THE SUPER BOWL IS UPON US, SO HERE’S A SUPER BLOG UPDATE!!

THE LEGENDARY ETTA FROM THE SCREENED IMAGE IN MARQUETTE SAYS "GO PACK GO!"

So here it is…the Friday before Super Bowl XLV featuring the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  As Packer fans, we remain cautiously optimistic going in to the game.  This is due to the fact that we are long-time Packer fans and we recognize the fact that if there is any team that can take this game and crush the opposition for a victory, it is the Green Bay Packers.  Conversely, we also know that if there is any team that can collapse and be crushed by the opposition into painful defeat, it is the Green Bay Packers!

But that is exactly what makes being a member of the Packer Nation so great!  The Packers are a true, working class blue-collar team from the Midwest with very little flash.  They play football out in the cold, win when they can and take their lumps when they have to.  They understand the ups and downs of the game and how that mirrors life.  For every Aaron Rodgers there’s a Tony Mandarich.  We know it can go either way!  But what is consistent and strong is that there is no arrogant owner, no Hollywood players, no domed stadium…they don’t even have cheerleaders.  The Green Bay Packers play rough and tumble football and being a fan is a great ride!  So on that note, as the Super Bowl draws near…GO PACK GO!

THE BIG GAME BLOWOUT HAS A WINNER!

TERRI GOVERN GETS THE GIFT CARD FROM WALT.

We would like to thank ECONO FOODS of Marquette for their partnership with Mark and Walt in the Morning to bring you the “Big Game Blowout”!  We awarded the prize, a $250.00 gift card from ECONO FOODS this morning after gathering several entrants over the past two weeks.

Many of you played and many entered, but our congratulations go to Terri Govern of Negaunee who was the winner of our “Extra-Special Victory Toss”.  She now has that gift card and will be planning a big blowout for the Big Game!  We congratulate her and thank her as well as all of you who took part and played along!

WHY THE “BIG GAME” AND NOT THE “SUPER BOWL”?

THE REAL JOHN FACENDA.

So the question has come up as to why we occasionally refer to the Super Bowl as the “Big Game”.  The reason is simple.  The National Football League has a very strong grip on all of the copyrights connected to the event.  This also includes the names of the teams and many other bits.  We could write it all out here, but we think posting this clip from today’s show will fill you in.

It’s Mark reading the opening paragraph from our station’s legal department explaining the reasons why we can’t use the term “Super Bowl” in any commercial announcements.  He is doing his impersonation of the great John Facenda, the original voice-over announcer for NFL films.  Enjoy!

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SUPER SUNDAY COMETH!!

So with that bit of football funniness out of the way, all we can say is…GO PACK GO!!!

-MARK & WALT