Can We Score?

Hello Followers.  Hope you’re doing great! As of this minute, it is an hour and a half  from the start of today’s game against the USC Trojans.   And even though I’ve lost the time I need to put up a decent post, I did want to pass along a few thoughts. To begin, I think that there’s a really good chance that we’re going to win this game today.  And the reason for...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Fundamental Football Facts

Hello Followers. On Saturday night, our Washington State Cougars bowed down to the suddenly mighty Arizona Wildcats by the score of 59-37.  And as a result of the loss, we lost all hope of returning to the post-season for a second consecutive year. And while last night’s loss was certainly disappointing, the fact of the matter is that there was virtually nothing that was surprising...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

No Defending This Season

Hello Followers.  Hope you all are doing great! As this past week or so has indicated, the bye week has all-but mirrored a “goodbye” week for me and the blog.  And the reason for my absence has been simple: Work has been taking a toll.  So much so that it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to find the 30-40 minutes needed to put together a post. But, since I haven...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tough loss, tougher season

#457031800 / Well, another tough loss for our Cougs.  Things started off slowly, then they kind of got settled and even cut it to a 7-point game early in the 4th quarter.  But for most of the night, I think all of you who watched it can probably come away with a similar feeling – the Cougs hung tough, but for the most part were manhandled up front on both...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington St. football tickets averaging just $18 for matchup with Stanford

The Stanford Cardinal (3-2), who rank No. 25 in the most recent AP Poll, will look to bounce back after a devastating, last-second defeat to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. With just 1:01 remaining in the fourth quarter, Stanford’s stout defense, which is allowing just 8.6 points per game, allowed a 24-yard touchdown pass to give the Fighting Irish the win. Stanford’s top playmakers...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hogan’s Heroes

Hello Followers.  Hope you are doing great. Tonight our young Cougars take on the three time defending conference champions—and on the road no less.  And while this game represents a near certain “must win” for our bowl hopes, this one is equally critical for the Cardinal.  Simply put, with a loss tonight, Stanford will fall to 3-3 on the year and 1-2 in league.  Not good...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

First or Worst?

Hello Followers.  Hope you’ve had a fantastic week! As you can probably tell from my absence, this week has been crazy for me. And with a host of deadlines looming, this post is going to be unusually short. Anyhow, while I wasn’t able to watch the second half of the Arizona-Oregon game, the outcome of that contest was shocking.  For me, the most shocking result wasn’t the...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Well that was fun!

  Our own Longball was at the stadium in Salt Lake on Saturday night.  Here is his “at the scene” recap: First off, I got to watch the replay on TV last night and I gotta tell ya, the TV does not do justice to the weather situation. Some of the most clutch drives of the night were right into the face of stiff winds. I saw more than one hat leave the stadium on a gust of wind...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Shoot the Moon

Hello Followers. Four score and forty years ago, I was a pretty big fan of the Washington Huskies (FYI, there are quite a few Cougar Bloggers out there who also started their lives on the dark side).  And the reason for my Husky fandom was simple: As a child, my dad was an Assistant Professor at UW doing what Assistant Professors do:  Working really hard and make absolutely zero...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Next Big Step?

  Greetings Cougs, and a happy Humpday to you and yours.  As always, we hope things are good as we continue to grind our way through another week. Personally, well, I’m stressed.  Work for me is usually pretty steady in full, billable weeks, but my crazy time as we push for revenue is always the biggest in the 4th quarter (kind of like football?).  But it seems the really busy...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Win Out

They Remain On-Top, But Barely Hello Followers.  Hope you’re doing great. As we all know, Saturday night witnessed what was almost a legendary night for Cougar Football.  For 56 minutes, our shining group of upstarts hung with the #2 ranked team in the country; and did so in front of a sold-out, vibrant, and beautiful Martin Stadium.  And the reason they hung in the game was...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Track Meet

Hello Followers. Four score and more than twenty five years ago I was pretty good at sports.  I played the soccer, I played the basketball, the baseball, bit of the tennis, and even a bit of the golf.  In fact, I was good enough at soccer to be offered a (half) scholarship to a Division 1 school in the Midwest, where I played for one year before transferring to WSU for my sophomore...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Golfing for Columbine

Rat Fart!!!!!! Hello Followers. Four score and nearly twenty years ago I was a golfer.  Not a good one mind you, but a golfer nonetheless.  In fact, hardly a weekend went by when I was not hacking it up with my beloved Uncle and his buddies at Jackson, Willows, Snohomish, and all points between. And like I said, I was never a good golfer.  In fact, for nearly all of my golfing...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Will a leader emerge?

Greetings Cougs, and a happy Humpday to you and yours.  As always, we hope all is well in your neck of the woods. So, last week happened and the Cougs are 0-2.  Things are already looking bleak at this point, this sudden feeling of hopelessness that appears to be working it’s way through many corners of the usual stops on the WSU interwebs.  Not all corners, mind you, and in...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

How Did We Get Here?

Hello Followers. After Friday night’s horrible, but unsurprising loss, Cougar Nation is left with a pretty basic question.  How the hell did we get here?  Today’s post is focused on answering that very question.  And because that question elicits a whole lot of issues, answering it is going to take a while.  So, pull up a chair and let’s get to it, shall we? Part 1.  How...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

RENO 911

Hello Followers. Well, GameDay has finally arrived for Week 2.  And boy am I nervous! At start of the off-season (post spring), I had this game marked down as one of the games that could really derail our bid for a special year (like 8-4 or better).   Little did I know that we would drop the Rutgers game and that this game would represent the first major “Must Win” of the...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rise and Grind – One last look edition

  Happy Thursday Cougs, as we here at WSU Football Blog wish all the best to you and yours. So like many of you, I have been trying to really figure out the week one loss vs. Rutgers and what it really means as we roll forward in 2014.  And when I say figure it out, what I mean is that I’m trying to decide what to really “glean” from what we saw and, further, if there’s...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Terrible Twos Day

Hello Followers.   Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend. Yesterday, I had just enough time to jump on the old treadmill… And take in the Pac-12 rewind of last Thursday’s game against Rutgers.  And after watching that game, I didn’t know if I should jump up and down with excitement or throw myself on the ground and have a fit a la a two year old. So, of course, I decided...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Gameday Flags – Everyone’s doing it?

Happy Gameday Saturday Cougs, as college football on the weekends is now a part of your life for the next, well, 3+ months or so.  Apologies to those significant others out there who may not be “all in” like you when it comes to college football, but they most likely know the drill by now. Anyway, the Coug flags are flying proudly once again on ESPN Gameday.  I don’t know...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Overreaction Friday – It’s Over Edition

Greetings Cougs, and a happy pre-holiday weekend Friday to you and yours. And there you go – that is my attempt to be “up” today, as I’m still coming down off last night’s game.  It’s really tough to sugarcoat things after what happened, but let’s get to a few thoughts after witnessing that nightmare in person, shall we? First I think it’s appropriate after games...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Jersey Boys

Hello Followers. Well, Game Day has finally arrived.   In a few short hours, we will take on the boys from the State University of New Jersey, otherwise known as Rutgers. If I was as clever as Huddy, I’d figure out a way to fashion this post after all of the songs by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (scroll down and check out Huddy’s Hunches to see what I’m talking about...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hump Day With Huddy – It’s Here

Good morning and happy hump day, Cougar Nation! It’s been a long damn time so let’s first get ourselves reacquainted. I’m that guy who writes that stuff on that website that you all know and love. A lot has happened since last we spoke, but let’s focus on the highlights. First, I became a soccer coach. I think that’s pretty much it on the news front. For all of you that...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 Commandments

  Hello Followers. Every year when the regular season ends for College basketball, my good friend Sean Hawkins issues one of my favorite refrains:  “If we win the rest of our games, we will win the National Championship.” And, as we embark on this 2014 campaign, the same can be said about Cougar Football.  If win 13 games this year, we’ll be playing in the Rose Bowl for...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rise and Grind – WSU Gameweek Edition

Go ahead, kick it…   Happy Monday Cougs, and welcome to game week already for 2014.  Already in that yeah, can’t wait for football to get rolling and all that, but man has this summer just flown by for yours truly.  But fall is in the air, you can feel it coming can’t you?  And with that, the Cougs get things started Thursday night vs. Rutgers. What are we going to see...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dare To Dream

By Coug-A-Sutra Hello Followers.  Hope you’re doing great. Well, we’re now one week away from the season opener against Rutgers.  And so, after today’s practice, Game Week will finally be upon us! Normally, the excitement of the upcoming season is palpable.  And this year?  Well, it seems to have gotten a tad bit gloomy. For example, yesterday, WSU announced that a paltry...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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