Thursday, December 28, 2017

Orange Bowl vs. #11 Miami

Boy that B1G Championship game really sucked the wind out of our sails, didn't it? WHY CAN'T WE HAVE NICE THINGS? BLAH

So all the idiot talking heads and hot take generators can go on pretending like they knew what they were talking about. We can all pretend like they were right and Wisconsin really was just the product of an easy schedule. But the reality is most definitely somewhere in between: we were and still are a damn good team that simply lost a close game on a neutral field to another damn good team riddled with 4 and 5 star recruits.

That leaves us with a Saturday night date with Miami in... Miami. YAY. Kinda sucky, but I'm not really anticipating a big home field advantage. UW fans will take any excuse to go to Florida in December, and Miami fans strike me as the type to look down on a Wisconsin matchup as not that big of a game.

This is one of those games where from a fan's perspective, you might not think there's a lot to play for. The Playoff dream is dashed. There's nowhere to go after this game. But I can guarantee the seniors are jacked up for their last hurrah. And no one wants to end their career on a loss. Pick up a win over a top-15 marquee program and head into 2018 with all sorts of scorching hot momentum. That's the plan and we better stick to it.

PS - sweet lord between Rodgers going down and the Packers season going down with him, the hoops team imploding, and our loss to OSU... it's been a BAD stretch of Wisconsin sports.