There were plenty of plot-lines coming out of Wisconsin’s thrilling 70-65 win over Kansas State that earned the Badgers a berth in the Sweet 16 opposite Butler, but the first question in the postgame press conference went in an odd direction.
A reporter wanted to know what the Badgers thought when folks say they play “boring” basketball.
No, we’re not making that up.
“If people think we’re boring, there are a lot of channels on TV they can watch,” replied point guard Jordan Taylor from under a slightly arched eyebrow.
Boring – like beauty – is in the eye of the beholder. When you’re a national sports writer and see a team that – let’s be honest – plays mid-major basketball, which is to say with solid fundamentals, it’s easy to get bored.
It’s ok Mr. Sportswriter who asked the question. Golf season is almost here.