Jimmy Carlton

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Born in Milwaukee but a product of Shorewood High School (go ‘Hounds!) and Northwestern University (go ‘Cats!), Jimmy never knew the schoolboy bliss of cheering for a winning football, basketball or baseball team. So he ditched being a fan in order to cover sports professionally - occasionally objectively, always passionately. He's lived in Chicago, New York and Dallas, but now resides again in his beloved Brew City and is an ardent attacker of the notorious Milwaukee Inferiority Complex.

After interning at print publications like Birds and Blooms (official motto: "America's #1 backyard birding and gardening magazine!"), Sports Illustrated (unofficial motto: "Subscribe and save up to 90% off the cover price!") and The Dallas Morning News (a newspaper!), Jimmy worked for web outlets like CBSSports.com, where he was a Packers beat reporter, and FOX Sports Wisconsin, where he managed digital content. He's a proponent and frequent user of em dashes, parenthetical asides, descriptive appositives and, really, anything that makes his sentences longer and more needlessly complex.

Jimmy appreciates references to late '90s Brewers and Bucks players and is the curator of the unofficial John Jaha Hall of Fame. He also enjoys running, biking and soccer, but isn't too annoying about them. He writes about sports - both mainstream and unconventional - and non-sports, including history, music, food, art and even golf (just kidding!), and welcomes reader suggestions for off-the-beaten-path story ideas.



Recent Articles
 
 Sports - September 2, 2018
 After cut-down day, here's how the Packers' 53-man roster looks
 The Packers reduced their roster to the league-mandated 53 players on Saturday. Following those cuts, announced by general manager Brian Gutekunst, here is a look at Green Bay's 53-man team going into the 2018 NFL regular season.
 
 Sports - August 31, 2018
 3 somethings from the Packers' 33-21 preseason-finale loss to the Chiefs
 While their superstar quarterback and now the NFL's highest-paid player didn't even make the trip to Kansas City, the Packers passers were still the main storyline in Thursday night's preseason finale. Here are three takeaways from the 33-21 loss to the Chiefs.
 
 Sports - August 30, 2018
 Sudden NL MVP candidate Christian Yelich does it all in Brewers' wild win
 The Brewers' wild 13-12 win over the Reds in Cincinnati on Wednesday may have been their most exciting game of the year. And on an explosive, important night when Milwaukee had a season-high 22 hits, while the Cubs and Cardinals both lost, the driver's seat belonged entirely to Christian Yelich.
 
 Sports - August 20, 2018
 Brewers' Miller Park homestand highlights, Aug. 20-26
 Besides the excitement of watching a team in a playoff race battle its divisional rivals, the Brewers are giving fans plenty of other reasons to come out to Miller Park this week, including giveaways like a performance T-shirt, brewmaster shirt and Lorenzo Cain bobblehead.
 
 Sports - August 17, 2018
 3 somethings from the Packers' 51-34 preseason win over the Steelers
 Preseason or not, the Green Bay Packers' 51-34 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers was good football fun. Aaron Rodgers' warmly welcomed return to Lambeau Field; big plays on defense; Jake freakin' Kumerow. There were plenty of takeaways from Thursday night; here are three of them.
 
 Sports - August 10, 2018
 5 somethings from the Packers' 31-17 preseason win over the Titans
 In the first exhibition game, with a dozen likely starters - including Aaron Rodgers - not in uniform, the quarterbacking was the main story. But, though the game didn't matter and many of the players won't be on the roster in a few weeks, there were other takeaways, too. Here are five.
 
 Sports - August 5, 2018
 Third time's the charm: Bavarians win seventh national championship
 For Milwaukee Bavarian SC, the third time was the charm, and championship number seven sure felt sweet. Bavarians won the United States Adult Soccer Association Amateur Cup at Heartland Value Fund Stadium, lifting - then promptly drinking beer out of - the Fritz Marth Trophy on Saturday night.
 
 Bars & Clubs - July 27, 2018
 Hidden Gem: Gas-Lite West
 In the heart of Greenfield, less than a mile north of I-43, is a classic corner bar, a 41-year-old neighborhood pub where the drinks are cheap, the service is fast and friendly, the conversation comes easy and everyone is a regular - or becomes one quick.
 
 Sports - July 27, 2018
 5 pressing questions going into Packers training camp
 The Packers open training camp on July 27 looking ahead to a new season (with a new GM, new defensive coordinator and healthy Aaron Rodgers) that they hope will be a significant improvement over their calamitous 2017 campaign. Before the players ride bikes into camp, here are five questions.
 
 Sports - July 26, 2018
 Brewers acquire reliever Joakim Soria in trade with White Sox
 The Brewers made a trade Thursday, their first before the July 31 deadline. Milwaukee acquired right-handed reliever Joakim Soria from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for left-handed starter Kodi Medeiros and right-hander Wilber Perez.
 


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