A big night of high school sports action including the final night of the football regualr season. For the first time in awhile the Wausau Log game is the last game of the season and this year the added spice of West needing a win to make the playoffs makes it even more interesting. I'll have the call of the game live on Foxsports1390 WRIG at 6:30. It's an old cliche that "you throw out the records when these two teams play" but in this rivalry its true. Even when East was a powerhouse the Warriors would usually give them a battle in this one. And now that East has been down the last few years I would not expect them to just roll over tonight. The Warriors have held the Log since 2008.
Some other key matchups tonight include a game to decide the Valley title as Wisconsin Rapids hosts Stevens Point. DC Everest is at Merrill as the 2nd game of our DH on Foxsports 1390. Wausau Newman hosts Rapids Assumption and MArathon will try an earn a playoff spot as they play Edgar.
The Volleyball Tournament continues tonight as well as some sectional soccer. Only three local teams remain alive in the boys soccer tournament. DC Everest plays at Eau Claire Memorial this afternoon and Wausau Newman hosts Stevens Point Pacelli.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is considering retirement as the league cracks down on his hard-hitting playing style. The league is handing out some hefty fines and now promising suspensions for helmet hits. No one wants to see serious injury but it seems that they are trying to take the violence out of a violent game. The pads and helmets are certainly alot better today than when Dick Butkus and Ray Nitschke were handing out clotheslines to any reciever that dared run across the middle. It seems to me you make some tradeoffs when you decide to be a pro football player. You understand that you are risking your long-term health for short-term big bucks.
Songs of The Day (from My I-pod)
Goodbye t'Jane-Slade (1972) Noddy Holder and his mates were one of the hottest English glitter bands of the early 70's
Goodbye Stranger-Supertramp (1979) from "Breakfast in America", their biggest LP. I never pictured this as a suicide song although the person putting this video together certainly did.