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Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
Being a certain age, the Observers had a 1960s song in their heads last week, with updated lyrics: "We met him on a Thursday and our hearts stood still, da doo ron ron ron..." Some Brewers fans had a heart-stopping question: "Who the heck is Ron Roenicke and why isn't the flashy Bobby Valentine the new...
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.
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
When the Observers chatted two Sundays ago, Frank was planning to see the Brewers in New York the next night and Artie was planning to see a total romp by the Packers at Soldier Field. When the conversation resumed this week, things hadn’t quite followed the script...
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010
You never forget your first love, even when it comes to sports venues. For one of the Observers, coming to Milwaukee as a Marquette student in 1968 sparked a relationship with a modest building at Fourth and Kilbourn that involved hundreds of evenings and plenty of fun...
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Finding the American melting pot through sport

Having been born and raised in Florence, Italy, it seems abnormal to me not to follow football, or what is commonly called “soccer” in the United States. Football is so saturated in Italian culture that I didn’t realize just how much it defined the country’s identity until I moved to the States. The ideal of the “American melting pot” has always...
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
A year ago the Milwaukee Brewers entered the baseball season fresh from their first playoff appearance in a generation. Optimists thought the Brewers’ potent offense, led by Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun, and the arrival of closer Trevor Hoffman would take Milwaukee back to the postseason...

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