Husky Stadium is class warfare: We got our first in-depth info about the seating in new Husky Stadium, and if I were rich, I would be pissed. Plan is that the people who donate the most money will be forced into glass-enclosed rooms, shut off from the crowd and band noise that make college football so fun!
Regular folks (who I may remind you have the same God-given rights as the more fortunate) get to sit closest to the action. I pay $50,000 a year for six football games and I have to sit behind Scott from Ferndale? Sounds more like Fidel Castro’s Cuba than America to me. Don’t blame me, I voted Stan Smith for President.
Largest Seattle hoops crowd of year sees Husky romp: Fun atmosphere in and around KeyArena, as a crowd of more than 11,000–greater than Hec Ed’s capacity–turned out for the UW/SU game. The bars were packed pre-game (I hit two), and the upper half of the arena was open around center court. And I saw a guy wearing a Hersey Hawkins replica jersey. So it was almost–almost–like the joy of Sonics hoops returned for one night. Except of course the game was a pale imitation of NBA hoops, as the Dawgs rolled against the overmatched Redhawks.
Four Sounders ccore in 2-2 draw with Houston:: Newly-designated player Fredy Montero and first-round pick Michael Tetteh had Seattle’s goals (Montero’s was on a PK earned by O’Brian White.) Oddly, the two Dynamo goals were scored by former USL Sounders Cam Weaver and Brian Ching. Most of the Sounders regulars played the first 60 minutes.
What they’re saying…
“Marshawn (is) a clown. He’s just a 24-hour clown. There’s never a dull moment.” — David Hawthorne on the lighter side of Beast Mode.
“Catching an 11 o’clock flight over to Seattle to see some HS recruits & coaches. Got to stop by Dick’s for a burger – a Seattle must!” — Wazzu Hoops coach Ken Bone
In other news…
You’re gonna want to check out Terrence Ross’ through-the-legs dunk after Husky practice yesterday.
Do you score baseball games? Do you like cool design? You will love this.
Perhaps as consolation to Husky fans looking at canceling their health insurance so they can pay for future season tickets, the Seahawks announced they’re bringing back former Dawgs Roy Lewis and Isaiah Stanback.
Champions League: Manchester United @ Marseille, 11:30 a.m. (Fox Soccer Channel)
Your Sounders FC will have a team in the Beach Soccer World Cup next month in Brazil. The team will contain no player or coach with any relationship whatsoever to the Sounders.
We won’t have Jose Guillen to kick around anymore. The former Mariner says he’ll retire if he isn’t offered a contract in seven days.