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01.30.2014 | 76 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Bob Uecker turned 80 this weekend, and for the first time, he's talking about cutting back his workload. On WTMJ radio this morning, Uecker announced that he will be sitting out "select road trips" with the Brewers this season. How many games exactly he'll miss is unclear: He suggested that if the Brewers are competitive late in the season, he'll be there to cover them."59 years is going to be eno...
Friday, July 4, 2008

Jim Cryns on Sports

I completely understand the retirement of uniform numbers. I respect the dignity and overall gesture embodied in the ceremony, especially in the case of players of historical significance like Jackie Robinson. His courageous entry into the exclusively white Wonder Bread ranks of professional baseball preceded the heroics of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King by decades. Branch Rickey, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, was instrumental in breaking the racial barrier. While his primary motive may or may not have been getting one of the best players in the world on his team, Rickey’s reasons are incidental. His ultimate actions are what mean so much more.
04.03.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Report: Favre considering a comeback Agent quietly inquiring with NFL teams about trade with Packers NBCSports.com news services updated 59 minutes ago Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, who announced his retirement last month after 17 seasons, reportedly could be weighing a comeback with another team. Favre's agent has quietly inquired with teams about their interest in tra...
03.04.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
We're finally getting full stories and not just AP wire blurbs. Apparently ESPN.com's Chris Mortensen spoke with Favre's agent Bus Cook and this article has this:"I talked to Brett this morning and I told him 'nobody forced you to make this decision to retire, but the flip side is nobody encouraged you to play,'" Cook told Mortensen. "Two years ago, Ted [Thompson, the Packers' GM] encouraged him t...
03.04.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Statement From Packers General Manager Ted Thompson:posted 03/04/2008Brett Favre has informed us of his intention to retire from the Green Bay Packers and the NFL. He has had one of the greatest careers in the history of the National Football League, and he is able to walk away from the game on his own terms - not many players are able to do that.The Packers owe him a tremendo...
03.04.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Can't find it anywhere online yet, but radio reports say it just came across the AP wire that BRETT FAVRE IS RETIRING as reported by Jay Glazer.More info as soon as we have it.Edit:   The Story is on FoxSports.com http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7870944/Favre-has-decided-to-call-it-a-career Edit 2 ESPN is reporting that Favre's agent, Bus Cook, has confirmed Brett's decision to re...

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