Packers finally show some energy
After slogging through a four-game losing streak, the Green Bay Packers finally showed up Monday night with some energy for a game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and the team executed. After four games of appearing to just go through the motions, the players finally looked like they wanted to win, and they did.
But they have a daunting task ahead if they want to make the playoffs. Basically, they probably have to win the last five games of the season. That means no more lapses. Can the tean do that? It’s doubtful, but we loyal fans can only hope.
All I know is that Monday night’s game was a lot easier to watch than the previous four were. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was accurate, his receivers were catching his passes, and they were converting on third downs. Keep it going guys!
Now the Badgers are a different story. Wisconsin plays Penn State this Saturday for the Big Ten championship and I believe, the winner will likely go to the Rose Bowl for a game on New Year’s Day. Go Badgers! The team has had quite a season after starting out unranked. It ended up facing several ranked teams and lost only to Michigan, ranked fourth at the time, and Ohio State, ranked second in the country. And as of now, the “powers that be” are ranking the Badgers sixth in the country.
I heard a cute story the other day. A friend of mine has three daughters. The family has always been involved in music and dancing, and the three girls learned to dance at an early age.
Many years ago, the entire family attended a relative’s wedding. At the dance following the reception, one daughter grabbed her sister’s boyfriend for a dance. Well, after the dance, the two of them came back to the other sister. The one who had danced with the boyfriend said, “You can have him back. That was like dancing with a tree that’s still planted in the ground.”
And apparently the sister who went with him wasn’t too bothered by his dancing skills, because they ended up married and still are, many years later.
I won’t mention any names in order to protect his reputation. Besides, that was so long ago, maybe he has improved since then.
Did you hear about the man who called his travel agent? He was furious about an Orlando, Fla., vacation package the agent had booked for him: He was expecting an ocean-view hotel room. The travel agent explained that was not possible, because Orlando is in the middle of the state. “Don’t lie to me,” the man said. “I looked on the map, and Florida is a very thin state.” (Now I would say that is a special kind off dumb.)
Barb Ludlow is a former Kewaunee County reporter. Email her at [email protected].
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