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Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

It’s a key part of the Athletes’ Manual of Cliches, right up there with “We’re taking this one game at a time.” When asked if they’re the favorites to win this year’s championship, coaches and players often do a variation of “Who, us? No, we’re the scrappy underdogs. It’s those other guys...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

Astute sports commentary can get tiring, and the Observers felt the need to recharge. So this week Artie is up in the Northwoods and Frank is back East for a family wedding and other fun. But they stockpiled some dialogue so readers wouldn’t have to go blather-less. Frank: The Packers are...
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
Last January the Green Bay Packers fell one victory short of the Super Bowl. Now they’re watching the NFL playoffs, having backtracked from a 13-3 record in 2007 to 6-10 this season. The Packers expected the season to open the post-Brett Favre era, and it did, but only after the soap opera of Favre’s unretirement...
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

The state’s football fans have endured some unpleasant weekends this fall, but not this time. The Wisconsin Badgers rallied to beat Minnesota, 35-32, raising their record to 6-5 and making them eligible for a bowl game. And the Packers shook off two straight narrow defeats and demolished...
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

At first glance it was a bleak weekend for Wisconsin’s top football teams. The Badgers blew an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter and lost at Michigan State, 25-24. Then the Packers lost at Tennessee, falling to 4-4. But Green Bay battled the Titans, the NFL’s only undefeated team, to a stalemate. The coin flip for overtime...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

The Observers took a week off from baseball to prepare for a "look back, look forward" analysis of the Brewers that will run next week. But there was plenty of football to talk about. Frank: Boy, the state owes Aaron Rodgers one. After three straight Packer losses, his big second half in Seattle had everyone breathing more easily.
09.25.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
In the first installment of his casual, out-of-nowhere sports blog on ESPN.com, "commercially successful rapper and major sports fan" Lil Wayne weighs in on football, writing of this football season that: "As a Packer fan, it's been pretty good so far. Aaron Rodgers has been wonderful, man. He's handled everything, and way more than just the football part. Of course it helps the Jet...

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