NLCS Schedule | All games on TBS.
STL @ MIL, Sun., October 9, 3:05PM (w) 6-9 F.
STL @ MIL, Mon., October 10, 7:05PM (l) 12-3 F.
MIL @ STL, Wed., October 12, 7:05PM
MIL @ STL, Thurs., October 13, 7:05PM
MIL @ STL, Fri., October 14*, 7:05PM
STL @ MIL, Sun., October 16*, 3:05 or 7:05PM
STL @ MIL, Mon., October 17*, 7:05PM
*if necessary. LET’s GO MILWAUKEE BREWERS!
Milwaukee Brewers NLDS Chamionship Celebration.
Milwaukee Brewers Summerfest Playoff Rally.
Milwaukee Brewers clinch the NL Central Division Clubhouse Celebration Video.
Front Row Amy on our sister-station SportsRadio WSSP.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, linebacker Brian Orakpo of the Washington Redskins and punt returner-kick returner Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the fourth week of the 2011 season (October 2-3), the NFL announced today.
QB AARON RODGERS, GREEN BAY PACKERS
Rodgers became the first player in NFL history with 400 passing yards (408), four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in a game in the Packers’ 49-23 win over Denver.
He completed 29 of 38 passes (76.3 percent) for 408 yards with four touchdowns and one interception for a 134.5 passer rating. He also rushed for 36 yards and two scores.
For the third season in a row, Rodgers has recorded a passer rating of at least 110 in four consecutive games. No other quarterback since the 1970 merger has posted two consecutive seasons with four 110+ passer rating games in a row.
Rodgers has 1,325 passing yards, the most in franchise history through the first four games of a season. He is the only player in team history to throw for 12 touchdowns and rush for two scores in the first four games of a season.
In his seventh season from California, this is Rodgers’ fourth career Player of the Week Award and second this season (Week 1). He has been named Player of the Week four times in the past nine weeks (Weeks 13 and 16, 2010; Weeks 1 and 4, 2011).
Rodgers and BRETT FAVRE (12) are the only quarterbacks in team history to win the award at least four times.
The NFL also announced eariler this week that quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, Eli Manning of the New York Giants, and Alex Smith of the San Francisco 49ers are the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played on October 2 - 3.
Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through 3 p.m. EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week.
New York’s Eli Manning completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 321 yards and two scores in the Giants’ 31-27 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers completed 29 of 38 passes for 408 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in the Packers’ 49-23 win over the Denver Broncos. His 134.5 quarterback rating was the highest on the weekend.
San Francisco’s Alex Smith threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns in the 49ers’ 24-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Green Bay Packers take on the Atlanta Falcons in front of the nation this Sunday, 7pm on NBC.
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced their schedule for the 2012 season, the Club's 43rd season in Major League Baseball. The team will open the 2012 campaign at home against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, April 6 at 3:10 p.m. Opening Day marks the first of a three-game set versus the Brewers NL Central rival and is followed by a trip to Chicago to play the Cubs for four games (April 9 - 12) and to Atlanta for three more with the Braves (April 13 - 15).
The Brewers Interleague schedule will begin with three games against the Minnesota Twins at Miller Park May 18 - 20. The rest of the Interleague schedule calls for a run of three-game series at Kansas City against the Royals June 12 - 14; against the Twins in Minnesota June 15 - 17; at home against the Toronto Blue Jays June 18 - 20 and in Chicago to play the White Sox June 22 - 24.
The Brewers will have two, nine-game homestands in 2012. During the first, the Brewers will face the Los Angeles Dodgers (April 17 - 19), Colorado Rockies (April 20 - 22) and Houston Astros (April 23 - 25). The second nine-game homestand will see the Brewers face the Pittsburgh Pirates (June 1 - 3), Chicago Cubs (June 5 - 7) and San Diego Padres (June 8 - 10).
The team will have one, 10-game road trip during the 2012 campaign that will take place in Pittsburgh (September 18 - 20), Washington (September 21 - 24) and Cincinnati (September 25 - 27). The Brewers will also have a nine-game road trip that will take them to St. Louis (April 27 - 29), San Diego (April 30 - May 2) and San Francisco (May 4 - 6).
The Brewers will play at home on several holidays including Easter Sunday, April 8, vs. St. Louis; Mother's Day, May 13 vs. Chicago (Cubs) and on the Fourth of July against the Miami Marlins.
The Brewers will close out the 2012 regular season at Miller Park, October 1 - 3 against the San Diego Padres. This marks the first regular season games in October in Milwaukee since the 2001 season.
Home start times for the 2012 season will again be 7:10 p.m. for night games Monday - Friday, 6:10 p.m. for most Saturday games (several are listed as TBD), 12:10 for weekday afternoon games in April and May (except Opening Day), and 1:10 p.m. for Sunday games and weekday afternoon games from June through September (except July 3 and 4, which are both 3:10 p.m., and Sept. 12 which is TBD). Road start times will be announced later in the winter. All game dates and times are subject to change.
As fans prepare for Thursdayâs NFL Kickoff 2011 game featuring the Packers vs. Saints, those planning on going to the game or the concert are encouraged to arrive early due to the larger-than-normal crowds expected near Lambeau Field.
Visitors to the area should allow additional time for traveling, to seek parking, and for walking toward and around the parking lots, concert area and Lambeau Field entry gates. To the east of stadium, Lombardi Avenue and Potts Avenue should be used to reach the stadium as Armed Forces Drive will be the site of the NFL Kickoff concert. The concert also will be broadcast inside the stadium on TundraVision.
Lambeau Field parking lots will open at 2:30 p.m. for Thursdayâs game with normal procedures. Season parking pass holders should park via their normal lot entrances. Fans should be in their seats by 7:15 p.m. as the pregame festivities will get underway at that time.
Thursdayâs special in-stadium card stunt will need participation from ticketed fans seated in the stadium bowl. Fans will turn Lambeau Field into a ring of stars and stripes during the national anthem and help with a special âGo Pack Goâ display in between the first and second quarter.
Game attendees will find a card taped to their seat with directions indicating which side to hold up during each stunt and whether to stand (national anthem) or sit (Go Pack Go). Fans will be prompted by a group from the field holding up cue cards reading, âGet Ready for Stunt #1,â then âGo Stunt #1.â The same will occur during the second stunt. The stunt, sponsored by Penske, is schedule to be broadcast live during the game.
Additionally on Thursday: Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr, with a Packers flag in hand, will lead the team out of the tunnel to the field through the Packers Ambassador Line, which this week will be formed by 31 other NFL alumni, one representing each team in the League. Each of the players will be holding his teamâs respective flag.
The national anthem will be performed by 2007 American Idol winner, Jordin Sparks. The conclusion of the anthem will feature a flyover of four F16s from the 115th Fighter Wing of the Wisconsin Air National Guard based in Madison and a brief fireworks display.
Thursdayâs fan giveaway is a gold towel with the words, âKick It Off Loud.â Among the many other gameday activities taking place are the annual Coats for Kids collection (coats and cash donations accepted) prior to the game in the parking lot and at the gates, Operation Fan Mail, and alumni appearances by Willie Davis and Chris Gizzi.
The Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) released its 2011-12 schedule today, with the action slated to kick off for the 96-game regular season on Thursday, November 3. Opening weekend for North Americaâs most storied professional indoor soccer league will be highlighted by the debuts of the Wichita Wings, Rochester Lancers and Syracuse Silver Knights. Also part of the opening-weekend action is the Milwaukee Wave, who looks to defend their MISL Championship. The Wave opens on Sunday, November 13 when they play host to Wichita at U.S. Cellular Arena.
The MISL has grown from five to eight teams for the 2011-12 season as the Baltimore Blast, Milwaukee Wave and Missouri are joined by a new franchise in Chicago as well as the Norfolk SharX, Rochester, Syracuse and Wichita.
The season is set to wrap up on March 4, with crucial intra-division contests such as Milwaukee at Chicago (Saturday, March 3) and Baltimore at Syracuse (Sunday, March 4) that could have bearing on the 2011-12 MISL playoffs.
The 2011-12 MISL regular season will consist of 24 games, with teams playing 16 games within their division - six games against their nearest geographic rival and five games each against the other two teams. They will face each of the teams from the other division twice, once home and once away.
The MISL playoffs will begin with the semifinals March 9-11, featuring the top two teams from each division meeting in a home-and-home series with a mini game to decide the series following the second game if needed. The championship will follow the same format on March 16-18. The higher seed will choose which game it hosts.
Milwaukee Wave Schedule | Home games are in bold
Saturday November 5, 2011 | 6:00PM | Inter-squad Exhibition
Sunday November 13, 2011 | 3:00PM | Wichita Wings
Tuesday November 15, 2011 | 10:30AM | School Days Game
Saturday November 19, 2011 | 6:00 PM | Chicago
Sunday November 20, 2011 | 3:10PM | Missouri Comets
Saturday November 26, 2011 | 6:00 PM | Chicago
Sunday November 27, 2011 | TBA | Chicago
Friday December 2, 2011 | 7:00 PM | Missouri Comets
Saturday December 10, 2011 | 6:00PM | Rochester Lancers
Friday December 16, 2011 | 7:00PM | Wichita Wings
Friday December 23, 2011 | TBA | Chicago
Saturday December 31, 2011 | 2:00PM | Baltimore Blast
Friday January 6, 2012 | 7:00PM | Norfolk harx
Sunday January 15, 2012 | 7:30PM | Syracuse Silver Knights
Monday January 16, 2012 | 1:00PM | Rochester Lancers
Saturday January 21, 2012 | 7:35PM | Wichita Wings
Thursday January 26, 2012 | 7:05PM | Wichita Wings
Friday January 27, 2012 | 7:35PM | Missouri Comets
Sunday January 29, 2012 | 3:00PM | Syracuse Silver Knights
Saturday February 4, 2012 | 6:00PM | Missouri Comets
Friday February 10, 2012 | 7:00PM | Wichita Wings
Sunday February 12, 2012 | 3:00PM | Chicago
Wednesday February 15, 2012 | 10:30AM | School Day Game
Saturday February 18, 2012 | 7:35PM | Baltimore Blast
At last summerâs conference in Miami, Bango took home the honor of NBA Mascot of the Year, which was voted on by his fellow mascots. Bango added another title during the 2010-11 season as he received the âMost Awesome Mascotâ award at the Cartoon Networkâs Hall of Game Awards in February. This year, Bango passed on the torch to the 2011 NBA Mascot of the Year, Grizz from the Memphis Grizzlies.
Bango has been a very busy Buck in the offseason with more than 80 appearances since May 1. Last week, Bango, along with Bucks and GE staff, volunteered at GE Day of Caring at Burbank Elementary School. He also made appearances at the annual Milwaukee Juneteenth Day celebration parade; the Badger Mutual Insurance Boys and Girls Club Tailgate Party at Miller Park; the Pewaukee Clean Water Festival at Pewaukee Lake and four Fourth of July Parades throughout the community. Bango also volunteered his time by distributing school supplies at the House of Peace Back to School Drive and helped serve breakfast and supper along with The Gathering of Southeastern Wisconsin at two Milwaukee locations. All of Bangoâs volunteer efforts and appearances listed above are part of the Milwaukee Bucks Community Caravan, which spans throughout the summer and through June 2012.
Bango begins his 34th season with the Bucks and he has been energizing and entertaining Bucks fans with his high flying dunks, acrobatic moves and crazy shenanigans. The ageless Bango has brought smiles and thrills to Bucks fans at home games, appearances, parades, school assemblies, hospital visits and everywhere Bucks fans celebrate since 1977. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada and in China and will be back at the Bradley Center for the 2011-12 Milwaukee Bucks season.
Itâs time to get Back To Football as the NFL begins its 92nd season with an unprecedented celebration in its special pregame show, "NFL KICKOFF 2011 PRESENTED BY EA SPORTSâ â 7:30 PM ET Thursday, September 8.Â KID ROCK,Â LADY ANTEBELLUMandÂ MAROON 5 are scheduled to perform.
The event opens to the public at 3:15 PM (CT). Fans may enter the concert site from Holmgren Way and may watch the performances along Armed Forces Drive. Fans do not need tickets to attend the free concert and may show up on event day to celebrate the start of the season prior to attending the Green Bay Packers game or watching it on television that evening.
Fans who are not planning on attending the game at Lambeau Field may register at 1iota.com to have a chance to be a part of the casted audience that will watch the concert on South Oneida Street adjacent to the stage. It is advised that fans participating in the casted audience do not have a game ticket as they will remain at the concert site for a live TV hit leading into the kickoff of the game.
NFL Kickoff 2011 will be televised from 7:30-8:30 PM (ET)/6:30-7:30 PM (CT) on NBC and NFL Network, leading up to the season opener between the Packers and the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field (NBC, 8:30 PM ET).
This is the 10th consecutive Kickoff celebration to start the season and the eighth consecutive year the NFL has saluted the Super Bowl champions with the opening game in their stadium on a Thursday in primetime.
The Green Bay Packers today announced expansion plans for Lambeau Field, a project that will include approximately 6,600 new seats in the south end zone and a new gate and rooftop viewing platform in the north end zone.
The project, with a projected cost of approximately $130 million, will get underway with a Sept. 1 groundbreaking, and be complete for the 2013 season. The Packers will fund the project, with no involvement of public tax money, including general and sales taxes.
âWeâre excited to begin work on the expansion of Lambeau Field,â said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. âThis project will benefit the Packers and our fans through two new gates for better stadium entry and exit, additional seats and updated amenities, as well as more gameday crowd noise focused on our opponents. It also will benefit our community, initially through construction jobs, but also in the long term through the increased economic impact of additional fans coming to Packers games each year.â
In the south end zone, the new seats, all with seatbacks, will be added in four levels. General seating will be featured, in addition to themed areas with some indoor concession environments. A new south gate will include four elevators and escalators to efficiently move fans in and out of the stadium.
The north end zone will include a new stadium gate, with six elevators, that will enable club-seat and suite holders to enter and exit the stadium more efficiently and provide an additional ADA entrance and exit point. The project will include construction of a rooftop viewing terrace for use by club-seat holders on gameday, and will be available for special events on other days. Both new gates will lessen the traffic at other gates throughout Lambeau Field and improve the stadiumâs overall entrance and exit patterns.
The Packers are arranging to finance all the costs of the expansion, with funding components to include traditional borrowing. A stock sale is being considered, and the team will seek NFL approval for what would be the fifth such offering. With regard to a user fee, the team anticipates a program similar to what was used for the Lambeau Field redevelopment (1999-2003). Additional funding options from the NFL will be explored.
The ticket-pricing structure for the new seating area s is still being established, with the price for seats expected to range between current bowl seat (top price $87) and current club-seat prices (top price $313). A Green and Gold package will be used for most of the new seats, similar to current stadium bowl seats. Some seats will be considered premium and be sold as a 10-game package. Final details of seating sections, including pricing and amenities offered, are expected to be announced after the 2011 season.
Seats will be made available initially to current season-ticket holders, with priority given to those who have held tickets the longest. The number of new seats available will be equal to the number currently held. Those opting for new seats will relinquish their current seats. After that process, members of the waiting list will be approached to purchase any seats remaining in the new sections or seats that have become available in the stadium bowl.
Miron Construction, of Neenah, Wis., has been selected as the general contractor for the project. The company served as the major subcontractor on the Lambeau Field redevelopment project and has thorough experience with the Packers. Hammes Company Sports Development Inc., of Madison, Wis., will serve as project manager and Elkus Manfredi is the projectâs design architect.
As an economic impact and benefit to the community, the project is expected to employ approximately 1,600 workers over the next two years and provide more than $70 million in wages. Long term, the additional 6,600 seats will potentially generate approximately $11 million annually in new spending impacts in Brown County from non-residents, according to a study by AECOM released in September 2010 by the Green Bay/Brown County Professional Football Stadium District that projected the impact of additional seating at the stadium.
Previously, the team announced the plan to install new Mitsubishi Diamond Vision video boards, with the new boards to be ready for the 2012 season. This project, with a cost of approximately $12 million, is being funding jointly by the Packers and the Stadium District, through team funding as well as the districtâs capital improvement fund consisting of user-fee money. The two parties also funded the new distributed audio system which debuted at Packers Family Night, Aug. 6.
All told, the projects represent more than $143 million of Lambeau Field enhancements and improvements, all funded without public tax money.
Wisconsin State Fair Park Officials are pleased to announce that the 160th Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, ended on a high note this evening at 10pm.
Hundreds of thousands of loyal Fairgoers came out to celebrate during the Fairâs annual 11-day run and take advantage of family-friendly pricing, diverse entertainment and fair traditions. Mother Nature was âfairlyâ kind this year, offering a few hot, humid days and a couple days of light rain, but mostly beautiful blue skies and light breezes, providing Fairgoers the opportunity to enjoy all that the Fair has to offer.
âIt was a tremendous Fair despite the tough start,â stated Chief Executive Officer of Wisconsin State Fair Park Rick Frenette. âWe are appreciative of the collaboration and efforts of the State Patrol, West Allis Police Department, and Milwaukee Police Department to assure our Fairgoers that the Fair is a safe, fun experience for our guests. We look forward to continuing to work with them for the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair and beyond.â
âThe attendance this year shows, that more than ever our Fairgoers are passionate about the Wisconsin State Fair, and they showed amazing support for us this year,â stated Patrice Harris, communications manager. âWe are thrilled that each year they come out to enjoy the new things we have to offer and the traditions of the Fair â the agriculture, food, music, attractions, contests and activities.â
In addition to a four percent increase in attendance, initial revenue reports reflect a significant increase of 5.6%.
2011 ATTENDANCE 911,231
AUGUST 4 HUNGER TASK FORCE DAY 45,133
149,500 pounds of food donated to Hunger Task Force
AUGUST 5 DISCOVERWISCONSIN.COM DAY 5,145
AUGUST 8 SPRECHER BREWING CO. $6 BEFORE 6PM 10,047
AUGUST 9 KOHLâS FAMILY VALUE DAY 27,559 Adults
AUGUST 11 U.S.CELLULAR $5 after 5pm 4,214
AUGUST 14 MILITARY & VETERANS RECOGNITION DAY
COURTESY OF BUDWEISER 2,162
Wisconsin Bakers Association Original Cream Puffs 355,478
Artic Glacier Pounds of Ice 550,425
Real Wisconsin Cheese Grill Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 52,143
The 2012 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place August 2 â 12, 2012. The Wisconsin State Fair offers an original experience to all that attend and is a phenomenal value with 30 FREE entertainment stages, thousands of animals, endless family activities, events, contests, vendors and culinary delights. For the most up-to-date information, please visit WiStateFair.com
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2011 Man Of The Year Nominee Tony Goff, TTTF Founder Cory Zimmerman and host Van McNeil join Leigh McNabb for a chat about This Time Tomorrow Foundation's A Night At The Calatrava Presented by The Milwaukee Wave Professional Soccer Team and Z2 Marketing.
A Benefit Concert for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Saturday April 9th, 2011.
The Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N Art Museum Dr Milwaukee, WI
Doors open at 7pm.
OVer the weekend, Milwaukee Bucks mascot Bango received the âMost Awesome Mascotâ award at the Cartoon Networkâs Hall of Game Awards. Bango faced tough competition but emerged victorious against the Phoenix Suns Gorilla, the Phillie Phanatic and the Tennessee Titans T-Rac in the fan vote.
This adds to Bangoâs long list of accomplishments. Already the reigning NBA Mascot of the Year, Bango is in his 33rd season with the Bucks and he has been energizing and entertaining Bucks fans with his high flying dunks, acrobatic moves and crazy shenanigans. After an ACL injury ended his 2008-09 campaign early, Bango came back in full force during the 2009-10 season to win the NBAâs Mascot of the Year award. He performed numerous stunts throughout the season, including his incredible dunk off a 16-foot ladder at the Bradley Center during a Bucks playoff game that made national headlines. Bango recently made an appearance at the 2011 All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles and also performed at the 2010 French Basketball League All-Star game in Paris, France.
The ageless Bango has brought smiles and thrills to Bucks fans at home games, appearances, parades, school assemblies, hospital visits and everywhere Bucks fans celebrate since 1977. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada and China
Tonight is a big night for Milwaukee Bucks mascot Bango as the Cartoon Network reveals the winner of its âMost Awesome Mascotâ award. The winner will be announced on the Cartoon Networkâs Hall of Game Awards tonight at 6 p.m. (CT).
Bango is up against some tough competition as he looks to beat out the Phoenix Suns Gorilla, the Phillie Phanatic and the Tennessee Titans T-Rac. The winner was determined by a fan vote and it will be revealed tonight on the Hall of Game Awards, which is a high-energy sports award event for kids.
This award would add to Bangoâs long list of accomplishments. Already the reigning NBA Mascot of the Year, Bango is in his 33rd season with the Bucks and he has been energizing and entertaining Bucks fans with his high flying dunks, acrobatic moves and crazy shenanigans. After an ACL injury ended his 2008-09 campaign early, Bango came back in full force during the 2009-10 season to win the NBAâs Mascot of the Year award. He performed numerous stunts throughout the season, including his incredible dunk off a 16-foot ladder at the Bradley Center during a Bucks playoff game that made national headlines. Bango recently made an appearance at the 2011 All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.
The ageless Bango has brought smiles and thrills to Bucks fans at home games, appearances, parades, school assemblies, hospital visits and everywhere Bucks fans celebrate since 1977. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada and China.
Sneak outta work a little early, pick up the kids and join me tonight at U.S. Cellular ArenaÂ for the Tripoli Shrine Circus! Not only will we have tons of prizes to give away, I'll be hosting your Pre-Party! We open the doors at 6pm so you and theÂ famÂ can meet the performers, step into the circus rings, ride an elephant or pony, have your face painted or your picture taken with a giant snake!
Admission to Pre-Party is free with your valid ticket to the circus though additional fees can apply. (i.e. Elephant Rides, Face Painting, Bouncy House, etc.)
Learn more about what the Tripoli Shrine Circus has to offer and check out my interview w Cindy The Elelphant & Nina or just click here...www.MilwaukeeCircus.com
If you've never taken the family to a Milwaukee Wave game before, this Saturday is a great opportunity. We offer an exciting soccer atmosphere at a great value!
The Feb. 19 Milwaukee Wave game against the Chicago Riot at U.S. Cellular Arena will be at 6:00 p.m.Â and not only the Go Pink! game with appearances by LeRoy Butler, William Henderson, Rob Davis, Dorsey Levens and Antonio Freeman, but is also Brad Beachâs Mascot Game.
Milwaukee Wave Head Coach Keith Tozer chats w Van about this Saturday's game, his thoughts on the retiring Ronaldo and more!
Greg talks w Geroge Lopez about bringing the Lombardi trophy back to Green Bay, and waking up the day after the big game thinking the whole thing was a dream. Plus, Greg discusses Christina Aguilera's "Star Mangled Banner."
Green Bay Packers quaterback Aaron Rodgers talks to Dan Patrick on our sister-station Sports Radio 1250 WSSP-AM (9am-11am).
In this interview...
Aaron talks about the win vs the Falcons, that internet video of Jan cancer patient, what he texted Chicago Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler, what the Packers need to do to win Sunday and lots more.
The Dan Patrick Show Weekdays 9a-11a on Sports Radio 1250. Online...www.sportsradio1250.com Click on the player to listen.
Quarterbacks TOM BRADY of the New England Patriots, PHILIP RIVERS of the San Diego Chargers and AARON RODGERS of the Green Bay Packers are the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year honors, while running backs JAMAAL CHARLES of the Kansas City Chiefs, ARIAN FOSTER of the Houston Texans and MICHAEL TURNER of the Atlanta Falcons are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year, the NFL announced today.Â
You can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx until Friday, January 28 at 9 pm ET to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year.
Green Bayâs AARON RODGERS finished in the top 10 in nearly every major passing category this season, with 3,922 passing yards (seventh), 28 touchdowns (tied for sixth), a 65.7 completion percentage (sixth), 40 25-yard passes (second) and a 101.2 passer rating (third). Rodgersâ 3,922 passing yards this season brought his total in three seasons as a starter to 12,394, ranking second in NFL history for the most passing yards by a quarterback in his first three seasons as a starter. Rodgers posted a passer rating of at least 110.0 during Week 9 & Weeks 11 â 13 making him him the only quarterback since 1970 to post a passer rating of at least 110.0 in four consecutive games in back-to-back seasons.
MILWAUKEEÂ - Longtime Brewers Broadcaster Bob Uecker announced today that he will miss 10-12 weeks in the broadcast booth.Â Uecker is scheduled to undergo heart surgery this Friday.
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The Green Bay Packersâ preseason schedule is highlighted by a nationally televised contest against defending AFC champion Indianapolis at Lambeau Field. The preliminary schedule was communicated by the National Football League on Wednesday.
Aug. 12-16 CLEVELAND BROWNS (Gold pkg.)
Midwest Shrine Game
Aug. 19-23 at Seattle Seahawks
Aug. 26 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Bishopâs Charities Game
ESPN / WTMJ
Sept. 2-3at Kansas City Chiefs
Specific dates and times to be announced
The Packers open the preseason against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field for the second consecutive year. A 17-0 Green Bay victory last preseason left the all-time preseason record nearly even between the two clubs, with Cleveland holding a slight 11-10 advantage. The game is designated as the 61st annual Upper Midwest Shrine Game, a tradition which began in 1950 and has raised more than $3.1 million for the Midwest Shrineâs burn centers and hospitals for crippled children. Green Bay has won five of the last six and nine of the last 11 in the Shrine series.
In Week 2 of the preseason, Green Bay will head to Seattle to take on the Seahawks, led by new head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider, who spent 12 seasons in the Packers front office. This marks the fourth all-time preseason meeting between the teams. Green Bayâs only other preseason meeting in Seattle came in 1983.
ESPN will televise the Colts contest in Week 3 to a national TV audience. This marks the eighth preseason contest between Indianapolis and Green Bay and the first since 1996. Also, the Colts game marks the 50th annual Bishopâs Charities Game, a charitable contest initiated in 1961 by Vince Lombardi and the Diocese of Green Bay that has raised more than $3.4 million to date.
The preseason concludes with a road contest at Kansas City, which will mark the 12th preseason meeting between the Packers and Chiefs. The Packers last played a preseason contest in Kansas City in 1990. Green Bay and Tennessee had met in the preseason finale each of the last eight years.
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Can't believe I'm about to write this...
Let me preface what I'm about to write by saying this: I'm not proud of myself…I'm not even HAPPY with myself. Ok, here goes!
I went to see Miley Cyrus last night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, the "BANGERZ" tour. Having been in the radio industry my whole life, part of what I enjoy the most are the shows, whether I'm a fan of the artist or not, I enjoy a great production! I enjoy seeing the crowd and it's reaction to the artist that's performing. What I saw last night was Miley OWNING the crowd filled with fans of ALL AGES!
I say this MOSTLY in a joking manner, but I saw things THAT I CAN'T UN-SEE!!!!! For example: Miley took the stage by sliding down a GIANT TONGUE SLIDE. She "flew" around on a GIANT SAUSAGE. She even forgot the words to one of her own songs "Rooting For My Baby" and acknowledged it by saying she "MESSED UP" (she used other words to explain it, LOL). There were other things that happened during the show that I can't and won't talk about here, but all that said, it was worth the price of admission IMO...a GREAT PRODUCTION! Like Miley or not, she really CAN SING and again, she OWNED the crowd last night!
Ok, I waited as long as I could: I ENJOYED IT...ALOT!
I hope you won't hold that against me
An Evergreen Harvest â Cooking with Spruce
A long time favorite in Europe, spruce shoot syrup and beer are gaining popularity in North America. The tender new growth of spruce, pines and firs were also used by Native Americans and early settlers for food and medicine.
For the best flavor, harvest the tender new growth as it emerges in spring. Remove the papery brown covering before eating or processing.
Use them fresh to flavor fish dishes, sauce or salad dressing.
Or try something simple like tea. Just dry the needles and brew into tea. Or create spruce vinegar with brown rice, vinegar and pine or spruce shoots. Just place the shoots in a glass jar, cover with brown rice vinegar, seal and let it age for a month.
Spruce shoots are also used to add the unique flavor to the Canadian martini.
Ask before harvesting spruce shoots from private and public property. And only use shoots from evergreens free of pesticides.
A bit more information: For more tips on harvesting and recipes click here.. And for more on the history of brewing and cooking with evergreen shoots click here. If you want to skip or give them a try before harvesting and preserving your own, you can find them for sale on-line at Forbes Wild Food.
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The Easiest Way To Clean Up
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Birth Tree March 1 through 10 - Weeping Willow
The lovely and graceful weeping willow has long been a part of our landscapes. And, although it is the birth tree for those born between March 1st and 10th, think twice before planting this beauty in your backyard.
As birth trees go, the weeping willow represents beauty filled with a bit of melancholy. Individuals with this birth tree are also said to be tasteful, dreamers, restless and have good intuition.
Today the golden weeping willow is considered the standard and the one most of us know as weeping willow. This fast growing tree is hardy in zones 2 through 9, develops a stout trunk and is covered with long pendulous branches. It is tolerant of moist to wet soils and is often found growing along ponds and streams.
This large tree is perfect for wet areas where other trees fail and where the leaf, stem and fluffy seedpod litter and aggressive roots are not a problem.
A bit more information: The golden weeping willow can grow 50 to 80 feet tall with a broad canopy. If your yard is too small or you don’t want the litter issue, visit this graceful beauty in a nearby park or natural setting.
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Leaf Spot on Philodendron
Philodendrons have long been considered one of the easiest to grow – hardest to kill houseplants. But even these robust beauties can suffer from too much love and attention.
Don't be embarrassed if you've killed this supposedly indestructible plant – many gardeners have. The most common complaints are yellow leaves with brown spots.
Leaf spot diseases are usually the culprit and improper watering the cause.
Take a close look at the container and your watering regimen. Make sure the pot has holes in the bottom for drainage. No matter how good a gardener, it is impossible to provide exactly the right amount of moisture every time you water.
Move your plant to a container with drainage holes if needed. For best results water this and most houseplants thoroughly whenever the top couple inches of soil feels like a damp sponge. Pour off any excess water that collects in the saucer. Plants sitting in water are more subject to root rot and leaf spot diseases.
A bit more information: Reduce your work load and improve your plants' growing environment by placing stones or marbles in the saucer. The excess water can collect in the saucer while the marbles elevate the pot and plant roots above the water. As the water evaporates it increases the humidity around the plant where it is needed.
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