The Weekend Kickoff with Chris Callaway

Bucks ready for Raptors

The Milwaukee Bucks will open up the 2017 NBA playoffs on Saturday afternoon against the Toronto Raptors, looking to win the team’s first playoff series since 2001. The Bucks have made six playoff appearances since then, winning a whopping nine playoff games in the past 16 seasons.

Las Vegas does not like the Bucks to win the NBA Championship, which is probably the right call. Milwaukee is at 250-1 to win the title right now, ahead of only the Portland Trail Blazers at 300-1 to take home the Larry O’Brien Trophy. In fact, the Bucks are only 50-1 to win […]

Early Brewers Breakdown

On Wednesday night, I finally got to sit and watch a majority of the Milwaukee Brewers game and I saw a lot of things I liked. For starters, Wily Peralta looked good! That’s huge for the Brewers, where it appears that pitching will be a constant concern, especially following the injury to Junior Guerra on Opening Day and the underwhelming performance by Zach Davies on Tuesday.

The offense as a whole has been generally encouraging, having scored 6, 5, and 6 runs in their first three games, before being stifled in a 2-1 loss on Thursday. Thanks to a 6-1 […]

The Finality of the Four

This past weekend, we saw the Final Four come together, as Gonzaga, Oregon, and the Carolinas both North and South, prevailed in their respective regionals and earned the right to compete in Phoenix next weekend. There are some awesome stories there – Mark Few, Dana Altman and Frank Martin, each making their first Final Four – and also, the one powerhouse in the Tar Heels that are hoping to give Roy Williams his third title in nine tries.

It’s not the Final Four that anyone really expected – outside of the 657 of the almost 19 million people on ESPN’s Tournament […]

USA claims its first WBC crown

The good ol’ United States of America toppled Puerto Rico (which is kind of American but not really) 8-0 on Wednesday night to win its first World Baseball Classic. As a sports fan and lover of this fine country, that made me happy, but is it really something worth getting worked up about?

At first glance, the WBC is like the World Cup, but for baseball instead of soccer. It’s just that, there’s not nearly as much history in the WBC as there is in the soccer version, at least not yet. What it really compares to is the Olympics […]

Wisconsin finds a way to upset the defending champs

I watched it happen, start to finish, with my own two eyes, so I know that it happened.

Looking back on it 36 hours later, I’m not sure how it did.

The Wisconsin Badgers pulled the upset on Saturday afternoon, taking down Villanova 65-62 in a game that was as frustrating as it was exciting.

Let’s start here: Wisconsin had more turnovers, were in more foul trouble, and were way worse from the free throw line. In March, those things matter, but for the Badgers, somehow they didn’t.

What mattered is that Wisconsin was at its best down the stretch.

The Wildcats’ Donte DiVincenzo made a 3-pointer from […]

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