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Brew Hoop Night Shift: New Year’s Eve 2019

Welcome to a special decade-ending edition of the Brew Hoop Night Shift, starting earlier in the evening so that you can read through and leave a comment before the festivities of your night. Or, if you’re like me, you’re enjoying a glass of champagne and going to bed at 8:45 to try and avoid being woken up by fireworks. Same difference, right?

Tonight’s (On) Topic: A New Decade of Bucks Basketball

The Milwaukee Bucks are at a level few of us would have ever predicted at the start of this decade. Last season was a historic success (playoff disappointment and all), and this year has gotten off to an even better start. 35 games into the campaign, the Bucks are becoming a basketball inevitability where the only way to beat them is to both get hot and catch them cold. They’re Finals favorites, and that’s not hyperbolic.

Giannis Antetokounmpo deserves a ton of credit for that. So does Mike Budenholzer, and Khris Middleton, and Eric Bledsoe and George Hill and Brook Lopez and Ersan Ilyasova and Kyle Korver and Dragan Bender and Wesley Matthews and Donte DiVincenzo and Pat Connaughton and Robin Lopez and D.J. Wilson and Thanasis Antetokounmpo and Sterling Brown and Jon Horst and the ownership group and Peter Feigin and...the list goes on from there, to be sure.

New Year’s is often times an opportunity to make a resolution, to do more X or to cut down on Y. For the Milwaukee Bucks, their resolution is to win, and keep winning, until they’ve won all that they can win in June. And we resolve to stick with them the rest of the way, whether they make it to that goal or not.

Tonight’s (Off) Topic: Stay Safe Out There

Enjoy your evening, everyone. Just do so responsibly, as to not put yourself (or someone else) in a position where the night takes a bad turn.