Jon Jungwirth, certified athletic trainer with the local Bellin Health Sports Medicine, assisted the Cincinnati Bengals medical staff for a third time Sunday.
Jungwirth was on the sidelines at Chicago's Soldier Field for the Bengals' loss to the dreaded Bears. In past years, he traveled to Green Bay and Minneapolis in working with the Bengals.
"I saw both ends of the spectrum (this past weekend)," said Jungwirth, who traveled to Newberry on Friday for North Dickinson football before going to Chicago for the big stage of the National Football League. "It puts things in perspective."
Jon's biggest problem was navigating downtown Chicago. Road contruction along with filming of "Transformers 4" plugged up traffic.
By the way, he may get an invite to join the Bengals for their Oct. 20 game at Detroit's Ford Field ...
From Tom Dienhart of Big Ten Network.com, on visiting the University of Michigan: "Just driving by campus, you feel smarter." ...
Cedar Grove's Drew Emperley took a pretty good hit and missed the final play of last week's thriller with Kingsford at Flivver Field.
Rockets coach Chris Zablocki thought his senior quarterback would be fine for the next game.
"It's ironman football," Zablocki said, noting Emperley had the wind knocked out of him. "Kingsford knows about that. You take shots you're going to get bruises in the game of football."
Zablocki, who likely inspired his players and anybody else around with his post-game huddle talk, credited the Flivvers with "great fans and hospitality."
"Kingsford is a storied program," Zablocki said after the Flivvers' 34-32 win. "They just keep on going and going.
"My kids never gave up. We were outmanned, outsized but they fought, and fought and fought. I'm proud of them." ...
The stuff you learn with a Twitter account.
Former Miss Missouri Katie Kearney, daughter of former Kingford High School star Tim Kearney, is dating St. Louis Rams tight end Mike McNeill.
Tim Kearney played nine seasons in the NFL with the Bengals and Rams ...