One More Time…
is Officer Lee Groinman. That’s right, Washington’s most Puzzled Cop…
were those guys that played Colorado last Saturday night? In white pants no
less…Nearly the perfect game, almost got boring, anti-climactic for sure. But
we’ll take it...
not-so-puzzlin’ is that its’ November and the ‘win-out’ talk begins its annual
let’s not re-do last years’ November, yup, that would include an Apple Cup to
never remember, or always forget, your choice, take your pick…
back to November of 2010. The night ESPN came to town for that Thursday night
special. ‘The Gridlock to Gridiron Classic’ with then Ucla coach Rick Neuheisel.
Now the Dawgs needed to win out to become Bowl eligible. This meant winning
against those powder blue boys from Pasadena, then to travel to Berzerkley to
take down the Cal Bears, in what would be the last game ever played in the old
Bear Memorial Stadium, remember the ‘God’s Play’ the final play of the game? Do
or die from the two yard line with Chris Polk. As memory serves, the Dawgs we’re
wearing all white uni’s. Is that possible? Then Sark calls a time out. I’m
thinkin’ they gotta throw the ball… Another time out, then Chris Polk with the
‘God’s Play’, a perfectly blocked run up the gut. Once again, doin’ my own
thinkin’… The Cal bear fans seemed to accept the outcome as fitting, a fitting
end to their historic stadium… Not sure I could ever be a Cal bear fan…
UW had to close out the season with another Apple Cup win in Pullmania…
done deal folks…piece of cake…
course the Dawgs came out for the ‘Gridlock to Gridiron Classic’ with Ucla with
what I think was their first ‘black-out’ uni. Now of course Ucla will return the
favor with their own version of the ‘black-out’ uni.
how long it will take before college equipment managers will be forced to have a
fashion designer or color coordinator on staff?
these shoes make my butt look fat? I just can’t do a stripe this year… oh
one team directly to the south of us, who are petitioning the NCAA to make it
legal to change their ‘costumes’ at half time. Not saying who they are, but they
want to be sure that their feathers match their shoe and sock combo…
got to thinkin’ the other day, now this is usually where the trouble starts, but
here we go…
time the Dawgs won in Pasadena, I was there with the whole gang of ours, Desk
Sarge Dean, Deputy Mikey, all of them… We stayed in East L.A. and went out to
this Party Palace place, the joint was about the size of an old Sears Department
store and it was packed to the gills, three live bands, gambling, food, and me…
my Fortieth birthday, or maybe it was thirty, nobody was takin’ any notes ya’
see, but as I recall, I was a younger man than now… well it was starting to get
late I was starting to get abused. I could not take one more round of.
when I see the dude. Wearing a Ucla Bruin jersey…
looks like do-do dude!!”
at me with a smirk. I seem to remember him…
barmaid now comes up to my barstool and whispers something in my ear…
would have it, she was whispering something into my deaf ear and I heard
squat…Was it in Spanish? Spanglish?
this blonde gal with green eyes doing beyond this Mexican bar anyway? And
talking to me funny too…
me Senor~.” “Yes?”
lady says that you knew her in the past, you don’t know her now, but will in the
name?” He gives a big grin…
won’t say. But it’s not worth even a dime, less than a nickel…”
weird for me…
was finally time to leave, we we’re walking. A blue 1972 Cadillac came
screachin’ around the corner.
Cheech and Chong! At least it smelled like Cheech and Chong…
we made it to our motel in this paradise…
a short-cut thru the pool yard where two out of three of us fell into the nasty
all good, as this was the type of a place where you didn’t want to take a shower
in the morning, not in that tub…
they wouldn’t even give you dish detergent for a luxurious bubble bath…
Holey Crapes, where was I? How I do digress…
taking a freakin’ chance…
good in life to sometimes take chances, where would I be if I never took a
chance? Vashon Island??
sometimes, ya’ need to take a chance. A chance is where thinkin’ and plannin’
often, or maybe always collide…
hear what you’re sayin’. With me, often times doin’ your own thinkin’ while
doin’ your own plannin’ at the same time no less, is what is often referred to
by the common folk as a recipe for disaster… The net result is that the common
sense takes a back seat, a personal foul if you will, a 15 yard penalty…
at me now! Yeah, that ‘plannin’ part still needs some work…I’ll give ya’ that….
was I? Oh yeah, takin’ a chance…
I do digress…
email Coach Sark and inform him that yes in fact, the last time the Dawgs won in
Pasadena, that I was there, and there in person, not just some
impersonator, in person! And that I’m feeling lucky, very
lucky… Maybe Coach Sark oughta’ find a spot on that team flight for me…
done stuff like this before, got the team rate at the team hotel too. It
going to Disneyland!!
way Groinman here has got it figured, Coach Jim Mora and his Ucla Bruins have
fresh run out of luck. Ya’ can only take so much…
that in football, bad bounces, tough luck, and horrible calls eventually balance
Mora and his damn luck, he loses his NFL coaching gig for an off-handed, but
still stupid comment about how the Huskies were his ‘dream job’, then he gets
stiffed by the UW brass themselves, then lands on his own stinkin’ feet in Los
Angeles, with the Rose Bowl in Pasadena as his personal playground…
steals our local Myles Jack, now he’s courting Bellevue’s Budda Baker. Speakin’
of Myles Jack, we’ll be seeing plenty of that kid Friday night, makes me wanna’
already told ya’ about East L.A.
tell ya’ this! Friday is gonna be epic! I’m thinkin’ Jack just might end up
matching the “LA Midnight’ jerseys Mora’s gonna dress his kids up in.
Yup, black and blue…
not forget the Ucla quarterback, Brett Hundley. Once thought to be a heavy
Washington lean, then Jim Mora comes to town…
sensing a trend here folks, a trend that needs a stomping on, leave a tread
mark on that trend. And November 15th is a good a place to
start as any. Nope! The ONLY place to start!
Husky defense is gonna startle the bruin. Donny Shelton and company have had
this date circled on their calendar for years now, and they get three true
freshmen offensive lineman to ply their trade against.
else smell a blitz fest?
loose Coach Wilcox!
Colorado was any indication, the Dawg offense has finally found its brain, I
know it was Colorado, but that was impressive. The vertical passing game? Who
knew? Just wait ‘till Price actually hits a couple of those… And Bishop Sankey?
Bishop goes for another 150, nah 212 yards, two scores, while Austin
Seferian-Jenkins, snags six catches, for whatever and one score.
Keith Price? Price, whatever you did before the Colorado game, do it again for
the Ucla game…
YOU HEAR ME!!
Mora, Seattle boy. Okay you…the Dawgs are gonna have a little surprise for
luck has run out Jimmy boy…
I’ve been gone for weeks now, but give ‘em hell dawgs!!
I’ll be back….