Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How To Turn Your Program Around: Schedule the Badgers

To the delight of nearly everyone, especially Ty Willingham, Notre Dame football sucks right now. No matter how bad they suck though, they are also going to be thought of as a "top program", if for no other reason than history. Personally, I don't really care about Notre Dame one way or another, I just think it's lame that they are still an independent.

Being an independent gives them the power to create their own schedule. And even though they refuse to join the Big Ten, they end up scheduling half their games against teams from the conference anyways. And it looks like the Wisconsin Badgers could be next.

Athletic Director Barry Alvarez has confirmed he is in talks with Notre Dame to play a series of games between 2012 and 2015. Alvarez has ties to the program, working as an assistant their under Lou Holtz, including during their 1988 championship season. The Badgers and the Fighting Irish haven't played, however, since the 1964 campaign.

I think this would be a great idea. Watching the Badgers take on Notre Dame would be a huge improvement from watching them take on Fresno State and UNLV every season, sprinkled in with the occasional Cal-Poly appearance. Say what you what about Notre Dame, but I only see this as a positive for the Badgers football program.


Lisa said...

I have one thing to say
"Cheer, cheer for Old Notre Dame
Wake up the echoes cheering her name,
Send the volley cheer on high,
Shake down the thunder from the sky,
What though the odds be great or small
Old Notre Dame will win over all,
While her loyal sons are marching
Onward to Victory."

It's a great day to be a notre dame fan!!!

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