Bite Back Pt. 8

Bite Back Pt. 8

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They walked up the stairs to Kyle's room. Kyle locked the doors behind him, there was no way he was going to risk letting any of those things even get a chance to get in. As he locked the door to his room, he felt a sense of dread and relief. He just survived another encounter with the undead, with the help of his girlfriend, but it made him think of how useless everything he's doing might be. It seemed that no matter what, there would always be another threat of death just around the corner. It hadn't even been a full day and he'd already been attacked several times, just barely making it out alive each time. He didn't know if he could keep it up, he had mentally prepared this scenario thousands of times in his head. There was nothing he hadn't thought of that could happen in a zombie apocalypse. That may sound ridiculous but he felt it was true, he had thought of every scenario and exactly what he would need to do no matter where he was. Living through it, on the other hand, was completely different. He felt like he had no idea what he should be doing. Most of everything he had thought he would need to do, he had done; gather food and supplies, find people, and a safe place to stay, at least for now. Yet it doesn't seem like anything he's done has made a difference, obviously they would need to kill the zombies or somehow get rid of them, but he thought what he had done would have at least made things easier.

"Hey, what's wrong?" Kyle looked up and he met Alice's gaze. "Nothing, just thinking about how all of this could have started and whether or not I'm doing enough." She shook her head, "Of course you're doing enough, you got a lot of food and you got me too." Kyle just nodded, he couldn't shake the feeling. "Look I know you know what you're doing, you talk about this stuff a lot and obviously you've put thought into living through one of these." Kyle nodded again, she was right, he had thought about this a lot and he did make it in his head like he'd never get attacked. Maybe being attacked as many times as he was, was a low number for a zombie apocalypse. After all this was an unprecedented event. "Talk about it, tell me what you know."

"So far all I know is that the zombies can talk to each other, and they can plan, to a certain extent. And for whatever reason, not everyone has been infected. I doubt it's by some genetic mutation in us or the fact that we simply weren't bitten, if the rest of the campus aside from three of us were infected we absolutely would've been bitten." He thought about what else he saw when he was out. "They aren't all completely aggressive, one of them didn't chase me." Kyle shook his head. "We need to figure out why we weren't infected and the only way to do that would be to compare what we did last night, and it'd be better if we got that guy over here so we'd have another point of reference." Alice nodded along with his sentences. "Okay," she finally said, "then let's go get him." She got off the bed and headed for the door. Kyle leaped and ran to stop her. "I told him we'd get him in the morning when all the zombies are asleep." She still reached for the door. "Let's be honest, he's not going to sleep and neither are we, so we might as well not sit and wait for him to do something dumb and get eaten." Kyle shrugged, she was right, it would be better to get people together more quickly so we can have more time to figure things out and another item off the proverbial 'to-do list'. "Okay let's go." They left the dorm and made their way across the parking lot. As they grew closer, they noticed the front door of the the guy's dorm was open. They reached the doorway and, "AAAHHHHH".

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A Beginner's Guide to Milwaukee Sports

Part I: The Bucks

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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

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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

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Gear Up

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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 NBA.com, 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)

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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

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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

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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?🦌

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