‘Under the Bridge’ is a collection of editor David Krier’s observations about news from the week, from near and far.
A HIGH SCHOOL buddy of mine has the enviable position of being the Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy for Financial Services, Inc., better known as Fiserv, the company that purchased the naming rights to the new Milwaukee Bucks arena—Fiserv Forum. That job gets him access to many Bucks games, and with the best record in the NBA at 39-6, that’s a pretty nice perk. So I thought of him a few weeks ago while watching the Marquette Golden Eagles upset tenth-ranked Villanova on a Saturday afternoon at Fiserv. The Bucks were hosting San Antonio later that evening and I was wondering if they had interchangeable floors at Fiserv. Here’s what he had to say:
“EXCELLENT question. There are actually three completely separate basketball floors at Fiserv Forum. Marquette has their own floor, which is installed for each game and taken up and into storage afterward. The Bucks have two floors: the “main” floor, which is the one that you saw on Saturday night, and the “Friday Floor,” which has a different design and the Fiserv Forum logo in orange on the baseline/under the basket. We love the Friday floor as the orange on black is a killer look and it gets much more air time given that it’s under the action.” There you have it, now if only Jack would score some Bucks tickets for his old buddy!
•THE PACKERS won’t be going to the Super Bowl on February 2 after a pitiful performance on Sunday against the 49ers, who look tough to beat even though the bookies have installed the Chiefs as one-point favorites. A good friend of mine has two tickets for the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami—50-yard line box seats. He paid $2,500 each but he didn’t realize last year when he bought them that it was going to be on the same day as his wedding. If you are interested, he is looking for someone to take his place. It’s at Immaculate
Conception Church at 3 p.m. The bride’s name is Nicole. She’s 5’4”, about 115 pounds, and a good cook too. She’ll be the one in the white dress.