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Brew Hoop Night Shift: September 29

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Wesley Matthews’ big heart and a COVID-19 outbreak in the NFL

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Every evening at 8:00 pm central, 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.

Tonight’s (On) Topic: As if we couldn’t root for Wesley Matthews even more...

The Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund (MACC) announced that they received the largest donation from an athlete in the foundation’s history from Marquette’s and Bucks’ own, Wesley Matthews on Monday. While they did not disclose the amount, I am going to go ahead and assume Wes shelled out a pretty penny. The MACC Fund stated that they would use the hefty donation in their ongoing mission to defeat childhood cancer and find a cure for related blood disorders. You can read more about the donation and its mission here. Cancer has unfortunately touched many of our lives and this donation will go a long way in the fight to finding more accessible cures.

Tonight’s (Off) Topic: Tennessee Titans...ruh roh.

It took a while, but the NFL announced today that the league has their first COVID-19 outbreak...the source? The Tennessee Titans. ESPN reports that the team has multiple players and staff who have tested positive for the virus, and even more concerning was the fact that the team was aware of a positive test before their week three tilt against the Minnesota Vikings and they still went ahead and played. As a result, both the Vikings and Titans shut down their facilities today. However, the NFL still intends to have the Titans and Steelers play on Sunday with a plan B for Monday depending how their COVID-19 tests go.

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