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Tuesday Rockpile: Russell Wilson Shows Loyalty to Rockies, Sort Of

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Life is good as a sports fan in Wisconsin. Your pro football team looks every bit the reigning Super Bowl champion they are, sprinting out to an undefeated season.  Your pro baseball team lost home field advantage in the NLCS yesterday when Shaun Marcum got shelled, but the Brewers have won their first division championship in 29 years and have already set a franchise record in wins. Your college football team is a national title contender, and the quarterback that fell in your lap is a serious Heisman Trophy candidate.

Wisconsin is essentially the inverse of Colorado; perhaps the Milwaukee Bucks will be crowned 2012 nonseason NBA champions. It would be awfully tempting to jump with both feet into the Wisconsin bandwagon. Hell, I am. Don't judge me. My uncle lived there, I have friends at the Madison campus and I love cheese.  Said Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson won't be joining me on the Brewers bandwagon though, at least not publicly.

"I did watch the (Brewers) game (on Sunday). It's pretty exciting, being here in Wisconsin. All the teams are doing great. I'm still affiliated with the Rockies, so, technically, I'm not really supposed to jump on the bandwagon of the Brewers." - Russell Wilson

So Wilson still has a bit of loyalty towards the Rockies, though it seems out of obligation. It is looking increasingly likely that Wilson will no longer be a Rockie in a few months, and while losing a 4th round draft pick with his athleticism is no doubt a loss, Wilson was far from a sure thing as a baseball prospect.



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