I’ve survived the drive up I-5 to Husky Stadium, where it is wet and slightly breezy — though warmer than it might appear looking at the pictures.
It’s Band Day, so as I arrived about 4:30 all the high school bands were on the field going through their warmup — it’ll be a long day and night for them. One I noticed is the Ilwaco Fishermen, a nickname I hadn’t realized until seeing some of them walking around today.
The bottom picture is the view out of the press box from my seat, looking out the east side. Almost nobody in The Zone as I write this, and not a ton of boats out there yet, either. But it’s early.
The wind is blowing in from the water, and the flags are definitely moving. We’ll see if that picks up as the night progresses.
I guess you’d assume inclement weather would help UW. But who knows? Maybe it just convinces ASU to never throw the ball and prevent Steven Threet from throwing a bunch of interceptions. ASU coach Dennis Erickson insisted this week that his team could function in any kind of weather.
As I finish this up, the sun is actually shining. We’ll see if that’s just a brief respite in the gloom. Whatever the case, it’ll be dark at kickoff, set for just a little over two hours from now.
October 9, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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