Sorry Disney, But I Would Have Rather Have Seen 'Kenobi: A Star Wars Story', Before 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

Sorry Disney, But I Would Have Rather Have Seen 'Kenobi: A Star Wars Story', Before 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

If Harrison Ford can't play himself in a Han Solo movie, there shouldn't be a Han Solo movie
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I was ecstatic when I found out that Disney was buying the Star Wars franchise from Lucasfilms.

Part of me was sad because that meant that the "Galaxy Far, Far Away's" founding father, George Lucas, would no longer have complete control over the saga– but it meant that new movie installments would be released, allowing the galaxy to live on.

I didn't sleep well for at least a week before The Force Awakens was released.

And again, I didn't sleep well before Rogue One or The Last Jedi– I was too excited.

Before those above three movies, I spent too many hours on Youtube and FanFiction websites researching possible theories onto what will be taking place in each movie.

However, the Han Solo movie comes out in two days, and I am sleeping just fine and have not researched much about the movie.

If I'm being honest, I think that the Solo movie is going to be a big let down.

It's hard for me to except the reality that another actor other than Harrison Ford will be playing the role of Han Solo; just like it will be hard for me to accept a new face as Lando Calrissian.

I'm sure Alden Ehrenreich, the new Han Solo, will give his best performance– but he is no Harrison Ford– and I'm sure I'll have to remind myself throughout the movie that he is Han Solo.

Hopefully the director came up with some crazy-good storyline for Han, Lando, and Chewbacca– and it will distract the audience from the new faces trying to reprise the classic characters.

I just hope it'll be worthy of the franchise and not Disney's attempt to make more money off of the franchise's dedicated fans.

Because let's be real: even if more fans other than myself are on the fence about the Solo movie, we are all still going to go see it because:

1) need to support the franchise and Han as a character

2) still kind of curious about who Han was before

3) what girl had his heart before Leia

4) Chewbacca.

Personally, I would have rather seen an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie installment made.

Ewan McGregor even said recently that he would be down to act in a Kenobi installment if Disney was to approach him with an offer.

Timing-wise it would be perfect.

McGregor has aged enough since Episode III that he would look aged enough to play a role that would put Obi-Wan on Tatooine while Luke Skywalker was growing up before Episode IV takes place.

A Kenobi movie, in comparison to the Solo movie, would have much more purpose in the franchise.

I think other Star War mega-fans can agree that there is no way Kenobi was just chilling as a hermit on Tatooine all those years.

We all know and love Obi-Wan as a fearless, wise, a bit antagonistic and badass Jedi– there has to be stories worth telling of his time watching over Luke.

But maybe a Kenobi movie is too desired and too predictable, so Disney opted for the Solo movie.

Or maybe we couldn't have a Kenobi movie before Episode IX was released because it could reveal something about Rey's origin.


(Obi-Wan's lightsaber was blue, too).

I don't know, but I'm still disappointed. I can just hope for a Kenobi installment in the future.



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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

Fiserv Forum, Home of the Milwaukee Bucks

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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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I think Giannis would agree!

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