Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Today’s (on)topic: MECCA Memories
We are 22 hours from tip-off for the much anticipated return to the MECCA! Let’s take a trip down memory lane before we add another memory tomorrow night:
Jan. 10, 1971: The Bucks destroyed the Baltimore Bullets, 151-99, but unlike most blowouts the excitement didn’t peter out. In the fourth quarter, Bullets star Gus Johnson shattered a backboard with a thunderous dunk.
Holy Moses has anyone actually seen a backboard get all the way shattered from a dunk before? Everyone has seen videos of this happening, but has anyone witnessed this live and in-person?
Oct. 18, 1977: Few people remember that the Bucks beat the Lakers, 117-112. Most everyone recalls that Abdul-Jabbar, who had been traded to Los Angeles in 1975, punched Kent Benson in the face a few minutes into the season opener... “I have no second thoughts about what I did,” Abdul-Jabbar said back then. “It’s too bad it happened the way it did, but I had to do it.”
Oh my god that quote. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was Omar Little 25 years before The Wire even came out.
Dec. 16, 1977: The Knicks and Bucks played a lot of great games in the 1970s but few were as entertaining as Milwaukee’s 152-150 victory in three overtimes.
I had a mini-heart attack just reading the recap of this game. I always pull for games I attend to head to overtime, but there is no way I would be able to stay awake, or sane, for three overtime periods.
Today’s (off)topic: Candy Corn
Candy corn is bad. There is no defending it. It is right up there with the circus peanuts candy that you can buy at Menard’s for worst candy to ever be made. To steal a line from comedian Jim Gaffigan (who’s doing a show at the WESC 11 months from now) Candy? Great. Corn? Good. Candy corn? Nasty crap.
Who out there likes candy corn? I don’t mean that it’s nice to snack on every now and then, but legitimately gets excited over candy corn being available to chow down on. Show yourself.
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