Wisconsin Badger Fan: “Kilted” Ken Werner

*Originally published on January 10, 2013. 
*Updated on July 23, 2014 via an email from Mr. Ken Werner.  In that email, Mr. Werner informed me that:

  1. His name is spelled “Werner” (not Warner).  
  2. He has, in fact, attended (to this date) 427 games (not 40).  In other words, the 40 that appears in the article is a typo.  

I really appreciate the email from Mr. Werner.

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by Travis Normand

There is a short article and photo in this week’s ESPN The Magazine (January 7, 2013) about Ken Werner.  Unfortunately, what you see in the magazine is only a teaser for what is apparently posted online at ESPN.com.  This normally wouldn’t be a problem, however, in order to read this particular story one must have a subscription to ESPN’s premium content.  I use to have a subscription to this service but I finally got rid of it.  It simply wasn’t worth the money.

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Don’t Text and Eat

2010 Pinstripe Bowl

by Travis Normand

Notre Dame RB George Atkinson III says he got suspended for texting during a team meal. Atkinson is Notre Dame’s second-leading rusher and will not play in today’s Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers. The school apparently said that the suspension was due to a violation of team rules, while Atkinson gave more information in a tweet that has since been deleted.

Read more about this at NJ.com by clicking HERE.

Screen shot of tweet courtesy of CollegeSpun.com

Interesting Article on Steve Patterson

by Travis Normand

I was a little surprised when the Longhorns decided to hire Steve Patterson as their new Athletics Director.  I don’t have anything against Patterson but I just assumed the Longhorns would have hired Oliver Luck as their new A.D.

I am curious as to how much the Patterson hire would have been debated and discussed if not for everyone’s attention immediately shifting to the news surrounding Mack Brown.

While Mack Brown’s departure has been dominating the headlines, John Canzano of The Oregonian has written a column that should bring some attention back to Patterson.  It is an interesting perspective, and I would highly recommend checking it out.  It can be found HERE.

 

Did you see Ka’Deem Carey?

by Travis Normand

I received this video and caption earlier today from the University of Arizona sports information department.  The video isn’t great, but Ka’Deem Carey’s performance deserves the attention.

Ka’Deem Carey 208 yards, 4 TDs vs. #5 Oregon

Carey rushed for 208 yards, giving him 3,915 career yards, surpassing Trung Canidate’s 3,824 accumulated from 1996-99. Additionally, Carey found the endzone four times on the afternoon, giving the junior 49 career touchdowns, setting the record for career touchdowns, one better than Art Luppino.

 

Manziel after Rice game

by Travis Normand

So what exactly did Johnny Manziel do after the game against Rice ended?  Lets review:

  1. He sang the War Hymn with teammates.
  2. He said “hi” to a friend on Rice’s team.
  3. He gave his visor to a young fan on his way to the locker room.

What a jerk!! [/sarcasm]