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Tom Kertscher
Authored books on Al McGuire, Brett Favre. Sports freelancer/Associated Press. Grad/UW-Madison, Ohio State. Fan/Packers, UW, OSU, MU, Brewers, Cubs.
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Tom Kertscher Jun 17
"The quality of movement and attention to detail are huge. Whether you're working at a desk job or whatever, the best thing you can offer is being available and durable to do whatever you need to do." -- EXOS trainer Jonathan Barlow to me for future story, on working out
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Tom Kertscher Jun 7
"Love your athletes. What does this mean? Show them you care, every day. Take an interest in them outside of their athletics, spend equal time with all of them, not just the ones who are easy to coach." -- Exos coach Jon Barlow to me for future story on training athletes
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Tom Kertscher Jun 6
My story for , with an assist from , on the 5-1 over the , avenging two humbling Miami wins.
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Tom Kertscher Jun 6
Brewers starter Freddy Peralta is perfect through 3 innings against the Marlins, not having allowed a ball outside of the infield and striking out batters 5 through 9 consecutively.
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Tom Kertscher Jun 5
NPR says Beck, with Pharrell on this one, is “at his most yeehaw, with plenty of slide guitar and harmonica spiked with a little N.E.R.D. rap-rock.”
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Tom Kertscher Jun 5
. associate athletic director David Bokhart to me for future story on sports superstitions--one of his as a soccer player was wearing a certain pair of socks: “It probably just started out of necessity with shoes that were too big and needing to fill the shoes.”
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Tom Kertscher May 28
. of to me for future story on coaching athletes: "Love your athletes. What does this mean? Show them you care, every day. Take an interest in them outside of their athletics, spend equal time with all of them, not just the ones who are easy to coach."
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Tom Kertscher May 25
: Friday night was: SistaStrings, Lady Cannon and Ruth B8r Ginsburg (pictured), all of Milwaukee, at a Sofar show in Milwaukee.
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Tom Kertscher May 22
I covered a wild Reds-Brewers game today. This Associated Press work is getting fun.
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Tom Kertscher May 22
Tuesday was my second time writing a baseball game story for Associated Press, Reds vs Brewers. I'm enjoying getting the hang of this.
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Tom Kertscher May 19
Phrases I wish news organizations would stop using in headlines: “X (insert number) things" and "you need to know."
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Tom Kertscher May 17
“It seemed like I had superpowers from that point on, after that first game.” — Indiana Basketball Hall of Famer to me, about a medallion he wore after his mother’s death, for future story on sports rituals and superstitions
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Tom Kertscher May 16
Does it hurt, using a freshly burned cork to make eyeblack? "No, it's just warm. You light it on fire, blow it off, let it cool off for a sec' and then you're good to go."-- player to me for future story on sports rituals
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Tom Kertscher May 11
"Failure was not an option. I was gambling on myself. I put in the work. When you put in the work, you start to believe in yourself even more.”--NFL star JJ Watt, the University of Wisconsin commencement speaker, to me on being a walk-on football player
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Tom Kertscher May 11
NFL star , the commencement speaker, to me about being a walk-on football player: "Failure was not an option. I was gambling on myself. I put in the work. When you put in the work, you start to believe in yourself even more.”
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Tom Kertscher May 11
Gearing up for David Crosby tonight. : 5. David Crosby 4. Bob Seger 3. Black Violin 2. Pink Neighbor, Grinnell, Iowa; Liv Lombardi, Chicago; Wire and Nail, Milwaukee 1. Will Rose of Milwaukee with Hembra, duo from Argentina, and Sara and Kenney, duo from Berlin
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Tom Kertscher May 8
After 10 years of sports freelancing for Associated Press, I finally took a turn as a writer, at today’s Nationals-Brewers game:
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Tom Kertscher May 7
“It seemed like I had superpowers from that point on, after that first game.” — Indiana Basketball Hall of Famer Walter Jordan to me, about a medallion he wore after his mother’s death, for future story on sports rituals and superstitions
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Tom Kertscher May 7
“It seemed like I had superpowers from that point on, after that first game.” — Indiana Basketball Hall of Famer to me, about a medallion he wore after his mother’s death, for future story on sports rituals and superstitions
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Tom Kertscher Apr 30
Giannis didn't make his first field goal until 8:57 of the second quarter, on a driving left-hand dunk. Kyrie didn't score his first field goal until hitting a fadeaway jumper with 6:22 left in the second quarter.
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