Oh, to be a Packers, Brewers, and Wisconsin Badgers fan this past weekend!
Can things get any better?
We all know they could get worse, but for the time being we won’t dwell on that point.
Let’s recap: The Badgers dominate another top 10 college football team in the Nebraska Cornhuskers … maybe dominate is too kind. It was more like obliteration; The Brewers continue their roll off of their last 165 games and continue to pound the baseball into oblivion in the first two games against the Arizona Diamondbacks; and of course the Packers pummel the Denver Broncos into submission yesterday by putting up a near 50-burger, embarrassing the Mile High City’s NFL team and the entire AFC West in one fell swoop.
Those of us in the Dairy State knew going into the weekend that the chances for a complete sweep by all three teams was a distinct possibility, we didn’t realize just how big of a sweep it would be.
This wasn’t a hand brush and dustpan sweep, this was a push broom and dustbin collection followed by a dust cloud big enough for the entire nation to take notice.
Folks are going to be talking about this weekend and these three teams for some time to come and we are just happy to be going along for the ride.
And to top it off, we get the news that Jordy Nelson was inked to a three-year contract extension. The deal is worth up to $13.35 million over three years, a bit more than the $9.4 million contract the Packers sign receiver
James Jones to this past summer … the deal is indicative of the fact that Nelson is fast becoming the number two receiver on the team. Nelson put an exclamation point on that fact and that deal with a nearly-100-yard performance yesterday.
Ok, so the only damper on the weekend was gool ol’ Johnny Jolly who made news the wrong way – by being arrested on drug charges … way to go, Johnny!
But to get back to the positive, we’ve got the Brewers headed to Arizona with a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five series, the Badgers climbing the polls (currently at number 4 and holding strong) and we’ve got the Packers heading into Atlanta next week coming off one of their most dominating performances of the year.
Now at 4-0, the Packers and Lions sit atop the league in that category … which also is beginning to set up a huge showdown in Detroit when the Packers play the Lions for what could be the North Division lead.
WOW, what a weekend!