This week’s Daybreak Doppler Dames theme is Women from The Great White North.

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Priscilla Caripan

Bucky’s 5th Quarter gets you ready for Ole Miss .

Paint Touches has your scouting report on Marquette’s first NCAA opponent Davidson .

Brew Hoop has a breakdown the NBA playoff picture: Standings, tiebreakers, schedules for the Eastern Conference .

Behind the Buck Pass preps you for tonight’s Bucks game as they welcome the Playoff Hungry Trail Blazers .

Disciples of Uecker on The Duality of Rickie Weeks .

Reviewing the Brew looks back at some Favorite Carlos Gomez Moments .

ACME Packing Company is going By the Numbers: Packers Wide Receivers Successful at Converting First Downs .

John at Packers Talk Network says It’s Still OK to Trust Ted Thompson .

Familiar with everyone of these 7 People in Every NCAA Tournament Pool .

This was a fun little quiz, Where Is That Tournament-Bound School? (I got a 55%).

Of course there’s this, So, Did “Damn Liberal Socialists” Really Have Illuminati-Like Control Over The NCAA Tournament Field? SportsGrid Investigates!

Looking back at The 26 Best Buzzer Beaters Of This College Basketball Season , both Wisconsin (twice) & Marquette make it in here.

It’s a subtle difference… Comparison of TMZ and People covering Tiger Woods dating Lindsey Vonn is hilarious .

This is pretty amusing, Star Wars Parody Asks If The Destruction Of The Death Star Was An Inside Job .

Same But Entirely Different – This past weekend was a tough one for Packers’ fans. First we learned that Greg Jennings signed with the Vikings on Friday & then later that night (or the next morning for some of us) we found out Tom Crabtree was leaving for Tampa.  I can’t blame either player for leaving, the opportunities for both of them from a financial standpoint were quite simply better.  What I was a little surprised at were the separate reactions to the two departures. With Jennings there was much gnashing of teeth, accusations of being greedy, feelings of betrayal & downright anger lobbied at the former Packer.  With Crabtree it was much more a case of remorse & sadness with the majority of the sentiment being well wishes to the new Buccaneer. Perhaps most of the vitriol aimed at Jennings was because he went to Minnesota & I understand that but question whether the response would’ve been the same or at least similar no matter where Jennings went.

In talking to Kyle ‘The Mayor’ Cousineau about that very thing this weekend, the situations were basically pretty much the same but the reaction completely different. It’s not that surprising though when you think of it & it boils down to how each player interacted with their fans, specifically on Twitter & social media in general.  Jennings took the ‘standard’ path of random re-tweeting upon request as well as spreading his brand of inspirational messages.  Crabtree on the other end genuinely interacted with the fans, engaging them in a way most pro athletes don’t.  Both players will be missed for their on the field roles, more so Jennings in that regard perhaps but in the collective consciousness of a lot of Packers fans it’ll be Crabtree’s departure that has & will leave a bigger hole.

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