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,...


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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Original NFL Draft Features


LSU safety Eric Reid Mock Draft Seven Round Packers Mock Draft Quarterback Matt Scott, Arizona If Packers Need Read-Option Prep Work, Matt Scott Is Possibility Running back Eddie Lacy, Alabama Eddie Lacy Sees Advantages of Playing in Green Bay, Namely Aaron Rodgers Montee Ball, Wisconsin Ted Thompson Looks on as Montee Ball Improves 40 Time at Wisconsin Pro Day Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Running Back Learns the Ropes from Former Packers Assistant Kerwynn Williams, Utah State Kerwynn Williams Looks to …

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Pro Football Draft Preview 2013 Now Available


For the third consecutive year, Brian Carriveau is the editor of Pro Football Draft Preview, which can be purchased for digital download at Here’s the letter from the editor in the 2013 edition of the publication… Dear NFL Draft fans, It’s hard to believe how far Pro Football Draft Preview has come in just three years. Since its humble beginnings in 2011, our publication has quickly become a respected publication among Green Bay Packers fans as a source for …

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NFL Combine Clearinghouse

Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel. Photo by Brian Carriveau.

Brian Carriveau is in Indianapolis covering the NFL Combine. Reports filed from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, previews included… Railbird Central: NFL Combine Preview Packers’ First-Round Draft Targets: The Baker’s Dozen Schwenke Views Rodgers as Inspirational, Sees Playing with Him as Possibility Wisconsin’s Frederick Hoping to Make His Mark in the NFL Florida’s Sturgis Looking Forward to Cold-Weather Challenge Thompson Loses Murderer’s Row of NFL Talent Evaluators, Difficult Road Lies Ahead Point of Veau: McCarthy Doesn’t Regret Read-Option Preparation but …

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Super Bowl Clearinghouse


Brian Carriveau is in New Orleans covering Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens. Reports filed from the Big Easy… Super Bowl Assists New Orleans in Continuing Recovery Efforts From Katrina What’s the Future of Fullbacks in the NFL? “Hopefully Just Around,” Says Miller A Good NFL Center is a Thinking Man’s Lineman, Says Birk President Obama’s Comments on Safety in Football Meet Response from Super Bowl Coaches Packers Lacking Playmakers at Linebacker, Unlike 49ers Cox: …

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