Missing Sports?

Missing Sports?

I gotta admit I’m not a big sports fan but I do know a few people in the broadcast center here that are really in to it. I couldn’t tell you one player from another or who won the Super Bowl last year. I do like watching the occasional baseball game on TV on a hot summer day. When I was a young “Duffer” I would RACE upstairs to our apartment when it was sweltering hot to watch Jack Brickhouse on WGN TV in Chicago. LOVED the Cubs. Every year Ron Santo would make an appearance at the Jewel Food Store across the street from my house. They would always have the Oscar Mayer Weiner mobile there and it would be a great event and chance to get my glove signed. As a kid my walls in my room were COVERED with pictures of all the football greats and I remember watching the games on a Sunday and immediately going outside after the game with my football! I do enjoy watching a Packers game when the weather outside is brisk and it goes well with a relaxing Sunday. So, I guess I’m really not a true sports fan at all but like I mentioned earlier I do know folks that are and they are not happy with the void of sports. What’s your take? Are you miserable without anything? Do the occasional reruns of games from years ago make you happy? If you’re a sports Fan-atic is the fact that they will have cardboard cut-outs in the stand just weird? Corona has totally screwed up everything and sports has taken a BIG hit. Yes, even High School sports is still “iffy” about what’s going to happen. I know adult that don’t even have kids in school that enjoy going to a high school game. If you’re a big sports fan I feel your pain!! This all seems like a dream…or actually more like a nightmare. Keep thinking good thoughts that we can get a handle on the horrible “bug” and get back to some normal at one point this year. 2020 has certainly become the WORST year of my lifetime.

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OK…The Green and Gold is back

OK…The Green and Gold is back

SO…what do you think so far of the NFL season? I’ve heard many opinions from “OMG this is weird” to “I love my Green and Gold”. Mixed feelings from it’s not the same that you can’t tailgate in Lambeau to people saying “who cares, I’m not a sports fan anyway”. The bottom line is the…read more »

One More Walk

One More Walk

Although things were very different this year the Walk To End Alzheimer’s went on last Saturday in Antigo. They start off with a video that you can watch in your home. The video is about 15 minutes long. Then you are encouraged to go out and take the walk. You raise the funds as always.…read more »

So Long Summer (were you even here?)

So Long Summer (were you even here?)

I’ll keep this short and sweet. MOST of the great events we have in the Northwoods were cancelled this year. The days are getting shorter for sure. School is back in session (by 2020 standards). Yes it finally happened. I spotted my first tree turning red on Highway 47! The Deer in my back yard…read more »

Road Construction

Road Construction

I’m sure many of you in the Northwoods have noticed the repaving of Highway 47 from Rhinelander to the North. I’m amazed at how far they have gotten in just a few weeks. LOTS of trucks and lots of machinery and of course lots of delays. They are already up to Newbold in the northbound…read more »