It’s a better football team, just not a special football team.
Technically, if you look at the schedule, you’ll see that the Huskies beat a ranked opponent. Don’t believe it! Boise State is pretty bad and obviously no longer a ranked football team. The Huskies might be ranked after today, but really, what’s the point?
There was a time where I thought, “Yeah, maybe!” Maybe the Huskies beat Oregon. Maybe Oregon beats Stanford. Maybe Stanford loses another game somewhere down the line and via tie-breakers, the Huskies sneak into the Pac-12 Championship Game. That time was this morning. This afternoon, I’m a more realistic and humble man.
Will the Huskies go to the oft-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils next week and beat them? Probably not. And so, the annual mid-season swoon is on! What was once a promising 4-0 start, what was once an encouraging close defeat down in Palo Alto, is now going to be a 4-3 reality. Follow that up with a couple of easy wins at home against the dregs of the Pac-12 (Cal & Colorado) puts us at 6-3. Then, of course, we have to go to UCLA (another loss). The following game will be down in Oregon State, where we will be favored, but where we will lose, because the 7-6 Huskies ALWAYS lose a late-season game against a team it should beat! That will make us 6-5 as we stroll into the Apple Cup and take care of business.
7-5 … with a bowl game … can we break the curse?
No. We can’t. Because we’ll go to the Sun Bowl, we’ll lose another heartbreaker, and we’ll be 7-6 once a-fucking-gain.
Maybe, if the team didn’t worry about reducing penalties and bettering their kickoff coverage, and focused on – I DON’T KNOW, MAYBE STOPPING THE OREGON OFFENSE – they’d be something better than 7-6. Instead, here we are again. We’re Bill Murray, and the Huskies are that fucking Sonny & Cher song. We wake up every fucking morning to the same God damn horse shit every fucking day.
My question to you is: is Keith Price the Abdul Gaddy of the Husky football team? I’m not saying I’m blaming him for our woes, but then again, it’s not like he’s any kind of winner. He’s not leading us to miracle finishes! He’s not taking us on his back and carrying us over the finish line! At best, he gets us close, and then shit gets fucked up, and we lose.
Just sayin’. Show me something. Don’t put up a Herculean effort only to shit the bed at the end. Don’t get our hopes up against Stanford and then hold the ball all fucking day against Oregon. If you’ve got ASJ or Kasen Williams in single coverage, just throw the damn ball up in the air and let your studs make a play!
Fuck it, I’m done. I can’t wait until we’re 7-6 again! Hot damn, won’t that be the party to end all parties!