The effort to honor Packers coach Mike McCarthy with a street in his name remains stalled at the corner of Cluster and Fudge.
According to Scott Cooper Williams of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the project will be delayed, again. Packers officials support the postponement, in order to minimize distractions during the season.
The topic first arose after McCarthy led the Packers to the Super Bowl XLV championship.
Some politicians believe that the project is too extensive in size, cost, and disruption. The street extends into three different localities — Green Bay, De Pere, and Ashwaubenon — making it a more complex endeavor. The plug supposedly was pulled to spare embarrassment for McCarthy as the effort sputters along.
“It just became a very awkward situation,” Mike Aubinger, president of Ashwaubenon Village told the Press-Gazette.
From McCarthy’s perspective, it’s only embarrassing if he’s demanding that it be done. We doubt that he is.
At a certain point, maybe he should just say, “Folks, I appreciate the thought, but I really didn’t get in to coaching to get a street named after me.”