The Joe & Ebo Experience: Wear That Green & Gold Proud

MADISON| It may not happen often, but it looks like the Chicago Bears are going to beat the Packers… well, a Packers fan, anyways.

We took the Joe & Ebo Show on the road today to the House on the Rock Golf Course and we had ourselves a blast discussing the Bears banning a Packers fan from entering Soldier Field for just donning the Green and Gold. Honestly, I think the Bears don’t like seeing what Greatness looks like and that’s why they won’t allow Packers jerseys at one of their fancy, schmancy events.

Besides the Pack/Bears story and trying to decide who/what we would sue for in sports, we hit on the Brewers, a little U.S. Open and weird Jim Nantz impressions.

Today on the Joe & Ebo Experience:

Wear It Proud (0:00)

Sue For Sports (9:25)

FART FART FART THIS (17:36)

Pitch Counts Are For… (23:17)

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The Joe & Ebo Experience: Pay Now Or Pay Later

MADISON| When it comes to wide receivers, Ted Thompson is going to have his work cut out for him.

Being a general manager for a football team seems like a piece of cake in video games. Once you actually start breaking down numbers and how it will affect an actual team though, that’s what it gets a little dicey. Ol’ Teddy T is going to have to make some bold moves in the future when it comes to the wide receivers we know and love in Green Bay.

Besides the Packers, we recap the U.S. Open, talk a little Wisconsin sports and nail down the #1 seeds in our upcoming Ultimate DBag Bracket. What a time to be alive!

Today on the Joe & Ebo Experience:

U.S. Open Ruled (0:00)

What To Do With Davante (9:24)

R.J. On Wisconsin (19:24)

Ultimate Dbag Bracket (29:04)

Wide Receiver Money (35:53)

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The Joe & Ebo Experience: You Just Made The List

MADISON| Corruption ran rampant today, but to quote the Million Dollar Man, Ted DiBiase, everyone has a price.

Friday can only mean one thing on the Joe & Ebo Show… DBAG OF THE WEEK! I was nominated on Monday (for a very good reason, mind you), but I obtained something very valuable that I could use to my advantage.  Full disclosure, I’m not above bribing Joe Miller to get my way.

We also hit on the Ryan Braun gearing up for his return to the Brewers lineup, RJ talks Wisconsin with us and Vegas adjusted their college football lines.

Today on the Joe & Ebo Experience:

Corruption Runs Deep  (0:00)

Decisions, Decisions (6:58)

YOU JUST MADE THE LIST (16:55)

Case of the Brauners (24:57)

RJ Knows Wisconsin (30:54)

Wisco Odds (40:33)

Put Some Respek On Bucky’s Name (49:58)

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Steve Stricker Update

Wisconsin’s own Steve Stricker finished up his first round at Erin Hills for this year’s U.S. Open Thursday evening. He was part of one of the last half dozen  groups to walk off the course yesterday after a round he shot 73. Stricker had an up and down front nine and a consistent par heavy back nine.

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

He started his Thursday round teeing off at 3:20 pm starting on the first hole. Stricker started his round off strong, as he birdied his first two holes  to start the day at two under. He then ran into trouble holes three and four and ended up bogeying both to bring him back to even par. Stricker finished his last five holes of the front nine adding four pars and yet another bogey.

He made the turn at hole number 10 and parred ever single hole on the back nine. Stricker finished the day at +1 and shot a 73, good enough to put him in a tie for 61st place. He tallied two birdies, 13 pars, and three bogeys in his first round of the U.S. Open.  For fans who had hopes of Stricker taking home his first PGA Major Championship, there is still a chance for the home state hero . So far this season, Stricker has been starting out slow. He has an overall score over par for his first round in tournaments. After the first round, Stricker seems to find his groove as he has an overall score under par for all of the final three rounds in tournament play this year.

Stricker teed off this morning at 9:35. He is in a group that features tour veteran Stewart Cink and
Roberto Diaz. Stricker is currently through five holes and is -1 on the day and is sitting at even par for the tournament.

Brewers knock off Cubs 11-1

The Milwaukee Brewers just keep winning. For the fifth straight series the Brewers will win at least two out of three, and they’ll go for a sweep on Wednesday night. The Brewers defeated the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Tuesday night behind a strong pitching performance from Wade Miley and a bit of a weird night […]

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New faces, numbers on Wisconsin’s 2018 roster

With fall camp slated to start soon and Big Ten Media Days taking place this week in Chicago, the Badgers have updated their roster for 2018. Here’s some takeaways from it. Players missing One of the most impressive runs of spring came courtesy of running back Sam Brodner, and it came just 12 months after […]

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Injury reports and gambling the talk of Big Ten Media Days

CHICAGO – Earlier this summer the United States Supreme Court ruled that sports gambling could be made legal on a state-by-state basis. This ruling forced stances to be taken by all major leagues across the country. The Big Ten had an opportunity to comment on the matter Monday morning when commissioner Jim Delany spoke. “We’ve […]

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Pilot in blimp crash seriously injured

The pilot of a blimp that crashed near the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills late Thursday morning suffered serious injuries, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

In a press release, authorities said the pilot was seriously burned in addition to other injuries, and was taken by a Flight for Life helicopter to a local hospital. The pilot was the only one in the aircraft when it went down.

The crash happened about a ½ mile from Erin Hills where the first round of the U.S. Open was taking place. A deputy noticed the blimp on fire or smoking around 11:15 a.m. and watched as it went down quickly. Two local fire departments responded to the scene to deal with the fire and help with rescue efforts.

Officials with the Sheriff’s Department contacted the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Bureau to help with their investigation.

The Joe & Ebo Experience: Stop Whining

MADISON| Professional golfers complaining about the fescue at Erin Hills… STOP WHINING!

Seriously though, if golfing every day was my job, I don’t think I’d ever complain, even if I hit every drive in the tallest of fescue. Why? Because at the end of the day, I’m still golfing. But I digress.

In the same vein of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, we were wondering what the biggest event could be in our fine state of Wisconsin. A college football playoff game, the Final Four, maybe even the World Cup. Not sure if any of those would happen, but a guy can dream.

We also talk the Milwaukee Brewers and their bullpen with Kyle from BrewCrewBall.com. A big thanks to them for coming on.

Today on the Joe & Ebo Experience

Biggest Event (0:00)

Erin Hills Is Easy? (6:52)

Brew Crew Ball (12:14)

STOP WHINING (23:57)

Golf Season Rules (31:34)

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Steve Stricker earns spot in U.S. Open after winning qualifier

MEMPHIS — A rain delay and the pressure of trying to earn a spot to play in the U.S. Open in his home state couldn’t deter Madison’s Steve Stricker from winning a qualifying round Monday evening.

The 50-year-old shot a 4-under par 67 in round one and a 6-under 65 round two to win the qualifier with an overall 132. Five players finished a stroke behind Stricker, with the top nine finishers earning a spot at Erin Hills June 12-18.

Prior to Monday’s action, Stricker attempted to earn his way to Erin Hills by asking the USGA for an exemption — a request that was quickly denied.

“It means a lot,” Stricker said. “Not getting an exemption was a motivational factor. Not that I deserved one, but it’s been driving me to achieve this goal. And, I’m just happy that I’m going to get to play. It’s a relief to get to play in the first one in my home state.”

Stricker will be participating in another big golf event in his home state beginning on June 23rd — The American Family Insurance Championship at University Ridge in Madison. It’s part of the PGA Champions Tour for golfers aged 50-plus. Stricker spoke with the Wisconsin Sports Zone Network during Media Day about his chances of earning a spot at Erin Hills after failing to earn the exemption.

Stricker hasn’t played in the Open in three years, but has played the Erin Hills course a handful of times. He says his biggest obstacle will be finding a way to gain an extra 20 yards on his drive because of the sheer size of the course.