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Dancing like the Packers 101

A-Rodg's touchdown celebration starts with both hands in the middle of your stomach, palms in and thumbs up. Move them around your middle to your sides, as though tracing the outline of a wide belt. Suitable after picking up a critical spare in bowling. >More
 Why we love our Green Bay Packers

If you're like most Green Bay Packers fans, you've always loved the Green and Gold. You grew up watching the Pack with your family, spending too much money on memorabilia, poring over the sports page and making occasional pilgrimages to Lambeau whenever a ticket became available. You're number 2534 (Ryan Grant, Edgar Bennett) on the season ticket waiting list, with no preference given to your status as a team owner. >More
 Madtown Throwdown is back

After an 18-month hiatus, Madtown Throwdown returns to the Alliant Energy Center this Saturday. One of the event's originators and licensed match maker Pat O'Malley took a moment to talk to The Daily Page about getting the event back on its feet and the misconceptions about what the new state regulations mean for MMA in Wisconsin. >More
 Badgers men's hoops need to get it inside

The Badgers' offense is designed to be highly efficient, and they're averaging 1.13 points per possession so far this year, while the defense is giving up just 0.8 points per possession, according to stats guru Ken Pomeroy's formula. Those numbers would normally predict success, so why are the Badgers 1-2 in the Big Ten and, more importantly, 1-3 against decent teams? >More
 Why the Badgers will defeat the Ducks in the Rose Bowl

Wisconsin football fans who have hitched along for one or more of the team's five visits to the Rose Bowl since 1994 report that the red-clad boosters have left Pasadena-area bartenders impressed and a little frightened. While the Badgers are 3-1 against their opponents in those Rose Bowl appearances, their fans are undefeated and barely challenged in the party arena leading up to the game, regularly drinking bars out of beer and anything else they've got. >More
 Why the Oregon Ducks will beat the Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl

Badger backers say this Wisconsin team is not from the old Big Ten, where coaches thought a forward pass meant asking the barmaid out for bratwurst. That may be true, but these Badgers have not seen a passing game like Oregon rolls. Darron Thomas has not been asked to win many games, but he may have to win the Rose Bowl. Wisconsin ranks as one of the best pass defenses in the country, but it rang up most of those numbers against weak passing teams. >More
 The Rose Bowl pits pro-style Wisconsin against Oregon's evil spread-option attack

The Rose Bowl is one of the great venues in sports. Those who have been fortunate to attend the annual college bowl game played there will describe the magical moment when the setting sun bathes the San Gabriel Mountains, looming over the stadium's rim, in a golden glow. From their seats, fans must choose between ogling the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape and keeping their eyes on the gridiron below. >More
 Give football fanatics what they want

Football fanatics of all stripes agree: The NFL's RedZone channel -- available to cable and satellite subscribers -- is a runaway success. Footage hops from game to game on Sundays in an attempt to broadcast every single touchdown, most of them live. It's a great example of the most prominent sports league delivering to its couch-bound fans exactly what they want. >More
 The UW-Whitewater way: Warhawks return to Stagg Bowl riding 44-game winning streak

We arrived in Whitewater for last Saturday's NCAA Division III semifinal football game between the Warhawks and St. Paul's University of St. Thomas in a car bearing Minnesota license plates, so it wasn't surprising when we were approached by a fan of the home team almost immediately. >More
 The Tebow effect

A couple weeks ago in this space, I discussed statistics for rating quarterbacks and how they justify the considerable hype heaped upon Aaron Rodgers. One might argue that the greatest appeal of pro football lies in watching quarterbacks like Rodgers throw touchdown passes, and the quarterback rating is a good indication of the game's most entertaining players. >More
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