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Last Celebration Post

Posted by JoePa on September 10, 2008

15 yards, right there.

15 yards, right there.

So the sports reporting world was very quick to jump all over the unfortunate events of the last 8 seconds of the BYU-Washington game last weekend.  In case you were living under a rock the past few days, here is how it went down:

Lots of bloggers and journalists have reported on this ad nauseum, so I will try not to repeat much.  Most are either sympathetic to Locker’s emotions, decrying the idiocy of the referees, or merely pointing out the inevitable ending of a game coached by Tyrone Willingham as detailed in my previous post.

It brings me great pains to say that my favorite article on the matter came from ESPN, where  Read the rest of this entry »

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To BYU or not to BYU?

Posted by JoePa on September 1, 2008

Jake Locker vs. Ohio State '07

Jake Locker vs. Ohio State '07

…that is the question for me this weekend.  One thing I know for certain is that I’m taking the train from Portland to Seattle this weekend, but do I actually want to go to the BYU-UW game?

UW has already shown its incredible ineptitude against the pre-season AP #21 team in Oregon, and now it will be going against the pre-season #16 team.  BYU has a much more experienced squad and aspirations of an undefeated party to crash the BCS party.  Luckily for UW, I have to think the Oregon’s defense is much better than BYU’s, so perhaps the Huskies can generate some sort of running game that isn’t based around Jake Locker scrambling.

So my options at this point are to either go to the UW game at noon, or to watch the Notre Dame season opener on TV at 12:30.  I think at this point, I’m leaning towards heading to Montlake to tailgate in the morning, then head to a locale where I can watch both games on TV.  Unless of course, UW has an option as awesome as Eugene’s Moshofsky Center (after the jump).  Perhaps I could watch the kickoff of the Huskies in person, and by the time ND kicks off a 1/2-hour later, BYU should have put the game should be out of reach. Read the rest of this entry »

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