In Episode 20 of OnMilwaukee's podcast, The Postgame Tailgate, sports editor Jimmy Carlton and pop culture editor/movie expert/whistler extraordinaire Matt Mueller discuss and dissect the 2017 Oscars, from the ordinary to the outrageous, the perfunctory speeches and pranking host to the political overtones and poignant moments, and then whatever all that chaos was that happened at the end.
Did the Best Picture fiasco dim the victory for "Moonlight?" Would the movie have won in a different year, under different sociopolitical and cultural circumstances? Was this the best of live television or the worst-case example of it? How did this year's films compare to past Academy Award nominees? The guys get into all that and a lot more.
Later, they talk about the Milwaukee Bucks, who made a lackluster trade, lost another player to injury and continue to be excitingly inconsistent. Would it be better for them to contend for a playoff spot or tank for better draft position? What's the best celebrity-couple name for their rookie tandem of Thon Maker and Malcolm Brogdon? (Hint: it might be Thogdon; but it probably shouldn't be.)
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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.