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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
 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
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