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Time to forgive Ray?

Super Bowl XLVII talk of the San Fransisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens has been going on all week long. The ultimate hype machine also known as the NFL has taken center stage in America. Compelling story lines such as Harbaugh versus Harbaugh or  is Joe Flacco an elite quarterback are just a couple of them. To me the biggest story line is Ray Lewis, 13 years ago charged in connection with a double murder. Today he is one of the best MLB to play the game and is the prized poster boy of the NFL. I have forgiven Ray for his transgression but i have not forgotten them. What say you?
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Hey Gomer Pyle!

I decided this weekend to go see some good high school basketball, as I normally don’t have a chance to, with the Bucks schedule the way it is. The game I chose to go to was packed, so I was forced to stand in a corner of the gym packed in with others, with everybody trying to see the game action. It was a great atmosphere to see a game to say the very least.

Then during the first half of the game, a fan standing in front of me said to his buddy something along the lines of “They need to quit giving the ball to that Gomer Pyle”. To which there was no reaction from anybody around him until a school staffer turned around and told him he couldn’t be calling students “Gomer Pyle”. I thought the staffer had to be joking, but apparently not, as the fan questioned what was wrong with using the term and acknowledging that he was talking to his friend not yelling it out to the player on the court. The school staffer then asked for security to escort him out of the building, the fan as you could well imagine then really became upset as did the people around us. I couldn’t believe it happened and decided to write this blog.

I’m not the most politically correct person in the world, but at what point do fans get tossed out of games for talking to other fans? Is “Gomer Pyle” some super offensive term that I’m uneducated about? If it means a player that’s not very good, then that fan used the term correctly. If it means something else, please let me know.
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Brewers playing for a 5 month season?

Get ready Brewers fans! The season is FAST approaching, and the biggest story, for the most part, is a YOUNG ROTATION. You'll read about it, you'll hear about it on the radio, and you will see the coverage on TV. With Brewers GM Doug Melvin focused this off season on improving a struggling bullpen, it is pretty clear to this point, that the organization is content to run 4 young starters out in 2013. It's somewhat risky, as the Brewers have one of the best offenses in all of baseball. You have to ask yourself, is this the right year to go with the youth movement on the mound? Could the organization wait just one more year to do that? Corey Hart is on the last year of his contract. Aramis Ramirez will have only one year left on his contract following the 2013 campaign, thus making him prime trade bait. Nori Aoki will be nearing the end of his deal as well. Point being...maybe wait one year, make one more 'go for it' attempt, and then re-tool.
 
As spring training approaches, it is becoming clear that the young pitchers are going to be given the ball every 5 days. That being said, Brewers GM Melvin and the organization have somewhat of a rule that they try to follow. When 'grooming' a young pitcher, the Brewers do not like a pitcher to increase his 'innings pitched' from one season to the next, by more than 20%-25%. I thought I would take a look at when some of the Crews’ younger pitchers would reach that point. I base these numbers on an average of 6 innings per outing.  But, is it that simple? You have to look at experience, and innings to find out. It's not just about 5 starters, as most MLB teams will use 6, 7, 8, or more starters each season. Let’s focus on the principle pitchers for the sake of this blog.
 
Yovani Gallardo: No problems in terms of 'innings pitched' as he has seasoned his arm to carry the workload of a top of the rotation starter.
 
Marco Estrada: In 2012 Marco pitched 138 1/3 in the majors and 8 at triple A for a total of 146 1/3. An increase of 20% is roughly 175 innings. Averaging 6 innings per start he would hit his 'increase mark' around mid September.
 
Mike Fiers: In 2012 he had 127 2/3 in the majors and 55 at triple A for a total of 182. With the 20% increase, there is no concern about workload.
 
Wily Peralta: 29 innings pitched for the Brewers big league club and 146 2/3 in the minors for a total of 175 2/3. Workload should not be a concern in 2013.
 
Chris Narveson: Chris is coming off an injury, however, the 20% rule shows no concern, as he has pitched over 160 innings in both 2010 and 2011.
 
Mark Rogers: Rogers pitched 39 at the big league level last season and 95 at triple A for a total of 134. Again, basing this on an average of 6 innings per outing, he would reach his 'increase point' in late August.
 
Tyler Thornburg:  In 2012 Thornburg pitched 22 for the Brewers, and 112 2/3 in the minors for a total of 134 2/3. He would reach his increase point in early September.
 
The 2013 Brewers will need more than 5 starters in 2013. There is no doubt about that, based on the numbers above. A young rotation can win, as the 2012 Oakland A's proved, but with the Brewers offense as good as they are, a re-tooled bullpen, is 2013 the year to go with the young rotation? It’s going to be a TON of fun finding out. I can't wait for the season and the Rupena’s Baseball Post Game Show to get underway. I'm not calling myself old, but the years are flying by. It’s my 8th season of Post Game Show coverage, and I have loved EVERY minute of them. 'Smile Milwaukee, the World WILL Smile Back'! 
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What is / Who's who in the PBA League?

I don't know about you but when I watch a sporting event, I like to know as much as possible going in!

The Professional Bowlers Association will have it's FIRST LIVE! PBA League telecast Sunday, January 27th (Noon ET / 11am CT) on ESPN.

Back in October PBA Commissioner Tom Clark joined Sparky, Dwight and myself to explain what the PBA League is all about.

Below is a breakdown of EVERY TEAM involved. Everything you need to know from stats and highlight to previews and more, we have got you COVERED!

So get ready for what is to be a good ol' competitve time... The PBA League!
 
      CLICK ON ANY PICTURE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT PLAYER.
Tommy Jones Scott Norton Jack Jurek J. Szczerbinski *Kelly Kulcik


Tom Smallwood Mike Scroggins Ronnie Russell Jesse Buss *Brad Angelo


Rhino Page Amleto Monacelli Bryon Smith Mike Machuga *Mike Wolfe


Wes Malott Andres Gomez Parker Bohn III Dave Wodka *Ildemaro Ruiz


Ryan Ciminelli Ryan Schafer W.R.Williams Jr. Jason Sterner *Tom Hess

Dom Barrett Josh Blanchard Stuart Williams Nathan Bohr *Jon VanHees


Mika Koivuniemi Chris Loschetter Mike DeVaney Dick Allen *Dino Castillo


Martin Larsen Dan MacLelland Patrick Allen Thomas Larsen *AnthonyLaCzae

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Messi, FC Barcelona, and the experiences in Germany and Spain

He [Messi] was close, real close. I couldn't see him yet, but I could feel him, as if the subway train was being sucked towards Camp Nou and the tracks were being pulled back into the city. Whatever was going to happen, it wasn't gonna be the way they call it back in Wisconsin.
 
No, I’m not talking about Colonel Kurtz; I’m talking about Lionel Messi – the greatest ‘football’ player on the face of the earth.
 
Waiting for the last two years, I never thought I would have another opportunity to see him play live again. Tomorrow (Sunday), I will return to Camp Nou, one of the biggest stadiums in the world, as FC Barcelona takes on Osasuna, the worst team in La Liga. Expecting a massacre on the field, I hope Messi comes through with a goal. It will complete this 18 day journey…
 
However, Messi apparently had an injury Thursday night in the second leg of the Copa del Rey against Malaga; he was substituted in the 82nd minute. The club claims that the injury is not serious, but Messi did not practice yesterday.
 
Great, that’s all I need. Come all this way to see the greatest football player of my lifetime, and he’s sitting on the bench?! Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that…
 
Messi’s speed, passing, accuracy, and scoring are extraordinary skills that most football players cannot mirror. The man has a true gift, and unlike so many other superstars, he lives a pretty humble and quiet life (or so we think). He’s a special player with a special talent. When he gets the ball, let him go to work. When he doesn’t have the ball, he’s in position to strike when the opportunity presents itself. His team is an outstanding supporting cast of talented individuals. They, too, are superstars in their own respect. In general, Barcelona’s starting eleven is a well oiled machine, with very few flaws. It is why they are champions on a consistent basis, not only in Spain, but around the world. They are more than just the Yankees and Lakers of the world…They are ‘mes que un club’.
 
It’s been a week since I’ve written a blog. Obviously so much has happened between now and then, so I’ll try to recap my time in Munich and Barcelona. The game is Sunday, and I’ll fly home the following day. Still cannot believe how fast this trip has gone by, yet I feel like I’ve been here for months. Honestly, though, I’m ready to come home.
 
In Munich, I can say ate very well. Anticipating outstanding German cuisine, I didn’t have one bad meal when I was there. Almost every dinner consisted of schnitzel (either pork or veal), and almost every lunch consisted of a schnitzel sandwich. Although I’m not the biggest potato salad fan, I surely ate a ton of it. I also had my fair share of sausage, including bratwurst, bockwurst, and weisswurst. I even had something that look like pink bread – it was German meatloaf; you would have never have guessed it, but it was outstanding. Ironically, I didn’t drink as much beer as I thought I would. When I did, it was a lot of Hofbrau and Hachor Pschorr.
 
As for the sites in Munich, I experienced the Dachau Concentration Camp, an absolute fascinating, but depressing tour. It still amazes me how human beings have the power and will to exterminate millions of innocent human beings. We cannot forget these horrors…
 
Taking a two hour train ride south into the mountains of Bavaria, I also took a tour of the Neuschwanstein castle. It was built in the late 1800s for the king of Bavaria. The castle is absolutely amazing on the inside; everything – furniture, art, and the rooms – was in perfect condition. And yes, it kind of looks like Hogwarts.
 
In addition, I got a tour of the Allianz Arena, the home of Bayern Munich. Considering how big it is, it has the same capacity as Lambeau field (70,000 people). Did you know the media is allowed to drink alcohol? Yep. The pressroom there is enormous; it’s like the size of an auditorium. Behind it is a little cafeteria with a bar. Too bad we don’t have that luxury back home.
 
I also saw a Bayern Munich game. That was, by far, the coldest game I’ve ever been too. Plus, fans are allowed to smoke in the stadium. This resulted in a lot of second-hand smoke for yours truly. You can check out the game summary in my previous blog.
 
Did I mention the air was clean? Although it snowed almost every day, I have never inhaled cleaner air in my life!
 
As for Barcelona, I was looking forward to the change in climate. All this week, it’s been in the mid 50s to low 60s; the sun has been out every single day. While it was still way too cold to swim, I did hang out by the beach today (nothing like looking out at the Mediterranean Sea). Our hotel has a nice rooftop overlooking the city. I’ve spent my afternoons getting a lot of reading in from up there.
 
We’ve done a lot of walking as well, making tours to the Montjuic Castle which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea as well as Barcelona. We did a tour of the buildings and parks designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. Scattered across the city, they’re very unique in shape, size, and color. One of his famous creations, a mammoth cathedral called La Sagrada Familia, began construction in the late 1800s. IT’S STILL BEING BUILT TODAY! If you see this church in person, you will be convinced why they’re still working on it.
 
And of course, we got a tour FC Barcelona’s stadium Camp Nou…
 
All in all, it’s been an outstanding trip. It might be my last ever trip to Europe, but I’ve enjoyed every second of it. The culture, the food, the sites, and the football have been out of this world.
 
Besides, January is the perfect time to come, since there’s football on TV almost every day. When I haven’t been touring the sites or eating, I’m watching football in one of the local bars. Between the Premier League, English FA Cup, La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the German Bundesliga, I have been more into the sport than ever. I wonder what I’ll watch tonight…
 
Again, can’t wait to see Messi and company pounce on a crappy Osasuna squad.
 
To close my European Chronicles, I’ll use the opposite of what Kurtz said in Apocalypse Now
 
The beauty…the beauty…
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Is Te'o's Publicist Real?

I have to admit, when I heard that Manti Te'o and Katie Couric shared the same publicist I didn't expect anything but a fluff interview (that will air Thursday afternoon) that would only try to reclaim his image, and convince us that he was just the victim of a hoax.  But let's just assume that Te'o is now finally telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth (and I don't think he is) when he told Couric that he did lie for a brief time after finding out Lennay Kekua wasn't real, only because he was embarrassed.  If so, that is the worst possibility for Te'o's NFL's draft prospects.  What we've been told about how this whole scandal will affect Te'o's draft stock is that teams may be scared off by the possibility that A.) Te'o is crazy enough to lie about a girlfriend with leukemia or B.) He was gullible enough to fall for a fake girlfriend scam for three years.  Now he has essentially told everyone that he's guilty of both, which creates another question altogether in my mind; Does Te'o have a bad publicist or is he and/or this story are just too crazy for anyone to put a good face on it?
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PBA Needs YOUR Help Wisconsin!

You may or may not be aware that the PBA announced a while back that they will be returning to Southeastern Wisconsin for their Summer Series. Now if you haven’t heard, then you haven’t listened to the Spare/Time Bowling Show on Sunday mornings at 9am or you missed the one day it was in the Journal Sentinel newspaper. Let’s be honest if this is going to be a successful event coming up in May and June then more will need to be done.

Attention to bowling alley owners in town (especially you AMF owners) their needs to be a partnership in helping to promote this event coming back to Wisconsin. I understand that many of you probably think since you aren’t hosting the qualifying tournaments or the TV finals that it does you no good to promote it. Well, you’re WRONG!
 
The PBA tour is free marketing for what you do, regardless if you like the current product or not, use it to your advantage. I get that many of you want the good old days of Marhsall Holman and Mark Roth back, well those days are behind us and have been replaced by a pretty good rivalry in Sean Rash versus Jason Belmonte.  TV ratings on ESPN are up 15% this year for the PBA and you haven’t done a thing to help this process. How many Sunday’s go by without the PBA event being on a single TV set in your building? I understand in the beginning of the year the NFL is king. However, that’s over now, so you don’t have an excuse. 

What’s the solution? It’s pretty simple, let’s first start with each center in town making announcements at their centers during each league.  How long does it take to write a liner card for your staff to read once or twice during league play? I don’t want to hear more stories like I heard on Sunday morning from my co-host Van McNeil about going to Waukesha AMF and the staff there not knowing details about the PBA coming to THEIR center in May.

As far as you Pro Shop owners go, I’m trying to figure out why when you are selling bowling balls to people, especially kids, why aren’t  you saying “This is one of the balls that Sean Rash throws or this is what Jason Belmonte uses”? What’s the worst case scenario? the person says “Who is that?” Then you can explain to them to watch a PBA show to see how the ball works for them and how it can work for you.

The commissioner of the PBA, Tom Clark, can only do so much.  At some point, the people in towns across this country that run bowling centers and pro shops need to step to the plate and do their part. If people don’t want to help, then don’t cry when you are filing for bankruptcy because nobody is coming to your center because bowling isn’t popular enough. 

Be selfish owners and promote the PBA!
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PBA Needs YOUR Help Wisconsin!

You may or may not be aware that the PBA announced a while back that they will be returning to Southeastern Wisconsin for their Summer Series. Now if you haven’t heard, then you haven’t listened to the Spare/Time Bowling Show on Sunday mornings at 9am or you missed the one day it was in the Journal Sentinel newspaper. Let’s be honest if this is going to be a successful event coming up in May and June then more will need to be done.

Attention to bowling alley owners in town (especially you AMF owners) their needs to be a partnership in helping to promote this event coming back to Wisconsin. I understand that many of you probably think since you aren’t hosting the qualifying tournaments or the TV finals that it does you no good to promote it. Well, you’re WRONG!
 
The PBA tour is free marketing for what you do, regardless if you like the current product or not, use it to your advantage. I get that many of you want the good old days of Marhsall Holman and Mark Roth back, well those days are behind us and have been replaced by a pretty good rivalry in Sean Rash versus Jason Belmonte.  TV ratings on ESPN are up 15% this year for the PBA and you haven’t done a thing to help this process. How many Sunday’s go by without the PBA event being on a single TV set in your building? I understand in the beginning of the year the NFL is king. However, that’s over now, so you don’t have an excuse. 

What’s the solution? It’s pretty simple, let’s first start with each center in town making announcements at their centers during each league.  How long does it take to write a liner card for your staff to read once or twice during league play? I don’t want to hear more stories like I heard on Sunday morning from my co-host Van McNeil about going to Waukesha AMF and the staff there not knowing details about the PBA coming to THEIR center in May.

As far as you Pro Shop owners go, I’m trying to figure out why when you are selling bowling balls to people, especially kids, why aren’t  you saying “This is one of the balls that Sean Rash throws or this is what Jason Belmonte uses”? What’s the worst case scenario? the person says “Who is that?” Then you can explain to them to watch a PBA show to see how the ball works for them and how it can work for you.

The commissioner of the PBA, Tom Clark, can only do so much.  At some point, the people in towns across this country that run bowling centers and pro shops need to step to the plate and do their part. If people don’t want to help, then don’t cry when you are filing for bankruptcy because nobody is coming to your center because bowling isn’t popular enough. 

Be selfish owners and promote the PBA!
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Mandzukic, Bayern take care of Furth

Munich, Germany - Forward Mario Mandzukic came one goal short of a hat trick, as first place Bayern Munich roles over last place Greuther Furth 2-0 in a Bundesliga showdown at the Allianz Arena early Saturday night.
 
Bayern Munich (14-3-1, 45 points in the Bundesliga) started off a little slow against Greuther Furth, a team which is missing several players as well as a suspended manager. It took 26 minutes before Mario Mandzukic put Bayern on the board with a short shot from the center of the box into the right corner of the goal; Thomas Muller was on with the assist.  
 
Extending the lead in the second half, Mandzukic scored again in the 61st minute with a header also from the center of the box, but this time into the left corner of the goal to make it 2-0 Bayern.
 
Greuther Furth (1-6-11, 9 points in the Bundesliga) played better than most expected. Despite possessing the ball for only 23% of the time, Furth’s defense did a solid job from turning this game into a bloodbath. Although Bayern had 22 total shots in the game, just five were on target; the Furth defense did the best they could, keeping Bayern from shooting inside the box, especially when Bayern had 17 corner kicks in the game (Furth had zero). Furth goalkeeper Wolfgang Hesl also had three saves in the game.
 
Staying nine points ahead of second place Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich continues Bundesliga action next Sunday on the road against ninth place Stuttgart (7-4-7, 25 points). Meanwhile, trying to fight their way out of relegation, Greuther Furth returns home to host seventh place Mainz (8-3-7, 27 points) next Saturday.
 
I’ll continue my football chronicles in the next couple of days. I’ll recap my time in Munich and preview the one thing I’ve been dying to see this whole trip…a Barcelona game. Stay tuned!
 
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Until next time, Milwaukee…
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The FA Cup, Chelsea FC, and the life in London

For the record, I’m an Arsenal fan (in the Premier League).

I’m a Bayern Munich fan (in the Bundesliga).
 
And most importantly, I’m a Barcelona fan (in La Liga).
 
Last Saturday, I watched the Premier League matchup between Fulham and Wigan. You can check out the game report in the previous blog I wrote. As the week progressed and the rescheduling of matches came into focus, there were two more matches I saw before hitting the plane to Munich.
 
On Tuesday night, there was an FA Cup redraw between Brentford (League 1) and Southend United (League 2). On tap for Wednesday night, a rescheduled Premier League matchup between Chelsea and Southampton was put into place. I got tickets for both games…
 
Truthfully, of the three football matches I’ve seen, the Brentford game has been the most exciting. I saw Brentford two years ago in my last trip to London in a normal League 1 regular season match. Unable to call that first game ‘exciting’, I hoped this second game had a little more energy than before. Although it was only the third round of the English FA Cup, the winner of this contest would play…Chelsea!
 
That’s one of the many reasons why I enjoy European Football. Every country has their top tier league, followed by weaker leagues below that. While each club is looking to win their league and be promoted to the higher league, most countries tend to have a league cup of some kind; some countries have multiple league cups. In England, there are two main cups - the Captial One Cup (use to be the Carling Cup) and the FA Cup. Bad football clubs from all leagues across England, for example, have the chance to compete in these cups against some of the best clubs in the country. Are you following along?
 
So, this Brentford vs Southend contest was serious business. Despite a slew of teams still fighting to see another day, the winner of this contest would host Chelsea, the victors of the UEFA Champions League, at an old stadium that most likely seats 10,000 people. Yes, there was a lot on the line…
 
Brentford forced the draw against Southend a couple of weeks ago to hold onto their FA Cup dreams. Bringing it back to their home stadium of Griffin Park, Brentford was on a mission to wreak hell on Southend…and that’s just what they did. However, Brentford had numerous scoring opportunities to make this game a shear blowout. Instead, the Southend defense did what they could to keep the Bees in their hive (Yes, Brentford’s mascot is the Bees). In the end, Brentford took care of Southend in a thriller 2-1.
 
The energy in that small, crappy stadium was an atmosphere I haven’t felt as a fan in a long-time. Fans from all sides shouting their favorite chants; fellow Brits saying some of the filthiest things to the officials when cheap shots weren’t called on the field; there were roars heard like no other when Brentford scored…even when they were just a hair off target. Whether you’re new to the sport or not, you, the fan, were part of a large cheering section family, supporting a team that you may never see again. There wasn’t a jumbo-tron telling fans to get loud or  music to fire up the fans.
 
Walking out of the stadium after the game, I kept thinking to myself, ‘Are the Bees really going to play Chelsea, the 2012 Champions of Europe, in two weeks? At Griffin Park? This is crazy!’
 
Speaking of Chelsea, I bought a few tickets for the game at Stamford Bridge during the stadium tour on Monday. Stamford Bridge is one hell of a venue (can’t say it beats the Emirates, though…). Touring the locker-room, pressroom, and the field, I was impressed with everything they had to offer. It was definitely the supreme of supreme stadiums in England…but I digress.
 
Purchasing the tickets, I didn’t realize what section we were really sitting in. Eleven rows back to the left of the goal, I was quite impressed with where we ended up. The tickets were a little pricey – 52 pounds (about $85 give or take) per person, but you only live once, right? Anyway, there’s a rule that fans are not allowed to stand for a long duration throughout the match. Well, that went out the window, when some of the loudest Chelsea fans were all around us! Although I’ve become a serious Arsenal fan, how could I not cheer for Chelsea? Do I really want my ass kicked? I will say this – I have nothing against Chelsea as a club…yet. In the meantime, I’ll cheer for them when appropriate.
 
From an offensive standpoint, Chelsea dominated their side of the ball in the first half. Newly acquired striker Demba Ba put up the first score for the Blues, while midfielder Eden Hazard knocked in the second goal late in the first half. However, in the second half, Southampton battled their way back, firing in two goals to even the match. Having several opportunities to score, Chelsea came up with nothing. The match was drawn 2-2. For Chelsea, though, they need victories if they want to catch Manchester United and Manchester City for the Premier League title.
 
As for the city of London, it was nice to be back. Like most big cities, London has its positives and negatives. It’s one of the most universal cities in the world when it comes to ethnicity and culture; all walks of life can be found in London. There are some impoverished areas and there are some beautiful areas. The food, too, can be really good, but also a little questionable. Taking a wild guess, I would say there are tens of thousands of places to eat in London, yet I was trying to stick to the classic pubs. I’ve gotten a little picky to stay away from restaurants in shady neighborhoods as well as food served from outside vendors.  Refusing to eat any of it, I stuck close to what I know best – sandwiches, pizza, beer, and fish n’ chips. However, cannot wait to eat the German food in Munich…to be continued…
 
Enjoying the vast amount of history London has to offer, I knew it was important to check out as much as I could. One day, we went to the Tower of London. Built close to a 1,000 years ago, the Tower of London served as the prison and protector of the riches. Inside the large castle, I saw the amazing armory, the different types of execution weapons, and the royal family’s extensive and world-famous Crown Jewels. It’s a must-see site in London.
 
We also took a walk around Camden Market, a large, outside shopping center with stands and booths all over the place. Things are pretty cheap there, and there are a lot of knockoffs. However, you can negotiate prices with the different store owners, and sometimes get a steal of a deal. In the end, I only bought one thing from there – a “Mind the Gap” shot glass for three pounds. And yes, I did go to Harrods with a couple of girls. Before you strip my man card, I was there to buy Mom a birthday present and to take a gander at their golf section.
 
Obviously, we did a walk-around of the city, seeing some of the important landmarks like Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and Parliament, Leicester Square, St. James Park, and Buckingham Palace (I caught the tale-end of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham. That’s a site to see also!).
 
I’m also with a pretty good group of people. Spending the next 18 days with them, I’m not afraid to nip things in the bud if anybody starts getting on my case/out of hand. So far, things have been going well…Let’s keep it that way…
 
So there you have it. I’m now in Munich until Tuesday; on Saturday, we will see Bayern Munich play the worst team in the Bundesliga – Gruether Furth – at the enormous Allianz Arena.
 
I’ll have a game summary report in the next couple of days…Stay tuned!
 
As always, follow me on Twitter: @RadioJoeZenzola
 
Until next time, Milwaukee…
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