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Thursday, Apr, 12 2012

I've talked about this many times before and will do so again now just to clarify. I am not a Bucks fan. I am not a Brewers fan. Not by definition anyway.

I've always felt that the word fan is short for fanatic. Am I fanatic about the Brewers or Bucks? No. Does that make me some sort of evil person who doesn't like our home state teams? No. I like them just fine, but I jump on the bandwagon only then things get interesting toward playoff time in whatever sport is involved.

Such is the case with the Milwaukee Bucks. I actually watched the end of the game with the Knicks last night at the BC. Playoff implications were huge and I want my home state team to beat out a team from New York as much as the next guy. It wasn't to be of course.

Today I'll be hoping for a Brewers' sweep of the Cubs simply because it's us versus them. 'Nuff said.

I guess the only state team I am really 'fanatic' about is the Packers. For me that means watching, listening, reading all about 'my' team all season long, not just when things are looking good near playoff time.

Late start again today for the PhilCast....4:30-ish after the Brewers sweep the Cubs on WHBY!

posted by: Phil Cianciola 27 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Thanks

Wednesday, Apr, 11 2012

Thanks to all those members of the PhilCast Family who in one form or another have expressed their well wishes to me and my family concerning the death of my father-in-law.

It has been a tough stretch for us, but now we move on.

Both the Wednesday and Thursday PhilCast shows will be cut short by afternoon Brewers' games. We should be starting both days somewhere around 4:30-ish perhaps. Then Friday it's a full show with the return of the Friday PhilCast Facebook Friend of the Week. Get your nominations in now! Just email me...



Speaking of the Brewers, anyone else find themselves looking to see what Prince Fielder does each day in Detroit like me? I suppose that will wear off, but I still find myself interested in how he is starting off over there in that 'other league'.

Oh, one more inside story for readers of my blog;
I can report to you that yesterday "Reggie the Producer" and the writer of his jingle "Reggie the Producer" met in person for the first time yesterday and that was pretty cool I thought.

Reggie and our program director Dave Edwards made the trek down to Milwaukee to attend the funeral, which says a lot about the quality of people I work with at the new home of the PhilCast.

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Saying Goodbye

Friday, Apr, 6 2012

It's never easy.

I'd like to apologize if I seemed in any way off my game while doing the PhilCast this week. If you didn't notice any difference in the show then I guess I did my job, but it wasn't easy.

Long-time PhilCast listeners know about "The Italian Odd Couple" bit I used to record. It started after my 85-year-old father-in-law Bob moved down to New Berlin from Adams-Friendship to share a bachelor pad with his 88-year-old brother Frankie.

What followed was a series of adventures with those two captured on a recorder for the show. Bob & Frank go to the deli...Bob & Frank host a poker party...Bob & Frank go golfing.

Bob was dying this week.



Bob left us late Thursday night, finding relief at last after a struggle to come back from after a nasty fall dating all the way back to the week after Thanksgiving.

Not many PhilCast Family members knew what was going on behind the scenes, but I made mention of it once or twice on the show. I want to thank those who sent their kind words. It is much appreciated and in fact why I call it the PhilCast Family. Thanks for caring.

Perhaps I will play some highlights from the Italian Odd Couple on the Monday show. Then there will be a funeral Tuesday to celebrate the long life of this Navy Veteran. Thanks to all those who gave Bob excellent care at Zablocki V.A. Medical Center. All our Vets deserve nothing less.

 


 

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Thursday notes....

Thursday, Apr, 5 2012

I love the movie Easter Parade, and on the Thursday PhilCast I'll include that as part of a discussion about Easter traditions.

Speaking of which, it's Good Friday tomorrow but it's also opening day at Miller Park. What's a Catholic tailgater to do? We'll have a guest on the show to talk about that today in the 4:00 hour.


And Lips LaBelle will be in the studio with me at 4:30 with his Hollywood news and gossip as per usual.

Remember...no PhilCast on Friday because the Brewers will be playing on the air on WHBY.

However, we'll be recording a baseball-themed podcast-only version of a Friday show for you to listen to on-demand. Just click on the podcast link to the right for all the podcast versions of the show.

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New cycling blog location

Monday, Feb, 20 2012

Set up my new cycling blog for the 2012 season today.
Bookmark it today!

http://hipcycler.blog.com/

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