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Sports - Oct. 1, 2008
Brewers success validates my sanity ... for now
I'm Tim Gutowski. You may remember me from such columns as "Davey Lopes: The next Joe Torre?" and "With Jimmy Haynes atop rotation, Crew sure to go far." Yes, it's been awhile, but I'm returning from my columnist emeritus status to share in the joy of the Brewers wild card season.
Sports - Aug. 15, 2006
Brewers, Bucks, Badgers: Notes from a sports fan
Whether it's because of the heat, the training camps or the tightening wild-card standings, the sports columnist's mind tends to wander in August. So sit back, have a cold drink and contemplate the following.
Tagged with: Brewers, Bucks, Badgers, Packers, Yost
Sports - Aug. 8, 2006
Help wanted: Playmakers. Apply at 1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay
Successful teams in the National Football League have players who can produce during critical moments. Here is a look at some Packers players who could possibly fit that description this season.
Tagged with: packers, playmakers
Sports - Aug. 1, 2006
New Crew review: a look at the new guys
In just a few days, the Brewers managed to shuffle almost 20 percent of their roster. So who are these guys anyway? We take a closer look at the newest Brewers.
Tagged with: brewers, lee, trade, mench, cordero, nix
Sports - July 25, 2006
Though unlikely, Brewers' playoff run isn't inconceivable
By most realistic measures, the Brewers' 2006 playoff chances are practically non-existent. But in a talent-bare National League wild-card race, Ned Yost’s club still has a puncher’s chance.
Tagged with: Brewers, Yost, wild card
Sports - July 18, 2006
3 reasons why Brewers' hitters struggle: Strike 1, Strike 2, Strike 3
General manager Doug Melvin and manager Ned Yost would like their offense to be more consistent. Putting the ball in play more often would be a good start. The team leads the majors in strikeouts.
Sports - July 13, 2006
What will it take for soccer to become the All-American game?
Except for its final act, the 2006 World Cup lived up to the hype. But as for the United States, don’t expect any international success until mindsets change and an investment is made.
Sports - July 6, 2006
The best and worst Wisconsin sports logos
In all, our local sporting logo crop is pretty strong, with some lousy ones tossed in every decade or so for good measure. Here are some of the best and worst.
Tagged with: logos, brewers
Sports - June 27, 2006
Sizing up the NL races as the season's midpoint nears
The season reaches the statistical midway point this Friday for the Brewers, who remain on the fringes of the wild-card race. We take a look at some possible scenarios for the second half.
Tagged with: nl, races, gutkowski
Sports - June 20, 2006
Is Bill Hall an All-Star?
Considering Bill Hall didn’t have an everyday position when the season started, it’s odd to consider him an All-Star. But his power numbers suggest he’s not too far away.
Tagged with: Brewers, Bill Hall, Gutowski
Sports - June 13, 2006
Gutowski replays scenarios for sagging Brew Crew
I am trying to recall the two scenarios I envisioned for the "new, improved" '06 Brewers back in March. I figured the Crew would either take the N.L. by storm and open up a surprising lead in the division, or piddle around .500 until July and put a wild-card run together in the second half.
Tagged with: Brewers, Yost, Gutowski
Sports - June 6, 2006
It gets no bigger than the World Cup
It's a safe bet most Milwaukeeans know more about the Packers recent mini-camp than the upcoming World Cup. We'll try to get you up to speed on the world's biggest sporting event.
Tagged with: World Cup, Soccer, Gutowski
Sports - May 30, 2006
A minor answer to a major Brewers problem
It's official -- the Brewers have one of the worst pitching staffs in baseball. But are there any legitimate prospects emerging from the minor leagues?
Sports - May 23, 2006
Five years ago, Bucks were on the cusp
Five years ago this week, the Milwaukee Bucks were a very different team in a completely different place. Fresh off a thrilling, seven-game donnybrook with the erstwhile Hornets, the Bucks found themselves in a winnable, though difficult Eastern Conference finals series against the Allen Iverson-led 76ers.
Sports - May 16, 2006
Capuano is Brewers' ace in waiting
While Ben Sheets sits on the disabled list with another in a series of recent injuries, the under-appreciated Chris Capuano continues to be the Brewers' most reliable starter.
Tagged with: Brewers, Capuano, Higuera, Sheets
Sports - May 9, 2006
2006 Packers: 10 questions answered
The NFL Draft is finished, Brett Favre is back and minicamps have begun. With training camp just a couple of months away, we answer 10 questions about the 2006 Packers.
Tagged with: Packers, Favre, Longwell, Gado
Sports - May 2, 2006
Brewers' roster finally adds up
When manager Ned Yost fills out his lineup card each day, he can honestly say that every slot is stocked with quality Major League talent. That hasn't been the case in some time.
Tagged with: Brewers, Yost
Sports - April 25, 2006
Packers gear up for draft
Hawk or Williams? Or what about Young? What to do at No. 5 isn't the only question the Packers have as this weekend's NFL Draft approaches.
Tagged with: Packers, NFL, draft
Sports - April 18, 2006
Bucks playoff berth feels bittersweet
It's good to see the Bucks back in the postseason, but their inconsistent play over the last three months doesn't bode well for an extended playoff visit.
Tagged with: bucks, stotts, NBA
Sports - April 11, 2006
Favre saga is tiresome, but legitimate
We're all growing a little tired of wondering about Brett Favre's future with the Packers. But can you really blame either side for looking out for itself?
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