1. Remember These Sports Stories?

    I can't believe Todd Bridges outlasted me . . . Lists. Taking a bunch of related items and ranking them is lazy journalism to be sure, but judging by the number of lists produced ...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about 4 years ago 549 reads 7 comments

  2. Minnesota's Suspicious “Border Battle” Victory

    As someone who has spent almost exactly half of his life living in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” and half of his life living in “America’s Dairyland,” I know a thing or two about the Wisconsin-Minnesota “border battle...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about 4 years ago 935 reads 5 comments

  3. 2010 NBA Playoffs, Tiger Woods, Milwaukee Brewers = Must-See TV

    Tootie! Jermaine Jackson Is Here To See You Again! ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt is fond of saying “I don’t watch reality TV. I watch sports...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about 4 years ago 120 reads 1 comments

  4. The Bucks Are Done in 2010 NBA Playoffs. Are the Brewers Done Too?

    Anyone who is a fan of the 1994 Kevin Smith film Clerks has probably seen—in any number of its dozens of video releases—the film’s original ending...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about 4 years ago 329 reads 1 comments

  5. NFC North Draft: A Quick Review

    A Three-Day Draft? I'll Need An Extra Dora The Explorer Easy-Up To Survive! I’ve learned two things this weekend...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about 4 years ago 488 reads 1 comments

  6. 2010 NFL Draft: Problematic Predictions for the Green Bay Packers

    Despite the general perception that the Green Bay Packers are excruciatingly predictable in the way they build their team—you hear the words “blockbuster trade” associated ...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about 4 years ago 228 reads 0 comments

  7. Milwaukee Brewers: They Will Not Be Mocked

    On a recent airing of the Mike and Mike show on ESPN Radio, Mike Greenberg (he’s the metrosexual “Mike”) revealed that he predicted the Milwaukee Brewers would win the NL Wild Card in 2010...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 245 reads 3 comments

  8. Wisconsin/Cornell: The Day After

    Although I still support what people much younger than me probably refer to as “old media,” I have to say that Entertainment Weekly ’s website (ewonline.com ) long ago far surpassed it's more established periodical publication...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 280 reads 3 comments

  9. 2010 NCAA Tournament: Your Annual Tourney Preview

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame had its dullest induction ceremony ever this year, with underwhelming acts such as ABBA, Genesis, and The Stooges being honored...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 206 reads 0 comments

  10. NCAA Tournament 2010: Can the Big Ten Conference Make a Run at the Big Dance?

    What a difference a week makes. And I’m not just talking about the power shift on Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains . Oh, wait, there hasn’t been a power shift...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 308 reads 0 comments

  11. Big Ten Tourney Preview: Will Predictability Play Out Once Again?

    Since I work for a company that owns several terrestrial radio stations in the state of Wisconsin, I shouldn’t be saying this, but I will. (Hey, if Survivor ’s J.T...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 166 reads 1 comments

  12. Wisconsin Badgers: Nagging Concerns?

    Who can figure out Jerry Seinfeld? And I’m not talking about the fact the second greatest “clean” stand-up comedian of all-time (after Bill Cosby) and the co-architect of arguably the greatest ...

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

  13. The 10 Best NFL Games of the 2009-2010 Season

    I can’t say goodbye yet. There were so many high-profile sporting events this weekend.  There was the NBA All-Star Game in Dallas, which I believe was attended by more people than The Jay Leno Show finale had TV viewers...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 2,068 reads 1 comments

  14. The Super Bowl Not-Drinking Game

    I was all set to write up a “Super Bowl XLIV Drinking Game” for Sunday’s game. Then this morning the news broke that Madison, Wisconsin–where I live, work, and annoy my ...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 398 reads 1 comments

  15. The State of the Big Ten

    Every month of the year seems to be dominated by one particular sport. April is ruled by the return of baseball and the hope that springs from fans everywhere (except those in the Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Baltimore-Washington, D...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 215 reads 5 comments

  16. In Defense of Brett Favre

    Packers fan on Monday is happy. Packers fan feels like Monday is “I told you so” day. Packers fan told Vikings fan that Favre would blow it. Packers fan told Vikings fan not to fall in love with Brett Favre...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 800 reads 19 comments

  17. Minnesota Vikings: Don't Fight the Inevitable

    Some things are inevitable. And no, I’m not just talking about death, taxes, and the eventual Aerosmith reunion. I’m talking about Jay Leno’s odd stranglehold on the American TV viewer...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 485 reads 1 comments

  18. Green Bay Packers: The Day After

    As quickly as the Packers season ended Sunday afternoon in Arizona, I came to a sudden realization. And no, it had nothing to do with a face-mask penalty that should have been called...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 445 reads 6 comments

  19. When the Packers Go Marching In (To February)

    One of the most peculiar things about having children is dealing with their short memories. For example, recently my wife and I were reminiscing with our son about a friend of his that he had when he was between three and four years old...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 481 reads 3 comments

  20. NFC North: Stock Down

    When it comes to pop culture, I am as loyal as they come. I was one of the few people who kept watching The Facts of Life even after Mrs. Garrett left...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 403 reads 4 comments

  21. Your Holiday Viewing List

    I have a friend who is an extremely organized individual (I might go so far as to call him my “best friend,” but if he reads this and doesn’t agree, then I’ll look like a schmuck, so I’ll just stick with “friend”)...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 103 reads 1 comments

  22. Recent Packers' Wins Have Hardly Been Entertaining

    Believe it or not, it’s a good time to be David Letterman. After some pundits questioned if his career could survive his embarrassing sex-in-the-workplace scandal, the late-night veteran is on a roll...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 827 reads 6 comments

  23. Wisconsin Badgers Football: Hawaiian Style

    Who: Wisconsin Badgers @ Hawaii Warriors When: Saturday, Dec. 5, 10:30 PM CST. Where: Aloha Stadium, ESPN2. In his recent memoir, David Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer recounts seeing the ...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 346 reads 0 comments

  24. Why Not the Packers? Oh, Wait...

    I should have written this column earlier. I was all set to explore the reasons why—despite being beaten and overshadowed by disgruntled former employee Brett Favre and the rival Minnesota ...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 866 reads 3 comments

  25. Wisconsin-Northwestern Preview: Giving the People What They Want

    Game Info: Who: Wisconsin Badgers at Northwestern Wildcats. Where: Ryan Field, Big Ten Network. When: Saturday, Nov. 21, 2:30 PM CST. Give the people what they want...

    Jeff Robbins Written by Jeff Robbins about over 4 years ago 166 reads 1 comments