Weekend Sports – World Series ThreadOctober 27th, 2012 at 1:27 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
WORLD SERIES PHOTO GALLERY - SIGH – TIGERS LOSE in 4 games! That kind of solves the dilemma of trying to play in the wind, cold and rain the next couple nights. The Lions had a nice comeback win. The Bears lead the division at 6-1. BIG win for Notre Dame. Brian Kelly has been successful wherever he’s been. I could see Notre Dame/Alabama in the BCS Championship. Nice win for Michigan St. First loss in 21 games at home for Wisconsin (my alma mater). Wisconsin had just 19 net yards rushing! The Badgers (now 6-3 – all 3 losses have been by 3 points) have had a consistent winning program now for 20 years, since Barry Alvarez showed up. When I was there the Wisconsin offense was kind of like the Tiger offense in the World Series. In 1967, Wisconsin was 0-9. In 1968, they were 0-10 and that included 3 shutouts in a row. They scored only 86 points all season in ’68 or 8.6 points per game. I used to tell people the way to keep the Wisconsin football team out of your backyard was to put up goal posts…they’d never come near them! 1969 was the first year I showed up. I got a season football pass for $20. The student section went to the 40-yard line because they wanted to fill up the middle of the stands (no one sat in the end zones). In 1969, they started with 3 blowout losses, then came back to beat Iowa 23-17. The town went nuts! First win in four years! Thousands marched down University Avenue and around the State Capitol Building singing “On Wisconsin” past 4 AM. Wisconsin went on to beat the other two I’s (Illinois and Indiana), that year, but they were still a generally awful team. They opponents averaged 40 points against them in 1969. Ohio State beat them 62-7 that year and it would have been triple figures if Woody Hayes hadn’t given the team the 2nd half off and let the cheerleaders play the last two quarters. Nice wins for Grand Valley, Ferris St. and Central. Michigan needs some help…only 52 yards of offense in the 2nd quarter? No touchdowns in the last two games?