This will be the final time this week we will write UW by itself.
For the remainder of Apple Cup week we'll put the Cougar and Husky entries under the Apple Cup label.
But the West Side lamenting of Saturday's loss to Stanford has to have its own entry.
In Bob Condotta's story in the Seattle Times, there is this paragraph: The Stanford defeat was judged by longtime observers as among the most humiliating at home in school history, considering the feebleness of the Cardinal entering the game. It might be considered worse than the 1985 defeat to Oregon State and the 2003 loss to Nevada.
Then there's the paper's game replay.
Could it be that all Stanford did was expose the truth about the Huskies' offense, that UW doesn't have the team speed to attack opponent's weaknesses? That's the point of this P-I story.
Mike Allende of the Everett Herald can't believe anyone is excited about an Apple Cup between these two teams. His analysis is pointed toward Husky fans who must find a reason to drive to Pullman on Saturday.
I'm sorry, but it doesn't matter. It is the Apple Cup and that's enough to get Dawgs and Cougs excited. The fans will find the motivation.