Well, for the second time this year I drove by a Major League Baseball perfect game (either one in progress or just concluded) on the way to or from a UW football practice — that has to be some sort of record.
Today, I was heading to a UW practice, which will take place later tonight. The Huskies also practiced this morning, and apparently were not in pads, judging by the pictures on CoachSark’s site (and which also makes sense given having scrimmaged yesterday). So I’m assuming the workout tonight will be a little more intense.
That’s in part a reminder not to expect any more UW news on here until later.
So for now, a few other links and notes. …
— Jon Wilner with some good stuff on the debut of the Pac-12 Networks Classic Games series. I was actually interviewed last week to talk about a few of those games last week.
As Wilner notes, the Network can only show games to which it has rights, which I think rules out a lot of bowl games (as he notes, they could gain the rights to some games later).
Wilner includes two UW games on his list of others he’d like to see them show, and hard to argue with either — I’ve made the case before that the 2000 UW-Oregon State game is as good as any I’ve ever covered since taking over the UW beat in 1997, especially when considering the teams each went 11-1 and finished in the top four in the country and won New Year’s Day bowl games. It also had some rather amazing twists and turns (I think I’m talking myself into a retrospective on that game at some point).
The 1996 UW-ASU game didn’t go the right way for the Huskies — though think about how Jim Lambright’s career might have been different if it had. Another that could be included is the 1998 UW-ASU game (the one that ended with Brock Huard’s Hail Mary pass to Reggie Davis). The 1991 Cal-UW game also had just enough drama that it might be included, as could the 1991 UW-Nebraska game (though the only “problem” with the 91 team otherwise when it comes to this stuff is that few of its games had any real drama after the first few minutes).
Going further back, the 1981 UW-USC game (the 10-3 Husky win in a nasty storm that proved the difference in sending the Huskies to the Rose Bowl rather than the Trojans) also seems a natural. Anyway, good fodder for a summer day.
— Here’s some more Pac-12 Network scheduling details.
— Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com, as might be expected, takes a rather cryptic look at the debut of the Pac-12 Networks.
— ScouttheSeahawks.com doesn’t think Jermaine Kearse has much of a chance to make the team.
— Colorado named Jordan Webb as its starting quarterback today.
— Some Pac-12 links from CBSSports.com.
— ESPN.com’s Kevin Gemmell said in his chat today there’s a 25 percent chance UW can beat LSU