Archive for: College Football

Great Parking Spot

The sideline was filled with dignitaries, including Ron Dayne, Travis Beckum, Owen Daniels, Suzy Favor-Hamilton, the 1999 Rose Bowl champion team, and Charissa Thompson dressed in a not-so-sideline-reporterish outfit. The Badger sideline had... read more »


Big(11)Ten: Ode to Mediocrity

The Big(11)Ten conference’s last chance for college football respectability and relevance in 2009 went out the window on Saturday.  For at least the last 10 years or so, the league has been viewed as a weak sister among what Fox Sports... read more »


QUICK HIT: Big(11)Ten Matchups

On Saturday among comparable  Big(11)Ten conference programs, Iowa played Arizona, Minnesota played Cal, Michigan State played at Notre Dame, and Wisconsin played……… Wofford ?  As they used to ask musically on Sesame... read more »


QUICK HIT: #49 With a Bullet has the Wisconsin Badgers listed as the 49th best college football team in the country in their pre-season rankings.  Wow!  That should get the Badger faithful all fired up.  No doubt this is a product of head coach Bret Bielema’s... read more »


Reflections on the Week that Was

First of all, sad farewells to Mark “The Bird” Fidrych, Harry Kalas and, most of all, Merle Harmon.  All three will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.  May they rest in peace. ================================================= Brewers... read more »


QUICK HIT: The Final Four

After all the wrangling about seeding and who got in and/or was left out of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, what we are left with is two #1 seeds, a #2 and a #3.  In fact, the “Elite 8″ included nothing lower than a... read more »


UW Over the Hill

Wisconsin Badger tailback P.J. Hill has announced that he will forego his senior season in Madison in order to enter this April’s NFL draft.  Quite frankly, the news left me wondering why.  Perhaps Hill wasn’t happy with the direction... read more »


Are We Really Better Off With the BCS?

Maybe it’s because the Badgers aren’t playing on New Year’s Day for the first time in a few years. Or maybe it’s the residual football ennui from a disappointing season just completed by the Packers. But I sit here surfing... read more »


I’m Jumping

I love Badger football. Attending games in the fall is among my favorite activities. I have been to Camp Randall for games coached by Jardine, McClain, Morton, Hilles, Alvarez, and Bielema. I have seen the best and worst Wisconsin football has... read more »



I would like to congratulate my alma mater UW-Whitewater for appearing in a fourth consecutive D-III football championship game. While falling short of a repeat championship will be a disappointment to some, they certainly have established themselves... read more »