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Sports columnist for the Wisconsin State Journal and https://t.co/xkgjFc1Ove. Joined the WSJ team in 1980.

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is there any more likeable group of golfers than those from the island of ireland shane lowry rory mcilroy gra
Is there any more likeable group of golfers than those from the island of Ireland? Shane Lowry, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke.
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was impressed with the first day i met him on the practice field and remain impressed with him to this day and
@DangeRussWilson @WhyNotYouFDNWas impressed with @DangeRussWilsonthe first day I met him on the #Badgerspractice field and remain impressed with him to this day. And it has nothing to do with football. Please read this.
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most underrated band of all time i nominate the marshall tucker band what say you
Most underrated band of all-time? I nominate the Marshall Tucker Band. What say you?
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column who needs realignment big ten west is on the rise race is wide open for a change college football
Column: Who needs realignment? Big Ten West is on the rise, race is wide open for a change. | College Football |
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rb jonathan taylor named 2019 big ten preseason offensive player of the year in poll
#Badgers RB Jonathan Taylor named 2019 Big Ten preseason offensive player of the year in poll.
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michigan named big ten favorite in 2019 preseason football poll badgers picked for third in west division
Michigan named Big Ten favorite in 2019 preseason football poll. Badgers picked for third in West Division.
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sometimes the supposedly enlightened citizens of madison can be very closed minded and self absorbed shame on
@travisWSN Sometimes the supposedly enlightened citizens of Madison can be very closed-minded and self-absorbed. Shame on the people in that neighborhood.
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sure hope giannisan34 is taking notes there are 22 nba and 5 ncaa championships in this photo plus 12 grand sl
@kaj33 @ESPYSS @kobebryantu @Giannis_An34r @BillRus73270016e @BillieJeanKing hope ’ Gia #Bucksnnis_An34 is taking notes. There are 22 NBA and 5 NCAA championships in this photo. Plus 12 Grand Slam singles titles.
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from the one and only former star rose lavelle blooms for uswnt in world cup establishes herself as a star of
From the one and only @nrarmour: Former #Badgers star Rose Lavelle blooms for USWNT in World Cup, establishes herself as a star of the future. via @USATODAY
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thats right roselavelle is a badger
That’s right, @roselavelle is a Badger.

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this is absolutely ridiculous it s no longer football for the second week in a row clay matthews did nothing w
This is absolutely ridiculous. It's no longer football. For the second week in a row, Clay Matthews did nothing wrong. Nothing. And yet he gets penalized and robbed of a big play.
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assistant basketball coach howard moore and his family involved in a horrific car accident with a wrong way dr
#Badgers assistant basketball coach Howard Moore and his family involved in a horrific car accident with a wrong-way driver in Michigan. Please send up a prayer or two for one of the most beautiful families I’ve ever run across.
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make great hire in promoting brian gutekunst to gm has a scouting pedigree learned from ron wolf and should wo
#Packers make great hire in promoting Brian Gutekunst to GM. Has a scouting pedigree, learned from Ron Wolf and should work very well with coach Mike McCarthy. Win, win, win.
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coach mike mccarthy is trying to win a game in the worst way amp hes forced to be franchises point man on the
#Packers coach Mike McCarthy is trying to win a game in the worst way & he’s forced to be franchise’s point man on the Martellus Bennett situation all week. Why aren’t GM Ted Thompson & Prez Mark Murphy in front of the media telling the team’s side of the story? #invisiblemen
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with all the focus weve put on bullying in our schools why does the university of alabama allow its football c
With all the focus we’ve put on bullying in our schools, why does the University of Alabama allow its football coach to go on national TV and bully a sideline reporter for simply doing her job? Nick Saban is an awful role model. Awful.
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not only is this tweet a bad look for the franchise it left out a key stat 1909 shot attempts 223 more than an
@HoustonRockets @JHarden13Not only is this tweet a bad look for the franchise, it left out a key stat: 1,909 shot attempts, 223 more than any player in the league.
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the twitterverse is up in arms about zion williamson not being called for a charge at the end of duke ucf game
The twitterverse is up in arms about Zion Williamson not being called for a charge at the end of Duke-UCF game. Don’t they know that Duke doesn’t get called for charges in the NCAA tournament? Just ask Wisconsin. #2015
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i know tom brady will get mvp but ex badgers rb sweetfeetwhite deserves it 15 catches and 3 tds including game
I know Tom Brady will get MVP, but ex #Badgers RB @SweetFeet_White deserves it. 15 catches and 3 TDs, including game-winner in OT.
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sadly bart starr doesnt get just due as a qb bcuz too many people fixate only on super bowl era starr was the
Sadly, Bart Starr doesn’t get just due as a QB b’cuz too many people fixate only on Super Bowl era. Starr was the MVP of SBs 1 & 2, but those were the end of a run where the #Packers won 5 NFL titles in 7 years & reached 6 title games in 8 years. Best comp for Starr is Tom Brady.
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nba manu stepped on line waiters fouled manu mills fouled adams kawhi fouled westbrook amp ibaka fouled aldrid
NBA: Manu stepped on line, Waiters fouled Manu, Mills fouled Adams, Kawhi fouled Westbrook & Ibaka fouled Aldridge. Not a good :13 for refs.
Total(1) => 0.090320110321045 f_f_QM(2) => 0.08244514465332 indS(2) => 0.031126022338867 indM(2) => 0.049846887588501 indM_1(2) => 0.0094709396362305 indM_2(2) => 0.00079894065856934 indM_4(2) => 0.0065410137176514 indM_5(2) => 0.0091519355773926 indM_6(2) => 0.0038352012634277 indM_7(2) => 0.0013289451599121 indM_8(2) => 0.0010631084442139 indM_9(2) => 0.0090410709381104 indM_10(2) => 0.0083386898040771 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.0056989192962646 f_f_dT(20) => 0.0055131912231445