Friday, February 29, 2008

Eight Minutes of Hell..."Favre Retires" on Packers Site

When I heard the news that the Packers site posted the news that Brett Favre was retiring I was immediately hit with the such sadness. What would I do? What would my future hold? Would Aaron Rodgers ever come close to filling the void left by #4? Would Packers tickets become the easiest get in town? Would Favre want to hang out with me in his spare time?
So many questions. So few answers. The Packers people immediately said the article posted was something they have had "ready" at the end of the last few seasons. It wasn't to be taken as insider information at all, and that a formal announcement from Favre is expected to come within the next week or so.
The Green Bay Packers' new president and CEO, Mark Murphy, earlier this week said that he believes Packers quarterback Brett Favre will return next season.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Packer Fan Fest 2008 Right Around the Corner

If you signed up with the hope you'd have the chance to buy Packers Fan Fest tickets, you'd know by now if you won the chance as tickets are now in the "winners" hands. The event, held in Lambeau Field Atrium March 7-8, is a popular one. The following Green Bay Packers players have said they would be in attendance signing autographs and chit-chatting with the Packers fans in attendance.

Donald Driver, Aaron Kampman, Al Harris, Atari Bigby, Nick Collins, Junius Coston, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Ryan Grant, Korey Hall, Cullen Jenkins, James Jones, Ryan Pickett, Brady Poppinga, Koren Robinson, Aaron Rodgers, Jason Spitz and Scott Wells.

Also expected are a few Packers alumni like John Brockington, Willie Buchanon, LeRoy Butler, Willie Davis, Antonio Freeman, Bob Harlan, Marco Rivera, Dave Robinson, Frank Winters and Ron Wolf.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Brown County Green Bay Packers Ticket Drawing NOW

If you are a resident of Brown County, WI, and not currently a Green Bay Packers Season ticket holder, now is the time to register your name for a chance to purchase tickets to a 2008 Packers game at Lambeau Field. This will be the 6th year 4000 tickets for each home game will be made available for purchase for those fans who helped pay with their tax dollars for Lambeau Field's expansion of a few years ago.

While they aren't the best seats in the house, the 300 level seating the Packers make available are certainly better than no seat at all.

If you have already registered in the past, you don't need to again. If you haven't, then go to the Packers Pro Shop, the service desk in Lambeau Field's Atrium or the Packers ticket office for a form to fill out. Hurry though, you have to have your information in their hands by March 12, 2008.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Ten Things to do in Wisconsin Prior to the Packer Season

At first I thought I would be a real smart ass for this little time-killer. Given the fact that I am looking out of my window at ten feet of snow and a forecast of 7 degrees, being sincere will take a little more effort. As a lifelong Wisconsinite, or Sconny, I appreciate this place, but can name a million other places I would like to set up shop. There are Packer bars all over, right? No Lambeau Field though without a flight from the beach. So until I can enjoy Brett Favre suited up in his green and gold and watch the Packers stomp all over the competition in fall, here is what I would recommend checking out in my part of Wisconsin - Brew City.

10. World's Largest Music Festival Summerfest will eat up 10 days. Make that 11 to allow for recovery.

9. Train for Milwaukee's Lakefront Marathon. I say this every year. It's like The Secret.

8. Do some real damage at Anthroplogie in Milwaukee's Third Ward. There isn't a better store.

7. Given the kid-factor, I anticipate numerous Milwaukee County Zoo and Betty Brinn Children's Museum trips.

6. Harley Davidson's 105th Anniversary Party will be super fun! Bruce Springsteen is playing on Saturday, August 30, 2008 outside the Summerfest grounds.

5. Anticipate the Milwaukee Bucks moves in the NBA draft. Without hope you have nothing. Who said that?

4. Give yourself a little love. Not like that....Take a road trip to remind yourself of that special love you have for Lambeau Field. Road trip to Geeebzzz and have lunch at Curly's Pub.

3. Get outside. The number of beautiful days in Milwaukee is so low, you have to eat each one right up. Plant. Run. Bike. Walk. Swim. Each day.

2. One more road trip. A quick hour drive to Madison will be a treat. It doesn't get much better. The Wisconsin Badgers wouldn't be named a top party school for kicks.

1. I guess we gotta get on board. Brewers fever is coming; I feel it. I am a little achey and sweaty. Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day at Miller Park April 4 is a must do. The bright side is that Milwaukee Brewers tickets are a lot cheaper than Packers tickets!