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10 most delusional college fan bases

Posted: 6/11/2014 6:18 PM

10 most delusional college fan bases 


OK, these pieces are really just for fun, but it's June, so what else is there? There's a Wisconsin mention in there:

http://collegespun.com/nationa...-college-sports
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Posted: 6/11/2014 6:39 PM

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OlBadger wrote: OK, these pieces are really just for fun, but it's June, so what else is there? There's a Wisconsin mention in there:

http://collegespun.com/nationa...-college-sports
I found it hard to disagree with those ten.

Posted: 6/11/2014 9:04 PM

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Where does it mention UW, just wondering.

Posted: 6/11/2014 9:15 PM

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Any list of delusional fanbases has to be headed by iowa - with a HUGE gap to #2. For lead evidence use the multi page post from the FB forum a few years back speculating their chances at going undefeated. Most - close to 70% - predicted it would happen. One poster said "I not only think we'll go 12-0, I expect to." How did they do? 4-8!!!

Posted: 6/11/2014 9:41 PM

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Steve39277 wrote: Where does it mention UW, just wondering.

#9: "Wolverines are averaging only 7.7 wins-per-season...To put Michigan fan’s delusion into perspective, over the last ten years, Wisconsin is averaging 9.4 wins-per-season."
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Posted: 6/11/2014 9:52 PM

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I don't know about the Hawkeye fans but how many of you truly believe Gary Andersen is going to win a national title. Or how many of you think ga is going to get mutilple 5 star recruits to UW. How about the amount of you that really beleive UW is a top 25 program on and off the field year in and year out. Mind you I have gone to some 20 some UW sporting events. For you English professors I got accepted to get a master in applied psych, 2 bacholers degrees, an associates, and minors in sociology, psychology, project management, and human resources, so calm Down the critism a few brews deep. All as I am saying is UW fans don't got business calling out other sports fans for having crazy expectations. I almost hate the expectations badger fans got and they probably need to be in this top ten. Paul Chryst fail remember that you all thought he had sugary nipples,or how about a lot of instances badger fans have of being delusional.that being said fighting Irish deserve their number 1 spot I have watched badger football and other badger sports since the beginning of Barry alveras as an 8 year old boy and the Irish have never been good not that I have see in 20 some years as a college sports fan!

Posted: 6/11/2014 9:59 PM

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Steve39277 wrote: I don't know about the Hawkeye fans but how many of you truly believe Gary Andersen is going to win a national title. Or how many of you think ga is going to get mutilple 5 star recruits to UW. How about the amount of you that really beleive UW is a top 25 program on and off the field year in and year out. Mind you I have gone to some 20 some UW sporting events. For you English professors I got accepted to get a master in applied psych, 2 bacholers degrees, an associates, and minors in sociology, psychology, project management, and human resources, so calm Down the critism a few brews deep. All as I am saying is UW fans don't got business calling out other sports fans for having crazy expectations. I almost hate the expectations badger fans got and they probably need to be in this top ten. Paul Chryst fail remember that you all thought he had sugary nipples,or how about a lot of instances badger fans have of being delusional.that being said fighting Irish deserve their number 1 spot I have watched badger football and other badger sports since the beginning of Barry alveras as an 8 year old boy and the Irish have never been good not that I have see in 20 some years as a college sports fan!



I think you need to put down that beer and get a good night's sleep. wink
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Posted: 6/11/2014 10:22 PM

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This topic is mundane at best, because truth be told, it is only after most potential recruits do a lot of research on their chosen major that UW ever comes to mind.  I'm dating myself, but I still remember when Bevell and the boys beat UCLA, until then I didn't even now UW fielded a decent fb team.  As far as the Big 10 was concerned, I only knew OSU, Mich, and Iowa.  Upon looking for grad schools for my field, I discovered UW and the rest is history- while there I became a diehard badger. And when I returned to my home-state of Cal, I am still a badger fan. 

Most home-state Badger fans think that UW is this well-known powerhouse.  That fact is, is that the perception of Wisconsin in general amongst many recruits does not exactly line up to the thinking of Wisconsinites.  It takes a lot to get major recruits to consider Wisc.  And the obvious draw to OSU and Mich is legacy and cultural.  Wisconsin is off-the-beaten path and is not a prime destination.  This is a fact, despite the recent success.  BB realized this cold-hearted fact, and GA is dealing with it now.  It is a testament to the caliber of staff we have now that they are getting major recruits to visit more than just think about UW, given the historical relevance of the program.

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Posted: 6/11/2014 10:52 PM

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I like you intlbadger your honest and know your stuff. Most badger fans will not be honest about how pre Barry Even in Madison they could not give away badger football tickets in super market give always and how most people went to games to watch the marching band. Instead they will of claimed to of followed badger sports all along. I fell in love with badger sports when a cousin of mine went there in 1991 and I got to go to games as an 8 year old and sit on the student area and see it first hand. All I am saying is UW bagers success is 24 years running it isn't a power house even in the big ten. I often refer to it to USC, Alabama, home state Michigan, and others as the fat girl who is so cool , neat, funny, and sexy that you would die to take her to home coming, prom, or junior high dances. Your right it's an awesome place to live, absoutly one of the most pretty places in the world and I traveled the tropics of the pacific in the millitary and lived on both coasts.seasonal forest are just as cool as palm trees. Women in wi are among the prettiest I have ever seen. Good values, good German and Irish values. A home to be proud off. Family to lose and friend that will die for you. Fight for you and bleed for you. Wisconsin is unlike any other. But othe badger fans piss me off with unrealistic expectations and ruin some of the greatness of being a badger fan!

Posted: 6/11/2014 10:54 PM

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I meant family to love not lose

Posted: 6/12/2014 7:52 AM

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Steve39277 wrote: I don't know about the Hawkeye fans but how many of you truly believe Gary Andersen is going to win a national title. Or how many of you think ga is going to get mutilple 5 star recruits to UW. How about the amount of you that really beleive UW is a top 25 program on and off the field year in and year out. Mind you I have gone to some 20 some UW sporting events. For you English professors I got accepted to get a master in applied psych, 2 bacholers degrees, an associates, and minors in sociology, psychology, project management, and human resources, so calm Down the critism a few brews deep. All as I am saying is UW fans don't got business calling out other sports fans for having crazy expectations. I almost hate the expectations badger fans got and they probably need to be in this top ten. Paul Chryst fail remember that you all thought he had sugary nipples,or how about a lot of instances badger fans have of being delusional.that being said fighting Irish deserve their number 1 spot I have watched badger football and other badger sports since the beginning of Barry alveras as an 8 year old boy and the Irish have never been good not that I have see in 20 some years as a college sports fan!
There are some fans that think Coach Anderson will win a natty here at WI. They are crazy minded football people though and every fanbase has them. 

BB won three conference titles in a row (yes you are free to debate it, but the record books are three conference titles in a row) and it is highly, highly unlikely that Coach Anderson will accomplish that. Wisconsin has been playing football since the 1800 hundreds and it took until BB to just win three conference titles in a row. 

Coach Anderson went 3-4 last season against teams that had a winning record that are FBS schools and was 2-4 against P5 schools that had a winning record. 

And he had that record with an experienced football team. 

If Coach Anderson doesn't do better than the record I posted in this post his good will and honeymoon will be over pretty fast.
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Posted: 6/12/2014 8:10 AM

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UnknownBadger wrote:
OlBadger wrote: OK, these pieces are really just for fun, but it's June, so what else is there? There's a Wisconsin mention in there:

http://collegespun.com/nationa...-college-sports
I found it hard to disagree with those ten.
+1 

I'm glad they had Notre Dame football fans as #1. Those people are insufferable. 

Reminds me of this: http://www.bceaglesfootball.com/ndfan.htm

Posted: 6/12/2014 10:29 AM

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Steve39277 wrote: Where does it mention UW, just wondering.
rolleyes

Posted: 6/12/2014 10:52 AM

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theunknownfan81 wrote:
Steve39277 wrote: I don't know about the Hawkeye fans but how many of you truly believe Gary Andersen is going to win a national title. Or how many of you think ga is going to get mutilple 5 star recruits to UW. How about the amount of you that really beleive UW is a top 25 program on and off the field year in and year out. Mind you I have gone to some 20 some UW sporting events. For you English professors I got accepted to get a master in applied psych, 2 bacholers degrees, an associates, and minors in sociology, psychology, project management, and human resources, so calm Down the critism a few brews deep. All as I am saying is UW fans don't got business calling out other sports fans for having crazy expectations. I almost hate the expectations badger fans got and they probably need to be in this top ten. Paul Chryst fail remember that you all thought he had sugary nipples,or how about a lot of instances badger fans have of being delusional.that being said fighting Irish deserve their number 1 spot I have watched badger football and other badger sports since the beginning of Barry alveras as an 8 year old boy and the Irish have never been good not that I have see in 20 some years as a college sports fan!
There are some fans that think Coach Anderson will win a natty here at WI. They are crazy minded football people though and every fanbase has them. 

BB won three conference titles in a row (yes you are free to debate it, but the record books are three conference titles in a row) and it is highly, highly unlikely that Coach Anderson will accomplish that. Wisconsin has been playing football since the 1800 hundreds and it took until BB to just win three conference titles in a row. 

Coach Anderson went 3-4 last season against teams that had a winning record that are FBS schools and was 2-4 against P5 schools that had a winning record. 

And he had that record with an experienced football team. 

If Coach Anderson doesn't do better than the record I posted in this post his good will and honeymoon will be over pretty fast.
It is well known that BBs win record was built on the have-nots of the conference with a barely 40% record against the better team. Comparitively, they're about the same. BB finished with an 8-5 (8-6 after he slithered out of town) record using a no better than average first year QB. What was Andersen's record with that same QB?

Last edited 6/12/2014 10:54 AM by UnknownBadger

Posted: 6/12/2014 11:31 AM

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Hey BB did awesome things for Wisconsin, he will be missed. BB at times had his short comings, he was arrogant, and could of called better plays at vital moments. I am a part razorbacks fan now and going to the game at Arkansas against Alabama on October 11 they will probably get killed but BB is cool. I know he had a lot of critics on here and the more and more GA has a hard time living up to expectations, badger fans will forgive and morn the loss of belima. I wish Barry would of stayed on as coach through last season or this upcoming one to and found the really really right fit to coach the badgers, hire who he wanted to instead of being rushed into hiring GA. Badger fans wanted it right away though and wanted a proven head coach instead of another guy that was taught by alveras, well they got what they wanted. I am probably the biggest hater and the most dissapointed fan in the hiring of Gary Andersen, I almost gave up on badger love because of the hire. I think he will run the spread eventually and get run out of town like rich rod at Michigan, not for being a bad coach but not the right one here at Wisconsin. GA has no idea about our identity, our culture, or who wisconsin people really are deep down. That being said he will change the image of Wisconsin on defense, we will be killer fast, super aggressive, and intense. Other teams will suffer against the badgers speed crazy thought I know. I also think he could go to a rose bowl, win it I don't know he could though. He could end up as a wonderful coach I just never believed he is the guy for us deep down we're it matters. Maybe he will learn, maybe easily or with a huge struggle much more so then Bret. But sometimes you get exactly what you want, people wanted Bret gone for whatever reason, and in steps a polar opposite of him. A guy who can be told what to do, so remember who really pulls the strings for Bucky football and I am sure BA knows what he is doing he is not one of the greatest coaches in history for no reason he had his part in changing all of badger sports into one of the best sports schools in the country. So GA might not be the glamor guy, a great recruiter, or overly charming. What matters is though that Barry is in charge and knows what he is doing. I got faith in Barry, but not in ga so lets cross them figures and hope for the best.

Let's not be bad fans anymore, no more **** you's at games. No more spitting on people not dressed in red. Let's be humble and be great lets embody the hard fighting blue color attitude of the Wisconsin spirit and great things can happen.

Posted: 6/12/2014 11:40 AM

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Correct, which is why he was never able to get over the hump. He had everything you could ever ask for at Wisconsin in his 2011 team....great OL, great QB, good defense, ability to have electric special teams play. It was all right there and they still lost games, albeit in heartbreaking fashion. 
UnknownBadger wrote:
theunknownfan81 wrote:
Steve39277 wrote: I don't know about the Hawkeye fans but how many of you truly believe Gary Andersen is going to win a national title. Or how many of you think ga is going to get mutilple 5 star recruits to UW. How about the amount of you that really beleive UW is a top 25 program on and off the field year in and year out. Mind you I have gone to some 20 some UW sporting events. For you English professors I got accepted to get a master in applied psych, 2 bacholers degrees, an associates, and minors in sociology, psychology, project management, and human resources, so calm Down the critism a few brews deep. All as I am saying is UW fans don't got business calling out other sports fans for having crazy expectations. I almost hate the expectations badger fans got and they probably need to be in this top ten. Paul Chryst fail remember that you all thought he had sugary nipples,or how about a lot of instances badger fans have of being delusional.that being said fighting Irish deserve their number 1 spot I have watched badger football and other badger sports since the beginning of Barry alveras as an 8 year old boy and the Irish have never been good not that I have see in 20 some years as a college sports fan!
There are some fans that think Coach Anderson will win a natty here at WI. They are crazy minded football people though and every fanbase has them. 

BB won three conference titles in a row (yes you are free to debate it, but the record books are three conference titles in a row) and it is highly, highly unlikely that Coach Anderson will accomplish that. Wisconsin has been playing football since the 1800 hundreds and it took until BB to just win three conference titles in a row. 

Coach Anderson went 3-4 last season against teams that had a winning record that are FBS schools and was 2-4 against P5 schools that had a winning record. 

And he had that record with an experienced football team. 

If Coach Anderson doesn't do better than the record I posted in this post his good will and honeymoon will be over pretty fast.
It is well known that BBs win record was built on the have-nots of the conference with a barely 40% record against the better team. Comparitively, they're about the same. BB finished with an 8-5 (8-6 after he slithered out of town) record using a no better than average first year QB. What was Andersen's record with that same QB?

Posted: 6/12/2014 11:48 AM

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"I almost gave up on badger love because of the hire."

You aren't the only one. One of my neighbors doesn't look forward to Badgers football now like he use to during the BA and BB days. 

I can tell there are a few posters that are holding back from saying their true worries.

77 wrote: Hey BB did awesome things for Wisconsin, he will be missed. BB at times had his short comings, he was arrogant, and could of called better plays at vital moments. I am a part razorbacks fan now and going to the game at Arkansas against Alabama on October 11 they will probably get killed but BB is cool. I know he had a lot of critics on here and the more and more GA has a hard time living up to expectations, badger fans will forgive and morn the loss of belima. I wish Barry would of stayed on as coach through last season or this upcoming one to and found the really really right fit to coach the badgers, hire who he wanted to instead of being rushed into hiring GA. Badger fans wanted it right away though and wanted a proven head coach instead of another guy that was taught by alveras, well they got what they wanted. I am probably the biggest hater and the most dissapointed fan in the hiring of Gary Andersen, I almost gave up on badger love because of the hire. I think he will run the spread eventually and get run out of town like rich rod at Michigan, not for being a bad coach but not the right one here at Wisconsin. GA has no idea about our identity, our culture, or who wisconsin people really are deep down. That being said he will change the image of Wisconsin on defense, we will be killer fast, super aggressive, and intense. Other teams will suffer against the badgers speed crazy thought I know. I also think he could go to a rose bowl, win it I don't know he could though. He could end up as a wonderful coach I just never believed he is the guy for us deep down we're it matters. Maybe he will learn, maybe easily or with a huge struggle much more so then Bret. But sometimes you get exactly what you want, people wanted Bret gone for whatever reason, and in steps a polar opposite of him. A guy who can be told what to do, so remember who really pulls the strings for Bucky football and I am sure BA knows what he is doing he is not one of the greatest coaches in history for no reason he had his part in changing all of badger sports into one of the best sports schools in the country. So GA might not be the glamor guy, a great recruiter, or overly charming. What matters is though that Barry is in charge and knows what he is doing. I got faith in Barry, but not in ga so lets cross them figures and hope for the best.

Let's not be bad fans anymore, no more **** you's at games. No more spitting on people not dressed in red. Let's be humble and be great lets embody the hard fighting blue color attitude of the Wisconsin spirit and great things can happen.

Posted: 6/12/2014 11:55 AM

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I was worried about losing BB...until UW signed GA. I think he's a great fit and has the potential to improve the program.

Posted: 6/12/2014 11:55 AM

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I think part of the reason why fans wanted BB gone was partly due to how dominate the run game always was and had a serviceable defense but just didn't recuit some positions at a high enough level in order to bring in better talent at some spots (WR, CB). Combine that frustration with losses like the TCU game and the off the field stuff, people got sick of it and wanted a "smarter" coach with a better personality. Well, Wisconsin has their press conference loving guy now. But can he get it done on the field? We will find out within the next three years. 

I say three more years since he will have his own team in place and the systems going full blast. And the conference schedule gets tougher in the coming seasons. 
Steve39277 wrote: Hey BB did awesome things for Wisconsin, he will be missed. BB at times had his short comings, he was arrogant, and could of called better plays at vital moments. I am a part razorbacks fan now and going to the game at Arkansas against Alabama on October 11 they will probably get killed but BB is cool. I know he had a lot of critics on here and the more and more GA has a hard time living up to expectations, badger fans will forgive and morn the loss of belima. I wish Barry would of stayed on as coach through last season or this upcoming one to and found the really really right fit to coach the badgers, hire who he wanted to instead of being rushed into hiring GA. Badger fans wanted it right away though and wanted a proven head coach instead of another guy that was taught by alveras, well they got what they wanted. I am probably the biggest hater and the most dissapointed fan in the hiring of Gary Andersen, I almost gave up on badger love because of the hire. I think he will run the spread eventually and get run out of town like rich rod at Michigan, not for being a bad coach but not the right one here at Wisconsin. GA has no idea about our identity, our culture, or who wisconsin people really are deep down. That being said he will change the image of Wisconsin on defense, we will be killer fast, super aggressive, and intense. Other teams will suffer against the badgers speed crazy thought I know. I also think he could go to a rose bowl, win it I don't know he could though. He could end up as a wonderful coach I just never believed he is the guy for us deep down we're it matters. Maybe he will learn, maybe easily or with a huge struggle much more so then Bret. But sometimes you get exactly what you want, people wanted Bret gone for whatever reason, and in steps a polar opposite of him. A guy who can be told what to do, so remember who really pulls the strings for Bucky football and I am sure BA knows what he is doing he is not one of the greatest coaches in history for no reason he had his part in changing all of badger sports into one of the best sports schools in the country. So GA might not be the glamor guy, a great recruiter, or overly charming. What matters is though that Barry is in charge and knows what he is doing. I got faith in Barry, but not in ga so lets cross them figures and hope for the best.

Let's not be bad fans anymore, no more **** you's at games. No more spitting on people not dressed in red. Let's be humble and be great lets embody the hard fighting blue color attitude of the Wisconsin spirit and great things can happen.

Posted: 6/12/2014 12:02 PM

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There was nobody in Wisconsin sports history that liked the media attention as much as Bielema. Nobody! And nobody who shared less of the glory than Bielema as well.

Posted: 6/12/2014 12:02 PM

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Bret Bielema did some good things for the football program.  He's gone now.  Arkansas' ceiling in the SEC West is fifth and ninth (if not tenth), at best, in the SEC.  Good luck to him.

I'm rolling with the guy that wants to be here.

Posted: 6/12/2014 12:06 PM

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Intlbadger wrote: This topic is mundane at best, because truth be told, it is only after most potential recruits do a lot of research on their chosen major that UW ever comes to mind.  I'm dating myself, but I still remember when Bevell and the boys beat UCLA, until then I didn't even now UW fielded a decent fb team.  As far as the Big 10 was concerned, I only knew OSU, Mich, and Iowa.  Upon looking for grad schools for my field, I discovered UW and the rest is history- while there I became a diehard badger. And when I returned to my home-state of Cal, I am still a badger fan. 

Most home-state Badger fans think that UW is this well-known powerhouse.  That fact is, is that the perception of Wisconsin in general amongst many recruits does not exactly line up to the thinking of Wisconsinites.  It takes a lot to get major recruits to consider Wisc.  And the obvious draw to OSU and Mich is legacy and cultural.  Wisconsin is off-the-beaten path and is not a prime destination.  This is a fact, despite the recent success.  BB realized this cold-hearted fact, and GA is dealing with it now.  It is a testament to the caliber of staff we have now that they are getting major recruits to visit more than just think about UW, given the historical relevance of the program.
Well said. For whatever reason UW still has not gotten over the hump. While once clearly a top public it has fallen to the fringes of that group. Football still has a somewhat earned rep for padding its win record with patsies and the worst of the BIG while being sub 500 against better teams. I think GA might continue that trend. He has moved recruiting around but results look all too familiar.

Posted: 6/12/2014 12:22 PM

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I would disagree with the 'most fans think Wisconsin is a well-known powerhouse.' I don't know many that feel that way.

Most realize UW is not a helmet school or powerhouse. They're a very good program that has had very good success in recent years....but hasn't quite gotten over the hump.


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This topic is mundane at best, because truth be told, it is only after most potential recruits do a lot of research on their chosen major that UW ever comes to mind.  I'm dating myself, but I still remember when Bevell and the boys beat UCLA, until then I didn't even now UW fielded a decent fb team.  As far as the Big 10 was concerned, I only knew OSU, Mich, and Iowa.  Upon looking for grad schools for my field, I discovered UW and the rest is history- while there I became a diehard badger. And when I returned to my home-state of Cal, I am still a badger fan. 

Most home-state Badger fans think that UW is this well-known powerhouse.  That fact is, is that the perception of Wisconsin in general amongst many recruits does not exactly line up to the thinking of Wisconsinites.  It takes a lot to get major recruits to consider Wisc.  And the obvious draw to OSU and Mich is legacy and cultural.  Wisconsin is off-the-beaten path and is not a prime destination.  This is a fact, despite the recent success.  BB realized this cold-hearted fact, and GA is dealing with it now.  It is a testament to the caliber of staff we have now that they are getting major recruits to visit more than just think about UW, given the historical relevance of the program.

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Posted: 6/12/2014 1:43 PM

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Ph3431 wrote: I would disagree with the 'most fans think Wisconsin is a well-known powerhouse.' I don't know many that feel that way.

Most realize UW is not a helmet school or powerhouse. They're a very good program that has had very good success in recent years....but hasn't quite gotten over the hump.


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This topic is mundane at best, because truth be told, it is only after most potential recruits do a lot of research on their chosen major that UW ever comes to mind.  I'm dating myself, but I still remember when Bevell and the boys beat UCLA, until then I didn't even now UW fielded a decent fb team.  As far as the Big 10 was concerned, I only knew OSU, Mich, and Iowa.  Upon looking for grad schools for my field, I discovered UW and the rest is history- while there I became a diehard badger. And when I returned to my home-state of Cal, I am still a badger fan. 
Can't help but notice he mentioned Iowa in terms of the known Big 10 teams. Fair enough going back a few years. But if you're sitting here today - or are a high school kid, Wisconsin certainly has passed up Iowa and in terms of onfield performance, has vastly outperformed Michigan during that kids lifetime. Can't argue that in terms of the big picture, history of football powerhouses, Wisconsin isn't there. And I think you're right - I think most Wisconsin fans admit that. But in terms of top level program - nationally known & pretty well respected, the Badgers are absolutely there.

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Posted: 6/12/2014 1:44 PM

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Steve39277 wrote: I don't know about the Hawkeye fans but how many of you truly believe Gary Andersen is going to win a national title. Or how many of you think ga is going to get mutilple 5 star recruits to UW. How about the amount of you that really beleive UW is a top 25 program on and off the field year in and year out. Mind you I have gone to some 20 some UW sporting events. For you English professors I got accepted to get a master in applied psych, 2 bacholers degrees, an associates, and minors in sociology, psychology, project management, and human resources, so calm Down the critism a few brews deep. All as I am saying is UW fans don't got business calling out other sports fans for having crazy expectations. I almost hate the expectations badger fans got and they probably need to be in this top ten. Paul Chryst fail remember that you all thought he had sugary nipples,or how about a lot of instances badger fans have of being delusional.that being said fighting Irish deserve their number 1 spot I have watched badger football and other badger sports since the beginning of Barry alveras as an 8 year old boy and the Irish have never been good not that I have see in 20 some years as a college sports fan!
if you don't think wisconsin is a top 25 program, i would like you to name 25 better programs.  I would put wisconsin squarely in the top 15 programs in the country based on the last 20 plus years.  You will not find 15 programs with better qualities than uw.   This is coming from someone that graduated from Madison in 92 and have seen the other side of things.

Posted: 6/12/2014 2:01 PM

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Wisconsin historically rates in the low 20's as a program. Around 23 or so. 
mbadger wrote:
Steve39277 wrote: I don't know about the Hawkeye fans but how many of you truly believe Gary Andersen is going to win a national title. Or how many of you think ga is going to get mutilple 5 star recruits to UW. How about the amount of you that really beleive UW is a top 25 program on and off the field year in and year out. Mind you I have gone to some 20 some UW sporting events. For you English professors I got accepted to get a master in applied psych, 2 bacholers degrees, an associates, and minors in sociology, psychology, project management, and human resources, so calm Down the critism a few brews deep. All as I am saying is UW fans don't got business calling out other sports fans for having crazy expectations. I almost hate the expectations badger fans got and they probably need to be in this top ten. Paul Chryst fail remember that you all thought he had sugary nipples,or how about a lot of instances badger fans have of being delusional.that being said fighting Irish deserve their number 1 spot I have watched badger football and other badger sports since the beginning of Barry alveras as an 8 year old boy and the Irish have never been good not that I have see in 20 some years as a college sports fan!
if you don't think wisconsin is a top 25 program, i would like you to name 25 better programs.  I would put wisconsin squarely in the top 15 programs in the country based on the last 20 plus years.  You will not find 15 programs with better qualities than uw.   This is coming from someone that graduated from Madison in 92 and have seen the other side of things.

Posted: 6/12/2014 2:07 PM

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It's easy to discredit UW....but once you start listing the top programs in the BCS era, it doesn't take long before UW is in the conversation.

They aren't a helmet school and they don't have a national title. But they've been very successful.


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Ph3431 wrote: I would disagree with the 'most fans think Wisconsin is a well-known powerhouse.' I don't know many that feel that way.

Most realize UW is not a helmet school or powerhouse. They're a very good program that has had very good success in recent years....but hasn't quite gotten over the hump.


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This topic is mundane at best, because truth be told, it is only after most potential recruits do a lot of research on their chosen major that UW ever comes to mind.  I'm dating myself, but I still remember when Bevell and the boys beat UCLA, until then I didn't even now UW fielded a decent fb team.  As far as the Big 10 was concerned, I only knew OSU, Mich, and Iowa.  Upon looking for grad schools for my field, I discovered UW and the rest is history- while there I became a diehard badger. And when I returned to my home-state of Cal, I am still a badger fan. 
Can't help but notice he mentioned Iowa in terms of the known Big 10 teams. Fair enough going back a few years. But if you're sitting here today - or are a high school kid, Wisconsin certainly has passed up Iowa and in terms of onfield performance, has vastly outperformed Michigan during that kids lifetime. Can't argue that in terms of the big picture, history of football powerhouses, Wisconsin isn't there. And I think you're right - I think most Wisconsin fans admit that. But in terms of top level program - nationally known & pretty well respected, the Badgers are absolutely there.

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Posted: 6/12/2014 2:13 PM

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FSU, Alabama, Lsu, Florida, Miami, USC, Ohio st, Michigan won a championship in the 90's, nebraska won 3, Texas, Oklahoma, Miami, ucla had great teams, Oregon, Stanford, va tech had great teams, Oklahoma st has been good, Boise st, and there has been some more teams that on the field success has been equal to UW in the last 25 years. That's not forget about those teams that have gotten snuffed from the big picture as well. Oh I forgot auburn. So on the field yes the badger could fit into the 15 to 25. Let's be honest to though besides 6 of the last 25 years UW has been barely over .500 Barry had multiple losing seasons and major down seasons. Bret had 7-6, and 8-6 seasons. I bet if you averaged out the past 25 years the badgers are a solid 8-4, 7-5, or 9-3 team. So top 25 sure but lets be honest. The badgers are not an every year top 25 program, not even close. The badgers are just as good as Oregon, va tech, Oklahoma st, and othere not quite there programs. Good not great. Let's not forget that mich st, Iowa, and penn st have had impressive seasons over the last 25 years as well. I know Tennessee with manning won in the past 20 years, south Carolina has been so so, I mean really guys the badgers are awesome and a blast to of been a fan of but lets chill out the elite program statues till they get there and win the big one

Posted: 6/12/2014 2:15 PM

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theunknownfan81 wrote: Wisconsin historically rates in the low 20's as a program. Around 23 or so. 
mbadger wrote:
Steve39277 wrote: I don't know about the Hawkeye fans but how many of you truly believe Gary Andersen is going to win a national title. Or how many of you think ga is going to get mutilple 5 star recruits to UW. How about the amount of you that really beleive UW is a top 25 program on and off the field year in and year out. Mind you I have gone to some 20 some UW sporting events. For you English professors I got accepted to get a master in applied psych, 2 bacholers degrees, an associates, and minors in sociology, psychology, project management, and human resources, so calm Down the critism a few brews deep. All as I am saying is UW fans don't got business calling out other sports fans for having crazy expectations. I almost hate the expectations badger fans got and they probably need to be in this top ten. Paul Chryst fail remember that you all thought he had sugary nipples,or how about a lot of instances badger fans have of being delusional.that being said fighting Irish deserve their number 1 spot I have watched badger football and other badger sports since the beginning of Barry alveras as an 8 year old boy and the Irish have never been good not that I have see in 20 some years as a college sports fan!
if you don't think wisconsin is a top 25 program, i would like you to name 25 better programs.  I would put wisconsin squarely in the top 15 programs in the country based on the last 20 plus years.  You will not find 15 programs with better qualities than uw.   This is coming from someone that graduated from Madison in 92 and have seen the other side of things.
Based on what criteria and over what time period? Since Alvarez, Wisconsin has won 6 Big10 titles, had a Heisman winner, multiple Outland winners, produced the best Olineman currently in the NFL, the best Dlineman currently in the NFL, a ton of other NFL talent, etc. They are without question a top 15 program since Alvarez took over. Please name 22 programs that have had more overall success than Wisconsin since 1992.

Posted: 6/12/2014 2:18 PM

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"Well said. For whatever reason UW still has not gotten over the hump. While once clearly a top public it has fallen to the fringes of that group. Football still has a somewhat earned rep for padding its win record with patsies and the worst of the BIG while being sub 500 against better teams. I think GA might continue that trend. He has moved recruiting around but results look all too familiar."

Still on the bandwagon for the other UW, then? rolleyes
These ARE the Good Old Days.
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