Wednesday, November 3, 2010


It's amazing how hard the University of Washington football program has tumbled. Even during their supposed "down" time, USC never pulled an 0 for the season or conference like the Dawgs did in 2004(Pac 10) or 2008(0 & 12). In 1998 the Trojans bottomed out at 6 & 6 then 5 & 7 before a return to the post season falling to Utah in the 2001 Vegas Bowl. By the end of 2002 they were as good as anyone. UW won the Rose Bowl following the 2000 season, then the Holiday Bowl before getting dumped by Purdue in the 2002 Sun Bowl. They played .500 ball in 2003 but 20 & 59 since. Yikes! The hope is Steve Sarkisian can help revive Husky football, but the bottom line is he's an unproven as a head coach. Was an assistant under Pete Carrol for the recent glory years at USC, but mostly as the QB coach. Was the offensive co-ordinator in 2007 & 08 before taking the gig in Seattle.
Sad to hear legendary manager Sparky Anderson has been placed in hospice care as his dementia has gotten worse. Sparky always looked older than he was with that full head of silver hair harkening all the way back to his days running the Big Red Machine in the mid 1970's. He's only 76 now! He's a rarity. Managed teams from both leagues to a World Series title adding the 84 championship with Detroit to the back to back crowns he earned in 75 & 76 with Cincy.
I'm seriously considering slicing up all my Jets gear and sending it to their headquarters with a "Screw Off" note if they sign Randy Moss. I'll simply switch my full allegiance to the Giants. I'll even cut the stuff up on the air. It would be the last straw.

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