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Effort to name street after Mike McCarthy hits a snag

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There’s a long tradition of naming streets after prominent Packers players and coaches in Green Bay, but a proposal to rename a street after current coach Mike McCarthy has hit a snag.

Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt has been the leader of the effort to change the name of part of Ashland Avenue in honor of the Packers coach, but the proposal calls for changing the street name in neighboring Ashwaubenon and De Pere as well. The De Pere City Council has decided to send the proposal for further evaluation of the cost of the change.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that the city council wants to look at whether or not grant money should be used to compensate businesses and individuals affected by the change, presumably because they would have to change materials featuring their address to reflect the change. Officials also wondered if it was a wise idea to change the name of a street before the honoree’s career has come to an end.

Local leaders thought they had done that when they named a street after former Packers quarterback Brett Favre in 2008, but, as you’re likely aware, Favre had other things in mind.

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17 Responses to “Effort to name street after Mike McCarthy hits a snag”
  1. tfbuckfutter says: Jul 3, 2013 5:21 PM

    I’m pretty sure you can just rename a section of the street.

    I take one street on a daily basis that, during my commute, has 3 different names.

  2. MCxShow says: Jul 3, 2013 7:38 PM

    Why not just pick another street to rename?

  3. stellarperformance says: Jul 3, 2013 9:10 PM

    Win another SuperBowl and be retired for five years. That’s not too much to ask. It is way too soon right now…..for him or any special players.

  4. jaketdogg says: Jul 3, 2013 10:44 PM

    Does the street drift a little off to his left, like his lazy eye?

  5. hoekersaurus says: Jul 4, 2013 1:11 AM

    Why don’t they just sell some more stock to cover the cost?

  6. jimx29 says: Jul 4, 2013 2:24 AM

    Rename a street for him?? No way is he even slightly deserving of such a great honor from arguably the best sports organization in the world.
    Lose that “deer in the headlights” look you get when you’re behind in a close game. WIN some of those games and then maybe…..MAYBE you might be considered worthy of this honor.

  7. blackngold4life says: Jul 4, 2013 3:59 AM

    He DONT deserve that yet! lol Midas well name a street after the Offensive Coordinator too.. ! Superbowl win/appearance is not Worthy

  8. GenXJay says: Jul 4, 2013 7:42 AM

    The McCarthy.
    McDonalds naming its new 2lb. burger after him too. (comes super-sized w/chocolate malt)

  9. bill4544 says: Jul 4, 2013 8:30 AM

    here ya go Greenbay, name it fum-unda-cheeze street, everyones covered then .

  10. chi01town says: Jul 4, 2013 1:33 PM

    Who cares what the street names are in Greenbay? they can name all the streets after the coaches and players of that team and that little swamp wont get any better. there is nothing in greenbay. nothing to see but that staidium and it looks like the DMV with grass

  11. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 4, 2013 5:52 PM

    Maybe there aren’t any roads wide enough to honor McCarthy with.

  12. stellarperformance says: Jul 4, 2013 9:42 PM

    chi01town says:
    Jul 4, 2013 1:33 PM
    Who cares what the street names are in Greenbay? they can name all the streets after the coaches and players of that team and that little swamp wont get any better. there is nothing in greenbay. nothing to see but that staidium and it looks like the DMV with grass
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    You said that as though you’ve actually been there before. I’m pretty sure the L doesn’t go that far and we know you don’t own a car. You saw it on TV….. right?

  13. tokyosandblaster says: Jul 4, 2013 11:28 PM

    Mike McCarthy: 1 Super Bowl Win.

    Chicago Bears: 1 Super Bowl win.

    Minnesota Vikings: No Super Bowl wins.

    Yeah, I can see why you’re all jealous.

  14. contra74 says: Jul 5, 2013 2:01 AM

    Be honest now…who wants to live on Cholesterol Ave?

  15. vikescry1 says: Jul 5, 2013 8:47 AM

    chi01town says:
    Jul 4, 2013 1:33 PM
    Who cares what the street names are in Greenbay? they can name all the streets after the coaches and players of that team and that little swamp wont get any better. there is nothing in greenbay. nothing to see but that staidium and it looks like the DMV with grass

    ———————————————————————————————————————————————— i’ve been in chitown too and let me tell you, all chitown has are bum’s asking for pocket change. and a lot of toliet filled neighborhoods. (ghetto’s)

  16. contra74 says: Jul 5, 2013 10:49 AM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Jul 4, 2013 11:28 PM
    Mike McCarthy: 1 Super Bowl Win.

    Chicago Bears: 1 Super Bowl win.

    Minnesota Vikings: No Super Bowl wins.

    Yeah, I can see why you’re all jealous.

    Why?

  17. hrmlss says: Jul 8, 2013 12:45 PM

    Since he owns Minnesota, they should just rename that state to McCarthy. But then he would sue for defamation…..

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