Quick post from my Hawaiian vacation:
The defense held the Bears to an absurdly low number of yards and they were only able to score on a fumble returned for a touchdown. 38-7, Huskies, where the story of the day was Coach Pete complaining about the late starts we’ve had to endure, ESPN taking it as a personal attack when he never once referenced them, then ESPN getting their panties in a wad because he wouldn’t meet personally with their announcing crew the day before the game (even though this is something he similarly avoids with every announcing crew).
I can sort of see both sides of the argument on this one. It’s a hardship on the fans to have every game be a night game. And no, the East Coasters are never going to watch our games with any regularity if they keep STARTING at 10:45pm Eastern. But, the Huskies are still getting more exposure by having that national ESPN timeslot, regardless of how late it starts than they would if the game were on the Pac-12 Network, for instance. Of course, Larry Scott doesn’t give a shit, because the Pac-12 Network isn’t on DirecTV for some mind-bogglingly stupid reason (the Pac-12 isn’t the SEC or even the Big 10, when it comes to fan fervor, so stop trying to demand equal pay and just GET the fucking network more exposure!), and so the cycle continues.
Anyway, now ESPN is butthurt, and Husky fans are equally butthurt because ESPN called the Huskies out on their easy non-conference schedule, and so now this is a thing we have to waste braincells on.
Did I mention I’m on vacation right now? I’ve got to go. God Awgs!