Bob was born and raised in Milwaukee. He felt an affinity to Wisconsin for three reasons early in his life. Bob was born in 1957, and that was the year that Lambeau Field was originally built and also the year the city of Milwaukee won their only World Series, as the Braves defeated the Yankees in seven games. Plus, Bob was born on May 29th, which is the same day Wisconsin became a state in 1848.

Bob went to Messmer High School in Milwaukee where he was a classmate and a teammate of Bob Leszczynski, who played quarterback for the football team and was named the Wisconsin High School Football Player of the Year. Leszczynski went on to play for Navy and led the Midshipmen to a win over BYU (who were quarterbacked by Jim McMahon and Marc Wilson) in the first ever Holiday Bowl.


After high school, Bob attended UW-Oshkosh for a couple of years where he became good friends with Kevin Cosgrove, who later became the defensive coordinator at the University of Wisconsin, and who is currently the linebackers coach at Texas Tech. Last year in 2019, Cos was on the LSU staff, as the Tigers won the BCS championship. Kevin also helped Barry Alvarez and the Badgers win three Big 10 championships and three Rose Bowls.

Bob finished up college at UW-Milwaukee where he majored in Mass Communication. Bob was also an intern at WTMJ during that time, plus he was kept on as a reporter after that for a while. Bob was also sports director at Viacom cable in the Milwaukee area.

Bob helped his parents move to their winter home in Florida in 1983, and it was during that time that he met his wife Pam. Bob has lived in Florida since 1984, but Pam, son Andrew and Bob come up to Wisconsin every summer to Cedar Grove, where his family has a summer home right on Lake Michigan. Cedar Grove is only about an hour or so south of Green Bay.

Bob doing Southern Man crop

As Bob looked for media jobs in Florida when he first moved there, he eventually ended up in sales, and was with Xerox for several years. Bob has also become the voice of Wisconsin on sports radio in the Tampa Bay area for over two decades. Bob has been a regular caller at 620 WDAE, where he is known as “Green Bay Bob” when he chats about sports.

Bob closely follows the Packers, Badgers, Brewers, Bucks, Golden Eagles and Panthers, but also enjoys sports in Florida as he is a big supporter of the Lightning, Rays, Gators and Bulls, plus enjoys the Bucs, when they aren’t playing the Packers.

Bob always had the itch to return to the media, and he became a writer at a Packer website called ThaPack for a couple of years, before he joined Packer Report, where he was for several years, before joining Wisconsin Sports Online (Packer Chatters) writing about the Packers, Badgers and Brewers. Bob also occasionally writes for JoeBucsFan.com which covers the Tampa Bay Bucs, and also used to write for JoeBoltsFan.com which covered the Tampa Bay Lightning when the site was operational.

Bob also has a piece in the 2012 Green Bay Packers Yearbook that profiles the draft class from that year for the Packers.

Plus in the 2018 Green Bay Packers Yearbook, Bob has an article about Jerry Kramer’s rightful and well deserved induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Bob and Jerry in Canton

Before he started his own blog page in the summer of 2015, Bob worked as a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report from November of 2011 into June of 2015, mainly covering the Green Bay Packers, but also did columns for teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Tampa Bay Bucs and the Wisconsin Badgers as well.

By doing his own blog page, Bob can write about those items and much more, including other subject matter as well.

Bob also is a contributing writer for LandryFootball.com.

Bob is currently working on a book about Jerry Kramer, plus is helping to produce a documentary which is being done about Kramer. That project is headed by award-winning filmmaker Glenn Aveni, who also hails from Milwaukee.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Bob,

    I have some information on a previous but ongoing story that might interest you. At least it would clarify something that has been in the sporting news every year for many years.

    I would like to stay anonymous about the information but I think it would help you and others understand something that is constantly being questioned.


  2. Hello!

    I’ve been reading your work on WordPress and Facebook for several years — always informative and entertaining. Cheers and all thanks for your efforts. 🙂

    I’ve got a question, however, that maybe you could address. I’ve had no luck finding my answer anywhere. I’m recalling the 1966 NFL title game, especially the late hit by Mike Gaechter on Boyd Dowler. I seem to recall hearing that there was an unofficial and unacknowledged “payback” when the Packers next had the ball — they ran a sweep to Gaechter’s side, and laid him out pretty well. However, I can find no formal mention of this anywhere. I’m aware that I may be creating this out of whole cloth in my mind. Might you know anything about this, and have any reference I might consult? Cheers again!

    Kurt Weber

    Oh, and Tom Reiter (RIP) was my sophomore year basketball coach at Thomas More. Boy, did I learn a lot from him. Small world, indeed.


    • Hi Kurt,

      Thank you for the kind words. Boyd Dowler and I have discussed that cheap shot by Mike Gaechter a number of times. Ironically, they later were teammates on the Washington Redskins under George Allen for one year. I can’t recall hearing about the payback play. Next time I talk to Boyd or Jerry Kramer, I’ll ask them about that.

      Yes, Tom was a great guy. Tom was a very good basketball coach, but an even better person.



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