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1. Bucks strap it on Saturday for surprising playoff berth against Bulls
Nobody expected the Milwaukee Bucks to be in the playoffs this year, but they surprised the world by being the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks open the playoffs against the Chicago Bulls Saturday night.
2. Packers sign former UW-Whitewater standout QB Blanchard
The Packers have inked a deal with Matt Blanchard, who was undefeated as a quarterback at UW-Whitewater and showed a talent for accurate passing.
3. Can you believe this sh*t? Miller Park roof edition
The days we get to feel the warm spring sun on our faces and rid ourselves of winter's wrath should be embraced. Lived the fullest. We should be able to do that at our own Miller Park.
4. Bucks assemble a vibrant business team
Under new ownership, the Milwaukee Bucks made significant strides by building a young pool of talent on the court this season. However, the organization also has quickly assembled an impressive pool of young talent off the court in the front office.
5. Best case for Braun as he should return soon
Ryan Braun was pulled early from the Milwaukee Brewers' 10-0 Opening Day loss with a strain in his right side, but the former MVP got some good news Tuesday in that he did not suffer any major damage in his rib cage area.
6. Taking a swing at the new Miller Park food: Day 1
Opening Day finally arrived this afternoon, much to the jubilation of baseball-starved fans. And for those at Miller Park with a more conventional hunger to satisfy, the Brewers' stomping grounds added plenty of new offerings to their culinary lineup this year. As OnMilwaukee.com's resident culinary crash dummy, I took it upon myself to sample the new foods. Here is part one of my findings.
7. Brewers share spotlight with Badgers
Looking out in the Miller Park parking lots, and then the stands, it's clear that the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team is on the mind of many even as the Milwaukee Brewers season gets underway.
8. Fresh start, clean slate
Something weird happened to me around the beginning August last year: I started wanting the Brewers season to be over.
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9. 7 recent ex-Brewers pitchers I miss
Here are seven recent Brewers pitchers that I would love to get back. Even if these weren't necessarily the best players, they each brought something special to the crew.
10. Sports and music truly play it forward
While I do my best to live my life with faith, family and friends in first place I think I've "discovered" the two "things" that truly bind us all. Sports and music.
11. The new Bucks logo is better, but is it good?
Basketball is a game that involves quick moves, clever tactics, and constant energy, but there is nothing dynamic about this logo. The whole thing is mirrored from right to left. There is nothing interesting about that. I want this deer to be doing something. Not running or fighting or playing basketball, but something as simple as turning its head would tell me it's a three-dimensional living, breathing, exciting team.
12. Bucks unveil new colors, new logo
The Milwaukee Bucks unveiled their new colors and a logo on April 1 during halftime of the game against the Chicago Bulls at the BMO Harris Bradley Center with the introduction of a more dynamic "M" for Milwaukee.
13. Golf season now open in Milwaukee County
It must be spring! The Milwaukee County golf courses are now open, and the annual "group tee off" at Currie Park Golf Course with parks director John Dargle, Jr. commemorates the day as he tees off at 11 a.m.
14. A throwback throw up
The jersey-maker Mitchell & Ness released a sales graphic that shows that the most popular throwback jersey in the state of Wisconsin is Kobe Bryant's No. 8. Really? No Packers?! No Bucks or Brewers? And, to make matters worse, the only Packers jersey in the country is being purchased in Kansas, of all places. So much for having great sports fans.
15. Win a trip to the NFL Draft
A new sweepstakes will award a grand prize including a $10,000 Edvest college savings account and a trip for four to Chicago to announce the Packers' fourth round 2015 NFL Draft pick from the team's table at the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University.
16. 6 things I'm looking for at Spring Training
Every year - since 1998 - I've made the trip to Arizona to watch the Brewers get ready for a long, long season of baseball. It's my favorite work/fun trip (edging out even Las Vegas) that I get to take, but with all the fun and sun in the desert, it's surprisingly easy to forget to pay attention to the baseball on the field.
17. Inside J.J. Watt's Summit cabin
University of Wisconsin alumnus and reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt said he was going to spend his offseason working out in nature and living and training in a Wisconsin cabin. Thanks to Redfin, we get a look inside the four-bedroom home, located in Summit, built in 1997.
18. Two Panthers earn all-conference honors
Following a season in which the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was ineligible for postseason play, the Horizon League recognized two players off the Panthers squad for helping lead the team to a winning record in the conference. Senior guard Steve McWhorter and junior forward Matt Tiby were named Second Team All-Horizon League.
19. Milwaukee IndyFest tickets now on sale
Tickets are now on sale for the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest, which will be held July 11-12 at the Milwaukee Mile at Wisconsin State Fair.
20. Holmgren returns to Wisconsin for autograph show
Super Bowl winning coach Mike Holmgren, who coached the Green Bay Packers to the title in 1996, returns to Wisconsin for an autograph show on Saturday at Legends of the Field in Greenfield.
21. In GQ, Giannis "gets Buckets" with Malin Akerman
The Celebrities section of GQ (digital and print in March) features a story with Swedish Canadian actress Malin Akerman. The photos showcase the actress with the Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo.
22. Report: Brewers sign K-Rod for 2 years
According to multiple outlets, the Milwaukee Brewers are bringing free agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez back into the fold, this time with a two-year deal.
23. Bucks hire architects for new arena
The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Populous, a global design practice that specializes in arena, stadium, ballpark and convention center design, to design a new Downtown arena. Local firms HNTB and Eppstein Uhen will assist in the project.
24. Sanders says anxiety, off-court issues led to departure
Four days after the Milwaukee Bucks officially bought him out of a $44 million contract, Larry Sanders opened up at length for the first time since a Dec. 23 interview with OnMilwaukee.com in a video message.
25. Fare thee well, Larry Sanders!
It's official. After a hectic couple days of tweets and leaks, an NBA source made it official that the Milwaukee Bucks have parted ways with center Larry Sanders, who just two years ago seemed destined to be the long term face of the franchise.