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Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
Dec. 26, 1960: Vince Lombardi has the Packers in Philadelphia for their first NFL championship game in 16 years. Paul Hornung, Jim Taylor and their pals dominate the Eagles statistically but trail, 17-13, in the final minutes. With no timeouts remaining, the Packers drive toward a winning touchdown, but their final play ends with Taylor tackled...
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010
Readers of this page seldom see the words "Baseball Hall of Fame" without "Bert Blyleven" close by. Frank has a Hall vote as a member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA), but Artie's the one with a passion to see the right-hander for the Twins, Pirates and Indians in the 1970s and ’80s reach...
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
While Wisconsin spent Sunday expecting the New England Patriots to drop a lump of coal in the Packers' stocking, the Brewers went shopping and put a Cy Young Award winner under their tree. Zack Greinke had a big price tag, but he and fellow newcomer Shaun Marcum give the Brewers a gaudy starting rotation...
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010
It's time again for the biggest event of the basketball season in our state. The annual Marquette-Wisconsin showdown is Saturday at the Bradley Center, and it figures to be close. Only twice in the last 10 years has the victory margin been in double digits. Whoever wins the bragging rights...
Monday, Nov. 29, 2010
Call it a bloomin' shame. The Wisconsin football team finished a magical 11-1 regular season that earned the Badgers a share of the Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl berth for the first time in 11 seasons. UW is fourth in the AP and coaches' polls and fifth in the Bowl Championship Series...
Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010
Another football weekend, another pair of victories for the state to savor. The Badgers marched up and down Ann Arbor, 48-28, and moved one win away from the Rose Bowl. Then the Packers settled things for good with Brett Favre, racing to a 31-3 rout in Minnesota on course for the...
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
Being a certain age, the Observers had a 1960s song in their heads last week, with updated lyrics: "We met him on a Thursday and our hearts stood still, da doo ron ron ron..." Some Brewers fans had a heart-stopping question: "Who the heck is Ron Roenicke and why isn't the flashy Bobby Valentine the new...

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