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Badger Bits: Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt on ESPN World Fame 100 list

Also, what the heck is up with this Google spelling map?

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On Tuesday, ESPN released its World Fame 100 list, which based on a “formula that combines endorsements with social media following and internet search popularity” determines the most famous athletes in the world.

Two former Wisconsin Badgers crack the list: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt at Nos. 55 and 74, respectively. Neither is really a surprise considering their presences on and off the field, especially with the number of fans following both on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is No. 56 on the list, with soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo No. 1 and LeBron James No. 2.

Wednesday’s Badger Bits

Google Trends released a map of the most misspelled words in America. At first, the notion was that Wisconsinites cannot spell... “Wisconsin.”

A few former Badgers chimed in:

Also, T-Pain had something to say:

Alas, our friends at the Journal Sentinel got to the bottom of this strange, strange mess:


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Posted by Bucky's 5th Quarter on Tuesday, May 30, 2017