My 2014 Brewers spring training checklist
Each March, before I flee Milwaukee and head to sunny Arizona for Brewers spring training, I make myself an informal checklist of what questions I'd like answered on and off the field.
Viewing party set for Panther NCAA bid
The UWM men's basketball team plays Tuesday night for the Horizon Conference title and, more importantly, for a berth in the NCAA basketball tournament. For those looking to cheer on the hometown squad, the Panther athletic department has scheduled a viewing party for fans at Major Goolsby's, the famed sports bar downtown.
An open letter to Brett Favre
Brett Favre, I've got one word for your spring 2014 look - dayuuuuuuuuuum!
NAFC brings Mega Brawl to BMO Harris Bradley Center
The Milwaukee-based North American Fighting Championship (NAFC) announced an agreement with the BMO Harris Bradley Center to start producing and promoting mixed martial arts shows, beginning with the "Mega Brawl" on May 31.
5 doggone reasons I love the 2014 Brewers
I already love the Milwaukee Brewers, but the newest Brewer "Hank" just stole my heart.
MLB scores with ban on collisions at home plate
Major League Baseball is considering banning home plate collisions. Is this a good idea? I think so, even if Milwaukee Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin disagrees.
Changes to Rock 'n Sole run route in 2014
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials announced new course changes for the fourth annual Summerfest Rock `n Sole Run. This year's race will be held June 14 at 7 a.m. and once again include a half marathon, quarter marathon and 5k route. Online registration is open.
Bennett on a scoring tear
Ian Bennett is on fire for the Milwaukee Wave, having scored 55 points this season and leads the league in 2-point goals. No Wave player has led the league in scoring since the 2007-08 season. Camp and playoff ticket information is also included in this week's Wave notebook.
Senators once again request pardon of Jack Johnson
Senators John McCain and Harry Reid don't agree on much, but they do agree that a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson is way overdue. On Wednesday, the pair again asked for a full presidential pardon as "an important step in repairing the legacy of this great boxer and a rare opportunity for our government to right a history wrong."
Wave playoff tickets on sale
The Milwaukee Wave are offering $7 tickets for their home semifinal game in the MISL Playoffs, scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 10 at the U.S. Cellular Arena, as they pursue their seventh indoor soccer championship.
Brewers sign K-Rod (again)
The Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez to a one-year contract. Reports say the deal is for $3.25 million.
Wave faces a tough New York road trip
The Milwaukee Wave looks to continue its winning ways on the road this weekend, but two games in three days is always a tough go.
King to be inducted into Hall of Fame
The Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) will induct Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club (MKSC) coach and club clinician Michael King into its Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at Lambeau Field on March 8.
A funny thing happened on the way to Super Bowl XIII
With the Super Bowl approaching kickoff, I was reminded of a CNN story from the other night about the increased demand for escorts and women of the night during the big weekend. The story reminded me of Super Bowl XIII in Miami in 1979, which I covered.
Milwaukee Hamilton's Kevon Looney named to All American team
Alexander Hamilton's Kevon Looney was named to McDonald's All-American team, becoming just the second basketball player from the Milwaukee Public Schools to ever be selected.
Antetokounmpo named to NBA Rising Stars game
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been selected to participate in the 2014 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge as part of the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend.
Brewers sign Matt Garza
The Milwaukee Brewers inked free agent starter Matt Garza to a 4-year contract, a move that was announced on Sunday at Brewers On Deck.
Goalkeeper depth lifts Wave
The Milwaukee Wave hosts the St. Louis Ambush on Saturday evening at U.S. Cellular Arena, a match that will also feature the annual contest between mascots. The Wave is 9-2 and is relying on goalkeeper depth and a rookie surprise to keep winning.
Milwaukee Bike Polo makes GQ
Former Milwaukeeans Brian Dillman and Eric Kremin were featured in GQ this month for their tenacity in the sport of bike polo. In 2010, with the help of their original teammate Joe Burge, the team took the World Championships. In 2012 they took the North American Championship, and in 2013, after a move to San Francisco and the acquisition of new teammate Joey Halverson, they took both.
Hank Aaron tweets? Yes, he does
Hank Aaron has only tweeted eight times, but he made news with his last one by sending a message to Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.
Uecker to get another statue
The Milwaukee Brewers announced plans for a new Bob Uecker statue at Miller Park. Unlike the statues that surround Miller Park's Home Plate Plaza, this statue will be in the last row--yes, the last row of the Terrace Level at Miller Park.
Advance Opening Day ticket opportunity announced
The Milwaukee Brewers announced specifics of an Opening Day Ticket Opportunity that will allow fans the chance to purchase tickets to Opening Day and weekend games at Miller Park prior to the sale of individual tickets.
What the Packers logo would look like if it were a hipster
One of my favorite internet inventions are repurposed, or reimagined sports team logos. Some are humorous, some are ugly, and some are better than the current one. This time, the talented David Rappoccio wondered "what if NFL logo's were hipsters?" And the best rendition is, by far, that of your Green Bay Packers.
Brewers 2014 ticket plans on sale
The countdown to Opening Day is on - with 82 days to go - and fans can secure a seat to the season opener on March 31 vs. the Atlanta Braves as Brewers 10-packs are now on sale.
Free parking available for Admirals game
For the first time ever there will be free parking at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Parking Structure and surface lot for the Milwaukee Admirals game tonight at 7 p.m. In addition, there will be free hot chocolate and coffee for all fans and the ticket windows in the inner lobby at the Potawatomi Gate.