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Wisconsin native Cliff Christl has had a long and distinguished career as a sportswriter, working for newspapers in Manitowoc, Green Bay, and Milwaukee. He has covered professional sports and teams, in particular the Green Bay Packers, and also had a special interest in writing about high school football. According to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, Christl was selected sportswriter of the year in Wisconsin seven times, and he was honored by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association for best national sports story in 1999 and 2001. In 2006 he was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame as a Friend of Basketball, and in 2007 he was inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in the special citation category.
In addition to his newspaper writing, Christl has authored or co-authored several books, including Mudbaths & Bloodbaths: the Inside Story of the Bears-Packers Rivalry (1997), The 25 Greatest Moments in Lambeau Field History (2007), A Championship Team: the Packers and St. Norbert College in the Lombardi Years (2010), and 365: the Best Wisconsin Sports Stories Day by Day (2010).
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