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Sports fans need to make a sports bucket list

By: Kiersten Ehr

Bucket List 101

Everyone should have a bucket list…

But why not make a sports bucket list of all the games/places/events that you want to experience in your life?

Here’s some tips on how to make the most out of your sports dreams. I promise you this will be great motivation to work a little harder to save towards your sports dreams.

Photo Credit: Tumblr.com Listen to Ferris Bueller

  • Splurge A Little

    ||Save up/work that extra hour/plan your budget||

  • Indulge

    ||life is short/don’t miss out on having the time/experience of your life/ tip—instead of indulging in materialism indulge in sports||

  • Treat Yourself

    ||your’re worth it people
    it’s ok to be selfish once in a while for your favorite sports team or sports dreams/ just tell people “hey this is my life and my sports bucket list.”||

  • Have Fun

    ||life is meant to be lived out to the fullest/be that person that inspires others to pursue their sports fans’ dreams|| 

  • Find Your Passion

    ||What teams/events/places do you love?
    whether that’s american football/english soccer/basketball/baseball/yankee stadium/lambeau field— pick a destination and sporting event that you have always wanted to experience||
    ….go experience and live out your dreams!

  • Invest In Your happiness

    ||every sports fan knows there is no better feeling than having your team win a huge game— go be with fans at a crazy jam packed stadium and create new memories||
    Don’t be that person that regrets not living out their sports dreams…

    kiersten’s sports bucket list

  • Experience another Green Bay Packer home game again @Lambeau Field
    (Cool fact—My dad asked me if I wanted to go to a Packer game while I was writing this blog)
  • Tour the Packers Hall of Fame
  • Attend another Notre Dame Football game (Visit the campus and Grotto with my granddad)
  • Experience an English/European soccer game preferably an English Premier League game (Chelsea F.C.)
  • Attend a Super Bowl
  • Attend a Spurs playoff game
  • Attend another Chicago Cub’s game at Wrigley Field 
  • Attend the Texas State Football game at Florida State University
  • Attend a Wisconsin Badger Football home game 
    Photo Credit: Tumblr.com (Wise words to live by)


Until the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr
(Your SportsChic)

Meet The Milwaukee Brewers New Manager Craig Counsell: The Man With An Incredible Baseball Background

By: Kiersten Ehr

a great baseball story:

Since I was a little girl around the years of 2004, 2007-2011 Craig Counsell played for TobyMac 499the Milwaukee Brewers with a humble smile and carried a rare personality trait even when his team was losing. In the dug-outs I would watch Craig on the t.v. cheer on his teammates and picked them back up with confidence (the playoffs with Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun was something to see- the “Brew Crew” were the dream team to me).

My Family Connection Tied To Craig Counsell: 

My grandfather “Boppa”

The story begins in Milwaukee, Wisconsin–you know that state known for the “best” cheese and the legendary Green Bay Packers- well in a little town of Whitefish Bay on the lake front of Lake Michigan my dad played in softball intramural with Craig Counsell’s dad John Counsell in 1988-1989 in the fields behind the Whitefish Bay high school where Craig Counsell grew up.

My grandfather, Dick Ehr, also played golf with John Counsell for the annual Notre Dame alumni meetings in Milwaukee. My grandfather I call “Boppa” would brag to me “oh yeah I played golf with Craig Counsell’s dad”. It was pretty awesome as a little girl to hear that.

My cousin Kelsy and I at a Brewers vs. Astros game 2011.

Irish Proud:
Photo Credit: Wisconsinelite

John Counsell and Craig Counsell are both Notre Dame graduates and get this— they both were the captains on the baseball team when they were in school– This is a first in Notre Dame history— never has a father and son been the captains for the baseball team.

Father like son… I think yes.

Craig Counsell Stats at Notre Dame
  • Led the Irish baseball team to national recognition in the early 1990’s
  • Four-year career including a .306 batting average
  • 204 runs scored
  • 166 RBI
  • 50 doubles
  • Twice as many walks (166, still most in the ND record book) as strikeouts (82)
  • MVP as a senior
  • 14 professional draft picks
  • Named to the 1992 NCAA all-Atlantic Regional team, after captaining the Irish to within a game of the College World Series

    Craig’s Major League Experience:

Photo Credit: Brewers

The famous Craig Counsell baseball stance: 
If you have never seen Craig bat then look at these pictures. It is ridiculously awesome at how he pulled this off while making great hits.

As a Native Texan Brewer fan I couldn’t be more excited for Craig Counsell and the Milwaukee Brewers franchise. The moment I turned on ESPN and found out he was the new face of the team leadership I knew that the team was in good hands. A big congratulations to Craig Counsell on his continuing career in baseball.

Photo Credit: Brewers


Fighting Irish luck prevails for championship

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Photo credit: UND.com

Last night was unexpected. The unexpected met its match as No. 11  Notre Dame beat No. 19 UNC 90-82 to win the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference)  title.

Since I have remembered I have always watched and grown up with watching Notre Dame sports since my grandfather “Boppa” is a proud graduate of the university. Even though I have not attended Notre Dame I consider myself to be a proud fighting Irish .

At a glance: 

This broke Irish history. Literally. To the point the fighting Irish have never won a ACC title or have been to a ACC finals game. Notre Dame even beat Duke twice this year which was a surprise in itself. Usually the women’s basketball team has the Irish luck for success– and for once in a blue moon the men’s basketball team took a little gold from that pot.

The MVP key player that transformed the tempo of the game came from the heart and soul of Jerian Grant- a fifth year senior- who scored 24 points to help his team. His vigorous athleticism and passion for basketball proved to fans and viewers.

Photo credit: UND.com MVP Grant
Rarely does an underdog team beat the favorited team in a championship title. I like to think of the Notre Dame’s men’s team as the ‘Bad News Bears.’ No one thought they would win- or have a chance in the world- but destiny took a double glance and gave some hope and fight into the final minutes of the game. 

As a student or an athlete- this is a perfect example of the power of heart, determination, drive, passion all rolled into one game. Yes UNC gave Notre Dame a fright after halftime for the trophy… but the Irish said nope-this is OUR TIME.

Life gives unexpected moments- and it’s up to the individual and team to make history for themselves. To dream is to expect the unbelievable and impossible for yourself. All it takes is some time and discipline.

Are you game? JUST DO IT.