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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...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

The Observers split their forces for the first time in 2009, with Frank on a family visit to New York and Artie manning the central office in Milwaukee. They talked by phone after the first day of the NFL draft. Frank: The Big Apple media didn’t say much about the Packers’ top picks. How’d it go for the Green and Gold? Artie:...
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, Dec. 10, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

Three weeks ago, the Green Bay Packers had just trampled the hated Chicago Bears and were tied for the division lead. Now, after a 24-21 loss to the lowly Houston Texans at frigid Lambeau Field, the Packers are 5-8 and all but eliminated from the playoff race. With one-half of the Observers passionately committed...
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.
Monday, Sept. 29, 2008

Tonight @ the Next Act Theatre - 7:30 p.m.

The Next Act Theatre attempts to capture the life of a legend in its latest production, Lombardi: The Only Thing, a biographical play about the seminal Green Bay Packers coach. Revised by playwright Eric Simonson, the play ranges from comedic and dramatic to factual and fantastic. Set in a crucial time for the coach, it’s mostly...
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...
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008

Tonight @ Lambeau - 7:15 p.m.

Aaron Rodgers has met and by most accounts exceeded critics’ expectations so far this season, but tonight the quarterback faces the biggest challenge of the young football season when the Green Bay Packers face the Dallas Cowboys tonight at 7:15 p.m. at Lambeau.

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