Saturday, September 10, 2011

There's Only One Thing Better Than a Home Team Victory: Chicken Wings Afterwards

Sometimes, humanity continues to surprise me.  And, not in a bad way.  In a good way.

So, I went to Camp Randall Stadium today to watch the Wisconsin Badgers take on the Oregon State Beavers.  Wow.  It was a shut-out, Wisconsin  winning 35-0.  Wisconsin's QB Russell Wilson continued to be a great addition to the team, and both the defense and the offense started up heavy.

One of the many reasons I'm not a rabid sports fan other than College Football is how fans have a tendency to go too far.  One of those things is ridiculing other teams' fans.  I may not like Wisconsin's many rivals, but I can successfully say that I only hate one of them: Ohio State.  Nothing against that institution itself, it's among the most respected public universities in the country, but their fans and their teams always come off as dicks.  So, anyway, sports fans can get pretty hateful.  Usually, when another team is announced, they get booed.  Today, I witnessed nothing but civility towards Oregon State fans by Wisconsin fans and vice versa.  It was a nice change of pace.

On Wisconsin!


  1. I don't think it's possible for humanity to surprise you in a bad way anymore, so I'm glad it went in the good direction for once. If you want to see some sports related team violence just watch what happens before, during, and after, a football game in England. One match got abandoned because they didn't have enough police to keep an eye on it.

  2. College Football fans are even more intense that Pro fans imo, depending on where you are of course (I'm looking at YOU, Texas).

  3. Texas just seem to be insanely intense about everything though, not just college football.

  4. that's how games should be played. :D

  5. That kind of mentality harks back to tribal rivalry, nice that some groups can rise above that.