Ready or not...
...it's football time! This afternoon my beloved Bellevue High School Wolverines will face off with Kamiakan for the right to face O'Dea in the state 3-A championship game next week, and before the final whistle blows in that one, the University of Washington Huskies will take on the Washington State Cougars in the annual Apple Cup. Just doesn't get much better than that.
The Wolverines have been state champs eight out of the last ten years, but championships never get old, and given the struggles of the Huskies and Hawks in recent years, have been the bright spot of many a football season here at Upper Left World Headquarters.
With six wins under their belt going into the Apple Cup, the Dawgs are already bowl eligible, while today's game is the Coug's bowl game this year. Also at stake may be the fate of Wazzu head coach Paul Wulff. That sets up a bit of a mental conflict, as I'd hate to see the outcome cost Wulff his job, but the team's got nowhere to go this year and a win might cement a better bowl berth for the Huskies, so Go Dawgs!
I'll be monitoring all the action from the perfect tavern. Come on down if you're nearby and looking for a good seat for the game.