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Post#141 » by SIMMIES » Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:25 pm

[quote="soxperry"][quote="Thunder Muscle"]So espn milwaukee/madison (e.g. Homer, Wilde/Tausch, etc) went to pay for their podcasts? Damn. Don't think I'm gonna drop $50/year for it.[/quote]

I enjoy Homer just because he seems to live and breath wisconsin sports and his neuroticism just bleeds through the speaker. The 12 year old sports fan in him has never left. But paying for it? Nah. Especially not the other guys. I straight up cant listen to Chmura. He sounds like a guy who goes to home depot four times a week and wont stop talking about zero turn mowers or flood lights. His words present themselves as flatulent to my ears. I can never listen for more than 30 seconds. He reminds me of Mark Schlereth. Both insufferable. Only outdone in that regard by that clown on the Milwaukee station who i havent listened to in so long that i forgot his name.. basically an old, fat white guy with colossally stupid takes.[/quote]

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Post#142 » by crkone » Tue Dec 1, 2020 5:04 pm

https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2020/12/01/journal-sentinel-bucks-beat-reporter-matt-velazquez-moving/6472521002/

The Journal Sentinel fulfilled my dream. Now I’m leaving to make another dream possible.

Matt Velazquez

Yes, you read that headline right. Today is my last day after nearly 7½ years at the Journal Sentinel.

I never knew my life’s journey would lead me to Milwaukee and keep me here so long. That said, getting the opportunity to work at the Journal Sentinel fulfilled my childhood dream of becoming a sportswriter — and then some.

By my count, I covered 485 college and professional games in person during my time at the Journal Sentinel, not including a pair of golf majors and a half-dozen high school state championships. I’m on a first-name basis with an MVP, have traded texts with Hall of Famers, sat courtside at the Final Four and much more.

That’s all still crazy to me. Those are my experiences. Somehow, that’s my life.

Well, that’s one part of my life. That was my job. There’s been so much more going on behind the scenes.

And that’s why I’m leaving the Journal Sentinel now, even though it is and has been a dream job. As much as it was the dream of my youth, I have a new, grander aspiration now. It’s something that didn’t come into focus until a couple of years ago and only truly took shape over the summer.

It’s time for me to help my wife fulfill her dream of becoming a physician. We moved to Indianapolis in August so that she could get started on that path. I’m no stranger to a long commute, but Indianapolis to Milwaukee just isn’t feasible.

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Post#143 » by 0BobLobLaw0 » Tue Dec 1, 2020 5:09 pm

I hope he confirms his story in 3 days.
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Post#144 » by MoreTrife » Tue Dec 1, 2020 5:16 pm

"I have a new, grander aspiration now"? That's a bit much but I guess it's better than saying I'm a stay at home dad now. No offense to those dads.
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Post#145 » by ReasonablySober » Tue Dec 1, 2020 5:23 pm

Great, great story. All the best to RealGM'r Matt Velazquez.
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Post#146 » by tski1972 » Tue Dec 1, 2020 5:34 pm

Matt could be a nice guy for all I know, but he literally parroted other reports and watched games for free. Nice gig if you can get it.
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Post#147 » by crkone » Tue Dec 1, 2020 5:38 pm

I'd love for Kane to get that job but I know that won't happen.

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Post#148 » by MickeyDavis » Tue Dec 1, 2020 7:15 pm

Followed the grand tradition of Charles Gardner, Tom Enlund and Michael Hunt. Mix in Garry Howard.

I remember seeing Enlund nodding off during games when they moved the press guys out of courtside seats.

If you click on the link above it's actually an interesting story
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Post#149 » by emunney » Tue Dec 1, 2020 8:29 pm

All the best to Velazquez and his family.

Did they name a new beat writer yet? Season starts 3 weeks from today; media availability in 2 days.
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Post#150 » by MickeyDavis » Tue Dec 1, 2020 8:35 pm

Ben Steele covers Marquette and filled in for Velazquez from time to time so maybe he gets it
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Post#151 » by paulpressey25 » Wed Dec 2, 2020 12:16 am

What I found interesting in the article was Matt referencing a downsizing severance opportunity from MJS. I mean if the Buck beat writer is eligible, that’s not a good sign. And yes, they’ll probably have someone on staff take over the beat, but it won’t be someone from the outside with greater credentials, because otherwise Matt wouldn’t have been eligible for the severance one might think.
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Post#152 » by HKPackFan » Wed Dec 2, 2020 7:19 am

MickeyDavis wrote:Followed the grand tradition of Charles Gardner, Tom Enlund and Michael Hunt. Mix in Garry Howard.

I remember seeing Enlund nodding off during games when they moved the press guys out of courtside seats.

If you click on the link above it's actually an interesting story


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Post#153 » by Garbs_7 » Wed Dec 2, 2020 7:52 am

+1 for Kane getting the MJS job. Well deserved IMO, hope he is considered.
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Post#154 » by blazza18 » Wed Dec 2, 2020 8:34 am

Kane really is a no brainer. Dude puts in so much work for the podcast and twitterverse.
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Post#155 » by paulpressey25 » Wed Dec 2, 2020 3:29 pm

A problem Kane has is that Matt took a downsizing severance buyout. Kane would be a new headcount addition over there, which likely goes against why they are doing those buyouts. As one of you pointed out above, they'll give the job to someone we've never heard of, who is already on staff.

Then again, that's pretty much how they've always filled that job. Promote up the lower cost staffer.
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Post#156 » by StickeeFingaz » Wed Dec 2, 2020 11:23 pm

DavidDunn on the latest LOB. LMAO hoes mad.
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Post#157 » by ReasonablySober » Thu Dec 3, 2020 3:27 pm

Jim Owczarski is the new beat guy.
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Post#158 » by paulpressey25 » Thu Dec 3, 2020 3:42 pm

ReasonablySober wrote:Jim Owczarski is the new beat guy.


Can’t wait for him to get to the bottom of the Bogdanovic deal and what really happened there.
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Post#159 » by HaroldinGMinor » Thu Dec 3, 2020 3:48 pm

I like Jim. Good move. He seems like a little bit more of a bulldog than past scribes.
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Post#160 » by paulpressey25 » Thu Dec 3, 2020 3:50 pm

HaroldinGMinor wrote:I like Jim. Good move. He seems like a little bit more of a bulldog than past scribes.


You’re allowed to do that with the Packers. Their fans demand it, and you don’t have a thin skinned owner working levers against you (and that applied to Kohl as well as Lasry).
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