Whoa – for the first time in my middle-aged life the Husky Football team is good

I am continuing my plan of boycotting college football until they figure out the brain injury thing plus take better care of the “student”-athletes, but can’t help but follow the Husky Football game through conversation and headlines.  When I was younger, i.e. in the Don James and first years post Don James era, the Dawgs were intimidating.  They were a perennial Top 20 team, with occassional bursts near the top, and were always a force to be reckoned with whether or not they won a championship.  I remember in 1982 when they started the season #2 and started 7-0 (before a stunning upset to Elway’s Stanford team), 1984 when they were #1 for much of the season and should’ve been voted #1 after dominating UO in the Orange Bowl, and a couple of teams that started strong in the mid-80s before falling into some mediocrity in the late 80s.  Then James revived the team, and we were dominating again in the 90s.  Those were good times and I remember the fun players like it was yesterday.  But since Rick Nieusial and Barbara Hedges destroyed the team, they have been pretty bad, but they finally feel like a force again.  You could feel it building last year, and tonight they just pummeled a Top-10 Stanford team 44-6 to move to 5-0.  It brings back great memories of Don James and those great teams with great players.

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Whoa – for the first time in my middle-aged life the Husky Football team is good

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