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Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010
Two weeks ago the Packers were in trouble with several major injuries, two straight overtime losses and the prospect of three tough games before their bye week. Three weeks ago the Badgers were in a dicey spot with an early Big Ten loss and their two toughest games coming up.
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Favorite Packer

Off the field, the heart of the Packers defense is a partner in a winery in Napa Valley, Calif.—one of its labels being “TwentyFour by Charles Woodson.” And on the field, like a fine wine, the 13-year veteran seems to get better with age. Last season, The Associated Press named him NFL Defensive Player of the...
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, that douche-bag South Carofocking-lina Republican’s response to the president’s address to Congress the other day reminded me of the time Snow White got thrown out of Disney World ’cause she got caught...
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, Aug. 26, 2009
Surely it was the least surprising news since Capt. Renault was shocked— shocked!—to find gambling at Rick’s cafe in Casablanca. Three weeks after saying he would stay retired, Brett Favre was back in uniform. This time it was the color he had wanted ever since the Packers “moved on” after his original...
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

On the field, the highlight of the Brewers’ 4-5 road trip was winning the series against Los Angeles, the National League’s top team. Off the field, the highlight was the Squall in the Hall. At the end of a 17-4 loss, Prince Fielder was hit by a pitch, clearly in retaliation for an HBP of the Dodgers'...
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

A century ago there was a hit song called “I Love My Wife But Oh You Kid.” That sentiment applies to Wisconsin’s pro sports fans as football season nears: “I love my Brewers or Bucks, but oh you Packers.” With the Green and Gold’s training camp underway and the Brewers rocked by...
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, June 3, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

The Brewers passed the season’s 50-game milestone Sunday with a 5-2 victory that completed a sweep of Cincinnati. The Observers were on hand, and marking a milestone of their own. Artie: Three hours and three minutes for that game. Nowhere near my ideal of 2:24, or the 2:36...

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