It is Kid Reporter Justin here and I am going to say who I think has been the rising star on each offense this season. My definition of a rising star to me is last year's average becomes this year's hero.
For example, almost no one had heard of Malcolm Butler before his clutch interception against the Seahawks in the Super Bowl a couples of years ago. He went from a bench rider to the Super Bowl hero.
Browns-Terrelle Pryor Sr.
There you have it. Stay tune for my next article.
Top Points Earner Contest Winner Heads to Green Bay!
I’m writing about the Fuel Up to Play 60 prize I won for being the Top Points Earner on FuelUpToPlay60.com! I got to pick an NFL game to travel to and watch my favorite team, the Green Bay Packers play in their hometown!
The day before the game, I went to Lambeau Field and got to meet 2 alumni players from the Packers: Marco Rivera and Ken Ruettgers. I also took the stadium tour and got to go everywhere from the roof of the stadium to the tunnel and on the field. My favorite part of the tour was being on the roof because I felt like a giant standing above the entire field. When I got to the stadium that day, I was just shocked by how big it was.
When I walked through the Hall of Fame, my favorite part was the Brett Favre display. He was such a neat person. I also got to see some Super Bowl Rings and a couple of the Packers’ Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophies.
This was my first ever NFL game, and I couldn't wait to get inside to a stadium full of fans! When we got to the stadium for the game on Sunday, I was surprised by getting Sideline Passes to hang out on the sidelines during the pre-game. We got to see the players up close. That was so exciting! My favorite part of the game was running out of the tunnel before the National Anthem and standing on the field. I also have to say that another highlight before the game was when we were walking down the tunnel to go line up and Clay Matthews came up behind me and gave me a little shake on the shoulder as he jogged by. THAT WAS AWESOME!
The game was so awesome! The Packers fans I sat around were so cool. Every time there was a touchdown, they gave everyone around them high fives. The fans were so nice! Even though the snow was coming down it was still really nice outside and a perfect day for an outdoor football game.
So glad I got to see a Packers win at Lambeau Field. Man, I had an awesome time! I'd have to say that this was the best trip I've ever been on! Thank you Fuel Up to Play 60 for the opportunity to experience my first NFL game in style!
Wisconsin Ambassadors on “Packers Live”!
Recently, we were invited by the Wisconsin Dairy Council to attend the Larry McCarren show as we have been very active for the last several years with the FUTP 60 program. Many of us started in this program back in elementary school. Now that we are in high school, we are looking for activities that interest high school participation.
Larry McCarren, AKA "The Rock", played for the Green Bay Packers as a center for 12 seasons and is now in the Hall of Fame. He hosts “Packers Live”, which is shot live at Lambeau Field in the Legends Club on Monday evenings. His guest that evening was Morgan Burnett, #42 Safety for the Packers. We took our crew of FUTP 60 Ambassadors, two who had never been to Lambeau before!
Before the game, we went to the Packers Pro Shop and saw Morgan Burnett shopping with his family! That was pretty sweet! He was a super nice guy and even let us get some pictures with him!
The Larry McCarren show was pretty cool. We weren't sure what to expect, but since we all really like football, we found the show to be really interesting.
Overall it was a great experience. Not only were we there to represent FUTP 60, but so were several other schools from around the state. It was great to talk with Mr. McCarren about FUTP 60 and let all of those who watched the show find out about it as well! We would definitely go to a Larry McCarren show again. Thank you FUTP 60 for partnering with the NFL and to the Wisconsin Dairy Council for your support (and for the tickets that night!).
Courtney and Andrew
Hi, it is Kid Reporter Justin. Most of you guys reading this probably think this is a football quiz from reading the title. However, that is not what this is. Sorry if that is what you thought this is what this article would be about. Instead, I am going to mention some players and I will say True if I think they will reach at least 10 fantasy points this week and False if I think they will get under 10 fantasy points this week(standard scoring).
80 receiving yards and a touchdown
123 rushing yards and a touchdown
62 receiving yards
Terrelle Pryor Sr.-False
32 receiving yards
59 rushing yards and 26 receiving yards
74 rushing yards and a touchdown
30 receiving yards
85 rushing yards and 8 receiving yards
66 rushing yards and a touchdown
74 receiving yards
45 receiving yards and a touchdown
170 rushing yards, 15 receiving yards, and two touchdowns
73 rushing yards, 57 receiving yards, and a touchdown
102 receiving yards
120 receiving yards
42 receiving yards and a touchdown
It is Week 17 and the last regular season week of NFL RUSH Fantasy. Let me know what you think by commenting down below.
With the playoffs only one week away, every game counts for the teams still in the chase, whether home field advantage, the division title, or the last wild card spot is at stake. These three divisional games games will most dictate who will reach the playoffs.
X Option: Ravens at Steelers, Christmas Day
The battle for the AFC North ended on Christmas. Pittsburgh locked up the division with the win!
Y Option: Texans at Titans, Week 17
I never would’ve predicted it, but the Titans are on the cusp of the playoffs. Given that they take care of business against Jacksonville, Tennessee will enter Week 17 with a win-and-in scenario. Houston recently changed quarterbacks, sitting Brock Osweiler in favor of Tom Savage, which could dramatically improve the offense and give the Texans just enough to top the surprising Titans.
Z Option: Packers at Lions, Week 17
A couple weeks ago, Detroit looked like they locked up the NFC North division. The Packers, on the other hand, looked finished. But if the Lions lose to the Cowboys, which is expected, and Green Bay defeats Minnesota at home, the Week 17 matchup between these two teams becomes a winner-take-all game. Though Matthew Stafford has played at an MVP-level, Aaron Rodgers has been heating up in December and it would be difficult to stop a streaking Packer team.
Hey guys Kid Reporter Pranav back with another article! Are you ready for the PLAYOFFS!
I am and I am gonna give you the playoff picture! Keep in mind this is of Week 16
Patriots - Clinched Playoff Berth, Division Title and First Round Bye
Raiders- Clinched Playoff Berth
Dolphins-Clinched Playoff Berth
Chiefs-Clinched Playoff Berth
Steelers- Cliched Playoff Berth and Division Title
Texans- Cliched Playoff Berth and Division Title
In The Hunt:
Cowboys- Clinched Playoff Berth, Division Title, First Round Bye and Home Field Advantage
Falcons- Cliched Playoff Berth and Division Title
Lions- Not Clinched Anything Yet
Giants-Clinched Playoff Berth
Seahawks-Clinched Playoff Berth and Division Title
Packers-Not Clinched Anything Yet
In The Hunt:
Thanks for reading and I wish your team luck in the playoffs!
I had the chance to see the Gridiron Glory exhibit, which had come to Minnesota. I saw many cool things including numerous game used memorabilia.
Here is my tour of the exhibit:
After arriving at the Minnesota Historical Center, I saw the beginning of the exhibit. At the start was an interactive training camp. I played some of the games including the field goal kick, where you kick a football and then it shows where it would go on a screen. Also in this room was an NFL Referee simulator. Basically, you could go in the 'booth' where you review a real play after a challenge, and after you determine what you think based off of a variety of camera angles, you see what the official call was in the NFL. I really felt the pressure and excitement of what football referees feel. Here is what the booth looked like.
Next was one of my favorite parts, the Minnesota Vikings room. The room consisted of jerseys from past and present legends who wore the purple and gold. One cool part about the room is that they replicated the locker of Everson Griffen, a current defensive lineman for the Vikings.
I then got to view the unique history of the NFL before my eyes. Most of the influential eras were displayed, and I ultimately arrived at the breathtaking Champions Theater. The massive display showed off many jerseys worn and torn by NFL legends.
And yes, that is a Vince Lombardi Trophy in the middle.
One of the many jerseys that were inside, belonged to Devin Hester, which he wore in 2006. Hester had a 108 yard touchdown off of a missed kick which tied the previous NFL record. Seeing the legendary returner's jersey was really something.
For all you Patriots fans, I wanted to let you know that I saw the jersey of Rob Gronkowski, which he wore while tying the NFL's record for tight end touchdowns in one season.
And last but certainly not least, I got to see the ball that Jerry Rice caught for his 100th touchdown reception.
I very much enjoyed seeing all of this history in one museum. I look forward to learning more about everything I saw. Thank you for reading!
-Kid Reporter Noah O.