Howie Magner

Sports Contributor

Senior editor Howie Magner is Milwaukee Magazine's sports columnist and writers the Sports Nut blog at An occasional actor, poker player and train travel enthusiast, he spent 15 years slinging newspaper ink in Oklahoma, Ohio and Michigan before settling in Bay View with his Wisconsinite wife. The University of Tulsa grad has won numerous writing awards for features, commentary and news.

Twitter: @HowieMag

3:04 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Former Packer Lionel Aldridge's Story One of Triumph, Downfall and Redemption

A Lionel Aldridge trading card.

Lionel Aldridge played defensive end for some of the legendary Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s.

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11:29 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Yup... Packers' Loss Still Hurts

The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Packers in overtime last Sunday and will advance to the Superbowl to face the New England Patriots.
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For about 55 minutes of football on Sunday afternoon, it looked like the Green Bay Packers would be playing for a Super Bowl title in a couple of weeks. 

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4:12 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Bucks, Badgers, Packers - It's Good To Be A Wisconsin Sports Fan

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers drops back to pass during the NFL game against the New England Patriots at Lambeau Field on November 30, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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Last weekend, the Green Bay Packers got through the closest game they’ve played in a while. 

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2:46 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Promising Start To The Milwaukee Bucks' Season

Jerryd Bayless #19 of the Milwaukee Bucks drives to the hoop on a fast break for two points during the second half against the Philadelphia 76ers against the Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center on October 31, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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The Milwaukee Bucks will take the court in Auburn Hills, Michigan tomorrow for a game against the Detroit Pistons.  It'll be their sixth game of the season - the team has two wins and three losses so far.

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Arts & Culture
4:55 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Is the Bucks' Fan Outreach Working?

The Milwaukee Bucks are making an effort to build team loyalty among its fan base.
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The controversy continues surrounding calls for a new basketball arena in downtown Milwaukee.

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Arts & Culture
5:52 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Sports Analyst: Packers Could Be 'Scary' Good This Season

Expectations are high for Packers rookie Eddie Lacy.
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The NFL season officially got underway on Thursday night, but for most Wisconsinites, it’s the Packers’ Sunday kickoff that really marks the start to the season.

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1:44 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Braun Suspension Could Hit Brewers' Bottom Line

Ryan Braun won't be playing at Miller Park for the rest of this season, following a 65-game suspension.
Credit Jeramey Jannene/flickr

Milwaukee Brewers star player and former National League Most Valuable Player Ryan Braun has been suspended by Major League Baseball for the rest of this season for violating the league’s rules on performance-enhancing drugs.

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Arts & Culture
5:24 pm
Sat June 15, 2013

Will Ryan Braun Face Game Suspensions?

The Brewers' Ryan Braun walks to the plate during a June 4 game against the Oakland Athletics.
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Sports contributor Howie Magner is kind of blue when he thinks about the Brewers.

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