By Steve Haywood Special to Published Apr 08, 2010 at 9:16 AM

Bucks fans, you sound like a bunch of jilted skanks whose boyfriends went back their wives...

Michael Redd got hurt rushing back to play to help the team! How many games did Mike play this year for the Bucks? About the same as some of the IQs on these message boards in cyber space.

Do any of you have enough of a sample of what he did with this team this year to pass judgment on what would of happened over 82 games if he had been healthy? You sound like those dumb-asses who watched the Lakers go 4-1 when Kobe twisted his ankle and then suggested that he hurts the Lakers because he shoots too much.

My guess is you are the same fans lovin' Mike when he was killing the Lakers coming off the bench in the one of the handful of games he played this year. MIKE IS GONE. ANDREW BOGUT IS GONE. GET OVER IT! When they were healthy, they contributed. With all the praise John Hammond and Scott Skiles get on the Web they would have figured it out, one way or the other. Stop crying over a meal you're never going to get eat and concentrate on what is front of you. If and when he comes back, then spew that silly venom.

I know what Redd represents to some Bucks fans -- a losing era of Bucks basketball -- but I can never remember such venom for a guy who never did anything but show loyalty to a team and a community when he could have bolted for greener pastures and done what he did best; shoot the ball and score points.

Chemistry is essential, but talent is required to win games. Redd is still an asset if he he can bounce back from this injury, but like I said -- why worry about it now? Worry about getting 15 minutes out of Dan Gadzuric.


Steve Haywood Special to

Steve Haywood is the host of “That Being Said,” which airs weeknights at 6 p.m. on Milwaukee’s ESPN Radio 1510 Days / 1290 Nights. A lifelong Milwaukee resident, Steve has been working on the radio since 1996 and also is executive producer of Sports Perspectives on MATA Community Media.

After graduating from Milwaukee Tech High School in 1985, Haywood attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he graduated in 1991.

He has covered a number of major events, including the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2002 and the NBA All-Star Game in 2003.

Haywood, 39, is married with two kids, a dumb cat and a dog described as a “real curmudgeon.”