I talked a lot of s**t this week about the Huskies. I’m not gonna lie. Nor am I gonna turn a blind eye to the things that I’ve said. I wouldn’t take back a word of it, either. It is what it is and there’s no amending the brashness that was spewed all over these pages, social networking sites, bathroom walls here and there, et cetera.
Face it, in spite of the hype, the University of Washington football team did very little to back up the uber-confidence displayed by their fans on Saturday. That’s not to judge the ballclub in any way. They played their hardest and they tried. They just didn’t get the job done. It happens. We need to take losses in stride because very few teams out there have ever won every game they participated in.
That said, one look at my Facebook news feed tells me everything I need to know about the buildup surrounding the 2010 Huskies. In short, fans drank the Kool-Aid, boasted pregame, and were absolutely let down around 7:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time on September 4th. Hey, I’m right there with you. The difference between you and me is that I made my opinions much more public. And for that, I need to face the music.
Do I condone s**t-talking? Absof**kinlutely. If you believe you’re gonna win, then tell the world. Just make sure you go out and back up your bravado. I stood up for the Dawgs and the Dawgs fell. These things do occur from time to time.
Will I continue to stand up for the Dawgs? Yes.
Will I continue to smack-talk the competition? Yes.
Will the Dawgs fail me again in the future? Probably.
Do I care? No.
This is my alma mater, we’re talking about. My school, my team. I love the University of Washington unconditionally. It’s this love that keeps us strong through thick and thin. And at the end of the day, it’s one game. One defeat. One unanticipated result. Worse things have happened. ABC canceled Full House. Boston Market shut down all of its Seattle-area stores. William Hung sang at Husky Stadium. There are crappier outcomes out there. It isn’t the end of the world.
So in closing, be aware that if you’re gonna dish it (which I highly encourage everyone to do), you also have to take it (which you undoubtedly will have to do every now and again). And with that, I humbly bestow the comments section of this article to those of you who wish to speak up.