Ben Franklin once said, "Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today." But he's dead, so what does he know?
The Admirals host the Texas Stars at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in a game that was originally scheduled for Friday but had to be moved back due to a UWM men's basketball conflict. But a Friday game saved is a Saturday game earned, and the Ads are giving fans wise reason to attend.
The first 3,000 people will take home a Benjamin Franklin bobblehead, adorned in Admirals apparel and complete with a key and kite, courtesy of Professional Construction Inc. The founding father, inventor, scientist, printer, politician and diplomat famously discovered (sort of) electricity, and so, as the team said in a press release, "it’s no wonder he was drawn to the electrifying nature of the Admirals." That's good enough for Ads fans and bobblehead lovers!
I don't entirely understand why the @mkeadmirals are doing a Ben Franklin bobblehead but I love it! He becomes the 33rd bobblehead on my desk. (I had to take talking Hank from the @Brewers home because someone would steal him) pic.twitter.com/GCb3aYyxzO — Scott Grodsky (@ScottGrodsky) February 15, 2018
In addition, Disney Channel actress Miranda May, from the Imagen Award-nominated series "Bunk’d," will make an appearance at Saturday’s game. She will be available to sign autographs for all fans from noon until 3 p.m. in the Panther Arena’s South Goal Tap.
For more information and tickets, click here.
Born in Milwaukee but a product of Shorewood High School (go ‘Hounds!) and Northwestern University (go ‘Cats!), Jimmy never knew the schoolboy bliss of cheering for a winning football, basketball or baseball team. So he ditched being a fan in order to cover sports professionally - occasionally objectively, always passionately. He's lived in Chicago, New York and Dallas, but now resides again in his beloved Brew City and is an ardent attacker of the notorious Milwaukee Inferiority Complex.
After interning at print publications like Birds and Blooms (official motto: "America's #1 backyard birding and gardening magazine!"), Sports Illustrated (unofficial motto: "Subscribe and save up to 90% off the cover price!") and The Dallas Morning News (a newspaper!), Jimmy worked for web outlets like CBSSports.com, where he was a Packers beat reporter, and FOX Sports Wisconsin, where he managed digital content. He's a proponent and frequent user of em dashes, parenthetical asides, descriptive appositives and, really, anything that makes his sentences longer and more needlessly complex.
Jimmy appreciates references to late '90s Brewers and Bucks players and is the curator of the unofficial John Jaha Hall of Fame. He also enjoys running, biking and soccer, but isn't too annoying about them. He writes about sports - both mainstream and unconventional - and non-sports, including history, music, food, art and even golf (just kidding!), and welcomes reader suggestions for off-the-beaten-path story ideas.