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Coach knows best

The fifth-grade football team I help coach is off to a 1-1 start, same as the Green Bay Packers. Our first game was a little sloppy, but the kids played well enough to win, just like the Packers. Our opponents took advantage of our problems with blocking and disrupted the offense enough to beat us in week two. Just like You Know Who. >More
 Planet Bike Cup brings cyclocross star to Sun Prairie

Last week's announcement that Belgium's Erwin Vervecken will be among the cyclists competing at the Planet Bike Cup boosts anticipation for the inaugural U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross event. >More
 Jock ick

Athletes are often criticized for being too guarded. Agents and public-relations handlers shroud their personalities from the public. That's why we flock to their Twitter feeds and personal blogs, to try and catch a glimpse of who they are as actual people. >More
 Ironman Wisconsin 2009 bike porn! (SFW)

Among the most reliable high points of Ironman Wisconsin each year: the opportunity to check out displays of all the hottest bikes. In the span of a 10-minute stroll through the Ironman expo at Monona Terrace, you can see vast collections of bikes totaling well into the six figures. >More
 State Journal's loss of Packers reporter Jason Wilde is Good Karma's gain

The Wisconsin State Journal didn't exactly kick Green Bay Packers beat reporter Jason Wilde out the door, but longtime fans may be sore that it didn't do enough to keep him. After 13 years with the paper, 10 as full-time Packers beat reporter, Wilde accepted a voluntary buyout and this week went to work for Good Karma Broadcasting, which owns Madison ESPN affiliate 100.5 FM. >More
 'Brent' Favre shirt hits the fans

On June 18, amid rumors of Brett Favre's talks with the Minnesota Vikings, the national sports blog Deadspin posted a link to a Madison website. It was for a green-and-yellow T-shirt with the image of Favre and the state of Wisconsin with the words, "We'll Never Forget You, Brent." But most of those who clicked the link to buy the shirt got an error message. >More
 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
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