In case you missed this game on Saturday morning/afternoon it was a Life Alert Special. Actually a pretty good day for Operation Get Me To Opening Day overall. Wisconsin wins a thriller, Marquette stays in first place in the Big East and the Bucks started a 3 game homestand with a dominant performance against an inferior Pistons team. Not too shabby. And if the Badgers aren't in the top 25 when the new rankings come out this morning it is an absolute crime. Beat #2 Indiana AT Indiana, beat Minnesota when they were #12, beat Illinois when they were #12 and now beat the #3 team in the country in Michigan. 8-3 in arguably the toughest conference in the country where every game is a war. There are no opponents that are 'wrestler starting in the ring with generic tights and no intro music' opponents in the Big Ten this year. Maybe Penn State but even they've hung with some top 15 teams despite being 0-11 in conference.
In any case we need A LOT of Saturday's like this past one in the next 6 weeks. Just an absolutely brutal time period in sports. I think I've used this before but we are in the middle of what they called in 'The Never Ending Story' The Nothing. Opening day is still 49 days away, March Madness doesn't really get cranked up for about a month and no football on Sunday's. Which I missed at about 12:32pm* this past Sunday by the way. I turned on NFL Red Zone and it said 'See you in September 2013!' and I started crying like I was locked in a room with Taylor Swift on repeat.
*32 minutes into the first Sunday without the NFL before I get clinically depressed. So a new personal record!
PS: Can't help but feel 1% bad for the people who had money on Michigan. -1.5 line, up by 3 and Ben Brust drinks your milkshake with a half court facial.
Double PS: The fact that more people don't scream 'RAIN DANCE!' after they make big shots is a shame. Sneaky top 10 funniest movie scene in the last 13 years.