Remember back in 2004 when Rick Neuheisel coined the term "Northwest Championship" in an effort to create some kind of rivalry between all four Northwest schools? You know, the one that he went 3-0 in the first year, before failing miserably the rest of his tenure? Well, it's time to bring it back with a twist.
All the infighting between UW and Oregon got me thinking. What could we do about all the legal troubles our schools have? Why not create bragging rights for them? Instead of harping on who's in trouble where, we all should be fighting for a Northwest championship.*
The first part of this prestigious title would obviously be legal troubles. The points would be awarded in Fulmer Cup fashion, making life easier on all of us. Instead of just the offseason, this party also takes place during season. Real criminals don't just settle for getting busted during the offseason.
Let's take a look at some the articles detailing our off-field successes:
Frying pan to the face? Check.
Ghostridin' the golfcart drunk AND parking in a handicap spot!
Ducks shooting ducks. This joke writes itself.
Assault? National Guardsman? Racism? Check, check, and double check.
Rubbing alcohol in contact lenses? IT BURNS!
DUI on the day your coach is putting out fires about his football team publicly.
Oh, Victory in Ruins. My favorite Seattle Times series.
As you can see, this game isn't limited to football, either. Male athletes, female athletes, everyone can join the party!
Besides crimes, where's the fun in a championship if we don't include violations with the big bad NCAA.
Not that it's likely, our coaches would never run afoul of the NCAA. Ever. Nope, no violations here. Squeaky clean. You, either, Oregon. Ah, hell, why won't Mike Riley ever get in trouble.
This keeps all of us off each others blogs, nitpicking ever small arrest. Instead, we can all brag about our legal prowess and teams can congratulate each other on well earned Northwest championship wins.
Why did I post it here? Well, the Ducks have had a tumultuous offseason, but are kicking some serious butt in the NW championship. Congratulations for being the leaders for the 2010 season!
You get the picture. Thuggery and blatant disregard for the rules will be....absolutely encouraged in this championship. The winner gets bragging rights and we turn a negative into a positive. Let's do this!
*WSU has a chance to win this sucker!