Bucks Diary

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Your Milwaukee Sucks

35 years ago last month, in one of the franchise's proudest hours, a great Milwaukee Bucks team snapped the Los Angeles Lakers 33 game winning streak. Last night, in one of the franchise's most shameful hours, a godawful Milwaukee Bucks team snapped the Boston Celtics 18 game losing streak.

How bad is this situation going to get? Watching and then blogging about the Bucks, I suddenly feel like Herbert Morrison reporting on the Hindenburg crash. ("This is the worst of the worst catastrophes in the world!") The Mequon Diesel summed it all up perfectly in his text to me after the Boston Massacre finally ended last night: "That hurts." True. Blown out by a Celtic team that hadn't won in 18 games. So true.

And the whole thing was even worse than the final score indicates. You take away the first quarter -- in which the Bucks came out aggressively and looked as good as they've looked in weeks -- and you have an absolute bloodbath. A bloodbath. In the final three quarters the Bucks were outscored by an incredible 98-65. By a team that hadn't won in their last 18 games!

How did it happen? The Bucks played absolutely no defense whatsoever, and several Celtics took advantage. As promised, PF Al Jefferson had a field day, recording an Eff48 of 37.77. He is just the latest PF to eat Milwaukee's lunch. But he had plenty of company at the feast table. Paul Pierce went absolutely wild, ending the night with an Eff48 of 38.65. (Memo to the Bucks: Pierce has made a living hitting 3's. It might be a good idea to guard him out there.) And GF Gerald Green, who is a long way from being an All-Star, recorded an incredible Eff48 of 50.40. Letting him get off was inexcusable. In his twenty minutes of action, the Bucks made him look like Tracy McGrady. How do you let a guy who is a career 43% FG shooter go 8-for-9 against you? For Judas sake, he was 5-for-5 from behind the arc! Wanna get a hand in his face... Anyone?!

I'm too pissed to write anymore right now, but I will have some venom in the next couple of days. The issue I leave you with is this: will Terry Stotts still be the Bucks coach in the next couple of days? I hope not. He's a dead man walking. Why not put him out of his misery, Senator (and ours)?

Photo Credit: AP/Michael Dwyer


At February 15, 2007 at 12:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Mequon Diesel summed it all up perfectly in his text to me after the Boston Massacre finally ended last night: 'That hurts'." LOL!!

Stotts needs to sell his Men's Warehouse suits, store away the short-shorts he wears at practice, and get the fuck out of this city--for good.

At February 16, 2007 at 4:48 PM, Blogger Cheesehead Craig said...

Hell, leave him in, let the Bucks be bad and maybe we'll get lucky in the lottery with a huge stud.

What will a different coach do exactly? Get us in the playoffs? Don't make me go all Jim Mora on you.

The interim coach will not be around next year, so we might as well leave the bum in. We have nothing to gain with him fired. Respect? Pride? Already gone.

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