Wednesday, March 31, 2004


Ok, so here's something about the Bucks that interests me... even though the team controls its own arena (and owns the af2 team), after this weekend they appear to be all out of Fridays and Saturdays for hockey.

Fans are wondering about the current 2-3-2 with Amarillo, a format that usually doesn't come until the finals, when the teams are really far apart. Bossier and Wichita are going 2-2-1-1-1.

But there's a minimum number of miles where the league decides to do a 2-3-2, always in consultation with the owners, and Amarillo and Laredo fit the bill. With the Chayanne concert in Laredo on the 11th and Game 1 of the final pencilled for the 16th, it couldn't happen any other way. Forget expenses -- the travel time alone would stretch the series out for three more days.

Then (assuming Laredo makes the final), I can only presume this Home and Garden show is a daytime event, and one that doesn't interfere with the arena floor. Otherwise Bossier or Wichita would have to host Games 1 and 2, leaving the Bucks to squeeze in Games 3-5 (as well as a possible game 7) on weekdays or weekend afternoons.

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