...exactly what time does your deal with the devil expire? If you'll permit me what's admittedly nothing more than a jealousy-fueled rant, but my god.
First, your favorite college football team goes 11-1 in the regular season, ties for the Big Ten title, makes the Rose Bowl, and experiences a prime-time, once-in-a-lifetime-if-you-were-there win over the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes at home.
Then, just as you're recovering from the disappointing Rose Bowl loss (but hey, you were there), your favorite pro football team rattles off 6 straight wins at the end of the season and WINS THE FREAKING SUPER BOWL, a game my favorite team (the Chiefs, yeah I know) haven't even played in once in my LIFETIME (I'm 39).
As if that weren't enough to tide you through the next several years, although obviously it would be, your favorite college basketball team, in addition to having their usual solid season, experiences a nationally televised, once-in-a-lifetime-if-you-were-there win over the #1 and previously undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes at home.
Obviously Iowa has had some fun moments over the years, especially on the gridiron. But for the love of god Wisconsin, knock it the hell off. Three things that would be on my all time top-10 as a sports fan, maybe top 5, in the span of SIX DAMN MONTHS. It hardly seems fair. OK, jealousy-fueled rant over.
On the bright side, my wife is in Chicago this weekend, and did snag me two more bottles of the good stuff, finding it at the liquor store across from her hotel. So there's that.