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Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010
Things haven't looked so good to Milwaukee Bucks fans for a while. Six months ago the Bucks finished a season that produced a 12-game improvement and a playoff series they probably should have won. Oh yes, and a cool new slogan: "Fear the Deer." Center Andrew Bogut's rise to...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010
Oh so high, oh so low. That was the weekend for the state's football fans. Saturday night the Wisconsin Badgers fulfilled their potential with a 31-18 smashdown of top-ranked Ohio State in Madison. About 18 hours later the injury-riddled Packers fell to 3-3 with their second straight...
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010
Ken, we hardly knew ye. The Macha managerial era in Brewers history ended after two seasons when the team finished at 77-85, three games worse than the year before. The quiet, professorial Macha had nothing but winning seasons and two playoffs in four years with Oakland, but things...
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
When the Observers chatted two Sundays ago, Frank was planning to see the Brewers in New York the next night and Artie was planning to see a total romp by the Packers at Soldier Field. When the conversation resumed this week, things hadn’t quite followed the script...
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010
A gorgeous Sunday offered the next-to-last chance to enjoy daytime baseball at Miller Park this year. But a couple of hours later, a rather significant NFL game would beckon from TV screens. It was a time to declare priorities, and the Observers didn't hesitate when they conferred by...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010
Makes perfect sense, right? Predicting what will happen over five months in a sport with an oddly shaped ball that takes crazy bounces and thousands of collisions that can wreck a team's season. Sports Illustrated's NFL preview contains this quote: "I don't have any Super Bowl picks. If anybody does, they're insane." That's from Michael Strahan, who was smart enough to devise an...
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010
It's a time for athletic dreams in Wisconsin. Fans expect big things from the Packers, and this weekend the Wisconsin Badgers open their football season amid lots of buzz from national media. Meanwhile at Miller Park, a new statue honors Bud Selig, who 40 years ago fulfilled the dream of returning baseball to Milwaukee and keeping it here...
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010
Wisconsin was the center of the golf world last weekend and baseball had plenty of interesting, though Brewer-less, races going. But the first rule of Badger State sports fans was already in effect: Once the Packers hit training camp, nothing else comes close in importance. And once they face another team...

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