Friday, June 15, 2007

Husky Sports Blog's First Anniversary

It is hard to believe that the first article for the blog was written exactly one year ago today on June 15th, of 2006. Since then we have had nearly 16,000 visitors to the site, of course that is just a good week over at Dawgman. But hey, I never wanted to be Dawgman, (I like having hair, and being over 5'7") I just wanted to compliment what they were doing in a troll free zone.

The site has made a lot of new friends, down the coast, and around the country. I think this year we are going to see a large spike in readership since our friend Nathan Ware was kind enough to give us a link over at the Seattle P-I.

The reason I started writing the blog was that there just wasn't enough positive stuff being written about our favorite football team. I felt that every cloud has a purple, and gold lining. We tried to fill a void over here while the team was rebuilding. We came close to having a winning record last year, and you could feel a change in the wind as Ty finished his second season at the helm.

As we enter the third season of the Willingham era I am going to continue to look at the present team, our upcoming opponents, and of course try to put a positive spin on Husky Athletics while being objective. I think the gloves are off this season, and it will go a long way in determining whether Ty retires at UW, or moves on. I am betting that Ty finishes his career at UW, and that there will be many Rose Bowls in our future.

Once again, thanks to everyone who has contributed over the last year, and Go Huskies!

Huskies and Boise State to be Televised

UW officials announced today that the Sept. 8 home game against Boise State will be televised live on FSN Northwest at 12:30 p.m. In addition, the school announced, the homecoming game against Arizona on Oct. 27 will kick-off at 12 noon with specific television plans scheduled to be announced during the summer.

According to Bob Condotta of UW's 13 games this year, seven have been selected for TV. UW officials are hopeful that most of the rest will be picked up later, though likely not until either six or 12 days prior to the game. Games that appear most problematic to get selected, apparently, are road contests at Arizona State and Stanford.


Tombo said...

congratulations on your anniversary! and thanks for the link. looking forward to this year's UH-UW game.

not sure if you've seen this, maybe it was announced a while ago, but it looks like Hawaii will be traveling up to Washington in 2011:

keep up the great work.

hairofthedawg said...

Congrats JB and thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Health Insurance Expert said...

Thanks Hair, and right back at you! I have really appreciated all your contributions. Are you going to go watch the Husky basketball team when they visit Greece in August?

Bruins said...

Congrats on your first year. You run a great blog. Here is to many more.

- Nestor

hairofthedawg said...

I'm hoping to, but my schedule's kind of muddled at the moment. I'll keep you posted and hopefully will be able show the Dawgs some love!