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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...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
For a longtime sports fan, a special joy occurs when a game stirs memories of past fun and a sport's timeless beauty. Then there are events that show how much things can change, when the old-timer feels like Dorothy after the tornado: "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." One of the Observers...
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

More than just sports

Milwaukee plays host to an enormous bar league culture that offers its participants an opportunity to play games, make friends and unwind in the clubhouse, which, in this case, is a bar. Leagues operate year-round, and offer a range of activities to suit your personal taste, from old-school bar games such as darts and billiards to sports like volleyball and Irish hurling, from drinking games such...
Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009

Oh How They Can Deceive

Is it really just four weeks since Tiger Woods went from Ace of Perfection to Bogey Man of Betrayal? His Nov. 27 car crash and admission of infidelity have shattered one of the most profitable images in a culture where great athletes make more money as salesmen than sportsmen. The PGA Tour wonders...
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009
It was a weekend of screen-watching for the Observers. They saw the latest rebuilt squad of Milwaukee Bucks go 1-1 to open the NBA season. There was the World Series, with Frank's Yanks taking charge in Philadelphia. And of course there was the second version of the football game...
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, Aug. 19, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

Green Bay Packer fans had some reason to be optimistic after the Packers dominated Cleveland in their preseason opener, 17-0. Milwaukee Brewer fans also were energized by some bold personnel moves and a three-game winning streak, but the Brewers coughed up a lead Sunday...

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