Jen Bielema, the wife of former Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema, took to Twitter following the Badgers' bizarre loss to Arizona State Saturday night. Needless to say, her post only added fuel to the fire started by Wisconsin fans after the defeat:
As many Wisconsin fans quickly pointed out to Ms. Bielema, the players on the current Wisconsin squad were recruited by her husband:
Other responses from the already-wounded Wisconsin fanbase were not so kind.
@jenbielema It's comments like this that make us all glad you're no longer in Madison. Now you can just be an embarrassment to Arkansas.— Ryan Wilson (@spacklercup) September 15, 2013
Bret Bielema has taken great pains to describe his decision to leave Wisconsin for Arkansas as amicable to all sides, though Badgers athletic director Barry Alvarez hasn't been so kind. Bielema has engaged in repeated Twitter skirmishes with Wisconsin fans since his departure, disputes which could be the reason for his wife's tweet of perceived karmic comeuppance.
Wisconsin lost to Arizona State 32-30 Saturday night despite being in position to kick the game-winning field goal. Quarterback Joel Stave took a snap from the right hashmark of the Arizona State 13 yard line with 18 seconds left to play, moved to the center of the field and took a knee, presumably to center the ball for a game-winning field goal following a clock-stopping spike. Stave's kneel was almost imperceptable, though, so Arizona State players jumped on the loose ball.
By the time the referee removed the Sun Devils from the ball and set it for play, the clock had run out, and Arizona State was awarded the victory.
Arkansas defeated Southern Miss Saturday 24-3 to go to 3-0 on the season. The Razorbacks face Rutgers next week before embarking on one of the most difficult conference schedules in the nation, including six SEC games against teams currently ranked in the AP Top 25.