Wednesday, December 12, 2012
If you've got wit, add your caption to Patch's weekly comic challenge and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Richard Sakowski, who provided the winning punchline to Little Red Wagon cartoon: Pardon me. Do you have any grey poupon?
Sunday, September 16, 2012
After taking a beating in Green Bay, the irritable quarterback finds more grief at the market.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Kathleen Weaver pays up on NFC title game wager with Wisconsin mayor by wearing Green Bay jersey at City Council meeting.
You may remember a time just a little more than two short weeks ago, a bright time, a hopeful time. The time before the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship Game. During those halcyon days, Patch arranged a friendly wager between the mayors of Darien, IL, and Oak Creek, WI. If the Bears won, Oak Creek Mayor Dick Bolender would wear a Bears jersey. But if Green Bay won, Darien Mayor Kathleen Weaver would don a Packers jersey during the next City Council meeting. “So here I am,” Weaver said during Monday night’s meeting as she made good on the bet by wearing a Brett Favre jersey. Thanks to Weaver for being a good sport about the bet. And I guess the Packers deserve a little bit of congratulations since they did …
Sunday, January 23, 2011
One family shares their story of a marriage amid mixed allegiances.
Like Romeo and Juliet, Pat and Sue Veselik’s relationship began amid a deep, generations-old feud. Luckily for the Veseliks, they were able to make the partnership work—perhaps against greater odds than Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers. Sue is a Chicago Bears fan. And Pat roots for the Packers. The Darien residents met in college at Northern Michigan University, where both were student athletes. Pat, an All-American football player raised in Michigan, even tried out to be a kicker with the Packers in 1985. He still holds the NMU record for most field goals in a season. As a Chicago native, Sue said being a Bears fan is in her blood. “There was no question I was going to be anything other than a Bears fan,” she said. “I couldn’t even …
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Sparks sees game as "historic."
Editor's Note: Oak Creek Patch Contributor Troy Sparks is covering Sunday's game for the Milwaukee Community Journal. He shares his thoughts in the hours leading up to kickoff. On Sunday, the most anticipated game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears will be historic. With only one playoff game between the two teams in the last 70 years, it seems unlikely that these two bitter rivals will meet again in the playoffs anytime soon. My level of anxiety for this game is very high. I’m not even playing in the game, but I've had knots in my stomach all week. I have to admit I have an authentic Ray Nitschke No. 66 Green Bay throwback jersey and a Chicago No. 12 jersey, but my allegiance is slowly shifting from the Bears to the …
Bears fans at Q Billiards have something to say to the Packers fans in Oak Creek, WI.
Darien Patch partnered with Oak Creek, WI, Patch for some pre-game fun in anticipation of Sunday's faceoff between the Bears and Packers.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Bears-Packers week is particularly interesting for those whose allegiances cross state lines.
Darien Patch partnered with Oak Creek, WI, Patch for some pre-game fun in anticipation of Sunday's faceoff between the Bears and Packers. For our take on Packers fans living in Darien, click here. Being a Bears fan in Wisconsin is not a new experience for long-time Illinois transplants. With the combination of a rivalry dating back to the 1920s and proximity between the two cities, Bears fans have long been the subject of friendly - and not-so-friendly - teasing, jabs and snide remarks. This week, obviously, it's on another level. With the winner of the game going to the Super Bowl, Sunday is the most important game ever between the two teams. It's enough to get the state awash with Packers fever, but it's an equally interesting week for…
Locals share the struggles of rooting for the Green Bay Packers in a Bears kind of town.
Darien Patch partnered with Oak Creek, WI, Patch for some pre-game fun in anticipation of Sunday's faceoff between the Bears and Packers. For Oak Creek's take on Bears fans living in Wisconsin, click here. Every Sunday during football season, Larry Keslinke follows the same ritual: He puts on his team’s sweatshirt, sets his cap on the table next to him and watches the game by himself. Like many superstitious fans, Keslinke hopes this routine will ensure a win for the team. Except as far as most Darien residents are concerned, there’s something wrong with this picture. The sweatshirt, the hat and the cheers are all for the Green Bay Packers. Though it’s tough being a Packers fan in a town with such a deep loyalty to the Chicago Bears, …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Weaver will wear Packers gear for an afternoon if the Bears lose—but that's not going to happen, right?
It’s a rivalry that goes back nine decades. It’s been passed down in families, generation after generation. It defines the character of these football-loving towns. It’s the rivalry between Darien, IL, and Oak Creek, WI. OK, OK, so maybe that’s not quite true. But here at Patch, we thought it would be fun for the towns to place a friendly wager on the outcome of Sunday’s historic matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. Darien Mayor Kathleen Weaver agreed to wear Packers gear for an afternoon if Green Bay wins the game, while Oak Creek Mayor Dick Bolender will don a Bears jersey if the right team, er, I mean, Chicago wins. (We'll be sure to document the whole thing with pictures.) Bolender predicted a seven-point …