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Thursday, July 28, 2011
Rejoice, America! We won't face a national catastrophe. Not the triviality of defaulting on our financial commitments and perhaps triggering another recession—rather, the horror of an autumn without NFL football. With the owners' lockout resolved, we can soon return...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Three years ago the Brewers reached the playoffs thanks to the bold trade that gave them a three-month “rental” of pitching ace CC Sabathia. Last week general manager Doug Melvin went for a short-term jackpot again, acquiring star closer Francisco Rodriguez from the New York Mets. Like Sabathia...
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Make it Billionaires vs. Millionaires times two. For more than three months NFL owners have locked out players because the sides can't agree on how to split something like $9 billion in annual revenue. Now NBA owners, feeling hamstrung by a ridiculous salary system they created...
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Frank: I'll bet the Brewers were especially glad to see Miller Park again after experiencing the two oldest, smallest visitors' clubhouses in baseball. Artie: To say nothing of experiencing a 2-5 record at Wrigley Field and Fenway Park, and giving up 34 runs in the last three losses...
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Sundays at the ballpark don't get much better in Milwaukee. The Brewers completed a sweep of St. Louis, grabbed first place in the National League Central division and gave fans good reasons to think they'll stay there. And it happened at a pace that got the Observers on the bus home in...
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Artie: Hey, did you see the new athletic director at UW-Milwaukee mentioned the possibility of bringing football back to the school? Frank: Yeah, the Panthers haven't been gridders since 1974, but the AD, Rick Costello, told Michael Hunt of the Journal Sentinel, "It's something we'll look at long-term...

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