Announcing: It's Just a Game

About the book: Similar to how H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights uses high school football in Texas as a lens to look at society, Brian Carriveau’s It’s Just a Game observes adult amateur baseball in Wisconsin as a means to examine small-town America. The non-fiction book,...


Istanbul Photo Journal, Day 1


Joined by my wife, Amanda, our first day in Istanbul began by visiting Taksim Square, the hub of city, which includes a monument of Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, under which Turkey became a secular government.  Leading up to Taksim Squre is İstiklal Avenue, the major pedestrian avenue in the city including shops, galleries, bars and clubs. It packed with people on a Sunday, reminding me of trying to traverse Bourbon Street in New Orleans but without …

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2014 NFL Draft Clearinghouse


Original NFL Draft features written by Brian Carriveau… Quarterbacks Connor Shaw Plans to Run Less, Play Smarter and Stay Healthier at Football’s Next Level Packers Bringing In QB Brock Jensen for Official Pre-Draft Visit Quarterback Prospect Already Has Relationship with Packers Center J.C. Tretter Running Back Trey Millard Looks to Become Multi-Threat Fullback at Next Level Connection to Coaching Staff Makes Kapri Bibbs a Late-Round Option for Packers Adversity Is Nothing New to UNLV RB Tim Cornett Green Bay Native …

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NFL Combine 2014 Clearinghouse


Brian Carriveau is covering the NFL’s annual job interview process for professional football prospects. Reports field from Indianapolis… Deone Bucannon States His Case as the Draft’s No. 1 Overall Safety Calvin Pryor Shorter Than Expected, Slower Than Expected, Still a Good Player Will Sutton Corroborates the Packers Don’t Want to Get Smaller on the D-Line Mike Evans Works Out with James Lofton on Way to Breakout Combine Performance Dri Archer Interview, a Randall Cobb-esque Talent Max Bullough, Grandson of Former …

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Super Bowl 2014 Clearinghouse

Super Bowl XLVIII Logo at the Rose Theatre in New York City. Photo by Brian Carriveau at

Brian Carriveau is in New York City, covering Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. Reports filed from the Big Apple… Super Bowl Players Recall Coldest Games Were Played in Green Bay Golden Tate Sticks to His Guns, Saying He Caught Infamous Touchdown vs. the Packers “100 Percent” Mariucci on Packers Backup QB Situation: “It Behooves You to Have a Veteran” Former Packers LB Paris Lenon Is Proof of the Benefits of NFL Developmental League Former Packers …

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50th Anniversary of the Assassination of JFK Reminds Us of the Healing Power of Sports

John F Kennedy

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Friday Nov. 22, 2013, it’s nice to be reminded of the good in the world. In It’s Just a Game, umpire Bill Short does just that. The former kicking consultant for legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi shared his thoughts on the NFL games played just two days after Kennedy’s death and the power of sports to aid in the grieving process. It happened in 1963 …

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NFL Draft Radio Circuit

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. Photo by Brian Carriveau.

Prior to the NFL Draft, Brian Carriveau made the rounds on the Wisconsin sports talk radio circuit to preview April’s big event. If you’re the type that can’t listen to enough podcasts, try these on for size… Madison: The Big 1070 Green Bay: 107.5 The Fan Milwaukee: 1250 AM WSSP Appleton: WSCO 95.3 FM Eau Claire: 1400 AM WBIZ Fond du Lac: K107 Tweet

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