I know this is the story making waves all over right now. But I have to weigh in. Just read this piece at jsonline – nicely done. It truly is just plain exciting right now that the 3 biggest sports teams in the state – the Packers, the Brewers and Badgers football – are well-positioned for great things this year. The Packers already won the Super Bowl last year creating plenty of buzz about the team. And they’re set to be very good again this year. Fans are always excited about the Packers but there has been reason to be particularly excited over the last year or so.
The Brewers (if they can snap out of this brief funk they’re in) are in a great spot to make a playoff run. For a team that never makes the playoffs, just getting there is usually nice enough. But considering they have had the NL Central lead for a while now and considering they are a top flight team w/re to talent – fans are expecting more than a playoff cameo with a first round exit. This could be a pretty special year for the Brewers too.
And the Badgers have the potential to be absolutely dominant. Bielema has built a very good team and the free-agent-like acquisition of QB Russell Wilson could be what pushes them to an elite level.
The funny thing about all this is that Wisconsinites, by and large, are a humble lot. So, as proud as we may be, we’re not the type to get all obnoxious about it. So, we have that going for us…which is nice.