The Fate Of An Entire State Now Rests On My Shoulders After Wisconsin Lost To BYU

David Hookstead | Reporter

It’s time for a little state of the union after my beloved Wisconsin Badgers lost to BYU Saturday afternoon.

People keep asking me if I’m worried, if I’m panicking or if I’ve thrown in the towel. Here’s a fun fact. The 1980 USA men’s olympic hockey team lost an exhibition game to the Soviet Union 10-3. You know what that same team did a few weeks later? Won the gold medal.

I understand why people are worried. Wisconsin is supposed to be blowing teams like BYU out. We’re not supposed to lose. People are lost in all the confusion. That’s why I, the reluctant leader, must now more than ever lead my people and calm the rough waters. (RELATED: THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL WORLD SHOULD FEAR WISCONSIN FOR ONE SIMPLE REASON)

Here’s the situation we’re in right now. The Badgers are still capable of accomplishing everything the want to do this season. We can still go 14-1, win the Big Ten championship, go to the playoff and win a national championship. We can do it all and we will do it all.

I must lead my troops, and that’s what I intend to do. I didn’t ask for this burden. I didn’t ask to become the face of Wisconsin. I didn’t ask to carry the most important university in America on my shoulders. Most heroes don’t ask to be in the situations they find themselves in. It just happens.

Carrying Wisconsin to a national championship is now my burden to carry, and I will do it for all the people out there who can’t.

The loss against BYU stings. It stings more than words can describe, but you shouldn’t wound anything you can’t kill. Anybody who thinks we’re out of the fight is in for a big surprise. We’re coming for that trophy, and nothing is stopping us. I’ll lead the brave people of Wisconsin into battle any day of the week. Prepare yourself. A hurricane is coming.

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