Once a Warrior, always a Warrior.
At least in the mind of the New York Times. Times reporter Pete Thamel proves that old habits and nicknames die hard as he blogs the Big East Tournament at nyt.com. In Thamel's preview, he picks Georgetown to win the tourney but gives "The Warriors" 10 to 1 odds...
No. 6 Marquette (23-8, 10-6) – The Warriors have lost four of their past six, but did beat Pittsburgh at home on Saturday. The health of Jerel McNeal’s thumb could mean an early exit. Odds: 10 to 1.
As a proud Marquette graduate, I like to say that "We are Marquette" and nicknames don't matter too much. But, I find it funny and somewhat rewarding that, after more than 10 years, "Golden Eagles" still doesn't fly. Go Marquette!
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.