Washington’s Huskies-A Team I Loved to Hate

Coach Ken Woody Editorials 17 Comments

I was a long-time Washington Husky fan, and I harbored dreams of playing for my favorite team, but they did not recruit me, even as walk-on, which is an opportunity I would not have passed up. You see, as a senior at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, I was selected All-City as a running back, setting a record for yards-per-carry …

Husky Hubris: “Why We Fight”

Charles Fischer Editorials 51 Comments

Why an article about “Husky Hate?” Isn’t the intensity between Husky and Duck fans almost genetic now, like cats and dogs? I cannot alter my near irrational hatred of the Huskies and have written about it many times, yet trying to examine it is difficult since I am clearly clouded by the emotion. Yet what is the major “thing” (as …

My Husky Hatred is Irrational: is yours?

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 10 Comments

Coach Bellotti had to catch himself and just stopped for a moment after what he had just heard after an Oregon Club meeting about seven years ago. I told him, “really–it IS OK to put seventy points on the Huskies, as we’ll rarely ever get that opportunity and it lets the second team get scoring reps!” He took a breath …

A Decade of Dominance: Oregon Crushes the Huskies

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 6 Comments

from video Ten years is a long time.  A gloriously long time.  On Saturday afternoon, the Oregon football team capped a decade of dominance against their most hated rival, the Washington Huskies.  The Ducks controlled the game and won convincingly, 45-24. While watching the game yesterday afternoon, it was hard not to think about “The Pick.”  Arguably the most iconic moment …