Monday, March 28, 2011
In 1988, the Bradley Center was a state-of-the-art basketball arena, ahead of its time. Now, the ailing Bradley Center is in need of renovations. As always, renovations come at a price and stakeholders cannot agree on who will pay for Bradley Center renovations. One way to finance Bradley Center renovations would be to raise ticket prices for season ticket holders. However, since season ticket holders have already renewed their subscriptions for next season, it's too late to raise prices for next year. Another way to get money for Bradley Center improvements would be to changing the naming rights, however that will never happen as Jane Pettit, who built the arena in her father's name, will not agree. Taxpayer bonds had been brought up years ago, by then County Executive Scott Walker, but now Walker whistles a different tune. In light of the budget mess, Walker has said taxpayer bonds should not be the way to pay for Bradley Center renovations. What about Senator Herb Kohl? He owns the Milwaukee Bucks and has quite a nice fortune. Kohl helped Wisconsin finance their basketball and hockey arena (Kohl Center), so why not help out the Milwaukee Bucks? Kohl hasn't said anything about footing the bill for the Bradley Center improvements. Whatever is decided, the fact of the matter is the Bradley Center needs to be renovated sooner rather than later.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The Milwaukee Bucks playoffs chances were thwarted by last night's loss to the Sacramento Kings. Can you believe they lost to the Sacramento Kings, the worst team in the Western Conference, at home? Last night's loss puts the Milwaukee Bucks three games behind the Indiana Pacers for the 8th playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Indiana Pacers won their game last night meaning the Milwaukee Bucks have to work that much harder to secure a spot. Can the Milwaukee Bucks pull off a playoff spot? My Magic 8 Ball says, "Outlook not so good," but you never know.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut has decided to have surgery on his elbow as soon as this season ends. We all remember what happened to Bogut's elbow last season. When you take a look at some of his shooting statistics from this season and compare them to previous seasons, it's obvious that his elbow has not completely healed. Bogut wants to have the surgery as soon as possible so that he can recover quickly and work on his shooting. This Milwaukee Bucks season has been disappointing compared to the excitement of last season so here's hoping that surgery will help Andrew Bogut return next season with a vengeance.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The Milwaukee Bucks could still make the playoffs. True story. Just look at the NBA standings! With about a month left in the regular season, the Milwaukee Bucks still have the opportunity to secure a spot in the playoffs. Eight seeds from each conference make it to the playoffs and the Milwaukee Bucks are not too far off the 8th seed. With a 24-38 record, the Milwaukee Bucks are just two behind the 8th seed. The Indiana Pacers are currently 8th in the Eastern Conference with a 27-36 record. Just behind them are the Charlotte Bobcats with a 26-37 record. Then, our Milwaukee Bucks fall into place just behind the Charlotte Bobcats. The best way for the Milwaukee Bucks to secure a playoff spot is to keep winning. Last night, the Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 96-76 on the road. They look to continue their winning streak tonight at the Bradley Center against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Keep winning, Bucks! It could land you a spot in the playoffs.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut has suffered yet another injury this season which will bench him again for a little bit. This time, Bogut injured his ribcage. Earlier in the season, Bogut had a few migraines that kept him on the bench and some other ailments that I can't remember. Don't get me wrong, Bogut is a very talented player, it's just too bad that he is so injury prone. However, I still don't think Andrew Bogut is 100% after last season's horrific elbow injury. I say bench Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut for the rest of the season and let him heal from all of his ailments so that he can come back even better next season.
This 2010-2011 Milwaukee Bucks season has been disappointing to say the least. After last season's exciting play-offs run, this was not the kind of season I was expecting from the Milwaukee Bucks. It's tough to be a Milwaukee Bucks fan this season. Between the injuries and the losses, it's been difficult. I also think the Milwaukee Bucks need some leadership from its players. The Green Bay Packers always talked about how Charles Woodson was their spiritual leader in the locker room and Aaron Rodgers was a leader by his example on the field. The Milwaukee Bucks could use a spiritual leader in their locker room. It seems as though the injuries and setbacks have been taking a toll on the Bucks. The Packers were able to win a Super Bowl championship despite their injuries and setbacks. The Milwaukee Bucks should be no different.