Badgers fans smelling third straight Rose Bowl

CREATED Dec 2, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin faithful are scrambling to change their Christmas plans.

The Badgers are on their way to their third straight Rose Bowl.

Lots and lots of phone calls Sunday morning when workers at Fox World Travel opened for business.

"Woke up smelling roses this morning so an exciting night for us here in Wisconsin," Funjet Vacations' Gina Esch says.
Employees at Fun Jet Vacations watched the game.

The Badgers' double-digit win triggered a flurry of activity at the Milwaukee-based company.

"We were ready right after the game last night, so within minutes were were already selling packages," Esch says.

As football fans watched the Packers game Sunday afternoon, it's what happened Saturday night that had everyone buzzing.

"I was stunned watching wisconsin last night," fan Nick Fricano says. "They played as well as I can imagine. It makes their Rose Bowl trip more legitimate since they blew them out."

It's the question now on everyone's mind.

"Third time I think is a charm, they had a couple of tough losses the last couple times," Fricano says.

Fun Jet expects about 3,000 Badgers fans to make the trek to California.