I can't top yesterday's intro video but I do want to remind you that the season premiere of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is tonight on FX. Be sure to DVR it. You won't be disappointed.
Madison.com has plenty of Badger news to keep you busy for a while. The best news is that LB Chris Borland is cleared to play Saturday. Tom Mulhern writes that Scott Tolzien is adapting to not having his favorite security blankets -- TE Garrett Graham, who graduated, and WR Nick Toon, who is out with an injury.
Mike Lucas looks at how things could have been different if Dennis Erickson was named UW's head coach in the mid-80's and if Barry Alavrez would have gone to ASU instead of Nebraska. Lucas also goes inside the huddle with TE Jacob Pederson and talks Badgers in a video discussion with his play-by-play partner, Matt Lepay.
Jeff Potrykus writes that based on the early returns the kickoff-coverage unit will be an asset instead of the liability it was last year when Wisconsin was 119 out of 120 teams in that statistical category.
Tom Lea at BadgerBlitz has a Q&A with Toon, who says he's unsure if he'll play Saturday because of a turf toe injury, and also writes that freshman RB James White hasn't lost any confidence after his fumble last week.
With Toon and David Gilreath likely out against ASU and a strong performance against San Jose State freshman walk-on Jared Abbrederis has an opportunity for even more playing time this week according to the Badger Herald.
Andy Baggot sits down for a little Q&A with Abbrederis and hits him with some hard hitting questions such as when the last time he's been afraid and if he voted Tuesday.
The FoxSports.com UW team report mentions that for one of the few times this season UW will face a more potent offense than their own and includes this gem of a quote from offensive coordinator Paul Chryst, "More than anything, missed opportunities chap your ass.". Yes, Paul, they do.
The AP's Colin Fry is the latest to pick up on the Steven Threet story. Fry writes that Bielema can't recall ever facing the same opposing QB at two different school.
Adam Rittenerg has a video blog post up discussing the performance of Big Ten RBs so far this season, which appears to be a much stronger group after a down year in 2009. Also, in his Big Ten stock report, Rittenberg has UW's red-zone offense as a down stock, John Clay tied for 4th in the offensive player of the year race, and JJ Watt 2nd in the defensive POY race.
Our Inside the Numbers post Tuesday took a look at what UW's red-zone woes and determined that those TOs have lead to a 42 point differential in just two games.
27 Badgers are on NFL rosters including practice squads, injured reserve, and active rosters. Badger of Honor has an update on each of the 10 Badgers who actually played in a NFL game last weekend.
In his Scout's Notebook on the NationalFootballPost.com Wes Bunting calls JJ Watt, "a potential big-time five-technique prospect at the next level."
Chad Seely at ProSportsBlogging.com has his UW-ASU preview up. He predicts a 37-20 UW victory.
If you're still looking for more Badger news, here's another UW-ASU game preview from The Sports Network.
Mateen Cleaves shares his thoughts on the Big Ten basketball season. Not suprisingly he's very pro-Michigan State. Screw him.