Unwittingly, the lowly Redhawks are about to be victimized by Dawg Pack Alumni Night, one of the few games on the schedule where aging UW alums who once jumped and screamed rowdily in the student section return to yell at an opponent most fans couldn’t care less about.
In honor of the occasion, I’ve decided to compile a special edition of Dawg Pack Dirt, the guerrilla gameday info sheet that long ago made its rounds before every contest.
Below is everything you need to root against the loosely-hated Redhawks (in a good-natured fashion, of course), and be sure to don an old Dawg Pack t-shirt on Tuesday night to receive $10 admission into the alumni student section.
-Seattle Redhawks (5-6) at Washington Huskies (7-3)
-Washington Basketball Competition Facility at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion
-Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 8:00 p.m. PT
-Seattle, a member of the vaunted Western Athletic Conference, is currently 5-6 on the season, headlined by a 66-52 signature loss to California.
Oh, hey, a borderline insane, entirely sexist article about women faking an interest in sports was published in Seattle Weekly this week, so we discuss it on today’s episode.
But wait, there’s more.
The Mariners continue to make headlines with a flurry of moves, the Seahawks are suddenly fielding a capable offense, and UW basketball is stomping lesser opponents thanks to one of the least heralded, yet most accomplished Huskies of all-time.
All of that, plus a segment in which Kelly goes on a rant about undergarments and freely offers up her own wardrobe preferences. Enjoy it, meerkats.
A critical bet is resolved with a winner and a loser, despite being predicated by a situation that ended in a virtual tie.
Russell Wilson went to Mexico with Future Junior and Future Junior’s mother, UW football needs two wins in three games to become bowl eligible, and the excitement of college basketball is finally upon us.
But mostly, we talk about sex parties, strip clubs, Whitney Houston, and what you can learn about a man through pickup basketball. Thanks for sticking with us through all of this debauchery.
I was a 19-year-old freshman at the University of Washington the first time I met Lorenzo Romar. It was the evening before Valentine’s Day, 2004, and the Husky Men’s Basketball team was getting ready to square off against the hated Oregon Ducks.
In an attempt to encourage students to arrive a) early and b) en masse, the athletic department’s marketing staff held a pregame meet-and-greet with the head coach that also included … wait for it … FREE FOOD. A Qdoba taco bar was set up in an auxiliary gym and, not surprisingly, a good number of students showed up to sample the fare.
My buddy, Charlie, and I had been attending games the entire season, but up to this point crowds had been slow to follow us to Hec Edmundson Pavilion. A string of pivotal conference wins had sparked a renewed interest in the team, however, and the athletic department was looking for every opportunity to capitalize on the sudden success.
The Washington’s men’s basketball team isn’t very good right now. Five games into a new season and they’ve already lost three times. They more closely resemble the Seattle Mariners than any other local ballclub these days and fans are pulling their collective hair out watching this squad play.
What the hell happened? This team used to be great. Head coach Lorenzo Romar used to pull in top-10 recruiting classes, used to guide his team to the NCAA Tournament on a regular basis, used to sit atop the conference as a perennial power each season. And then suddenly, it all changed.
Back-to-back down years have the Huskies in a precarious position. A third season of less-than-stellar performance seems to be on the horizon. Fans are questioning the direction of the program and answers — How? Why? — seem to be at an all-time low.
There’s hope for this team, certainly, but there are a number of obstacles blocking the path to achievement. The three biggest issues for the Huskies? We’ve compiled them right here.
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Will Antoine Winfield sign [with the Seahawks]? -via @caseyc8
Winfield, a 35-year-old free agent cornerback just released by Minnesota, is one of the premier players at his position, even at this late stage in his career. A former All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowl honoree, Winfield reportedly worked out with the Seahawks just a few days ago.
To atone for my relative ignorance on Winfield’s contractual prospects, I went to one of the brightest football minds I know for some help. My buddy Curtis Crabtree (speaking of Twitter, follow him @Curtis_Crabtree) — who covers the Seahawks for Sports Radio KJR, as well as the west coast for ProFootballTalk — was able to provide some insight for us on the situation: