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12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Nicole
What? You have no plans?Then head to the Kohl Center in Madison to see the defending National Champion Badgers take on the U.S. Olympic Hockey team. Seriously, how cool does that sound? Tickets are just $5 ($1 for military, police, et al as they are honoring service folk/heroes) You will not find better entertainment for your dollar and you’ll be watching world class athletes on both sides of...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009

Milwaukee on ice

As the Olympic torch treks across Canada en route to Vancouver for the 21st Winter Games in February 2010, it’s only appropriate to look at Wisconsin’s contribution to the monumental sporting event. Milwaukee’s own Pettit National Ice Center is one of...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Nicole
I posted that 7 Badgers were named to the US Women’s Olympic Hockey Team, but I never got around to posting the names. Hilary Knight, Meghan Duggan, Jessie Vetter, Erika Lawler, Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej, Molly Engstrom, and Kerry Weiland will all be representing the Badgers in the red, white and blue.One Badger, Angie Keseley, didn’t make the final cut. The US Women played a friendly against Tea...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Nicole
7 Badgers were named to the US Womens Olympic Hockey Team! Way to go Badgers!...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

Frank returned at last from his New York visit, and with the fragile psyche of Packer Land restored—at least for a week—by the exhibition victory in Denver, the Observers could focus on the final days of round-the clock Olympic TV coverage.
08.15.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Joe Uchill
As a display of national unity, China marched out children from its 56 ethnic groups as part of the increasingly fabricated opening ceremonies. Surprise! The children were all from the Han majority (90% of the population). To be fair, replacing all the ethnic groups with the majority would be a great way to create national unity. This marks the third instance of the opening ceremonies punking i...
08.13.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Joe Uchill
The Olympics are on! And if you saw the opening ceremonies on TV, well, no you didn’t. The fireworks were digitally added and Viewers weren’t warned. Which makes sense, it all happened without NBC’s knowledge. China’s high-concept sequence showing firework footprints across the sky wasn’t being faked live on your television as it was being faked on screens for people attending the in...
08.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Garret Weber-Gale is a 2003 alum of my high school. He's now, also, a Olympic Gold-Medal winner as part of the 4x100 men's relay in Beijing. Pretty damn cool. Something I just learned: He set a national public high school record while at Nicolet High School in the 100 yard freestyle in 2003 with a time of 43.49. He is a three-time Wisconsin State Champion, twice in the backstro...

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