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Homer

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College?

Wisconsin, Arizona, and graduate of Indiana University-South Bend

 

Hometown?

South Bend, Indiana

 

Favorite sport? Why? 

Ping Pong-because I'm still good at it.

 

Favorite team?

Green Bay Packers or Cornell if they win the national championship

 

Favorite athlete?

Dwyane Wade

 

Most memorable sports moment?

Marquette over Kentucky to get to the 2003 Final Four

 

Favorite thing about sports?

The passion that competitors and fans display, and the behavior that results from such passion.

 

If you could change one thing/rule about any league, what would you change?

256 teams in the NCAA men’s basketball tourney. I call it the Homer 256.

 

If you could live the life of one pro athlete for a day, whose life would you choose?

Prince Fielder. Homer hitting homers at a monster pace.

 

Years in broadcast?

30

 

First job? First job in the business?

Evening disc jockey at WIXK in New Richmond, Wi.

 

First, or best, childhood sports memory?

Game winning shot in sudden death to win the 8th grade city basketball title for St. Joseph Grade School.

 

Favorite non-sport related activity?

Watching the movie, Hoosiers.

 

Favorite Milwaukee spot?

Saz’s or the Bradley Center when Marquette is playing.

 

Nickname? Origin of nickname?

I gave it to myself. I am a homer because I do root for the home team..BUT I will not lie for those teams.  The first rule of homerism-I am a Homer, but I’m not an idiot.

 

Advice to listeners?

Swing hard in case you hit it.

 

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