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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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UW loses to BYU & Pac-10 officials

Posted by JoePa on September 6, 2008

Washington quarterback Jake Locker (10) runs past BYU linebacker Coleby Clawson (41) for a touchdown in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Husky Stadium in Seattle.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington quarterback Jake Locker (10) runs past BYU linebacker Coleby Clawson (41) for a touchdown in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Husky Stadium in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

More info coming soon when I analyze the game tape, but a heartbreaking loss @ home to the BYU Cougars.  Jake Locker tried as hard as he could to lead the Huskies to victory, scoring a potential game-tying touchdown with 2 seconds left, but got called for a unsportsmanlike celebration penalty, which was totally bogus, and the next play was a blocked PAT for the Cougar win.

On the bright side, the coaching staff got the team playing better after an embarrassing loss to the Ducks, and they lined up in a 4-3 defense.  That was a very refreshing change from last week.

More info coming later when I get home from Seattle, and as we look forward to the game against the Oklahoma Sooners.

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“Signature Tyrone Willingham”

Posted by JoePa on August 31, 2008

So I’m a new fan to the Huskies, and I know very little about the school’s athletics except that my favorite basketball player, Brandon Roy, was a 4-year player there.  The reason I am now a fan is because my brother is beginning school there and I’ve got to support my family.  As a Notre Dame fan and student for the entirety of Ty’s ill-fated ND career, I was crushed that my brother may have to endure some time with Ty also.

Luckily, it appears that at least some (most?) Husky fans don’t buy into Tyrone Willingham either.  Being new to the Husky community, I don’t know what their fan websites are.  I don’t exactly have my pulse on the feelings of the fans.  All I know is that at the game this weekend, while sitting in the UW alumni section, no one joined in with me the half-dozen times I started yelling “Fire Ty!”  But after searching around the interweb for a few minutes, I found that blog, and he does a much better job than I pointing out many of UW’s deficiencies.  But there was this little tidbit at the bottom that had me very interested: (after the jump)  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oregon Game Recap

Posted by JoePa on August 31, 2008

Jake Locker looks downfield to find the next receiver to drop his pass

Jake Locker looks downfield to find the next receiver to drop his pass

Well, according to the Washington Husky Athletic Department, Washington suffered their first setback last night in Eugene.  They really should clarify that as their first setback this season.  By my count, this is actually Washington’s 27th setback in the past four seasons.  The first setback being when they hired Tyrone Willingham, and the following twenty-five setback in Ty’s first three seasons (records of 2-9, 5-7, and 4-9).

This brings the coach’s career record to one game under .500, with a 76-77-1 record, and an impressive 33-42 in Pac-10 play.

Now for the game.  Read the rest of this entry »

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