March 18, 2017

"This is our bright, shining moment."

Says Meade.

The Badgers knock out Villanova.

50 comments:

Birches said...

I was going to congratulate Meadhouse on the win. Very exciting. Nova should have been called for traveling on their last possession.

Steven Davis said...

Congrats Badgers! There is a theory here on MD sports boards that the committee accidentally reversed the MD/Wisc seeding, but I'm glad it worked out for you.

Unknown said...

Great win for a fine program. I was impressed with how far the Badgers came last year, having graduated so much talent from the 2014-15 squad. Not from Wisconsin, but I can't help but root for the Badger basketball program most of the time they take the court.

traditionalguy said...

OMG. The White Privileged Midwestern Style Team beat down the Philly Street Wise Team. This will require, at the least, Grief Counseling and Intense Racial Sensitivity Training.

traditionalguy said...

What I want to know is where Frank Kaminsky went. He was my favorite player.

Birkel said...

Duke sends its regards.

Yellow Kitty said...

I came here to make sure that Wisconsin's win was noted! O. M. G. Go, Big Ten!

M Jordan said...

Go, Badgers.
Go, Purdue,
Go Big Ten
It's time, you're due.

Rusty said...

""This is our bright, shining moment.""

No. It's their bright shining moment. Your living it vicariously.You didn't win shit.

Amadeus 48 said...

Outstanding. Great win by a great team.

By the way, the refereeing was lousy--way too many cheap calls on both teams, balanced by ignoring obvious violations. The Badgers were handicapped by having to sit their stars down until the last five minutes, when they went on a 15-5 run to win.

Amadeus 48 said...

P.S., Nigel Hayes is the greatest.

Meade said...

"P.S., Nigel Hayes is the greatest."

Especially when he does his Michael Jordan "fake spin back" move on the baseline.

Fabi said...

Nigel Hayes can sing! He also seems like a nice young man.

Francisco D said...

Kaminsky went to Charlotte were he is struggling to gain strength to be an effective pro.

Big Mike said...

@Rusty, that's cold.

mezzrow said...

Stinkin' Badgers.

Kill my bracket.
Kill my bracket.
C-I-L-L my bracket.

Meade said...

"No. It's their bright shining moment. Your living it vicariously.You didn't win shit."

True, but just think how vicariously great I shall be if Wisconsin beats Virginia, Duke, Gonzaga, and Kansas. Vicariously, in that order.

dreams said...

Nova's guards didn't play very smart, at the end of the game they kept driving into traffic and lost the ball on at least 2 or 3 of their last possessions.

dreams said...

A lot of us are deriving a lot of vicarious pleasure via Trump's presidency and I'm not tired of winning yet.

J2 said...

Villanova - My brackets thank you. Next up Baylor to beat Duke.

FredwinaD said...

Traditionalguy, Villanova is hardly "Philly Street Wise." They're the rich, preppy outsiders of Philly's Big 5. I'm thrilled that Nova lost, though. The Hawk will never die!

Guildofcannonballs said...

I won the passionate scorn of Rusty.

Ain't much, ain't nuttin' neither.

Curious George said...

"Our?"

Guildofcannonballs said...

We are all stewards of all but our souls. Shut yer steward yapper and celebrate in our victorious domination of those inferior, on and in the court.

Yancey Ward said...

Though I had Villanova as the champion in two of my 10 ESPN brackets, I hadn't picked them past Wisconsin in four of the others.

I don't consider this an upset- I had sneaking suspicion that Villanova was over-rated all season, and Wisconsin was clearly under-rated by the committee. I thought Wisconsin deserved at least a 5 seed.

I think Wisconsin is a dark horse. I do have them in the final four on one of my brackets, and in the final 8 in 3 others.

The team that let me down this weekend, though, was Notre Dame. I basically split all the brackets between Notre Dame and West Virginia, but the brackets where WVU wins are all in the lower half of my results.

Other "upsets" to look for tomorrow are South Carolina over Duke, Michigan over Louisville, and Wichita State over Kentucky.

MadisonMan said...

Stinkin' Badgers.

Kill my bracket.

Don't blame the Badgers. Look in the mirror.

I hope you at least did not pick Minnesota. That was way too obvious.

4 straight visits for UW to the Field of 16. Longest stretch currently in play.

mccullough said...

The NCAA's bias against the BIG Ten is coming to bite the better seeds in the ass. Northwestern played a good game against Gonzaga in addition to the Badgers knocking off the defending champs. The ACC has a glass jaw that's going to get broken again like last year.

dreams said...

"Other "upsets" to look for tomorrow are South Carolina over Duke, Michigan over Louisville, and Wichita State over Kentucky."

As to South Carolina over Duke, not going to happen. Louisville will have to play better than they've played lately to beat Michigan, as a Louisville fan, I'm worried about that game. I think KY will beat Wichita State but it's likely to be a tough win.

David53 said...

"This is our brief, shining moment." Fixed.

David53 said...

But enjoy anyway.

traditionalguy said...

Speaking of winners, try to see a replay of Iowa's Cory Clark winning NCAA Wrestling @133lbs. That is how you do it.

Meade said...

Brief, shining moment. Thanks.

The person leading the brackets over at Yahoo has Wisconsin picked to win it all.

David Begley said...

The fake spin back by Hayes won it. Great move.

Why Jay Wright didn't double team Hayes is a mystery.

Creighton beat WI but lost to Nova three times. Go figure.

Chuck said...

I was very encouraged, I have to say, to see Wisconsin win. Go, Conference.

'Cuz Michigan's playing better than the Badgers right now. We're the best B1G team since the end of January.

I do fear Pitino and Louisville. (You can't really kill a vampire, can you?) I hope our seniors don't. Michigan is a 3 point underdog.

iowan2 said...

Congratulations MeadeHouse. Enjoy the win. No matter what, Wisconsin beat the best team in the nation.

exiledonmainstreet said...

What a game! I went to a sports bar to watch it, something I haven't done in a zillion years, and it was a blast. Go, Badgers!

CWJ said...

"True, but just think how vicariously great I shall be if Wisconsin beats Virginia, Duke, Gonzaga, and Kansas. Vicariously, in that order."

Meade, No way. Kansas and Wisconsin will never play each other. The only question is who will lose first. I won't be surprised if KU chokes tomorrow.

Big Mike said...

True, but just think how vicariously great I shall be if Wisconsin beats Virginia, Duke, Gonzaga, and Kansas.

I don't think your Badgers will have to worry about the Cavaliers of Virginia. Sad end to a good season.

Gahrie said...

I'm pleasantly surprised that SC is still in it....

Go Pac-12! (it still feels weird to type that)

jaydub said...

"Nigel Hayes can sing!"

That may be true, but it was Vitto Brown who did the song so well yesterday before the game.

wendybar said...

I have the Badgers taking it all!! I always pick them, because Badger is my grandmothers maiden name!! Haha!!

DanTheMan said...

... and now you have to face Florida. Go Gators!

Mid-Life Lawyer said...


DPRK News Service‏ @DPRK_News

"Spirits in US province of Wisconsin are uplifted by meaningless basketball game, before return to customary ice, rust, and heroin overdoses."

My favorite parody Twitter account weighed in on the Wisconsin upset.

William said...

I'm a Big Ten guy (Mchigan) guy, so I always like to see when another B1G team does well in the tournament (except MSU that is). Congrats on a huge win.

Meade said...

jaydub said...
"Nigel Hayes can sing!"

That may be true, but it was Vitto Brown who did the song so well yesterday before the game.

cronus titan said...

Heard this line last night from my better half:

Villanova should have campaigned in Wisconsin.

Meade said...

"Villanova should have campaigned in Wisconsin."

LOL. Hillanova.

Rusty said...

Big Mike said...
"@Rusty, that's cold."

As if you couldn't tell, but I'm not a big sports fan.

JAORE said...

"True, but just think how vicariously great I shall be if Wisconsin beats Virginia, Duke, Gonzaga, and Kansas.


May you get three of those four moments to celebrate....

Rock Chalk Jay Hawk

Meade said...

Birkel said...
Duke sends its regards.

Hey, Duke. How're ya doin?