Hide the women and children. A lot of testosterone will be flying all over the place when traditional Midwest conservatism meets the Northern capitol of liberalism in Madison, Wisconsin. This will not be good for the easily frightened. You will probably pass out if you’re a pacifist. This is an act of war that may leave casualties all over the field.
Saturday night is the beginning of a new era in college football when Nebraska visits Wisconsin in Madison for a prime time Battle of the Titans in the Big Ten. If you are a member of Baby Boomers Laugh and Learn Membership Site please continue… [private_full membership](READ MORE) This will be Nebraska’s first game as a member of the Big Ten Conference. Next week the Huskers will host their first home field Big Ten game when the Ohio State Buckeyes visit Lincoln.
Nebraska and Wisconsin are very similar in so many ways. It’s the Big Red of the Midwest against the Big Red of the North (both teams wear red and white uniforms). Both teams are the pride and joy of their respective agricultural state populations… the “children of the corn” and “the cheeseheads”. Nebraskans feel that this is a terrific fit in merging the Huskers with the highly esteemed Big Ten Conference. It’s a cultural fit, an academic fit, and an athletic fit that will be a good partnership for many years to come.
The announcement about inviting Nebraska into the Big Ten was made in June of 2010. It became official on July 1, 2011. During that one year wait there were many blog articles and comments from fans everywhere congratulating the Huskers on the new affiliation with the Big Ten. Most of these comments came from fans of the other eleven Big Ten schools. This was a nice way to make millions of Nebraska fans feel welcome to the league. It also showed the class of the fans from all over this great conference.
Well, that’s enough about the “feel good sentiments” and the warm welcome. It’s time to knock heads and take no prisoners. The Badgers are favored to win the game (as they should be) on their home field. But beware, Wisconsin… the Huskers are coming and they smell blood.[/private_full membership]