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When I enrolled at Marquette in the Fall of 2005, my parents were super excited for me. I knew Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners were going to be interesting because my sister, Cecile and my Dad both attended and graduated from Wisconsin-Madison. Thanksgiving, we would begin the trash talking of the UW vs MU game which was always set to tip the first weekend in December; also the weekend ALWAYS before Finals which sucked!!!

The week leading up to the In-State-Rivalry game I would always tag my family members that attended UW in joke photos I’ve created.

MY first In-State-Rivalry game that I attended was at the Kohl Center where my Grandma had season tickets 10 rows up-center court on the bench side. It was perfect because on my left was my Grandma and my aunt and uncle Pat (all UW grads). While I was one seat over the center-court line on the Marquette side. Just before tip, my Grandma whispered in my ear “Christophe, you are not part of the Remington Family during the next 2 and half hours!” I laughed and said “O.K. Grandma, whatever you say.” Throughout the game she literally would elbow me in my side, when I cheered for my Golden Eagles. At the end though, she got the first laugh because the Badgers won that game 77-63. However, I got the last laugh in when I reminded her that Marquette leads the overall head-to-head series with the more victories.

Here is a list of my family members and their spouses that have attended UW-Madison for undergrad or Law School:
– Grandpa Frank Remington (UW-Athletics Hall of Fame and former Law Professor)
– Grandma Remington
– Mike [Dad] – Undergrad & Law
– Cecile [Sister] – Undergrad
– Uncle Frank – Undergrad & Law
– Aunt Debbie – Law
– Cousin Frank – Undergrad
– Cousin Patrick – Undergrad
– Cousin Andy – Undergrad & Law
– Cousin Michael – Undergrad
– Uncle Jim – Undergrad & Law
– Cousin John – Undergrad & Law
– Cousin Christine – Undergrad & Law
– Josh (Christine’s hubby) – Undergrad
– Uncle Pat – Undergrad & Med School
– Cousin Jake – Undergrad & Law School
– Bridget (Jake’s wife) – Undergrad
– Uncle Tom – Undergrad
– Aunt Ann – Undergrad & Law School
– Cousin Gregory – Undergrad & Law School

When Christmas comes around, if Marquette wins, I bask in the glory and continue to get shunned by my family or if Wisconsin wins, I lock myself in my room because all my Dad will talk about is how great the Badgers are and how amazing the Big Ten Conference is.

Lincoln supports MU on UW's Campus atop Bascom Hill. Created by: C.Remington (me)

Lincoln supports MU on UW’s Campus atop Bascom Hill. Created by: C.Remington (me)

Fear the predator

Fear the predator

My senior year when MU beat WI 61-58!

My senior year when MU beat WI 61-58!

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1. God’sgift Achiuwa (St. Johns) – I guess his parents wanted to provide the literal meaning of his name apposed of giving him a traditional tribal name.

2. Sir’Dominic Pointer (St. Johns) – Born and raised in Hockeytown, his parents must be Royalty– having prefaced their son’s name with Sir.  The sad part is that Sir’Dominic does NOT have the best name in his family.  His sisters name is Miz’Unique.

3. Scoop Jardine (Syracuse) – I heard a rumor that his parents founded Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.  I also came across this soundbite which makes a strong case for Scoop to be #1 on this list–check it out (just click Play).

4. Shabazz Bozie Napier (UCONN) – with a middle name of Bozie… I’d say his parents were sippin’ on too much Booze.

5. Fab Melo (Syracuse) – Honestly, I think his first name is pretty FABulous but he shouldn’t have gone to ‘Cuse with that last name.  They already had a Melo aka Carmelo (who wasn’t suspended for grades)

6. Cashmere A’keem Wright (Cincinnati) – He is majoring in Fashion and if his dreams of playing in the NBA collapse, he would like to open his own store which specializes in selling sweaters, scarfs, and cardigans. I’ve been told he’s a very soft and gentle individual; unlike his teammate Yancey Gates.

7. Kiwi Gardner (Providence) – I guess Oakland, CA can be confused with New Zealand… After all, Kiwi refers to people from the Land Down Under.

8. Ge’Lawn Guyn (Cincinnati) – his name is so Mizter’Unique that on the Bearcats web page they have a section for “Pronunciation”.  Just in case you need to some yard work give Ge’Lawn a call; he’s my guy.

9. Jawanza Poland (South Florida) – Do I want to go to Poland?

10. Junior Cadougan (Marquette) – Tenth place was a toss-up between Cadougan and (number two) Vander Blue, also from MU but I went with Cadougan because of a the video game Street Fighter–sounds to much like Ryu’s special move “Hadouken”

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