Today is September 1. Today is also the start of Badger football. Today is a great day.

I look forward to football season so much that it is almost like a little kid waiting for Christmas. I know what is coming, I can see it coming, and still I am excited to finally get to watch football again.

This year should be particularly exciting too since the Badgers start the year ranked 7th in the nation. While these preseason ranks should mean very little, they actually have a huge impact on the season. It is usually so difficult to move up the ranks that getting a start inside the top 10 actually makes winning a national championship possible.

While a few great players left after last year, the main star from last year remains; PJ Hill. I am really looking forward to seeing his career continue and the possibility of him winning a Heisman at some point in his career.

Today is going to be a long day of work knowing what is waiting for me at home. I have a feeling I’ll be leaving work a little early today. 🙂

Two Wins!!

November.13.2006

It’s a rare occasion. It seems this year that whenever the Badgers win, the Packers lose, or vice-versa. I like to think of it as how I remain humble and remember that each win can be followed by a loss.

But not this weekend. In two HUGE games, the Badgers go to Iowa and win (which is a huge win) and the Packers go to Minnesota and win. Wow. Just wow. And to make matters even better, with all the college football shake-up, the Badgers jumped up to number 10 in the BCS. If they can hold onto this 1 loss record, they will be in great shape at the end of the season.

Now the Packers, that’s different. I’m still not getting too over excited. This is such a young and inexperienced team that I am never surprised when they seem to lose their head and have a coverage break down. Hopefully they can tighten this all up and next year do some damage.

Which brings me to Favre. Suddenly people are saying, “hey, he’s playing pretty good. Why not 5 more years?” Well, maybe not 5, but McCarthy did say he would like him to consider at least 2. I’m not arguing against that logic, I just think it’s an interesting change of heart for all the critics. Heck, I even picked him up on one of my fantasy teams since he is playing so well lately.

We’ll see with next week though. The Packers are playing at New England who just lost to the Jets. I’m pretty sure they are going to be an angry team. Great.

Off Hiatus

November.11.2006

It’s hard to believe that it’s actually Blogger that remotivated me to start blogging again. But with this new drag-and-drop layout, it is pretty easy. I typically despise WYSIWYG layout since it is so limited, but in this case I welcome it. Anything that allows me shorten the time and not totally sacrifice my content is appreciated.

So what have I been up to? Well, working. It turns out the true active season of this camp is from May to late November, not October as previously advertised. It’s a great problem to have, but it has kept me on my toes and allowed for little rest in the mean time. I am eager for the rest that Thanksgiving will bring.

I was close to posting last week after the recent Wisconsin election results as well. As a Christian, it was pretty embarrassing. I have often distanced myself from the typical Evangelical outlook on politics, and this only reinforced my reasoning.

It kills me how much Christians missed the boat this year. While many churches were busy taking up their issue of being strongly against same-sex marriage, they may have missed the bigger issue: the death penalty. Even the church I attend here in Westfield was guilty of it. They encouraged people to put up little signs in their yard to vote “yes” on the same-sex marriage bill, but they never even mentioned the death penalty. I have to think that if Jesus was at those polls he would have been much more adimate about the killing of people than anything else.

But I’m off my soapbox now. I am really enjoying the college football season right now. All this crazy stuff is happening in the top 10 and Wisconsin is slowly creeping up the list. I think they are the most under the radar team in the top 25 right now. I’m not thinking national championship or anything, but a top 10 finish isn’t out of the question.

Hope all is well out there. Hopefully I can get more consistent with this thing again.

Badgers Vs. Funny-Helmets

September.23.2006

Today the undefeated (and underrated) Badgers take on the number 6 team in the nation, the Michigan Funny-Helmets. I don’t have unrealistic hopes for a win, especially after the Notre Dame beating Michigan cranked out last Saturday, but if they can keep it close…