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Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012
Lofty expectations are terrific for a sports team—if they're fulfilled. Just ask the Packers how they feel about the “15-1, then one and done” sequel to a Super Bowl title. Now it's the...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
So many topics and only so much space. The Observers gab so well that they often find themselves with a backlog of blather. So Frank's latest trip Back East provided an opportunity to work off some surplus comments from recent weeks...
06.26.2012 | | Posted at 11:30 PM
By Nicole
There were plenty of holdouts (Nebraska being the most notable/vocal), but in the end they didn't stand in the way and the voice of the fans seems to have won. The 2014 college football season will feature a four-team playoff to decide the National Champion. No. 1 will play No. 4, and No. 2 will play No. 3 on Dec. 31 and/or Jan. 1. The sites of those games will rotate among the four current BCS...
11.08.2011 | | Posted at 10:46 PM
By Nicole
After Saturday's games, the ESPN Big Ten blog came out with their weekly bowl projections and after Wisconsin's win at Purdue, they are projecting that Wisconsin could not make the Big Ten title game but still be placed in a BCS bowl. The projection has Wisconsin winning out, but Michigan State and Penn State playing for the inaugural Big Ten Championship game and MSU winning. They say Penn State'...
08.22.2011 | | Posted at 12:45 AM
By Nicole
The AP and USA Today preseason polls are out. The Badgers are ranked 11 in the AP preaseason poll, one spot behind new Big Ten program Nebraska, IN the USA Today poll, the teams are switched, with Wisconsin having the edge over Nebraska. This means the October 10 nighttime matchup of the two teams at Camp Randall will have large repercussions. Season previews seem to think that the Badgers are cap...
11.01.2010 | | Posted at 10:12 AM
By Nicole
With a ranking of 7 in the Harris and Coaches' Poll and a 10 in last week's BCS, the Badgers move up to 9th in this week's BCS standings, two places ahead of Ohio State. Michigan State is at 14 with Iowa at 16. Wisconsin cannot win the Big Ten with the way the standings in the conference stand now. They need Michigan State to lose again in order to take possession of first place. But if they can ...
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

The summer that began with high hopes for the Milwaukee Brewers has ended with Wisconsin fans moving on to great dreams for the Green Bay Packers. The Observers will have plenty to say about both teams in the coming weeks, but they took some time as autumn arrived to grill up a few...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

Economic recovery, health-care reform, national security—you’d think Congress has enough to keep it busy. But House and Senate committees recently found time to tackle the issue of whether big-time college football needs a playoff system. The hearings came to nothing, and the...

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