Beep. Beep. Beep. These idiots think they are so clever with these gadgets. Problem is that nobody knows how to turn the damn thing off. They just don't make 'em like Dots anymore.
Camp is underway and Huskies stuff is everywhere. Oh, where to begin?
- Kevin has his own Camp roundup in the works, but I couldn't help but to link this. It is not all that often that NFL.com publishes an update on a college team, much less the Huskies. The field trip by the Huskies to the VMAC gave them just such a reason to do so.
- Sports Illustrated named their pre-season All-American Team for 2013. There is a Husky on it.
- Speaking of said Husky, take a look at ASJ's interview earlier in the week. There is much speculation out there that ASJ may not be suspended to start the season and Sark is already taking some guff about it. Watch the video and you be the judge of what is warranted and necessary.
- Kevin Gemmell recently posted a nice interview that he had with Keith Price during the Pac 12 Media Day. I like the way that Gemmell addresses the hard questions with KP without taking them more seriously than what a sports interview warrants.
- Along those lines, the ESPN Pac12/Stanford blog cover UW in their season preview series
- The best logo in the Pac 12? According to Athon's Director of Sports Art, it isn't Oregon's O. In fact, the answer may surprise.
- For the MBAs in the blog, you'll find this series interesting. Emory's Business School has created a methodology for measuring college brand equity called "revenue premium". The methodology has spurred a number of analyses including a look at the "Best Fans" among the major conferences (the Pac 12 did not fare well). Of more interest to Husky fans will be a different analysis in which they applied their method in ranking the individual brands across all of college football. UW finished very well.
- Husky fans continue to revel in all of the buzz surrounding the opening of Husky Stadium which, as of yesterday, is fully habitable. The folks in the UW Athletic Department tweeted a great "before and after" pic.
- Gregg Bell covers the opening of the new stadium in his own unique style.
- The opening of the new Husky stadium isn't all fun and games. Somewhere, a formerly gainfully employed golf cart driver is now looking for work as they Huskies are being forced to retire the Helmet Cart. Farewell, Helmet Cart, and enjoy your new home in the Museum of History and Industry.
- Todd Dybas hits on a subject that a lot of Husky Fans are getting excited about - the linebacking corps. It is interesting to note that if you just compare the length and athleticism of our LBs against those of every other LB corps in the conference, it is really hard to find one that is all that separated - Oregon and Stanford included. It has been a long, long time since UW could brag about a unit like this.
- The release of the UW MBB schedule raised some eyebrows not only for its difficulty but also based on the prospect of potentially having to play UConn twice in the same regular season. Percy interviewed Coach Romar and got his take on all of it. His bottom line: he's eager to challenge his team.
- Finally, a little blast from the past. Johnny DuRocher, the former UW quarterback who was forced to retire after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, has a new gig and it is right up his alley.
Question of the Day
What do you think of the Men's Basketball Schedule? Are you eager to see how our big, athletic team matches up or are your concerned that it is too much for a relatively young team?