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Student Council revisits Homecoming decision

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PRIDE in Healthcare for Undergraduates Co-President Matt Spence presents statistics on LGBTQ disparities in healthcare.

Student group to raise awareness on LGBTQ health care By Taylor Harvey The Daily Cardinal

While the majority of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison do not think twice about facing discrimination upon entering a doctor’s office, some students do, particularly members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community. PRIDE in Healthcare for Undergraduates, a new student organization at UW-Madison, is determined to change that. Despite recent progression in addressing minority health care disparities, LGBTQ people report poorer health than their heterosexual equivalents, according to a Center for American Progress article sent to The Daily Cardinal by PRIDE in Healthcare President James Lehman. PRIDE in Healthcare’s mission is to raise awareness of LGBTQ health disparities because the general nonLGBTQ population is unaware of them, according to PRIDE for Healthcare for Undergraduates Co-President Matt Spence. “No [LGBT] orgs on campus really touch on health-care issues,” Spence said. “I thought the undergraduate campus could really benefit from some activism in LGBT healthcare.” Disparities LGBTQ people face stem from discrimination and harassment in society, which can lead to high rates of

stress in addition to low rates of health insurance due to prejudice in the workplace, according to the CAP document. There is also a lack of cultural understanding of LGBTQ people in health-care systems. PRIDE in Healthcare also aims to provide a social forum for LGBTQ students and connect them to practicing doctors who are accepting of LGBTQ cultures. “I think it’s important to have an ally in your doctor,” Spence said. “[Discrimination] is an experience I don’t want anyone to have to go through.” Spence, who came out in high school, said his doctor neglected to provide him with information about LGBTQ issues, which led him to believe his doctor’s office was not a “safe space” for him to be openly gay. “There was no [sexual information] provided for gay-specific relationships, so there was a lot of confusion,” Spence said. “I received misleading, inaccurate answers [on the Internet] to things my doctor should have easily been able to answer.” According to Lehman, past experiences or stories LGBTQ people hear caused them to fear general medical care. “The health-care system doesn’t know how to engage [with LGBT] because they are an invisible population,” Lehman said. “Getting over that invisibility has to be key.”

UW to build new music hall in place of old buildings on University Avenue The vacant buildings in the lots east of the Chazen Museum of Art will soon be gone, and in their place will stand a future home for the University of WisconsinMadison’s music school. Members of the State-Langdon Neighborhood Association heard updates Wednesday about a new University music hall, already having secured city approval to demolish the buildings on the 700 block of University Avenue. However, until the university

can raise enough money to fund the proposed building, the lots will be a green space “for what will likely be at least two more years,” said Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4. The city approved demolition of the row of vacant establishments, including the building where Brothers bar used to be, for this fall. John Magnino, president of the neighborhood association, said the buildings are not “pro-

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Student government revisited a recent funding decision Wednesday to ensure the procedures used for approval fell correctly within viewpoint neutrality laws, which were not followed in the initial decision. The Associated Students of Madison Student Council voted in its last meeting to approve funding for this fall’s University of WisconsinMadison Homecoming. Although ASM Finance Committee originally approved the committee’s funding at $8,602, council amended and approved the request at $20,876. ASM Chair Andrew Bulovsky said the council readdressed the funding request to ensure the body followed the correct processes in voting. “It was a little unclear last time as to why people voted the way they voted,” Bulovsky said. “We wanted to make sure that

everyone complied fully with state and federal law.” The law dictates that all funding decisions must be made in a viewpoint neutral manner, or with an objective approach that does not take any group’s philosophy into consideration. “We had everyone speak to their vote as to where and how it met the criteria, that way we covered our grounds and were not in violation of viewpoint neutrality,” Bulovsky said. Many representatives who voted in support of the funding level cited the educational aspect of Homecoming, as well as the fact that no other campus organization conducts a similar event. Representatives voting against the funding level said they did not support giving such a large portion of ASM’s event grant budget to a single group when other groups will

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The Associated Students of Madison Student Council revisits a recent funding decision at a meeting Wednesday.

Dems urge action on health care law Democratic state lawmakers sent a letter to Gov. Scott Walker Wednesday asking him to reconsider his decision to delay implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until after the Nov. 6 election. Under the PPACA, the state must implement a health insurance exchange that is state-based, controlled by the federal government or a joint effort of the state and federal government. But Walker has harshly criticized the law, calling it potentially “devastating” for Wisconsin because it would raise taxes on some citizens. The 37 legislators who sent Walker the letter emphasized the state must submit a detailed plan for its state-based health care exchange by Nov. 16, otherwise it will be forced to comply with a federal alternative. “Allowing a mere 10 days to prepare the exchange blueprint, and provide public input, is simply not enough time,” the letter stated.

Earlier this year, Walker halted work on the state-based health insurance exchange and returned the $38 million intended for the implementation of the new health insurance exchange to the federal government. But legislators called on Walker Wednesday to restart the work on the plan for a state-based health care insurance exchange. According to the letter, health insurance exchanges are “the cornerstone” of national health care law. The exchanges are competitive marketplaces designed to lower the price of health care for individuals and small businesses. “We should be cooperating across party lines and between branches of government to create the required health insurance exchanges so that we are maximizing the opportunity of every Wisconsinite to obtain affordable, quality health care,” the letter said. —Sarah Olson


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Thee Oh Sees, in a sense, are a band looking back. Their sound is reminiscent of ’60s psychadelic and garage rock, maybe a foothold of their San Franciscan roots; but “looking back” implies insult, and Thee Oh Sees merit anything but insult. They make vital, forceful music worth a hell of a lot more than snide remarks of their relation to music of days past. So, to naysayers: If they’re mining a dead genre, then they’re a frightening—and fulfilling—facsimile. At the hub of Thee Oh Sees is frontman John Dwyer, but a band is nothing if not the sum of its parts. Enter Brigid Dawson, keyboardist, tambourinist and vocalist, who has been in the band since June of 2005. Though she is as much a part of the fabric as everyone else (Dwyer, guitarist Petey Dammit! and drummer Mike Shoun) she is modest of her contributions. “I feel like I’m just one quarter of the band, in the sense that very often it’s John that brings in the germs of a song, like he’ll bring in lyrics and the melody, and then all of us will write our parts around that,” Dawson said on the phone from Birmingham, Ala. “Often when we record, we’ll have extra time and so we all write together.” Dawson’s tenure in Thee Oh Sees began innocuously enough—in a coffee shop in the Lower Haights. “I met John working in a café around the corner from both of our houses like, 10 years ago when I had moved to America [from England]. And so I knew him for a couple of years just serving him coffee and kind of making friends.” When Dawson joined the band, it was up, up and away, more or less. “We started touring pretty much right away. We played around San Francisco, and then that fall we went to England,” said Dawson. “It was a different lineup than it is now, little bit. Petey or Mike weren’t in

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the band yet. We had our old drummer, Patrick Mullins, who’s on all the early recordings … so it was just the three of us—me and John and Patrick,” she said. For Dawson, touring has had its glories and its frustrations, such as discrimination via security personnel who can’t, to her chagrin, conceive of a female playing rock music. “I know that you think just cause I’m the girl that’s hanging out with them that I must be [a] groupie. But c’mon, y’know? Modernize your views a little bit or something.” Dawson added, “I’m a bit older

at this point, so you have to laugh at these things. We joke around about it in the band.” Thee Oh Sees are touring this fall with fellow Californian scene mate, and personal friend, Ty Segall, who has a long history with the band. “Me and John saw him at a house party in our neighborhood,” Dawson said. “It was when he was in his one-man-band thing, and we literally fell in love and John wanted to put out his album on Castle Face, and we took him on tour with us. He became a friend.” Dawson speculated that the pairing of Thee Oh Sees and Mr.

Segall (who is with his own group, the Ty Segall Band) has been beneficial for both, especially on tour. “I think that double attraction of us both together is cornering bigger venues, which is kind of interesting,” she said. “We’ve definitely been playing bigger venues more than smaller venues on this tour.” The arrangement has also brought an ancillary benefit: flexible schedules. “We’ve kind of been trading off headlining and opening up, which is super nice for us cause then a lot of times we get to play the earlier slot,” Dawson said, “which is great

cause then you get to have a drink or whatever, just relax after playing and watch your friends play.” For Dawson, the experience of being in Thee Oh Sees has had a profound effect on her life. “I knew when John asked me to be in the band, I felt super, super lucky because finally I was gonna be able to be in a band with someone who’s making music that I really liked. And that doesn’t happen all the time. It’s lovely when it does.” Dawson responded with ease when asked whether “what if” ever crossed her mind, like “what if Dwyer hadn’t asked her to join the band?” “I would imagine that I would have kids by now and maybe some chickens. And a house. It’d be a different life. I think I’d probably be equally happy, I’d still be painting, I’d still be doing everything else that I do,” Dawson said. “But I’m really glad that I met John and I was able to be [in the band.] The other stuff can hopefully come later.” Dawson also spoke about what she views as her crowning achievement in the band: a live DVD album called Three Hounds of Foggy Notion. “It was recorded on a single boom mike, live—all live—one or two takes, and when I finally got a copy of it and listened back to it, I thought, “Holy shit, man, this is all live … and we sound like we’re not making too many mistakes, and we can do this.’” Dawson went on to explain further what makes the album so special. “I think maybe cause that year I had been worried about my singing and thinking I wasn’t very good, and then I listened to that. That album has always been the one where I’m like, ‘Yeah, we got this. We do good. We do all right together.’” Dawson will be performing with Thee Oh Sees at The High Noon Saloon this Saturday. They’ll be coheadlining with the Ty Segall Band, with guest performances by Trin Tran and The Hussy.

Second Act Theory of Trilogies further tested on Tolkein Austin Wellens all’s Well-ens well

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’ve got this theory about trilogies. Let’s call it a theorogy…a trilory…ok those both suck, but people I’ve tried to explain it to have dubbed it the Second Act Theory of Trilogies, so we’ll go with that because it sounds official and science-y and stuff. Anyways, theorogy. It is my firm belief that, in a true trilogy, the second film will always be the strongest due to a number of contributing factors. Yeah, that sounds scientific; let’s call it my thesis statement. Think about it. The first movie has all the pressure of establishing… well, everything about the universe that the film takes place in. It has to introduce the characters, the setting, the plot for that specific movie and the long-term themes and plot of the trilogy as a whole. The third movie, on the other hand, has all the pressure of wrap-

ping up the trilogy and resolving all the characters and plots that have been introduced. It’s not that it’s innately bad, it’s just that it’s a lot of pressure to put on a single film, basically asking it to carry the weight of three films in one. Quick elaboration on what I mean when I say “true trilogy”: I mean three movies that are all tied together, both in theme and in plot, that were planned as such and that have one, overarching theme or idea to make them a cohesive piece. For this reason, things like “Back to the Future,” “Jurassic Park,” “The Little Mermaid” (yes, apparently it was a trilogy. I know), or “The Matrix” do not qualify (I also don’t count the “Dollars” trilogy, because beyond Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone they have nothing in common). Yes, the first is the strongest of all three trilogies, but this is because they were meant to be standalone films. It wasn’t until the producers realized these films were profitable that the sequels were made. Hence, the first film in each is the strongest, and best taken

as a one-off, a universe of its own movie rather than part of a trilogy. Man, the “hence” made that last sentence sound really official. I could totally be smoking an old corncob pipe and drinking finely aged scotch while writing this thing. Speaking of people who smoked pipes and drank horribletasting liquor, a fine exemplification of my theory is provided by the movie adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. It certainly checks out as a true trilogy, having been written well in advance of Peter Jackson making his films, and the films display all the telltale signs of the Second Act Theory (™ Austin Wellens 2012). First, let me make clear that all three of them are wonderful movies and I love them dearly. But wasn’t “The Fellowship of the Ring” forced to spend a little too much time introducing characters? By the end of the film we had an almost full cast (Gollum really doesn’t appear until the beginning of “The Two Towers”), but none of them had really grown or developed much short of estab-

lishing their relationships with one another. And of course, the consequences of having the full weight of a nine-plus-hour trilogy coming down on the ending of one film is demonstrated nowhere as well as it is in the 20 different endings “Return of the King” seemed to have. Now I know it was needed to wrap up the trilogy, give a satisfying ending and bring everything to its natural and necessary conclusion. But it was a solid half hour of closing shots, and they left out the razing of the Shire. I mean, in for a penny, in for a pound. Sorry, I’m just bitter that I didn’t get to see warrior hobbits. Moving on, the point is that the ending is fine in the context of the trilogy, but the film itself suffered for it. “The Two Towers,” on the other hand, manages to conclude with an epic battle that doesn’t drag; it shows Merry and Pippen undergoing some serious character development that basically gets cut and pasted into the third film with their Gondorian and Rohanian adventures; it shows Aragon finally accepting his fate

as the king and stepping up; the banter between Gimli and Legolas is tip-top, and Gollum steals the show, specifically in his reflective…dialogue? Monologue? Free from the pressures of starting or ending the trilogy, “The Two Towers” was free to tell the story at its own pace, and other second films benefitted from the same advantage. “The Dark Knight” was the best Nolan Batman, “The Godfather Part 2” was arguably the best in its trilogy (I SAID “ARGUABLY!”) and, despite the significant lack of Ewoks, “Empire Strikes Back” was the strongest of the original Star Wars. Theories are only valid when put to the test, of course, and there are a few on the horizon. Peter Jackson recently announced that his adaptation of “The Hobbit” will be split into 3 parts, and Quentin Tarantino’s next movie will officially be “Kill Bill Vol. 3.” Only time will tell if the Second Act Trilory will stand up to these tests. It totally will though. Can you disprove Austin’s theory? Tell him at wellens@wisc.edu.


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ROTC initiative expands foreign language offerings The University of Wisconsin-Madison recently partnered with the U.S. military to initiate a project aimed to help teach Reserve Officers’ Training Corps members improved foreign language and cultural skills. Project GO (Global Officers) provided UW-Madison with almost $490,000 to start devel-

oping language classes along with the opportunity for members to study abroad to fill the military’s current need for specialists in foreign languages and cultures. Courses include languages such as Arabic, Hindi-Urdu, Turkish and Russian, which can be taken during an academic year, a summer inten-

sive study or a study abroad program. With the knowledge of at least one of these languages, the Department of Defense, which funds the program, and the ROTC are hoping to create a more culturally diverse group of officers. The program will last through Aug. 31, 2013.

Domestic argument involves knife, fire A fight between a man and a woman went up in flames at a building on North Hamilton Street, where firefighters responded to a call about a fire alarm Monday. When officials arrived at the scene around 2:30 a.m., the fire was already out. Firefighters do not know how it was extinguished, according to Madison Fire Department spokesperson

Lori Wirth. Firefighters said a fire began during a domestic dispute between a man and woman after both had been out drinking. The situation escalated when the man held a knife to his own throat and cut himself without causing a severe injury, according to Wirth. Then, the man ignited a pile

of clothes on the couch with a cigarette lighter, causing the fire alarms to sound, the woman told the MFD. The man allegedly pushed the woman into the burning clothes, causing minor burns, according to the release. Both the woman and man refused medical care for their injuries, said Wirth.

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ciate justice positions on the ASM Student Judiciary. Nominations Board Chair Sean McNally said he was confident in the qualifications of both appointees to serve well in their rolls. McNally cited Ameti’s experience in mock trials and legislative internships, which gave

him knowledge of government processes and viewpoint neutrality, as major qualifications. McNally also pointed to Wald’s “process-oriented” approach, learned through his experience interning with a New York supreme court judge, as an important quality for the associate justice role.

request event funding throughout the remainder of the year. Council again approved the event’s funding level at $20,876. Also in Wednesday’s meeting, Student Council voted unanimously to appoint Ilirian Ameti and Adam Wald to asso-

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Vacant buildings on the 700 block of University Avenue will be torn down to make room for a future UW music school building.

music hall from page 2 viding anything aesthetically or economically” to the area. “The UW school of music would be a worthwhile addition to the neighborhood,” he said. Also at the meeting, Ald. Bridget Maniaci, District 2, updated neighborhood residents on a plan to install more security cameras in the downtown area, including Langdon Street, after the city’s financial commit-

tee approved the Capital Budget earlier this week. According to Maniaci, police said the Langdon area in particular needs the security cameras. Magnino said safety is one of his biggest concerns for the Langdon area. “Just [the security cameras’] presence alone is just going to be a constant reminder that this is an area that’s being watched, and I think it only means good things for the neighborhood,” he said.


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Brickhouse

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$2 Capital Brew pints

$3 Lake Louie pints

Chasers

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City Bar Echo Tap

7-close: $4 Stoli $2.50 Heineken vodka mixers (all bottles, $1.50 off flavors) and $3 any drink normally Wisconsin Taps, $9 $5 or more Pitchers Half-off domestic $5 Pitchers of beers and rail drinks, Miller High Life or happy hour prices Berghoff for shots

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Wheel ’N Deal, F.A.C. $3.75 jumbo specials 3-9 p.m., margaritas, 3 rails $5 jumbo U-Call-its $5 pitchers of Bud for $5 Light, $2 taps $2 Wild Wild Wednesday $2 Bud Light pitcher $2.50 house shot Shot, $3 all taps, $3.50 7-midnight: $3 bartender $2.50 Pabst Pints 3-olive mixers, $3.50 shot, $3 Svedka mixer, $3 Long Islands Seagrams 7, $5 domestic $3.50 all taps, $4 Jameson $4 Jim Beam Mixer pitcher mixer $4 3-olive mixers

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$2 tallboys of Labatt, Labatt Light, $3 pint of domestic Pabst, Sconnie, microbrews bartender’s choice

none $3 Long Islands, $3.50 Skyy Mixer, $3.50 Bacardi Mixer, $3.50 Bud Light pint and house shot, $3.50 Maestro Dobel tequila shot

All pitchers halfprice, All pints $3, $4 mixers/shots of City Infused vodkas

$3 16oz Pabst cans and $4 Stoli vodka mixers 9-close: “The Wheel” changes an additional special every hour

$3 16oz PBR cans and $4 Stoli vodka mixers 9-close: “The Wheel” changes an additional special every hour

$4 double rail mixers

$3 pints of Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss

$4 double rail mixers

$3.50 pints, rails & $7.50 ($5 refills) beer $7.50 ($5 refills) beer glasses of wine, $4.50 bongs, $8.50 ($7.50 bongs, $8.50 ($7.50 half liters, refills) mixer bongs, refills) mixer bongs, 10 p.m. to close: $17 $16 ($15 refills) $16 ($15 refills) 2-liter Boots fishbowls fishbowls

Essen Haus

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Hawk’s

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$7 pitchers on tap, $2 shots Jameson and Tullamore Dew

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$1 off all taps, wine $3 Long Island Iced and rail mixers Teas.

$3 rail vodka mixers, $3.50 off all Half-price domestic pitchers, $2.50 kamikaze $3 rail pitchers, JOs mug vodka mixers, $2.50 shots, $7 pitchers of special Leinenkugel’s Coors Light silos

$3 Pinnacle-flavored vodka mixers; $3 rail vodka mixers; $7 pitchers of Leinenkugel’s

$3 Miller Lite bottles, $2 Budweiser Bud any beer comes with a Light and Platinum, shot, $4 double Long $4 double vodka Red Islands, $5 High Life Bulls, $5 Bud Light Lite pitchers pitchers

$4 Double Long Islands, $4 Stoli mixes, $4 jack mixes, $4 bombs

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Johnny O’s

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Kollege Klub

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The Library

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$3 Double Rail Mixers

Happy Hour Pints all Night

$3 Mount Gay Mixers, $3.50 Double Captain Mixers

Logan’s

$4 vodka Red Bulls, $3 pinnacle mixers

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$3 microbrews

$2 Long Island Iced Teas

$4 liters of Pabst Blue Ribbon and Rolling Rock, $3 bomb shots

Madhatter’s

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The Nitty Gritty The Plaza Red Shed Sotto State Street Brats The Vintage

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$4 Double Long Islands, $4 Stoli mixes, $4 jack mixes, $4 bombs

Jack Daniels 4-Close: $3.25 Long $3.50mixers, Island Ice Teas $2.50 tallboys $2 select shots

$3 Tullamore Dew shots during Badger games

Student Long Islands, $5 $6 double Pinnacle $6 double Pinnacle Appreciation: 1/2 $2 pitchers mixers, $5 domestic mixers, $5 domestic off taps, bottles domestic from 9-12 pitchers from 9-12 pitchers from 9-12 and rails

6 Miller Lite shortie $1.75 Schlitz, Pabst $1.75 18 oz. Miller/ $4 Long Islands and $10 premium $2.50 3-olives $3 1800 margaritas buckets for $6, Long Beach Teas, mixers, pitchers, $6 $2.50 Captain Morgan Blue Ribbon, Labatt Coors bottles, $3 $3 Capital and 1800 shots, $2 Blue tallboys; $2.50 Jameson shots, 2-for-1 Bud and Bud domestic pitchers, mixers or Rumple Brewery pints Tecate cans Dr. Shots $2.50 3-olive mixers Light bottles $3 Bloody Mary’s Minze shots

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$3 Jack Daniels or Stoli drinks; $2 Micro $1 off half-pitchers bottles of Capital Beers, Blue Moon, Rolling Rock

$2 Long Islands, $2.50 Spaten and Red Hook pints Half-price taps, $2.50 Bacardi mixers

$2.50 domestic bottles of Bud, $2.50 Rail Mixers Leinenkugel’s, Miller and Rolling Rock

Half-price taps, $4 bomb shots

$1.25 rail mixers, $2 tallboy Pabst Blue Ribbons

$1 domestic taps

$2 long islands/ $5 domestic margaritas/Bud Free shot with any $3 bombs and rail pitchers, $7 micro Light limes, $2 rail drink purchase mixers pitchers mixers

9 p.m. 5 rails for $5 $5 Absolut bloody $2 pints, $6 pitchers, 9 p.m. to close: $7 boots of Sconnie, 75 percent off any $2.50 pints, $7.50 10 p.m. 4 rails for $5 mary’s, $5 big pitchers, or $9.50 Pabst Blue Ribbon, drink if you win a boots of New Glarus 11 p.m. 3 rails for $5 Leinenkugel or Miller High Life etc. coin flip domestic beers

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4-9 p.m.: $2.50 pints, $7.50 pitchers, $9.50 boots of Leinenkugel; 9-close: $5 doubles of Jameson or mixers

9 p.m. to close: $5 Skyy doubles, $5 rose bowls and Long Islands

8 p.m. to close: $1 pints of Pabst 8 p.m. to close: $1 8 p.m. to close: $1 7 p.m. to close: $1 9 p.m. to close: $1 8 p.m. to close: $2 2-for-1 Pabst Blue Blue Ribbon and $2 off Pabst Blue Ribbon Wis. Taps, $2.50 Smirnoff mixers, $2 Ribbon Vintage Brewing off Vintage Brewing cans, $2.50 Russian standard pints, $2 Rail Mixers Vintage brews shorty and a shot Co. beers Co. beer Pinnacle mixers vodka mixers

Wando’s

$2.50 domestic taps, $4 jumbo UV mixers

Whiskey Jack’s

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In a city known for peace signs and tree hugging, sometimes just what you need is a Brandy Old-Fashioned and a refreshing plate of free-market capitalism on the side. And that’s just what you’ll find at the Kollege Klub. A favorite of the UW-Madison College Republicans, business majors and wannabe business majors, this bar offers everything you could ever want… if all you ever want is less taxes and more abstinence-only sex education in high schools. So remember, if you ever find yourself walking down State Street toward the UW-Madison campus, take a hard RIGHT on Lake Street and right before you hit Langdon, look right and behold your business-casualadorned go-getters.

The closer you get to the Capitol on State Street, the less collegiate the strip and its establishments feel. This Natural Law of State Street is apparently the only one held sacred by Paul’s Club, as it thumbs its nose at the traditional conventions of both gardening and interior design with its indoor tree. The tree’s dubious authenticity takes a backseat to its awesomeness. Entering Paul’s Club on a January night to be greeted by a trunk and light-strewn branches untouched by the winter cold is a unique and unrivaled moment of Madison nightlife. If the largely postgraduate crowd doesn’t take you out of undergraduate life, the lounge’s most famous (and leafiest) patron most certainly will.

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We all know that feeling— you’ve been cooped up in a library all week and all you need is a chance to get a couple drinks in you, dance until you’re dripping with sweat and forget that organic chemistry exam on Monday. A LGBTQ establishment, Sotto is a relatively new dance club off of State Street on North Henry that will meet those needs and exceed them, and on a budget to boot. With specials every night of the week, a house DJ and several visiting DJs per month, Sotto is a choice location for your next need-to-dance kind of night.

There is nothing better than meeting up with a group of friends, grabbing a few drinks and watching strangers as you sit around a table outside. Okay, maybe if those strangers happened to be drunk, it would be better. If that sounds like your cup of tea, then State Street Brats is your bar. Brats offers a unique bar experience with one of the best outdoor seating areas in Madison. Located right on State Street, there will never be a shortage of drunk, tipsy and sober people walking by for you and your friends to judge.

Finally, a place you can drink during the day and not have to lie to your parents about where you actually are. With a wide variety of beers on tap and a colorful selection of microbrews, The Library can take the edge off studying. Conveniently located at 320 N. Randall Ave., next to the Discovery Institute and across from Union South, go to The Library to drown your schoolrelated sorrows in Spotted Cow and nachos. A favorite of graduate students and labs, you’ll probably find someone intelligent to hit on, too.

Fittingly, Madison’s hidden gem doesn’t even have a sign out front to identify itself, but this subtlety is just one of many facets that lends allure to Natt Spil. This bar, located on King Street on the east side of the Capitol, radiates adjectives most of us only hope to have associated with our names: hip, worldly, elegant. From the candle-lit booths to a room only accessible through an opening shaped like a giant keyhole, Natt Spil lends itself to an intimate experience replete with Death’s Door cocktails, microbrews, wood-fired oven pizzas and live DJs spinning vinyl almost every night of the week. Leave your cards at home though—Natt Spil is cash only.

The Plaza on North Henry Street may be the winner of Thirsty Thursday thanks to its $2 Long Islands, and rightly so, but in general The Plaza is the perfect “bar.” Sure, there may be better places for dancing, live music, fancy cocktails or romantic settings, but nowhere else in Madison provides that special atmosphere of a dirty 1960s bar. If you visit The Plaza with an alumni from the last fifty years, you’re guaranteed to hear them make some remark about how little it’s changed. This is a good thing. On any day you can enjoy pitchers with friends here, but if you plan on going Thursday, make sure to show up before 9 p.m., or you’ll likely have to wait to enter this fantastic locale.

If your response to the age old question “if you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?” is Audrey Hepburn or Paul Newman, The Icon is the place for you. Tucked into the 200 block of State Street right across from the popular Overture Center, this bar is a true class act with a vibe straight from the 1950s. The bar is known for its unique tapasstyle dining and has plenty of top-notch drinks to go around, including a selection of over one hundred wines. So don your best dress or tux and slip into a different era at The Icon!

Looking for some top-notch grub for a night out on the town? Look no further than the Old Fashioned on Capital Square. This restaurant earns the title of best bar food because of its stellar cheese curds, matchstick French fries and heavenly onion strings to keep you more than satisfied any night of the week. The restaurant also serves over 150 Wisconsin beers, so if you have any state pride at all, this is the place for you. So the next time you can’t decide where to go for dinner, make it easy on yourself and hit up the Old Fashioned.


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Story by Ben Siegel

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ourteen years ago, Madison Police Department Sgt. Tony Fiore began his law enforcement career patrolling downtown Madison at nights, work he now supervises for the Central District Community Policing Team: tavern safety inspections, or “bar checks.” To non-law enforcement, they are known as bar raids. To underage patrons, the uniformed police officers are bogeymen, the sight of them entering the bar sometimes the first in a series of unfortunate events. University of WisconsinMadison junior Liz, who declined to give her full name because she is under the legal drinking age, was at Hawk’s Bar & Grill on Thursday, Sept. 20. When officers entered for an inspection, she and several friends hunkered down in their seats to avoid underage citations.

ior [when officers enter a bar],” Fiore said. “Some will play it cool and conspicuously ignore you. Some people come up to you and play it super-cool.” Two of Liz’s friends tried to leave, likely part of a rush of underage drinkers to the exits—a phenomenon Fiore also identified—and were picked out by officers and issued citations. “If a ton of people start leaving, setting down full drinks, it kind of gives us some feedback,” he said. Many students surveyed by The Daily Cardinal, including one

You see a spectrum of behavior [when officers enter a bar]. Some will play it cool and conspicuously ignore you. Some will come up to you and play it super-cool.

Tony Fiore, sergeant, Madison Police Department

It is the “officer’s impression,” according to Sgt. Fiore, that determines who will be asked to show identification. “You see a spectrum of behav-

What police look for: • Overcrowding • Blocked or improper fire exits • Capacity and license conspicuously posted • Serving intoxicated person • Underage person on premise • Underage person with alcohol • Underage person with fake/altered/not their own ID

underage junior issued a $300 fine (and also declined to allow use of her name), said they see bar raids as a “quick and easy way” for the to city make money off citations fees, though MPD does not maintain underage citation quotas for bar checks, according to Officer Chad Crose of Central District Community Policing Team. Underage drinking is only one of many Alcohol License Review Committee regulations bars must comply with to keep their liquor licenses. Other guidelines deal with patron management, crowd capacity, noise levels, and other safety concerns. However, Liz said she doesn’t remember the officers doing anything but issuing citations that Thursday at Hawk’s. “I understand how people see [bar checks], because the most visible thing is certainly the ticket writing,” Fiore said. “It’s certainly part of that inspection, but it’s just a part.” Of the roughly 170 downtown establishments permitted by Madison’s Alcohol License Review Committee to serve alcohol downtown, the Community Policing Team routinely inspects 74, checking two to four bars each night. According to Fiore, an average bar check results in one to three citations for underage drinking and around 10 “on the high side.”

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Since Sept. 13, Madison’s Central District Community Policing Team has operated a Twitter account, sharing updates about community safety and bar raids with roughly 1,000 followers. But the number of citations issued sometimes has little to do with the success of a check, he added. “If we come to a bar and there are greater concerns, they take precedent and priority,” Fiore said. “We wouldn’t bypass a safety issue to deal with underage patrons.” On Sept. 13, the Central District launched a Twitter account (@MPDCentralCPT) to help publicize the sites of potential house party raids and bar checks as a way to help students

avoid drinking tickets. “If our only goal was to catch underage patrons at a bar, we’d certainly wouldn’t be putting it out on Twitter,” Fiore said. “I think people need to appreciate that… they have to make their own choices as far as if [going to bars underage] is still an activity they continue to do.” Underage drinkers have been going to bars in Madison since Sgt. Fiore began policing 14 years ago. Raids, or the fear of

them, have not stopped Liz, her friends and thousands of others who are underage from enjoying Madison’s bar scene. As long as students remain undeterred, it seems bar raids and the habitual fear of them will also persevere. “I go to the bars knowing that it could potentially get raided,” Liz said, adding that she plans to try the bars again this weekend. “If you get lucky you don’t get a ticket.”


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Essen Haus If you have never been down on East Wilson street to vist the Essen Haus, you are missing out. Not only does this place serve up some delicious, authentic German food, it offers the best Thursday night atmosphere in all of Madison. Half-priced boots, $3 burger and fries and a live band bring the place alive. And if you are expecting some cheap, urine-water beer, think again. Get ready to guzzle down some Spaten, Paulaner and Hacker Pschorr imported directly from the fatherland. So go get some lederhosen on, trek down to the Essen Haus and get ready to play the boot game and dance to some polka.

The Crystal Corner Bar A short jaunt down Williamson Street away, the Crystal Corner offers a casual dive into a distinctly older-than-collegiate atmosphere with plentiful rock and blues music and quirky specials. This casual bar manages to capture the feeling of the first time you got drunk with your parents and discovered they were actually pretty, well, cool. It simply feels like the right place to dust off your vintage leather jacket or denim vest, plunk a few quarters in the jukebox (or put your feet up and enjoy their lineup of live bands), and enjoy a few brews.

Brocach Irish Pub & Restaurant If you are out near Capitol Square, be sure to stop by Brocach Irish Pub on West Main Street. Guests will find a huge selection of drinks to enjoy, including several dozen varieties of domestic and imported microbrews, fine wines and hard liquors. Unlike other bars, though, Brocach also offers a wide range of mouthwatering Irish appetizers, dishes and desserts throughout the day and late at night, as well as live music, pub quiz and open mic nights. For a great, simple night out, nothing beats having a few Irish draft beers and Brocach’s signature Beer Cheese Dip with some friends!

Mickey’s Tavern This eclectic venue on the far reaches of Willy St. offers scrumptious cocktails and quirky character to boot. Squeeze into salon-style rooms equipped with couches and thrifty lamps for a cozy chat with friends, snag a spot on the patio on a breezy evening or find a place to sip your drink in the front room to get up close and personal during a live band performance. Whatever night you’re hoping to have, Mickey’s Tavern is happy to oblige.

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Blue Moon Bar and Grill Located on University Avenue just before Campus Drive, the Blue Moon Bar and Grill has a drinks menu and an atmosphere worth venturing to. Offering 10 beers on tap and a wide variety of bottles, Blue Moon has the right brew for you. Blue Moon’s moderately priced sandwich menu is home to the Blue Moon Burger, a slab of juicy ground beef topped with bleu cheese, garlic and raw onions, a burger tasty enough to satisfy any craving. At this joint, good times happen more than once in a Blue Moon.


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Ordinances invoke opposite reactions

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n recent weeks, the city passed two ordinances aiming to improve Madison’s safety and comfort. One, supported by Mayor Paul Soglin, tries to make State Street a more comfortable area by outlawing panhandling, or begging, on its grounds. The other, which lacks the mayor’s support, allows cabs to pick up flagging patrons on the 500 block of State Street between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. The city feels begging is an issue that threatens State Street patrons’ comfort, which could decrease business for Madison’s commercial-heavy street. This editorial board is not convinced. In broad daylight during the week, a dense crowd of hundreds of people packs the street. It is hard for us to believe that anyone could, or should, feel more than a slight discomfort around beggars, being that at least five people are generally within touching distance during the day. As it stands, the ordinance serves one population: people who lack exposure to homeless-

ness and therefore fear that which they do not understand. But for better or worse, panhandling is a part of Madison and State Street culture. Sure, State Street’s homeless may be a more interactive and colorful group than, say, Chicago’s, but since when does colorful equal malicious?

Homelessness is a pervasive problem in Madison.

Despite large crowds during the day, we realize crowds thin during weeknights. While we do not feel Madison’s homeless are necessarily violent, we understand people might be nervous walking alone at night given the recent spike in crime. Therefore, we believe the law should be amended to only prohibit panhandling after dark. This would improve the law by making people feel safer at night, when they

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If Mayor Paul Soglin doesn’t veto the new ordinance, cabs will be able to pick people up on the 500 block of State Street between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. feel most vulnerable, without unnecessarily punishing panhandler’s for the sake of a few who find them threatening even during the day. Combined with the continued enforcement of laws that prohibit panhandling within 25 feet of ATM machines as well as increased police presence, State Street will feel adequately comfortable. Furthermore, restricting beggars from State Street forces them to less populated city areas. In such areas, people are less likely to be surrounded by others and would be more likely to feel uneasy around panhandlers. Perhaps most importantly, the ordinance ignores the primary problem at hand: homelessness is a pervasive problem in Madison. Rather than focusing time, energy and money on preventing discomfort, the city should focus on decreasing homelessness by increasing mental health programs and other initiatives. Last week, the city announced plans to build

a new daytime homeless facility, which is a step in the right direction, but more can be done. Contrary to our disapproval of the panhandling ordinance, we were pleased to learn the city passed a separate ordinance that allows cabs to pick up flagging patrons on State Street’s 500 block between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. As previously mentioned, Madison has experienced a recent spike in crime. Although taxis are not going to solve the problem, they certainly might help. While cabs were previously permitted to pick up patrons who called for their services, it could take 15 to 20 minutes for the cab to arrive. This made toughing it out and walking home late at night, even when alone and/or intoxicated, look like an attractive alternative. Having the ability to hail cabs on State Street puts the emphasis back on convenience, which increases safety. Yet, there are those who disagree. Mayor Paul Soglin

believes taxi traffic on the busy street will pose safety risks. According to Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, Soglin plans to veto the ordinance and will request the service begins later than 10 p.m. This board believes 10 p.m. is an appropriate time for cabs to begin their State Street service. This is the time that older patrons are finishing dinner and may desire a taxi. Furthermore, we reject the argument that taxis will pose a significant safety threat. Students will quickly adapt to State Street’s newfound traffic and will benefit from the ordinance. Overall, given recent violence, we believe students face more danger by walking home late at night than from oncoming taxis that aim to serve them. What do you think about the new ordinances proposed by city officials? Let us know what you think by sending in a letter to the editor to opinion@dailycardinal.com.

Politicians need to be honest to spark genuine debate Jonny Shapiro Daily Cardinal Opinion Columnist

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he first lesson you learned about honesty probably involved telling your kindergarten classmate that it was you who ate his pudding. What you won’t learn in kindergarten is the slightly more serious and considerably more cynical idea that honesty is not always the best policy. Mitt Romney and his nowinfamous 47 percent speech exemplify this in the field of today’s competitive politics. Not to say that his statements were correct in any way, and not to say that they didn’t mark his entire political party with a label of disdainful arrogance, but it does say something about whether or not candidates should really be honest with the public. Is it in a candidate’s self-interest to divulge their real opinions? Politicians will say that an election is essentially an opportunity to sell themselves, to appeal to as many different people as possible. Or maybe they won’t tell you that. Maybe they would say something more along the lines of it being an opportunity to try and serve their country and make the land a better place. That sounds more virtuous and is more likely to get them into office. Or maybe they are telling the truth. The great paradox in politics right now is

that voters must vote for the candidate who they think has the same views as they do. However, there is really no way to tell what is really going on in the minds of the candidates because there is no place for honest discussion in politics.

It’s a politician’s job to appeal to everyone, but they should be able to do so while still being genuine.

To the farmer in rural Iowa, any given candidate is a middle-class, working man. But the second he steps off of his private jet in New York, he is a supporter of the big businessman. The modern candidate is an amoeba that no voter can really get a handle on, and therefore, every election is truly a gamble. A wellinformed gamble, no doubt, but a gamble nonetheless. During the primaries, the public even expects some hopefuls to drop out because of scandal. We outright expect our educated elite to be involved in delinquent behavior because, after more than 200 years, we’ve become familiar with the flawed human tendencies of those in power. The fragility of political campaigns has caused lying

and sterilization to become a norm in politics. If a candidate upsets one individual, that hurt gets magnified and the candidate finds that overnight he or she has offended an entire demographic. On top of this, a presidential campaign is on such a large stage that making one remark can land you in the doghouse with 47 percent of the nation. This has led to an unnatural purification of speech, which in turn leads to too many policies implemented solely because of political reasons. Too many marriages are not allowed to take place, too many substances are banned, and too many wars take place, all products of politics as opposed to beliefs. Right now, about 75 percent of the UW-Madison campus, including myself, will vote in November for the first time (hopefully the turnout is that good). We now enter the world of nonsense and deceit, with no choice but to fall in line with everyone else who can’t sift through the noise. Our only option is to recognize the fact that American politics is filled with contradictions, and then make an educated decision based on what we perceive to be honest about the candidates, whether or not those honesties are politically correct. In an election, everyone looks for the most relatable candidate, the man or woman with

whom you can connect with, who can sit down at your dinner table with you and be a part of the conversation. And I am fully aware it’s a politician’s job to appeal to everyone, but they should be able to do so while still being genuine. Maybe it’s a naïve way of looking at the world, but the only way the

United States will ever have a government capable of effectively dealing with pressing issues is if politicians engage in honest debate that people can trust. This is Jonny’s first article for The Daily Cardinal. Let him know what you think by sending all letters and feedback to opinion@ dailycardinal.com.


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Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9.

Today’s Crossword Puzzle

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BOWL ME OVER ACROSS 1 Bit of a tiff 5 Disgusted chorus 9 Like a lit lantern 14 Code word for “A” 15 December air 16 “Ghostbusters” gunk 17 Persuade gently 18 Gaucho’s weapon 19 French philosopher Georges 20 “Hit it!” 23 Picnic pest 24 Letter from Greece? 25 Name of many English kings 29 Actor Kilmer 31 It may get plastered 35 Jeweled crown 36 Extremely smart people 38 Spring month 39 Are ahead of schedule 42 Before, to a bard 43 Nab with a noose 44 Insurance ploy 45 Classical instrument 47 Vague amount 48 Event with a pinata 49 Brooks behind “Blazing Saddles” 51 Constrictor, e.g. 52 Home with floors separated by half a story

1 Doctor’s request 6 62 Like some salsa 63 Had memorized 64 Conservative start? 65 ___ Royale (Lake Superior park) 66 Frost 67 Pair of sixes 68 Sly look 69 Baseline on a graph DOWN 1 Black Hawk’s group 2 Novel creation? 3 Not proximately 4 Picker-upper, of a sort 5 Straighten, in a way 6 Socialize 7 Beatles album 8 Jalousie unit 9 Money in the bank, say 10 All over the world 11 Bit of old Italian bread? 12 Storm clouds, to some 13 Unite with heat 21 Ingot units 22 Prefix meaning “sun” 25 Lucy’s pal on TV 26 Book with a lock and key 27 Not stick to one’s guns 28 “Where the Wild

Things ___” 29 Small American thrush 30 Poker buy-in 32 Stockpile 33 Predictive deck 34 Carnivorous cackler 36 Dillinger chaser 37 Hebrew prophet 40 Excluding nothing 41 Cautionary beginning? 46 Displaced person, often 48 Computer desktop icon 50 Hawke of “Snow Falling on Cedars” 51 Ball girl 52 Mideast missile 53 Marco ___ 54 Leap with one full rotation 55 Disney’s “ ___ and the Detectives” 56 Shop tool 57 Pod vegetable 58 Alternative to DOS or Windows 59 Turnpike rumbler 60 Merino mamas

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Redshirt junior safety Dezmen Southward and the rest of the Badgers’ defense will be facing their biggest test of the year thus far in quarterback Taylor Martinez and Nebraska’s high-powered offense.

UW prepares for Martinez By Ryan Hill The Daily Cardinal

The amount of criticism senior Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez received last year was arguably at its peak after their 48-17 defeat in Camp Randall Stadium on Oct. 1st, 2011. His one-anda-half quarters of solid play was short-lived to say the least. The Cornhuskers jumped out to a 14-7 lead just five seconds into the second quarter, but by the time “Jump Around” came on, the game was already decided. Martinez ended up throwing three picks in that game, and criticism ranged from his throwing motion to simply not making good enough reads in the pocket. Obviously, a lot has changed since then, and Wisconsin senior linebacker Mike Taylor is definitely aware of the difference just one year can make.

“We’ve played in big time environments before. It’s going to be really fun.” Dezmen Southward redshirt junior safety Wisconsin football

“Everybody gets a little more comfortable each year,” he said. “[Martinez] has had a year in their system and they got a good group of guys surrounding him.” “For Nebraska, it’s all coming together and we have to do a good

job of defending them.” early on will be paramount. Many considered Martinez’s “That’s something we have junior campaign mediocre at best. to take into this game,” redshirt This year however, he looks any- junior Dezmen Southward said. thing but. After completing just “[We have to] just start real fast over 56 percent of his passes last and match their intensity the season, he has completed whole game, because 70.7 percent this year and it’s going to be a fourneeds only four more quarter game.” touchdown passes to match While Martinez last year’s total of 13. dominated talk in Completion But don’t think that practice this week, percent of those numbers are hefty the Badger defense Nebraska QB enough to shake the sudclearly has more to Taylor denly-confident Badger be concerned about. Martinez defense, which has looked Senior running improved in multiple facets back Rex Burkhead compared to last year’s unit. showed last weekend Points per game allowed “We’ve seen a quarterthat he is more than by Badger back that has been throwing ready for Big Ten defense this the ball a little bit better, so play, rushing for 119 season we’re keeping that in mind,” yards and two scored redshirt junior defensive on only eight carries. lineman Ethan Hemer said. Southward is blocking out the “But at the same time, we’ve gotta hype that both players carry and realized that we’re a defense that said that communication defencan make plays, too. So Martinez, sively will be key, even though it while he’s a good payer, he’s not has taken huge strides this year. something we’re intimidated by.” “We’re not taking it any difThe first few defensive posses- ferent, as far as how much more sions will be vital for the Badgers’ [Martinez] is going to throw or considering how baffled the offense how much more they will run looked when they were forced to it,” he said. “We’re just going play catch-up against Oregon State into it just like any other game.” in week two. He is also treating the Luckily, the Badgers offense was Memorial Stadium atmosphere not phased by the Huskers’ strong in much the same way. start last year. But considering that “It’s not like we’re going to the offense has a completely dif- Mars or anything,” he said, ferent identity this year and that laughing. “We’ve played in big Nebraska put up 73 points on Idaho time environments before. It’s State, keeping the Huskers close going to be really fun.”

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The Daily Cardinal’s Sports Tweets of the Week: 9/20-9/26 We spend an inordinate amount of time on Twitter, so we’ve decided to justify that wasted time by compiling the top three tweets from each week. They might be funny, they might be motivational and they might be none of the above, but as long as the tweets come from a past or current Badger player or coach, they pass the only prerequisite to make our list.

Chris Borland: Redshirt junior linebacker #44

@chrsbrlnd: Somewhere in rural Russia Ed Hochuli is growing a beard, running up mountains, and lifting wagons of stones...plotting his revenge (11:02 PM- 24 Sep 12)

Vonte Jackson: Freshman running back #23

@Vonte_Jackson: Today might be the only time rooting against the packers is acceptable in Madison @DangeRussWilson #BeatThePack (12:20 PM- 24 Sep 12)

Lauren Unser: Women’s hockey senior forward #21

@LAUnser21: Remember when you would just tie your sweatshirt around your waist? #hot (9:43 AM- 26 Sep 12) What do you think of this week’s top tweets? Is there another 140-character dispatch of goodness that should replace one of the tweets on this list? Tweet at us @Cardinal_Sports with your favorite tweets!

y sports fanhood has changed quite a bit over the last four-plus years. Most of that has to do with working for this newspaper and covering various Wisconsin sports. I grew up less than an hour from Madison with parents who—even if they couldn’t keep up with 8-year-old Parker the sports nerd—graduated from UW-Madison and had plenty of cardinal and white around. I either remember the Badgers winning the 1994 Rose Bowl or watched the VHS enough times that it seems like I do. I woke up everyone in my house when Matt Schabert, Jim Sorgi’s backup, threw an 79-yard touchdown to Lee Evans against Ohio State in 2003. There was no learning how to be a Badger fan when I got to campus, but there’s been plenty of un-learning. Not that pride in the university goes away or anything like that, but covering any team for long enough will knock the patronizing back a bit. I’ve always watched sports— football in particular—in an analytical way, but analysis and objectivism aren’t the same thing. The closer you get to a combination of the two, the better your copy tends to be.

Bargaining positions are more important than defensive formations. Profits are more important than points.

Being a Wisconsin boy, the Packers have become my outlet. I’ve always considered the corner of Oneida St. and Lombardi Ave. the center of the universe, but since I’ve been in college Packers games have been my chance to stop taking notes and tracking drives in the press box and just yell at the television, “JERMICHAEL, FOR ONCE JUST CATCH THE...” well, you get the idea. It’s really a refreshing thing that a Packers loss still makes doing Sunday night homework unpleasant, just like it did in grade school. I didn’t have to take a nap before the 2010 Super Bowl like I did in 1996 so I could stay up late and watch the whole game, but I promise you I was just as nervous the second time around. But Monday night, when the dust settled and the pile dispersed and, eventually, a Seahawks’ extra point officially ended a 14-12 Packers loss in Seattle, it was totally different. I saw the stats about the percentages of teams that start 1-2 and make the playoffs (doesn’t happen that often) and, like everyone, thought the Packers got robbed of a win that could definitely mean something down the road. And, yeah, I was mad about it for a few minutes.

Far more quickly than I would have liked, though, it turned to ambivalence. I’ve never not cared about a Packers loss, but it happened this week. There have been thousands and thousands of words dedicated to this conversation about replacement referees the last few days— at least a good proportion of them of the four-letter variety—so I’ll try not to rehash too much of it. It’s not like sports fans are oblivious to the money machines that professional (and now a lot of college) sports leagues have become in the last couple decades. Ticket prices and $100 million contracts are regular reminders. But it’s not often that fan bases get slapped in the face by that quite as squarely as National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell and his office has pulled off in the last three weeks. It’s one thing to lock out the players during the offseason and have people fret over whether or not a preseason game will get cancelled, like 2011. Everybody knew that would get solved because game revenues were at stake. This time, the labor issues with referees dragged into the regular season because, even if it’s been obvious we’re watching an inferior product, at least we’re watching. It’s not that hard to keep fans happy. We let the league charge exorbitant prices and we hardly raise an eyebrow when we see Drew Brees received a $40 million signing bonus on SportsCenter while we pay five times more for ESPN than we do for any other cable channel. We all know that at the end of the day, the NFL is a profitdriven business and a huge one at that. But we invest ourselves in it because throwing and catching a pigskin is one of the only things more American than the entrepreneurial might that made the league the powerhouse it is. Except it’s not Goodell’s job to see it that way. Bargaining positions are more important than defensive formations. Profits are more important than points. We all know it’s true and it’s just business. But seriously, you could do a little better job handling it. The U.S. Congress and super PACs on both sides of the isle give us plenty of reason for cynicism. We don’t need football to be hard to enjoy. By Thursday morning, a deal might be struck with the real referees. It won’t change how I think about this whole thing. You have to touch a hot stove once, so they say, but that doesn’t mean the third-degree burn won’t still be there under the oven mitt the next time you reach for the stove. If I get back from Lincoln, Neb. in time to watch the Packers on Sunday, I will. I’m not done with the NFL. I just wish the league wouldn’t remind me of its true intentions so often. Will you stop watching the NFL until the real refs are back? Do you now see the NFL in a differnt light? Let Parker know by emailing him @ pgabriel15@gmail.com

The Daily Cardinal - Thurday, September 27, 2012  

The Daily Cardinal - Thurday, September 27, 2012

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