Always scheduled for the second Monday of June, the Wet Dog Fur Open – the S-R sports department’s unauthorized golf tournament that has produced enough embarrassing moments to make even John Daly blush – is circled on most of our calendars like Christmas. Until this year. Like most everything else this spring, our tournament was shelved by COVID-19. While not exactly a sad moment, it’s a nostalgic one nonetheless.
Back in 2018, we launched a series called “The Great What-If,” stories that explored alternate endings to real-life sporting events: what if the SuperSonics had stayed in Seattle? What if the Spokane Indians had remained a Triple-A farm team.
Loosely based on Coach Mike Leach’s pass-first, shotgun spread offense that has transformed his Washington State Cougars into a perennial bowl team, our simple Air Raid game blends modern football strategy and decision-making with nostalgic 1970s technology.