You can read the article by Don Walker here. We think the article was well-written and conveys our “tough love” approach as it relates to the organization. There is one point to clarify though. In the article, Walker refers to “a mystery man funding the operation…” There really isn’t a “funder” here for operations, as the costs of creating a website are minimal, and are graciously being donated by our talented webmaster. Continue reading →
We were recently asked on Twitter by Bucks play-by-play man, Ted Davis (@Nbated), “What are the goals of SaveOurBucks.com?”
Long-term, we’d hope this site can be an information source and rallying point for fans, as the Milwaukee community debates the merits of a new arena. In the short-term however, our goals are to spark discussion and accountability regarding the franchise’s efforts in producing a compelling product for the fans to rally around. If the Bucks are able to present to the public an exciting team, we believe the fans will return. However, to get to that point Senator Kohl needs to rethink how he has structured his front office and the culture therein.
As we’ve documented here, the front office culture the past twenty years may be contributing to the challenges the team faces. The front office has a number of Executive Vice Presidents who have been with the team for decades. All of these people provide input on basketball related decisions, even though many are not basketball people, but rather attorneys and accountants. Here are some examples of their dysfunctional involvement in basketball decisions, as documented by BrewHoop. Continue reading →
Deadspin have offered their unique take on the website and billboard, in part :
“…so some concerned fans have paid for a billboard that would seem to emphasize lottery balls over basketballs.
The folks at SaveOurBucks.com wouldn’t call it “tanking.” They’ve got a multi-part plan for the Bucks to return to competitiveness and stay in Milwaukee, and it involves front office moves and fan support. But the key is to eschew the Bucks’ usual strategy of band-aid acquisitions in favor of trading away veterans, letting young players get minutes, and lose their way into a top pick in next year’s stacked draft.”
Sporting News have covered saveourbucks.com and the launch of the billboard on their site, saying in part :
“A group of concerned Bucks fans rallied together to create “SaveOurBucks.com” with the goal of keeping the team in Milwaukee. They recently purchased a billboard sign outside of the city with a most interesting slogan.”
To celebrate the “Winning Takes Balls” Billboard going up on I-43 & McKinley, meet other Bucks fans and raise money for the MACC Fund. $5 cover at the door ALL goes to the MACC Fund. The bar is also donating a portion of bar sales. There will be drink specials and the kitchen is open if you want to order food.
When : Monday, December 23rd 7pm Start
Where : The Loaded Slate
1137 N. Old World 3rd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
SPECIAL GUEST Milwaukee Native TNA “Impact” Wrestler Austin Aries will be making an appearance to promote & support Save Our Bucks Mission! Austin has been a Bucks fan for decades and a RealGM lurker for years. As a native Milwaukeean Austin Aries is passionate about his city keeping it’s NBA franchise in Milwaukee and built for the future years of success.
On the same day that Herb Kohl announced he was seeking new investors for the Bucks it was an interview with Save Our Bucks own Paul Henning outside the Bradley Center that led the 6pm News broadcast on TMJ4.
The Billboard Launch Party is about to kickoff and so is the live twitter feed on saveourbucks.com , several members of the SaveOurBucks.com team including spokesperson Paul Henning will be providing live updates from the Party.
You can find the live twitter feed here, or by going through the EVENTS tab in the navigation bar. Hope everyone has a great night, remember to use #SOBParty for any tweets from or about the event!