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 - September 24, 2017
 The rambling, non-recap Packers game review: Week 3 vs. Bengals
 What a game. What an ending! What a magical clutch performance by Aaron Rodgers! What troublingly familiar and still-unresolved problems on display yet again - and against an inferior opponent and at home! But we've got a (short) week to focus on those problems. The Packers beat the Bengals!
 
 Living - September 22, 2017
 This is my favorite view of Lake Michigan; what's yours?
 The lake doesn't take a bad picture; every view is great and every shot is pretty and memorable. Surely, you've got your go-to favorite spot for a Lake Michigan photo. For me, it's the Texas Rock overlook in Bay View, which beholds Downtown and the lake from the northwest. What's yours?
 
 Sports - September 21, 2017
 Waived goodbye: Bucks part ways with former Badgers star Bronson Koenig
 For now, the hopes of Wisconsin native and former Badgers standout Bronson Koenig to play professional basketball for his home-state team are over. The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on Koenig on Thursday, making the undrafted rookie a free agent.
 
 Sports - September 21, 2017
 Lake Michigan sports guide
 Take a walk - or a jog - along Milwaukee's lakefront in warm weather and you're likely to see a range of recreation, including water sports actually on Lake Michigan and terrestrial outdoor activities that just utilize the scenic, spacious shoreline. Here's a local lake sports guide.
 
 Sports - September 20, 2017
 FOX Sports Wisconsin announces Bucks TV schedule; Novak joins broadcast team
 FOX Sports Wisconsin will broadcast 78 regular-season Bucks games in 2017-18, the team announced on Wednesday. Former Milwaukee All-Star Vin Baker will step up as the primary "Bucks Live" analyst, while recently retired hometown hero Steve Novak has been added as a "Bucks Live" contributor.
 
 Living - September 20, 2017
 Our dear Lake Michigan is the deadliest of the Great Lakes
 We're lucky to live on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan, soaked with all the picturesque beauty and recreation opportunities we could want. But our beloved body of water has a dark, dangerous secret: It's the deadliest of the Great Lakes, and it's not even close.
 
 Sports - September 19, 2017
 Bucks sign veteran wing Brandon Rush to training camp contract
 The Bucks signed free-agent guard/forward Brandon Rush to a training camp contract Tuesday. By adding the veteran outside shooter, Milwaukee intensifies the competition at its wing positions and could potentially have to make another roster move if Rush impresses in preseason.
 
 Sports - September 19, 2017
 Check out Packers' new Titletown park, which is now open for activities
 The Green Bay Packers' Titletown's park opened for activities on Friday, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and public event introducing community members and visitors to the variety of activities available each day at Titletown.
 
 Sports - September 18, 2017
 Jet lands back in Milwaukee: Bucks re-sign Jason Terry to one-year deal
 The Bucks confirmed the previously reported news that delighted many fans over the weekend, officially announcing they had re-signed fan-favorite free agent Jason Terry for the 2017-18 season. Per The Vertical, Terry's guaranteed contract is for one year and $2.3 million.
 
 Sports - September 18, 2017
 PODCAST: Packers panic and Brewers buzz, with Andy Tarnoff
 Jimmy Carlton, Matt Mueller and OnMilwaukee publisher Andy Tarnoff discuss the devastation from last night's prime-time Packers pounding, how much fun it was to watch Mike McCarthy swear on the sidelines, how little fun it was to watch his offense and more. Then they talk Brewers (playoff?!) baseball.
 


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