Fans of Wisconsin sports are experiencing a moment like no other right now. The Milwaukee Brewers are in the playoffs. The Wisconsin Badgers are having a stellar season, especially after their huge win against Nebraska in their Big Ten home opener (Nebraska’s Big Ten debut). The Green Bay Packers are, of course, coming off of their Super Bowl win and their season is also off to a great start. (And let’s hope their winning streak continues, because as I write this, they are down by seven against Atlanta 😐 ).
Jason and I have been lucky to partake in some of the action this season. As a University of Wisconsin alum, it’s always special for me to get to a Badger Football game. We haven’t been to a game in two years – We passed on tickets last fall due to another big investment. This fall, we attended the Badger home opener, a night game against UNLV, as well as the game against Oregon State. We’ll be headed back to Madison next Saturday when the Badgers take on Indiana.
Wisconsin v UNLV – September 1, 2011
Wisconsin v Oregon State – September 10, 2011
As for baseball, Jason and I are fortunate enough to have tickets to one game in each of the playoff series. Each year, Jason goes in on a 20-game package of Brewers tickets. In August, they received their notice about playoff tickets, and we knew we’d regret it if we didn’t get them. We made it to Game 2 in the National League Division Series.
We hope that we make it to one of the games against the Saint Louis Cardinals. Each of the guys who went in on the tickets picked numbers, one for each of the three potential series, to decide who would get first choice, second choice, etc. of game to attend, and we got the last home game – Game 6 – for the current series. Of course, this does mean the Brewers will need to lose. But we really want to go another game, and it would be fabulous to be there when they seal a trip to the World Series!
Unfortunately, no Packers games on the docket for us. However, I did enter to win tickets through the Wisconsin Department of Tourism – Travel Wisconsin – so fingers crossed 🙂
It’s a great time to be a sports fan in Wisconsin!