About: Harland O. Dog

The "artist" formerly known as BigSnakeMan....Lifelong Wisconsin sports fan; grew up in Stevens Point during the '60s & '70s. Came of age as a sports fan following the Packers, Brewers & Badgers of that time so I'm conditioned to losing and disappointment. Found myself at home almost literally in the shadow of Lambeau Field. I try not to pretend to know more than I do but I may not always be successful. I tend not to take things very seriously so if you don't care for what I write on this site, blame my nephew Wally for roping me into this.

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Recent Posts

PD Sunday Sampler 2/5/12: Some Overdue Appreciation

PD Sunday Sampler 2/5/12:  Some Overdue Appreciation

The Wisconsin Badgers basketball team split a pair of games this week, winning on the road at Penn State before coming home to the Kohl Center yesterday only to lose to the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Ironically, or perhaps maybe not, both games... read more »

 

PD Sunday Sampler 1/29/12: A Prince-ly Sum

PD Sunday Sampler 1/29/12:  A Prince-ly Sum

I have to admit, Major League Baseball genuinely had me fooled.  For a couple of years, it looked like some balance had been restored to the game; perhaps not NFL style parity but at least a semblance of fiscal responsibility among its competitors. ... read more »

 

PD Sunday Sampler 1/15/12: Character Matters

PD Sunday Sampler 1/15/12: Character Matters

The end of a disappointing (for them) season for the New York Jets didn’t bring an end to the shenanigans surrounding the team.  Since that time, 3rd string quarterback Greg McIlroy conducted a radio interview in which he spoke of the... read more »

 

PD Saturday Sampler 1/8/12: One Happy Return

PD Saturday Sampler 1/8/12: One Happy Return

(Editor’s Note:  Since “Milwaukee Brian” has seen fit to usurp Sunday posts on this site, we will endeavor to get this feature out on Saturday for the foreseeable future.) It was an eventful week in Badgerland.  While... read more »

 

PD Saturday Sampler 12/31/11: #1 Underdog?

PD Saturday Sampler 12/31/11: #1 Underdog?

(Editor’s Note:  Since everyone figures to be too hungover tomorrow morning to read, we’re posting this a day early this week.) Has there ever been a number one playoff seed more lightly regarded than the 2011 Green Bay Packers? For... read more »

 

PocketDoppler.com Group 2012 Resolutions

PocketDoppler.com Group 2012 Resolutions

Welcome to what may very well be the last PocketDoppler.com post of 2011 (unless someone sneaks one in there tomorrow).  2011 was a pretty good year here at PocketDoppler.com.  We doubled the number of contributors to the site, the ‘Pocket... read more »

 

PD Sunday Sampler 12/25/11: A Huge Loss

PD Sunday Sampler 12/25/11: A Huge Loss

Fans of the University of Wisconsin football team got a lump of coal in their “Chryst-mas” stockings with the news this week that Offensive Coordinator Paul Chryst will be leaving them after this season to assume the head coaching... read more »

 

PD Sunday Sampler 12/18/11: Packer Perfection

PD Sunday Sampler 12/18/11:  Packer Perfection

The debate has been audible for much of the season, the decibel level increasing in correspondence with every win by the Green Bay Packers.  This week, after losing starting wide receiver Greg Jennings to a (regular) season-ending knee injury,... read more »

 

(The Return of) PD Sunday Sampler 12/11/11: Braun Out?

(The Return of) PD Sunday Sampler 12/11/11: Braun Out?

Nothing like a good drug scandal to get everyone’s attention…….. At a time when the focus of sports fans in Wisconsin should be on the Green Bay Packers’ undefeated season, Badger running back Montee Ball’s Heisman... read more »

 

Mixed (Badgers) Blessings

Mixed (Badgers) Blessings

Saturday was a jumble of emotions for this fan of the Cardinal and White.  I waited with grand anticipation for the Badgers to appear in the first ever Big(12)Ten Football Championship Game in the evening.  But before that, in the afternoon,... read more »