All I want for Christmas is these four things.
I know it’s a lot to ask for, but maybe, JUST MAYBE, one or all three will be waiting underneath the tree at the appropriate time.
1. A Badgers Capital One Bowl WIN – I know we have to wait for a belated gift on this one, but to tell you the truth, a win over the Old Ball Coach and his South Carolina team will be worth it.
Defensively, this might be the fastest and most talented team we’ve seen since BYU came to town midway through the year. The game itself could serve as an open audition for Melvin Gordon who’s draft readiness and decision will likely hinge on that one faithful day.
It’s going to be a somber day in saying goodbye to so many great Senior players who’ve stapled this team to the bulletin board so many times throughout their tenure. It still remains to be seen what their final memory is blanketed by, but hopes are that it’s a performance worth remembering.
2. A No. 1 NCAA Seed – Let’s face it, with Wisconsin’s conference schedule, running the table just isn’t likely for Bo Ryan’s team. Though with only one matchup between Ohio State and Michigan State on the docket, it’s still likely that they could fall into the running for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
3. An NCAA Title – This one will get answered Thursday night. Well, at least partially. With a win over the 2012 NCAA Champions, Texas Longhorns, the UW Women’s Volleyball team can bolster the already impressive postseason run they’ve been on. For coach Sheffield to have imagined in his wildest dreams that he’d be taking a holiday trip to Seattle is by far the most amazing feat so far for the Wisconsin Badgers athletic community. Standing in their way of the championship trophy is Texas. After that, either Big Ten rival, Penn State or Washington.
4. A New Batch of Pac-10 Officials – The Badgers will have to deal just once more with the wrecking ball that is the Pac-10 officiating crew. Hopes are that we don’t get caught in a situation where their ability to screw up a game comes into play. I know, I know. The likelihood of Bucky falling under the knife once more this season seems like a longshot, but let’s keep it that way.