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Mike Wickett

Posts from November 2012

Wickett's World - Thank You.
I wanted to tell you what I'm thankful for. I didn't have enough room for it in a status update or in a a tweet. So if you're reading this, I thank you. 
First- for my Milwaukee radio family: Thank you. I have one of the greatest jobs in the world, which I'm very thankful for. Most people don't love coming to work every day. I absolutely do. The time i spend on air with people having fun, talking sports, shooting the bull...is amazing. I can't think of doing anything else. The end of January will mark 6 years in Wisconsin for me. I have no idea where the time has gone. Now while you may may not ALWAYS agree on sports with me (you really should) i thank you for letting me come into your city and after a little time, accepting me. Thank you for letting me spend a little time with you each morning. My co-workers are amazing. I have the best team in the league. You guys ROCK. Thank YOU. 
Second- for my milwaukee friends: Thank you. I was told before i moved here that Milwaukeeans (sp?) were great people. That Wisconsinites were friendly folk. You know what? They were right. You people are amazing. Thank you. I'm truly glad to have a great group of friends in Milwaukee. I've met so many people in the last 5+ years that will last a lifetime. Some have come and gone but you people will always be a part of me. Thank you.
Third- for my Detroit family: Thank you. Thank you for the support when i told you i was leaving for Wisconsin nearly 6 years ago. You've been incredibly supportive. While i may not get back as often as I'd like I miss you all. 
And a final thank you to the troops around the world. This pic made me sit back and think a lot.
He's a soldier from Chicago having his Thanksgiving dinner while standing watch Thursday in Matakhan, Afghanistan.
I hope your Thanksgiving Day is a great one. I hope you can spend it with friends, family and the ones you love. thank you and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
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Locations: ChicagoDetroitMatakhanMilwaukeeWisconsin

Wickett's World - Larry Sanders isn't Bryce Harper.
Lebron, Kyrie Irving, Andrew Luck, Ryan Braun, Bryce Harper...can't miss prospects. Not every pro team has the good fortune to land a player of their caliber. In fact, MOST teams don't get the oppurtunity to land a player who's ready to step in at the professional level and be a star. They have to hope that they're players lives up to that evil word: "potential". 
If you accept this, good-it means you have patience, which is a rarity when it comes to sports fans. Too often we want our teams to draft the next great thing and if they're not turning heads on SportsCenter by the time the season is less the 1/2 over, sports radio 1250's phone lines, emails and social media outlets are flooded with anger-filled comments. And let's not even talk about the overreacting hosts...
Take for example: The Milwaukee Bucks. More specifically, Larry Sanders. Sanders was drafted 15th overall out of VCU by Milwaukee in the 2010 NBA draft. I like to think we don't really find out who a player drafted can be till year 3 of their pro career. And i think all Bucks fans (and Larry himself) will admit that Sanders hasn't had a great start to his career. But you've seen flashes over the past two seasons-one of which had no training and was only 66 games long. Early in the 2012 campaign, I think most will admit that Larry Sanders has never looked better and (more importantly) or more consistant.
OVERREACTING WARNING: No, i don't think Larry will be the best C in the leage. He won't sniff the MVP award but he's got a good shot to make a name for himself in the NBA. Currently (after 3 games) he's averaging 12p/g, 8reb/g and 3bl/g. His FG% (.708) ranks 3rd in the NBA. Ask the Bucks fan closest in your life and ask them if they'd take that from Larry this year. If they answer anything but "yes", then they're expectations are far too high. Will Larry stay this consistant? I dunno. We'll have to see. But in the high tempo offense we want to see from the Bucks this year, a guy like Larry Sanders can flourish. See: his VCU days. 
We were told he was "raw" coming out of college. Yep. Dont' forget, he didn't join start playing basketball "for real" until the 11th grade. This year, he's becoming a bit of a "cult hero". I, for one, hope Larry can reach that evil P-word we've heard so much about. SHOUT OUT TO LARRY SANDERS!!! 

and he's a good dude to. Here's my interview with him from earlier this week
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People: Andrew LuckBryce HarperLarry SandersRyan Braun

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