After having to listen to the overconfident and overweight Badger fans telling me how the Frogs had zero chance before last year's Rose Bowl, and then reading their excuses for months afterward on the Wisconsin message boards, I have to say I wasn't sorry to see them go down again in Pasadena yesterday, 45-38 against Oregon.
Hey Brett Bielema, maybe instead of fussing with that ridiculous hair gel and running up the score against Indiana or Purdue, you should learn your clock management skills from someone other than Jason Garrett. Your team played a pretty good game, but calling a timeout to challenge a meaningless call and then not understanding that 2 seconds isn't long enough to spike the ball cost them victory.
And hey, with LaMichael James heading off to the NFL, maybe Wisconsin can attempt a measure of revenge by asking Oregon to cancel an already-scheduled game to come play the Badgers in Madison without a return trip to Eugene? If the Ducks decline, your dough-faced, nasal-voiced fans can all claim that they're scared!
In all seriousness, though, congratulations to Oregon. Knowing how big a deal it is to win in Pasadena- especially to those west coast schools- it was cool to see the Ducks celebrate their first Rose Bowl victory since 1917.