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126. NBA Draft Combine proves a unique experience
The NBA Draft Combine was an odd thing to watch from the outside, knowing many of these players may never play in the league, or have a long career. On the other hand, you never know which one might be an all-star, or a Hall of Famer. It made for an interesting experience.
127. NBA votes to approve sale of Bucks
The sale of the Milwaukee Bucks from Herb Kohl to two New York hedge fund managers is now only a few small steps from completion after a committee of the NBA Board of Governors approves the transfer today. The official closing of the deal is scheduled for Friday, however.
128. Why the Brewers are so good
Back in January, I tweeted my angst about the Brewers' offseason. I wondered if the 2014 team would be an improvement from the 2013 squad. That skepticism led to a long and detailed email from Joe Robinson, a senior account executive in ticket sales with the Brewers. Turns out, he was right.
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129. Bucks hold NBA Lottery viewing party
When the lottery balls start bouncing on May 20, fans are invited to join the Bucks for a Draft Lottery Viewing Party and Happy Hour at Evolution Milwaukee, located at 233 E. Chicago St., from 5 to 8 p.m. to celebrate this next step into the team's future.
130. How the Brewers were built
OnMilwaukee.com took a look at how exactly the Milwaukee Brewers have managed to become one of the National League's most successful franchises since 2007. Included in this three-part series on "Building the Brewers" we take a look at how the club has managed the bottom line with smart spending, how difficult it really is to develop young players at the major league level and finally, how a change in the evaluation of pitching allows the franchise to take risks.
131. Stand up, damn it!
Watching the Brewers on TV the other day I saw a guy standing next to the woman singing "God Bless America" (more on that later) with his hat on while eating french fries. Really? If it is the national anthem, you SHOULD stand up. As for "God Bless America," will it really kill you to show some respect?
132. Rain doesn't stop hopeful Riverwest24 riders
Despite the rain and chilly temperatures, hundreds of people showed up at Garden Park on Locust Street hours in advance to sign up for the seventh annual Riverwest 24, a 24-hour bike race that draws thousands of people from around the country to the Riverwest neighborhood.
133. Iron Horse Hotel, Potawatomi Bingo Casino set Kentucky Derby viewing parties
The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby is on Saturday, and The Iron Horse Hotel and Potawatomi Bingo Casino have set up viewing parties for those looking to wear fancy hats, watch horses and sip mint juleps.
134. Marquette adds Gainey and Nelson to basketball coaching staff
First-year Marquette University men's basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski made two more hires for his coaching staff this week in Justin Gainey and Brett Nelson.
135. Abdul-Jabbar offers clear-headed response to Sterling situation
This afternoon, new commissioner Adam Silver and the NBA banned Sterling for life and is going to try to force him into selling the team due to his racist rant. The disgust at Sterling has been virtually universal. One of the most eloquent responses to the situation, however, came from basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
136. Milwaukee Wave adds new ownership group
As a part of recent restructuring efforts headed by Sue Black - which included parting ways with long-time head coach Keith Tozer and joining a new league - the Milwaukee Wave announced today that the ownership group headed by Michael Zimmerman, CEO of The Rock Sports Complex and Zimmerman Ventures has become a partner in the team's ownership.
137. Don't punish Clippers' racist owner
Donald Sterling's a pig. He's vile. He's shameful. But he's not without his rights, rights that belong to each and every one of us. Once we decide to punish people for something they say that is within their rights, we are on a slippery slope I would just as soon avoid.
138. "Kids Run To Read" race announced
SHARP Literacy Inc. and Summerfest announced today that the first annual "Kids Run to Read" one-mile run will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 14 at Henry Maier Festival Park.
139. Doubters need to watch thrilling NBA playoffs
Sit down in front of your TV and watch two or three of the NBA playoff games going on right now. I don't care which ones. Any series at all will suffice. I'm confident that what you see will amaze you.
140. Top 5 Brewers brawls of all-time
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez and Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole started one of the biggest baseball brawls in recent memory, leading us to remember the top bench clearing melee's in team history.
141. Fear the beer?
The Brewers - currently the best team in baseball - are finding all sorts of new haters. Whether they're ripping on Carlos Gomez' swagger or presuming that Ryan Braun most obviously still juicing, the Crew is facing all sorts of new heat. And that's awesome.
142. Might we miss winter?
Even though, it seems, half of my Facebook friends are photographing their naked feet on a Florida beach, I am OK ice skating during spring break. Mostly.
143. Heavy lifting still ahead for Bucks
Despite news that the two new owners of the Milwaukee Bucks and outgoing owner Herb Kohl will contribute $200 million to a new arena, that leaves at least another $200 million to be raised for a new arena. And that is where a series of unanswered questions lies, beginning with how much public tax support will be needed to build a new arena?
144. New Bucks owners make themselves at home at BMO Harris Bradley Center
Pending league approval during league meetings Thursday and Friday, hedge fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry will take over ownership of the Milwaukee Bucks from Herb Kohl.
145. Milwaukee County Parks golf courses open today
Spring has indeed sprung as the Milwaukee County Parks golf courses opened for play today.
146. Are you "Happy" the Milwaukee Brewers are back, too?
The Milwaukee Brewers are "Happy" and I am, too! Check out this video showing just how "Happy" they are.
147. UWM men's basketball program banned from postseason play
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's basketball program, fresh off one of the biggest single-season turnarounds in the NCAA last year that culminated in a NCAA tournament berth and Horizon League Tournament championship, has been banned from any postseason play following the 2014-15 regular season.
148. Braun's power surges no surprise
Ryan Braun hit three home runs Tuesday in Philadelphia, his first since May 2013. Suddenly breaking out with multiple homers shouldn't be a surprise for Milwaukee Brewers fans, however. In fact, he will probably hit three more in the next few days.
149. Marquette adds assistant coaches
Marquette University has announced that new head coach Steve Wojciechowski has made two hires for his coaching staff - former Duke University teammate Chris Carrawell and former Drake University head coach Mark Phelps.
150. A female racing sausage?
I was feeling a little blah today - thanks, seven-year winter - when I received a message from my pal Lisa Roe asking me and OnMilwaukee.com food writer / contributor Lori Fredrich what our thoughts are about including a female racing sausage to the Brewers' lineup.