Aside of the NBA finals and teams working out potential draftees in advance of the June 23rd draft, the news that rippled through the NBA world via Tout is the announced retirement of Shaquille O'Neal.
Starting today, the WI Badgers athletic department will hold the first "Badger Days" event at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. It's part of a three-city tour that will also make stops in the Wisconsin Dells and Green Bay.
Former Wisconsin Badger OT Gabe Carimi is soaking up his early moments as a first round draft choice of the Chicago Bears. Even though I hated to see a Badger drafted by a Chicago team, I think he's in a great situation in Chicago as he embodies the blue collar mentality of many Bears fans.
While Milwaukee Brewers fans will begin their search for Bernie Brewer this week (apparently he's been found), a minor league team from Virginia will be hosting a "Tribute to Bacon Night" at the ball yard.
If you watched the first round of the NFL draft in its entirety, you noticed a bizarre occurrence. I'm not talking about the Minnesota Vikings reaching for QB Christian Ponder with the #12 pick. I'm talking about what happened with the Baltimore Ravens with pick #26.
As exptected, Judge Susan Nelson has once again ruled in favor of the players, thus ensuring the lockout will remain lifted. Before you get excited, understand that the NFL will take their ball and shuffle off to St. Louis to appeal the ruling in front of the less liberal 8th Circuit Court.
Now that the NFL schedule has been released and we've had time to digest it's contents, it's human nature to be excited for the start of the new season. While expectations should be tempered while the league and players association continue to negotiate a new deal, perhaps the NFL is supremely confident a new deal will be in place in time for week 1.
After six days of scintillating basketball last week, the field of 68 has been whittled down to 16. As the excitement ramps back up this week, I wanted to provide some key points to ponder as you search for a way to make water cooler chatter more interesting.
Trying to figure out who is at fault in the now closed labor negotiations between the NFL and the players association is maddening. On the surface it appears to be a conflict between two entities who have more couch cushion money than I have to my name.