Wisconsin’s big weekend

This was being called the biggest sports weekend in the history of Wisconsin, my former state.  And in each contest, Wisconsin was victorious.  The Milwaukee Brewers won two playoff games over the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The Wisconsin Badgers welcomed Nebraska to the Big Ten by demolishing the nationally-ranked Cornhuskers.   The Packers pounded the Denver Broncos.  And the Milwaukee Marathon was won by a guy from Marquette.

For a brief, shining moment, Wisconsin teachers and Congressmen, tea partiers and Occupy Wall Streeters will be united in a feeling of common sports euphoria.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://theoldadam.wordpress.com Steve Martin

    I didn’t think those Socialist/Union types in Wisconsin enjoyed REAL American sporting events…but just went to kid’s soccer games where no one is actually allowed to win.

    Go Badgers!

  • http://theoldadam.wordpress.com Steve Martin

    I didn’t think those Socialist/Union types in Wisconsin enjoyed REAL American sporting events…but just went to kid’s soccer games where no one is actually allowed to win.

    Go Badgers!

  • http://enterthevein.wordpress.com J. Dean

    Congrats to our Big Ten Cousins for beating the Cornhuskers!

  • http://enterthevein.wordpress.com J. Dean

    Congrats to our Big Ten Cousins for beating the Cornhuskers!

  • Cincinnatus

    Steve@1: Wisconsin is a red state now, in case you hadn’t noticed.

    It was a indeed a good weekend, though I’m not particularly a fan of the Brewers.

  • Cincinnatus

    Steve@1: Wisconsin is a red state now, in case you hadn’t noticed.

    It was a indeed a good weekend, though I’m not particularly a fan of the Brewers.

  • Pilar

    Steve@1 perhaps you’re kidding, but your fact-free, crass stereotyping is as embarrassing here as it is on the Imonk site. Give it a rest, friend.

  • Pilar

    Steve@1 perhaps you’re kidding, but your fact-free, crass stereotyping is as embarrassing here as it is on the Imonk site. Give it a rest, friend.

  • kerner

    Tom Hering:

    No matter our political differences, we bury the hatchet today!

  • kerner

    Tom Hering:

    No matter our political differences, we bury the hatchet today!

  • http://gracelancaster.org Pastor Kelly James Leary

    What a great weekend to be a Wisconsinite!!!!!!!!!

    Go Pack Go!

    Concordia WI Football Falcons beat Rockford handily as well!!

  • http://gracelancaster.org Pastor Kelly James Leary

    What a great weekend to be a Wisconsinite!!!!!!!!!

    Go Pack Go!

    Concordia WI Football Falcons beat Rockford handily as well!!

  • SKPeterson

    This thread undoubtedly deserves a Charlie Brown “AAUGH!”

  • SKPeterson

    This thread undoubtedly deserves a Charlie Brown “AAUGH!”

  • http://www.caryschwarz.com saddler

    I see where the Badgers have leap-frogged our Boise State Broncos in the AP poll this week. :(

  • http://www.caryschwarz.com saddler

    I see where the Badgers have leap-frogged our Boise State Broncos in the AP poll this week. :(


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