Badgers vs. Gophers Preview: You Know, That Other Rivalry Game


Published: October 1, 2009

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When: Saturday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m. CST.

In listening to the new Beatles remasters, I keep having the same thought over and over:

Man, that Paul McCartney can play the bass.

In continuing with my musings, I also consider how McCartney was clearly the best vocalist of the four, clearly the best looking of the four (not completely irrelevant in their embryonic period), and not that far behind Lennon in terms of songwriting.

Yet, Beatle Paul is almost universally underappreciated and disrespected in comparison to Beatle John.

I feel the same way about this weekend’s Wisconsin/Minnesota Border Battles: The Packers/Vikings game is getting all the attention, while the Badgers/Gophers game is getting no respect.

And like I could make several arguments why Paul McCartney was the most talented Beatle, I could make several arguments why the Badgers/ Gophers matchup Saturday will actually be the better game.

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