Wow! One of the reasons I blog almost every day is to make sure I don’t forget anything. Well that, and I enjoy it a lot. Truth be told though, most of the time, skipping 3 days wouldn’t be a big deal. However, this was a busy Labor Day weekend for us! There has been a lot going on from Thursday night up to and until me sitting in my chair, sipping wine on Sunday. It’s a good thing tomorrow is a holiday, I need a rest.
Folks, this will be the last Coug post of the year. Football season is over and it was NOT a good end for my boys on the field. We had this game (New Mexico Bowl) in the bag, no worries, all we had to do was keep playing the way we had been.
I have kind of been on a roll here with my posts about being a Washington State University Cougar. Go COUGS! I thought, though, I should explain why I am being inspired to write so many of these lately. A week from Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the Applecup.
This is our annual rivalry game. There is no time during the rest of the year that the Crimson and Gray blood of my COUG faithful pumps harder.
Winning this game can save an otherwise dismal season (as it did last year).
Losing this game can put a taint on an otherwise perfect record, one that won’t be forgotten ever. I look forward to it every year, and I get louder than normal the week before hand. When we win, Husky fans avoid me like the plague at work. When we lose, I am already fired up for next year.
So today was an interesting day. All starting with a football game Friday night. You see, I am a Washington State University fan. We are the Cougars (COUGS for short). Our Mascot is Butch the Cougar.
Our cross state rivals are the UW Huskies. This means every week, I root for two teams. My COUGS and whatever team is playing the Huskies. Therefore I was VERY happy to see the Dawgs (as they are called) lose to UCLA. The day is always brighter when this happens. It was questioned today though, whether I was more of a COUG fan or a Husky hater. So I thought I would clarify Continue reading “The Coug Fan”→
For those of you outside of Washington, or who have never lived in Washington, the term Coug’d it probably means nothing at all. To those of us that went to WSU, it is a word that brings the utmost sadness and pain. It means a football game in which we are doing very well, in fact in the lead, and then self destruct and give it away.
Yes, this weekend my team COUG’d it, and to make matters worse I was there AT the game, with my lovely wife Michelle, in fact we were playing her team!
The man-child said something today that made me smile. Now a bit of background for anyone new. I graduated from Washington State University in 1987. I am a diehard Coug fan. Most of my wardrobe is crimson and gray, and, even though we have had some SERIOUSLY tough years lately, I always look forward to football season! During this time I root for 2 teams, My Cougars and whatever team (Yes even the Trojans or the Ducks) who are playing the Huskies from UW this week.
Today, my wife was going through some old photos, and found one of her in 1987. She was wearing a Coug shirt (we were destined to be together) even though she went to Oregon State. I laughed and said, “I bet I was wearing a Coug shirt that day to, wherever I was!” Manchild looked at me and said, “You were probably born wearing a WSU shirt!” NOPE! Up and until my senior year I really had no plans to go to college, or cared about any school, let alone WSU. Continue reading “When I became a Coug!”→