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Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

As improvement goes, it’s not as eye-catching as a breakaway slam-dunk. But the Milwaukee Bucks hit the season’s halfway mark playing close to .500 basketball, something they haven’t done over a full season in five years. A new coach (Scott Skiles), new players (Richard Jefferson, Luke Ridnour, Luc Mbah a Moute)...
Saturday, July 5, 2008

Jim Cryns on Sports

It’s spring, which means the beginning of tee-ball and soccer for kids. My young daughters began practices recently, which meant the purchase of two new baseball mitts, new cleats, bats, shin guards. It means league payments, team and parent orientations. I’ve been to more meetings in the past few weeks than a devout member of AA. I don’t mind the commitment—fact is I volunteer to help coach tee-ball, and attend every practice. When I was a kid, my parents never so much as attended a game, I’m not sure they knew I played sports. As a grown and graying man I spend most of my free time protecting my daughters from errant line-drives, overzealous base runners and jackass coaches. Last weekend I began coaching with a guy who has some great fundamental knowledge of baseball, but the bedside manner of Dr. Kevorkian.
01.29.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Last week's game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the San Jose Sharks featured five former Badgers, four of which were members of the 2006 National Championship team.Joe Pavelski scored a short-handed goal to lead the Sharks over the Badger-heavy Blackhawks featuring Jack Skille, Jacob Dowell and Adam Burish. Burish scored his first NHL goal in his 58th game, while Skille scored his third goal o...