Sports – Monday, December 17th, 2012
NFC North Champs
The Green Bay Packers clinched their 2nd straight NFC North title with a 21-13 win over the Chicago Bears. Aaron Rodgers connected with James Jones for 3 TD passes. Clay Matthews returned to the lineup to sack Jay Cutler 2 times as the Packers defense handcuffed the Bears offense all afternoon. The only concern coming out of the game is that kicker Mason Crosby missed two more field goals. Head Coach Mike McCarthy continues to says Crosby’s job is safe. The win improves the Packers to 10-4 on the season. The Bears drop to 8-6 and are currently out of the NFC playoffs.
Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported over the weekend that the Packers have already decided that they will part ways with tight end Jermichael Finley after the season. Cutting Finley would clear $8.25 million dollars off of their salary cap. McGinn’s source says competitive, financial and behavioral reasons for the decision.
Monday Night Football
NY Jets @ Tennessee
Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez says that he is close to hiring a new head coach and an announcement could come by the end of the week. That’s what he told the media after practice on Sunday. Alvarez will coach the Badgers in the Rose Bowl on January 1st against Stanford.
3 More Assistants Bolt
The Badger football program had three more assistants leave the program over the weekend. Defensive line coach and co-defensive coordinator Charlie Partridge will follow Bret Bielema to Arkansas. Offensive coordinator Matt Canada will take the same position at NC State. Linebackers coach Andy Buh will head to Cal as their defensive coordinator.
Bucks center Joel Pryzbilla has been suspended one game by the NBA for throwing a ball at a ref in Saturday night’s loss to the LA Clippers. The Bucks center will miss Tuesday night’s game when the Bucks host the Pacers.
Ledger Hoops on KFIZ
St. Mary’s Springs plays host to Sheboygan Christian tonight and you’ll hear all the action on KFIZ and kfiz.com. Coverage begins at 7:05pm with the Backyard Grill Pregame Show. The tip is set fo r7:30pm.
Monday, December 17th
Sheboygan Christian @ St. Mary’s Springs
Lomira @ Campbellsport
Chilton @ New Holstein