I LOVE the Milwaukee Bucks old school 1970s home jerseys, and I’m glad they are wearing them, but in general the team’s month long celebration of their one lone world championship that happened light years ago seems totally pathetic, especially in light of what happened last Sunday.
The Green Bay Packers don’t commemorate championships, they win them. The Bucks “commemoration” only serves to remind me of how long its been since the team achieved what should be their annual goal… winning a world championship. Its been 40 frickin years. Wow. That is what you call a drought. And there is no rain in the forecast.
I just can’t accept this kind of mediocrity anymore. Here’s what really frustrates me. Since 1996, the Milwaukee Bucks have advanced past the first round of the play-offs one time. In that same span the Green Bay Packers have constructed two completely separate world championship teams. That’s embarrasing.
Yes, it is easier to acquire talent and to win championships in football, but the Packers face many of the same obstacles as the Bucks. Green Bay is not a prime destination for free agent talent, so the team has to build through the draft. But unlike the Bucks, the Packers have hit on many of their draft choices, and have made bold, brilliant personnel moves that have paid off big time.
Now look at the Bucks situation. The team basically has one championship asset — C Andrew Bogut. Past that, the Bucks have a point guard who isn’t a true playmaker, they have a couple of nice role players, and they have a bunch of way overpaid aging veterans. Hammond will really have to work some magic to undo this roster and rejigger it.
To quote Joey Tribianni, the Bucks are so far from a championship at this moment, the championship looks like a dot to them.