Wisconsin Badger Fan: “Kilted” Ken Werner

*Originally published on January 10, 2013. 
*Updated on July 23, 2014 via an email from Mr. Ken Werner.  In that email, Mr. Werner informed me that:

  1. His name is spelled “Werner” (not Warner).  
  2. He has, in fact, attended (to this date) 427 games (not 40).  In other words, the 40 that appears in the article is a typo.  

I really appreciate the email from Mr. Werner.


by Travis Normand

There is a short article and photo in this week’s ESPN The Magazine (January 7, 2013) about Ken Werner.  Unfortunately, what you see in the magazine is only a teaser for what is apparently posted online at ESPN.com.  This normally wouldn’t be a problem, however, in order to read this particular story one must have a subscription to ESPN’s premium content.  I use to have a subscription to this service but I finally got rid of it.  It simply wasn’t worth the money.

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Nebraska fans are overrated

Nebraska - 12Kby Travis Normand

For years I have been told how great and loyal Nebraska fans are. I have been told that all of their home games are sell-outs and that they travel better than any one.  However, its time for Nebraska fans to lose their fictional title as “College Football’s Greatest Fan Base.”

On Saturday December 1, 2012 Nebraska faced Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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Third Time is a Charm for Utah Utes

by Travis Normand

On September 15, the Utah Utes defeated rival BYU in the 2012 edition of the “Holy War” played at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

However, it’s not the upset that made the end of this game unconventional.  In the last five minutes of the game, the Utah football team did just about everything they could to blow their 10-point lead.  However, upon finding a way to preserve the upset, the Utah students decide that it is time for them to take matters into their own hands.

[If you don’t want to watch the whole video, jump ahead to about the 13-minute mark]

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Longhorn QBs and their Dads

by Travis Normand

What will University of Texas QB David Ash’s father do to make headlines?  Whatever it is, he has some big shoes to fill.

In case “Father” Ash doesn’t already know, he is apparently obligated to make a fool out of himself in order to gain some media attention.  Why?  Because this is just something that dads of Longhorn quarterbacks do.

Remember Longhorn quarterback Chris Simms?  His dad (Phil Simms) threatened to fight Desmond Howard back in February of 2011 over some comments about his younger son Matt Simms (who, at the time, played at Tennessee).  This is the same Phil Simms who said he didn’t see “big time NFL throws” coming from Andrew Luck.

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