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Sports For The Athletically Disinclined

Wisconsin is a sports loving state. But what if you aren’t all that good or interested in them? Joe Shaffer tells us about his many ill-fated attempts to get in the game. 

Joe Shaffer is a high school student in Madison.   

Photo: Ari Bronstein

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Displaced Packers Fans Unite in NYC Bar

Just about every bar in Wisconsin can be considered a Packers bar. But Packers bars aren’t just found in Wisconsin. When the Packers step onto the field this Sunday, fans of the green and gold in New York City will crowd into a local bar to cheer on their favorite team. Producer Shawn Connelly has the story.

Shawn Connelly is a producer and musician living in Green Bay, WI and periodically freelances in New York.

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Scenes from the Kettle of Fish, a Packers bar in New York City

Photos: Shawn Connelly

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Ice Bowl:

The Super Bowl this weekend got us thinking about another memorable bowl a little closer to home – the Ice Bowl. Commentator Bill Povletich tells us the story behind this historic game.

Bill Povletich is a documentary filmmaker, television producer, and the author of Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition


Photo: Wisconsin Historical Society

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Cat Named Vince:

With a game coming up this weekend, Packer fans are channeling their devotion in all kinds of ways. Comedian Tim Harmston once named his cat for his beloved Packers. It didn’t turn out so well.

Tim Harmston is a stand-up comedian based in Minneapolis but raised in Menominee, Wisconsin.

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Grid Iron Nights:

Friday nights in the fall mean high school football in towns across Wisconsin. Commentator John Hildebrand tells us what makes these games so endlessly appealing and timeless.

John Hildebrand teaches English at the UW-Eau Claire and is the author of three books, including A Northern Front.

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Craft Beer:

With the Green Bay Packers playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday, people all over Wisconsin will be watching football. And where there’s football, there’s another fine Wisconsin tradition — beer. To celebrate the Super Bowl, Chris Bocast brought us this sound-scape of one of Wisconsin’s craft breweries — Madison’s Ale Asylum, run by head brewer, Chris Riphenburg.

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