By Dave Begel Contributing Writer Published Jun 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

It's Thursday afternoon and I'm doing some serious work with the television on right at the corner of my desk.

I could be watching CNN for all the news about the Supreme Court decision upholding President Obama's health care plan.

I could be watching Tiger Woods play the Congressional Country Club (which I've played) in the PGA tournament.

I could be watching Wimbledon or a replay of a Milwaukee Mustangs game (although that's not really on the list).

But I find myself watching Germany play Italy in the semi-final of the EuroCup '12 soccer tournament.

Soccer. I hate soccer.

But here I sit, rooting for the Italians, none of whom I know, against the Germans, none of whom I know.

I hate to actually say this but there is something beautiful about watching this game.

Dave Begel Contributing Writer

With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.

He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.

This whole Internet thing continues to baffle him, but he's willing to play the game as long as keeps lending him a helping hand. He is constantly amazed that just a few dedicated people can provide so much news and information to a hungry public.

Despite some opinions to the contrary, Dave likes most stuff. But he is a skeptic who constantly wonders about the world around him. So many questions, so few answers.