Posts Tagged ‘Beastmode’

Dear Milwaukee Brewers/Fans/and Milwaukee:

Even though that the Brewers are not in the World Series, and had made the postseason, got the 96 wins, there is one thing still to say: Thank you! Why I am saying thank you to the Brewers Fans/and Milwaukee? Even though I haven’t tapped into the Brewers as most of you, but I can say that I am pleased that the Brew Crew had made it this far to try to get something started. During the period between 1983-2007 in all, there was NOTHING to cheer for with this team in my view. Nothing. Now, don’t get me wrong in all that yes, the Brewers represent the WI as the lone MLB team, but here’s something you should realize that rebuilding takes time. It takes time overall because of the structure, team, management and mostly fans that generate that support that the Brewers evolved. But when in 2008, when the Brewers won the NL Wild Card Championship that to me was a small start to do something. Sort of like the Green Bay Packers who were in the Wild Card playoffs years ago. And the same category, they both lost the first round. But for the Packers, they rebounded and went straight to the Super Bowl. The Brewers, almost had the World Series in the grasp, but until the St. Louis Cardinals came along and routed them out.

Even though that this was a “disappointed season”, but in a way it was a good season. No, I didn’t go to the games at Miller Park, or as Nyjer Morgan would say, “The Keg”. But after reading the stats, games and pennnant races, it was almost clear that the Brewers were a candidate to be one of those teams to beat. This year, when they became the 2011 NL Central Divison Champions, this was something that the city had been hungry for since 1982. When the Brewers/Cardinals last clashed, in  1982 I was only 5 years old when that happened. And I don’t remember that game at all. Look, I was 5 years old! So to the “long term” Brewers Fans, I don’t remember that. I’ll remember 2011 as the year of the Beastmode. But not the year of Harvey’s Wallbangers.

So let me say that Milwaukee, even though that we have some differences in Segregation, high unemployment, teen pregnacy, and others, the Brewers woke up the Brew City with the Beastmode Mentality. Like Nyjer Morgan said that “beastmode is not just for the field, it’s a way of life” via his Facebook page.  So Milwaukee, we need to be in beastmode in all things!  Use the beastmode mentality to get all the unemployed to be employed. Tell the teen girls not to have a baby at 14. Go to work, school, church with a game-day attitude.  And for God’s sake: We need to get real about racism, and segregation in this city! See Beastmode is not just for sports. It’s for everyday life!

So Njyer, Prince, Ryan, Casey, Yovanni, Doug Melvin, Rickie, Mark Attansio, Ron Roenicke, Johnathan Lucroy, and many others in the Milwaukee Brewers Crew, Thank you all for a great season. And I would expect more “beastmodes” to maintain in the future. Am I disappointed that the season is a waste? No. Just like every other team that has been in this position before, it’s just like saying again, you now know what you have to do.  The Brewers are at times a misunderstood team. Not because of the region, or being in Milwaukee. It’s because in my opinion that they are a good organization but not a visible organization. I will say this though, they will get their championship. But I don’t see that coming in another 29 years.


Stephen’s Spot

The State of Wisconsin had a good Whirlwind of Victories last week. In terms of the Milwaukee Brewers, the Wisconsin Badgers and the CURRENT Superbowl Champs, Green Bay Packers. But before I talk about the “Whirlwind,” I have to talk about the Brewers. Yes, the 2011 NL Central Division Champion Milwaukee Brewers. I said this last year that I won’t be talking about them unless they start winning. I guess the prophecy came true this season. The Milwaukee Brewers right now, are on some strange brew of motivation that was similar since 1982. Now when the Milwaukee Brewers were in a big game like the World Series at the time, I was only 5 years old when they made it that far, which they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals. And yes, the years went by, and the Crew weren’t the stuff in Major League Baseball. There were times that I tried (and yes Lord I did try) to watch Baseball, but it went for other teams like the Yankees, Marlins and Red Sox. All of the Big League Market teams. But for Milwaukee, it was just a matter of no chance. Not enough talent and energy to make me say, “I want to see the Brew Crew make things happen.”

So OK, new Management, new players, a different scenery of Miller Park, and most of all a city that most of America seem to forgotten in the Midwest. You may have heard that the Green Bay Packers are the State’s unifier, but to fairly say now the Milwaukee Brewers have become and still are, the City’s unifier. We all know that Milwaukee is one of the most segregated cities in the United States, but for team like the Brewers with this new “strange brew of confidence”, can definitely unify a city that has high problems of Unemployment for African-Americans, Teen pregnancy, harsh winters (just kidding) and other ways to mend the fences of the city. And yes Milwaukee Sports Fans, we can get into “beastmode” in all things! Maybe Milwaukee can use the “beastmode” to get African-Americans in the city to be recruited for jobs without discrimination, tell the teens to get off of the pregnancy trip at 14 years old to get thinking about education and a real future. And sure as heck to tell us to go “beastmode” against segregation! We can wait for Nyjer Morgan or “Tony Plush”  to do this all we want. Or Prince Fielder, or Ryan Braun, Or Rickie Weeks or any of the Brew Crew to do this all we want as well, but we citizens have to build on it! So yeah, I’m putting on the Blue and Gold now. And the last time I wore anything like this was….20 years ago, in middle school that is.

This past weekend, the whole state for the first time has been wrapped up in a “Wisconsin Whirlwind of Victories” that has unprecedentedly put Wisconsin, a state that earlier had to go to battle against Scott Walker (which is still moving along)  to a state that revives in sportsmanship. The Badgers welcomed the rookies of Nebraska into the Big Ten with a 48-17 win. Learn the game, Cornhuskers. And on Sunday, while the Brewers were going 2-0 in the NLDS over the Arizona D-Backs, the Packers took care of business against the Denver Broncos which makes the Packers and the Detroit Lions unbeaten at 4-0. Just to the think about it, the Packers and Lions are making the NFC North serious. Not the Bears, nor the Vikings. But it was good weekend. I have to say that even though the Packers got the motor running earlier in the year, the Brewers rejuvenated their juice to get the oil changed which led them to a NL Central Title. Technically, the WI is on point. And even though that Whirlwind has died down a bit, the ideal thought has got the Badger State talking on the sports level.

Dear Nebraska Cornhuskers & Fans:

Welcome to the Big Ten. *slap* One of the best organizations in Division 1 Football. Yeah, you made it. But lets talk about that defeat you had against Wisconsin on October 1st. Yes, I root for the Badger Red, or the Original Big Red if you will call it. Let’s just get this out of way once and for all. I’m sorry that your team got beat. But your team got beat for various reasons in this Wisconsin Whirlwind of Victories, next to the Brewers and Packers. Beastmode in all. And I know right now that you’re feeling the pinch of Russell Wilson, James White, Montee Ball, and company in the sea of Cardinal and White at Camp Randall Stadium.  And hearing the music of On Wisconsin, Sweet Caroline, and House of Pain’s Jump Around. Just to let you know that Wisconsin has been in the Big Ten since the 1840’s and you guys just got here. But since you are getting noticed or re-noticed in this conference, let me give you some advice on how to make it the big ten from my point of view:

1) This is what it’s about, Nebraska. To be the in the team in the #B1G, you got to step up! Just some advice. #Badgers – Just note, this is on my twitter page. Not to scare you or intimidate you. Just saying. And by the way, if you like saying “just saying” say it. No matter who cares.

2) Learn to pick your spot. You may have heard of this quote, but now it’s gospel.

3) Know your opponents. Really you have too.

4)Be aware of your surroundings.

5) Respect the teams that been here for years.

Sound familiar? Does this make sense? In regarding the Big Ten, and no disrespect to the other conferences, this is one of the staples in College Football. As far as accolades: ask Wisconsin, Minnesota, Northwestern, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Illinois State, Penn State, Purdue, Iowa and Indiana and ask them about how they made their mark in the Big Ten. Bowl Games in all. Wisconsin has been in the Big Ten since the start as a charter member, and has been a measuring stick of change since the era of Barry Alvarez. And…Nebraska, you should know that Barry Alvarez was one of your linebackers back in the 1960’s. And which team he faced at the time? Wisconsin. In 1974, when most of us weren’t even born, Wisconsin beat Nebraska 21-20 in a game that shocked College Football.

So yeah, Nebraska you had or have great players. One of the former Green Bay Packers, Ahman Green came out of your school. Whom I do respect. And he was a great running back. And about the game, consider this as a Teachable Moment, as President Obama would say. But in order to win in the Big Ten, you have to make it in the Big Ten. So learn it, Cornhuskers!

On Wisconsin!

Stephen’s Spot