The Packers wound down a lack-luster pre-season with a 30-8 loss in Kansas City last night. Aaron Rodgers didnt play and and the back-ups struggled. There wasnt a full house at Arrowhead Stadium and who could blame them. The Chiefs fan-base is one of the more rabid in the NFL and even they didnt want to pay full price for this garbage. I would imagine that even the finest purveyors of pre-owned merchandise would turn up their noses at this.
The time has come to either shorten the pre-season (these guys are in shape when they come to camp for the most part)...lower the price of the "exhibition games"...or donate the proceeds of these "exhibitions to charity. I know the Packers already do that to some extent but it seems pretty clear that many teams view these games as a naked money grab and NFL fans deserve better
The Badgers get underway tomorrow at Camp Randall against patsy UMASS. It appears that at least for this year, the Big Ten is loaded with these early games. Even Indiana found someone they could hammer...they beat Indiana State last night 73-35. Minnesota ran over UNLV 51-23 although I understand why you schedule the Runnin Rebs...you get a return home game to Sin City and the alumni like that.
The second week of the high school football season got underway last night. Wausau West, behind their stout defense, had SPASH on the ropes but couldnt finish it. Stevens Point scored a late TD to pull out a 10-7 win. I'll be at Thom Field tonight to bring you the Wausau East-Marshfield game. It's the opener of our doubleheader on Foxsports 1390 and FM 93.9 and will be followed by DC Everest vs Wisconsin Rapids.
A busy weekend in Milwaukee...The Harley Anniversery party is going on including tonight's Aerosmith/Cheap Trick concert...the Brewers have an interleague series with the Angels...and the UFC pay per view is at the Bradley Center.
Songs Of The Day (from my I-pod)
Marie's The name, Of His Latest Flame-Elvis Presley (1961) a tune originally done by Del Shannon
Marion The Chatelaine-Al Stewart (1995) from his album "Between The Wars" which focused on historical themes in the period of 1918-1939 . This one was about Marion Davies, the mistress of mogul William Randolph Hearst. This is a pretty good album and features some excellent acoustic guitar work from Lawrence Juber.