Advertising

The Seattle Times Company

NWjobs | NWautos | NWhomes | NWsource | Free Classifieds | seattletimes.com

Sports


Our network sites seattletimes.com | Advanced

Extra Points

Jerry Brewer explains the thinking behind his columns and invites readers to express their views on the sports world.

E-mail Jerry | RSS feeds Subscribe | Blog Home

November 17, 2008 3:10 PM

Quoth the Cougar: "Our bad is worse than their bad"

Posted by Jerry Brewer

Those words came from a Washington State fan calling into Ian Furness' show on KJR-AM. I was listening to the radio on my drive back from the Husky press luncheon, where the purple ones once again said very little in a very nice way.

Aren't rivalries supposed to bring out the arrogance in fans? Well, when 1-10 meets 0-10, you're forced to brag about how bad your team has it, I guess.

I've been thinking about writing a trash-talking column later in the week, given the difficulty the fans will have doing such a thing, but there's a part of me that wonders whether I should just let the fans prepare for the inevitable bumbling in peace.

We'll see. If you have any interesting trash-talking methods for this game, please let me know.

And about the winless Huskies being installed as 8 1/2-point favorites on the road: Judging from what I've seen this season, I wouldn't give the Huskies even odds against the Cougar band.

It's impossible to prejudge which football team is worse, really.

At least the Cougars have experienced winning, even though it was against the Portland State Fightin' Glanvilles.

Then again, at least the Huskies have played a close game against Football Bowl Subdivision competition, which the Cougs can't even pretend to say.

It's only Monday, so I reserve the right to change my mind, but I'm thinking this game will end in a 0-0 tie, with the referees getting so disgusted they walk off the field after the seventh overtime.

Then, at least in this state, we could say all bad is created equal.

Digg Digg | Newsvine Newsvine

Comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Recent entries

Dec 28, 08 - 09:31 AM
Crystal Helmet, season finale

Dec 23, 08 - 08:41 AM
A reason to watch the NBA?

Dec 21, 08 - 09:39 AM
Crystal Helmet, Week 17

Dec 14, 08 - 09:37 AM
Crystal Helmet, Week 16

Dec 10, 08 - 12:35 PM
Powerless Rankings: Knives, lies and bribes

Advertising

Marketplace

Advertising

Advertising

Categories
Calendar

February

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Browse the archives

December 2008

November 2008

October 2008

September 2008

August 2008

July 2008