November 20, 2004

Rivalry Saturday

The Apple Cup

The Civil War

The Iron Bowl

The Big Game

The Game

For those of you not paying attention, that would be Washington-Washington State, Oregon-Oregon State, Alabama-Auburn, Stanford-Cal and Yale-Harvard.

Yep, it’s rivalry Saturday, the best day on the sports calendar. I say that because these games bring such an intensity, something seldom seen other places. This Saturday splits cities, states and sometimes even families. I know my Dad wasn’t thrilled I ended up at WSU.

Still, it’s difficult to get into today, seeing as this year’s Apple Cup match-up is the worst in a generation. The 1-9 Huskies versus the 4-6 Cougars isn’t much to write home about. The U-Dub is a wreck; no quarterback, no offense period, and Gilby’s last stand. The Cougars are a bit better. This is a young team that just hasn’t gotten it done at times. The Cougars are a huge favorite, 12 points last time I checked. WAZZU is obviously the better team here. They have more talent, more heart and better coaching.

So why am I so damned nervous about this game? It’s simple really, the Cougars haven’t won this game in six years. They’ve won 1 in the last 9. The Evil Rick Neuhiesel jinxed the damn team, and they haven’t gotten over it yet.

But they will today. It’s gonna be cold, really cold. Martin Stadium will be packed full of drunken Coug fans. Hell, 4PM starts are just to easy.

The Huskies will finish 1-10. Hard to believe isn’t it?

Posted by Frinklin at November 20, 2004 10:07 AM
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