My Beloved Badgers
I had resisted posting my countdown to the football season opener, out of fear of appearing like a crazy Badger fan...which I am, if you must know...so, there are 37 days to go.
Today, I feel like my world is crumbling. My heart skipped a beat when I read the headline:
'05 season to be Alvarez's last as coach
If that means nothing to you, you either A) don't live in Wisconsin or B) don't know jack about Big Ten football. Here's a bit of clarification:
"Alvarez, hired by Richter in 1990 to breathe life into UW's moribund football program, has posted a record of 108-70-4 in 15 seasons, recording more victories than any coach in UW history.
The highlights of Alvarez's tenure have been his three Big Ten titles (1993, '98 and '99) and his 3-0 mark in the Rose Bowl.
When the Badgers beat Stanford, 17-9, in the 2000 Rose Bowl, UW became the first Big Ten program to win consecutive Rose Bowl titles."
This year wasn't slated to be wonderful anyway, it's a building year for the Badgers. And now, Alvarez is on his way out the door. Dammit. This season now has much more riding on it...