Sunday, March 25, 2012

Believe it or not, Bo Ryan has made unbelievable progress at Wisconsin


After a disheartening last second loss to the Syracuse Orange in the Sweet 16, critics quickly came out of the woodwork to bash Wisconsin Badgers Head Coach Bo Ryan while an elect few went as far to call for his job.

As I sat back and watched these events unfold, I couldn't happen but get sick to my stomach.

Have they already forgotten what Ryan has done for the UW program or are they simply taking it for granted?

By my calculations, Ryan should be able to coach the Badgers for as long as his heart desires and here's why.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Former Packers QB Matt Flynn strikes a deal with the Seattle Seahawks


It didn't take long for the former Green Bay Packers' back-up QB to find a new home.

Matt Flynn has accepted a three-year deal worth up to $24 million, including $10 million guaranteed to join the Seattle Seahawks.

Flynn isn't the first back-up in Green Bay to leave for Seattle as did Matt Hasselbeck in 2001 when he was traded to the Seahawks for draft picks.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Wisconsin Badgers clip the Commodores for a trip to the Sweet 16 (Rapid Reaction)


Thanks to some pesky defense against the #5 Vanderbilt Commodores, the #4 Wisconsin Badgers are Boston bound for their second trip to the Sweet 16 in the last two years.

Threes were flying from everywhere with the Badgers shooting a total of 33 shots from beyond the arc. They connected on ten of them, including three a-piece for guards Ben Brust and Jordan Taylor in a 60-57 win.

Next up for the Badgers is a date with the #1 Syracuse Orange-Men who played excellent zone defense in their defeat of Kansas State in the round of 32.

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Everything you need to know about #4 Wisconsin vs. #5 Vanderbilt


After a Friday full of upsets, it’s safe to say that March Madness is in full swing. However, not so much in the East Region where the bracket has been all chalk.

One of Saturday’s most intriguing match-ups features the #4 Wisconsin Badgers and #5 Vanderbilt Commodores.

Contrasting styles should have the Badgers (25-9) and Commodores (25-10) battling it out all the way to the end.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Everything you need to know about #4 Wisconsin vs. #13 Montana


For the third consecutive year, the Big Ten's Wisconsin Badgers have drawn a four seed in the NCAA Tournament. This year, they match-up with a Montana Grizzlies team who hail from the Big Sky Conference and have won fourteen straight games.

Even though the Badgers (24-9) are 3-0 all-time against #13 seeds and appear to be heavy favorites, I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the Grizzlies (25-6).

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin Badgers stay perfect in Senior Day Games (Rapid Reaction)

With a 70-56 win over the Fighting Illini, the Wisconsin BadgersHead Coach Bo Ryan is now 11-0 in Senior Day games at the Kohl Center.

Seniors Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson were magnificent with 24 combined points to help the Badgers (23-8, 12-6) end the regular season on a three-game winning streak.

After losing eight of their last nine games, Illinois (17-14, 6-12) would have to pull out a miracle and win the Big Ten Tournament if they want to make the NCAA Tournament.

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Previewing the Milwaukee Brewers 2012 starting line-up










Over the last decade or so, the Milwaukee Brewers have been one of the best offensive teams in the MLB. With that said, they’ve also been a team on the rise which finally culminated with the squad capturing their division title for the first time in twenty five years last season.

Even though the team has lost slugger Prince Fielder, they remain in the hitter-friendly Miller Park and covet the NL’s reigning MVP in Ryan Braun.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the Brewers’ projected starting line-up in 2012.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mystery Big Ten Coach claims Bo Ryan and the Badgers ‘cheat the game’

In a recent online article from Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated, a Big Ten coach or assistant anonymously claimed that the Wisconsin Badgers basketball team “cheats the game.”

Prior to the juicy details of the article, which attempts to exploit the weaknesses of the power conference’s best teams, Davis warns that some entries may be overly negative or critical.

In the Badgers case, I think it’s safe to say their passage falls somewhere in that overly negative category.

Is it possible that some of these claims are true or does it stem from the frustration the Badgers bring on opponents when playing their hard-nosed style of basketball?

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