The Year of Luigi was kind to Bert Bielema. His Arkansas Razorbacks won two (2!) SEC games, and they bulldozed Texas last night in the Texas Bowl to finish the season at 7-6.
More importantly, however, conquering Bert Bielema donned a cowboy hat and was photographed wearing it while returning home last night. It is the most brodacious photo of Bert since he seen waddling around shirtless with a drink in his hand.
Hopefully the Pulitzers are still taking submissions for 2014, because this might be a shoe-in.
And I will admit it: I miss the hell out of Bert Bielema. Maybe once Iowa figures out the proper way to dispose of Kirk Ferentz's corpse (and its contract), we will get the homecoming the Big Ten deserves. The Big Ten West could certainly use him.