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What We’ve Learned – Badger Basketball

Seven games into the season and your Wisconsin Badgers have run the slate, setting up the most anticipated match-up in Kohl Center history on Wednesday night as Duke (#2 in KenPom) comes into Madison to face #4 Wisconsin. In the first seven... read more »

 

Tom Oates wrote a “Statement Column”. The statement: “I am out of ideas this week.”

Tom Oates wrote a “Statement Column”. The statement: “I am out of ideas this week.”

There are a few staple columns that writers use when they just have nothing interesting to write about.  “ The team is soft .” That’s a good one. “The team isn’t showing any emotion.” A classic. And then you have this nonsense... read more »

 

A Slightly Late Packer Preview

A Slightly Late Packer Preview

Note: I wrote this a week ago, well before last night’s game was played, however various real life things prevented me from posting and editing until now, so while it’s admittedly odd to post a preview after a game has been played... read more »

 

Tell us what you really think, Bob

Tell us what you really think, Bob

Bob McGinn interviewed Ted Thompson the other day , but it really told us more about McGinn than anything. Let’s have some fun and convert Bob’s leading questions into statements. For instance: Q. Given this franchise’s money,... read more »

 

The Game Is About Glory

The Game Is About Glory

A wise man once told the world, “The game is about glory”. The “game” this man was talking about was soccer and actually, the full contextual quote was even better: “The game is about glory. It’s about doing... read more »

 

2014-2015 Big Ten Basketball Outlook

2014-2015 Big Ten Basketball Outlook

Spring football is over, the month long party from the Final Four weekend has ended and there is next to nothing going on in the college sports world. So let’s start thinking about next year’s Big Ten hoops season! Its of course... read more »

 

Ranking the Bo Ryan Era Badger Teams

Ranking the Bo Ryan Era Badger Teams

This is a project I’ve been mulling in my head forever and have worked on for a while: breaking down the Bo Ryan era teams and ranking them against each other, because ranking stuff is fun.  I’ve probably watched 90% of the Badger games... read more »

 

How a Baseball Prospectus Meetup Turned Into a Brewers Preview.

How a Baseball Prospectus Meetup Turned Into a Brewers Preview.

I meant to ask Harry Pavlidis (@harrypav), PitchFX guru extraordinaire, if new research into pitch framing may begin to change the ways umpires call games thereby decreasing the effectiveness of pitchers like Jonathan Lucroy. That was my intention.... read more »

 

The Biggest Sports Fan I Ever Knew

The Biggest Sports Fan I Ever Knew

My Dad, Gary Pingel, passed away a week ago today. It’s still hard to comprehend he’s truly gone & I imagine it’ll be that way for some time.  When my Dad was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 he was given two years to live by the doctors,... read more »

 

Early Bird Breakdown Week 17: Packers @ Bears

Early Bird Breakdown Week 17: Packers @ Bears Here it is- the final regular season breakdown for the final regular season game. Starting off with last week’s recap: The Good: Eddie Lacy & James Starks The Packers’ run game continues... read more »