Issue #404 Feb. 19, 2020

Granny Shots

basketball league for “women of a certain age” keeps ladies active and having fun

Luc Anthony

I did not expect to discover I was related to a reigning national champion by going to a family reunion. On a hot and sultry late-August day in 2018, I headed down to ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

Reviving a Classic Glove Story

Brewers 2020 fashion brings the team back to beloved logo designed in Eau Claire

Luc Anthony

Every so often, a sports team pays attention to the wishes of its fans. You would think the responsiveness would be more frequent: Without fans, what is the point of having a team to play before ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Counting Down the Hits

the top 10 tunes that get fans of Wisconsin (and Minnesota) pro teams pumped up

Luc Anthony

I love sports theme songs. Perhaps it has to do with being a musician, or maybe it’s I’m immersed in pop music at my day job. Each song is characteristic of its team, a signal to fans and ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Pack-Stage Drama

reports detailing Packers’ off-field dysfunction suggest they aren’t that different from other NFL teams

Luc Anthony

We Upper Midwesterners pride ourselves on being people who get to work and get the job done. We will occasionally gripe or slightly panic, but when you need to do your job, you do it ...

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Issue #378 February 20, 2019

Kicking Higher and Higher

Eau Claire taekwondo competitors take aim at national tourney

Luc Anthony

My first cognition of taekwondo – as it may have been for you and much of the public – was in September 1988 during the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. This was its Olympic debut as a demonstration sport ...

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Issue #376 January 23, 2019

Unique Uniformity

the NBA’s foray into creative jersey design inspires ideas for prep hoop teams

Luc Anthony

If you have caught part of a Bucks or Timberwolves game over the past year-plus – or even just some highlights – you may have come away a bit confused. Home teams wearing colored uniforms and road teams in white ...

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Issue #372 November 28, 2018

Looking Good Out There

geography shapes our fandom, but so do sartorial preferences

Luc Anthony

Six-year-old me would have been envious of 40-year-old me.I fell in love with sports as a first-grader. I summarily began picking favorite teams, collecting baseball and football cards, and going to games. Gazing at pictures of NFL teams in action, one in particular ...

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Issue #363 July 25, 2018

Time to Mull the Gull

the next time we pick a local mascot, how about the seagulls? (seriously)

Luc Anthony

The Chippewa Valley is at a zenith in terms of minor league-style athletics. Combine the new Chippewa Steel of the nationally-renowned NAHL with the well-established Eau Claire Express ...

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