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Packers nab Arizona State defensive back Randall in first round

Published May 1, 2015

After losing defensive backs Tramon Williams and Davon House to free agency, Packers general manager Ted Thompson moved to shore up the secondary by selecting Arizona State's Damarious Randall with the 30th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night.

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Waukesha firm lights up Sunday's Packers-Seahawks game

Published Jan. 16, 2015

When a TV production calls asking to "bling things up," well, more often than not productions fall into the camp of more is more. That case seems to hold true for Blizzard Lighting, the Waukesha-based firm that will be lighting up the pregame and halftime set for Fox at Sunday's NFC Championship football game on Sunday in Seattle.

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Christmas means a break for Wisconsin teams

Published Dec. 25, 2014

Christmas Day is usually an off day for most businesses, but the sports world isn't like many others. In fact, to play Dec. 25 is often considered an honor by the league and the television networks. The NBA has played on that date, every year, since 1947. But, the Bucks have not played since 1977. The Packers? They've only played twice on Dec. 25. We take a look back at some of those games.

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Fantasy football picks week 16

Published Dec. 17, 2014

This is it, the one for all the marbles (or dollars) -- at least for most fantasy football players -- week 16 is commonly known as "championship week." Or, if you're trying to claim some third place money, or the "Toilet Bowl" -- whatever you're playing for, we're here to help you win.

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Fantasy football picks week 15

Published Dec. 10, 2014

Wow, what a first round of the fantasy football playoffs. If you're team was built was round the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints offenses, chances are you were rather unceremoniously flushed away in the first round. But, if you've advanced, we'll take a look at some big names who might be good (or bad) plays in the fantasy football playoffs.

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Live "Peter Pan" performance didn't live up to expectations

Published Dec. 8, 2014

Last year, Carrie Underwood led a cast of musical theater performers in a production of the "Sound of Music Live!," that not only delivered a change in the normal programming, but it also drew in a large audience. NBC attempted to recapture the magic with "Peter Pan Live!" last week, and despite all the fairy dust in the world, it barely got off the ground.

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Fantasy football picks week 14

Published Dec. 3, 2014

The playoffs begin this week for most leagues, and if you're now in the tournament for the big pay day (or bragging rights) odds are you have a solid starting group, and a key bench player or two that has produced. Now, you're still not going to find "start Aaron Rodgers" here, but we'll take a look at some big names who might be good (or bad) plays in the fantasy football playoffs.

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Obama should name athlete discipline czar

Published Dec. 2, 2014

When athletes act up the process of discipline can take forever and the complications take away from our ability to pay attention to the games. We need a standardized code of conduct for professional athletes, complete with sentencing guidelines.

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Fantasy football picks week 13

Published Nov. 26, 2014

This is it, the final week of the fantasy football regular season (if your league does it right). Some of you may be playing out the string, or hoping to throw the playoff bracket into disarray with an upset, or you're trying to get that last needed win to either clinch a spot or secure a preferable seed. This week matters, and we're here to help you win again.

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There's a lot to be thankful for in the world of sports

Published Nov. 25, 2014

It's the time of year when we all try to figure out what it is we are thankful for and sometimes it's hard to make a decision. But in the world of sports there are a lot of gifts that we get and we should hold hands and say thank you for players, teams and owners.

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Fantasy football picks week 12

Published Nov. 19, 2014

Things got back to normal in the NFL last week, right? Aaron Rodgers and Jamaal Charles had huge games, Jay Cutler and Andy Dalton reverted back to form, Jonas Gray and Mike Evans dominated ... wait, what? Oh, well, if you read this column you knew Evans was a must-start. We're here to help you win again with this week's picks.

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Fantasy football picks week 11

Published Nov. 12, 2014

If you thought the conversation for "best team in the NFC" is muddied, how about your fantasy league? Have you already clinched and are now looking ahead? Have you taken some of my advice and climbed back into the race? There is still work to be done with three weeks left (in most leagues) before the playoffs. We're here to help you get there.

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LeBron summons his inner Aaron Rodgers

Published Nov. 7, 2014

In their respective sports, both Aaron Rodgers and LeBron James are amazing leaders, highly skilled players and true students of the game. So, I had to share LeBron's tweet from yesterday that addressed his team's somewhat lackluster start.