The Profit Went To Mars

While watching The Profit with Marcus Lemonis about a cheese shop in New York City, my good friend Tyson, owner of Mars Cheese Castle in Kenosha, came on screen, much to my delight.  Turns out that Marcus also has deep Wisconsin roots as he graduated from Marquette University.  Small world, and a wonderful one when … Continue reading

Happy 70th Chester

I had the distinct luxury of hanging with my friend and Green Bay hall-of-fame kicker Chester Marcol for his 70th birthday.  We had two in events around that time and on the day of if Fond du Lac, he wanted to see Jeff Kahlow’s private zoo.  Knowing it was Chester’s birthday, Jeff bought him a … Continue reading

Chris Kroeze on Team Blake

Singer-Musician and Wisconsin native from Barron County (where I grew up) may have the big stage on The Voice, but the locals in the area sure know how to support one of their own.  So much love all over the county, and rightfully so.   Good Luck, Chris on #TeamBlake * * *    

The Lambeau Leaper Himself

Great to see LeRoy Butler, the founder of the Lambeau Leap, at the Barron High School for a homecoming pep rally and inspirational talk.  I just happened to be in the area when he was there, so I stopped in and gave him a copy of the Cheeseheads DVD.  In return, he gave me a … Continue reading

The Marcol Miracle Game Ball

When Chester and I were at an event last summer, a couple came in with an official NFL game ball that they said was the actual ball the Chester had kicked & caught for the touchdown in the 1980 home opener against the Bears.  From all evidence they had with them, it seems as if … Continue reading

Fun With Fundraisers UWBC

We did a show at the UWBC Campus in Rice Lake as a fundraiser for the Barron County Historical Museum (located in Cameron), since I’ve always been a big fan of that place, having been there dozens of of times in my youth.  We raised a bit of money, had fun hanging with Chester Marcol, … Continue reading

APC Insider Event With Chester

Fun with Chester is redundant, as he’s always a blast to hang out with.  And we did just that at the Appleton Post Crescent screening of the doc on the UW Fox Valley campus in Menasha.  Just down the hall is a really cool planetarium.  Really good turnout too, about 80 people in attendance.  What … Continue reading

No JJ Watts, But Lots Of Comfort

We had scheduled a show the weekend of the Texans game at Lambeau Field, but despite JJ Watts not playing as he was out for the season on injured reserve (the biggest reason for that weekend), we went ahead and had lots of fun with Chester, the staff at Comfort Suites, and the great people … Continue reading

Green Bay Legends Signing

Stumbled upon these from a while ago.  I had the good fortune of being put in with Chester Marcol and Dave Robinson (both in the documentary) as well as several others from the Lombardi Era for a Legends signing event at the Green Bay Distillery.  That was a great deal of fun, even if I … Continue reading

Orson Welles “War Of The Worlds” in history today: The Presteblog

78 years ago today, a Cheesehead (though the term was still young then) scared the pants off of most of America with his radio broadcast.  Orson Welles was a Wisconsin native who grew up in Kenosha, and became one of the greatest filmmakers in history. Today in 1938, CBS (radio, obviously, because there was no … Continue reading