WI Sports Tap List: Bucks’ Big Win, Brewers Big Weekend, & Yes, the Rodgers Drama
It’s hard to admit defeat. I hate it. It makes me mad to admit that I’m wrong. I love writing recaps for you guys. I graduated with a journalism degree, so, I always feel like doing a recap makes me channel myself back to the Big J days. But here’s the thing, you guys and gals don’t read it. It’s fine. I get it. So in a way to do recaps differently is giving you what you need to know for your Zoom calls on this day or if you’re back in the office. This will drop anywhere from 8:00a to 8:15a every workday and the occasional weekend date.
What Happened This Weekend?
– Milwaukee Bucks score a huge win against Brooklyn: An amazing win for the Milwaukee Bucks last night. Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated the Brooklyn Nets with 49 points. Brooklyn had zero answers for Antetokounmpo. He scored 35 of his 49 points against DeAndre Jordan. Khris Middleton also had a great game. And Jrue Holiday did a phenomenal job of locking down Kyrie Irving.
– Milwaukee Brewers had a great weekend against the Los Angeles Dodgers – Sure, they got blown out on Sunday afternoon. That was an absolute mess. But honestly, it was an awesome weekend for Milwaukee. Freddy Peralta pitched great on Friday. The same goes for Brandon Woodruff. The Brewers have 16 guys on the Injured List. I know the Dodgers are struggling, but at the same time, these are the world champs. They have a ton of talent. Way more than Milwaukee right now. 2-2 would have been fine, but now, that they’re 3-1 with a 17-11 record is great.
– Packers finished their NFL Draft – We covered a bit on Saturday, but the Packers rounded out their draft by picking rounds four through seven. They added a ton of offensive linemen which is a clear sign that they did not have the depth they wanted last year. The one thing Green Bay didn’t do this draft got a top-tier linebacker. Isaiah McDuffie is a fine player, but he’s not going to shake up the world. That’s disappointing.
Star of the Day
Giannis Antetokounmpo – What a game for the Greek Freak. He went head-to-head with Kevin Durant on Sunday afternoon. This was such a fun game. I talked about on the podcast a few weeks ago that when Philadelphia and Brooklyn came to town, I want their best. Giannis got that even without James Harden. That outside jumper might not work like that all the time, but that was a warning shot to the rest of the league.
Highlight of the weekend
— Bally Sports Wisconsin (@BallySportWI) May 2, 2021
Travis Shaw’s walk-off: This might be a tough one because I’ll blog a lot of the top highlights. But I didn’t blog Travis Shaw’s walk-off. What a win. I ended up rolling down to Nomad for the final half-inning. Some kids were yelling ‘fuck the dodgers’ chants. It was so fun. Shaw got it done in the clutch again for the Crew.
Headlines heading into the day in the State of Wisconsin
– Rodgers’s drama will be the headlines: Everyone will get their takes off with Aaron Rodgers. That is the story for everyone not just here but across the country. There will be some truly bad takes today. I cannot wait.
– Are the Bucks for real?: People will start this narrative about Milwaukee being the team that could challenge Brooklyn.
– How long can the Brewers keep this up?: There will be some doubters that Milwaukee will fall off at some point. I don’t think it’s happening unless they have more starting pitching injuries (Knocks on wood).
– Draft grades!: I fucking hate these. I get it but I hate them.
What’s on Tap Tonight?
Milwaukee Brewers take on the Philadelphia Phillies tonight. The game is at 6:05p and if you can figure out how the Bally Sports app works, it’s on there too. Adrian Houser gets the ball on Monday against Vince Velasquez. Houser has been pretty solid thus far this season. Velasquez isn’t a good pitcher at all. Brewers should be able to get off on the right foot.