Wisconsin Fleece Hall of Fame
Wisconsin Fleece Hall of Fameis a reference made on Wisconsin sports radio[http://www.sportsradio1250.com/ SportsRadio 1250 Milwaukee ] programs and, more generally, among Wisconsinsports discussion circles [http://community.sportsbubbler.com/blogs/the_daily_drink/archive/2008/10/09/grades-and-cash-money.aspx Sports Blog] [http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=579275 Bob McGinn's Contributions to the Wisconsin Fleece Hall of Fame] regarding Wisconsinsports stars who have either: a) signed a large contract OR b) generally had high expectations among Wisconsinsports fans AND woefully underperformed. The Wisconsin Fleece Hall of Fame was inspired by former Wisconsin Senator William Proxmire's Golden Fleece Award[http://www.taxpayer.net/projects.php?action=view&category=&type=Project&proj_id=809 Senator Proxmire's Golden Fleece Award] , which highlighted government programs that wasted taxpayer's money. Similarly, the Wisconsin Fleece Hall of Fame commemorates those Wisconsinsports figures who have wasted Wisconsinsports fan's time and patience.
The inaugural class of 2008 was announced October 2nd, 2008 and included the following players:
Tony Mandarich( Green Bay Packers) Winner of the 1989 Fleecy Joe Johnson( Green Bay Packers) Winner of the 2002 Fleecy Anthony Mason( Milwaukee Bucks) Co-Winner of the 2001 Fleecy Bobby Simmons( Milwaukee Bucks) Winner of the 2006 Fleecy Jeffrey Hammonds( Milwaukee Brewers) Co-Winner of the 2001 Fleecy
The debate over who has fleeced Wisconsin the most has been open to heated discussion and debate for years. Conditions to consider when determining the winner of the "Fleecy" include:
Monetary cost of player to team
Amount of legitimacy lost by team following aftermath of player's involvement
Length of time player was an emotional and financial drain on team
Quality of potential replacement players passed over during nominee's tenure due to fool-hardy hopes that said player for "turn it around".
Future Potential Nominees
Potential nominees for future years include:
Terry GlennPackers Cletidus HuntPackers Terrell BuckleyPackers Robert FergusonPackers Bill SchroederPackers Gary PaytonBucks Jeff SuppanBrewers Eric GagneBrewers Teddy HigueraBrewers Ben McDonaldBrewers Ben SheetsBrewers Marquis GrissomBrewers Shawn Respert* Bucks Sam OkeyBadgers Dameon MasonMarquette Golden Eagles
Coach / Executive Nominees
Sal Bando Dean Taylor Tom Rossley Bob Slowik Ray Rhodes Ned Yost
* Denotes Possible, Although Unlikely Exception for Cancer
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