Saturday, December 15, 2012
The Green Bay Packers can win the division and secure a playoff berth by defeating their hated rivals to the south on Sunday afternoon.
There is a simple task in front of the Green Bay Packers when they visit the Chicago Bears at noon Sunday at Soldier Field. Win the game, win the NFC North and guarantee a playoff berth. FOX6 will broadcast the game locally, and Packers fans will see if Clay Matthews — back in the lineup after missing four games with a hamstring injury — can energize an anemic pass rush and harass “Smokin’ Jay Cutler” into the same sort of performance he had in Week 2 in Green Bay. In that game, Cutler threw four interceptions in a 23-10 Packers win. Cutler will play in Sunday’s game despite a knee sprain, but key defensive players Brian Urlacher and Tim Jennings will miss the game. After Sunday’s game with the Bears, the Packers finish the regular season …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Are you celebrating Wisconsin's special 12-12-12? Share what you like best about the Green Bay Packers quarterback here – or tell us why you can't stand him!
I personally think 12-12-12 should be a national holiday, but with our president being a Bears fan and all … it’s not going to happen. It’s Aaron Rodgers day. A day for Green Bay Packers fans to celebrate the success of the team under the leadership of No. 12. Let’s just face it, it’s a day for us to wear our green and gold jerseys, to paint our fingernails green (am I right, ladies?) and to just get darn excited that we are Packers fans from Wisconsin. Aaron Rodgers day started as a Facebook joke that became viral. The state legislature officially declared Dec. 12, 2012, to be his day. Milwaukee County workers are being allowed to wear Packers jerseys or shirts to work on Wednesday. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is encouraging …
Friday, December 7, 2012
If you're headed north to see Green Bay take on Detroit Sunday, make sure you allow yourself some extra time for travel.
If you're lucky enough to have tickets to Sunday night's prime-time showdown between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions, make sure you allow yourself a little extra time for the trip north because the roads could be treacherous. The National Weather Service says a significant storm that could bring more than 6 inches of snow to north-central and northeast Wisconsin could begin as early as late Saturday night and continue into Sunday night. The weather service says hazardous travel conditions could occur in the Green Bay area as a result of the snowfall, so allow some extra time on your way to Lambeau Field. Forecasters also note, however, that there still a lot of uncertainty about the size and strength of the storm. The good news…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Many road projects have concluded but motorists should still expect delays.
If you're heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday to see the Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings in a key NFC showdown, be prepared to give yourself some extra time so you don't miss the opening noon kickoff. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), some road construction continues on major roads in northeast Wisconsin. And while most projects have concluded for the year, drivers might still encounter road conditions in some remaining work zones that could cause backups. WisDOT strongly recommends motorists allow themselves additional time while traveling this weekend. The following is a list of the major roads in northeast Wisconsin most Packers fans will be traveling and the road conditions they should …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Green Bay Packers fullback is teaming with the BloodCenter of Wisconsin for a blood donation challenge that runs through Jan. 6.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- David Cotey
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
BloodCenter of Wisconsin is launching a special Run Your Route blood donation challenge featuring Green Bay fullback John Kuhn. Kuhn was inspired to be a blood donor himself because of a serious motorcycle accident which involved his father in 1981. His dad, also named John, received several units of blood following the accident. “I’m grateful for the generosity of the blood donors who helped my father – and now I hope to encourage others to save lives,” said Kuhn in a statement. The challenge, which will run from Nov. 19 to Jan. 6, 2013, encourages donors to “run their route” to their local BloodCenter of Wisconsin donor center to donate blood. The donor center with the best turnout at the end of the challenge will win a post-season party…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Traveling up to the game on Sunday? The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has a few advisories for you to consider.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
From the desk of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT): WisDOT is reminding motorists heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday, Oct. 28 for the Green Bay Packers / Jacksonville Jaguars football game that the road construction season continues on most major roads in Northeast Wisconsin. While most projects will stop and two lanes of traffic will be open, drivers might still encounter road conditions in the work zones that could cause backups. WisDOT strongly recommends motorists allow themselves additional time to reach their destinations. Here is a list of the major roads in Northeast Wisconsin most Packers fans will be traveling and the road conditions they should anticipate: US 41 WIS 29 WIS 32 County G (Main Avenue) WIS 54…
Monday, October 8, 2012
Andy Tisdel finds plenty of blame to go around following the "Circle City Catastrophe," as Sunday's loss has been called.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Governor dismisses any personal responsibility for forcing league's hand, but he's happy it's over and so is all of Wisconsin — red and blue alike.
- Jim Price
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The final question for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a Thursday media conference on the 2012 presidential race was decidedly non-political — and Walker did turn it into a strong non-partisan message. How does he feel about the return of professional NFL referees to the game? The governor, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, reporters and a roomful of supporters in the Wauwatosa GOP Victory Center erupted in laughter. But then Walker got serious — or semi-serious. Walker said he had been on a broadcast show earlier Thursday morning, "and they said, 'And now, the governor who brought the NFL to their knees.' "I'd like to claim credit for that, but I think — no," Walker said. Walker had famously tweeted Tuesday from his @GovWalker account, “After …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Washington Patch users weigh in on the finish to the Green Bay-Seattle Monday Night Football game.
Seattleites and all Washingtonians know Monday night's last-second victory over the Green Bay Packers was lucky as a winning lottery ticket. But few feel the need to apologize about that fact. Out West, 'Hawks fans are saying, the team has caught its share of bad breaks and worse calls. (Remember Superbowl XL against Pittsburgh?) So when the team caught a good one – with the generous help of Packer defensive back M. D. Jennings and replacement refs -- the thinking in the Evergreen State was, "It's about time." Call it the Karmic Katch. Although to be honest, few seem to think that either the catch or the penalty just prior were exactly fair to the Packers faithful. Seattle-area Patch sites already got a dose of the reaction from Wisconsin…
Fed up with blown calls, a group of football fans is urging others to stop watching games for five days.
Fed up with the inconsistent quality of replacement referee and blown calls, a group of football fans are calling for a five-day boycott of the NFL. Organized by several Racine County residents, the boycott would run from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 to cover the fourth week of the season. The fans say their patience was already thin with the bad officiating, but the final call at the end of the Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks game was the ruling that spurred them to action. Brian Dey and Eddie Willing, both of Caledonia, issued a statement that said: "The union contract negotiations have been mishandled for several seasons, and this is the worst, at the hands of (NFL Commissioner) Roger Goodell." Even Gov. Scott Walker weighed in on the …