“Winning Takes Balls”
Ping pong balls, that is.
A Milwaukee-based group called “Save Our Bucks” has gone about making a donation page to collect funds for “the purchase of high visibility billboard(s) to display for a four-week period in December.” These proposed billboards would hold the message “Winning Takes Balls”, advocating the idea of the Bucks tanking. The group’s website, SaveOurBucks.com, would also make its way on to the bottom of the billboards.
Bucks owner Herb Kohl has repeatedly rejected the idea of tanking, which in NBA-lingo means losing intentionally to get good draft picks. However, tanking may be the only way for the Bucks to make a legitimate ascent back to relevancy.
I personally, as a Bucks fan and patron of tanking , think this is a brilliant idea. It’s an easy and harmless way for Milwaukee sports fans to tell their NBA franchise that they’re fed up with the way things are being done and that a new approach is needed. It’s a message that’s going to be hard for the Bucks management to ignore.
Obviously many other Bucks fans feel the same way as me, because the initial support for this movement has been overwhelming. In less than 24 hours, they have already raised over $2,000 towards the billboards and are well on their way to their goal of $5,000.
It’s certainly nice to see some effort from the Bucks fan base in this upcoming struggle to keep the Bucks in Milwaukee.