(credit to youtube user cocomolsu and the toaster oven they used to shoot this video...frieking Zapruder film has better quality)
Well playing the role of Smalls in my life once again are the Milwaukee Bucks. I don't know who watches this team on the regular like I do but it is by far the most frustrating part of my life. Well that and earlier today I had to sit through an entire 30 second ad on youtube before I watched the Justin Timberlake Suit and Tie video for the 2343234th time. Brutal. Kept waiting for the 'skip ad' button to appear but it never did. First world problems are the worst world problems.
Anyhow the point is that the current edition of the Milwaukee Bucks was actually putting together a decent to semi-decent season until about a week and a half ago. Like legitimately 9 days ago this team was 5 games over .500 and sitting in the #7 seed and only a half game out of the #6 seed. Boylan had the offense rocking, Brandon Jennings was on the verge of an all start birth and there were reports of people actually paying face value for tickets*! Cut to 9 days later, a brief two game west coast swing ends disastrously in Denver and Utah, followed by a Jennings snub and a subsequent tank job against the Pistons and now the Wizards. And those last two are what sent my rage to 11. Like despite those losses on the road, they were still two games over with three home games against the Pistons, Wizards and Sixers before the all star break. Win those and maybe make a deal before the deadline and you might be in a decent position come April. But no! Not in Milwaukee! Let's lose to two of the worst teams in the East in resounding fashion! Honest to God last night Tony Smith sighed audibly before saying 'the Bucks are trying really hard.' Awesome Tony! The Milwaukee Bucks: where trying happens. FML.
*Obviously what the kids call a 'J/K' one there. I would argue being a Bucks season tickets rep has to be the most difficult job on the planet. Not just in trying to market the team to people as a form of entertainment, but in trying to compete with Stub Hub prices. Average ticket price to an NBA game face value is around $40. Average price for a home Bucks game on Stub hub is 99 cents. Like I could probably buy season tickets for the Bucks on Stub Hub for $47.
PS: Bill Russell's birthday today. Probably the second greatest player ever behind Jordan. Legit question: present day Bill Russell or present day Joel Pryzbilla if you had to give one 5 minutes a night.
Double PS: Opening day can't get here soon enough. That's two blogs about the Bucks in two weeks.