Starting tonight, the Bucks are once again ensuring their fans don't suffer a case of the Mondays during the NBA campaign.
Milwaukee Mondays is one of the team's coolest promotions, a season-long platform that celebrates the city and community with unique T-shirts and local music acts – and also serves to boost some of those early-week home-game crowds. And with the return of the Mondays, presented by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, the popular Milwaukee Originals are back too, bringing exclusive, limited-edition apparel created by area T-shirt designers to fans at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Now in its fifth year, the T-shirts are a highlight of the Milwaukee Mondays platform, along with performances by local music acts before and during each Monday home game.
The first Milwaukee Mondays game is tonight's 7 p.m. matchup between the Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. It features Rep Wisconsin Apparel and Gifts as the T-shirt designer and local guitarist Shonn Hinton as the performing musician.
Milwaukee Originals T-shirts are included in a ticket package for select Bucks home games. For the 2017-18 season, they were created to honor the Bucks’ 50th Anniversary, and all shirts will showcase the team in a style distinctive to each designer’s brand.
For more information on Milwaukee Mondays or to purchase a ticket and T-shirt package, visit nba.com/bucks/tickets/milwaukee-originals.
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.