26 January 2010

Buckingham T.

Okay. I dislike Wisconsin. I don't just mean the team. I mean the state and all its affiliations. I will make an exception when I need alcohol and it's late or Sunday. Way to go, Wisconsin, you got one thing right. Now work on the other 8700384573489 things you got wrong.

Anyway, those of you who read RWD on a regular basis know that I went to the University of Illinois for college, round 1. I worked at pretty much every football game, doing parking (re: eating people's food in exchange for looking the other way when they "side-gated" instead of "tail-gated," and then tried to stay out of the way of the crazy guy who ran the thing and was always mad at us for our corruption), concessions (hauling over-priced soda in the bleachers or getting soaked in hot chocolate inside the windy and FREEZING Memorial Stadium), and most importantly, ringing the Navy bell on the field.

Because I am amazing and cool, I got to ring the bell for the UIUC-UW Homecoming game. And because this was 2001, Illinois was good and won the Big 10.



(I am totally just out of frame for this!)
Why am I telling you this story?

Because I met Buckingham T. Badger at this game. And although I dislike Wisconsin, I do kinda like Bucky, or at least whoever was in the Bucky suit at the time, because after the game (Illinois won 42-35, and there was much bell-ringing!) one of my friends got him to come over and let us (well, not me, but the dudes with me) pick him up and pretend to ring the bell with his head. What a sporting chap that popcorn box is!

So, that's the one nice thing I'll say about Wisconsin. Probably ever.

7 comments:

Biddco said...

Red is a sporting good color!

Brandon said...

you can buy good fireworks in Wisconsin too...

Anonymous said...

I can't tell what you are more jealous of...Wisconsin's 6 National Championships(UMD 0), the Packer's 12 NFL Championships (Viqeens 0) or the fact that the Badgers don't have one of the most unoriginal mascots in all of college (Bulldogs- 3rd most common behind Eagles and Tigers).

Runninwiththedogs said...

?

This post was about how I actually like Bucky.

I am not jealous of your reading comprehension skills!

Anonymous said...

...or at least whoever was in the Bucky suit at the time...

...I dislike Wisconsin. I don't just mean the team. I mean the state and all its affiliations...

Runninwiththedogs said...

Well I do! I cannot lie!

Fire Helmet Guy #26 said...

Whatever happened to the interviews on this blog?