Governor dismisses any personal responsibility for forcing league's hand, but he's happy it's over and so is all of Wisconsin — red and blue alike.
- Jim Price
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The final question for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a Thursday media conference on the 2012 presidential race was decidedly non-political — and Walker did turn it into a strong non-partisan message. How does he feel about the return of professional NFL referees to the game? The governor, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, reporters and a roomful of supporters in the Wauwatosa GOP Victory Center erupted in laughter. But then Walker got serious — or semi-serious. Walker said he had been on a broadcast show earlier Thursday morning, "and they said, 'And now, the governor who brought the NFL to their knees.' "I'd like to claim credit for that, but I think — no," Walker said. Walker had famously tweeted Tuesday from his @GovWalker account, “After …
One part-owner of North Avenue Grill spawns boycott action, prompting her partner to launch a price break just for voicing your feelings about 'The Call."
- Jim Price
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The owners of a Wauwatosa diner feel your pain, Packers fans. And they're willing to feed your anger and resentment. The North Avenue Grill, 7225 W. North Ave., is offering a discount to anyone ready to vent — and eat. "Tell your server 'The Packers got robbed' and get 10 percent off your check, plus your choice of an awkward hug or a hearty handshake," said part-owner Jon Anne Willow. Willow said the discount would run at least all day Tuesday (closing time 8 p.m.) and maybe longer. "We'll see how it goes," she said. Willow conceived of the discount when she learned that a partner in the business was a ringleader of a going-viral movement to boycott the NFL for a week in protest of subpar officiating. Patti Wenzel said she was so incensed…