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Mark Tauscher purchases interest in Madison newspaper

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Well, here’s a bit of news sure to warm the hearts of newspaper lovers and Packers fans alike.

Via the Wisconsin State Journal, former Packers offensive tackle Mark Tauscher has purchased an interest in the Isthmus, a weekly newspaper published in Madison, Wisconsin.

“We hope our commitment to independent journalism and investigative reporting, and our love of all things Madison, will be clear as Isthmus begins this new chapter,” wrote Jeff Haupt, another new owner of the Isthmus, in the publication’s latest issue.

The 37-year-old Tauscher grew up in Wisconsin, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and played 11 seasons in Green Bay, starting 132 games.

Tauscher’s late father, Dennis, was a newspaper reporter in Wisconsin.

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22 Responses to “Mark Tauscher purchases interest in Madison newspaper”
  1. dethsupport says: Jul 10, 2014 12:39 PM

    Best investment ever. Newspapers. Ugh….sconnie investment advice.

  2. thepftpoet says: Jul 10, 2014 12:46 PM

    Economically Wisconsin is a third world country compared to Minnesota.

  3. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Jul 10, 2014 12:54 PM

    Never realized he grew up in Wisconson! Cool!

  4. grumpyoleman says: Jul 10, 2014 12:59 PM

    Investing in a dying industry is never a good idea.

  5. ariani1985 says: Jul 10, 2014 12:59 PM

    I bet he still sees Warren Sapp in his dreams!


  6. stellarperformance says: Jul 10, 2014 1:01 PM

    I think it’s Chad Clifton you are trying (desperately) to attach with Warren Sapp.

  7. 52lightsxout52 says: Jul 10, 2014 1:04 PM

    You know it’s the slowest part of the off-season schedule when the biggest story out of Green Bay is about a retired player investing in a local newspaper. Training camp can’t come soon enough!

  8. rajbais says: Jul 10, 2014 1:36 PM

    Just publish it without printing paper.

    Then you won’t go broke.

  9. northpackalacky says: Jul 10, 2014 1:51 PM

    “I bet he still sees Warren Sapp in his dreams!”

    That was on Chad Clifton, not Mark Tauscher. And it was a total cheap shot.

  10. possumsauce says: Jul 10, 2014 1:53 PM

    True story: back in undergrad at the UW, Tauscher stepped on and broke my friend Jennifer’s foot at a house party. Total accident, but just FYI to anyone wondering why he isn’t pursuing the usual ‘Dancing With the Stars’ route w/ his second career.

  11. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 10, 2014 2:00 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Jul 10, 2014 12:59 PM

    I bet he still sees Warren Sapp in his dreams!


    Do a little fact checking before you post so you don’t have to taste that size 12 in your mouth.

  12. purplepillager says: Jul 10, 2014 2:00 PM

    It’s good to see a local guy investing in his community. Hopefully, the newspaper has a website as well.

    -Vikings fan.

  13. wisconsinhillfolk says: Jul 10, 2014 2:20 PM

    Nearly 9 years ago, I tried to convince the publisher of this paper to end or severely limit printing of this publication and focus on digital delivery. He (and his wife) kindly asked me to leave.

  14. jimmysee says: Jul 10, 2014 2:33 PM

    An arts and entertainment paper in a community like Madison will do fine.

    Lots going on. Lots of advertisers. A good audience for that.

  15. longcutskolvikes says: Jul 10, 2014 5:39 PM

    Good for him. As long as he’s going to build his legacy in Wisconsin, he should buy into the cheese and taxidermy industries too.

  16. contra74 says: Jul 10, 2014 6:45 PM

    Why didn’t he buy up more stock in the Packers?

  17. minnesotascrotum says: Jul 10, 2014 8:01 PM

    I bet he still sees Warren Sapp in his dreams!

    Wrong, #besthitever was when Charles Martin body slammed Mike Tomczak.

  18. The Almighty Cabbage says: Jul 10, 2014 10:49 PM

    It was McMahon.

  19. stellarperformance says: Jul 11, 2014 8:21 AM

    contra74 says:
    Jul 10, 2014 6:45 PM
    Why didn’t he buy up more stock in the Packers?

    Because there isn’t any left. All 360,000 shares have been sold, around the world. Too late.

  20. sonofad says: Jul 11, 2014 11:07 AM

    Mark Tauscher is still in the news because he has a Super Bowl ring.

    The Green Bay Packers.

    Better football for better people.

  21. rcpecook says: Jul 11, 2014 7:08 PM

    It’s actually a crappy lefty communist rag that is given away for free right along side “Now Renting” and “Dating for Singles Over 50.”

    I actually thought Tauscher was smarter than this…guess not.

  22. electricboogalo says: Jul 14, 2014 10:44 AM

    I have pay-phone franchise opportunities available. Some phone booths will even have facsimile capability.

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