Author: drewpakenham

I'm a huge Wisconsin sports fan that currently resides in Kansas. I spent the first 23 years of my life in Wisconsin and continue to follow Wisconsin sports very closely! I am also a huge golf fan and follow esports closely.

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The Badgers coaches have been hot on the recruiting trail since the start of the new year. Not only have they been visiting high schools across the country, they’ve been sending out a lot of big time offers. If you want to get some information on the recent 5 star players offered, you can find that here. I want to look at and breakdown some of the names people may not have heard of yet. With two recent Junior days, a lot of potential Badgers have gotten to experience Madison with many leaving very impressed. Ryan Montgomery- QB Class of…

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aaron rodgers retirement odds

The inevitable off-season topic of whether or not Aaron Rodgers will be traded warmed up in a big way Monday thanks to The Pat McAfee Show. Normally, viral clips and sound bites regarding Rodgers come from his own mouth on Tuesdays. This time around, they came a day earlier from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Rapoport is often featured on the show and has a reputation for providing reliable information. In case you missed in, the summary is that a trade is possible. Now, Ian Rapoport didn’t sounds overly confident that a team would want to take on the Rodgers contract,…

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The official Wisconsin Badgers twitter account released a 35 second hype video announcing season tickets are now on sale. The video features new coach Luke Fickell talking about how important the fans are for the programs success. This felt very similar to when Barry Alvarez made a statement about fans not wanting to miss what’s coming. The program is in a much different place now than it was then, but this may be the most excited the fan base has been since. The proof has been in the pudding so far according to Wisconsin beat writer for The Athletic, Jesse…

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Greg Gard

After a promising start to the 2022/2023 college basketball season, the Badgers have hit a bit of a skid. Depending on who you ask, the blame may fall one way or another. It also may depend on where you look. Twitter, and I’m sure other social media platforms, are putting this all on coach Greg Gard. Even though Greg Gard’s team has won two out the last three season long conference championship, he always seems to find himself in the crosshairs of the casual Wisconsin basketball fan. Do I think he should be absolved from any blame? Absolutely not. With…

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bucks

If you’re a Bucks fan and have checked twitter recently, you’d think their record was hovering around .500. Has this team been perfect? Absolutely not, but that will happen when you’re missing an all star player and load management is an important part of the regular season plan. So far, all of this has added up to a 29-17 record and the third seed in the east behind Boston and Philly. With how deep the eastern conference is this season, where the Bucks finish in the standings will be important. Getting to the NBA finals isn’t just about having a…

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The Wisconsin Badgers Football program has done a 180 in a matter of months.  A program that looked lost following the home loss to Illinois, did the unthinkable when they hired Luke Fickell instead of homegrown Jim Leonhard. At the time, fans and college football pundits alike had mixed feelings. The old-school Wisconsin fans couldn’t wrap their heads around the idea athletic director Chris McIntosh went outside of the program for Chryst’s replacement. Those tired of the Wisconsin norm couldn’t have been more thrilled. With the major shift in direction now in the review mirror, and the coaching staff being…

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It’s that magical time of year again. It is The Masters! The weather is getting warmer, the grass is turning green and the trees are close to blossoming. For some, it’s just considered Spring. For us crazed golf fans, it’s considered Masters season. The first major of the year, held at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, is the most iconic of them all. Between the course itself and the deep history, it’s the key major for all professional golfers. The Experience Every year, 90 or so of the best players in the world arrive at Augusta National to play…

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Matt LaFleur

Over the next several months, there are going to be a lot of articles written, videos made, and podcasts recorded regarding the direction the Green Bay Packers should go in for the 2022 season. After multiple heartbreaking playoff losses and an all-in approach in 2021, the Packers are at a fork in the road. Before anything happens leading up to the new league year, they will be around $40,000,000 over the salary cap. This was always going to be the consequence of pushing back contracts to return the vast majority of the team that barely lost to Tampa Bay in…

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dort kentucky

The Badgers are continuing to add depth through the transfer portal. On Thursday, they received yet another commitment from CB Cedrick Dort out of Kentucky. He is the third corner added this offseason, joining Justin Clark from Toledo and Jay Shaw out of UCLA. Meet Cedrick Dort With the Badgers losing every starter from last season’s secondary, these additions are definitely needed. Dort is a grad transfer, so the Badgers are getting a player with quite a bit of experience. He has proven to be better against the run as opposed to passing. However, he is two years removed from…

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