Huskies Begin Title Defense Friday in Seattle
Ahhh…. Sweet redemption.
As a Washington State Cougar, I didn’t get to take pride in anything sports related this year, we got pwned by the Huskies in pretty much everything. Yes the Huskies have quite the edge on the all time series (I know your going to say something Shaun), but as far as recent history and the parts I have been alive for; the series has had it’s mood swings both ways.
Writing with a Husky doesn’t pose too much of a problem, we both love being 12th Men and writing about our Seahawks; having exchanged a couple jabs, it’s all in good fun.
I have quite a few Husky friends as well, whether they be current students, alum, family members of alumni, or just fans from having grown up in Seattle.
For the last couple weeks, all I have heard is how the Cougars are going to be getting whupped when Terrence Jones signs with the Huskies and rains an ungodly f^%&$# firestorm upon us.
I pretty much shrugged it off like I have most of the crap we have taken about sports this season– when you party as much as we do in Pullman, no one really is sober to care enough anyways.
Well, we scored a small victory over you guys today, and we had nothing to lose, this one has to sting for you guys.
Jesse, I hope your reading this.
Klay Thompson will still be the best college basketball player in the state of Washington leading the youngest team in the Pac-10– where’s the Terrence Jones security blanket when you need it purple and gold?
I get the last, well, only laugh on this one, you all were so sure… So fired up… So ready to claim supremacy for the future in basketball…
Sure, the Apple Cup will belong to the Huskies as long as they have the future No. 1 overall pick taking snaps; basketball? Still up for debate.
Enough of the jabs, it was just my turn Shaun.
Oregon product and top recruit Terrence Jones, long speculated to be all but going to the University of Washington, has committed to the University of Kentucky.
Nothing is imminent, but according to an ESPN report, he has signed financial aid paperwork with the University; not binding, but something that sends a pretty clear message.
With Kentucky losing five players to the NBA this season, Jones may have seen this as an opportunity to be a bigger star with, with a more highly regarded program.
This all comes after Jones verbally committed to staying in the pacific northwest and actually wore a Huskies cap in a news conference at his high school.
Man… There are going to be some pissed off/upset Huskies and some content Cougars waking up to this news in the morning.
As far as the comments that might come along, keep them civil, and yes, I already know…
The Huskies killed us in sports last year.
They have better overall academics, (I am a Communications major so don’t go there).
You have god in shoulder pads Jake Locker.
We still have 2/3 Apple Cups.
Crimson is less gay then purple.
All dirt roads lead to Pullman.
And the Cougars never finished 0-12!