Just returned from Milwaukee where I witnessed the Milwaukee Bucks
take on the visiting Toronto Raptors
. The game recap
will tell you the story of how the Bucks managed to lose, it won't tell you about the fun drunk people sitting behind me though. Opposite of my experience this summer in San Fransisco at a Giants
game, these people were fairly polite. Turned out one of them was a Janesville Craig graduate, a rank of which I shall soon be joining. After he gave us (myself and three friends) a hard time for a few minutes asking if I came to the game to see Keith Van Horn (who was traded away yesterday) we both proceeded to rip on the efforts of one Toni Kukoc
Kukoc went on to play what I would consider a pretty awful game, which is something that is easily fixed. TAKE HIM OUT! But of course, Bucks coach Terry Porter did not. Porter seems reluctant to substitute the players in and out, the only time he does substitute players occurs when a player enters foul trouble (like Dan Gadzuric did tonight) or inbetween quarters. This results in not 4 minutes of a bad matchup or awful shooting, but 12 minutes of Marcus Fizer playing instead of the hustling Joe Smith (second quarter). I don't understand the logic behind Terry Porter's player management and it makes me doubt his ability as an NBA head coach.
We upgraded our seats for the third quarter to the sixth row behind the Bucks bench, only to have the true owners come back towards the end of the quarter. As a general warning to anyone who attends a sporting event with me, I'm always looking to get closer to the game. Unfortunately I lost my chess match with the Man this time and had to head back to my still good seats in the corner. Glad that my tickets said section 439 row X.
A night well spent in Milwaukee.