Jimmy Carlton

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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.



Recent Articles
 
 Sports - November 20, 2017
 Who and what is at the Bucks' Milwaukee Mondays game tonight?
 Tonight's Milwaukee Mondays game is the 7 p.m. matchup between the Bucks and the Wizards at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. It features T-shirt designer Orchard Street Apparel and local musicians Aryn and Savannah, followed by Milwaukee Excellence Charter School.
 
 Sports - November 19, 2017
 The rambling, non-recap Packers game review: Week 11 vs. Ravens
 Now that the Packers are officially and mathematically average, with a 5-5 record attained after their humiliating 23-0 home loss to the Ravens on Sunday, it's worth remembering: Brett Hundley is not a good QB, but, without Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay is a mediocre team that plays boring football.
 
 Bars & Clubs - November 17, 2017
 Hidden Gem: Jamo's
 You walk into Jamo's and you're in Jamo's world, which is intimate and unpretentious and dimly lit and anachronistic. It's stuck out of time and place, with its own people and practices, a distinct style and sense. Jamo's is an old corner tavern, the quintessential dive bar, the definition of a hidden gem.
 
 Sports - November 16, 2017
 Milwaukee Talks: Wisconsin Herd GM Dave Dean
 The Wisconsin Herd, the Bucks' new G League affiliate, will play its inaugural home opener on Friday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. We spoke with Herd GM Dave Dean about starting a team from scratch, the thrill and challenge of the unknown, the growth of the G League, which Herd players to watch in Milwaukee and more.
 
 Travel & Visitors Guide - November 16, 2017
 Going to a Bucks game? Stay at Downtown's fresh and fun SpringHill Suites
 Given its Downtown location and upscale amenities, SpringHill Suites is a perfectly good option for business and convention guests. But, whether for local Milwaukeeans stopping in to get some beer and barbecue or out-of-town visitors staying the night, it's particularly great for Bucks fans.
 
 Sports - November 15, 2017
 Packers want to host the NFL Draft, but could Green Bay accommodate it?
 During the Packers' annual shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field in 2016, team president Mark Murphy made some waves by revealing that Green Bay had applied to host the NFL Draft. But does the area have the hotel rooms to accommodate such a big event?
 
 Sports - November 14, 2017
 Steve Novak talks Bucks, Downtown development and Milwaukee's NBA reputation
 During a recent interview, we talked to retired NBA player Steve Novak, an area native who's now a Bucks broadcaster, about the city's Downtown development, the perception of Milwaukee within the NBA, which local places he used to recommend and more.
 
 Sports - November 14, 2017
 Huge upset win at Iowa State gives Panthers something to smile about
 The Panthers made major men's college basketball headlines Monday night; refreshingly it was for something good, and it was on the court. Milwaukee blew out Iowa State on the road, cruising 74-56 against the heavily favored Cyclones and having perhaps its best moment in two years.
 
 Sports - November 13, 2017
 Who and what is featured at the Bucks' third Milwaukee Mondays game tonight?
 The third Milwaukee Mondays game is tonight's 7 p.m. matchup between the Bucks and the Memphis Grizzlies at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. It features T-shirt designer Sconnie Nation and local musician Trapper Schoepp.
 
 Sports - November 13, 2017
 Milwaukee Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show returns to State Fair Park
 The Milwaukee Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show returns for its fourth year at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, running Dec. 8-10, with 64 of the nation's leading fishing and outdoors vendors exhibiting products and services for ice fishing and winter sports enthusiasts.
 


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