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Meanderings...NW Championship. A look back
Most of us never realized during all those years and trips down to Eugene when UW was kicking Oregon butt in football just how much the ducks hated our canine guts. While Don James during his eighteen years as Dawgfather was dominating our supposed south-of-the-Columbia rival 15-3 and the ducks continued to slum it in their bermed armpit of a stadium with it's bent and rusting chain-linked fence, I believe most of us were much more focused on beating USC, UCLA, ASU or even the Palouse sodbusters than we were on plowing under the lowly green and yeller one more time. We were going to bowl games every year winning most and our stadium was packed with rabidity nearly every Saturday, and who can forget when we helped pack Autzen to capacity with upwards of 15,000 traveling Dawgfans.
I first started to notice the duck hatred for all that we were to them in Eugene at the 1992 game, which was a hard fought affair that the Huskies won 24-3 in front of a packed SRO capacity Autzen crowd of 48,000. Everything went against the ducks that day who according to their fans in the stands had to battle the Pac-10 refs as well as the "Fucking Arrogant Huskies". It was the first game at which I noticed ducks combining their favorite F-word with Arrogance in describing us and the first time I sensed their true Husky hatred. I had as was my habit purchased a bunch of tickets for my extended family living in Oregon including my parents as well as for all my crew of eight Dawgs travelling down from Seattle. At the post-game tailgate which was then a family tradition I was reminded of the Bee bee King classic: "Nobody loves me but my Mother, and she may be jiving me too." Of course, the 1994 embarrassment two years later, which my daughters still refer to as that "that ball-grabbing game" need not be hashed over again here.
I could be off-base on this, but I believe we have an entire generation of Huskyfans who cannot realize why the ducks must hate us so and many of this new millennium generation have chosen not to partake in our traditional Husky arrogance because they've neither seen nor experienced anything in Husky Football to be arrogant about. This kind of pseudo-loserism inevitably leads to envy by some of us especially for an Oregon program that has dominated UW for nine straight wins and that envy I suppose can only result in obsession with anything aside from moribund Husky Football that might come along to limit-out on ducks. However, believe me when I protest that although there may be few of us hanging around on the Internet, there are still mobs of us in the stands on Saturdays and relaxing at pregame and postgame tailgates who are still arrogant and remember why duckfuckers will always avoid the C-word ......... which has something to do with that sodomy-of-seduction thing all ducks fear.