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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Thursday, July 31, 2014

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126. Moustache run comes to Milwaukee
The month of November is when the world puts a spotlight on the men's health movement and growing the moustache. A nationwide 5K race series called THE MO RUN comes to Milwaukee on Nov. 10.
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127. Milwaukee, MECCA get big NYT treatment
There's a wonderful piece by Jim Luttrell and Nancy Camden in The New York Times today that includes photos and comments from several Milwaukee players, fans and announcers.
128. My Packers superstitions
In real life, I'm not really a very superstitious guy. But pro sports aren't really real life, unless you're on the team - so I have no problem with the superstitions I've practiced over the years of following my favorite teams. In terms of the Packers, they've worked out pretty well. Since I became serious fan in the early `90s, the team has been consistently very good.
129. Erin Hills and Marquette host unique golf event this weekend
Make no mistake, we're in the heart of football season. Basketball is around the corner. But the Marquette University men's golf team and Erin Hills have teamed to host the nation's best golfers this weekend at the future U.S. Open site.
130. Mustangs leave Milwaukee
After going dormant for the 2013 season, the Arena Football League announced that the Milwaukee Mustangs have relocated to Portland.
131. Globetrotters to bring Fans Rule Tour to Milwaukee
The Harlem Globetrotters will bring the 2014 "Fans Rule" World Tour comes to the BMO Harris Bradley Center in on Dec. 31 for their annual New Year's Eve games.
132. Selig to retire after 2014 season
Reports say Major League Baseball commissioner and former Milwaukee Brewers owner Allan "Bud" Selig will retire in January 2015.
133. Bucks host first Fan Fest
For the first time, the Milwaukee Bucks will hold a Fan Fest prior to their annual open practice at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Both events on Oct. 5 are free with the fest tipping off the day's activities at 10 a.m. and the practice following at 2 p.m.
134. Losing my Lambeau virginity: A first-timer attends Packers' home opener
There are few things I'm embarrassed to admit. I'll freely tell anyone almost anything about my life; however, there's always been one thing I've had a hard time owning up to. I've never been to a Packers game. Not only was Sept. 15 the Packers' home opener, but it was also my first trip to Titletown.
135. Stricker tames unfamiliar course at BMW Championship
Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill., is a new PGA Tour venue as the host site of this week's BMW Championship. Despite some favorable weather, many of the top 70 players in the FedEx Cup playoff race struggled. One of those who figured it out quickly was Madison's Steve Stricker, who shot an opening round 66.
136. Lessons from the heart: PGA Tour pros give back
Jason Dufner won the last major of 2013, the PGA Championship, in August. D.A. Points won on the PGA Tour earlier in the year. Both are competing this week at the BMW Championship in Lake Forest, Ill. But, both took time out on Tuesday to spend time with some truly special golfers.
137. Red Sox chairman to speak at Marquette
Thomas Werner, chairman of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, will deliver the keynote speech at Marquette University College of Business Administration's annual Business Leaders Forum luncheon on Sept. 30. The presentation is open to the public and the luncheon costs $40.
138. Eight questions for Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun probably won't be calling me. But if he did, he would probably regret it instantly. Not because I'm mad mat him (we all screw up, dude), but because these are the questions I would probably ask him.
139. Wave celebrates 30 years with new look
The Milwaukee Wave is celebrating its 30th season, and in doing so the organization unveiled a new logo and uniforms.
140. Top 5 most surprising Brewers moves
In light of today's trade of John Axford to the Cardinals for a player to be named later, here are the top five most surprising Brewers moves.
141. John Axford dealt to Cardinals
The Milwaukee Brewers sent closer John Axford to the St. Louis Cardinals for a player to be named later.
142. Bucks looking for entertainers
The Milwaukee Bucks are looking for fun, energetic and talented folks willing to dance to the beat of a different drum this season. The Bucks will hold auditions for their game night entertainers - including the new Young Bucks Dance Team - on several dates in September.
143. I can't let go of my baseball cards
My wife and I decided to do some "fall cleaning" and I had decided it was time to part ways with the 12,000 or so baseball cards I've moved to two different locations. Most of them are commons from the late 1980s and early 1990s, but as I went through some of them I realized I'm not quite ready to let them go.
144. Braun releases statement
Suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun released a nearly 1,000-word written statement regarding his suspension, why and how he used banned substances, and apologized to fans and associates.
145. Five biggest sports lies
The top five biggest sports lies in history.
146. Mexican League playoffs
The playoffs are different in Mexico. The top five teams in each division get in. Currently, Seth McClung's team is in second place with two games to play. They are assured a spot in the playoffs but with just one win in two games they stay out of the 4/5 spot. Those two play in a winner take all one-game playoff.
147. Why the Packers suck, Deadspin style
Deadspin's "Why Your Team Sucks" series is great. The features are funny, creative, and even mean at times. Pure entertainment. Today's, written by Drew Magary, features the Green Bay Packers.
148. Fort Wayne Mad Ants host tryout in Milwaukee
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants announced that the team will hold open tryouts for the 2013-14 season in the Milwaukee area on Sept. 1. The tryout will take place at Milwaukee Vincent High School located at 7501 N. Granville Rd. in Milwaukee.
149. Robert Indiana's "MECCA" basketball court comes back to life
Robert Indiana's "Mecca" basketball court will be on display at U.S. Cellular Arena on Aug. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m.
150. Era of hope a group of Brewers prospects brought to Milwaukee is over
The bad baseball played by the Brewers in the late 1990s and early 2000s enabled the team to acquire a core of players which brought hope, optimism and the playoffs back to Milwaukee. That era is over.