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Packers bolster position groups in NFL draft

Entering last week’s NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers needed help at four key position groups: secondary, offensive line, edge rush, and running back, and in my opinion, that’s the order that they needed the most help in.

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The Packers spent their first pick of the draft, after trading back from 29 to 33, on Washington CB Kevin King, which I thought was an outstanding pick, especially given the value. King is 6-foot-3 with 4.43 speed, which is necessary to compete against the big, physical wide receivers in the league, especially the likes of Dez Bryant and Julio Jones.

Josh Jones […]

Rally comes up short for Bucks

Thursday night was an interesting night to be a Wisconsin sports fans. Thankfully, the Milwaukee Brewers had an off day, as I only had two screens and they were filled with Game Six between the Bucks and the Toronto Raptors, and Round One of the NFL Draft.

First things first, I kept the Draft on the side screen, and it went about as expected. The Bears do something dumb, and Ted gets great value for the Packers by trading down. Ho hum.

95% of my attention last night was on the Milwaukee Bucks, and their attempt to stave off elimination and […]

No taming Eric Thames

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman (and a member of the 2007 La Crosse Loggers) Eric Thames hit his ninth and tenth home runs last night, continuing to show off an impressive display of hitting over the league’s first month.

By this point, the Thames tale is well known: bounced around between AAA and the majors, only to head overseas and dominate Korean baseball for four seasons. I was skeptical if he would be able to make the adjustment back to MLB pitching through the first series of the Brewers’ season, in which they saw plenty of high-caliber arms in the Colorado […]

Bucks ready for Raptors

The Milwaukee Bucks will open up the 2017 NBA playoffs on Saturday afternoon against the Toronto Raptors, looking to win the team’s first playoff series since 2001. The Bucks have made six playoff appearances since then, winning a whopping nine playoff games in the past 16 seasons.

Las Vegas does not like the Bucks to win the NBA Championship, which is probably the right call. Milwaukee is at 250-1 to win the title right now, ahead of only the Portland Trail Blazers at 300-1 to take home the Larry O’Brien Trophy. In fact, the Bucks are only 50-1 to win […]

Early Brewers Breakdown

On Wednesday night, I finally got to sit and watch a majority of the Milwaukee Brewers game and I saw a lot of things I liked. For starters, Wily Peralta looked good! That’s huge for the Brewers, where it appears that pitching will be a constant concern, especially following the injury to Junior Guerra on Opening Day and the underwhelming performance by Zach Davies on Tuesday.

The offense as a whole has been generally encouraging, having scored 6, 5, and 6 runs in their first three games, before being stifled in a 2-1 loss on Thursday. Thanks to a 6-1 […]

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