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Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009
As baseball’s regular season entered its final week, the Brewers were in the thick of the National League playoff race—though not as contenders. By finishing their schedule against Philadelphia, Colorado and St. Louis...
09.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
In a lot of ways, I’m super excited the Packers have the Bears the first week of the season because it will be a very early indication of whether or not this team is for real.After each impressive preseason win it got harder and harder not to jump on the “Super Bowl or Bust” bandwagon. It’s been very difficult to find a balance between being overly optimistic and being a complete Nega...
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...
07.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Peter King  >  INSIDE THE NFLFavre fools us once againI give up.All along, Brett Favre's decision was supposed to be simple. He had surgery in late May on a nagging biceps tendon in his throwing arm for one reason -- to clear the last hurdle toward playing a 19th year in the NFL. And his surgeon, the noted James Andrews, told him he was making splendid progress and he'd be fine and be able to th...
05.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
If this is true, it’s seriously one of the oddest sports crossovers I’ve heard in awhile. American Idol top 3 contestant Danny Gokey is from Milwaukee and he’s in town today to get footage for Idol to show during next week’s show. They call it hometown heroes and the contestants go back home and do parades and performances. Danny will be at the Harley stage at the Summerfest grounds and wi...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

Pro sports have no off-seasons, just times when they suspend the games to get to the really important stuff—deciding who’ll get paid how much by whom. Just as fans are getting focused on baseball, the NFL power-sweeps into the picture this weekend with the two-day extravaganza of its annual player draft. The...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

Big-time sports isn’t recession-proof. Major League Baseball enters its season fearful that attendance will drop. The NBA recently took out a $200 million line of credit to help financially ailing teams. NASCAR sponsorships have disappeared and teams are shrinking. Milwaukee’s PGA tournament won’t have...
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

Six hours of Super Bowl pregame coverage. SIX HOURS! And that was just on NBC; four hours on ESPN put the TV gasbagging into double digits. The Observers pride themselves on never watching one second of such “maybe this, maybe that” silliness. As kickoff approached, the only blather they listened to was...
01.05.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
The Packers cleaned house today, firing six coaches. It's no surprise that Defensive Coordinator Bob Sanders was out the door - his firing was assumed weeks ago. The most ridiculous firing was that of strength and conditioning coach Rock Gullickson.Gullickson was voted by his peers to be one of the best in the business last year, but apparently his failure to buff-up our team is what led to our do...

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