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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

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126. Sanity required when discussing Rodgers' injury
After a tie game, we can kind of say we've seen everything now, can't we? Well, almost. If Aaron Rodgers plays at all this season, you could put that in the "weird and wild" category of this Green Bay Packers season.
127. Beat writers speculate on Braun to the Mets
I follow the Brewers and the Mets - my two teams - and today I found this Metsblog.com round-up of tweets.
128. An open letter to Mark Attanasio
I'd like to first start by thanking you for your investment in Milwaukee baseball. I'm old enough to remember the glory days, as well as the dry spell that came afterwards. As a diehard baseball fan, I appreciate all you have done to return Brewers baseball to respectability. It's with the goal of keeping the Brewers relevant in the long term that I write this letter.
129. Hammes retires after 10 years with the Wave
After 10 years and three MISL championships, Milwaukee Wave defender and Cedarburg native, Joe Hammes, has officially announced his retirement.
130. Milwaukee connections on the new Sexiest Athletes Alive list
Business Insider, on Friday, released its "Sexiest Athletes Alive" list and there are a few Milwaukee connections. Read on to see which local athlete made the list.
131. Larry Sanders apologizes
Bucks center Larry Sanders apologized Friday for an incident he was involved with last weekend in which no charges were filed.
132. Bucks unveil new, limited edition T-shirts from local designers
Four "Milwaukee Originals" apparel brands - Brew City, MilwaukeeHome, Sconnie Nation and Wiskullsin - have each created unique Bucks-themed T-shirt designs that will be launched as part of an exclusive ticket offer available for select Wednesday home games in November and December.
133. Foot Locker Cross Country Championship comes to Kenosha
Top high school cross country runners from more than thirteen states will compete in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha on Nov. 30 in hopes of becoming a National Finalist. Non high school runners can compete in the open race.
134. Redd makes it official and retires from NBA
Michael Redd once thrilled the fans of the BMO Harris Bradley Center with his shooting prowess during his 11 years as a Milwaukee Buck, and he brought the crowd to their feet one last time when he announced his retirement from the NBA Wednesday night.
135. Rodgers' injury worth the Packers giving Favre a call?
Aaron Rodgers is going to miss some time, so why not give Brett Favre a call?
136. Gomez wins Gold Glove
Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has been selected the winner of the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award in the National League at his position.
137. Milwaukee boxing favorite Marsh passes away
Ron Marsh, a gentleman and a boxer, won eight fights in Milwaukee in his career in the late 1960s and early 1970s. A fan favorite here, he once blocked for future Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Gale Sayers at Kansas, boxed and then became a schoolteacher. He passed away recently at the age of 70.
138. 26.2 miles for my 26th birthday
I'm turning 26 and wanted to do something special. I wasn't looking for an average birthday celebration. I wanted to go out of town, maybe get crazy in Las Vegas, something new and exciting. However, it proved to be a bit difficult to coordinate my group of friends and get everyone on board for a vacation. Instead, I thought why not run 26 miles for my 26th birthday?
139. Should the Packers call on Driver?
The Green Bay Packers lost receivers James Jones and Randall Cobb to injury on Sunday. While they heal, should the team call Donald Driver and see if he is willing to fill in?
140. Wave bring Daughtry in for home opener
The Milwaukee Wave of the Major Indoor Soccer League announced that the rock band Daughtry, will perform following the Saturday, Dec. 7, "Salute to our Armed Forces" Home Opener against the defending MISL champion Baltimore Blast at U.S. Cellular Arena.
Tagged with: Milwaukee Wave Daughtry
141. 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.
Tagged with: Moustache Run Mo Run
142. 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.
143. 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.
144. 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.
145. Mustangs leave Milwaukee
After going dormant for the 2013 season, the Arena Football League announced that the Milwaukee Mustangs have relocated to Portland.
146. 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.
147. 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.
148. 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.
149. 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.
150. 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.