Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Here we go again.


The college football season is only two months away, but no deal is in place between Charter Communications and the new Big Ten Network to air some Badger games, and the two sides have begun to dig in their heels over access and cost.
The Big Ten Network, which will launch in August, will air the University of Wisconsin's non-conference game against The Citadel on Sept. 15 and could carry one or more Wisconsin conference games later in the season.
The network plans to air a wide variety of Big Ten sports in addition to football and basketball and has carriage deals with DirecTV, AT&T and more than 40 smaller cable systems. But it has yet to reach deals with the four biggest cable companies, including Madison area provider Charter and Milwaukee area provider Time Warner, or DISH Network, the other large satellite provider.
It sounds like to me it is a complete rerun of the NFL Network. Which in my opinion is one big cluster f**k. It makes me so mad that I have cable but the local team is not on any channel I have. And then I have to go to some stooly bar and watch the game with a bunch of billys. I hope that they can work it out before football season starts to help keep my sanity intact. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Will Badger Baseball Return to Madison?


A year ago, UW athletic director Barry Alvarez made an offhanded comment during a television interview about possibly bringing baseball back. Alvarez quickly qualified his remarks, saying he had been talking hypothetically and down the road. But it was enough to get the State Journal's Andy Baggot to write a column trotting out the numbers and showing that financially, at least, it wasn't unrealistic. I remember when the so called savior of Badger Athletics, Pat Richter, canned the baseball program at UW. A program that had been in existence since 1870. It was a sad day that I hope can be rectified when Barry Alvarez resurrects Bucky Badger back to baseball diamond. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Will Kammron Taylor make the NBA?


During a two-week training stint at the St. Vincent Sports Performance Center, an Indianapolis-based operation, former University of Wisconsin men's basketball guard Kammron Taylor was in the select company of some Big Ten fraternity brothers: Ohio State's Greg Oden, Michael Conley Jr. and Daequan Cook, and Purdue's Carl Landry and David Teague. Now, that's some fast company, and the 22-year-old Taylor was among the fastest and most athletic prospects taking part in the NBA readiness program. Although will he have the size and talent to compete in the NBA? Only time will tell. It sure would be nice to see a few more Badgers in the NBA. GO BUCKY!!!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Badger Football no longer on WHA-TV


I just found out that the Big Ten Conference is setting up it's own television network. Which basically means there will no longer be replays of Wisconsin Football & Basketball on WHA or Wisconsin Public Television. The verdict is still out on hockey. I sure hope Time Warner adds the Big Ten Network as soon as it is available. It sucks that currently Time Warner does not have the NFL Network. I hate TV politics. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Bielema Must Learn to Develop Talent


Like his predecessor, Barry Alvarez (left), current University of Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema will have to develop talent if he hopes to keep the Badgers among the upper tier of Big Ten programs. Next season's senior class of prep players in the state of Wisconsin is considered "real weak" according to one recruiting expert. Although the opinion of one "so called expert" may or may not be correct, is is correct to say that Bielema must make the most of the talent he is given to work with. I feel confident after watching the Badger Football team play last year that he will achieve this. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Brian Butch World Traveler?


Wisconsin senior Brian Butch is one of 30 players invited to participate in the USA Basketball Men’s Pan American Games Team Trials that will be held at Haverford College (Pa.) on July 12-14. The Trials will be used to select the finalists for the USA Basketball Pan American Games squad that will look to capture gold at the 2007 Pan American Games that are being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 13-29.
It would be cool to see the University of Wisconsin represented internationally. GO BUCKY!!!!!!