Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The Bradley Center has stopped its development project. The plan was to develop the area around the Bradley Center by adding restaurants and stores and eventually office space, hotels, and condos. They cited the recession as the reason for halting the project. There has been less of a demand to add stores downtown. I think its a shame that this plan cannot be continued in some way. I've always been a huge proponent for building up the downtown Milwaukee area. The Bradley Center should be made into a destination. Just north of the Bradley Center sits a vacant lot that I wish would be developed into something useful. Downtown Milwaukee is such a great place, why not make it even more vibrant?
Monday, April 18, 2011
This Milwaukee Bucks 2010-2011 season was supposed to be the Year of the Deer! Instead, it turned out to be the Year of the Sheer Disappointment. After last year's exciting playoffs run, the Milwaukee Bucks had high expectations for this year. Instead, the Milwaukee Bucks finished with a losing season, suffered from countless injuries, and lacked the camaraderie amongst players needed for a successful team. Professional basketball in Milwaukee is a unique situation; Milwaukee is a small market city and basketball does not draw the revenue that it does in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, etc. However, it seems that professional basketball is here to stay in Milwaukee. Herb Kohl, the owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, does not want to sell the team to anyone that would take the team out of Milwaukee. That being said, I think the Milwaukee Bucks need to get it together. They have a strong and committed coaching staff. I think the players need to adjust their attitudes toward the game and towards playing in Milwaukee. For some players, Milwaukee is not the ideal location to play basketball, but they should feel lucky that they are able to play professional basketball at all. What the Milwaukee Bucks are lacking is an emotional force on their team. They need a player that plays with guts, that inspires, and that is a strong leader. Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut certainly has talent, but his constant injuries do not inspire success from his fellow teammates. I think if the Milwaukee Bucks had an inspiring teammate, we would see more wins from them. The Milwaukee Bucks had camaraderie last year and I think that led them to the playoffs. I hope the Milwaukee Bucks can figure it out in the off-season and come back next year to a winning season. Here's hoping that the Milwaukee Bucks 2011-2012 season will be the Year of the Deer.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The Milwaukee Bucks wrap up the 2010-2011 season tonight in Oklahoma City against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Monday night, the Milwaukee Bucks played their final home game of the season and defeated the Toronto Raptors, 93-86. The Milwaukee Bucks will finish the 2010-2011 season with a losing record and no playoffs. This year's finish is a stark contrast to the Milwaukee Bucks' 2009-2010 season when they finished with a winning record and an exciting playoffs run. It was a disappointing year for the Milwaukee Bucks and hopefully they will get it together in the off-season. Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut never fully recovered from last season's devastating elbow injury and had surgery this week. Hopefully, he will fully recover in the off-season and come back next season ready to rock.