A self-sustaining synthetic life form that will destroy us one day…

I’ve never posted material about sports on this site, but since the UW-Madison Badgers men’s basketball team has been so impressive under interim (soon to be permanent) coach Greg Gard, I thought, why not? This snippet comes from ESPN.

Fun fact: Wisconsin doesn’t need a win at Purdue on Saturday to preserve one of its two totemic records throughout the Bo Ryan era. On Wednesday night, the Badgers’ win at Minnesota — the 11th in their past 12 games — ensured at minimum a fourth-place finish in the Big Ten. Ryan famously never fell further than fourth in any of his 14 seasons on campus. He also never missed the tournament. His retirement in December, amid the Badgers’ ugly 9-9 start (which included losses to Western Illinois, Milwaukee and Marquette, all at home) seemed to guarantee those two streaks would follow Ryan out the door. Instead, the Badgers enter the final weekend of the season with both very much intact. The lesson here is that Wisconsin is not a basketball program — it is some sort of self-sustaining synthetic life form created by alien robots to destroy us all one day. It’s as good an explanation as any.