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August 28, 2008 1:46 PM

Does this rivalry need a name?

Posted by Bob Condotta

Got an e-mail from a Husky fan today who said he was "tired of the pathetic excuse of a rivalry that is the Apple Cup'' and that he's one UW fan who would rather beat Oregon than any other team on the schedule.

His main point for writing, however, was that he felt that the one thing the rivalry lacks is a name. So he suggested a few and asked that I solicit more ideas from readers. We always attempt to please here, within reason, so I'm indeed passing it along.

Here are some of his ideas:

The Battle of Cascadia
The Fracas in The Forest
The Fight for the Forest
The Cascadian Conflict
The Rumble in the Ruffage
The War in the Wilderness
War of the Woodlands
War of the Woods
The Mayhem in the Mist
The Tussle in the Tempest
The Riot in the Rain

Another suggestion I heard, given the stereotypes of the student bodies of the two schools, is Freaks vs. Geeks, but not sure that would pass muster with the powers-that-be. So go ahead and suggest away.

EDIT --- I noticed someone wrote that it does have a name, "The Border War.'' I have heard that, but never heard anyone really officially call it that. I don't notice it in the Oregon game notes as I write this, for instance.Maybe someone with a longer history of following this game than I have can tell me whether it's ever had any kind of name.


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