Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Boycotting the NFL this week, but still want to watch football? Soothe your replacement referee rage by dressing as a ref for free admission to the Racine Raiders game this Saturday.
Frustrated with the NFL? You might want to turn to the Mid-States Football League for your football fix, especially if you’ve decided to boycott the NFL after watching the Packers-Seahawks game last night. The Packers suffered a controversial 14-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in which a last-play touchdown appeared to have two blown calls that would have overturned the touchdown. The calls were made by replacement officials, working in place of locked-out, unionized NFL officials. But the Racine Raiders, a local semi-pro football team, is holding a Replacement Referee Night at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Horlick Athletic Field, 1648 North Memorial Dr. They’ll face the Roscoe Rush in MSFL Western Conference Championship. Dan Pfeifer, the …
Monday, January 23, 2012
For those Wisconsinites still suffering from the delusion that the Packers have a chance to make the Super Bowl, it's time to face the facts.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lyssa Beyer
Monday, January 23, 2012
It was a horrible way to go out, but indeed the Packers 2011-12 season ended with a painful 20-37 loss to the New York Giants. To add insult to injury, the Giants are now continuing on to Super Bowl 46, facing the New England Patriots in the Feb. 6 game. Back in November, Patch posted a poll asking readers about their confidence level in the Green and Gold. With 103 votes, 90 percent of Patch readers said that the Packers were heading to the Super Bowl; 67 percent thought they might lose a game or two — but still make it — while 23 percent thought the team would get there undefeated. A mere 1 person voted that the team would screw up somewhere in the playoffs. (Editor's note: Poll results as of 1 p.m. Monday; this is not a scientific poll…
Sunday, January 15, 2012
One user correctly guessed the score of Sunday's Green Bay vs. New York football playoff game.
Thanks to all the Patch readers and users who participated in Patch's Pro Football Playoff Pick-Em Contest. Watch the video to see the winner announced.
Monday, October 3, 2011
And how that reason came to be.
All morning I've been hearing people say, "How 'bout that sports weekend?" And, even though I'm not a giant sports fan, I know what everyone is talking about with the Packers and the Brewers. Great stuff huh? But let's not forget about the Badgers too. Seems like everyone is in a great mood and it's good to see. For me though, all of these games present an embarrassing challenge. That photo to the right was my living room Sunday. What you can't see is Mr. Denise in the lounge chair with the computer to his left that offered up his place in Fantasy Football. He's not real keen on being named or photographed in my commentaries, so I respect his wishes and write commentaries about him sans identifiable information. But this time, I couldn't …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Yesterday, I recommitted myself to the Green and Gold!
I have to admit that I’ve been a fair-weather football fan for several years, but now I've recommitted myself. This mostly has to do with the emergence of fantasy football and a certain fiancé of mine who has to watch every game all season long. This coupled with the fact that I often worked on Sundays gave him a welcome reprieve from my heavy sighs of dissatisfaction. However, the last month of watching the Packers persevere and ultimately win the Super Bowl has made watching football enjoyable again. Still, I don’t see myself rising to the same level of fandom the fiancé has. I won’t be watching the computer intently to see how my fantasy team is doing, won’t claim the couch for hours on end and um…won’t be extending the stay on said …
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Pre-game Super Bowl party at the Moose features Gilbert Brown autographing photos.
Members of the Racine Moose, 5530 Middle Rd., started gathering around 5:30 p.m. for their pre-game Super Bowl party. About 150 people ate barbecue'd pork, potato salad and chips while the adults drank beer and children sipped sodas on Saturday night. Dana Solberg painted Penny Kroes nails green. Caitlin Beere, who will be 11-years-old next week, kept a close eye on her teddy bear "Wreggi" and the door to the Moose Club. Dustin Uniewski, 14, whose left arm was encased in a green and cold cast also waited anxiously for former Packer, Gilbert Brown. Doug Kroese said he was anxious to see number 93, but he was also truly ready for the Super Bowl today. "I was going to go to my cousin's house, but instead we're going to visit my children," he …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
With video conferencing technology, purchased by the district, two elementary classrooms talk Super Bowl via video chat.
Editor's note: Caledonia Patch is swapping stories about Steelers fans with the Peters, Pennsylvania Patch. Sixth-grade students at McMurray Elementary in Ms. Sue Kochin and Ms. Heather Lasser's classrooms met for a conference Thursday. Not just any conference -- a special video meeting with a Green Bay-area elementary school. The video chat featured poems, cheers, songs and one hefty challenge post-Super Bowl. Students showed pride for their hometown team in many forms. The Green Bay-area elementary commenced the chat with the top 10 reasons why the Packers will win the Super Bowl. McMurray Elementary students rebutted with self-written poems and a rap, favoring the black and gold. Soon after the prideful cheers of "Go Pack Go!" and "…
This weekend how can you not watch a football movie?
Saturday is date night, but let’s face it: This weekend is all about football. If want to get the weekend headed in the right direction, how about staying in and renting one of these fine football movies from your local Blockbuster. For more information on these or any other football movies, try imdb.com. We Are Marshall Guys, if you don’t tear up a little bit during this movie, there’s something wrong with you. A true story about a plane crash that killed members of the Marshall football team and how the program rebuilt itself without forgetting those it lost. Rated PG. Remember the Titans Another true story, this one is about a suburban Virginia high school that hires its first-ever African American coach (Denzel Washington) and how the …
Friday, February 4, 2011
A heartfelt video message from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee.
Sevens are all the rage (and, more lucky than ever), cars are decked out in Steelers flags, and sporting black and gold, from scarves to socks, is on the regular. Ask any Pittsburgher -- life is dedicated to the sacred hometown team this week. We searched and searched for a Packers fan, but the only one we could find was our very own, Becky Emmers. She's Patchtastic, so we're OK with it. Steeler Nation is in fact a real thing. Just ask Mt. Lebanon resident, Bob Scheutz. "I travel a lot and the last Terrible Towel I bought was in Beijing," he said. "The point is, I didn't see any Green Bay paraphernalia in Beijing." Packers fans may be scarce in Pittsburgh, but they're there. "I have a friend, Josh Eberhardt, who's lived in Pittsburgh …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Caledonia's Super Bowl Fever and Shoveling Tons of Snow.
The Packers, Steelers and Snow dominated the news this week. Even as the snow flew sideways, the spirit of the Super Bowl can not be crushed. The energy of cheering for your team has replaced the inconvenience of Mother Nature's wrath upon the area. Despite 23.5 inches of snow falling, plans are being made for the big game. Here are a few pictures we captured to represent those events.