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Sports Columns

‘Fear the Deer’ — it’s real when talking Milwaukee Bucks

For the first time in 50 years, NBA franchises can officially “Fear the Deer.” That’s been the Milwaukee Bucks’ marketing slogan for awhile and although it’s clever, the Bucks never truly inspired fear in teams. The Bucks were more skittish themselves than actually intimidating. You ...

Who’s ready for the Olympics?

The greatest spectacle in sports is finally about to occur again, one year after it was supposed to. The Summer Olympics begin next Friday and the anticipation is high for pretty much everyone who enjoys them. This is especially true for my wife, who loves to see the best athletes on the ...

Farewell to the WCHA

The life expectancy of an American male is a little more than 75 years and the WCHA men’s hockey league almost reached that mark. On July 1, what had already been a foregone conclusion finally happened as the WCHA announced that it will no longer exist as a men’s league after 70 seasons. ...

Who will feel Super on Super Bowl Sunday?

For the second straight year, the Super Bowl is back in the Sunshine State — Florida, for those not familiar with state nicknames — which normally wouldn’t grab people’s attention as that state is a frequent setting for the biggest sporting event in the country. However, this year is ...

How’s about some Super Bowl trivia?

With my sports cohort here at the Journal, Ryan Stieg, also wanting to write about the Super Bowl this week (in a column that will appear here Saturday), I didn’t want to step on his toes writing about the big game. So I decided I’d try something new, rather than the ol’ prop bets for ...

Take time to listen

2020 was a difficult year for all of us. People were laid off and furloughed, many either contracted the COVID-19 virus or knew someone who did. More than 400,000 Americans have now died of the disease. Even though it’s a new year, that doesn’t mean things have magically gotten ...