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February 23, 2007 at 6:07 PM

Loss at Oregon embarrassing?

I realize this is a Husky blog and the Cougars and Ducks are topics about as dear to the heart as paying taxes and wiping gutters.
That said, I saw this a little while ago on Foxsports.com and wondered if it seemed a little out of line.
Here’s the link to the college basketball front page, which shows a picture of Tony Bennett with the caption saying that “Washington State came crashing down from a five-game winning streak with a thud in an embarrassing loss to Oregon.”
Really? Embarrassing?
Set aside hatred of the Cougars and Ducks for the big picture. Is a five-point road loss against the No. 23 ranked team in the country really “embarrassing?” Would it be called “embarrassing” if a Duke team ranked No. 9 lost to, say, a Wake Forest team ranked No. 23 (that seems about the same on the rivalry scale)?
And the headline — “Free Falling.” Really? A WSU team having its best season ever that lost a single game on the road against the No. 23-ranked team in the country after winning five in a row is “Free Falling?”
No offense, but the Huskies probably wouldn’t mind a collapse like that right about now.
Guess the Pac-10’s right back where it always has been on the old national respect-o-meter.

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