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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Barry Alvarez loses the Rose Bowl for Wisconsin


They'll be talking about it all over Wisconsin on Wednesday morning.

It happened in the first half. Wisconsin had the ball on Stanford’s 6-inch line. It was 4th down and Doak Walker award winner Montee Ball who set an NCAA record for TDs in a season wasn’t even in the ballgame.


Defensive end Ben Gardner (4) reacts after the Cardinal held Wisconsin to no gain on a fourth-and-goal play from the one-yard line in the first half Tuesday.

Defensive end Ben Gardner reacts after the Cardinal held Wisconsin to no gain on a fourth-and-goal play from the one yard line in the first half at the Rose Bowl Tuesday. LA Times photo: Gina Ferazzi

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tanford’s defense held on an incredibly dumb play called by either Alvarez or offensive coordinator Matt Canada. The Badgers score nothing and instead of going into the locker room at halftime leading 21-17, they're trailing and would never take the lead again.

By the way, to the stupid halftime reporter who joins another in a long line of stupid halftime reporters who ask stupid questions, the question to Alvarez that never was asked should have been about that ridiculous play and decision.

Give credit to UW. Stanford is a much better team, but Bucky held in there. Wisconsin historically doesn't play well from behind, and the lack of a stellar QB hurt again. The Big Ten showed once again how over-rated a conference it truly is.

So that means the greedy Barry loses all that extra compensation he would have earned had his players been victorious. A very small bit of justice in a Badger loss.

I do feel badly for the Badger players and all their fans.



Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez walks off the field after a 20-14 loss to Standford in the 99th Rose Bowl on Tuesday.

Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez walks off the field after a 20-14 loss to Stanford in the 99th Rose Bowl on Tuesday. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood

 

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