The Weekend Kickoff with Chris Callaway

Midwest Players Classic Coverage

Hello – Chris Callaway here with coverage from the Midwest Players Classic at the La Crosse Center. The first game today is between the Aquinas Lady Blugolds and the Bangor Cardinals.

FIRST HALF: Aquinas defense really came to play, holding UW-Milwaukee recruit Emma Wittmershaus to just 1-of-9 shooting and three points in the first half, as the Blugolds lead Bangor 39-16 at half. Whittni Rezin has three 3-pointers for Aquinas, Jessa Peterson chipped in eight points, and Iowa State recruit Lexi Donarski has six points.

FINAL: Aquinas 69, Bangor 43. The Blugolds’ team speed is just impressive. Rezin finished with a […]

Clemson dethrones Alabama

Is this where I say that I didn’t watch a majority of the first half because I was watching The Bachelor? No? Ok, I’ll save that for somewhere else.

I did watch the second half, and specifically the fourth quarter and ho. lee. buckets.

The headline sums it up: How great was that? It was the final game that fans were hoping for, after two largely disappointing semifinal games on NYE a week or so ago. I feel bad that my first thought after Deshaun Watson’s legacy-cementing final drive was “Oh great, he’s now gonna get drafted by the Cleveland Browns” […]

Crowning the 2016 NFL MVP

Aaron Rodgers is the man, pure and simple. He’s got an incredible arm, a better mind, and when push comes to shove, there’s no other quarterback I’d want under center (maybe in the history of the game) for the team that I root for.

That being said, Matt Ryan should win the 2016 NFL MVP. (And if you’re a betting man, Vegas doesn’t lie.)

In fact that list right there, Ryan, Rodgers, Brady, Elliott and then Carr, would be my hypothetical 1-5 ballot as well. CBS writer Will Brinson did a good job in breaking down how Ryan’s season compares to […]

Running the Table

Hello and welcome to 2017! One of my goals for this calendar year is to update this far more frequently. With that being said..


When Aaron Rodgers talked a month-and-a-half ago about running the table, I remember looking at the schedule and thinking it was possible the Packers could get a wild card. It would take a little help from the Vikings and the Lions, but playing those two teams the final weeks I thought was a good sign in the Packers favor. Sure enough, Green Bay went from looking like crap against Indianapolis, Tennessee […]

Go, Cubs, Go

So, last night actually happened.

I’ve been super conflicted about how to watch the MLB playoffs. I could see the writing on the wall – the Chicago Cubs were clearly the best team in baseball – but I couldn’t pull myself to actually cheer for them. The baseball purist in me tried to simply appreciate the baseball as it happened, but that conflicted with the Milwaukee-bred fandoms that I was raised with. I had fleeting infatuations with the Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Indians, simply because I tried to align myself, round by round, with the […]

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