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Rating Milwaukee's "uniform attractiveness"

Published Aug. 19, 2015

It's fun to analyze, pontificate and rank team uniforms and logos. Paul Lukas' latest work on ESPN ranks "uniform attractiveness." Milwaukee falls into his group with two major pro sports teams (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL). He also does a ranking of the 20 cities with three or more teams.

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Urban spelunking: BMO Harris Bradley Center

Published Aug. 19, 2015

Standing in the penthouse - the highest point you can access inside the BMO Harris Bradley Center - and gazing down about 13 stories through the metal grate beneath your feet, the view down to the Bucks playing floor is stunning. For some it might be vertigo-inducing, but the view made me philosophical about Milwaukee's pro sports arena, which is unlikely to survive more than a few more years.

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Bucks host town hall meeting; sign Landry

Published Aug. 17, 2015

The Bucks and Ald. Milele Coggs will host a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Hillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St. to discuss the impact of a new arena a block from the Hillside housing complex. The Bucks also announced the signing of Marcus Landry today.

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Bucks and MPS team up for new school attendance initiative

Published Aug. 10, 2015

This afternoon, the Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Public Schools announced a joint initiative, featuring Jabari Parker as spokesman and aimed at increasing awareness of the value of attending school all day, every day.

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African-American arena supporters face skepticism from constituents

Published Aug. 4, 2015

Whenever State Sen. Nikiya Harris Dodd talks in favor of the proposal to build a $500 million Downtown arena that would be the new home for the Milwaukee Bucks, she tells Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service that she gets "pretty cold stares" from some of her constituents.

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State Assembly passes financing package for new Bucks arena

Published July 28, 2015

The financing package for a new Downtown arena for the Milwaukee Backs has passed the legislature after the Assembly voted 52-34 Tuesday to pass the measure. The bill provides $250 million in public funding to build the $500 million building.

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My letter to the state legislature

Published July 27, 2015

Today I'm writing to ask the members of the state legislature to please vote yes tomorrow for the new Wisconsin arena and entertainment district in Downtown Milwaukee. It's important and vital to our state's long term viability. You should call or email your state representative, too.

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Bucks "own the future" with NBA's best young core

Published July 22, 2015

Own the future. It's a trendy marketing slogan the Milwaukee Bucks have been using recently, with the franchise asking fans to think long-term. It's one thing to say it. It's an entirely different situation when the actual roster reflects that vision in a way that no other NBA team can match.

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Favre ceremony is a testament to fan forgiveness

Published July 20, 2015

Brett Favre will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame Saturday. The retired quarterback joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Paul Molitor as players who left Wisconsin under difficult circumstances but later were honored for their contributions.

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I'm not a Bucks fan, but build it now!

Published July 8, 2015

While I only passively care about what happens on the court, I nonetheless passionately, urgently and desperately request Milwaukee and Wisconsin to get its act together and build the Bucks a new arena before it's too late. Just like I preached in the mid '90s when the Brewers were semi-genuinely eying Charlotte as their new home, I'll say it again: Build it now.