Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points, 20 rebounds and six assists, including one very memorable one, in Monday's win at Washington.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points, 20 rebounds and six assists, including one very memorable one, in Monday's win at Washington. (Photo: David Bernacchi)

Watch Giannis hike pass, football-style, to Middleton for comeback-sparking dunk

On the final day of All-Star Game voting, as the Bucks push for him to be named captain of the Eastern Conference team, Giannis Antetokounmpo added another highlight-reel play to his viral resume in Milwaukee's 104-95 win over the Wizards in Washington. 

Amid a standout MLK Day performance, when he recorded his first-ever 20-20 game, with 27 points and a career-high 20 rebounds, Antetokounmpo once again blew up social media, this time midway through the fourth quarter with a very unconventional pass.

After a Wizards missed shot, Antetokounmpo picked up the loose ball and, facing his own basket, hiked it, football-style, down the court to teammate Khris Middleton, who had sprinted ahead. Middleton dunked it in to give Giannis his sixth assist, bring the Bucks to within 90-89 and spark the team's comeback, as Milwaukee outscored Washington, 15-5, down the stretch.

We already knew Giannis can do whatever he wants on a basketball court, but after that play, the Green Bay Packers – who went through three different long snappers last season – may want to give him a call, after explaining how football works.

Next year, you may be able to vote for Antetokounmpo as a long snapper for the NFL Pro Bowl, but for now, make sure you vote for him for the NBA All-Star Game.

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In three years in the Korean Baseball Organization, Eric Thames hit .348 and totaled 124 homers and 382 RBI.
In three years in the Korean Baseball Organization, Eric Thames hit .348 and totaled 124 homers and 382 RBI. (Photo: David Bernacchi)

Brewers TV crew gives Korean broadcast call of Eric Thames' first home run

New Brewers first baseman Eric Thames crushed his first home run of the season in the fourth inning of Milwaukee’s 6-1 win over Colorado on Wednesday night. The 404-foot blast was also his first homer in the major leagues since Sept. 23, 2012, when he was with the Mariners, before he went to play in Korea for three years.

It’s very early, but Thames has gotten off to a good start so far, showing the bat the Brewers hoped they were getting when they signed him to a three-year, $16 million contract during the offseason. Entering play Thursday, he was batting .333 (3 for 9) with one home run, three RBI and two runs scored.

Thames spent the previous three years tearing up the Korean Baseball Organization, where he hit a whopping 124 home runs. To that country’s television audience, those dingers probably sounded a lot like this.

Outstanding.

From 2014-16, with the NC Dinos, Thames hit .348 and totaled 124 homers and 382 RBI. In 2015, Thames batted .381 with 47 home runs, 140 RBI and 40 steals, becoming the first member of the KBO’s 40-40 club and the first player in league history to hit for the cycle twice in one season. That year, he was named the KBO MVP, and also won the league’s Golden Glove Award for first basemen.

So, judging by the prodigious production and the euphoria of that broadcast call, it’s safe to say Thames is still pretty beloved in Korea.

And kudos to FOX Sports Wisconsin, its television production staff and announcers Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder for not only finding, but also featuring the call on the broadcast. Very cool and original. Well, except maybe for these crazy Australian guys.

We second Anderson’s sentiment: "I think that becomes a thing now for the rest of the year." Hopefully, it's a thing another 30 or so times.

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This is a perfectly nice home in Suamico, Wisconsin.
This is a perfectly nice home in Suamico, Wisconsin. (Photo: Redfin)

No, Aaron Rodgers' Green Bay house is not currently for sale

Yesterday, the sports blogosphere created quite the "ZOMG!" stir after a few outlets posted that Aaron Rodgers was selling his Green Bay-area home.

But before Packers fans could become too excited ("I can buy Aaron Rodgers’ house!?") or aghast ("Is he leaving us?!"), the buzz balloon was quickly punctured. Rodgers, who has three years left on his contract, does not live at the residence; it's occupied by someone else; and the home was not – or, at least, isn't currently – on the market.

According to the residential real estate company and database Redfin, the perfectly nice-but-unremarkable 4,012-square foot house in Suamico, is actually not for sale. It may have been recently or will be at some point, but let's cross that goal line when we get to it.

Here’s the relevant info, courtesy of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin:

Dan Posey with Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, identified as the agent in the real estate listing on the company's website, said the house on Crown Point Boulevard is occupied and not on the market. Posey said he signed a confidentially agreement with a client that prevents him from saying any more about the property, other than that media reports about it being for sale are not accurate.

Rodgers bought the four-bedroom, 4,000-square foot house near Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve in July 2005 for $442,500, according to Brown County real estate records. He subsequently transferred ownership to RFI Holding LLC, which appears to be a Rodgers holding company. No subsequent sale was filed with the county, but Wisconsin doesn't have a deadline for recording transactions with the Register of Deeds.

Looks like Olivia Munn, Rodgers’ girlfriend and eternal cheesehead enemy, dodged another blame bullet. For now.

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The Cubs won the World Series, but the Bears still have Jay Cutler.
The Cubs won the World Series, but the Bears still have Jay Cutler. (Photo: Jim Biever/Packers.com)

Well, anyway, the Bears still suck

Despite some of our sacrilegious, seemingly pro-Chicago content the past couple weeks, we here at OnMilwaukee love the Brewers and don't like the Cubs, who, as we predicted, won the World Series or whatever.

So congratulations on lifting the goat curse and ending your century-long, self-inflicted run of incompetence, you lovable losers. May your city delight in drunken, delirious celebration and hopefully not burn itself down tonight. Milwaukee will be celebrating a Brewers championship in 2019.

But until then, Wisconsin, always remember this:

The Bears still suck.

LOL Jay Cutler.

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