I have lived in Los Angeles 3 months shy of 4 years. Always knowing it was possible for the Wisconsin Badgers to play in the Rose Bowl has always been dream of mine for them to come out to LA. Living in SoCal I did not need to pay for airfare or hotel just a game ticket. The Wisconsin Badgers played amazingly during the season and earned a invitation to the Rose Bowl and play TCU (Texas Christian University) on January 1st, 2011. TCU played a great game and defeated the Badgers 21 to 19.
Wisconsin fans are one of the best traveling fans in the country. They flocked to Los Angeles and covered LA in Badger Red. My aunt, uncle and cousin came out for the game and I was fortunate to be able to see them and hang out. It made me feel like I was back in Wisconsin for a few days, almost I still was able to wear shorts!
The pictures below demonstrate the home away from home feel in Los Angeles.
The Wisconsin Badger football team uses a police escort around town. The California Highway Patrol motorcycles sported the Wisconsin decal.
Wisconsin fans fly the state and the university flag on edge of beach in Santa Monica, CA.