This week’s Daybreak Doppler Dames theme is Winter Olympians (Past US Edition).

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Tara Lipinski – Figure Skating – Nagano 1998

On the strength of two good wins the Badgers are moving up, Wisconsin Basketball 16th, 18th in Polls .

Great stuff for both Badgers big men, Kaminsky, Hayes grab honors .

Like to see this get done,  What A Segura Extension Might Look Like .

Brew Crew Ball has A consolidated look at the 2014 payroll .

Reviewing the Brew says It Was A Good Thing Matt Garza Took A Vacation This Winter .

Deadline is looming, Trade Deadline Week Rumor Round-Up | Monday: Teams remain interested in Ilyasova, Ridnour, and…Raduljica?

I could get on board with most of these, 5 free agents for the Green Bay Packers to let go and 5 free agents to sign .

Would rather just see Jones back, Packers 2014 Free Agents: Evaluating James Jones’ Free Agent WR Competition .

Ummm… NBC Is Having A Hard Time Identifying Flags For The Winter Olympics .

Free shirts, Small African Village Thrilled To Learn Of Broncos Super Bowl Victory .

Gotta try some of these around the office here, This is How You Prank Someone .

I would live in any one of these, Modern Tree Houses: 14 Awesome Arboreal Dwellings .

These are pretty great, It’s Almost Impossible to Believe That This Isn’t Photoshop, but it’s NOT!

Why can’t it be April already, This New ‘Game of Thrones’ Trailer Will Hit You Deep in Your Loins .

More Than A Couple – Brewers pitchers & catchers reported to camp on Saturday & the position players will be showing up at Maryvale end of this week. As with any Spring Training there are questions but it seems this year there are more than normal. The only area that I think is truly set for the Brewers is the starting rotation after the signing of Matt Garza.  My big three question marks for the this season are:

  1. The Infield – Two spots in particular at first & second. Rickie Weeks has worn out his welcome with me but can Scooter Gannett be an everyday player? Then of course there is the logjam at first base  where I simply don’t have a clue as to how that will work itself out.
  2. The Bullpen – With K-Rod signing this sort of got a little clearer but there’s still some open spots. My money is on Thornburg & Gorzelanny to round out that group but I wouldn’t bet the house on it quite yet.
  3. Braun – Can’t really mention this upcoming season without mentioning Ryan Braun now can you. Braun is still a good ball player so this year will be about he reacts after the mess which was last year not to mention the position switch. I want Braun to do well because it makes the Brewers better but he’ll be under a microscope all season & not a very friendly one on road games.

We’ll see how all these things pan out in the coming month. The first Spring Training game is on the 27 th , something all of us can look forward to as we inch closer to Spring & baseball being back.

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