John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
If you are like me, you are looking forward to this season of the Green Bay Packers Football team. This is the time when I love to watch football whenever possible. College Football, the Wisconsin Badgers, will be playing soon also. Let us hope that we are not blocked from seeing the games that are on a private network not available to us. Football is a great game, but money should not be the main reason for limiting our viewing of our home teams. Not everyone can afford to have cable television to watch these games. If we have to miss our home team's games due to a private network, then we can watch other teams play on free television. If the sponsors start to lose money, then they will return to regular television. Support the sponsors of free television. Now don't become a couch potato during football. Get some exercise and have some fun with your family as a unit. Enjoy yourself and watch the game as a family. There are some local football teams playing at night in our parks. You might want to watch some of these games. High school football games are usually on Friday nights or Saturday afternoons. Some of these games are fun to watch. Please support the Bay View community.