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Saturday, September 19, 2009

University of Washington Huskies take down No. 3 USC, Seattle goes wild

Wow. Just wow.

Taking a break from politics here, but a deserved one.

Jake Locker and the Boys in Purple just took down the No. 3 Trojans, 16-13 in a hard fought game at Husky Stadium.

The U District of course, is going nuts at this moment, with fans swarming the field and Husky fans everywhere letting out big victory yells.

For fans of a team that went 0 and 12 last year, to stun USC - who are seven time Pac-10 defending champions - with an upset at home three games in the season, this victory tastes unbelievably sweet.

And it sends an important message: The Huskies are back.

Under new coach Steve Sarkisian, who coached at USC last year under Pete Carroll, the Huskies are off to a 2-1 start, and are tied for the Pac-10 conference lead.

Haven't been able to sing Bow Down to Washington in a while... now, finally, Husky fans can sing a rousing rendition of the University's fight song.

This win seems on its way to becoming a legend in the annals of UW football history. A game for the ages, on par with the Whammy in Miami.

Washington won the game largely through its defense, which held USC to thirteen points and forced three turnovers. Washington scored three field goals and one touchdown for a total of sixteen points, the last field goal coming with just a few seconds left on the clock.

Already, the national media is taking notice... ESPN's current headline reads, for instance, Upset in Seattle.

We've got a lot of work to do to win this November's elections, but it feels awfully good to have something sweet to celebrate this weekend as we get closer to the date ballots drop.


Blogger Dr. Shaz said...

Best game I saw since the M's beat NY for their first playoff run in the mid 90's....amazing game for UW and their fans!! And WA!

September 19, 2009 10:00 PM  

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