Why the Packers Win

Happy NFC Championship Day! Today I have an op-ed in the Wisconsin State Journal, Why the Packers Win. It’s about reconciling my distaste for the NFL with my love of the Green Bay Packers.  Here’s an excerpt: For this die-hard Green Bay Packers fan, there’s no time like the eve of the NFC Championship Game to start questioning … More Why the Packers Win

Dear President Obama, I Know How You Can Carry Wisconsin (and the Nation)

Dear President Obama, I know how you can carry Wisconsin: Issue your statement post-haste: it was clearly an interception, and the Packers should have won. (Badger state? Check. Add 10 electoral votes to your tally.) Then make some phone calls. Get us to a settlement already? Please? (Nation? Check. 270, all yours.) For NFL fans … More Dear President Obama, I Know How You Can Carry Wisconsin (and the Nation)

Taste that Wild Mercy

Pop quiz about 1990s sit coms!  Who was the prime time uncle known for his signature expression “Have mercy!”? If you said Uncle Jesse Katsopolis, you were right.  Thanks to Uncle Jesse’s role on Full House, many of us became used to the expression “Have mercy!” Among friends and colleagues here in Missoula, a new … More Taste that Wild Mercy