Thursday, 08 May 2014 02:36

NFL DRAFT: Packers should take ...

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... Johnny Manziel?

By RICK SOLEM

The NFL draft: football’s biggest tease.

It’s one big waiting game followed by another.

First we wait for each and every pick. Every where we go, someone asks you, 'Where did Johnny Manziel go?"

After each pick, we power through whatever highlights ESPN conjures up from that Division II offensive tackle that was selected.

And, once the draft is complete, we play that three-month waiting game to see whether or not the guys drafted even pan out. Or maybe it’s eight months. Or a year. Or four years as was the case with Aaron Rodgers.

Thursday, 08 May 2014 01:17

NBA, Round 2 - Getting your groove back

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By RICK SOLEM

Six games into the second round of the playoffs and it’s a little baffling what’s happening.

Every game but one has been a blowout. The first round set records for seven-game series and had overtimes galore, so you’d expect the teams that prevailed to be battling to the wire in the second round.

Instead, there’s been five blowouts.

By RICK SOLEM

Here’s what happened today at noonball (or, pickup basketball played at noon for those who have no idea).

First, we have a pretty steady group of guys who all know each other. We’ve been playing together for years.

Today, however, a new kid showed up. He was tall. Looked like he’d be OK at basketball. First possession, he takes a contested 12-footer and makes it. Hmmm.

Friday, 02 May 2014 02:30

Kaminsky not good enough for the NBA

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By RICK SOLEM

I don’t second-guess his decision to return for his senior year.

But part of the reason why Frank Kaminsky said he was returning to the University of Wisconsin is comical.

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The protest was to walk off the court right after tip-off.

The Golden State Warriors were supposedly ready to forfeit Tuesday night's playoff game if the punishment for the racist remarks by L.A. Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling weren’t severe enough.

Saturday, 26 April 2014 22:18

Braun hits Segura in face with bat

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By RICK SOLEM

It was one of Ryan Braun's better hits this season.

Saturday, 26 April 2014 20:31

Logan's Mueller ties UW record during win streak

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Friday, 25 April 2014 17:49

Brewers honor Uecker with worst seat in house

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:32

NFL announces games early

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The NFL is announcing its schedule at 7 p.m. tonight on ESPN2, but three games have already been announced.

Three games you most likely won't go to. Three games that will let London know just what the NFL is NOT about.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:17

Volleyball: Badgers, Gophers, more-watch free

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