Anthony Davis has very bad manners. Anthony Davis plays right tackle for the 49ers who stayed in Appleton, Wisconsin in preparation for today’s game in Green Bay. I happen to be staying in Appleton. Davis used ugly words to describe Appleton in his tweets, to write off an entire community. I can’t write those words but I’m giving you a link to them right here.

I don’t have an opinion about Appleton as a location. I haven’t spent enough time here. But I can tell you this. Grant and I got a connecting flight on Saturday in Minneapolis. The connecting flight was delayed. We called Hertz car rental at the Appleton airport to say we would be delayed. The lady manning the desk said not to ¬†worry, she would stay there until we arrived. She did. She was an older woman and I’m sure she preferred to be home on a cold night. She gave us directions to our hotel. She told us where to eat. She led us to the parking lot so we could find our car.

The PD’s photographer John Burgess flew into Chicago Saturday night. His connecting flight to Appleton got canceled and he had to drive to Appleton from Chicago. His airline sent his baggage to Appleton and informed him it was at the airport. This morning he asked the manager of our hotel how to get a cab to the airport. She said not to worry. She drove him to the airport to get his luggage.

I always have felt the people in Appleton are exemplary in their dealings with me. I assume they treat others that way. This town is not the bad words Anthony Davis used. This town is lovely if it’s the people that matter.

Anthony Davis is a big man but he made himself look small.




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  1. Cindy

    Totally agree Lowell. That was a really stupid and thoughtless thing to say.

    January 5th, 2014 11:31 am

  2. Jeff Schmidt

    He only made those remarks because he is from Piscataway. Not many people know it’s the “Palm Springs” of JERSEY. Being from the area I was a little angry with some of the remarks coming from the 49er fans. I cannot be though, the ignorance is getting pretty deep. Wisconsin is a best kept secret. Easy going, 4 seasons, lakes and rivers everywhere, door county, the dells, nicolet and chiquamegon national forests. We don’t need anymore weekenders, we have enough coming from Illinois already. San Fran may have won the last three in a row, but the packers owned them during the Favre years, and the Rodgers years are far from over. Good luck to you, hope you all dressed warm. And just to remind you, football started in SF before Montana, and you haven’t WON anything in 20 years. Thank you Mr. Cohn and good day sir.

    January 5th, 2014 12:07 pm

  3. Steve the cat rescuer

    Harbaugh’s Niners may be tough guys, but they are becoming very difficult to root for. I’m originally from Chicago and have been to Appleton – a nice town with excellent social and government services, a relatively high educational level, low crime rate, affordable home prices and enough to do to satisfy most people. Granted, it probably doesn’t have any strip clubs, so I can understand why Davis (an offensive lineman with the emphasis on offensive) would liken it to an opening in the ground containing fecal matter. Time to dive right in, Anthony.

    January 5th, 2014 12:40 pm

  4. Neal

    Lowell, I lived for a few yrs in Buffalo, the armpit of , however the people were also very nice.I hated Buffalo but loved the people.

    January 5th, 2014 12:51 pm

  5. Neal

    “Armpit of Americia”

    January 5th, 2014 12:54 pm

  6. B-Rad

    Like Steve, I’m from Chicago.

    My parents were schoolteachers, and bought a summer home on a
    beautiful lake in Vilas County (northern), Wisconsin. I loved all the
    people I met and had many friends I spent the summers with there as I
    was growing up. My first girlfriend lived there. One of my daughters
    graduated from Madison (UW).

    I love the state – just not in mid-winter.

    January 5th, 2014 1:36 pm

  7. Streetglide

    Actually I think Frisco is the “groin of America…”

    January 5th, 2014 1:42 pm

  8. Dennis

    Get a life! Who cares! It ain’t that important.

    January 5th, 2014 8:10 pm

  9. Dr. Feelgood

    So, what’s with the Wisconsin bashing? Ever been there? No? Good. Don’t go. Too bad for you.

    January 5th, 2014 9:31 pm

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