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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.

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