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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 65.0° F  A Few Clouds
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Three's a crowd for Badgers QB

For the past week and a half, Wisconsin football practices have been open to the media. In the digital age, that means fans are updated several times daily with detailed blog posts, tweets and even video reports from the sidelines at Camp Randall by reporters covering the team. >More
 A lapsed Vikings fan's dilemma over Brett Favre

A couple years ago in this space, I wrote about how Brett Favre's steady, managed, almost methodical play in Green Bay had won me over, after a lifetime of being a Minnesota Vikings fan. I leaped aboard the Packers bandwagon and rode it all the way to the NFC championship game, when the Pack lost in overtime to New York. Now what the hell am I supposed to do? >More
 Mad Rollin' Dolls wrap up summer with an outdoor bout at the Duck Pond

If you are a longtime fan of the Mad Rollin' Dolls, you might recall a rainy night at the Duck Pond late in the summer of 2006. It wasn't a Madison Mallards baseball game you triedto see through the veil of steady drizzle, though, it was a roller derby bout, played on a portable track in right field. >More
 Brewers' to-do list: Win

Remember May? The Brewers fans in your life probably do. It's the month they spent far more time pumping their fists than shaking their heads. The Crew won 18 games in May, decisively taking series against teams like Chicago (2-1), Florida (3-0) and St. Louis (4-2), all of which are above .500 and in contention for playoff spots. On June 1, Milwaukee was 30-21, first in the National League's Central Division, a game in front of St. Louis and four in front of Chicago. >More
 Packers by the minute

For an indication of how the coverage of sports in general and pro football in particular has changed from the days of Grantland Rice, one need only glance at The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Packers blog. On Tuesday afternoon, writer Greg Bedard provided a play-by-play rundown of how each quarterback performed in two-minute drills. >More
 Madison Mustangs: Too good for their own good?

Beating your opponents by an average score of 50-10 should be good news to a football team. But for Bob Gingras, owner and head coach of the Madison Mustangs, it's reason to worry. >More
 Roller derby and philanthropy are inseparable in Madison

Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Porchlight, Inc., the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin and Project Home are just a few of the recipients of the Dolls' largess. >More
 A new day for old guys

On Monday, everyone wanted to talk about Tom Watson. Some folks who don't know a birdie from a bunker watched more golf on Sunday than they had in years as Watson vied to become the oldest player ever to win a major championship at the British Open. >More
 Brew ha ha

The Milwaukee Brewers generated some momentum for the second half of the season with a special promotion this week. For every ball that Prince Fielder took deep in the All-Star Home Run Derby Monday night, the club knocked a buck off the price of a Loge Outfield Box Seat for its mid-August series with the Padres. >More
 Mallards go batty

Each spring, one of the biggest challenges facing Madison Mallards manager C.J. Thieleke is to take college players accustomed to using aluminum bats and get them comfortable hitting with wood. >More
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