April 16, 2014

Packers resign QB Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn cancelled a scheduled visit with the New York Giants on

Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn

Tuesday and re-signed with the Green Bay Packers.

Flynn becomes the seventh unrestricted free agent to re-sign with the Packers.  Flynn will compete for the backup job behind Aaron Rodgers with former Badger Scott Tolzien and a rookie quarterback that will likely be added during or right after the draft.

Flynn resigned with the Packers last November and he saved the Packers when Aaron Rodgers went down with an injury.  Flynn helped the Packers rally from 16-points down to tie the Minnesota Vikings, then went 2-2 in the next four games before Rodgers returned to the lineup.

Flynn completed 61% of his passes for 1,146 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions.

The Packers could still go with Scott Tolzien as Aaron Rodgers backup, but he’ll have to beat out Flynn for the job.

Badger celebration is sold out

Tickets to the Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s postseason celebration onMotionW_2Color Thursday are sold out.

The annual event allows Badgers fans to re-live the highlights of the season and commemorate the careers of the UW senior class.  Video of the entire program, including interviews with Wisconsin players and Bo Ryan will be posted on UWBadgers.com on Friday.

Doors for the event will open at 5pm with the program starting at 6:30pm.

A Big Ten Network analyst will serve as a guest emcee.

Bucks will finish with worst record in the NBA

Win or lose tomorrow night when the Milwaukee Bucks close out the regular season at home against Atlanta, the Bucks will have the distinction of ending the season with the worst record in the NBA.

The Bucks dropped their 14th straight road game last night when they lost
110-100 in Toronto as the Raptors pulled off the season series sweep four games to none.

The Bucks (15-66) now officially have the best shot at the first overall pick in the upcoming June draft and can do no worse than fourth.

Ramon Sessions had 21, Jeff Adrien 19 and Brandon Knight 18 for the Bucks.

Greivis Vasquez earned a start with DeMar DeRosan resting on the bench and scored 25 points to lead Toronto.  The Raptors are making their first playoff appearance since 2008.  They set a franchise record last night with their 48th win.

The Bucks finished 5-36 on the road this season.

Wang finally gets his chance with the Brewers

21-year-old rookie reliever Wei-Chung Wang finally made his big-league debut with the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

The native of Taiwan pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Cardinals in the Brewers 4-0 loss.  Wang surrendered a single to Pete Kozma, but that was it.

While he had been throwing bullpen sessions to try to stay sharp, he hadn’t pitched in a real Major League game since March 28th when he worked two scoreless innings against Kansas City in an exhibition at Miller Park.

 

Cardinals end Brewers 9-game win streak

The Milwaukee Brewers managed just 3-hits last night and saw their 9-game win streak come to end, falling to the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 at Miller Park.

Lance Lynn and Carlos Martinez shut the Brewers lineup down, handing Milwaukee its first defeat since April 2nd.

Matt Garza lost his Brewers debut 1-0 to the Atlanta Braves on that day.  He took the loss last night as well, surrendering a second inning solo home run to Jhonny Peralta and a three-run blast off the bat of Jon Jay in the 6th.

But Garza has had no support at all.  He’s pitched 15-innings in two games at Miller Park and hasn’t received a single run from the Brewers offense. [Read more...]