The Joe & Ebo Experience: #NotMyRebuild vs. #EmbraceTheRebuild

MADISON| Your Milwaukee Brewers are in first place, but we still debate.

Yeah, that’s right, got some solid rhymes on a Monday. What else is solid is the Crew entering the All-star break in first place in the NL Central and looking real good.

Joe and I view the Brewers rebuild differently, but there’s one hashtag we can agree on: #AboveTheDash. Basically, you look for that dash that separates playoff teams from non-playoff teams, and the Brewers are #AboveTheDash, baby.

We also talk a little Ultimate Dbag Bracket as we get to the finals, Mike McCarthy is disrespected by some jabroni and R.J. comes back from New York to talk Wisconsin football.

Today on the Joe & Ebo Experience:

Hashtag Debate (0:00)

Let Me Explain Myself (18:02)

The Dbag Finals (31:14)

A Highly Successful NFL HC (35:02)

RJ Comes Home (46:06)

Listen to the Joe & Ebo Show weekday mornings from 6 to 10 on 106.7FM 1670AM The Zone.

The Joe & Ebo Experience: The Freedom To Rebuild

MADISON| I’m going to keep this introductory sentence short and sweet… ‘MURICA!

No vacation for us, we love our show and the listeners too much to take a needless day off before we celebrate the 4th of July. And honestly, I feel like we should come in tomorrow and celebrate America to it’s fullest, but alas, work literally makes us take the day off. We will miss Joe & Ebo Nation as we grill and blow stuff up.

Anyways, the Brewers got totally jobbed in the All-Star vote, Joe and I almost fight each other over the Brewers and the rebuild (can’t we just get along?) and it’s a tradition around here, the Joe & Ebo Hot Dog Eating Contest!

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Today on the Joe & Ebo Experience:

All-Star Nonsense (0:00)

Small Market Hate (10:19)

Win With Potential (18:19)

On Wisconsin With RJ (27:05)

The Debate (40:51)

HOT DOG OFF (51:54)

Catch the Joe & Ebo Show weekday mornings from 6 to 10 on 106.7FM 1670AM The Zone.

Spelling errors won’t cost Antetokounmpo potential All-Star bid

MILWAUKEE — People across the NBA are beginning to pronounce (and spell) Giannis Antetokounmpo, but the Milwaukee Bucks forward jokingly expressed concern over lost All-Star votes due to misspellings.

“Imagine how many votes didn’t count,” Antetokounmpo said Friday of the All-Star selection process. “I’d have a million votes if everybody could spell my name right.”

The NBA has come out to say there’s a system in place to account for fan votes that are misspellings of players’ names. For example, the league will count votes for Dwyane Wade regardless of the spelling of his first name. Fans can vote for a player on Twitter by writing out the player’s name along with the hashtag “#NBAVote.”

Players will be selected based on a formula where fan votes account for 50 percent of the selection process, current players votes at 25 percent, and media members’ votes will count toward 25 percent of the decision. NBA officials released this formula for how players at each position are selected:

Antetokounmpo’s recognition has exploded since the 2015-16 season, seeing his votes increase more than 19-fold.

Mallards discuss Pokémon GO, All-Star Game

MADISON, Wis. — Madison Mallards All-Star representatives Zach Jarrett and Troy Bacon have a lot to live up to, whether it be competing in the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game or defending a gym on Pokémon GO.

Bacon and Jarrett will represent Madison in the Northwoods League All-Star Game on July 19 held in Kenosha, Wis.

Jarrett, who leads the Mallards with 34 RBI, will also participate in the inaugural Northwoods League Home Run Derby held the day before the All-Star Game. A press release from the NWL describes the one-of-a-kind event, with the participants “batting from a pier that extends in to Lake Michigan. Sailboats from the Kenosha Yacht Club will serve as the foul poles to mark the dimensions of Simmons Field and a floating barrier will mimic the outfield wall. Derby participants will attempt to hit home runs over the floating barrier into the downtown Kenosha Harbor.”

“I’m sure it’s going to be a great time,” said Jarrett, son of NASCAR great Dale Jarrett. “The Home Run Derby is always fun for the guys that are in it and everybody else that’s watching…To see what everybody can do is a lot of fun.”

Not nominated for the derby, but joining Jarrett on the All-Star roster is Troy Bacon, currently with a 6-and-2 record (the first NWL pitcher to reach six wins this season). Bacon took part in a Home Run Derby of his own Thursday night, beating out the other members of the pitching staff with seven home runs in 10 swings during batting practice. Over his shoulder, Bacon proudly displayed the championship belt formerly owned by Mallards pitcher Luke Shilling.

Bacon is also one of the team’s better players of popular smartphone app Pokémon GO:



Jarrett isn’t as much of a fan, shaking his head when asked his thoughts on the newest smartphone craze.

“Personally, I haven’t gotten into it, but there are definitely a lot of guys on the team that are into it. On the bus rides and whenever we’re going on the road, getting off the bus, they’re walking around trying to find stuff. Even around [Warner Park] they’re just walking around the park doing it. It’s pretty crazy how it’s just blown up in a short period of time.”