away and go back to writing about football?

  4. Savage57

    Monty – I posted this following your earlier kiss my ass rant, and wanted to plop it on here again since you felt compelled to clarify for any of us waterheads the difference between criticism, citation, plagarism, acknowledgement, and opinion. And give a shout out and some props to Jason Wilde for not being a pussy.

    This is THE best Packers site because all the people here, even the nutjobs, speak the unvarnished truth about their positions on THEIR team with some fucking heart. We all own this blog – without the range of input from the readers, from the oft-mentioned licking of TT’s balls to the universal, seething, writhing, dripping hatred and contempt of all things horned and purple, this site and its information would be nothing more than a fart in the wind.

    Sometimes when I read shit on here, I can easily imagine myself half in the bag in some tavern in Anywhere, Wisconsin talking Packer shit with the other patrons who are in pretty much the same shape I’m in. Some agreement, some fuckin’ A’s, some you’re outta your fucking mind. But no one pussing out and trying to fit in because someone’s looking over their shoulder and worried about having their slip pulled because of what they say. No fucking cabals of group-thinking faggots either. Say your shit, and then stand on your own two feet and defend it.

    And that fact alone is what makes this site unlike any other. Total Fucking Packers – All the way, all the time and if your don’t fucking like it, go suck balls someplace else.

    • Mike R

      If you listen to any sports talk about the Packers, or read any Packers articles on other sites, you would know. He also does a weekly radio show with Aaron Rodgers during the season, which is pretty damn good. Anyway, i would recommend pulling your head out of your ass and checking out one of those 20 things.

      Monty, pretty stand-up that Wilde called you up, and for you as well posting this article, acknowledging that.

  5. Abe Frohman

    If you’re capturing IP addresses when people post, it’s not terribly difficult to trace it back.

  6. FITZCORE1252

    Wilde writes very quality pieces imo. It’s just when he and Bill veer off on some dumbass non-Packer related rant on G and G today, well… It gets really annoying, to the point I’m no longer a daily listener (I was for a long time). Which really blows, that show has the potential to be very solid, sometimes I don’t think the hosts ‘get it’.

    Anyhew, good to know Wilde has a pair… You’d never guess it from his choice of music on G&GT.

  7. Jeremy

    Monty’s got a good site.

    Wilde’s got excellent radio interviews.

    I spent 6 years in Alaska, and both these guys kept me up to snuff on the pack. BTW the Pack is the most popular team in Alaska. The biggest sports bar is a Packers bar. ( Of course it expanded into an NFL bar) but the original Packers bar still takes up half the establishment.

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