West Side Stories

A Tosa resident for almost 20 years, Karen is a mom and freelance writer, addicted to playing tennis. When not on the tennis court, she spends the fall and winter in the stands at Green Bay Packer and Marquette basketball games.

Karen is the author of “Grab a Bite,” a dining out column and the former community columnist for the Wauwatosa NOW newspaper.

Playoff Fever Inspires Song


Like many people throughout Wisconsin, we’ve definitely got Packer playoff fever in our house. It’s been a few years since we’ve even wanted to think about NFL football in January. (On a side note, thankfully, the NFL hasn’t yet ruled that thinking about football requires a license, although, in his defense, Roger Goodell is just getting started at his commissioner job. Give him time to figure that out.)


In any case, Saturday is the big playoff game between the Packers and the Seahawks and in anticipation of that, a friend of ours from Green Bay, Randy Stary, has written a song called “Rock to the Big Game.” (We’re not going to say the “SB” words here!) You can listen to the song here.


This infectious rock/country tune will get stuck in your head for hours and hopefully we’ll all be happily singing this on Saturday night!


The nice part of this story is that Randy decided that download purchases of this song would benefit Catholic Charities. Then, Randy’s co-workers stepped up to the plate and donated $3,000 so that the first 3,000 downloads are free. That’s right a good deal for a good cause that will only last until word gets out.


And this is going to be one very popular song in the next couple of days. Randy will be on WTMJ – 620 am at 7:00 am, Thursday, January 10th. He’s already been on Fox News up in Green Bay which you can see here. He also put together a fan video using the song as a soundtrack. You can see that here.


You're probably thinking to yourself: "Gee Karen. This is a great story, but what's the local angle?" Well, Randy is a Marquette graduate, so when he’s not cheering on the Green and Gold, he’s cheering on the Blue and Gold. That’s a fine color combination in my book.


Enjoy! Oh and Go Pack Go!


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