Thursday, July 28, 2005

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, 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...


Blogger T-rent said...

Bielema is good though. I have confidence. I hope he doesnt completely focus on defense, though, and turn us in to an OSU like bore

7/28/2005 12:57 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

Yeah, but it's not like offense has been a shining star for UW either. I'm worried, all over.

7/28/2005 1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has been a long time coming. He's be contemplating this for the past two years, itd be better to get it over sooner than later.

7/28/2005 5:07 PM  

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