Ted Thompson, Aged 68

Former Packers GM Ted Thompson, architect of Super Bowl XLV-winning team who drafted Aaron Rodgers, dies at 68 https://t.co/fr3B8qo85d via @WiStateJournal — John Adams (@DailyAdams) January 21, 2021                


Concert ticket sales at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee down $30 million in 2020 because of coronavirus https://t.co/y7XMrnkMPm — Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) December 11, 2020              


In the past, Tiger never waivered from the mantra “I’ll be back quicker than the doctors think–and I will be even stronger than I was before”.  But for the first time yesterday, the answer was “I don’t know when I’ll be back”.  And then he admitted that he has not been able to swing a club, work on chipping and putting or even to kick the soccer ball around with his kids.  “I play a lot of video games” was his answer to how he fills his time.

Via Playing the Back Nine @ My Two Cents.

First Rounders


Kaminsky and Dekker became just the third and fourth UW players under Ryan to be selected in the first round of the NBA draft. As a result, they gave UW two first-round picks in the same season for the first time ever.

Kaminsky was taken No. 9 overall by the Charlotte Hornets, who finished 33-49 last season and failed to make the playoffs….Dekker was taken No. 18 by Houston, which finished 56-26 last season and lost to eventual champion Golden State in the Western Conference finals.

Via Frank Kaminsky No. 9 to Charlotte; Sam Dekker No. 18 to Houston @ JS Badgers Blog.

Lying all along

Are we finally done with the whole “Put Pete Rose in the Baseball Hall of Fame” thing now?  Ever since Rose voluntarily accepted a lifetime ban from baseball by Commissioner Bart Giamatti we have heard ad nauseum from Rose apologists who say he should be inducted because the Hall is only about what a person…


Shouldn’t America leave soccer problems to the countries that call it football? Via “Swiss authorities conducted an extraordinary early-morning operation here Wednesday to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them to the United States on federal corruption charges.” @ Althouse.


Officials met for about 40 minutes Tuesday in the state Capitol as they work to finalize a deal in time to have the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee insert the financing deal in the state budget before it wraps up its work this week. The budget committee is expected to finish its work Friday or Saturday…

Paid to honor

“You go to a game and you see a team honoring ‘Hometown Heroes,’ and you think it’s some sort of public service announcement,” Flake told ESPN, “that the team is doing it out of the goodness of their heart. Then you find out it’s paid for? That seems a little unseemly.” Via Report: Packers, 13…