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Autumn

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

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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…

FIFA

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.

Soon

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…

Badgers

Andy Baggot: UW's run of success in men's basketball, football is unparalleled nationally http://t.co/c1nLbl64kI pic.twitter.com/OIlNLemtIr — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) March 24, 2015

Health

#Badgers football: Former UW great Chris Borland retiring from #NFL after only one season,… http://t.co/gFQVXw9btN pic.twitter.com/Ux2ZwCnqdH — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) March 17, 2015

Whither Jay?

Fox was non-committal on Cutler. And he confirmed he’ll be employing a 3-4 defense. First, Fox said the Bears would explore “all avenues” at quarterback from free agency to his roster to the draft. Cutler signed a seven-year, $126 million contract extension before last season and is guaranteed to make $15.5 million this year. Via…

Basketball

Raise your hand if you're excited for @BadgerMBB Gameday. #Badgers pic.twitter.com/WCHkdBv7Bz — UW-Madison (@UWMadison) February 15, 2015

AL West

#Brewers: Seattle finalizes 1-year contract with Rickie Weeks http://t.co/bldjlJOPsi pic.twitter.com/jJLbyKezGb — madison.com (@madisondotcom) February 14, 2015

Hit

Via “Everyone agrees: Katy Perry’s dancing sharks were definitely the best part of the Super Bowl halftime show…” @ Althouse.

Favored

The Packers ranked as the most popular team in the country. The team’s net favorability rating is +36. (Fifty-four percent of respondents view the team favorably while 18% have a negative opinion.) Via Green Bay Packers remain America's team, poll says @ JS Hubbub Blog.