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Friday Poll: A Patriots Tattoo

Tattoo for Patriots’ Win That Won’t Happen Patriots fan Burke O’Connell got a tattoo commemorating a Patriots win in Super Bowl 50, shortly before the Patriots lost the AFC game that would determine whether they would go to Super Bowl 50. See, Bad ink! Patriots fan gets tattoo declaring Super Bowl win @ 790 KGMI…

The Value of Sports

Whitewater has had athletic successes in our district and on campus. Our high school and local university have witnessed impressive state & national accomplishments. Few cities have done so well. It’s been my pleasure to attend and cheer for Whitewater’s high school and college teams. I was graduated from another school, but like so many…

Friday Poll: NFL Games on Sat 1.16 & Sun 1.17

Playoff Games 1.16 & 1.17 There are four playoff games this weekend.  The table below lists them, from Oddsshark (times adjusted to Central). Which teams do you like? (Multiple selections are possible.) Let’s see who rises to the top. TEAMS VIEW ALL NFL ODDS Kansas City New England » Matchup » Preview Gillette Stadium Jan 16@ 3:35…

At UW-Whitewater, Far More Championship Rings Than Actual Athletes & Coaches

I wrote yesterday of Beverly Kopper’s remark that Richard Telfer’s only weakness was not having enough rings for all his championships.  Needless to say, Richard Telfer had no championships at UW-Whitewater: he wasn’t a coach or athlete.  When I first read Kopper’s remark months ago, it wouldn’t have occurred to me that non-athletes were – literally…

Coach Timothy Fader, Vindicated

Coach Timothy Fader, a nationally-recognized coach who was dismissed from his position as head wrestling coach at UW-Whitewater, is now the head wrestling coach at UW-Eau Claire. As Whitewater’s current chancellor likes to be clear, I will be, too: Coach Fader would never have been hired elsewhere in the UW System if there had been any…