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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

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1. How an arena at Journal Square might look
OnMilwaukee.com reported that the Milwaukee Bucks were negotiating to purchase the Journal Sentinel buildings, commonly known as the Journal Square, with the intention of using the space for a new multi-purpose arena. ScopeBridge LLC helped us visualize what an arena could look like, and show that a multi-use stadium could indeed fit within that area just off the Milwaukee River and Pere Marquette Park.
2. Marquette lands a top recruiting class
Steve Wojciechowski hasn't coached an official game yet, but on Wednesday the new Marquette University coach landed one of the nation's top recruiting classes for 2015, headlined by Rice Lake forward Henry Ellenson.
3. The Alverno who? Stritch what?
The topic of sports nicknames of the "lesser known" Milwaukee colleges and universities came up recently during my Bucks ticket draft. No one could name Carroll College's mascot. It's Carroll University now, by the way. Cardinal Stritch University? I got my MBA there and didn't even know it had sports, much less a mascot.
4. Watch every interception Jay Cutler has thrown against the Packers
The Green Bay Packers take on the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field this Sunday. Prime time. Sunday night football. These games always make me nervous. This video made me feel better.
5. LeBron summons his inner Aaron Rodgers
In their respective sports, both Aaron Rodgers and LeBron James are amazing leaders, highly skilled players and true students of the game. So, I had to share LeBron's tweet from yesterday that addressed his team's somewhat lackluster start.
6. Thunderstruck: Time to feel the Bucks energy
It's been a long time since we in Wisconsin were energized by anything the Milwaukee Bucks did. For too long, the regime of Senator Kohl didn't allow for energy, for optimism, for success. It's time to get caught up in the energy. It's time to stop fighting it, and see where it takes us.
7. Packers release standing room only tickets
The Green Bay Packers are making a limited number of standing room only tickets available for the Bears game this Sunday and the Eagles game on Nov.16. The two games, including both a Green and Gold package game, will serve as a trial run for the concept.
8. Bucks home opener feels like a true event
The atmosphere in the BMO Harris Bradley Center was electric Friday night as the Milwaukee Bucks opened their 2014-15 home schedule against the Philadelphia 76ers. Was it the best basketball? Not always. But from start to finish, it felt like a true event and a place to be.
9. Lights, free rides and more for opening night
As a fan and a Milwaukee advocate, I love to share great things happening Downtown. One of these, for sure, is the huge Bucks logo on the side of the BMO Harris Bank building.
10. Zen and the art of longboarding
What exactly is a longboard? Well, it sure looks like a skateboard. But, it's longer and wider with larger wheels.
11. Brewers name Darnell Coles new hitting coach
Today, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that Darnell Coles, who spent the 2014 season as the assistant hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers, will be the Brewers' new hitting coach. Coles replaces former hitting coach Johnny Narron, who was fired on Oct. 10.
12. Thunderstruck: Milwaukee saw Cain coming
In 2010, Lorenzo Cain was a late-season call up for the Milwaukee Brewers, and we quickly became devoted followers. Then, he was traded to Kansas City for Zack Greinke, which helped the Brewers reach the 2011 National League Championship Series. This year, Cain has helped lift the Royals to the World Series. We saw it coming, didn't we?
13. Find Aaron Rodgers' wallet for charity
Green Bay Packers fans can find Aaron Rodgers' "wallet" and help raise money for United Way.
14. Roenicke to return, two coaches will not
The Milwaukee Brewers announced on Friday that manager Ron Roenicke, who was under contract for 2015, will return for that season. Two coaches will not, however, in hitting coach Johnny Narron and first base/infield coach Garth Iorg will not.
15. Bucks name Feigin team president
The Milwaukee Bucks announced the hiring of Peter Feigin as the team's new president, bringing the 44-year-old in from his position as the chief marketing and revenue officer of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group.
16. A rock 'n' roll Packers T-shirt
The "Red Hot Julius Peppers" T-shirt is now available at the Too Much Metal Showroom.
17. In one game, who do you take: Manning or Favre?
Peyton Manning joined Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks to ever throw 500 touchdowns. But who do you take in one game? The single game that you have to win. The one the whole world is watching. There can be no doubt about the answer.
18. Braun undergoes thumb surgery
The Milwaukee Brewers announced Thursday that outfielder Ryan Braun underwent a cryotherapy procedure today on his right thumb.
19. Thunderstruck: No excitement in Packers win
While watching the Packers roll by the Bears Sunday, 38-17, Green Bay Nation was given cause to rejoice. But still, my emotions did not take over. I did not rejoice. I did not dance at the Packers' success. Why? Because I don't believe in this Packers team. I don't think this is a team that can contend for a Super Bowl title.
20. Bucks Fan Fest returns for second year
After its debut last fall, the second annual Bucks Fan Fest returns to the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Fan Fest is once again free and open to the public, and highlighted by the team's annual open practice, which takes place at 11 a.m.
21. Brewers will honor Selig with retired number
Allan "Bud" Selig was at Miller Park Friday night, the second-to-last stop on his tour of Major League Baseball's ballparks as acting commissioner. It was the team he founded, and the house he built -- and current principal owner Mark Attanasio announced the club will retire jersey number 1 next year in Selig's honor.
22. What's BJJ?
Nova Gyms in Oak Creek just happens to specialize in this martial art.
23. After a three year hiatus I'm going to hit the links again
I gave up a lifetime of playing golf three years ago for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the surprise and sudden death of my closest golf partner. Friday I am going to play golf again. Why, I'm not sure. I have cleaned my clubs, found my shoes and freshened my golf glove and I'm ready to give it another test. Like they say, no fool like an old fool.
24. Bucks charity golf outing unofficial start to season
The Milwaukee Bucks once again teamed up with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to raise money in the fight against the disease with the team's annual golf outing on Monday at Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield. It was a light-hearted start to the new season for a good cause.
25. Thunderstruck: Sports as a Special Victims Unit
We all used to wake up every morning to look at the late scores from the night before. And maybe we still do - to an extent. But there was a definitive time last week that continues today - where the first thing I check is what athlete was arrested/committed domestic abuse/broke our societal covenant in some way.