Sunday, December 27, 2009


I've been kind of getting into some serious Bucks fever lately, even after the honeymoon of the arrival of Bucks Jesus Brandon Jennings has worn off a bit. One of the presents I received for Christmas was a 2009-2010 Bucks Media Guide, and because I spend a lot of time in the bathroom I guess you can say that I've been doing a lot of reading. Looking at all of the statistics and all of the history has got me a bit more excited for a possible playoff run this season. However, that's a feeling that usually dwindles a little bit once I, you know, actually watch a game.

Look, I'm excited about what's going on in Milwaukee right now as much as the next guy, but by reading that media guide I'm longing for the days of our annual playoff appearances that we had as recent as the beginning of the decade. The Bucks right now do have a lot of promise, but they have been struggling as of late and this week was no exception.

I checked out both Bucks games this weekend looking for a bit of holiday cheer, but instead was left to drown my sorrows in some spiked egg nog. The game on Wednesday was sort of a rough one as Milwaukee lost to the Wizards 109-97, and then the game on Saturday was a flat out embarrassment as the Spurs got the upper hand with a 112-97 win. Michael Redd and Hakim Warrick will get the Bucks POTGs, respectively.

So as we look at things now, the Bucks stand with a current record of 12-16. I always get offended when basketball fans talk about how bad the Eastern Conference is, but that looks to be the case again this year as that record would actually give the Bucks the seventh seed if the playoffs started today, so that's something to think about.

It's not like the teams behind them are very threatening either. You have the Bulls at the eight seed, and they are really just a mess right now. New York and Philly are irrelevant, Charlotte and Washington could put something together, Charlotte actually scares me the most out of those teams and then you have the Pistons sucking this year because half of their team is hurt. I'm not slotting the Bucks in for a playoff spot twenty-eight games into the season here, but it doesn't really look like the path to get there is too difficult.

We gotta start winning though. A) So that the Bucks can make the playoffs and B) so that Gweeds is in a good enough mood to do these recaps for me.


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