Man is Bango killing it this week or what? First he does a triple axel off of a 30 foot high ladder for a reverse dunk, and now he's abusing Hawks fans like Scott Skiles is abusing Mike Woodson in the coaching department. BWAHAHAHAHA! Is there any doubt that he'd be the first overall pick in the mascot draft? FOR SURE NOT!
Well another improbable win last night for a team that has been improbably good all season and is poised for an improbable match-up with the Magic in the conference semi-finals. Improbable. What was truly shocking about last night's win was the fashion in which is was achieved. Down by 13 in the 3rd and as many as 9 late in the 4th, it looked like the Bucks were on the verge of a back-against the wall, win or go home scenario for Game 6 on Friday at the BC. But a 14-0 run put together with tenacious defense and gritty hustle put the Bucks in front for good and in position to CLOSE OUT THE SERIES at home on Friday. The best part was watching the likes of Josh Smith, who infamously called out Milwaukee as a boring town earlier in the series*, and all the Hawks fans watch on in shock as the Bucks drank their milkshake. See the Hawks have a milkshake. And the Bucks have a milkshake. And the Bucks have a straw that goes alllllll the way to Atlanta. And we drink their milkshake. We drink it up!
Heck the Bucks are playing so well that I'm even getting emails like this at work:
'Every morning I hear you talk about the Milwaukee Bucks and how you might be one of the only season-long fans. You're not the only one! My family has been season ticket holders for the last 10 years and are devoted Bucks fans. My 23-year old brother even decked out his car with Bucks stickers, jerseys,and memorabilia!'
And no, I didn't just send that to myself from a different account. It's from B93 listener Melissa. A positive email about the Bucks? In late April? I kept waiting for the part where she was stranded in Nigeria with an ailing prince and she needed to just borrow my credit card number to get home. Which I would 200% have complied with. Send me any email about the Bucks/Brewers/Packers and THEN ask for money and you'll get it from me 11 times out of 10. But no! It was just a legit Bucks fan who just wanted to show off some fandom. In fact a lot of Bucks fans who haven't been able to be proud of this franchise in 10 years are coming out of the wood work. It's gotten to the point where I'm not even ashamed of having 'bucks.com' on my history list. Jonasbrothers.com/tourdates however.....
So if you're going to the game on Friday I'll see you there! And if not be sure to tune in and drink in a team that is just that: a team. Because in sports these types of seasons are rare. Seasons where NOTHING was expected of a team, and they defy it at every turn. It's like rolling down your car window on a 65 degree December day. Watching a Stanley Kubrick film and understanding it. Or Ken Macha properly using a bullpen. Bonus word: rare.
*Josh Smith is learning very quickly that the Southeastern Wisconsin German/Polish mentality is vicious. Call our town boring? We will boo you mercilessly every time you touch the ball. Even if you're right. It's like when you have a weird relative who may or may not probably has a drinking problem. You can make fun of them with your own family, but if an outsider makes a comment? BAM. Hit with a chorus of boos. That's just how we roll.