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As soon as Todd Collins entered Sunday's NFC Championship Game at quarterback for the Chicago Bears in the third quarter, it was obvious what would happen—and no, I'm not talking about the Packers winning. It became immediately clear Jay Cutler would get trashed by the Bears' faithful fans and any number of media outlets (Chicago outlets in particular) for not trying to tough it out and finish the game.
At least Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema isn't quite as stressed as UW hockey head man Mike Eaves this past offseason.
The Badgers' men's basketball team soundly defeated in-state foe, the UW-Milwaukee Panthers, by a score of 61-40 Wednesday night.
This matchup may not have the classic Big Ten-Pac 10 feel a la the UW Rose Bowls of the 1990s, but make no mistake: These two teams are explosive.
It hasn't been a bad year to be the Director of Athletics at UW-Madison. Barry Alvarez oversees an Athletics Department that has experienced widespread success, as revenue increases, facility enhancement and stronger competition against other schools brought the UW Athletic Department to the national forefront.
Amidst the scramble, chaos, joy, anger, relief and agitation that the student sale of Rose Bowl tickets has incited since Sunday evening, one facet of the reaction from both sides has stuck out to me. Many of the students who did not get tickets and reacted either on Facebook or some other public forum—at least the ones that I witnessed personally— included some sense of entitlement in their proclamations of dismay.
Fans have anticipated the announcement since Wisconsin beat Northwestern 70-23 Nov. 27, but now they know for sure: The Badgers are going to the Rose Bowl.
Assuming No. 1 Auburn asserts the perceived superiority of the SEC's Western division in the conference title game against South Carolina, and No. 2 Oregon manages to survive the Civil War against Oregon State Saturday, the Badgers will play TCU in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. Anything but this situation would be the result of a shocking weekend in the college football world.
Hat tricks do not come often for defensemen, so when Wisconsin junior defenseman Jake Gardiner had one of his three tallies taken away after the puck hit senior forward Sean Dolan's skate Friday night during a 4-4 (OT) tie against Michigan, it seemed unlikely such a feat would happen at the Kohl Center in the near future.
Five Badgers earned first team All- Big Ten honors, among 18 players honored by the conference Monday evening overall.
To be productive on offense is one thing, but scoring 201 points in the last three games (67 per game) is something special. To give effort throughout a game—regardless of score—is one thing, but a performance like junior defensive end J.J. Watt's on Saturday (seven tackles, three for loss, one sack, three quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and a blocked extra point) is special. To earn a bowl berth after a successful season is one thing, but a potential trip to Pasadena is special.
It would be hard to give the Badger running backs and offensivelinemen too much credit for No. 5 Wisconsin's 10-1 record and position as the current favorite to represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl.
ANN ARBOR, MICH—All week, Saturday's matchup between No. 6 Wisconsin (6-1 Big Ten, 10-1 overall) and Michigan (3-4, 7-4) was billed as a potential track meet. Still, when the Wolverines' offense hit full stride in the third quarter, the collective inhale from Badger nation could be felt in Ann Arbor. However, just as it has done all season, the UW offense countered with consistency, execution, leadership and—most importantly—points in a 48-28 victory.
A week ago the Wisconsin running backs proved they could score—and do it at a prodigious rate—at home without star junior John Clay. While Clay has not been officially ruled out of Saturday's game at Michigan (3-3 Big Ten, 7-3 overall), the No. 6 Badgers (5-1, 9-1) will likely have to prove they can repeat the performance in a hostile environment.
Coaches come in all sorts of sizes, shapes and degrees of polarization. Last week, I took up this space talking about how boring Packer head coach Mike McCarthy is. In the same couple of days, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan donned blonde locks and added some padding to his belly (which is already sufficiently padded) to make fun of his brother, Rob, who is the defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns—the Jets' opponent last Sunday.
By the time junior third-string quarterback Nate Tice plunged into the endzone on a 17-yard bootleg with 1:57 showing on the clock, the only question that remained was whether 83 push-ups would be too much for Bucky to handle.