To keep Between the Bars – and you – up-to-date, this weekly post provides a compilation of both the amusing and the significant (mostly the amusing) local stories from the last few days that I've found by keeping a sharp eye on the local newswire. Enjoy the wealth of information, dear readers. You deserve it.
• It only took 29 years, but the Brewers finally clinched the NL Central Division title at Miller Park on Friday after a win over the Marlins, and the Cubs' victory over the Cardinals. Hallelujah! Read all about the electifying night in this great recap by the Journal Sentinel.
• The Brewers not only won the NL Central Division crown, they set an attendance record. At least 3,068,781 tickets have been sold so far this year, 323 more than the old record in 2008. The fans are doing their part, so hopefully the Brewers continue to do theirs in the post season.
• Aaron Rodgers was ranked the "best player in the NFL" by The Sporting News. Rodgers beat out Brady, Brees, and Manning for the top honor based on his freakish accuracy, stunning mobility, and Super Bowl MVP season last year. Obviously, it was an easy choice.
• A food fight of sorts has broken out over a billboard near Lambeau Field, reports WISN. Put up by a physicians group, the billboard features a Cheesehead-clad, scythe-carrying Grim Reaper warning of the dangers of eating cheese. And the foam hat manufacturer's cheese is curdling.
• What is this internet thing? Some companies still haven’t moved past direct mail and adapted to the new electronic world of advertising. But according to Post-Advertising, two Milwaukee companies are among those leading the way in abandoning traditional methods of advertising in favor of trolling around on online social media: Harley-Davidson and AJ Bombers.
• It was supposedly crummy weather that kept throngs of Milwaukeeans away from Rock The Green, the Midwest’s very own “near-zero waste music festival,” a few weeks ago. But don’t fret, eco-lovers! According to The Business Journal, Rock The Green will return to Milwaukee in 2012, questionable weather be damned.