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Monday, Nov. 17, 2008

Sports in Real Life

I used to play with Frisbees when I was a kid, at least until our German shepherd tore the crap out of them. There are some wonderful things about playing with a Frisbee; you don’t have to be particularly athletic, talented, or buff. This speaks to most Wisconsin residents. Enthusiasts and fans of the familiar circular plastic discs have taken a pastoral recreation further with Ultimate Frisbee, a game which has been around longer than you may think, and it’s taking the world by storm...
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Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008

Sports in Real Life

Some things should not be repeated. False rumors, hurtful information and John McCain's bid for the presidency are examples of actions which should be nipped in the bud, never to...
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Monday, Nov. 3, 2008

Sports in Real Life

Opening nights can be a great scene. Flowers sent backstage, good wishes to 'break a leg,' the makeup, the costumes. Oh yeah, that's a Broadway show, not the NBA. Perhaps I spoke too quickly. The Bucks opened their latest home campaign with a bang, a Bango and a boom. It was an interesting confluence of elements at the Bradley Center on Saturday night. Since Bucks head coach Scott Skiles was in high school, flash has been as much a part of an NBA game as the ten players running back and forth between the baskets...
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Monday, Oct. 27, 2008

Sports in Real Life

There’s only a couple of reasons I can fathom why a man would want to be a cheerleader. Any red blooded heterosexual male with an ounce of testosterone would tell you the same reasons off the top of his head. It’s a fantasy, being surrounded by gorgeous girls in tiny dresses. As a bonus, you get to lift them off the ground and support them with your palm. With any luck at all it will be a very long fight song, the game will go into triple overtime.
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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

Sports in Real Life

Oh captain! My captain! This glorious elegy was written by Walt Whitman for his slain leader Abraham Lincoln. While captains in sports weren't instrumental in freeing the slaves, and they didn't spend much time presiding over a civil war, they were often responsible for bolstering the psyche of a team and improving winning records.
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Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008

Sports in Real Life

The Interstate highways across the nation, as well as the shock absorbers on the Madden Cruiser, breathed a collective sigh as NFL broadcasting icon John Madden will take a break from his magic bus. Madden will miss the road trip to Tampa, his first abandoned broadcast in 476 games, since Reagan first moved Nancy into the White House. Madden, 72-years-old, says he's just taking a break from the rigors of the road.
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Friday, Oct. 10, 2008

Sports in Real Life

Milwaukee area professional baseball club has multiple openings. Great opportunity. Seven months a year, winters off. (An occasional October, perhaps every 30 years or so.) A wonderful work environment, spring in Arizona, summers around the country to virtually every major city. While in Milwaukee you have an option of a roof, depending on the weather.
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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008

Sports in Real Life

We can all sleep better tonight with the realization a deer is helping our kids cross the streets. Last time I checked most deer ended up on the front of a bumper when they tried to cross a highway or street. Perhaps we'd be better suited to follow a badger or lemming across the road, you hardly ever seem them as a heaping blemish on the street.
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Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008

Jim Cryns on Sports

Miller Park-It's a Sunday morning in October. Yes, there is a playoff game in Milwaukee, the second in fact, in almost 3 decades. Of course this is something you already know or you're getting far too much fresh air riding your bike on the lakefront. white Brewer towels waved in each section. The fans in Milwaukee did their part, even if the fans in Chicago could not. As if it couldn't get any more warm and fuzzy, the owner's father sang the National Anthem.
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Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008

Jim Cryns on Sports

A while back I slammed the Brewers for their meltdown against the Cubs and Mets. I referred to them as 'pretenders' and was certain the only playoff games they'd be involved in would require a television. Contrary to what you might think, I'm extremely happy they made the playoffs. Like a guy who discovers he likes opera, I think I've found I'm a bit of a fair-weather fan. Let me try to explain...

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