In the 10th episode of OnMilwaukee's podcast, The Postgame Tailgate, sports editor Jimmy Carlton and pop culture editor discuss how Wisconsin sports teams owned their Chicago rivals over the weekend.
First, the guys talk about the Packers' (a little bit too) dramatic 30-27 victory over the Bears at frigid Soldier Field. Given all the injuries, the offense's recent resurgence – led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers and RUNNING BACK Ty Montgomery – and the turnover-generating, bend-don't-break defense that has 10 takeaways in the past two games, isn't this team kinda sorta starting to really resemble the 2010 Packers, who went on a late run and won the Super Bowl?
Then, the Chicago bashing continues, as Jimmy and Matt chat about the Bucks' double-beatdown of the Bulls on back-to-back nights late last week, and they wonder whether it will continue Tuesday and Wednesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Finally, Matt dives into the biggest pop culture topic of the weekend, the new "Star Wars" movie, "Rogue One." Jimmy asks why, when sequels and reboots have generally been criticized, this latest installment of the decades-old franchise still manages to be interesting and enjoyable?
All that, plus plenty of the usual wacky zaniness, dialogue about appendicitis and poorly constructed puns! Tune in, tell us what you think via Twitter (@jimmycarlton88, @aManAboutFilm and @OnMilwaukee) and make sure to subcribe to The Postgame Tailgate SoundCloud Station so you never miss an episode of the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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.