We’ve got a lot going on today, so let’s jump into the Dots.
- Is the Pac-12 heading into a “crisis mode”? Between “cupcakes,” Herbie-gate, the failing Pac-12 Networks, and the worst postseason in conference history, Jon Wilner seems to think so. No drama there.
- Chris Dusfrene thinks that this is the worst Pac-12 conference we’ve ever seen.
- Our friends at Block U try to explain why Utah might have been the only team in the conference to win a postseason game.
- Tim Booth says that the Huskies still have a ways to go before the enter into the echelon of “elite” college football teams. That is somewhat stating the obvious. But there are important lessons to be learned from 2017. I’ll be reviewing those in an editorial later this week.
- A Penn State beat writer has his three takeaways from the Fiesta Bowl. I post these here in case you haven’t consumed enough rat poison or bludgeoned yourself enough with your stapler.
- I’m not sure that we will ever stop talking about Dante Pettis’s last play as a Husky.
- If you are really a masochist, you might revisit Bill Connelly’s Fiesta Bowl live blog. There are some interesting stats and insights contained therein.
- Okay, enough football. Hey, remember that time a year ago when Kelsey Plum dropped 44 points on the Oregon Ducks? Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu turned the tables this year by setting the NCAA record for career triple-doubles in the Ducks’ big win over UW.
- Words don’t do justice to how dreadful the Huskies MBB offense was in their loss to UCLA last night.
- Fans of former UW defensive back Sidney Jones were happy to see the Husky legend make it onto the field for his first game action of the season following his ugly ACL injury early in 2017.
- We close out with a little love for the now-retired Bob Rondeau. The Husky great spent 37 years in the broadcast booth for the University of Washington and to many is the only voice we’ve ever heard attached to both football and men’s basketball.
Here are some highlights from his last game:
And here is his final call: