The way it is with alma maters is that after putting in the time a particular institution it becomes part of your family, ingrained in your blood, and for some, their DNA.
I graduated from UW-Milwaukee, it was more or less a commuter college, and even though I didn’t play sports there, and our teams (at the time) were not all Division 1, I have a strong bond with my school. Sure there are other teams that I root for throughout any given season and follow, Villanova, The Badgers, and ASU to name a few. But, when it comes down to brass tacks, I am a Panther, and in my mind UWM trumps all.
The same holds true for J.J. Watt, the former defensive end for the Badgers, currently plays for the Houston Texans, and is a 3 time recipient of the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. Watt has always been a “Badgers” first type of guy who has never lost sights of his roots, which again is evident in his NEW PERSONAL LOGO put out by Reebok.
As you can see there are 2 “Js,” but, if you look even closer the 2 “Js”back to back resemble a “W” in honor of his alma mater the University of Wisconsin. Then if you take it a step further flip it upside down and one could say that it resembles the jersey number that he wore at Wisconsin and now with the Texans “99.” It’s almost like those paintings in the 90’s where you had to blur out the image with your eyes to see the hidden spaceship (or whatever), pretty slick.
Nice job J.J. … CONGRATS … and “ON WISCONSIN”
(photos courtesy of: reebok, getty, us presswire)