Tuesday, 11 February 2014 14:35

Mizzou's Sam is gay, team didn't talk, why do we?

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Column: RICK SOLEM
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This should be the last time this is a story. It should be, but it won’t.

It's always big news when an athlete comes out.

I can’t wait until it’s not. I can’t wait until sexual preference is not a story – in sports, in government, anywhere, except, perhaps, the bedroom.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 13:21

Browns wanted Badgers' Andersen

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A year into the program and University of Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen is getting offers from the NFL.

The head coach said in a statement today he was contacted by the Cleveland Browns to fill their head-coaching spot.

 
Friday, 07 February 2014 17:00

Vikings set seat-license fees

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Earlier this week, the Green Bay Packers raised ticket prices for general seating by $3 a game.

Friday, the Minnesota Vikings announced their seat licensing fees for the new, nearly billion dollar stadium.

Thursday, 06 February 2014 17:27

No soap. No yogurt. No gays. This is Sochi

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A few weeks ago, all the talk with the Sochi Winter Olympic Games was related to terrorist threats.

Today, the Games began and most of the reports out there border on the ridiculous that have nothing to do with world’s best of the best at sledding, skiing and ice skating.

Instead, reports coming out are how athletes aren’t getting extra pillows, soap, yogurt ... . Other reports state terrorists could be hiding explosives onboard flights in tubes of toothpaste. And then the laws against ‘gay propaganda.’

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 17:50

NFL moves on Thursdays

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The NFL will be on CBS on Thursdays for the first half of next season.

No report how much CBS outbid NBC, ABC, Fox and Turner for the rights, but you can bet it was a lot.

Sunday, 02 February 2014 12:37

Manning or Wilson, Denver or Seattle?

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Peyton Manning this, Seattle defense that, when you’re from the Midwest, it really doesn’t matter.

What matters heading into Super Bowl XLVIII is the spread. The drinks. The food. The company.

Some Wisconsin diehards will root for Seattle QB Russell Wilson or Denver RB Montee Ball, but when it’s all said and done, all anyone wants is one last chicken wing before heading home after having watched something that resembles a competitive game with a lot of scoring.

That’s not going to happen.

Friday, 31 January 2014 14:44

As unique as it gets: Westby Ski Jumps

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Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:10

La Crescent's Hayes scores first-career NHL goal

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Thursday, 30 January 2014 14:15

Brewers' Uecker cutting back

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If there’s one thing I love about baseball, it’s listening to Bob Uecker talking about everything but baseball during a Milwaukee Brewers game.

And maybe he sprinkles in some in-game action, but I simply enjoy his humor and his stories, because 162 games is just a lot of the same to me when it comes to broadcasts.