Well shut my mouth!
We had some really obnoxious Cowboys fans in the row behind us at the Vikings game in Minneapolis yesterday. But they got pretty quiet well before halftime and they left early, too. At 40 years old and with the Vikings taking their playoff run on the road to New Orleans this coming weekend, it’s highly possible that yesterday will turn out to have been the last chance to see Brett Favre play an NFL game within 1,000 miles of here. Whether or not that’s true, it was a great game to see. I dropped a souvenir rally towel off for Stacy Cole over at WIFC. She’s played the role of persecuted Vikings fan over there for years and she deserves a week to wave that towel any time she wants to.
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Tom Schuette hosts yet another GOP announcement at Wausau Homes this week; this one for Madison real estate developer Terrence Wall, who is running against U.S. Senator Russ Feingold. Meanwhile, presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Barrett will be in Wausau tomorrow to get his campaign rolling with a visit to the Wausau Business Development Center in the afternoon and an evening fundraiser. Barrett had a lot of support in these parts for the 2002 primary against Jim Doyle and he’s been mayor of Milwaukee for nearly a half dozen years now.
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For the record, January 20-24 are the coldest average days of the year. After that, the daily average temperatures begin to warm up. With the present state of the weather in these parts, that may not turn out to be true this year. One thing is for sure: as of later this week, we begin to climb out of this thing known as winter. There will be more cold and snow to come, but we’ve made it through the first half and in some ways, we’ve been kind of lucky.