Advertise on OnMilwaukee.com

Articles tagged with 'NFL'

Packerstrainingcamp15_storyflow

Expectations run high as Packers enter training camp

Published July 29, 2015

Every NFL team enters training camp with varying levels of goals and expectations. For the Green Bay Packers, the pressure couldn't be any higher. As the Packers go through the next five weeks of practices and exhibition games, the focus will be on shaping a team that's still alive on Feb. 7, 2016.

Importantpackers2015defense2_storyflow

The most important Packers on defense in 2015: Part two

Published July 20, 2015

As NFL training camp approaches, we've been counting down the most important players for the Green Bay Packers this season. Today, we conclude the list of defensive players who will play critical roles for Green Bay.

Favrefanshealed_storyflow

Favre's reunion with Packers proves time can heal any wound

Published July 17, 2015

The public backlash at the time was swift and severe. It was nearly seven years ago when the Green Bay Packers did what was once unthinkable by trading their legendary quarterback, Brett Favre. No party involved or even tangentially related initially came out looking good, either. But if there was ever a sports story that proves time heals all wounds, this is it.

Importantpackers2015defense_storyflow

The most important Packers on defense in 2015: Part one

Published July 15, 2015

There was a stretch of nearly two months last season when the Green Bay Packers' run defense was ranked as the worst in the NFL. If the Packers want to go as far as they did last year - and further - many key players will have to step up. Now that we've concluded the list of Green Bay's 10 most important offensive players, here's a look at who's most important defensively for the Packers.

Importantpackers2015part2_storyflow

The most important Packers on offense in 2015: Part 2

Published July 13, 2015

The Green Bay Packers had the NFL's top-scoring offense last season. With every starting player back for 2015, the pieces are in place to have another fast-paced, explosive group. A team can only be as good as the individuals who comprise it, though. With that in mind, here are the top five players most important to the Packers' success on offense come this fall.

Packersoffense2015part1_storyflow

The most important Packers on offense in 2015: Part one

Published July 10, 2015

There are still seven months until Super Bowl 50 is played, but it's never too early for oddsmakers to name an early favorite. This year, the Green Bay Packers find themselves honored with that distinction. To get there, though, the Packers' top players will have to deliver great seasons. This series will look at the 10 most important players to Green Bay's success on both offense and defense. Today, we'll look at numbers 10 through six on offense.

Nflperformancepay_storyflow

Pay for performances makes inroads in the NFL

Published June 12, 2015

Paying a professional athlete based on performance is a rare thing. Golf and tennis both do it and the NFL is starting to deal with the issue. Perhaps someday athletes will be paid on the basis of how well they play their game.

Packersdraftrandall_storyflow

Packers nab Arizona State defensive back Randall in first round

Published May 1, 2015

After losing defensive backs Tramon Williams and Davon House to free agency, Packers general manager Ted Thompson moved to shore up the secondary by selecting Arizona State's Damarious Randall with the 30th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night.

Blizzardlightingnfc_storyflow

Waukesha firm lights up Sunday's Packers-Seahawks game

Published Jan. 16, 2015

When a TV production calls asking to "bling things up," well, more often than not productions fall into the camp of more is more. That case seems to hold true for Blizzard Lighting, the Waukesha-based firm that will be lighting up the pregame and halftime set for Fox at Sunday's NFC Championship football game on Sunday in Seattle.

Christmasnotaplaydatebuckspackers_storyflow

Christmas means a break for Wisconsin teams

Published Dec. 25, 2014

Christmas Day is usually an off day for most businesses, but the sports world isn't like many others. In fact, to play Dec. 25 is often considered an honor by the league and the television networks. The NBA has played on that date, every year, since 1947. But, the Bucks have not played since 1977. The Packers? They've only played twice on Dec. 25. We take a look back at some of those games.

Week16fantasyfootballpicks_storyflow

Fantasy football picks week 16

Published Dec. 17, 2014

This is it, the one for all the marbles (or dollars) -- at least for most fantasy football players -- week 16 is commonly known as "championship week." Or, if you're trying to claim some third place money, or the "Toilet Bowl" -- whatever you're playing for, we're here to help you win.

Week15fantasyfootballpicks_storyflow

Fantasy football picks week 15

Published Dec. 10, 2014

Wow, what a first round of the fantasy football playoffs. If you're team was built was round the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints offenses, chances are you were rather unceremoniously flushed away in the first round. But, if you've advanced, we'll take a look at some big names who might be good (or bad) plays in the fantasy football playoffs.

Peterpanlive_storyflow

Live "Peter Pan" performance didn't live up to expectations

Published Dec. 8, 2014

Last year, Carrie Underwood led a cast of musical theater performers in a production of the "Sound of Music Live!," that not only delivered a change in the normal programming, but it also drew in a large audience. NBC attempted to recapture the magic with "Peter Pan Live!" last week, and despite all the fairy dust in the world, it barely got off the ground.

Week14fantasyfootballpicks_storyflow

Fantasy football picks week 14

Published Dec. 3, 2014

The playoffs begin this week for most leagues, and if you're now in the tournament for the big pay day (or bragging rights) odds are you have a solid starting group, and a key bench player or two that has produced. Now, you're still not going to find "start Aaron Rodgers" here, but we'll take a look at some big names who might be good (or bad) plays in the fantasy football playoffs.