10 most surprising Wisconsin sports stories of 2017 so far
10. Jordy Nelson wins Comeback Player of the Year
Nelson missed the entire 2015 season with an ACL injury, and got off to a slow start during his 2016 campaign. But just as the Packers heated up, so did Jordy - he finished with a league-high 14 touchdown receptions.
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10 most surprising Wisconsin sports stories of 2017 so far
9. Chase Anderson's emergence
Anderson won his spot in the rotation during spring training, and has been on an absolute so far tear this season. He currently has a 2.89 ERA, but is on the DL with an oblique strain.
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10 most surprising Wisconsin sports stories of 2017 so far
8. Malcolm Brogdon wins Rookie of the Year
Despite being just the 36th overall draft pick last June, Brogdon became a key cog on the Bucks playoff team. He is the first second-round pick to win the Rookie of the Year award in the modern draft era.
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10 most surprising Wisconsin sports stories of 2017 so far
6. Bucks rally from 25 points down against the Raptors
The Bucks trailed 71-46 with five minutes remaining in the third quarter of Game 6 against Toronto, and all hope seemed to be lost. But out of nowhere, Milwaukee made the game competitive. Miraculously down just one with three minutes left, Jason Terry drilled a trey to take the lead and
send the Bradley Center crowd into an absolute frenzy. Ultimately, the Raptors came back to win 92-89 as the young Bucks ran out of gas down the stretch, but the furious comeback will still be remembered as one of the defining moments for the team.Photo by: Dylan Buell
10 most surprising Wisconsin sports stories of 2017 so far
5. Top three golfers in the world miss the cut at Erin Hills
The U.S. Open at Erin Hills Golf Course was highly anticipated, but it lost a bit of its luster when favorites Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day failed to make it to the weekend.
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10 most surprising Wisconsin sports stories of 2017 so far
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo explodes onto the scene
Giannis had a nice breakout at the end of the 2015-16 season, but no one saw this type of player emerging so soon. Antetokounmpo became just the fifth player in history to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals.
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10 most surprising Wisconsin sports stories of 2017 so far
2. Eric Thames, Home Run God
Thames was a nobody when he left for Korea, but four years later he is certainly a big name in Milwaukee. He entered the season with 21 career major league homers; Thames has 23 long balls in 2017 alone.
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10 most surprising Wisconsin sports stories of 2017 so far
1. The Packers run the table
Aaron Rodgers has a history of calling his shots during the Packers' various slumps (R-E-L-A-X), and this one surely qualifies. After Green Bay fell to 4-6, Rodgers said he believed the Packers could "run the table." Sure enough, they won their final six games of the regular season, and topped it off with two additional playoff victories before falling to Atlanta in the NFC Championship game.
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