1. NCAA Bracket 2011: Is Wisconsin Badgers vs. Belmont Bruins an Upset Special?

    As soon as the No. 4 Wisconsin vs No. 13 Belmont matchup was announced for the “second” round of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, college basketball “experts” began to go Charlie Sheen crazy over the pairing...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 3 years ago 1,026 reads 1 comments

  2. NCAA Tournament 2011: Big Ten Preview, Few Surprises

    I’m nervous. Nervous that my unplanned break from this sports blog (hey, do you think I can make a living just doing this ?) has resulted in an irreparable loss of my readership ...

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  3. Super Bowl XLV: Who Wins?

    So it comes down to this. Let’s put aside the hype for the next 1,500 words and just examine the important questions. No, I’m not talking about finding out what the heck started the diva fight between Elton John and Billy Joel...

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  4. Super Hype Week One Wrap-Up

    Even though I publicly denounce it as sharply and defiantly as Seinfeld’s Mr. Lippman denounces his Judaism in hopes of scoring with Elaine (“The Serenity Now”), I’m frankly ...

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  5. Chicago Bears Get Haine(s) Whooped By Swarming Pack Defense

    In the end, it wasn’t the sort of victory that Packers fans were hoping for. Not that they’ll mind...

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  6. Can The Bears Win? Another View

    Last August, while previewing the upcoming 2010-2011 National Football League season, I tried to separate myself from my Minnesota upbringing and Wisconsin residency in order to write a blog...

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  7. An Anniversary Celebration For Packers Fans And A Divisional Round Preview

    It was 10 years ago today that Green Bay Packers fans had a marvelous reason to celebrate. The cause for joy on January 14, 2001, had nothing directly to do with their favorite ...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 3 years ago 67 reads 1 comments

  8. Rose Bowl Preview: Wisconsin Vs. TCU, Who Wins?

    The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team’s impressive run aside, a sizable number of streaks have ended recently. The Detroit Lions’ road losing streak. Brett Favre’s consecutive starts streak...

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  9. Rose Bowl Preview: Where Does 2010 Badgers Team Rank?

    If Bret Bielema’s Wisconsin Badgers defeat Gary Patterson’s TCU Horned Frogs on January 1, will Bielema be credited with putting together the best Badgers season of ...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 3 years ago 229 reads 0 comments

  10. Bret Bielema Needs Rose Bowl Win To Escape Barry Alvarez's Shadow at Wisconsin

    Aaron Rodgers has Brett Favre. Drew Carey has Bob Barker. Steven Tyler will have Simon Cowell. And Bret Bielema has Barry Alvarez...

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  11. TCU Football: Just Who (Or What) Are These Horned Frogs, Anyhow?

    There’s no doubt about it: Texas Christian University has one of the silliest mascots in the country. The Horned Frogs. But what is not silly at all is the success that TCU’s football team has had in recent years...

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  12. The “Friendship Blog”

    In between her frequent demands for more Backyardigans videos and her alarming tendency to use me as a punching bag, my three-year-old daughter will often ask her mother or me to make her a “friendship snack...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about almost 4 years ago 365 reads 3 comments

  13. Does Randy Moss's Exit End NFC North Race?

    All I can guess is that Brad Childress got jealous of the attention that Mike Shanahan was getting as the NFL’s nuttiest head coach...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about almost 4 years ago 511 reads 3 comments

  14. Wisconsin Badgers-Iowa Hawkeyes: Letdown Or No Letdown?

    I shouldn’t have changed my mind. No, I’m not talking about my decision in 1983 not to buy Duran Duran’s Seven and the Ragged Tiger after being snubbed by the cashier ...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about almost 4 years ago 221 reads 1 comments

  15. Badgers/Buckeyes Preview: Can Bielema Get Biggest Win of Career?

    Mrs. Channel 3000 Sports Blogger and myself took in a late showing of The Social Network this week, breaking our personal-best streak of 169 films that we intended to see in the theaters but did not...

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  16. The Packers And The NFL: Loads Of Uncertainty

    For anyone like me who devours anything Beatles or Beatles-related, this was a big week. John Lennon’s 70th birthday celebration on Saturday brought with it a ton of John Lennon-related events and (of course) new Lennon stuff to buy...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about almost 4 years ago 138 reads 0 comments

  17. Wisconsin Badgers-Michigan State Spartans Preview: Manners of Difficulty

    Have you ever been to a home Wisconsin Badgers football game? I would assume that for most that read this sporadically-produced column (sorry about that, lots of things have been ...

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  18. ‘Best Case / Worse Case’ Scenarios for the NFC

    Having just celebrated yet another birthday, I find myself in a reflective sort of mood. One thing I think I’ve learned as I get older is how to make better decisions. In life, I have found that it helps to consider all possibilities before acting.

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about almost 4 years ago 77 reads 0 comments

  19. 2010 Wisconsin Badgers Football Preview

    Regular readers of my ramblings (say that three times fast) know that in addition to football, one of my passions is CBS’s summer reality program Big Brother...

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  20. Chicago Bears: Can They Compete in the NFC North in 2010?

    Most people are aware that Chicago is the birthplace of The Second City, the improvisational theatre troupe that spawned the careers of Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mike Myers, Chris Farley, ...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about almost 4 years ago 1,056 reads 13 comments

  21. Sorry, Brewers. You've Had Your Chance. Again.

    Considering that I’m not even sure if I’m playing in a league this year, I’ve spent way too much time lately preparing for a fantasy football draft...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about 4 years ago 643 reads 1 comments

  22. Brett Favre Had the Right Idea for a Minute

    You know, a guy goes on vacation for a couple of weeks with his family and he tries to ease back into normal life, and suddenly, all hell breaks loose. I’m talking, of course, about the chaos surrounding the fate of the American Idol judges...

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  23. Ranking The Significance Of The 2010 Packers Games

    It’s over. Thank God. I’m talking about the World Cup, the only sporting event where even the highlights put me in a deep sleep I haven’t experienced since I had to sit through those Bruce Conner movies in college...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about 4 years ago 290 reads 1 comments

  24. 10 Biggest Sports Disappointments of 2010 in Wisconsin

    Look, I know we haven’t talked for a while. But I was a little afraid to call you. I know that the last few days have been tough...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about 4 years ago 971 reads 4 comments

  25. Nathan Green: I'm Not Loving the FIFA World Cup as Much as He Is...

    Do you know who Nathan Green is? No, he’s not the sweaty, chain-smoking lawyer played by Martin Short on Saturday Night Live (“I know that !”) – that was Nathan Thurm ...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about 4 years ago 81 reads 0 comments