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The Weekend Kickoff with Chris Callaway

How do the Badgers keep winning?

I wanted to write about Jabari Parker, but that situation just makes me so sad. He’s such a great dude and a fantastic player. The only solace I’m taking is that he doesn’t turn 22 until next month, and maybe, somehow, he’ll be able to rebound from now a SECOND ACL TEAR to get back to realizing something close to his potential. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Now, onto the other basketball team in this fine state…

How the heck do the Wisconsin Badgers keep winning?

They improved to 21-3 overall with a 70-69 win on the road against the Nebraska […]

Rush to Judgement

Sunday’s Super Bowl was awesome. The dynamic offense of the Atlanta Falcons was on full display in the first half, and then by golly, was the second half something special. Tom Brady and James White (and Julian Edelman and everyone else) led a remarkable comeback, gave us the first overtime in Super Bowl history, and left even Patriots haters with a feeling of satisfaction after that one.

BUT WAS IT THE GREATEST SUPER BOWL EVER?

It’s a tough question to answer, especially in the moment. Recency bias is an easy thing to get caught up in. The 1958 NFL Championship game […]

Bucks sliding, but front office fixes a roster wrong

On the heels of a 10-game stretch in which the Milwaukee Bucks lost nine games (hint: that’s not good), John Hammond and the front office did a thing on Thursday afternoon.

In the short term, the move only really complicates things in the frontcourt. Instead of a quartet of Thon Maker, Greg Monroe, John Henson and Miles Plumlee, there’s now Maker, Monroe, Henson, Hibbert and Hawes to try to find minutes for.

My gut reaction tells me the breakdown will go like this:
Delly and Malcolm Brogdon splitting time at PG

Khris Middleton (when he returns soon!) and Tony Snell splitting time at SG

Giannis […]

What do the Packers do now?

On ESPN dot com, the venerable Bill Barnwell laid out what decisions the teams that made the NFL playoffs this season are going to be faced with. Of course, I simply skipped through the column until the section on the Green Bay Packers, but was met with some positive news when I got there.

The Packers will have at least nine free agents that they will need to make decisions on. Some are easy decisions one way or another, and like many others, some come down to making sure the two sides can agree on a fair deal. According to […]

NBA All-Star Starters

The NBA is set to announce its All-Star starters tomorrow (Thursday) evening, and at this point, I would be stunned if Giannis Antetokounmpo was not among the East starting five. As of right now, he’s leading the Eastern Conference in PER at 28.1, and I know Player Efficiency Rating isn’t the be-all, end-all, but it’s not insignificant as well.

Here’s my vote. Let’s start with the East.

FORWARDS
LeBron James, Cleveland – LeBron is the easy choice here. He’s the top vote getter from fans, averages close to a triple double (25.6 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 8.1 APG), and he’s the best player in the […]

Weekend Kickoff Podcasts

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  • Trocheck's late goal lifts Panthers past Blues, 2-1
    on February 21, 2017 at 5:17 am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) The Florida Panthers began their five-game road trip near the back of a crowded field in the Eastern Conference playoff race. After sweeping the trip they're near the top of the Atlantic Division. […]

  • Morris, Thomas lead Iowa St past Texas Tech, 82-80 in OT
    on February 21, 2017 at 5:12 am

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Behind 23 points from Monte Morris and 20 from Matt Thomas, Iowa State picked up an 82-80 overtime win against Texas Tech on Monday night. […]

  • NHL Capsules
    on February 21, 2017 at 5:11 am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. […]

  • Coyotes score 3 in 1st period, hold on to beat Ducks
    on February 21, 2017 at 5:07 am

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night. […]

  • McCloud propels Texas Southern past MVSU 92-61
    on February 21, 2017 at 4:57 am

    HOUSTON (AP) Jalan McCloud sank six 3-pointers and scored 25 points, both career highs, to propel Texas Southern to a 92-61 win over Mississippi Valley State on Monday night. […]