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HTVEI-207 Packers fans use Bucks success to cheer them up after upsetting loss

The Bucks won 111-98 against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, the perfect pick-me-up for sad Packers fans

HTVEI-207 Packers fans use Bucks success to cheer them up after upsetting loss

The Bucks won 111-98 against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, the perfect pick-me-up for sad Packers fans

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TEAM, THE BEST TEAM IN THE NBA, THE BUCKS? IT CERTAINLY DIDN’T FEEL LIKE A MELANCHOLY NIGHT. MONDAY’S BUCKS GAME AGAINST THE BULLS SOLD OUT AT FISERV FORUM. PACKERS FANS DOING THEIR BEST TO MOVE ON. >> IT’S BEEN REALLY HARD TO BE A POSTSEASON WISCONSIN SPORTS FAN FOR THE LAST DECADE. >> THE FIRST HALF WAS ABOUT BAD OF A FIRST HALF I’VE SEEN THEM PLAY IN ABOUT 30 YEARS. THE SECOND HALF WAS DECENT BUT IT WAS PAINUL, IT BROUGHT BACK A LOT OF PAINFUL MEMORIES FROM MY YOUTH. CAROLINE: MANY FANS BOUNCING BACK BY KEEPING THE VIBE POSITIVE. >> IT IS PAINFUL BUT I JUST KNOW THEY GOING TO DO BETTER NEXT YEAR. YOU GOTTA KEEP FAITH IN THE PACKERS. >> I THINK IN GENERAL WE’RE LUCKY WE HAVE THE BUCKS, LOOKS LIKE THEYRE GOING TO LONG AND DEEP IN THE PLAYOFFS THIS YEAR. SO THAT HELPS BUT IT’S BEEN A GREAT TIME TO BE A WISCONSIN FAN. WE’VE GOT THE BREWERS IN THE PLAYOFFS, PACKERS WENT FURTHER THAN I THOUGHT THEY WOULD THIS YEAR. CAROLINE: OTHERS LEANED ON THE BUCKS TO GET THEM THROUGH THE PAIN. A GOOD PLAN SINCE THEY BEAT CHICAGO MONDAY, 111 TO 98. CAROLINE: DID IT HELP WITH THE LOSS LAST NIGHT TO HAVE A GAME LIKE THIS TO LOOK FORWARD TO? >> OH, IT GOT ME OUT OF BED THIS MORNING, EVENTUALLY. >> I THINK IT WAS EASIER JUST BECAUSE THE BUCKS ARE DOING AMAZING THIS SEASON SO FAR AND IF ONE WISCONSIN TEAM CAN’T
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HTVEI-207 Packers fans use Bucks success to cheer them up after upsetting loss

The Bucks won 111-98 against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, the perfect pick-me-up for sad Packers fans

Sunday night's NFC Championship loss was a tough one for Packers fans. So tough, that many needed a strong pick-me-up to get them through Monday.The Bucks delivered in full force by beating the Chicago Bulls 111-98 at Fiserv Forum. "(The Bucks game) got me out of bed this morning, eventually," said Brian Lundeen, a Packers fan from Elm Grove. When asked how he was feeling about the Packers loss, Lundeen said, "It's been really hard to be a postseason Wisconsin sports fan for the last decade. I was hoping for the best, but that was a rough first half."Some fans at Monday's game said Sunday's Packers game was the worst they've seen the team play in decades. "The first half was about as bad of a first half I've seen them play in about 30 years. The second half was decent but it was painful. It brought back a lot of painful memories from my youth," said Chris Dee, who was sitting in the Bucks crowd. "(Sunday's Packers) looked like 1980's Packers and that was not a good memory."Not everyone was upset. Many fans at the Bucks game were trying to focus on the positives."I think in general, we're lucky we have the Bucks, it looks like they're going to go long and deep in the playoffs this year," said Rich Littel, who is from Oak Creek. "It's been a great time to be a Wisconsin fan. We've got the Brewers in the playoffs. Packers went further than I thought they would this year. Painful Sunday, but it was the championship game for the NFC so it was pretty good. The Bucks look like they could make it to the finals. It's the next season so I'm ready to move on to the next one."The Bucks head to Paris to play Hornet on Friday.

Sunday night's NFC Championship loss was a tough one for Packers fans.

So tough, that many needed a strong pick-me-up to get them through Monday.

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The Bucks delivered in full force by beating the Chicago Bulls 111-98 at Fiserv Forum.

"(The Bucks game) got me out of bed this morning, eventually," said Brian Lundeen, a Packers fan from Elm Grove.

When asked how he was feeling about the Packers loss, Lundeen said, "It's been really hard to be a postseason Wisconsin sports fan for the last decade. I was hoping for the best, but that was a rough first half."

Some fans at Monday's game said Sunday's Packers game was the worst they've seen the team play in decades.

"The first half was about as bad of a first half I've seen them play in about 30 years. The second half was decent but it was painful. It brought back a lot of painful memories from my youth," said Chris Dee, who was sitting in the Bucks crowd. "(Sunday's Packers) looked like 1980's Packers and that was not a good memory."

Not everyone was upset.

Many fans at the Bucks game were trying to focus on the positives.

"I think in general, we're lucky we have the Bucks, it looks like they're going to go long and deep in the playoffs this year," said Rich Littel, who is from Oak Creek. "It's been a great time to be a Wisconsin fan. We've got the Brewers in the playoffs. Packers went further than I thought they would this year. Painful Sunday, but it was the championship game for the NFC so it was pretty good. The Bucks look like they could make it to the finals. It's the next season so I'm ready to move on to the next one."

The Bucks head to Paris to play Hornet on Friday.