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Recorded on 11-09-2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Not a Good Year to Be a Football Fan in the State of Washington

I was trying to think of the worst pair of major collegiate football teams from one state, so the following list easily came to mind:
  • New Mexico Lobos and New Mexico State Aggies

  • Mississippi Rebels and Mississippi State Bulldogs

  • Clemson Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks

  • Tennessee Volunteers and Memphis Tigers (at least this year)

But, alas, this year there are two that are remaking the mold for state football futility--the Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars.

Here are the facts through Week 9 of the 2009 season:

Washington State Cougars:

  • Have allowed more than 55 points five times in the PAC 10 this season

  • Have allowed more than 300 rushing yards five times in the PAC 10 this season

  • Have already set a conference mark for most points given up in a single season (350), yet there are still 3 games to go

  • Are presently 1-8, with the lone victory coming against Portland State, a I-AA team

Washington Huskies:

  • Are the last winless team in all of I-A football with an 0-8 mark

  • Have already learned that their coach will "step down" at the end of the season

  • Compiled only 35 total first-half yards and 2 first-half first downs against USC's 325 and 18, respectively, yesterday

  • Actually received "pity applause" from the USC fans yesterday when they got their first first down midway through the second quarter

So, to recap, the 2 Washington football teams were outscored 114-0 yesterday.

Oh yeah--and they suck!

Beat that, other states!

P.S. By the way, as a little bit of a side note, the Seattle Seahawks are presently 2-5 (tied for second in a very weak division); the Seattle Mariners were 61-101 (second worst record in all of MLB); and the Seattle SuperSonics simply had to get out and became the Oklahoma City Thunder. I guess it's simply not a good time to be a sports fan in the state of Washington, eh?

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