Well, the Packers game was disappointing but there is a lesson to be learned here. They tried harder and harder with each passing moment. Is this how you strive to reach your goals when you can see failure on the horizon?
Monday, September 10, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Patch is looking for people who have a passion for the Packers, or are perennial fantasy football league champs, who can help readers win their leagues this year by sharing their knowledge in Patch's Local Voices section.
For some folks, there are only two seasons every year – football season and not football season. The NFL season kicks off this week, and the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy will begin. If you are one of the die-hard fans of the pigskin, Patch is looking for you. We'd like you to start blogging for Patch and share your expertise of the National Football League with the rest of our readers. First, we are looking for Packers fans that aren’t afraid to tell other fans like it is. How are the Packers doing this year? What went right or wrong on Sunday? Do we need to trade? Start the conversation with Patch's ever-growing audience of readers, because you know people love to talk about the Pack. We are also looking for fans of a different sort. …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Kids and teachers got an exciting surprise when the Packers Tailgate Tour stopped at Indian Hill on Friday. The Packers dug right in for lunch duty and played on the playground.
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Ted Wachs won't be involved in sports at Nicolet High School for the first time in nearly half a century.
History is nothing more than names and dates, woven together by their relationships. Nicolet High School history is simply Ted Wachs. After coaching five different sports over 46 years, this former history teacher is a walking archive. An unreformed storyteller, Wachs drops names of soccer goalkeepers from 25 years ago with the same ease that he mentions the famous folks he has met while working at The Bog Golf Course. “He seems to know a goodly number of people he’s met, he remembers their names, he can carry on good conversations with them,” said Jim Liska, who was the athletic director at Nicolet for 12 years. Wachs retired from coaching at the end of the spring boys golf season, closing a career that began unexpectedly in 1966. He’d …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Only a select few voters went against their home teams.
Three Patch readers came within one point of predicting the final score of Sunday's big game. Carol Runge in Oak Creek, WI, Sadie Nerswirk of Waukesha, WI, and Gordon E. Lang in Whitefish Bay, WI each predicted a final score of Packers 31, Steelers 24. All three were entered into a drawing for Patch's first and second-place gift cards. Based on a random drawing, Lang won the $100 first prize and Nerswirk won the $50 second prize. Runge will receive a consolation prize for her nearly perfect prediction. The three finalists were among more than 100 readers in the Milwaukee and Pittsburgh areas to enter Patch's Football Championship Prediction Contest. Another 10 Patch readers came within just two points of the correct score. Patch's …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The contest deadline is Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. (CST).
Calling Packer fans, Steelers nation, and anyone interested in winning a $100 Visa gift card. Patch is holding a “Predict the Big Game” contest leading up to Sunday’s football championship. We’re asking Patch readers to don your magical cheesehead or gaze into the all-knowing twirling towel and make guesses on four outcomes of Sunday’s match up. Contest categories include: The grand prize – a $100 Visa gift card - goes to the closest guess on the final score. The second closest guess wins a $50 gift card. The contest winner will be determined, first, on whether you have the winning team, and, second, on how close your score is to the final score. Proximity to the final score will be determined by taking the difference between your …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Bayside resident will proudly wave his Terrible Towel in midst of green and gold.
Editor's Note: With the Green Bay Packers facing off against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Fox Point-Bayside Patch and Sewickley Patch have paired up to bring you a look at a Packer fan in Steeler country, and a Steeler fan in Packer country. Here's a view from the Bayside side. It takes some nerve to tack up a huge banner over your front porch in Bayside proclaiming that this particular suburban plot is “Steelers Country.” But Tom Noble has plenty of such nerve and a Pittsburgh-area pedigree to back it up. Even though he has lived and worked in Packerland for 26 years, and married a Whitefish Bay girl, he remains a proud, unabashed and unrepentant Steelers backer. “I grew up in Western Pennsylvania, always a Steelers fan,” Noble said. “…
Monday, January 31, 2011
A Packer fan, beer delivery man loves the green and gold.
Editor's Note: With the Green Bay Packers facing off against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Fox Point-Bayside Patch and Sewickley Patch have paired up to bring you a look at a Packer fan in Steeler country, and a Steeler fan in Packer country. Here's a view from the Pittsburgh side. Tom Cvitkovic is an outcast in his family – at least when it comes to his love for the Green Bay Packers. On a trip Saturday to the Mall at Robinson, the 51-year-old quickly found himself to be the odd man out with the general public as he and his 9-year-old son Ante, strolled together through the mall’s corridors wearing (gasp!) Packers jerseys. A group of teenagers were daring enough to make snide comments, but most people just stopped to stare. If looks …