Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The 49ers and the Ravens are facing off in Super Bowl 47 on February 3 in New Orleans.
The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens will battle it out on the football field to win the XLVII Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. CST on CBS 58 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Fans can also listen on SiriusXM NFL Radio Ch. 88. The 13-time Pro Bowler, Ray Lewis, will play his last game in the Super Bowl. The National Anthem will be sung by Alcia Keys. Destiny's Child and Beyonce will be performing at half-time.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Travis Beckum's team won the title, but he tore his ACL.
A former Oak Creek Knight is a Super Bowl champion, though it came with quite a bit of pain. New York Giants' tight end Travis Beckum, a 2005 Oak Creek High School graduate, tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the second quarter. He was jammed by a Patriots linebacker and landed awkwardly on his right leg with 12:55 left. He was taken to the locker room and later returned to the sidelines on crutches. According to the Star-Ledger newspaper, the injury was so bad that Beckum may not be ready by the start of the 2012 season. He will undergo an MRI to determine the full extent of the injury. But it seemed the joy of the Giants' victory was greater than any concern Beckum has about his knee. He said that after he got hurt, he thought to …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
We can still have a good time even though the Packers aren't playing, right?
Sunday, February 5, 2012
It's game day — what will you be doing? Whether you are watching the game from your couch with family or heading out to a party with friends or out to an area bar, we want to see your photos. Maybe you have a mouth-watering spread of food that you have served up for the day — and if you are feeling generous, include the recipe in the comments below or in the caption of the photo. Are your kids all decked out and cheering loudly or like to do adorable little dances when their favorite team scores? Shoot some video and post it here. It's so simple to post photos or videos. There's an "upload photos and video" button under the photo that goes with this story. Have a fabulous Super Bowl Sunday! We would love to hear from you today! Comment …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Eighteen percent of Patch readers want the New York Giants to win the Super Bowl, despite the fact that team is the reason the Packers didn't make the cut.
By now, most Wisconsinites have finally come to terms with the fact that Sundays are no longer set aside for Green and Gold football games (until next season.) But fans will have one more chance to catch some of their favorite players in action this Sunday during the NFL's Pro Bowl game, including Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Fullback John Kuhn, Wide Receiver Gregg Jennings, Center Scott Wells, Lineman B.J. Raji, Linebacker Clay Matthews and Cornerback Charles Woodson. (See entire Pro Bowl roster here.) Packers players were not a part of the Pro Bowl last year in anticipation of the Super Bowl — a situation that offers some confused reactions from players involved. "I was actually really good ... Thursday, Friday, Saturday — starting to kind…
Monday, October 10, 2011
It's been a great run, but will a cleated shoe soon fall?
You can tell a Wisconsin sports fan by the change that's taken place over the last nine months. He smiles a lot. Refuses to change habits (or clothes). Hugs strangers. Reacts to fixing a leaky faucet by either a) giving himself a championship belt, or b) going into "Beast Mode." The last month has seen the bandwagon only pick up speed. The Brewers captured the division, the National League Division Series and Game 1 of the NL Championshp Series. The Packers won a Super Bowl in February, the sixth of an 11-game win streak that continued Sunday night. The Wisconsin Badgers football team is also unbeaten and a contender for the national title. And oh, yes, the Milwaukee Wave won their fifth league championship back in the spring and the …
Friday, February 18, 2011
All the goodwill surrounding the Super Bowl seems hard to recall this week.
Remember two Sundays ago? At this point, that seems like a lifetime ago. But I remember it quite clearly. Our Green Bay Packers were the toast of the state and on top of the football world. I watched the game in Oak Creek and remember the sound of fireworks going off after Aaron Rodgers' final kneel-down. All around Wisconsin, car horns honked and people celebrated the state's first major sports championship since 1997. A few days before the game, in this very space, I wrote a column advising people to enjoy the Super Bowl week. Included in that piece were these two sentences: "One of the greatest things about sports is how unifying it can be for to a community and a state. For all of our differences, we can rally behind the same cause …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Bolender made friendly wagers with two mayors.
Remember a few weeks ago when Oak Creek Mayor Dick Bolender made a friendly wager with Darien, Ill. Mayor Kathleen Weaver? It was "pay up" time last night when Weaver donned a Packers jersey (albeit, Brett Favre) during a city council meeting. Darien Patch Editor Lauren Williamson has the details in her story. That's one down, one to go. Bolender made a similar bet with a Pittsburgh-area mayor before the Super Bowl. In case you haven't heard, the Packers won the Super Bowl. Sorry...still feels good every time I say that.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Some were alcohol-related, some were fireworks.
Oak Creek police responded to several alcohol-related incidents after Sunday's Super Bowl as well as at least two complaints of fireworks. The Super Bowl ended just after 9 p.m. Police arrested three drunken drivers between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m., including a man who went through the Taco Bell drive-thru while allegedly intoxicated. Police found him passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle about an hour after he received his food. Another person was arrested for drunken driving after he got into a fight in the parking lot of Kwik Trip on 13th St., while another man was arrested after he struck a vehicle. In addition, police responded to two reports of fireworks set off shortly after the Super Bowl's final snap. One of those calls came from…
Oak Creek Patch had another impressive showing.
Three Patch readers came within one point of predicting the final score of Sunday's big game. Carol Runge in Oak Creek, Sadie Nerswirk of Waukesha and Gordon Lang in Whitefish Bay 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 contest included …
Chain is offering 85-cent burgers in honor of Greg Jennings and the Super Bowl champs.
In celebration of the Packers' Super Bowl title, A&W Restaurants are offering 85-cent "Jennings Burgers" today. Greg Jennings, who wears number 85, scored two touchdowns in last night's victory. The Oak Creek A&W is at 2040 W. Ryan Road.