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The Finals Game 6: We are the Champions my friend(s)!

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Re: The Finals Game 6: We are the Champions my friend(s)! 

Post#1901 » by old skool » Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:35 am

I think maybe Ring Night will be the end of getting choked up over this. Amazing that the Bucks were able to pull out a win. Bucks have beat the Nets 7 of the last 10 times they have squared off. 2-3 in Brooklyn, 5-0 in Milwaukee. I get why so many people are ready to anoint Brooklyn, but I expect hardly any of those people recognize how successful the Bucks have been head to head.

Last night it almost seemed as if Nash was trying to lose, or at least making losing a strong possibility. He DNP'd Bruce Brown who played great against the Bucks in the playoffs last year. Then he sits Harden with lots of time in the 4th quarter and sends in the end of bench players with almost 4 minutes left. That all seemed a bit sneaky, almost like getting the Bucks to think beating the Nets again will be easy.
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Post#1902 » by old skool » Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:16 am

I don't think the Milwaukee fans have received enough recognition for their role in the championship. It seems to me like there have been a lot of negative comments here over the years about the lack of noise at Bucks games. To the contrary, Bucks fans gave the team a boost throughout the playoffs this year. Even the national broadcasters mentioned the loud support. In the Finals, it was mentioned that both arenas were loud, but that Milwaukee was just a little bit louder. Mike Breen with his line "This Building is Shaking!".

And of course, there was the tone set by the Deer District. What a mob. What a commitment to watch the game in a crowd standing without seats, without easy access to replays, without easy views of the screen. What an unprecedented show of support.

We know that a lot of the fans joined the bandwagon recently. Lots of wintry nights in the BC with swaths of empty seats over the years. Lots of nights when the screams over t-shirt tosses drowned out the reaction to anything happening on the court. But this time, when it came time to face the demons of being humiliated by Miami, or the talented firepower of the Nets, or the rising Hawks without the 2-time MVP, or the veteran led young Phoenix Suns, Bucks fans showed up in force. Games that were played at 0% to 25% capacity only a few weeks before the playoffs began, were unfolding in front of a full house before the second round was concluded. The Bucks kept flirting with disaster, be it a sluggish start against Miami that required overtime, or digging holes to start series against Brooklyn, Atlanta and Phoenix. Each time, Bucks fans provided an emotional springboard that contributed to a 10-1 home playoff record, capped by a Finals closeout. Surreal.

Personally, I never say "We" when talking about the Bucks. The team wins or loses. "We" seems too cheesy. But I think Bucks fans deserve a bit of credit for creating an atmosphere as good as any in the NBA. An atmosphere capable of propelling the team to playoff wins. An atmosphere that likely convinced Bobby! Bobby! to return on an incredibly team friendly contract. Congrats to us, we made a difference.
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Post#1903 » by 0BobLobLaw0 » Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:04 am

1st loss....still the champs
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Post#1904 » by paulpressey25 » Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:27 am

old skool wrote:
We know that a lot of the fans joined the bandwagon recently. Lots of wintry nights in the BC with swaths of empty seats over the years. Lots of nights when the screams over t-shirt tosses drowned out the reaction to anything happening on the court.


I contemplate often the fan composition at games over the past 8-months. It is fantastic to get so much support for the team, so much gear worn everywhere, and to see statewide interest back after a 30-year absence.

At the same time, I realize that quite possibly only 3% of the fans at any given game now have any clue who Ruben Patterson or Epke Udoh were.
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Post#1905 » by old skool » Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:50 am

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old skool wrote:
We know that a lot of the fans joined the bandwagon recently. Lots of wintry nights in the BC with swaths of empty seats over the years. Lots of nights when the screams over t-shirt tosses drowned out the reaction to anything happening on the court.


I contemplate often the fan composition at games over the past 8-months. It is fantastic to get so much support for the team, so much gear worn everywhere, and to see statewide interest back after a 30-year absence.

At the same time, I realize that quite possibly only 3% of the fans at any given game now have any clue who Ruben Patterson or Epke Udoh were.


Real Bucks fans are trying to forget Ruben and Epke.
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Post#1906 » by emunney » Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:54 pm

Many of us can't even spell Ekpe.
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Post#1907 » by Ron Swanson » Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:13 pm

You're not a real one if you don't remember Marcus Haislip and David Noel.
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Post#1908 » by emunney » Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:23 pm

If you never got into an argument with Freeway over whether to draft Nazr Mohammed or Paul Pierce, you might be a bandwagoner.
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Post#1909 » by ReddoverKobe » Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:42 pm

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old skool wrote:
We know that a lot of the fans joined the bandwagon recently. Lots of wintry nights in the BC with swaths of empty seats over the years. Lots of nights when the screams over t-shirt tosses drowned out the reaction to anything happening on the court.


I contemplate often the fan composition at games over the past 8-months. It is fantastic to get so much support for the team, so much gear worn everywhere, and to see statewide interest back after a 30-year absence.

At the same time, I realize that quite possibly only 3% of the fans at any given game now have any clue who Ruben Patterson or Epke Udoh were.


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Post#1910 » by emunney » Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:19 pm

FREEWAY: <confused, extremely fraught voice> You don't like NAZR???
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Post#1911 » by paulpressey25 » Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:25 pm

Enjoying the Nets struggles, and that of the Lakers. Would help validate the fact that those two weren't juggernaut teams, deprived of the inevitable title only due to "injuries"
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Post#1912 » by ClassicJack » Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:51 pm

ClassicJack wrote:Got my merch like 2 weeks ago after waiting a month and today I got an email from Bucks pro shop telling me my order has been delayed due to items not being available. Weird.


So I just got the exact same order delivered again from Bucks Pro Shop. Don't know if I should go thru the hassle of returning it or just giving the duplicates away as Christmas presents.
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Post#1913 » by emunney » Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:46 pm

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ClassicJack wrote:Got my merch like 2 weeks ago after waiting a month and today I got an email from Bucks pro shop telling me my order has been delayed due to items not being available. Weird.


So I just got the exact same order delivered again from Bucks Pro Shop. Don't know if I should go thru the hassle of returning it or just giving the duplicates away as Christmas presents.


That is too good. I just left messages at all the offices for the company who runs the online store (Legends Global Merchandise). Fully expect them to tell me the same thing the Bucks Pro Shop has told me so far (absolutely nothing).
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Post#1914 » by trwi7 » Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:26 am

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old skool wrote:
We know that a lot of the fans joined the bandwagon recently. Lots of wintry nights in the BC with swaths of empty seats over the years. Lots of nights when the screams over t-shirt tosses drowned out the reaction to anything happening on the court.


I contemplate often the fan composition at games over the past 8-months. It is fantastic to get so much support for the team, so much gear worn everywhere, and to see statewide interest back after a 30-year absence.

At the same time, I realize that quite possibly only 3% of the fans at any given game now have any clue who Ruben Patterson or Epke Udoh were.


I'd hate to be the poor bastard who goes to a Bucks game and sits by Nowak that says they have no idea who Ruben Patterson is.
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Post#1915 » by ClassicJack » Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:03 am

emunney wrote:
ClassicJack wrote:
ClassicJack wrote:Got my merch like 2 weeks ago after waiting a month and today I got an email from Bucks pro shop telling me my order has been delayed due to items not being available. Weird.


So I just got the exact same order delivered again from Bucks Pro Shop. Don't know if I should go thru the hassle of returning it or just giving the duplicates away as Christmas presents.


That is too good. I just left messages at all the offices for the company who runs the online store (Legends Global Merchandise). Fully expect them to tell me the same thing the Bucks Pro Shop has told me so far (absolutely nothing).


That sucks, man. I don't know if you have an account with them or just ordered as a guest but I originally ordered as a guest because I didn't remember my password and finally reset the password after waiting about a month for the first order and somehow the guest order linked to my actual account and it got delivered about a week later.
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Post#1916 » by Jez2983 » Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:51 am

My 'Earned' shirt may have disappeared into an ocean. I've been too busy to chase it up with other stuff, so next week I may have a go...
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Post#1917 » by AussieBuck » Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:07 am

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old skool wrote:
We know that a lot of the fans joined the bandwagon recently. Lots of wintry nights in the BC with swaths of empty seats over the years. Lots of nights when the screams over t-shirt tosses drowned out the reaction to anything happening on the court.


I contemplate often the fan composition at games over the past 8-months. It is fantastic to get so much support for the team, so much gear worn everywhere, and to see statewide interest back after a 30-year absence.

At the same time, I realize that quite possibly only 3% of the fans at any given game now have any clue who Ruben Patterson or Epke Udoh were.

I'd still take Udoh as 4th big on the team. :D
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Post#1918 » by ridetheskies » Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:41 pm

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Post#1919 » by drew881 » Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:55 pm

Not sure if this article has been posted yet. First page of ESPN NBA page about us becoming a dynasty:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/32473440/why-giannis-antetokounmpo-milwaukee-bucks-believe-the-nba-next-great-dynasty


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"Oh yeah, [their relationship], it's grown a lot," Antetokounmpo said on Zoom after the first preseason game. "They sit next to each other in the locker room now. Yeah, they go out to dinners. Dates and stuff."
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Post#1920 » by H2tObes » Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:45 pm

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Crazy how much better the Bucks are at marketing compared to the Kohl days
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