Right now, the Milwaukee Bucks are standing dead last in the Eastern Conference with a record of 2-11 and some Bucks fans are deciding to do something about the teams poor performance.
A fan group called “Save Our Bucks” have decided to put together a monetary drive to put up a billboard in Milwaukee with the words “Winning Takes Balls”. (Oh, TNLP Pun!)
Here’s a bit of their mission statement from their Indiegogo project page:
We love the franchise and want to help secure the Bucks long-term future in the city. They have been an important part of Wisconsin for over 40 years. However, there are pressures on the team for additional revenue sources that will necessitate the construction of a new arena in the coming years to help secure the future of the franchise in Milwaukee. The solution of a new arena will be a tough sell for the politicians and business community until such point as the Bucks become relevant once again to the local sports scene. Unfortunately, over the past decade, the product on the court has been uninspiring and the result has been public apathy as to the future of the team.
In order for the Bucks to regain their footing with the fans and the community, they need to drastically improve the product on the court. However, for the Bucks to do this, they need to change their approach. One way to help change this approach is if the fan base can let the organization know that they will support a full rebuilding of the team under a new front office direction. This means being willing to part with high-priced journeymen veteran players and focus on building around young talent acquired with high draft picks. The talent rich 2014 NBA draft is the place to start.
They are expecting to raise about $3,000-4,000 to have a billboard up in December for a period of three weeks in the hopes that the Bucks will see the tanking sign and continue to stink.
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