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Jeter's highlight for the ages

Sep 26, 2014 -- 9:20am

'The Icon' joins "Milwaukee's Baseball Tonight"

Sep 18, 2014 -- 6:56am


Former Brewers all-star Jeff Cirillo joined "MIlwaukee's Baseball Tonight" on Wednesday in advance of his golf tournament Monday at the River Club in Mequon.

By DREW OLSON
dolson@espnwisconsin.com

Few things are more fun than talking baseball with former Brewers third baseman Jeff Cirillo, who joined "Milwaukee's Baseball Tonight" in advance of his fifth annual golf tournament Monday at The River Club in Mequon.

Listen to the interview here:

 

 

MLB Network discusses Stanton incident

Sep 12, 2014 -- 10:05am

Alex and Drew make a video

Sep 10, 2014 -- 9:50pm

By DREW OLSON
dolson@espnwisconsin.com

Intern Denny Gallagher, a student at Marquette University, decided we needed a "promo" video for the "Alex and Drew" portion of "Alex and Drew with Needles at Noon."

We didn't want to squelch his youthful enthusiasm, so we let him bring a camera into the "One Call That's All" studios.

Our only edict: try to make us look cool.

It's up to you to decide whether he succeeded.

But, we're going to have him shoot some more videos before the fall semester ends.

 

Freeman joins ESPN Wisconsin lineup

Sep 02, 2014 -- 3:15pm


Former Packers wide receiver Antonio Freeman will star in a Monday night football show from the Horse & Plow in Kohler.

‘The End Zone with Antonio Freeman’ to Air Live from the Horse & Plow

MILWAUKEE, WIS. (September 2, 2014): Good Karma Brands’ ESPN Wisconsin and Destination Kohler announce a new radio show featuring former Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Antonio Freeman. ‘The End Zone with Antonio Freeman,’ will air live from the historic tap room, the Horse & Plow at The American Club in Kohler, Wis.

The one-hour show, which debuts Sept. 8, will air at 6 p.m. on Mondays during the 2014-’15 football season on 540 ESPN in Milwaukee, 100.5 ESPN Madison and ESPNWisconsin.com.

“We’re pleased to partner with ESPN Wisconsin to launch ‘The End Zone with Antonio Freeman,’ said Michael Belot, General Manager of Destination Kohler. “The Horse & Plow is a great venue for this type of show. With its rich Wisconsin history and high-energy atmosphere, I have no doubt ‘The End Zone’ will be a popular Monday night event.”

ESPN Wisconsin’s Alex Petakas will join Freeman on ‘The End Zone,’ which will feature guests from professional football in front of a live audience. Petakas and Freeman will analyze the previous week’s game and take questions from fans.

“It’s exciting for us to add another Packers Hall of Famer to our team,” said ESPN Milwaukee General Manager, Shane Blackman, whose programming roster includes Freeman’s former teammate and fellow Packers Hall of Famer, Mark Chmura. “The Horse & Plow is a perfect location for the live broadcast, and The American Club is an amazing destination for any Wisconsin sports fan.”

‘The End Zone with Antonio Freeman’ will air the day before ESPN Wisconsin’s ‘Tuesdays with Aaron’ broadcast, a popular show featuring Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers and ESPN Wisconsin’s Jason Wilde.

Fans may watch the show live at the Horse & Plow at The American Club, or listen via 540 ESPN in Milwaukee, 100.5 ESPN Madison, online at ESPNWisconsin.com or via the free ESPN Radio app.

Horse & Plow, The American Club’s historic tap room and once a bowling alley for immigrant workers who lived in Kohler, is today a casual brew pub with a creative menu and 19 craft beers on tap. ‘The End Zone with Antonio Freeman’ is free for fans who wish to sit in the general seating areas of Horse & Plow. VIP seating in the lower level of the bar or Upper Deck seating overlooking the lounge is available, but has a minimum food and beverage spend. Fans who wish to extend their visit in Kohler can book the GridIron Package at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake. Reservations for seating and hotel accommodations can be made by calling 855-444- 2838.

Stay up-to-date with event news and happenings on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheHorseandPlow and on Twitter www.twitter.com/theamericanclub.

For more information, please contact Leslie Stachowiak at leslie.stachowiak@kohler.com or Emily Dillinger at edillinger@goodkarmabrands.com.

About Good Karma Brands:

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Good Karma Brands, LLC (GKB) is a sports marketing company with expertise in sports radio and event marketing. The company is passionate about offering unique solutions to its partners within the sports marketing arena, and has grown into a marketing enterprise with solutions ranging from digital, wireless, mobile, event, television partnerships, sponsorships and personality endorsements. For more information, please visit GoodKarmaBrands.com.

Good Karma Brands Media Contact:

Emily Dillinger | edillinger@goodkarmabrands.com | 440.759.3440 About Destination Kohler

The American Club, a 2014 Forbes Five-Star Recipient and the Midwest’s only AAA Five- Diamond resort-hotel was named #3 Golf Resort in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. The hotel is one of only 44 in North America with both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five- Diamond distinction. Kohler Waters Spa in Kohler, Wisconsin is the first and only Forbes Five- Star spa in Wisconsin and one of 41 spas worldwide to hold this distinction. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Forbes Four-Star Immigrant Restaurant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic Italian at Cucina. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.

Destination Kohler Media Contact:

Leslie Stachowiak | leslie.stachowiak@kohler.com | 920-457-4441

Where the hell is Hank the Dog?

Aug 31, 2014 -- 8:18am


Hank the Dog was a feel-good story for the Brewers during spring training. The team could use a feel-good story now.

By DREW OLSON
dolson@espnwisconsin.com

For some reason, I do some of my best thinking while walking the family dog.

Yesterday, midway through our usual loop through the park, I was sorting through the Brewers' current slump in my mind when we came upon an elderly couple strolling with their small white dog. 

That's when it hit me:

Where the hell is Hank?

Hank the Dog, the stray who wandered into Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix during spring training, was adopted by the organization and its fan base and became a feel-good story as the Brewers got off to a spectacular 20-8 start and April.

Lately, he's been AWOL.

Well, that's not totally true. He's living a happy life with the Wronski family on the North Shore. But -- aside from selling a bunch of T-shirts in the team store, he's bringing NOTHING to the table as the Brewers try to hang on to an almost wire-to-wire lead in the National League Central Division. 

If you've watched the Brewers lately, you know that something is missing. Something less tangible than timely hitting, a home run binge, more consistent relief pitching and Wily Peralta's command.

This team is missing something spiritual. It needs an injection of... something.

I'm going to need to go for another long walk with my dog to figure this out, but I think they need a rallying cry. They need a theme song. They need a gesture. Does anybody remember "Beast Mode" from 2011?

The Brewers need something like that and they need it quickly or they're going to toss what could have been a magical October onto the scrap heap.

Where have you gone, Hank the Dog? Brewer Nation turns its lonely eyes to you.... This team needs a rescue. And, if Hank isn't up to the task, they'll have to get a lift from someplace else.

If you have any theme song or slogan ideas for the Brewers, feel free to share them. And, let's hope that this little chestnut -- from a man I saw perform last weekend in Chicago -- does not make the cut.

 

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