Sometimes, tweets don’t age well. That’s exactly what happened to this tweet from Bret Bielema’s wife, Jen.
Wisconsin’s now on the doorstep of the College Football Playoff needing only two more wins, and the Hogs are 4-8. Bret Bielema has been fired by Arkansas, and there’s also this about the broader context of the four years since the tweet.
Since Jen Bielema tweeted #karma in September 2013 after Wisconsin’s controversial loss at Arizona State; Wisconsin is 50-12, Arkansas is 26-34— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 24, 2017
Jen let that hashtag fly after a tough loss by the Badgers, and it made sense then because there were some hard feelings.
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.
If you’re not a fan of either Bielema, there’s an argument that this is its own brand of karma. Bret was fired literally on the field.
Bret Bielema “I was informed coming off the field that I am no longer to coach of Arkansas. Never had this happen to me in my life so this is new for me.” pic.twitter.com/QMJjyDuyDL— Pig Trail Nation (@PigTrailNation) November 24, 2017
The Bielemas will now head to another job somewhere else no doubt hoping for good karma this time around.