Seeing as she was on How I Met Your Mother last night, it’s a Carrie Underwood sort of morning.

Damn it , I missed Icelandic Beer Day yesterday

So yeah, wedding checklist item: No Elephants

Wisconsin MBB jumped up in both polls this week, 15 in the AP and 17 in the Coaches .

Bracket-wise, the Badgers are about where I thought we would see them, either a 4 seed or a 5 seed

Not a huge Peter King fan for any number of reasons, but this is a worthy cause .

Here’s a nice rundown by Bernie’s Crew of how the Brewers’ relievers can improve .  I would add don’t blow leads and lose games.

Brew Crew Ball has a new, sounds like first ever, poll they’d like your input on .  (Totally forgot about Kyle’s daily Frosty Mug  when coming up with the name of this column…hopefully there’s room for two ‘mugs’ in the Wisconsin sports blog landscape)

Dancing with the Stars Season 10 “Cast” Announced . My money’s on Lysacek or Andrews.

Jon Stewart, once again, says what we were all thinking .

In the ‘Obvious Department’, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy announced that Jermichael Finley will be the starting TE for 2010 . Shocking I tell you…shocking.

So much for Daylight Savings Time, the earthquake in Chile this past weekend has shortened days .  That’s gonna be 1.26 microseconds of daylight I’m gonna be missing this Summer as I sit on my deck, drinking beer and listening to Uecker.

Chris from Ol’ Bag of Donuts has their first 2010 Mock Draft posted.

Housekeeping and Thank You:   Well, I honestly was not expecting the response received from the announcement & initial post of The Morning Mug, not to mention all the people that checked in.  Thanks to Dan for giving it his blessing as well as everyone that tuned in, guess I have to keep doing it now.  In my haste to make sure I got the initial one of these posted yesterday, I forgot about a few things so will share them now.  Generally I will try to have this posted between 8:30 & 9:30 CST.  If you’re a ‘Twitter’ person you can get notified when TMM is posted by following me, @wallypingel (although you’ll also be subject to my non-TMM thoughts and comments) or @pocketdoppler which will just be a feed of posts on the site itself (including non-TMM posts when made).  If you’re rocking it ‘old school’ you can subscribe to the RSS feed here .  If you have something you want to share, a link, comment or degradation feel free to email or of course leave it in the comments.

From a team coverage standpoint, I pretty much pay rapt attention to the Packers, Brewers and Badgers with a passing fascination with the Bucks occasionally.  So while I don’t claim to be an expert in any one of those teams, I will mostly likely gravitate towards information and links about them.  This means that teams like Marquette, the T-Rats and others may not get the attention they did in The Daily Drink.  Sorry about that, but a guy only has so much time and allegiance.  If anyone wants to contribute, either as a section of TMM or become a contributing writer you’d be more than welcome. 

Once again, thanks for the support and I hope I can keep you entertained….here are some bikini pictures of Carrie Underwood if that helps.

  • burniebrewer

    –I’ve always considered Iceland one of the few foreign countries I’d like to visit, and now I know what time of year I’d have to go.

    –So I guess this means Erin Andrews is ready to be back in the public spotlight? I’ll NEVER watch that show, but I pick her to win…

    –Thanks for not posting any audio with that Carrie Underwood pic.

  • Jon

    I would never have slotted UW hoops as a 4 or 5 seed at the beginning of the year…more like an 8 or 9.

    I like Marquette as a 9 or 10.

    I am really, really, really ready for the Madness to begin.