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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 »

 

Early Bird Breakdown Week 15: Packers @ Cowboys

Early Bird Breakdown Week 15: Packers @ Cowboys Before we dive in to this week’s breakdown, we’ll take a look at last week’s game: The Good: Packers won (finally)! Normally I like to reserve this spot for a player but... read more »

 

What’s So Funny ‘Bout Football, Love & Understanding

What’s So Funny ‘Bout Football, Love & Understanding

This post isn’t necessarily intended as an apology for the current plight of the Green Bay Packers, but those at whom it’s directed will almost certainly perceive it that way.  I consider it more an appeal to logic.  I just have... read more »

 

Early Bird Breakdown Thanksgiving Special : Packers @ Lions

Early Bird Breakdown Week 13: Packers @ Lions Happy Thanksgiving all! Welcome to the special holiday edition of Early Bird. Continuing the on-going series of early morning Packer game previews, we first take a quick look back at last week’s... read more »