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Vince Vitrano: Not For Broadcast

SPLIT ALLEGIANCE... IS THAT OKAY?

Can't We All Just Get Along?

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I'm no bandwagon jumper. With direct ties to neither University, I really like both Marquette and Wisconsin.

I have to think there are others like me. It caused me to wonder, however, when weather dude Michael Fish calls me out for not declaring a favorite team, Marquette or Wisconsin. Of course this conversation precipitated by the NCAA Tournament which got underway yesterday. By the way, Marquette... not good.

I told Fish, I put the Marquette flag out yesterday. When I arrive home today, I will respectfully take it down, and replace it with the Bucky Badger Wisconsin flag I also own. Said flag will fly for the duration of the tournament, since MU is out. (I also Packer and Brewer flags... kind of a dork, hey?)

Am I alone on this one, or are many of us just State of Wisconsin sports fans? When UWM is in, I'm all about the Panthers. Back when Dick Bennett was at UWGB, the Fighting Phoenix made us proud. I'm all about success for our in-state teams. It's why around tourney time, the more the merrier.

So what happens when they play head-to-head... particularly Marquette vs. Badgers. Then I just cheer for a good game. So good luck Badgers the rest of the way. They carry the torch in the Big Dance for us all. On Wisconsin!

Emails welcome: vvitrano@todaystmj4.com

 

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