THE CLASSIC LOOKS OF CRIMSON AND GRAY..AGAINST THE
PURPLE AND GOLD..INDIVIDUALY, VERY NICE LOOKS...BUT
IF YOU TRY TO BRING THEM TOGETHER...IT JUST CLASHES...MAYBE
THAT'S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE...
THIS YEAR'S GAME HAS SO MUCH RIDING ON IT THAT BOTH
COACH'S ARE TRYING TO DOWNPLAY THE RIVALRY ASPECT...SURE
WE DON'T REALLY BELIEVE THEM WHEN THEY SAY IT'S JUST
ANOTHER GAME..BUT THERE IS
LOGIC BEHIND THE COACH-SPEAK..JUST
LAST YEAR MIKE LEACH'S TEAM WENT INTO HUSKY STADIUM
AND GOT ROUTED BY THE DAWGS AFTER TURNING THE BALL
OVER 7 TIMES..
we've clearly beaten teams that are considerably better
than washington this year, but the thing about it
is, we come in here wide-eyed and act like somehow
it's special and make more out of it than it is.
SO IS THIS JUST ANOTHER GAME ON THE SCHEDULE? NO
MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY TO MAKE THAT A REALITY...FORMER
PLAYERS CANNOT DENY THINGS ARE DIFFERENT THIS WEEK.
it's huge, it really is, it's a fun thing.
oh it's huge it's a great rivalry, and it's grown
into even a better one this year because all the marbles
are at stake.
SOMETIMES ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WATCH THE EXCITEMENT
OF WINNING TO SEE THE
SIGNIFICANCE OF A RIVALRY GAME...TEAMS
CELEBRATING THEIR 2ND WIN OF THE SEASON AS IF THEY
WERE HEADED TO THE ROSE BOWL...THERE'S A TROPHY, COACH'S
BONUSES, AND FANS BRAGGING RIGHTS...THAT DOESN'T COME
WITH BEATING ARIZONA STATE...AND IT'S A FEELING OF
UTTER DIS-TASTE THAT NEVER FULLY GOES AWAY.
all you do is you just hate the other side, you hate
anybody that wears purple, anybody that talks about
i don't really have friends that are huskies, i have
acquaintances that are huskies.
THIS GAME HAS COME WITH SNOW, FIGHTS, AND LEGENDS..
NAMES LIKE SIX KILLER, THE THROWN' SAMOAN, AND THE
WE'VE SEEN BLOWOUTS, UPSETS, AND WALK-OFF'S...TEARS
OF JOY AND SORROW..DREAMS ACHIEVED...AND CAREERS ENDED...
FAMILIES DIVIDED...FRIENDSHIPS PUT ON HOLD...AND ROSES
SO TRY AS THEY MIGHT, THE COACH'S WILL NEVER CONVINCE
US THAT THE HISTORY OF THIS GAME DOESN'T MATTER FRIDAY...WE
ALL KNOW BETTER...THIS IS THE APPLE CUP...AND THIS
YEAR, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER...THE WINNER HEADS TO
THE PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME...