They want you to boo them, but that is far better than what they deserve. They haven't won in our stadium for an entire generation so there's really not any reason to dislike them anymore. They have a program that is not very far removed from going 37 consecutive years without being nationally ranked. So they've already had one of their best years of all-time by achieving that this year. It will be a treat for their fans to travel to Las Vegas and sample some excellent buffet-style dining; they'll have a unique opportunity to watch their team set the record for most Las Vegas Bowl losses while also extending their Pac-10 record for most bowl losses and lowering their--already lowest--bowl winning percentage in the process. It's a run of good luck that couldn't happen to nicer people.
--CV3000 November 27, 2008. What followed at Reser that Saturday was so awesome that he was never heard from again. Onto the quack:
- I want to apologize for the late cancellation of Tuesday Night Talks last night. Our guest, Ryan Rosenblatt, had a family emergency and had to cancel late, leaving Matt and I without time for a plan B. We hope Ryan and his family are okay, and we'll reschedule that interview for next week.
- Hronnis Grasu was named to the Rimington watch list for the nation's top center.
- We're to the fan vote portion of the SB Nation hall of fame, and Haloti Ngata needs your votes.
- Some early college basketball thoughts from SBN's own Mike Rutherford.
- Finally, I've been in Eugene the last week and going on my morning runs through campus. Its amazing how much things are changing, even just in the seven years since I've been there. If you're away, take a look at the new dorms being built (on the old basketball courts across from Bean), as well as complete renovations of Allen and Fenton Halls (I went inside Fenton, which is now complete. It looks immaculate. Went from one of the worst buildings on campus to one of the best).
Thats all I could find on a slow quack day. If you find more, please share.