The View From Wisconsin

Just a random set of rants from a Sports Fan from Wisconsin.

Monday, January 02, 2006


Ah, what a year it's been. We went from reversing the Curse of the Bambino to reversing the Curse of Shoeless Joe. We saw Tom Brady win, Donovan McNabb disintegrate, and T.O. implode. We witnessed San Antonio ascend to the top of the NBA (again) – and Larry Brown couldn't do anything to stop it. We saw steroids grab the headlines, we saw Barry grab his knee, and we saw Mark Attanasio grab the reins of a team that suddenly remembered how to win. We saw playoff games that looked like they'd never end; we watched and waited as the lockout that we never thought would end finally did, and then watched the improbable happen as a hockey team in Nashville, of all places, jumped off to one of the fastest starts in NHL history. We also watched the end for Barry Alvarez, the "New Orleans" Saints, and (probably) Brett Favre. We also saw the beginning of a new ballclub in Washington – albeit in a dumpy old stadium – and new possibilities as Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin skated out onto the ice.

That doesn't mean we can't hope that some things are different in the new year. Like, for example: