Wisconsin basketball fans react angrily over a controversial sign at Oregon
There are few things that get Wisconsin Badger fans as riled up as the topic of a courtside sign that made its way onto the broadcast during the NIT matchup at Oregon.
Oregon fans went after a Wisconsin staple: the cheese curd.
If you haven’t spent time in the Badger State you’re probably wondering why everyone cares so much. If there was a food that represented the state, the cheese curd would be it. It’s a Wisconsin staple that you can find at all of the legendary Madison establishments.
Here is the sign and some hilarious reactions from Badger fans:
Perfectly placed behind the bench, Wisconsin basketball's official account took exception:
Whoa, whoa, whoa, Oregon… pic.twitter.com/nnqHyicIlK
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) March 22, 2023
Yes, the spelling could have been better:
Misspelled and uncalled for. https://t.co/gUR7hT2UPk
— Max Thoma (@MaxThoma) March 22, 2023
In Wisconsin, absolutely
Words like this are how wars are started. pic.twitter.com/RXJbSZJ6m9
— Evan Flood (@Evan_Flood) March 22, 2023
Getting in on the cheese curd discourse:
Look, you can't get them from anywhere and expect greatness. They are fantastic at the Old Fashioned downtown or Craftsman in Middleton.
Also, my homemade cheese curds absolutely rock and will make them for anyone willing to come over.
— Jake Kocorowski (@JakeKoco) March 22, 2023
Divisive even among Wisconsin media?
I’ll admit, even as a @UWMadison alum and native Wisconsinite (and yes, one with a love for Oregon), I am not a huge fan of cheese curds, either.
But I must ask, do you know what is not
O-V-E-R-R-A-T-E-D, my dear random @uoregon student?
SPELLING. C’mon, man. pic.twitter.com/z3EJDpBsyw
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) March 22, 2023
A Wisconsin classic:
Do these look overrated?!
Cheese curds are a gift from the heavens. https://t.co/tofB8hMMxk pic.twitter.com/vuoI1fzIMJ
— Ben Stevens (@BenScottStevens) March 22, 2023
Nothing gets Wisconsin fans riled up like this:
Everybody watching the World Baseball Classic:
Badger fans mad at a fan for saying cheese curds are overrated during an NIT Quarterfinal game: pic.twitter.com/0q4ZUDaVkf
— Wisconsin Clothing Company (@WiscoClothingCo) March 22, 2023
Fighting words indeed
These are fighting words! Cheese curds FTW.
— Lily Zhao (@LilySZhao) March 22, 2023
They didn't have cheese curds at Purdue?
Cheese curds are overrated sign behind Robbie Hummel. When asked, “That’s a personal preference so I don’t know.”
Curds on me your next trip to Madison, @RobbieHummel.
— Aaron Ferguson (@Sports_Aaron) March 22, 2023
Big Cat's take:
This is just factually incorrect pic.twitter.com/cTdHIB0CGq
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) March 22, 2023
Friendly fire among Wisconsin media?
Delivery: Absolutely horrendous.
Message: ….not entirely false??
— Ben Kenney (@benzkenney) March 22, 2023