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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, 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 - January 23, 2017
 LISTEN: A full Packers autopsy - on the game, the season and what it all means
 Episode 15 of OnMilwaukee's podcast, The Postgame Tailgate, is all about the Green Bay Packers, after the team's season came to an abrupt and unceremonious end against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. Listen to it here!
 Sports - January 22, 2017
 The rambling, non-recap Packers game review: NFC Championship vs. Falcons
 Let's take a look back at Green Bay's defeat Sunday, if you can bear to revisit it. Here's everything you need to know, or just forgot, or missed because you stormed out when it was 31-0 - plus all kinds of other wacky whatnots, from the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Falcons.
 Sports - January 21, 2017
 9 huge predictions for the Packers' NFC Championship Game vs. Atlanta
 Rather than give you things to watch or keys to a win or important match-ups - because, let's face it, you're going to watch Sunday's game spellbound, screaming and already-informed, anyway - here are nine predictions for the NFC Championship between the Packers and Falcons.
 Sports - January 20, 2017
 Hate Buck and Aikman calling the Packers? Hear these local homers instead Sunday
 FOX broadcasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are not everyone's cup of tea, especially with our beloved Packers. So a couple local fans decided to be the home-crowd voice in Riverwest this Sunday, the cheeseheads' cup of Schlitz, for Green Bay's NFC Championship game against Atlanta.
 Sports - January 19, 2017
 Voted in as a starter, Giannis is the Bucks' first All-Star since 2004
 The Bucks' derisory drought of more than a decade without an All-Star has finally come to an end, and in spectacular fashion. Giannis Antetokounmpo, the playmaking Greek Freak, wasn't just named an All-Star but a full-fledged Eastern Conference starter for the 2017 game.
 Sports - January 19, 2017
 Why this experienced closer was a good signing for rebuilding Brewers
 The rebuilding Brewers bolstered their bullpen Thursday by signing Neftali Feliz, an established reliever who not only becomes their probable closer, but also could have a larger impact beyond saving however many games the club is in position to win in 2017.
 Sports - January 18, 2017
 With Nelson and Adams injured, wide receiver is latest depleted Packers position
 In terms of injuries for the Packers, when it's rained, it's poured at particular positions. As Green Bay prepares to face Atlanta in the NFC Championship Game, it's the wide receiver group that is the latest to fall victim to injury depletion, potentially without Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams.
 Sports - January 17, 2017
 Brewers On Deck 2017 date, details and participants announced
 Brewers On Deck, the team's fun annual offseason fan event, will take place Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center, with more than 60 Milwaukee players, alumni, coaches, front office executives and broadcasters planning to participate.
 Buzz - January 16, 2017
 LISTEN: Packers prevail in Dallas, move on to Atlanta, and a "Bachelor" check-in
 In episode 14 of The Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss the Packers' Divisional Round playoff win over the Cowboys in Dallas, preview Green Bay's NFC Championship Game showdown with the Falcons and offer a "Bachelor" update on Waukesha Nick, Germantown Danielle and the rest.
 Sports - January 16, 2017
 How did you celebrate that epic Packers playoff win over the Cowboys?
 As an austere and objective professional sports writer, I couldn't rejoice in the Packers' playoff win over the Cowboys in the fanatical and passionate way I wanted. But you probably could. How did you celebrate? Where were you? What'd you do when they won? What's your favorite memory?

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