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  • Manu Ginobli Swats a Rogue Bat Out of the Air During NBA Game.

    Spooky things happen on daylight savings...and when coupled with Halloween, well, it's just thunderdome.

  • Where Brandon Jennings Stacks Up...So Far

    There are a variety of sites on the interweb which offer their take on 'NBA Rookie Player rankings'. Consistent with the majority of these sites is that Bucks rookie PG Brandon Jennings is in the top two. You need not be a fan of the Bucks...or basketball for that matter....to realize that what Jennings has been able to do to start his career is nothing short of remarkable.

  • Too Busy To Blog, Watching 24 Hours of College Hoops

    Ah, Jeff Falconio and Greg Matzek, such dedicated sports fans that they've decided to spend 24 hours of their lives letting their eyeballs bounce up and down at the sight of a basketball bouncing on a college campus.

  • Ted Thompson Draft Choices, A Pick by Pick Analysis

    It's no secret that Packers General Manager Ted Thompson believes the way to build an NFL roster is through the draft. In his four-plus years as GM, Thompson has utilized 14 trades to turn 31 picks into 43. Of those 43 selections, 29 are on the current roster.

  • Packers Tough Schedule Favorable By Comparison

    If the playoffs were to start today, the Green Bay Packers (7-4) would be in as a wild card and take on the Dallas Cowboys (8-3) in Jerry-Land. After winning three games in twelve days, the Packers are clearly on an upswing, but face a challenging five-game gauntlet to ultimately decide their post-season fate. My contention is that if the Packers can get to ten wins, they'll be in the playoffs - plain and simple. A 9-7 record will require some luck and a leg up in the tiebreaker system over the other NFC teams battling for position.

  • Tough Packers Schedule Favorable By Comparison

    If the playoffs were to start today, the Green Bay Packers (7-4) would be in as a wild card and take on the Dallas Cowboys (8-3) in Jerry-Land. After winning three games in twelve days, the Packers are clearly on an upswing, but face a challenging five-game gauntlet to ultimately decide their post-season fate. My contention is that if the Packers can get to ten wins, they'll be in the playoffs - plain and simple. A 9-7 record will require some luck and a leg up in the tiebreaker system over the other NFC teams battling for position.

  • NFC and AFC Playoff Probabilities: Final Take

    With one week to play in the NFL season, we finally know the teams who will comprise the NFC playoff picture...whew! Knowing the teams doesn't sap all the drama from the conference however. The Eagles have the most to gain or lose with their week 16 match up against Dallas. They'll either have a home field playoff game and a bye, or they'll be a wild card entrant. That's a big mozza ball for Philly.

  • Wisconsin vs. Marquette: Who Has the Advantage?

    Two years ago, Marquette (7-2) ended Wisconsin's (6-2) 28 game home winning streak at the Kohl Center with an 81-76 victory. Last season at the Bradley Center, an unranked Marquette team topped the #22 ranked Badgers 61-58. Eye popping to me is how even this series has been in the last 8 years. Each team has won 4 games. The Badgers have averaged: 67.3 PPG while shooting 44.8%. The Golden Eagles have averaged 66.1 PPG while shooting 42.5%. Marquette has out rebounded Wisconsin 33 RPG to 30.

  • Vander Blue and Josh Gasser Playing at the AL This Weekend

    Two of the top high school talents in the state and some of the best teams in the state will be showcased as part of the Converse/Eastbay Classic at the Al McGuire Center this weekend. Below are the event details and an excerpt from the press release:

  • NFC Playoff Team Descriptors

    If ever there was a blog that I didn't want to write, its this one....you'll see why once you near the end.

  • SMACK TALK: What Cardinals Fans Are Saying About Sunday's Game

    For the last several days, I've been engrossed in the local and national coverage of the Packers / Cardinals game. Interesting to me is how many of the national pundits are picking the Packers to win this game. I'm certainly in the camp with the majority, but was curious to learn what Cardinals fans were saying about the match up...I wasn't shocked:

  • Randy Wolf Severs Finger In Blender; Out Until July

    ...OK that didn't happen, but would it be that big a shock if it did? I mean the Brewers are the only major sports team in the state who haven't been hit with tragic news in the last few days. My goodness - how many groin kicks can a person take in a three day span?

  • Junior Seau Castrates a Horse. What the...

  • Storming the Court: Spontaneous Euphoria Becoming Cliche

    The storming of the court is one of those rare opportunities a college student has to put is or her Puma's on the playing surface without getting kicked out of the arena. There is no denying that every student who regularly attends home basketball games wants nothing more than to experience this momentary period of euphoria at least once in their college career.

  • The Interception Call and What Vikings Fans Are Saying About the Loss

    At times during the NFC championship game, I felt like I was watching a Packers playoff game. You probably could have adjusted the contract and brightness on your TV juuuuust enough to make the black and gold of the Saints look like the green and gold of the Pack. I didn't go quite that far, but it was all a bit surreal for me. The moment of clarity came when a battered and beaten warrior threw a game changing interception in what has become an all-to-familiar big game trend.

  • College Student Lathers in Peanut Butter; Storms Court after Game. YES!

    Part of what makes college basketball so special is the creativity of the student sec ion. From choreographed chants to chest painting fraternity boys, the sites in the stands often rivals the entertainment on the court.

  • Why Brett Favre Chose Not To Run (Injury Pictures)

    We all saw it and we all questioned it: Why the heck didn't Brett Favre run for a few yards then out of bounds to set up a potential game winning field goal in the NFC championship game against the New Orleans Saints.

  • RESULTS: Greg and Jeff's Fearless Super Bowl Prop Bet Predictions

    Super Bowl Sunday is finally upon us and with it comes the kind of fun and frivolity that transcends gender and game interest. One of the most interesting aspects of the Super Bowl - at least from a betting perspective - is the incredible range of prop bets that are offered. Some of them are typical and game action focused, others are far more creative. Many of the options aren't a particularly good bet, but that doesn't mean that they aren't fun.

  • Suggestions for New Olympic Sports

    Get ready to latch on to human interest stories and hometown hero's...the winter Olympic games are finally upon us! Over 80 nations and 5500 athletes ready to take Vancouver by storm (albeit a storm without snow). Like many Olympic games, the winter version, circa 2010 has a couple new wrinkles to it. While the staples of figure skating, luge and ski jumping remain in tact, a new favorite is about to emerge. For the first time ever, snow cross will make it's debut in Vancouver (think motocross and snowboard cross).

  • For the First Time Ever, Drew Brees Reveals His Pre-Game Chant...at a Bar.

    Apparently the New Orleans Saints and the city of New Orleans are in a good mood following their Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Why else would Drew Brees be out at a bar on a Tuesday night following their welcome home parade? and why else would a bar be packed to it's gills on a Tuesday? Actually, I take that back...it's New Orleans.

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