Wha? Team Pride?

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Go Dawgs!

Something strange has happened to me over the last few years. I can trace its evolution quite clearly. First, I started watching football at a local sports bar (Goofy’s – GO PACK GO! *ahem*), in order to spend more time with my male friends outside the clubs. Then I started talking football with Dad; not too uncommon, since he and I used to watch and root for the 49ers in their heyday, when we lived in the Bay Area. But now I could talk names, and stats, and scores, and ask things like “did you see that totally sweet tackle last week?” It was an ability lost in time, and he was delighted when it came back. Then, I’d come down to Portland to visit with my folks, and Dad’d turn basketball on, and I’d keep an eye on it just because Dad was. Bonding. A talking point.

But then, it finally happened.

I got back from running errands Friday afternoon and realized I missed the UW (men’s basketball) game. I paniced, I looked for Dad, I reached for the computer – I had to know how the Huskies did! I had to know NOW!

…my pride in my soon-to-be alma mater seems to have merged with my growing interest in sports! What madness can come from this new combination?! (Well, other than driving my mother nuts because my Dad and I spent a lot of the weekend in front of the TV, saying things to one another like “whoa, look at that rebound!” “Did you see that layup?!” “Ho-ly! He swished it from damn near midcourt!”) I’ve even found myself eyeballing my probable new University’s sports teams, at once happy I can keep colours, and a bit disappointed in the quality of the teams themselves. Will the insanity ever end?

2 Comments so far

  1. josh (unregistered) on March 20th, 2006 @ 12:35 am

    you forgot to mention that the Huskies won! After a dramatic lead, lost lead, lead regained, etc. Of course, you can watch the whole thing for free at http://www.ncaasports.com/mmod/welcome


  2. Kelly (unregistered) on March 20th, 2006 @ 2:33 am

    Well, it wasn’t really so much forgetting as it was not wanting to duplicate effort of our already excellent sports writers! I was pretty sure C Ro had made a post about it earlier, and to be honest, I’d meant to link to it…and then forgot, because I was busy watching Grey’s Anatomy and yelling at the TV!



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