Bite back Pt. 7

Bite back Pt. 7

A sci-fi short story.

Kyle woke up with a start, he jumped off the floor ready to fight anything coming at him. He noticed nothing was coming at him. Instead, he was in his girlfriend’s room, it was lit up and quiet. He whipped around quickly to find her sitting at her desk calmly. She was drinking some water and looking at him. "Well it took you long enough to wake up." She said. Kyle felt his jaw fall open. "Did you hit me in the head?" She started laughing. "Yeah, with my metal travel mug." Kyle looked down and saw the water bottle on the floor, there was a small dent in the side. "What the heck, are you kidding me!?" Kyle picked up the water bottle. He checked for any blood. "This could've killed me." She looked at him, "Stop being dramatic, you're fine. What can really kill you is the yelling you're doing when there are still zombies out there."

The realization of the world around him hit Kyle like a truck. He was so happy to see her again that for a minute, there were no zombies, everything was okay again. "You're right, I got stuff for us to eat, also there's someone else alive that's going to come to my dorm tomorrow." She looked at Kyle like he had three heads. "Who?" Kyle shook his head, "I don't know, he lives upstairs in 302." They looked at each other and hugged. They were happy each other were alive. Kyle broke the hug first, "We should probably get to my room, I have a bunch of food and water." His girlfriend looked at him, "Okay, let's go."

The pair stepped outside into the night. Across the parking lot, sitting under room 301, were three zombies looking directly at them. They froze; if these things decided to sprint at them, there was no way they'd be able to make it to Kyle's dorm before they got eaten. Kyle tried to figure out a solution. They could always backtrack into the dorm they just walked out of, but this would leave them exposed on the bottom floor with three and possibly more zombies pounding on the window. He didn't like those odds of survival. "On the count of three run to my dorm. The door is unlocked, run up to my room and stay there I'll be there soon."

"What are you talking..."

"1,2,3 GO." Kyle ran towards the zombies, they started darting toward him. He turned left toward the 200 building. The three beasts followed him. He turned slightly left again so he could get around the corner of the building. He rounded another corner to the back of the building, he could hear the zombies now, getting closer. He saw what he had hoped to see two air conditioning units right next to each other. Kyle jumped behind them right before the first of the three zombie burst from the corner. It tore past the air conditioning units and towards the woods. He heard the other two coming, as their feet hit the ground in front of the air conditioning units, he held his breath. One of the zombies followed the first but the other slowed to a stop. Kyle's heart dropped. He heard the zombie sniffing the air. It walked on all fours slowly towards the units. Without a weapon he didn't know if he could fight one without being bitten. He figured if he jumped out at it he could get the element of surprise and stun it long enough to get away. It crept closer, deliberately sniffing every inch of ground, not missing any clues. Kyle got ready to jump out at it. As he was about to lunge, he heard a metal clang. After a beat he looked up, there stood his girlfriend with the same metal water bottle she had hit him with. "You just love that thing don't you?" She smiled "It comes in handy, you going to stop hiding now?" Kyle got out from behind the units. Together they walked back to his dorm.

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A Beginner's Guide to Milwaukee Sports

Part I: The Bucks


Being a college student in Milwaukee has its perks, especially for sports fans. Now, while some may have brought their hometown teams to college, others (myself included) may have warmed up to the Cream City teams without knowing much about them. If this is the case for you, then these pointers can help you start enjoying Milwaukee basketball without looking and sounding like a bandwagon fan.

Quick History

Here are some facts about the Bucks that can make you feel more knowledgeable about the franchise:

- They have only won one championship (back in 1971) and have lost one NBA Finals series (1974) (Land of Basketball)

- They have only had one* MVP-caliber player in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (#33) during the 1971, 1972, and 1974 seasons (Land of Basketball)

- Other Notable Players Include: Oscar Robertson (#1), Sidney Moncrief (#4), Jon McGlocklin (#14) and Ray Allen (#34) (Land of Basketball)

*Giannis Antetokounmpo may win the MVP award this year


Gear Up

This one is a bit of a no-brainer. Wearing team's colors or spirit wear is a must, especially if you're going to a game. Most items like hats and t-shirts are perfectly acceptable, and these are great if you're not trying to break the bank. Buying your gear from a sporting goods store will usually be cheaper than buying them from the team store (the main one of which is located in Fiserv Forum). Most online stores like, Fanatics, Fansedge, and sometimes even the team's online store will have sales on sports gear, so getting a good deal on team wear is always a plus!

A Word of Caution: Jerseys

All three of these players are not part of the 2018-2019 roster and #77 and #3 have been reused by current players Ersan Ilyasova (#77) and George Hill (#3)

If you're willing to go the extra mile, buying a jersey can really get you into locked in and pumped for the live action. However, it should be kept in mind that official Nike NBA jerseys range from $110-$250, so they definitely are an investment. While there are other options available like the FastBreak jerseys by Fanatics, they are a simpler (still official) knockoff of the Nike jerseys. Also; beware buying sale jerseys. There are usually three reasons why jerseys are ever on sale (aside from a storewide sale): a player is injured, a player doesn't play much and is about to be traded, or a player has been traded. While there is nothing wrong with having the jersey of a player who went on to another team (like Kareem and Allen), you are not exactly going to get brownie points for wearing a Jabari Parker or a Thon Maker jersey anytime soon.

Know The Current Squad

Fiserv Forum, Home of the Milwaukee Bucks

Everyone in Milwaukee has heard of Giannis Antetokounmpo, but who else is part of the supporting cast?

Starting Five for the 2018-2019 Milwaukee Bucks (Basketball Reference):

- #6 Eric Bledsoe at Point Guard

- #13 Malcolm "The President" Brogdon at Shooting Guard

- #22 Khris "Money" Middleton at Small Forward

- #34 Giannis "The Greek Freak" Antetokounmpo at Power Forward

- #11 Brook "Splash Mountain" Lopez at Center

Student Perk

Using your university email, you can get special discount ticket offers for home games by signing up for the Bucks' Student Rush Program. Tickets usually start at $15 per ticket, and the seats available may depend on who the Bucks are playing (and how well they are doing during the season).

Get Involved and Have Fun!

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Don't be afraid to get into it! The Bucks are an amazing team to watch and they love Bucks Nation. In addition to cheering at games, going to team events and player appearances can be great ways to make memories and even get an autograph or two!

Are You a Bucks Fan Now?🦌

I think Giannis would agree!

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