It’s Monday which must mean Dots.
That’s pretty much what Tuesday, Wednesday and all the rest mean, too. But I needed an opener and I’m a little drained after having just written my power rankings for you all to mock later today.
This is the best you are going to get for now.
Let’s start with football, shall we?
- It’s Apple Cup Week.
- Washington will enter this most hallowed week with two newly minted all-time scoring leaders for their respective positions in QB Jake Browning and RB Myles Gaskin.
- You may have heard that the Apple Cup will be starting at 5pm PT on Fox this Saturday. Here is a little primer on all you need to know about the Apple Cup told from the point of view of Coug fanboy Brian Floyd. It’s all about culture clash.
- Jake Browning and Myles Gaskin will go into the Apple Cup as newly minted all-time scoring leaders in Husky history for their respective positions. Both players are juniors and are expected to continue to add to their records come next season.
- ICYMI, here is Chris Petersen’s post-game press conference complete with a very not-so-subtle dig at the game’s start time.
- Say what you want about the ups and downs of the kicking game this season. Seeing Tristan Vizcaino stand up to the heat, absolutely drill the game-winner, and then get demolished by a horde of thrilled teammates is a reminder of what this game is supposed to be about. Adam Jude has the story on the vexed Husky kicker.
- The Huskies, as you know, were on ESPN last weekend. That meant a return visit by the all-star broadcasting crew of Quint Kessenich, Mark Jones, and Rod Gilmore. I watched the broadcast and thought that those three went a little over the top in trying to repair the damage they did to their reputations when they last broadcast the Huskies. The lengthy discussions about all-time great Huskies (including the dropping of names like Steve Emtman, Marques Tuiasosopo, Napoleon Kaufman, Corey Dillon, and Beno Bryant) were a little awkward but appreciated. Husky players, apparently, were fully aware of who was broadcasting the game and took it upon themselves to have a little fun with it in the locker room after the game.
VITA VEA WITH A ESPN CUPCAKE SIGN IN THE LOCKER ROOM pic.twitter.com/QBE57XETF7— Spencer Klein (@kleincreativity) November 19, 2017
- Moving on to sports of the non-football variety. Washington’s volleyball team had a big bounceback after their disappointing loss to OSU earlier with a full sweep of the #20 Oregon Ducks. Here are some highlights:
- Unfortunately, the women’s basketball team did not fare quite as well against #9 Ohio State
- Cross-country finished up their season on a high note.
- The men’s basketball team had a disappointing showing on their two-game road trip to New York. Here are Three Takeaways from the Seattle Times.
From my perspective, I was disappointed in the results. But I can’t help but to think that we have something special percolating with Jaylen Nowell. He has an aggressive scorer’s mindset and shows a willingness to get into the lane and to try to get shots on the rim. He has a little Quincy Poindexter/Brandon Roy kind of quality to him in that regard.
That’s what I have for now. Have a great day, Dawg fans.