Bill Michaels Blogs

Style Points Don't Matter

We want it to be pretty, exciting, worth our time, a track meet yet with enough big defensive moments to make us eww and ahhh at every turning point. Those are all the things we didn’t see in Super Bowl XLIII. What we saw was 2 defenses who played their guts out and two coaches scheme everything... Read More

Super Bowl Is More Than A Game

We left the cold of Wisconsin and arrived in the cold of Atlanta. Well, kind of. You see, as I left Best Buy last night the woman behind the register told me, “Bundle up, it’s getting cold out there”. It was 48. I smiled and told her I will and then strolled out of the door wearing just a light... Read More

Miller Park No More

The Milwaukee Brewers made the announcement that come the year 2021, Miller Park will be renamed to benefit American Family Insurance. Fans, beer drinkers, are upset….even outraged. My question is why? The Brewers are still named the Brewers and that name still pays homage to the rich brewing... Read More

How My Career Might Be Different Without Him

It was the summer of 1975. I was 9 years old. “Get to bed Billy” my mom would yell. I was more than happy to head upstairs and climb under the covers. I would pull the chain on my baseball bat lamp and my dog Georgie curled up on the end of my bed. With my window open, I could hear the summer... Read More

Sam Shields; Journey Out Of The Darkness

A new, in depth story, done brilliantly by Sports Illustrated chronicles the incredible comeback story of former Packers CB Sam Shields . From his lowest point where he was sitting in the dark at 3A calling his mom over to just sit with him and make him some soup, to the treatment that he finally... Read More

The Packers Have Their Man

What is Brian Gutekunst’s job again? He’s the General Manager of the Green Bay Packers, right? Well he had better have control over the player personnel department otherwise, what’s he there for? It seems as if Mark Murphy was putting his stamp all over this franchise as he addressed the media on... Read More

Remembering Mean Gene

We know, wink wink….nod nod, that the wrestling world isn’t exactly the sport we all believed it was back when we were kids. High flying athletes who come off the top rope to smash their opponent to the mat coupled with metal chairs across the head and steel caged death matches aren’t always on the... Read More

Fitzgerald To Interview In Green Bay

Ask yourself this; would Northwestern Head Football Coach, Pat Fitzgerald, be interviewing for the Green Bay job if he wasn’t a friend of Packers President Mark Murphy? As much as I think that Fitzgerald has done an admirable job making Wildcat football relevant again in Evanston, Illinois, what... Read More

Caldwell Has Reportedly Interviewed

The failed Lions head coach, Jim Caldwell has reportedly interviewed for the Packers head coaching job. Caldwell does come with an impressive resume. He has won a Super Bowl with the Ravens and has worked with the likes of Peyton Manning and did make Matthew Stafford a better quarterback while he... Read More