Category Archives: NFL

Ron Wolf Elected To Pro Football Hall of Fame

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If you are a Green Bay Packer fan, you know who Ron Wolf is. He was the man who ended the twenty plus year drought of winning seasons in the smallest but historic Green Bay Wisconsin.

The man who hired Mike Holmgren, Brought in Bret Favre and Reggie White, and as some say, the rest is history. But it’s not. The winning in Green Bay continues. Packer fans today have now lived through twenty plus years of winning seasons and many more to come. All from the start of the Ron Wolf era. Someone who now is well deserved to be named into the NFL Hall of Fame.

We say congratulations, Ron Wolf.  Continue reading Ron Wolf Elected To Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Aaron Rodgers Earned / Deserved MVP

If anyone could win the NFL’s MVP award, we wouldn’t be discussing this. An MVP in the NFL is for someone who is valuable to a team success. An MVP helps their team find ways to win when odd may be against them. An MVP will play hurt and not give up when the team needs them most. Case in point, would the Green Bay Packers have made their playoff run without Aaron Rodgers? Could the team have been one loss away from the Super Bowl if someone else was calling the signals at Lambeau Field?

We say congratulations to Aaron Rodgers for being this years NFL MVP. His second MVP and many more to come.

The story; Continue reading Aaron Rodgers Earned / Deserved MVP

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Poor, Poor, Patriots, People Keep Pulling Hotel Fire Alarm

How mean can people be towards the New England Patriots? How can this happen? Why would anyone do this to the Pats? Could it be those Seahawk fans or maybe just another NFL fan who doesn’t like the Patriots?  Continue reading Poor, Poor, Patriots, People Keep Pulling Hotel Fire Alarm

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Rodgers Just Being Aaron Rodgers, Surprises Fallen Veterans Children, video

Aaron Rodgers just being himself by helping those who need it most. Here he surprised young people whose fathers died while serving in the U.S. military. Continue reading Rodgers Just Being Aaron Rodgers, Surprises Fallen Veterans Children, video

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USDA: Super Bowl Sunday, Food Safety Tips

If your planning your Super Bowl party, remember to think food safety first.

Following from the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service

Food Safety Education Staff

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 – Super Bowl Sunday is about much more than football. In fact when many people think about the Super Bowl, they think about the mouth-watering appetizers, delicious buffalo wings and spicy chili that they will enjoy with their friends.

Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food consumption day of the year in the U.S. (behind Thanksgiving). This means there are more opportunities for a food safety fumble to cause food poisoning while preparing and serving game day party foods in the home. While chips, finger foods, and dips might be a football fan favorite, these dishes involve a lot of people sharing communal items, which increases the risk of foodborne illness. Also if you serve buffet style, that means foods will be left out for long periods of time—all of these scenarios can be recipes for disaster.

In January, Kansas State University released the results of a study that tracked parents’ food handling behavior in the kitchen. After preparing a test meal that included meat injected with tracer bacteria, 82% of study participants left meat-originating bacteria around the kitchen on sinks, refrigerators, and cabinet handles. To promote safe food handling the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a food safety playbook to help you keep your Super Bowl food both safe and delicious.

Plays to Food Safe Homemade Chicken Wings

  • Make sure your frying oil temperature is 375 °F before starting to fry.
  • Before frying, pat dry the chicken wings to prevent oil splatter when submerged in hot oil.
  • Make sure not to overcrowd the chicken wings in the frying basket. If the wings are crowded, they can be undercooked.
  • To take a temperature of your wings, place them on a clean plate covered in paper toweling. Use a clean food thermometer to check the internal temperature, for food safety the temp should be 165 °F. You should measure several wings before you finish cooking each batch.
  • If the wings are below the minimum safe internal temperature of 165 °F submerge them again in the hot oil.

Plays to a Food Safe Buffet

  • Keep hot food hot and cold food cold.
  • Hot foods must have a heat source to keep them warmer than 140 °F.
  • Cold foods should be kept on ice to remain at a safe temperature below 40 °F.
  • Perishable foods left out longer than two hours should be discarded and replenished with fresh servings.

Plays to a Food Safe Kitchen Towel

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds to avoid spreading bacteria to your towels.
  • Never reuse paper towels. This product is for single use only. When used multiple times, bacteria can find their way onto the towel and hitch a ride around the kitchen.
  • Kitchen towels build up bacteria after multiple uses. To keep the bacteria from getting the upper hand, you should wash your kitchen towels frequently in the hot cycle of your washing machine.

Consumers can learn more about key food safety practices at and follow @USDAFoodSafety on Twitter. Consumers with questions about food safety, can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or chat live with a food safety specialist at, available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, in English or Spanish.

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Aaron Rodgers Olivia Munn Talks Green Bay On ‘Conan’

It seems Aaron Rodgers girlfriend Olivia Munn fits in to Green Bay and the area more than you would think for being a Hollywood actress.

It's official: Olivia Munn is one of us.
The Hollywood actress who dates Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talked about something on "Conan" Tuesday night that much of Northeastern Wisconsin can relate to: Maplewood Meats.
Munn, who appeared on the TBS late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien to promote her new movie with Johnny Depp, "Mortdecai," gave a shout-out to the popular meat market in Howard when she discussed living in Green Bay.

Read more and see video via Olivia Munn talks Maplewood Meats on ‘Conan’.

From the story it would seem Olivia and Aaron are not vegetarians. Kudos to Olivaia and Aaron.

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Packers Coach Mike McCarthy’s Brother Passes Away

Our condolences to the McCarthy family.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An especially heartbreaking week turned tragic Wednesday after Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy’s brother passed away.
 KDKA-TV has learned that 47-year-old Pine Township attorney Joe McCarthy passed away after collapsing at a local gym.

Full story via Brother Of Green Bay Packers Coach Mike McCarthy Passes Away « CBS Pittsburgh.

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Packers-Seahawks: New Long Term Rivalry

The talk around NFL football circles always bring up the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packer rivalry. The old days when Lombardi accused George Halas of renting an apartment and spying on Packer practices.

In 2015, it seems a new rivalry concerning the Packers and the Seattle Seahawks.  A great read from Vic Ketchman at Continue reading Packers-Seahawks: New Long Term Rivalry

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Kingsford Home To Packermania

The Packer Seahawk NFC Championship is days away and the hype for Packer fans is building. Located in Kingsford in Upper Michigan, one Packer fan mixes his love for pro wrestling and the Green Bay Packers.

Ladies and gentlemen, This is PACKERMANIA! Continue reading Kingsford Home To Packermania

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Mayors Wager Beer and Cheese For Championship Game

Time to wager for the Packer Seahawks game between the Mayors of Green Bay and Seattle.

Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray are making a friendly wager in anticipation of the NFC Championship Game this Sunday, when the Green Bay Packers travel to Seattle to play the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks.

Read more via WBAY – Mayors Wager Beer, Cheese on Championship Game – January 15, 2015.