Wisconsin Weekly 8/12-8/18


Green Bay Packers

Al-Jazeera America

Several months ago the media organization Al-Jazeera mentioned several NFL player names in a story on the use of PEDs. Among those names were Green Bay Packers players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers and both those players until this point have maintained their innocence, refusing to be interviewed by the league and commissioner Roger Goodell. However, the situation has changed after the league informed the players that they have until August 25th to interview or face suspensions under the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Because of this ultimatum, both Peppers and Matthews have agreed to hold interviews, thus avoiding the threat of suspension for now. Even though this situation is still in its early stage it can become a big deal as it’s not only the Packers but the league’s two premier pass rushers, especially if the NFL has evidence to support Al-Jazeera’s claims.

Preseason Week One

After their first official game was cancelled in Canton, the Packers have won their first preseason game defeating the Cleveland Browns 17-11 at Lambeau Field last Friday. Joe Callahan was the Packers starting quarterback and he played very well throwing 16-23, 124 yards and a touchdown to running back John Crockett with seven seconds left in the first half. The Packers defense also recorded two safeties and an interception which was off of Browns’ starting quarterback Robert Griffin III by defensive back Micah Hyde.

Preseason Week Two

The Packers are now 2-0 in the preseason after defeating the Oakland Raiders 20-12 at Lambeau Field Thursday night. Brett Hundley got the start at quarterback but more impressively was the play of Eddy Lacy, who in nine carries rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown on the opening drive. In the second quarter Hundley got his ankle rolled which caused him to sit out for the rest of the game and Joe Callahan to take over. The other touchdown in the game happened in the third quarter when John Crockett ran in from the one-yard line.

Milwaukee Bucks

Craig Robinson

The Bucks announced Monday that Craig Robinson is the organization’s new Vice President of Player and Organizational Development. In this position, Robinson will serve as a mentor and advisor to the Bucks roster. Robinson’s most notable achievements in basketball include being a two-time Ivy League Player of the Year at Princeton and being the fourth-winningest coach in Oregon State Basketball history with 93 wins in six seasons.

Milwaukee Brewers


As of Thursday’s game, the Milwaukee Brewers are 1-6 since the 12th of August in games against the Reds in Milwaukee and the Cubs in Chicago. That’s including losing both games of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field Wednesday.


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