Friday, September 18, 2009

David and Goliath

Tonight I am packing for yet another trip to Colorado. I should be excited – and I suppose there are pieces of this trip I am looking forward to Jason Mraz at Red Rocks, catching up with dear friends, and being trained to lead a mentoring program that I think is amazing – I am sort of tired of traveling. I never thought I would get to this point and I suppose it doesn’t help that very recently I traveled to the Rocky Mountain State, but I am dragging my feet in packing.

I am also totally worried our beloved Trojans might lose tomorrow. I know the Huskies are a nothing team, but wasn’t it about this time last year they were able to beat Ohio State only to fall to Oregon State? Please never schedule a Thursday game again Mike Garrett (or whoever decides these matters). But consider our past few regular season losses – obviously Oregon State ’08, Stanford ’07 and Oregon State again in ’06 and lastly and perhaps most painfully UCLA ’06. Rankings or not, USC has a Goliath complex and we all know how that story ends.

And of all people, I believe Steve Sarkisian (who I was happy to see go last year) would love to beat his former boss tomorrow. He knows this team; he knows these players and this win would make his season. All other eyes might be on the swamp or such places but I hope Goliath keeps an eye out for small boys with slingshots (aka Steve Sarkisian’s Washington Huskies).


Cafe Pasadena said...

You look wunderful in that photo! But, the guy on your left looks like Ricky Henderson. I saw Mike Garrett recently in Pasadena pumping HIS OWN gas.

I love the idea of traveling, just not the actual traveling. Still, I think I want your life, if not your job.

I'm nervous about today's game as well. SS knows our offense so Wash's defense mite look like pros today. I'd feel better if you were traveling to it.

Cafe Pasadena said...

And, can you imagine how many BCS title games we wood have been in if we just beat the the teams we're supposed to easily beat, ones most others beat???

likenarnia said...

charles white and anthony davis, cafe it is hard for me to believe you a true trojan fan if you didn't know them. RIP BCS hopes 2009. RIP.

Cafe Pasadena said...

I didn't say anything about AD since I knew it was him.
But, White just looked more like a young Ricky Henderson to me than himself! And, he had a baseball cap on! So, he just captured the look.

Maybee rip pac10 title as wel! Hey, did Mitch Mustang transfer to yet another school...