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1. There are officially too many bowl games
Kicking off with the AutoNation Cure Bowl on Dec. 19, this year's bowl season will feature a new high of 40 games (along with one playoff championship game) requiring 80 eligible teams to finish .500 or better. After this past weekend's action, that won't happen.
2. Where do you run, Milwaukee?
Everyone has their favorite places to run, based on a variety of factors including convenience, location and more. Here are my favorites around town. Tell us which Milwaukee routes inspire your best jogging times and distances.
3. Why is Ryan Braun trending on Twitter?
Any time we see "Ryan Braun" trending on Twitter, we need to take a second look. Today, it's because he's in Milwaukee to take donations for the Hunger Task Force, but there are some new unsubstantiated trade rumors swirling around social media, too.
4. 8 rules to Green Bay Packers fan online etiquette
After the Packers' loss Sunday afternoon, people took to the Internet to rage. And that's totally fine and legitimate. But some of it left me sadder than Mason Crosby's kick. So here are some quick guidelines that we can hopefully follow for next Sunday to make Packer Nation a little more worthy of pride.
5. Local soccer group and brewery unite to launch Milwaukee Barons Pilsner
If you're in the Venn diagram where beer, soccer and local interests intersect, you'll want to make sure you attend the Milwaukee Barons Beer Launch to try the just-released Milwaukee Barons Pilsner.
6. Bucks new "Our City" ad spotlights civic pride
The latest Bucks video spot was released today and will begin airing locally in Milwaukee in the coming days. Titled "Our City," the ad helps to illustrate the power of basketball to connect the community,
7. Olivia Munn blasts ESPN reporter, upholds journalism
Olivia Munn, the girlfriend of Aaron Rodgers, has taken some heat because of the QB's recent poor play. On Thursday, she struck back at an ESPN reporter for including her as part of the blame.
8. Saluting Nick Bockwinkel, a bad guy in the ring and a great guy outside it
One of the last remaining celebrities of my childhood - "Wicked" Nick Bockwinkel, one of the great "heels" of wrestling taking on The Crusher on the local TV institution "All Star Wrestling" - has died, and it hurts. I am in mourning.
9. Like president, like passer? Obama says he's like Aaron Rodgers
This morning, GQ published an interview between former Grantland head and future HBO sports talking head Bill Simmons and President Obama, and one part - concerning what sports figure the current president views himself as - will catch Packer Nation's ear.
10. Ride Bublr Bikes all winter
For the first time, Bublr Bikes will be available through winter and will provide 24-hour, 365 days-a-year transit. Last year, the system shut down for winter in December and reopened mid-March.
11. Mason Crosby: Packers kicker, silver fox
Mason Crosby is the Packers' kicker and their all-time scoring leader. He also could be a pitchman for "Touch of Gray."
12. Sound smarter: A guide to saying Milwaukee's most mispronounced sports names
In honor of National Dunce Day, we offer this handy guide to pronouncing some of the hardest-to-say names in Milwaukee sports. Once you master Giannis and Wojo, you can take off the cap.
13. Brewers' 2016 fan promotions are quirky, cool for all ages
Besides the Bob Uecker Talking Alarm Clock, the Brewers' 2016 All-Fan promotions will include six new Bobbleheads, "Free-Shirt Fridays" and three unique giveaways for children, as well as Kids Eat Free Sundays.
14. "Get up, get up, get outta bed" with a Bob Uecker alarm clock next season
The Brewers have been slowly revealing next season's all-fan giveaways this past week. For the most part, they've been of the fairly standard bobblehead variety. I'm sorry, were you yawning at those free collectables? Because here's something to wake you up: a talking Bob Uecker alarm clock.
15. Saturday tailgate features Badgers, Kareem, DMC, Bucks and more
On Saturday you are invited to celebrate the Downtown region's future highlighted by a performance from hip hop icon DMC and an appearance from Bucks legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
16. Jabari Parker cleared to return, will likely make season debut Wednesday
Sooner than many expected, Jabari Parker will likely make his 2015-16 season debut for the Bucks on Wednesday in front of the home crowd.
17. Cheap seats: Despite buzz, Bucks still have NBA's third-lowest ticket price
The new energy and excitement surrounding the Milwaukee Bucks apparently hasn't yet made much of an impact on ticket prices.
18. 16 Milwaukee Bucks imagined as Bradley Center food
On Monday, a cast of basketball, business and culinary dignitaries led local media on a partial tour of the BMO Harris Bradley Center to show off the arena's new amenities and gourmet concessions available this season. But who cares about all that? We know why you're here, and it's only OnMilwaukee Dining Month for a little bit longer, so let's get to it. Here are all of the Bucks players, plus head coach Jason Kidd, imagined as Bradley Center foods.
19. Packers' Kuhn teams with Froedtert & MCW for prostate cancer awareness
John Kuhn and Santana Dotson shaved their beards Tuesday to get a clean start before challenging men to join them in growing out their facial hair for prostate cancer awareness in November.
20. Christian Laettner's coming to town
Thanks to recruitment from the Wauwatosa East basketball program Christian Laettner's coming to town next month to hold youth basketball camps and raise money for his charity.
21. Bucks ready for tipoff week
The long Milwaukee summer is over and we're officially into the winter sports season! As the 2015-16 Bucks prepare for the new season, the team has been hosting a variety of "Bucks Tipoff Week" events
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22. Skate America gets down to business with Friday's short programs
The hard work came to an end Thursday when the contestants in Skate America finished their practice rounds under the watchful eyes of coaches and a few die hard skating fans who had passes to the session.
23. Estabrook Park Beer Garden Cyclocross Classic slated for Nov. 7
The Estabrook Park Beer Garden Cyclocross Classic will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7.
24. Kramer's awesome Lambeau Field spot for Johnsonville
Have you seen the commercial that Johnsonville is running at Lambeau Field? It's great.
25. Bucks' John Henson alleges discrimination at Schwanke-Kasten
This afternoon, via Instagram, the Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson alleged a discriminatory experience at Schwanke-Kasten jewelers' Whitefish Bay location.