August 3, 2015

Quarless trying to deal with loss of a child

Andrew Quarless

Andrew Quarless

Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless missed the start of training camp last week.  The team said it was due to an “extremely difficult family situation.”

Quarless returned to the team on Saturday, then following today’s (Monday) workout, he explained to the media just went wrong.

With tears in his eyes, Quarless told reporters that his daughter died upon delivery on Wednesday.  “Probably the saddest day of my life.” he said.

Quarless thanked his coaches and teammates for the type of support he has received.  [Read more…]

Brewers swept by Cubs

Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell: Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell: Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell warned his team after Sunday’s 4-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs that no team was going to feel sorry for his undermanned Brewers and they can’t start feeling sorry for themselves.

The Brewers were swept by the Cubs in four games and have now dropped five-straight games and 10 of their last 12.  The Brewers managed to score just eight runs during the series loss to Chicago.

Ryan Braun had three of the Brewers eight hits, but the Brewers lacked punch after losing Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra to recent trades. [Read more…]

Favre inducted into Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Brett Favre

Brett Favre

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

Favre’s induction comes two weeks after his emotional return to Green Bay, when he was honored with a spot in the Packers Hall of Fame and had his No. 4 retired.

The six-person class also included former NBA player Clarence Weatherspoon and fellow NFL star Fred McAfee.


One of the more unique ways to announce your college plans. Rockhurst wide receiver uses a monopoly board to select Wisconsin

A.J. Taylor

A.J. Taylor

Rockhurst High School athlete A.J. Taylor gets an A+ for creativity.  To help illustrate his decision to choose to play college ball for the Wisconsin Badgers, he used his own version of a Monopoly board to make his announcement.

Taylor is 5-11, 190-pounds and played a variety of positions for the Hawklets last season.  The top-rated high school player in the state of Missouri plays cornerback, running back and wide receiver for Rockhurst. He had more than a dozen D-I offers, including Mizzou, Kansas and K-State.

Taylor racked up more than 1,600 all-purpose yards with 16 touchdowns last season during his junior year, as Rockhurst made it to the Show-Me-Bowl and finished runner-up the Class 6 finals.

(Thanks to Bill Pollock at for this story contribution)

Sitton sits out early in training camp

Josh Sitton

Josh Sitton

Nobody is really certain if there’s anything wrong with guard Josh Sitton and the Green Bay Packers top offensive lineman and head coach Mike McCarthy aren’t saying.

The eighth year pro has skipped most contact drills during the last couple of days of workouts.  McCarthy called it general soreness.

Sitton said his toe, which caused him to miss a lot of practice last season, is fine.

Sitton said, “We’re just being smart right now.  We’re not concerned with anything in the long run.  I’ll be just fine.”

Sitton doesn’t feel he needs as many reps in practice as he did in the past.  He’s dealt with nagging injuries for much of his career, but he’s always been able to play on Sunday.

With Sitton, Mike McCarthy said last years offensive line is the best he’s ever coached and with everybody back, will be even better this year.