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B5Q Blogopean Union: Happy Thanksgiving

What are you thankful for?

Voraciously Thanksgiving. Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post via Getty Images; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Good morning! This is going to be a daily(ish) post that discusses the goings on of the rest of the Big Ten Conference, and the country as needed. Much like the European Union, the Big Ten is a loosely confederated group of entities that sometimes have the same goals (like free movement of people between countries or not winning national titles in football or basketball) and sometimes accept new members that they later regret (Estonia or Rutgers).

We hope that you will use this post to comment on things happening around the conference and also as a sort of daily open thread to discuss breaking news or argue about Spotted Cow.

  • In lieu of a traditional Blogopean Union post, today we will be listing off some things we are thankful for in the Wisconsin athletic department.
  • Dani Rhodes’ ability to score from anywhere on the field with any number of defenders marking her.
  • Daryl Watts’ transferring to Wisconsin from Boston College and continuing to score goals at an insane clip.
  • Sydney Hilley’s mastery of passing the ball.
  • Jonathan Taylor’s, well, everything.
  • Micah Potter’s grace during an extremely difficult and unfair time.
  • Cole Caufield drop passes.
  • Bucky Badger’s Twitter spat with Goldy Gopher.
  • Lastly, I’m thankful for all of the writers, photographers and readers of this little website. I think that there are no better universities in the country than the one in Madison, Wisconsin (not you, Edgewood) and I enjoy discussing the finer points of Wisconsin athletics, New Glarus beer rankings, how to properly grill a bratwurst and everything else with y’all every day. This is a part time, or second, job for all of us, and it is often a lot of work that I’d rather put off, but reading the funny, insightful and even angry comments makes it all worth while.

I appreciate how passionate and interested you all are in the Badgers and I am proud to be in charge of a place that lets y’all congregate and shoot the breeze. Enjoy today with family, friends, football and food and we’ll see you back here on Friday to talk about getting our damn Axe back.