Larry Sanders’ Sad, and Good, Goodbye

He has finally spoken publicly about his basketball farewell, and about so much more than that, and the explanation from Larry Sanders is what many expected, while hoping those expectations were wrong. From his Q&A session at The Players’ Tribune, the quote of particular note: “I know I disappeared for a while. People were wondering where I was. I actually entered into Rogers Memorial Hospital, and it was a program for anxiety and depression. Mood disorders.” So with that admission, Sanders told the world this: He is but one of 44 million people who, according to the National Alliance on…

Quick Bucks- John Henson’s Opportunity

No one seems to know much of anything regarding Larry Sanders’ absence from the Bucks at this point. So, instead of adding to the conjecture, let’s take a look at what this means for the Bucks on the court. Earlier this season, I brought up the Bucks’ power forward problem in this space. Sanders absence, coupled with a torn Jabari Parker ACL and an Ersan Ilyasova concussion, has made the Bucks very thin on the front line. The addition of 37-year-old Kenyon Martin earlier today brings another body to Milwaukee, but likely not much in terms of actual help. Instead of…

The Brewers Holograms and Bud

Photo courtesy of BRC Imagination Arts They are doing something different and lasting, something educational and celebratory, something that, perhaps and perchance, goes a tad overboard, but only because it’s something so heartfelt. And yet, to understand the whys and hows, first you must navigate through the sea of snark. Because whenever Bud Selig is involved, everyone’s a comedian. So once the Milwaukee Brewers announced plans for their Selig Experience, Twitter turned into a Jay Leno monologue flashback, with cue cards for steroids and All-Star games and everything in between. National guys like Craig Calcaterra and Keith Olbermann couldn’t resist…

A Victory for Science

A middle-aged man reads a book called Space Chronicles via the tiny light attached to his ballcap brim. A younger man walks by wearing a faded NASA T-shirt, while elsewhere in the Riverside Theater audience, scattered patches of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, await the star of Wednesday night’s show. No, at a venue that’s hosted such performing luminaries as Jerry Seinfeld and Tony Bennett, Wilco and John Legend, this was not your typical sold-out audience. And while Neil deGrasse Tyson may have shown off a few dance moves at previous shows, that wasn’t why he got three standing…

Quick Bucks- Winning While Rebuilding

“Our best case is to make the playoffs. It’s not, ‘Let’s make sure only so-and-so plays, because they need experience.’ We want to play them, but we also want to win.” – Marc Lasry. This quote from Zach Lowe’s piece on the Bucks at Grantland may have paralyzed some Bucks fans, reminding them of something so familiar. “We want to be a good team. We want to get to the playoffs; we want to win in the playoffs.” – Herb Kohl (June 2013) There are a few things Bucks fans need to understand. 1. Bucks fans do not need to…