Good Day Wisconsin

Game Day morning

February 6th, 2011 at 10:39 am by under Super Bowl XLV

Well, game day is finally here and we’ve been live on the air since 7:00. That meant an early morning for us. Wake-up call came at 4:30. We then had to make the 25-minute drive to Arlington, where we parked at J. Gilligan’s (the bar that held the pep rally yesterday) and took a shuttle over to the stadium.

Paige Pearson and Rachel Manek broadcasting live outside Cowboys Stadium

It was a jam-packed extended version of Good Day Wisconsin form Cowboys Stadium. Rachel Manek acted as an anchor from the field, and she was joined by Mark Leland, Laura Smith, Paige Pearson, Drew Smith, Johnnie Gray and yours truly. Plus, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt stopped by for a chat. We had a lot of fun waking people up this morning with our stories from North Texas.

And we also got to see a beautiful sunrise (there’s a picture of it in my last post). It was chilly this morning, as you’d expect, but now the sun is out and it’s quite pleasant. I’d say it’s around 50 degrees.

Right now, Drew and Johnnie are wrapping up their pre-game show, then we turn it over to FOX for the national shows that lead up to the game. We’re just a few hours away now!

Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt joins Rachel Manek outside Cowboys Stadium


You should have a GOOD reason to blog.

May 19th, 2009 at 11:19 am by under Uncategorized

Right? I mean yesterday I broke a nail when I was spreading mulch.
It’s on my mind. It hurts because it broke in the middle of my nail and started bleeding.
Got dirt in it and now I’m wondering what will happen because I didn’t wash it thoroughly.

I considered sending a TWEET. Ashton might. Ashton Kutcher has more than a million followers but I’m not entirely sure why. I don’t always understand them. The other night he sent a tweet that he was going to put his head on a pillow. Thanks for the heads up AK! But.. don’t you do that EVERY night?

So what’s the value in Twitter? I think I found it today. Astro Mike sent some really cool tweets. He was up in space eating chocolate like a fish and floating in the middle of his sleeping bag. I was really happy to be part of his Twitter family. That was something interesting to get my morning going.

So we’ve joined Twitter. Good Day Wisconsin that is. We are sending tweets during the show. It’s fun for us. And it was super easy — takes about 2 minutes to sign up.
We’re using Twitter to let our “followers” know that what is coming up on the show, what news just happened, what the weather is like, etc. Instant information!

We’ll try not to send the following.
“Sitting here at the news desk.”
“Taking a bathroom break. Be right back.”
“Pete just sneezed and I said bless you.”

Unless that’s what you really want to hear.

We hope you’ll join the conversation!

Meanwhile.. about my nail… it really hurts.