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Tom Oates

Sports columnist for the Wisconsin State Journal and https://t.co/xkgjFc1Ove. Joined the WSJ team in 1980.

Madison, Wisconsin

Joined on 15 December, 2010

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Quoted @ByAndrewWagner

Hank Aaron often told the story about how he ended up in Milwaukee: while playing for the Indianapolis Clowns, the Braves (then in Boston) and NY Giants sent him contracts via telegram. The Braves’ offer was for $50 more and that sealed the deal.

Some good historical stuff here on Hank Aaron’s early career with the Milwaukee Braves.

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Replying to @BillHuberSI: Keke must have had a setback because he's out.
Kevin King is questionable.
that's it for the Packers.
Bucs S Antoine Winfi…

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Keke must have had a setback because he's out.
Kevin King is questionable.
that's it for the Packers.
Bucs S Antoine Winfield must have been hurt late in Thursday's practice. He's questionable.

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Quoted @Baseballography

Rare footage of Hank Aaron launching a home run off of Don Larsen during the 1957 World Series!

Replying to @BAndersonPxP: Never left the box. Btw, called by the great Mel Allen.

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Replying to @NFLSTROUD: #GoBucs will activate DT Vita Vea for Sunday's NFC Championship game.

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Replying to @gregauman: Bruce Arians says Antonio Brown is out and will not play vs. Packers on Sunday.

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Never left the box. Btw, called by the great Mel Allen.

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#GoBucs will activate DT Vita Vea for Sunday's NFC Championship game.

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Bruce Arians says Antonio Brown is out and will not play vs. Packers on Sunday.

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Replying to @davidmaraniss: Another great one gone. Henry Aaron was a wonderful human being & the greatest power hitter of all time, & somehow the m…

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Quoted @timelesssports_

715.

RIP Hank Aaron. 🙏

I had two sports heroes in Wisconsin growing up — Bart Starr and Hank Aaron. Both were great players ... and even better human beings. Now they’re both gone. RIP to Hammerin’ Hank, the best there ever was.

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Another great one gone. Henry Aaron was a wonderful human being & the greatest power hitter of all time, & somehow the most undervalued. He & Clemente my idols. Loved him since I was a boy of 8 in Madison in 1957 when he led the Braves to the championship against the Yanks.

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Quoted @Gil_Brandt

Here's my column on the story behind the story of Aaron Rodgers' green room experience at the 2005 draft. It was a train wreck that could have been avoided (I tried).



(The column also includes a personal update on my health)

Great behind the scenes look at Aaron Rodgers’ draft-night slide to the #Packers from the incomparable @Gil_Brandt. Hope the rehab is going good well, Gil.

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Quoted @WiStateJournal

‘I hugged him, and I told him I loved him:’ How Aaron Rodgers said goodbye to Ted Thompson last year

#Packers say final good-byes to former GM Ted Thompson. Story from @jasonjwilde.

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Quoted @WiStateJournal

Tom Oates:Ted Thompson didn't speak often, but his accomplishments speak volumes

Column: Not everyone agreed with his approach, but former #Packers GM Ted Thompson, who passed away Wednesday at 68, left behind a legacy of winning.

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Replying to @PeteThamel: Can confirm USA Today report that UCF's Danny White will be the next AD at Tennessee. They made him an offer he couldn't re…

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Can confirm USA Today report that UCF's Danny White will be the next AD at Tennessee. They made him an offer he couldn't refuse. He's expected to start searching for a coach immediately. His hires of Scott Frost, Josh Heupel, Lance Leipold, Nate Oats and Bobby Hurley stood out.

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Coach Matt LaFleur said veteran CB Tramon Williams is in the building and likely will start his third stint with #Packers on practice squad (assuming he passes protocols). What a great late-season insurance policy to have a consummate pro like @HighRizer22 back in the fold.

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Replying to @jasonjwilde: I hope in death Ted Thompson will be appreciated more than he was all to often in life by some. This @WiStateJournal story…

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RIP, Ted Thompson. He wasn’t very forthcoming with information, but he was always a gentleman and a good guy to talk to away from microphones and cameras. He built one Super Bowl champion and had a big hand in building what might be another one in a few weeks. #Packers

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I hope in death Ted Thompson will be appreciated more than he was all to often in life by some. This @WiStateJournal story was one I have always cherished, because Ted did something for me he rarely did: He let me in a little bit. I am very sad today.

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Quoted @JJWatt

I’ll never forget lining up for a play and Phil pointing to one of our linebackers and telling him he was lined up wrong based off the blitz we were about to run and being 100% correct about it haha.

One of the smartest I’ve ever played against and a hell of a competitor.

Love this story.

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Quoted @Haudricourt

Received some very distressing news. Longtime Sentinel/Journal Sentinel sports writer/columnist Bud Lea passed away this morning. A legendary sports journalist in these parts and an absolute expert on the Packers. He remained a good friend to me. RIP, Bud. Will have story coming.

RIP, Bud Lea. Even though we worked for rival newspapers, he was always a friend and mentor to me. Our chats had become less frequent in recent years due to his health issues, but I thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. You’ll be missed, Bud.

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OK, #Packers fans, who do you want next week, Saints or Bucs? And why?

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Quoted @WiStateJournal

Fueled by homefield — and home-fan — advantage, Packers beat Rams to advance to NFC Championship game via @WiStateJournal

Home-field and home-fan advantage helps #Packers roll over Rams and promises more of the same next week. Game story from @jasonjwilde.

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Quoted @WiStateJournal

Tom Oates: Packers' drubbing of Rams proves offense capable of carrying Green Bay to Super Bowl glory

Column: If offense wins championships these days, #Packers are in great shape as they head to NFC Championship Game.

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