As a native of the state of Washington, I’m pleased to announce that the Apple Cup, the annual rivalry game between the Washington and Washington State, will be nationally televised on FOX at 3 p.m. Eastern this Saturday. You may have heard of these programs this year: the once-proud Huskies are 0-10 with a lame duck high-profile failure of a coach, and Wazzu (1-10) is merely, oh, the worst major football program ever.
Lots of people are joking that this is the worst Apple Cup matchup in history… The next-worst combined records were in the 1969 Apple Cup, when the two teams entered 2-18…
[T]he Cougars may be the worst team in major college history, mostly on the evidence of the epic blowout losses they have endured. They are being outscored by an average of 48-12.
Seriously, national TV. Whose call was that? I know I don’t always try really hard at my job, but I don’t go out and try to get fired, either.
And yet… I may still watch it. I like B-movies. I like watching car crashes. I like watching building implosions. Who knows, this could be the Tremors of football games. Kevin Bacon, Reba McIntyre, the worms from Dune messing with hillbillies — that’s my kinda football game.