Monday, January 24, 2011

Milwaukee Packers Fans Fans Celebrate | Packers 21 Bears 14

I was at a small sports bar in Milwaukee, holding on for dear life, when Sam Shields had his second interception of the day. Game over, Green Bay Packers win. It was pretty fun to celebrate with the crowd that gathered. The game was too close to really relax. When Raji ran back the interception, I was pretty much thinking that this was a done deal. 88 seconds later, it was 21-14 Green Bay, and I was back to worrying.

The Packers haven't been in the Super Bowl since 1998, when they lost to John Elway. I still can't watch the highlights reel of that game. The Packers were a better team, but too full of themselves. They blew it.

This year, they have to go up against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's going to be the toughest game of the season, to be sure. Milwaukee residents are just as much Packers fans as they are in Green Bay. Some of us are scrambling for Super Bowl tickets.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Brewers Opening Day Dreams

Opening Day Miller Park

I wonder if this past snowfall has me dreaming about the Milwaukee Brewers opening day? It's months away, but I can't help but wonder if the day will be warm. This year, the Brewers have only two road games before coming home to Miller Park. There can be a big temperature difference between a game on April 4 or April 12.

It's one of those events where you finally get to take off your jacket, and it feels like you are outside. You can smell the grass of Miller Park, and you catch a whiff of grilled brats too. Do the fans care who wins that game? I supposed that they do.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kathy Griffin at Riverside Theater February 19

kathy griffin milwaukee riverside theater

This is it. This is the time of year when residents of the Midwest tend to hunker down at home and go into hibernation mode. The holidays are over, it’s nearly blizzard like conditions outside and the wind chills are heinous. I get it, I’ve lived here my whole life, things get a little tough right after the new year. I am here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be like that this winter though! With many great events being announced daily, there is something for nearly everyone coming to a venue near you in this great city of Milwaukee. One really cool event happening in the next month is Kathy Griffin’s live taping at the Riverside Theater. Griffin’s performances at the Riverside Theater will take place on February 19, with shows at both 7 and 9 p.m. The filmings will be for a Bravo special that will be aired later this year. Griffin is a native of Chicago, meaning this chick knows that it will be anything but tropical in our neck of the woods but she is coming to humor us anyway! I’m pretty excited for this event because I think Kathy Griffin is one of my favorite female comedians.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Riding Towards Victory - Green Bay Packers Play Wild Card Game In Philadelphia

Green bay Packers Wild Card

Wisconsin football fans had an interesting weekend to start off the new year. On Saturday, we saw a well played game from the Wisconsin Badgers that ended with a devastating loss at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. For the footballers that stayed in the Midwest though, particularly in Green Bay, we saw a very different change of events. The Green Bay Packers took victory at home against their largest rival, the Chicago Bears. So what’s next? The Green Bay Packers will travel to Philadelphia this weekend to play against the Eagles in the wild card weekend games. This game will determine which team goes onto the NFC Divisional Playoffs. Can’t wait to root on the home team and hopefully see the Pack get to the Superbowl!