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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Mark Schlabach from ESPN writes:

1. Wisconsin was very, very good under former coach Barry Alvarez. In his 16 seasons, the Badgers claimed three Big Ten titles and won three Rose Bowls. But under Alvarez's watch, Wisconsin never seemed to be a true national championship contender. Thanks to Alvarez and many of the players he recruited, the Badgers are on the cusp of becoming one of the country's truly elite teams in coach Bret Bielema's second season. The Badgers return nine starters on offense and seven on defense from a team that finished 12-1 and beat Arkansas in the Capital One Bowl. How good were the Badgers last season? Since they didn't have to play Ohio State and won only one game against a team that won its bowl game, no one exactly knows. With home games against Washington State and Michigan and road games at Penn State and Ohio State, the Badgers will earn their ranking in 2007.

I'll answer your question Mark. The Badgers are going all the way to the Rose Bowl this year. No doubt about it. I'll bet my damn rifle on it (Don't let me down boys, I need that one).


  1. gotta say Jake, you're setting the bar too low imo - Wisky might be playing in N'awlins next January 7th!

    and i write this as a Buckeyes fan.

    get home safe Badger...

  2. As long as you didn't give him your rifle number he can never prove the rifle you gave him wasn't yours.

    If you lose the bet, I mean.

    And if some poor doggy or pogue happens to leave one laying around when it comes time to pay up, if you lose.