May 19, 2010

Jesus Tittyfucking Christ.

Well Terrence, it turns out your face isn't the only thing that reminds me of Bubba from Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., it's also your semi-retarded decision making ability.

This is a rough one for Romar no matter how you cut it. He put his character and integrity up against one of the most notorious frauds in college basketball history and came out on the losing end. Twice, when you add in Enes Kanter.

I don't want to play the "We didn't want him anyway" card because frankly, we did want him. The 2010/2011 Huskies are a much stronger team with Jones in the lineup, but with that said, this kid was an embarrassment in the recruiting process and could prove to be a liability for team chemistry. Yes, he's a top level talent that had many highly regarded coaches banging his door down and pleading with him to come to their schools. And that's a tough place for any 18 year-old to be in, but by calling a televised press conference, picking a university, and then reneging on that commitment, Terrence Jones has put himself into a class of his own as far as bungled and mismanaged commitment processes go.

Have fun in your study abroad year in Lexington - hopefully PayPal Cal will still be your coach come November. Actually, fuck that, I hope he coaches the Nets and the over-the-hill Ashely Judd writes up your plays as your teammates start to transfer and you realize how dumb of a choice it was to cast your lot with a snakeoil salesman and his sycophantic basketball factory instead of a legit human being and his solid program in Romar and the University of Washington. create your own future, Bubba.

If anyone disputed the "over-the-hill" comment before, you certainly can't now.
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May 18, 2010

Terrence Jones Signing Something Tomorrow

T-Jones announcing that he will be announcing his decision to possibly sign an agreement to announce his decision to potentially sign a non-binding financial aid agreement at a university for the 2010-2011 season with the right to delay enrollment to the 2011-2012 season or possibly not at all. Maybe.

The Oregonian is reporting that Terrence Jones will sign tomorrow on the last day of the official signing period. Whether he is signing with UW or UK, or signing a letter of intent (binding) or a financial aid agreement (non-binding) is unknown.

In a case of incredible timing, Kentucky coach John Calipari is also releasing an unabridged copy of his book tomorrow:

"Bounce Back" just beat out "Ethics Sniper" for the title of Cal's autobiography.
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May 15, 2010

Jesus Locker Heisman Campaign Postcard

His thorn crown makes it that much harder for defenders to tackle Him.

And on the seventh day, God created Locker.

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Husky Stadium Renovation, Fulmer Cup Update

After two major whiffs at getting public funding through the state government, the Husky Stadium renovation project appears to be moving forward. The current plan is to renovate the facility for 200-250 million dollars of mostly private money with an eye on adding some public funding down the line.

The most unique college football venue in all the land.

The renovation could begin after next season and would be completed by the 2012 season with the Huskies playing at Qwest Field in 2011. Athletic director Scott Woodward doesn't expect the stadium capacity to be expanded, but could foresee seating dropping from 72,500 to the upper 60s in hopes that UW Football will become a "hotter ticket."

While I can see where Woodward is coming from, I would rather increase the capacity or at least keep the current 72,500 to create the most inhospitable environment for opposing teams as possible. Plus if Woodward, affectionately known at Frowny McCringestein, is confident that UW will soon retain its rightful place at the top of the Pac-10, selling out the stadium won't be a problem. Regardless, even at 65,000, the new Husky Stadium will sit 30,000+ more than Wazzu's Martin Stadium.

While it may be small, Martin Stadium is the most delicious in the Pac-10.

The universally despised track will be relocated to north of the soccer field which will allow seating to be moved closer to the field. All indications are that the "Husky Stadium" name will remain, but a donor could pay for naming rights of the field. So your nightmares of "Bing Field at Amazon Arena" won't come true.

So all in all, these are exciting developments and the prospect of watching games at the new Husky Stadium in 2012 is thrilling...especially since you'll no longer have to worry about being at the stadium during an earthquake and being swallowed up by a twisted mass of steel, purple, and broken dreams.

On another note, the 2010 Fulmer Cup standings have been updated:

Unfortunately, the Oregon Duck Crime Syndicate has been leap-frogged by Minnesota, East Carolina, and Louisiana-Lafayette. Oregon St. must have felt threatened by the Ducks total disregard for the law and are making their own run at the FC title thanks to sweet, sweet felony golf carting charges and the always sexy boating DUI.

Also, here is the latest music video from B.F.A.M. featuring Isaiah Thomas, Justin Holiday, Tyreese Breshers, Darnell Gant, Scott Suggs, Abdul Gaddy, and Clarence Trent:

And lastly, watch out for the Jesus Locker Heisman Campaign postcard that drops exclusively on tomorrow.

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May 5, 2010

Long Overdue Spring Game Coverage

Purple (#2 offense, #1 defense) came away with a 14-13 win over White (#1 offense, #2 defense) in a rainy, windy, and generally uncomfortable Spring Game. The real cause for celebration is that no Huskies were injured during the game and that Washington has escape spring ball remarkably healthy.

Nick Montana had a nice day in leading the Purple squad to victory, going 21-34 for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Jake Locker was only in the game for three series, going 3-7 for 15 yards and exiting after a 2nd quarter TD drive.

Here are some highlights:

Glad to see that the fog machine is already in midseason form.

While those were the highlights on the field, TheDawgDude's highlights came off of it in meeting MBA and Reggie Williams (and by "meeting Reggie" I mean that I saw him a few seats away but didn't say anything because I'm a pussy).

On my way back from the bathrooms, I saw MBA - not too hard to spot, there aren't too many 6'9 black dudes rocking one of these:

Oh the overused "MBA is from England" joke - 60% of the time, it works every time.

As shown in the Reggie Williams example, I don't normally go up to well-known people - maybe it was the purple & gold jello shots before the game or that my buddy Sam decided that we were going to approach him - but I talked to him. Really nice guy. Hands the size of dinner plates.

I didn't mention that he retweeted my Huskies Tourney Highlights video some weeks back, but Heather, another girl in our group, saw him later in the game, mentioned it, and he remembered that he "fancied the clip." He didn't actually say "fancied", but in my mind he did.

Unfortunately, the Spring Game means that the dead season for Husky Football is upon us and will continue until late July when fall practice starts up. At least there will be news on the recruiting front where UW already has 10 verbal commits which has to be a record for May.

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All Signs Point to T-Jones Landing in Montlake

Terrence Jones finally broke his silence and stated, "I'm still committed to Washington, but I'm not willing to sign anything at this point."

Terrence has been forced to play basketball in the dark so PayPal Cal can't find him.

TJ now joins the long list of people that think he will go to Washington: his coach Pat Strickland, his school's athletic director Mitch Whitehurst, and his good buddy/fellow UW commit Terrence Ross. While no Husky fan can truly relax until Jones officially signs a letter of intent, the feeling is that we survived Tropical Grease Storm Calipari and will end up with one of the top recruits in the country.

Don't stare directly at that oily shine - it'll burn your eyes and put you on NCAA sanctions.

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May 2, 2010

Terrence Jones 4/30 Press Conference Video

In case you missed it, here is the Terrence Jones press conference from Friday where he picks the Huskies:

Terrence Jones picks Washington

I believe TJ when he said he hadn't made up his mind until right then, but hopefully he will stick with his instinct and play for Coach Romar with Ross.

Also, it was released today that Kentucky posted the lowest GPA among all 20 SEC basketball teams with a 2.025 average. And the was for the fall semester - let's see how far it drops for the spring semester. Obviously this is another example of how much PayPal Cal cares about the STUDENT-athlete.

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May 1, 2010

TJ Update

There were rumors earlier today on Kentucky sites than Jones had picked the Wildcats which were later refuted.

Percy Allen of the Seattle Times reported that Jefferson High athletic director Mitch Whitehurst thinks that Jones will end up at Washington.

But it sounds like there won't be any official announcements regarding TJ's decision until after the weekend. In the meantime, we can all laugh at the lovely folks from Kentucky:

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Me & Mr. Jones: What Kind of Fuckery Is This?

That gym is as empty as my heart right now.

Well, the Terrence Jones Recruiting Soap Opera has taken another turn as the 6'9 forward still hasn't signed a letter of intent to play at Washington after verbally committing yesterday. Rumor has it that Kentucky coach John Calipari, aka Cunty McSnake, has weaseled his way back into Terrence's head and is putting on a full-court press guilt trip about all the Kentucky fans Jones disappointed yesterday.

I mean, who wouldn't want to play for this Dapper Dan?

Hopefully, T-Jones will discuss the decision with his family and come to the conclusion that Coach Romar's integrity and character easily win out over Calipari's flash and mind games. There is a very realistic chance that Calipari could reel in all these top recruits to Kentucky and then bolt to the Nets for $7+ million a year. He's left a path of destruction wherever he has been and this move wouldn't shock anybody.

Regardless of the Jones situation, UW secured a great talent in Terrence Ross and we should be thrilled to bring in the #30 player in the nation with an up tempo game that's a great fit for the Husky system. Hopefully the second half of the Terrence Twosome will come to his senses and choose to play for Romar and his good buddy Ross.

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