Greek Freak Alert 2.0

It started with a simple request from Bill Simmons to have updates whenever Giannis Antetokounmpo took the floor, and from there the @GreekFreakAlert was born. Since then Giannis has been turning heads and electrifying the hometown crowd with exciting plays, dunks, more dunks, and even more dunks to pair along with his lovable personality. We have seen him go from occasional role player, to rotation player to starter in one third of a season.

Giannis is now getting regular minutes (32 mpg over the last five games) and there  isn’t a need for updates every time he checks into or starts a game. However, we want to continue to provide updates on everyone’s favorite Greek rookie. Going forward the Greek Freak Alert will be used to send out highlights and special announcements regarding Giannis. We hope there are a lot more alerts in the future.

Go Bucks!

Nick

The wingspan that has captivated Milwaukee.

The wingspan that has captivated Milwaukee. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bucks Fan Shows His Pride And Is Rewarded With Gear, Courtside Seats & Kohl’s Gift Card

Last week the Milwaukee Bucks and Kohl’s launched a new #GoBucksGo social contest aimed at Bucks fans showing off their pride. The first #GoBucksGo Biggest Bucks Fan was Brandon from Milwaukee whose winning photo was taken from October’s Fan Fest event at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

The first #GoBucksGo winner Brandon (right) poses with his new gear with his friend Andrew.

The first #GoBucksGo winner Brandon (right) poses with his new gear with his friend Andrew.

Brandon enjoyed courtside seats and took home a new Adidas Bucks sweat shirt, O.J. Mayo Jersey t-shirt and an accompanying hat and scarf to keep warm during these brisk months. He also received a $100 Gift Card to spend at his local Kohl’s. Now it’s your chance to enter to be the December winner. To enter is simple:

  1. Take a photo or video of you and your friends and family displaying Bucks pride worthy of being named the #GoBucksGo Biggest Bucks Fan.
  2. Post your photo and/or video to Twitter, Instagram or Vine along with #GoBucksGo and mention @kohls
  3. One lucky fan each month will be named the #GoBucksGo Biggest Bucks Fan and win the featured Bucks gear, a pair of Row 1 Courtside Seats and a $100 Kohl’s Gift Card.

The new prize pack for the month of December is featured below with the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers. The new Adidas gear in the package includes a player jersey t-shirt, an on-court warm-up jacket, knit cap, originals logo t-shirt and of course a scarf to keep you warm. You’ll still get a $100 Kohl’s Gift Card and be courtside for Bucks vs. Pistons on January 22nd!

Get to snapping your pics and Go Bucks Go!

Nick

December's #GoBucksGo prize pack will keep you warm and rocking fresh gear this winter

December’s #GoBucksGo prize pack will keep you warm and rocking fresh gear this winter

December 2013 Palermo’s Courtside Club Specials

The Palermo’s Courtside Club is bringing back two classic menu items for your dinning pleasure early December. The first was a popular menu item from last year, the Italian Chopped Salad. Featuring romaine lettuce, pepperoni, salami, tomato, onion, kalamata olives, bell peppers, pasta, and pepperoncini tossed in a red wine vinaigrette. It can also be ordered as a gluten free dish without the pasta. Either version is available for $11 through December 14th.

The Fish Fry and Italian Chopped Salad make their return to the menu this month.

The Fish Fry and Italian Chopped Salad make their return to the menu this month.

Also making a return in time for the first Friday evening game is the Fish Fry. Your standard beer battered cod, French fries, coleslaw, rye bread and a slice of lemon is a club staple and available now through December 14th for $11. The fish fry will also be available on Friday, January 10th and Friday, April 11th.

Rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo recently told the media he has taken to a few foods since making his new home in Milwaukee from Greece.

BMO Harris Bradley Center Executive Chef David Zakrozyski must have had a premonition because his special for the second half of December will delight Giannis. Available beginning December 18th is the Baked Meatball Bomber featuring beef meatballs, classic marinara, extra provolone cheese on a hoagie roll and served with a side of giardiniera. The bomber is bakes to toasty perfection and served with a side of fries for $10.

Giannis would be happy to know about the additions of the Baked Meatball Bomber and Shrimp Salad Wrap to the menu.

Giannis would be happy to know about the additions of the Baked Meatball Bomber and Shrimp Salad Wrap to the menu.

Also available through December 28th is the Shrimp Salad Wrap which combines creamy shrimp salad, mixed greens, tomato, lemon and fresh tarragon wrapped in a flower tortilla. This playful take on a lobster roll is available with aside of French fries for just $11.

Need something to wash all this food down with? Try the Citrus Highball, the Palermo’s Courtside Club featured cocktail of the month. Jim Beam, house made limeade, ginger ale and a splash of grenadine make for a delicious combination and you can try one in the club all month for $9.50.

Enjoy & Go Bucks Go!

– Nick

#BucksWinUWin Free Chili…and now you could win Tickets too

The Bucks and Wendy’s have been rewarding fans with free Chili  after wins at the BMO Harris Bradley Center since the beginning of last season. Now we want you to share a picture of yourself enjoying a hot cup of victory. 

It’s simple. Share a photo of you, your friends or family enjoying a cup of Wendy’s Chili after a Bucks win and you are entered to win a free pair of Bucks tickets and a $20 gift certificate to Wendy’s. This week we salute our first winner, Andrew, who was anxiously waiting for his chili delivery. Thanks for sharing and congrats Andrew!