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Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

Sportsmanship took a shot in the face this month when a college football player slugged an opponent for taunting him after a game. It was an extreme, but hardly isolated, example of the frenzy that can grip players and fans far out of proportion to the importance of what we call “games."
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

Last year the Brewers made the playoffs for the first time in a generation, but it required a bold mid-season move that added CC Sabathia to the starting rotation. This year Sabathia is gone and the Brewers still can’t count on pitching help from the minor leagues. Will they need an ’09...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

Crunch time is here in college basketball and it’s near—well, kind of getting near—in the NBA. That makes every game important for the Marquette Golden Eagles and Wisconsin Badgers, fighting for maximum advantage in the NCAA tournament, as well as the UWM Panthers and Milwaukee Bucks, fighting just to have...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

Here we go again. Brett Favre has told the New York Jets he’s retired, just as he told the Packers a year ago. It didn’t stick then, and the Observers have their doubts now. Frank: That was pretty obvious of Favre, to re-retire the day after the Observers’ weekly deadline. As though that would keep us from sending a few...
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

All great partnerships can benefit from occasional times of separation. And so can the Observers, or at least half of them. Frank: There’s been big football news since we last met, but I’ll need help with details. As you may have heard, I recently spent some time in California. Artie: Oh yeah, I got a clue from the dozen...

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