A Badger Visits Oregon During The Rose Bowl


January 3, 2012 by David Gillaspie

45 – 38 Final

By now, the civilized world knows the outcome of the 2012 Rose Bowl, The Granddaddy Of Them All.

While the mighty Wisconsin Badgers went to Disneyland, one of their scouts came to the state of Oregon to look things over, maybe find a hidden advantage.

The photo-essay that follows tracks the Badger scout during his unofficial visit. No NCAA violations occurred, but other violations were photographed.

Once Badger hit town, he started looking around from ground level. He blended in with the native foliage and went unnoticed.

  For a better view Badger climbed a tree, but remained in stealth mode.

Badger went out on a limb for a better view.

He liked the neighborhood.

It seemed a safe place.

The people were friendly.

Some were a little too friendly but still nice.

In general, the neighborhood had the holiday spirit Badger loves.

Badger saw a house and knocked on the door.

The Oregonians inside seemed a little different than folks back in Wisconsin.

They invited Badger in for some holiday cheer. They called it a roofer’s special.

Things started getting a little bleery after that. They said something about ping-pong.

Then they played some basketball, though not the game Badger usually plays.

They all worked up a mighty thirst and quenched it with the Silver Bullet. They promised Andy’s homebrew next time.

Badger’s new friends said he looked green around the gills. Badger agreed.

“I feel half in the bag,” Badger said.

His new friends asked if he wanted to lie down. “Yes,” Badger said, so they tucked him in.

Badger woke up for the Rose Bowl but kept seeing the same thing over and over. Oregon and Ducks?

When the Rose Bowl was over, Badger’s new Oregon friends asked if wanted a parting gift.

“No thanks,” Badger said. “We were here last year. We’ll be back next year. Just make sure you’re ready because a badger never forgets.”


3 thoughts on “A Badger Visits Oregon During The Rose Bowl

  1. markmmullins says:

    No haters here, nice balanced story.

    • David Gillaspie says:

      If Wisconsin won the Rose Bowl the neighborhood badger, Badger, would have been torn to pieces by Daisy the Dachshund and the VooDoo Ducks masks would have been crushed and burned inside the house. That was the deal with the boys. They thought I jinxed the season with the LSU gear and voodoo.

      From a personal point of view, I’m so happy Oregon won. I’ve also got a $20 payday on the way from a Big 10 native still unable to embrace the high flyers of his adopted land. The Ducks have come home to roost and it is so good to see.

    • David Gillaspie says:

      Besides, how can you hate on Wisconsin. They’ve got a badass badger and the Packers. They are the face of football, like Louisiana.

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