Jake’s Take: Feel Good Golf

MADISON | In this week’s Jake’s Take, sports director Jake Zimmermann gives a feel good story involving golfing legend Fred Couples at University Ridge golf course.

This week belongs to the Am Fam Championship at U-Ridge. A slew of big time golfers are in attendance. Couples has been working hard to come back from a sore back. He needs all the time he can get on the driving range. But that didn’t stop him from taking time out of his day to invite a local family over to his spot.

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Jake’s Take: Eric Sogard Cult Hero

In this week’s Jake’s Take, sports director Jake Zimmermann says Brewers second baseman Eric Sogard is quickly becoming a cult hero and for good reason. Jake says the nerdy looking guy seems to get it done each and every game. Last Monday he became just the 6th player in Brewers history to homer in his first two starts. He had a career-high four hits the next night. Two days later, on Thursday May 18th, Sogard followed it up with another 4 hit game.

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Jake’s Take – Nigel Hayes will be missed

In this week’s edition of Jake’s Take, sports director Jake Zimmermann says Badger men’s basketball player Nigel Hayes will be missed for a variety of reasons. Jake says the former Badger, who’s taking part in the NBA combine in Chicago this week, will go down in school history as one of the best Badgers on the court and one of the most influential off the court.

This week Hayes wrote what he called a commencement address on the Players Tribune titled “Don’t Just Shut Up and Play.” The forward gave a couple of final messages.. his biggest? Telling his class to never stay in your lanes. In other words, just because they are athletes doesn’t mean they get to talk about sports. Hayes argues he has the right to speak his mind about a variety of issues. Jake Zimmermann agrees.

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Jake’s Take: Packers should trade first pick in 2nd round

PHILADELPHIA | I’m at the site of the NFL Draft in Philadelphia getting set for rounds two and three tonight. If tonight is anything like last night, it should be another wild evening of trades and surprises.

In this week’s edition of Jake’s Take, I argue that Packers General Manager Ted Thompson made the right move in trading down last night. In fact I say he should do the same tonight! Click on the audio link below to hear this week’s Jake’s Take.

“Jake’s Take” on players skipping bowls

LSU running back Leonard Fournette and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey have decided to skip the final game of their college careers to avoid injury and prepare for their NFL futures. In this week’s “Jake’s Take,” sports director Jake Zimmermann gives his thoughts on if Fournette and McCaffrey are making the right moves.

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Jake’s Take – Badgers deserve playoff more than Michigan or Penn State

Penn State lost by 39 to Michigan. Penn State lost to Pittsburgh. Michigan lost to Iowa. Wisconsin’s losses? Ohio State and Michigan. In this week’s Jake’s Take, sports director Jake Zimmermann says Wisconsin deserves to be in the college football playoffs more than Michigan or Penn State.

Jake’s Take – Packers can turn season around

The Packers signed running back Christine Michael off waivers from Seattle. Tight end Jared Cook is back at practice. So is Clay Matthews. And Aaron Rodgers is defending his head coach.

Sports Director Jake Zimmermann says these are all good signs in this week’s edition of Jake’s Take.

 

Jake’s Take – Lighten Up Rodgers

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is irritated.. again. This time over a book called Gunslinger by Jeff Pearlman. In the book Rodgers is quoted as calling Brett Favre “grandpa” during their playing days. Rodgers says the excerpt about that is highly sensationalized.

In this week’s Jake’s Take, sports director Jake Zimmermann has a message for Rodgers.