It wasn't the weather delay, the helmet-to-helmet hit or the Packers' domination that stood out most in Green Bay's 35-14 win over the Bears on Thursday. The story of the game was quick slants, out routes and dynamic playcalling on offense, and those familiarly near-forgotten takeaways on defense.
There's only one female sports agent that solely represents an active player in the NBA, and her name is Danielle Cantor. And the player she represents? Malcolm Brogdon. The thoughtful Milwaukee guard also spoke out about political and social issues at Bucks Media Day.
The arranged marriage of patriotism, the national anthem and the American flag is completely broken. Anyone who can't see this isn't looking hard enough. So let's not just stand and mumble our way through the national anthem anymore. Let's follow our hearts and our consciences, and respect those who have a different viewpoint than we do.
Milwaukee's Joel Kopischke sang the national anthem at last night's Brewers game. He's sung the national anthem at a game every year since 2002, but this year he felt conflicted.
The Milwaukee Bucks sent out an official call today, inviting all singers and musicians - individuals or groups - to audition for the chance to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a regular season home game this season.
Almost unnoticed during Green Bay's preseason win over Washington on Saturday was Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - who has been outspoken about issues of racial injustice and police brutality - making a statement of support for four slain police officers.
The furor over the kneeling of Colin Kaepernick during the national anthem has sparked a debate about whether people should "disrespect" the flag at sporting events. But the bigger issue is why we keep singing the song at sporting events. We should stop.
On Tuesday, Bucks forward Jabari Parker publicly came out in support of NFL player Colin Kaepernick, wearing the 49ers QB's top-selling jersey with the caption, "Never followed the wave but this one is necessary. I got your back homie @kaepernick7." It was Parker's latest social issue stand.
Former Brewers pitchers Dave Bush and Seth McClung spent a lot of time standing for the national anthem during their careers. Like their teammates, rising was expected of them before every game, so when Colin Kaepernick made a statement by refusing to stand before an exhibition game last week, ex-players took note.
People claim that Stuart Scott redefined a culture, gave swag to following pastimes and was the torch bearer for so many others that aspired to find work in television. That all is true.
Watching the Brewers on TV the other day I saw a guy standing next to the woman singing "God Bless America" (more on that later) with his hat on while eating french fries. Really? If it is the national anthem, you SHOULD stand up. As for "God Bless America," will it really kill you to show some respect?
Last week was a bummer for Boston and America but there was still enough positive and uplifting stuff around the Web to keep up our spirits.
This month, local singer-songwriter Matt Wessel has a collection of Christmas songs that showcase his vocal, piano and songwriting talent.
On this day in 1991, early in the first Gulf War, Chicago Stadium hosted the NHL All-Star Game. In keeping with tradition, fans cheered throughout Wayne Messmer's version of the national anthem. The result was a spine-tingling moment in pre-game history.
Bad Religion founding member Greg Graffin, a native of Racine, will perform the national anthem tonight at Miller Park.