Disappointed. Hurt. Betrayed. These are just a few of the emotions fans felt at the end of Wisconsin’s 42-28 victory over Wake Forest in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl on Wednesday.
The Badgers had the win firmly in hand, leading 42-21 as Wake Forest led the field in the dying seconds. Cameras were attached to the Wisconsin players as they prepared to soak head coach Paul Chryst with a post-game victory bath in Duke’s big Mayo Bowl. After the Demon Deacons scored a touchdown in the bin with six seconds remaining, the Badgers decided to go ahead and celebrate.
It was the moment fans had been waiting for. The show had teased a mayonnaise bath the entire game, and that was the only reason many fans stayed tuned.
my whole timeline is tweeting about potentially seeing a bucket of mayo dumped on a head football coach today, and that’s how I know I’m the right people.
– Nicole Auerbach 😷 (@NicoleAuerbach) December 30, 2020
if you’ve logged into a midrange bowl game to see if a trainer gets mayonnaise thrown at his head you don’t care what’s in the vaccine
– Aria Gerson (@aria_gerson) December 30, 2020
Personally, I don’t think they’re going to throw any mayonnaise on the winning coach. the consistency of mayonnaise is too thick, you can’t throw 20 pounds of frozen egg on an old man.
hoping to be wrong
– Rodger Sherman (@rodger) December 30, 2020
The only problem? There was no mayonnaise in the jar; it was just a water fountain.
Obviously, the fans were not happy.
I have never been so disappointed in my life.
I will never eat another bite of Duke’s Mayo.
– Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) December 30, 2020
what’s the point of playing football in a pandemic if we can’t see a coach covered in mayonnaise
– Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) December 30, 2020
Seeing a grown man take a mayonnaise bath would have been the perfect way to end 2020. Alas, we’ll just have to wait until next year to see if Duke’s can fix that.