Monday, December 03, 2012

Third time's a charm?

Pretty awesome weekend, sportswise, here in Wisconsin. Not only did the Packers eke out a win against the Minnesota Vikings, but the Wisconsin Badgers are Big Ten Champions and headed to the Rose Bowl for a third consecutive year.

There are many who did not believe the Badgers belonged in the Big Ten Championship game this year. They had a difficult season (primarily due to injuries) and finished third in their division. But, as the top two teams are currently on a bowl game suspension, it was Wisconsin versus Nebraska in Saturday night's game in Indianapolis.

I thought it was going to be a close game, as their meeting earlier in the season was, but the Badgers surprised everyone by jumping to a 14-0 lead in the first two minutes of the game. Granted, Nebraska came back to score 10 points, but after that the Badgers were off and running for Pasadena, finishing with a staggering 70-31 win.

Here's hoping they can play with that kind of determination when they face off against the Stanford Cardinals on January 1, 2013. Kickoff is at 4:10pm (CST). While Stanford is currently favored to win by 6, Wisconsin has bested them in four of their previous five meetings (fifth ended in a tie), including their last meeting in 2000. Besides, after losing two close matches the last two years, I believe our Badgers are due.

Afterall, third time's the charm, right...?


Shelley Munro said...

Go Badgers! The rose is gorgeous.

Heather said...

Thanks, Shelley! I took the photo this summer in a friend's garden. :)

Alice Audrey said...

Oh, was there a game this weekend? *innocent grin*

Heather said...

You're going to tell me Mr Al wasn't watching or listening to it?

Jana said...

Congrats to your Badgers. :)

My Dawgs are playing a bowl game this year--the Gater Bowl. Not nearly so prestigious as the Rose Bowl but still a big deal for our little cow town. ;)

Heather said...

Thank you.

The Gator Bowl is one of the biggest and oldest college bowl games, so be proud of your Dawgs!

Alice Audrey said...

Actually, yes. Mr. Al doesn't like sports. I got lucky. *evil grin and running away now.*