Redhook’s buddy texted him last Saturday night claiming Redhook had jinxed the Dawgs in Corvallis simply by mentioning that UW had a shot at nine wins going in.
Redhook takes no responsibility for UW’s loss. First off, with the possible exceptions of the Chicago Cubs’ Curse of the Billy Goat and the ongoing Madden Curse, there are no such things as curses, hexes or jinxes. The Huskies played horribly and got beat. End of story.
On to the Apple Cup. Other rivalry games like Ohio State-Michigan, Auburn-Alabama and Texas-Oklahoma may get more national pub, but the unpredictability of the Apple Cup and the utter hatred between the UW-WSU fan bases is hard to beat.
Unfortunately, both UW and WSU are hobbling into the 2011 Apple Cup. The Dawgs have lost 4 of 5. The Cougs have lost their shot at a bowl, as well as two starting QBs. Still, both teams want desperately to win for pride, bragging rights and the aforementioned mutual hatred. And that’s reason enough for a huge tailgate party.
Apple Cup kickoff is at 4:30 pm at CenturyLink Field.
The tailgate starts at 10 am in the parking lot just north of Coastal Environmental Systems on Occidental, right across from the Clink’s Will Call office. As you can see below, the party is in easy stumbling distance of the field:
Even if you don’t have game tickets, come down. Both Huskies and Cougs are welcome and the tailgate will continue through the end of the game. You can RSVP to Redhook’s Facebook event or you can just crash the party. Either way, we’d love to have you.
See you there.