Sunday, October 16, 2005


In what the the most stunning and memorable finishes of all time in this border battle rivalry, THEY BLOCKED THE PUNT! The Badgers (as I so correctly predicted) kept Paul Bunyan's Axe in a 38-34 victory. It was the best game I have ever been to. Several items also stood out in the Badgers favor other than the final score. THEY BLOCKED THE PUNT!

1. While we were waiting for the rest of our group to arrive outside of the Metrodump, my friend Gabe pointed out to me that the women who were in WI garb were clearly better looking than the Goopher women. I have to say, I agree.


3. The UW marching band came out at halftime and put on a very high quality show. The rows of the band members were straight, the motions were crisp and clean. The music selection was quite good. Overall, they put on a show one would expect from one of the best marching bands in the country. The MN band was... how you say? Ah yes, bad. They played Georgia On My Mind and America by Ray Charles, both incredibly slow songs. It was like musack was suddenly turned on. The place went to sleep when they performed. Also, their lines were crooked, they didn't even make an attempt to step to the music and looked like they didn't even practice.

4. When MN scores, they spell out Minnesota, say it 3x, then say yeah Goophers. With the announcer then going RAH!. Sorry, this is insanely lame. I actually felt bad for their fans having to do this. With this in mind, when the Goophers come out, they have 4 guys with flags run ahead of them spelling S-O-T-A. Did they forget how to spell their team's name? After all, they spell the damn name before and during the game. Again, quite sad. They really need to attend some games at Camp Randall to see how cheering is done. Hell, the wave was started by the WI fans in attendance, and the student section did not even participate.


6. They take the lead in the Border Battle Cup.

So there you have it, the Badgers not only have a better team, they have better looking fans, a better band, and better cheers (and student section), plus...


1 comment:

Sara said...

I'm truly jealous you got to go and see one of the Best Games of the Season...quite possibly the decade. In Barry's last year, it seems fitting that he was the coach for one of the wildest wins seen in quite some time. It sort of fits. I had to ask a Gopher fan at a local park for the result, and pretended to look sad when he told me. Great post!