Saturday, February 21, 2009

If I Had A Wish--YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Update 2:01pm:

Congratulations Seniors!! Taylor is the hero of heros and the kids played great.

THIS win epitomizes why its great to be a Cougar!

It would be to beat UCLA today.

Greetings Cougar Nation, I hope that your weekend is off to a good start!

Don't know about you all, but BH thinks that we could win all the rest of our games, lose all the rest of our games, or finish somewhere inbetween....

But here's the question for you all: If we can win only one game the rest of the way, who would you want us to beat?

Would you want us to complete the sweep of ASU? Would you want us to derail Arizona? Do you want us to spoil the conference championship hopes of the Defeateds? Or, do you want us to win today?

As for me, I prefer to take the long view.

Last time I checked, our seniors have done just about everything except beat UCLA. For that reason, nipping the Bruins in Pauley holds a special place next to my very black heart.

But the other reason for wanting to beat UCLA on the road is the importance such a victory has for the freshmen. Think forward to two years from now when a 12-3 WSU team needs a victory @UCLA to retain sole possension of first place in the Pac-10. Do you think that a "been there, done that" approach will be important for that team? I sure do.

So watch with baited breath as our boys try to do something that hasn't been done for a while. Root for Taylor and root for Baynes to break through in this game. And root for our kids to shine the brightest on the biggest pre-tourney national stage.

My prediction: UCLA 61 WSU 54.

But it wouldn't surprise me in the slighest if we shock the world.

Let's go COUGS!!!!


TiltingRith said...

I like your thinking here, but I gotta say, after the thrashing at Beasley by the Dawgs, revenge is dish best served in Muttlake.

Anonymous said...

Agree with Tilt...

I'm tired of hearing crap from the pups, so it would be nice to quiet them up a bit ;)

UCLA would be great and i think we have a chance... just as long as we don't shoot 11% from beyond the arc lol

Anonymous said...

If we are only going to get one more win this year and we get to pick pupville without a doubt. 4 of 5 in football and 8 of 9 in Hoops might reduce the overall arrogance factor out of them by at least 3%.

Sedihawk said...

I will have to go with UW as the one wish. Not that I hate Lorenzo Romar mind you. The guy is a class act all the way and appears to run a clean program. But just for the extra angst it would cause the UW faithful. Nothing more, nothing less. :)

Did you know it's been 462 days since UW last won a football game? And tomorrow, it will be 463 days. The day after that? Yep, 464 days. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

Uh, I vote UCLA? Please?

Anonymous said...

Oh, by the way...WSU JUST BEAT UCLA!!! GO COUGS!!!

Jenkins said...

That is the best game I have ever seen, at least to my recollection. Amazing performance by Rochestie. Good thing Krapivica didn't connect with a UCLA player's face when he took that wild swing after grabbing a defensive board. I haven't been that excited about anything in the sports world since the Apple Cup.

Selahcoug said...

Great win, no matter what the records. A win in Pauley for the Cougs is big no matter what. Hopefully they will get some confidence and keep it going next week at home.

Sedihawk said...

Anyone hear the end of the game on the radio? Nameck and a fan got into it when a fan grabbed the mike and tried to yell some things "that shouldn't be said over the airwaves". Bud fought the guy off, who then said his dad was a lawyer and would be suing Nameck for everything he's got. AMAZING!

Great win. Taylor's 33 points, and the ice-water 3's down the stretch, were simply tremendous. I don't care if this isn't exactly the best UCLA team in recent years, but this one is special. We are now 2-53 in our last 55 in Pauley! Niiiiice.

AtlantaCoug said...

Check out how high Casto is jumping in that celebration picture. Great win. Although we needed every point and every call at the end. But I will take it!

Longball said...


I picked the wrong weekend to be on the coast with no phone, no TV, no radio and I forgot to set the DVR. It doesn't look like FSN is going to replay the game this week so I am just SOL. This is cruel indeed.

Stiffmiester said...

Ocho Rojo Suspended form team after arrest for MIC by Campus Cops. DOH! Just saw a quick hit on ESPN concerning it. Nothing more?

CougarChris624 said...

Hey Guys - I made a video about Saturday's awesome upset over UCLA... check it out if you can.