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Articles tagged with 'fans'

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Step up your game, Bucks fans

Published Jan. 2, 2014

I hear it all over Milwaukee - Bucks fans are liking what's going on with this year's team. The losing doesn't bother them, because it may mean a No. 1 draft pick. I hear people are excited about the prospects for the team. So ... where are all these people?

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Social Circle: Does the outcome of games affect your mood?

Published Sept. 29, 2013

It's football season and for some fans the outcome of their favorite team's games affects their mood for the rest of the day or even into the next. Other fans are not as affected and non fans, of course, don't care at all. What about you?

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Soccer had me feeling like an American

Published July 30, 2013

As I watched the United States team win a soccer match, I wouldn't have minded having one of those tiny flags that kids put on their bicycles for a parade on the Fourth of July. I'd have waved it. Minimally. But still waving. Soccer. Are you kidding me?

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Why the sudden anger toward Axford?

Published April 6, 2013

Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford was booed off the field during the team's season-opening series against Colorado. It's a little premature for such an act.

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Packers fans + Style Network = Reality TV show?

Published Dec. 9, 2012

Producers from Style Network were in Green Bay last week auditioning Green Bay Packers fans for a new reality show that will focus on Packers fans and their, well, fandom.

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Bucks, Brewers, Packers Oh My - a necessary fan guide

Published Oct. 2, 2012

There is a moment fast approaching that will herald a unique time and will plays an incredible burden on Wisconsin sports fans. In a week or so it is possible all three of our professionals sports teams will be in action. The Brewers, Packers and Bucks will all be at some point in their seasons. Here are some ideas for handling all three at once.

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A question of loyalty: What do fans owe franchises?

Published Oct. 20, 2009

It's easy to be a fan during the good times. Bandwagons bustle when teams win. What about the lean years? Our teams ask us for support and in exchange they owe us expertise and effort and an honest striving for victory. Most fans can live with losing, as long as they feel that the effort is genuine. Is rooting for the home team part of our civic duty?

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Bucks fans aren't as cynical as some believe

Published June 30, 2009

The Bucks haven't been successful in a long time, but their fans aren't as cynical and jaded as one local media member portrayed in a recent column. For many Bucks fans, the team still provides entertainment and excitement. It's easy for reporters to overlook hundreds of people who have been holding season tickets for 10, 20 and 30 years, supporting this team with their dollars and with their hopes.

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Can fans impact the game, or is it all just noise?

Published March 24, 2009

There are two types of enthusiasm at sporting events. One is the artificial kind where people throw trinkets into the stands, where goofballs slide across the ice, where dancers do highly-choreographed routines, where an organ or a CD plays music designed to jack everyone up. Then there is the other kind. The genuine enthusiasm, where fans leap to their feet spontaneously over a big play. The question is, does it help?

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Gut-wrenching playoff chase leads to soul searching

Published Sept. 16, 2008

With the Brewers' season in a free-fall, even the conduct of the fans has come under scrutiny. Does the "we're going down the tubes again" attitude flow from the field to the stands or in the other direction?

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Saturday Scorecard: To push or not to push?

Published Sept. 13, 2008

With their team sputtering and the wild-card lead dwindling, some Brewers fans are letting rampant pessimism, bitterness and anger overshadow what still could be a magical period in franchise history.

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The ignorant fan

Published June 19, 2008

At the game Wednesday night, I found myself cringing as a pair of misguided know-it-alls spouted off -- loudly -- about all things Brewers.

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10 time-honored tips to becoming a better sports fan

Published June 3, 2008

It's easy to be a sports fan. It's tough to be a great sports fan. Here are some things to help you improve your game while watching games (we won't even mention the one about keeping your shirt on).