Friday, September 23, 2005

Saturday: Michigan at Wisconsin

   This Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines and the Wisconsin Badgers renew their storied rivalry.

   You didn't know that Michigan and Wisconsin were rivals? Neither did I until a couple of years ago.

   A friend of mine from law school went to Wisconsin for his undergraduate education. One day, we got to talking about football, and he mentioned what a great rival Michigan was.

   I looked at him blankly. And then I explained to him that Wisconsin was -- at best -- fourth on our rivalry depth chart behind Ohio State, Michigan State, and Notre Dame. Add Minnesota to the mix (we play them for the "Little Brown Jug" almost every year) and Wisconsin drops to fifth.

Fifth in the Big Ten (plus Notre Dame). That's a great rivalry.

Well, it's a great way to start the Big Ten season at least.


Blogger Midwestern Progressive said...


Not to put too fine a point on it, but.....

Michigan is ranked either 13th or 14th, depending on the poll.

Meanwhile, a little school called Saint John's is ranked 9th in the nation, albeit in Division III football.

Keep an eye on those Johnnies!

10:28 PM  
Blogger Bostonian Exile said...

Anytime, anyplace. I like our odds.

Heh heh...

6:12 PM  
Blogger Midwestern Progressive said...

Bummer about the Big Blue loss yesterday. The Johnnies, however went to 4-0 with a 41-7 win over Gustavus Adolphus.

7:08 AM  

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