On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, the Milwaukee Cultural Facilities Task Force will be meeting at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The meeting is expected to run from 8:00am to Noon. At this meeting, the 48-member task force will hear from different community leaders about how cultural and entertainment events can help create a more vibrant Milwaukee Metro Community and benefit the region as a whole. Continue reading →
Guest blogger Paul Henning gives his thoughts on the lottery.
The time has come for the Milwaukee Bucks to find out their fate.
The Bucks find themselves in an envious position as we head into the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery, which was not a sentiment they felt at all during the actual 2014 NBA season. In so many ways this Bucks season was the exact opposite of perfect. But the opportunity for a franchise player makes it all worth it at this point.
The season was wrecked without even having a chance to get started. The Bucks once again found themselves to be the ridicule of the league and a game on the schedule that every team penciled in a W for. This was not a new feeling for this team or its fans.
Exasperated and destitute a sizable number of Bucks fans banded together to put up a billboard giving the team a public endorsement at investing in the draft lottery for the first time in a decade. Far too long had short term goals outweighed long term investments. Tired of being the dreaded “treadmill” team, bottoming out was the only way back to the top. The thing that kept us going was the faith or hope that there would be a point to everything we had collectively gone through. This season was a journey and I’m proud of all the fans that kept going to games and supporting the team and Save Our Bucks. Thank You.
We hope you enjoyed Part I of Accelerated Tanking – A David Stern Legacy. In Part II we will examine the flaws with the draft lottery, and suggest some improvements. The 2013-14 season has been dominated with talk of “tanking”. We believe that come June there will be pressure from some quarters to scrap or modify the current lottery system, having a new commissioner onboard may conceivably allow that to happen. Is there an event in the near future that will lead to reform? The tipping point may occur on May 20, 2014 in New York City at the ABC/Disney Times Square Studio: Continue reading →