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Tom Pelissero, You Hack

You all remember Tom Pelissero. Or maybe you don’t… He really isn’t that memorable.

However, he did write for the Green Bay Press-Gazette (and that paper in Eau Claire before that) for a time, where he covered the Green Bay Packers. Then he jumped to 1500ESPN.com in Minneapolis, where he covered the Minnesota Vikings.

Then he left that job for one at USA Today Sports to cover the NFL. It appears he’s still a hack Vikings homer though.

What you’re seeing above is from the Green Bay Packers Season Preview put out by USA Today. My friend’s dad flew in from Wisconsin last night and brought it with him.

The photo is from the section where all of the writers choose who’s going to win each division, the Super Bowl, offensive player of the year, etc.

NFC North? Why, across the board for the Green Bay Packers, of course!

Oh, wait. Not Tom Pelissero.

Pelissero, who lives in Minneapolis, is drinking that Vikings Kool-Aid and he’s drinking it in a huge glass!

Maybe his prediction of the Vikings as the NFC North champs will come true and he’ll look like a genius… hahahahahahahaha! Vikings! NFC North champs! hahahahahahaha!

Delusion. You can get a license for it if you live in Minnesota.

Monty McMahon

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



  1. Pack Morris August 23, 2013

    Weak… always liked his work at the Press-Gazette. To take McCarthy’s quote a step further, apparently something happens when you cover guys who put that purple on.

  2. Asimov August 23, 2013

    Cherry on top: Tony Romo OPY.

  3. I doubt he actually believes the Vikings will win the North (I sure don’t). These are merely pointless predictions, so there’s no harm in him being a delusional homer. Pelissero’s work is always fantastic when it comes to the actual football stuff.

  4. Savage57 August 23, 2013

    Tommy Boy seems like the kind of dude that’d sell his mom for a promotion or a chance to move up with another publisher.

    His writing is shit, he thinks he’s witty as hell but comes across as an aloof asshole who’s not very good at what he does.

    On second thought, he’s a perfect fit to cover the horned assholes from Minneshithole.

  5. dan tannheimer August 24, 2013

    I went to school with his father. I know the family well. His grandfather and my dad also grew up together. The entire family is hard core Viking fans.

  6. lars August 24, 2013

    Funny how drinkers of Packers Kool-Aid for years knock Pelissero. I always thought he was one of the better local fish wrap guys.

    Of course, nobody really cares about his opinion. Just gives Packers’ faithful a chance to rant.:)

    Before we crown the Packers champs, though, maybe we should take a second look at that putrid OLine.