Where’s Joel Connelly’s apology?

Two years ago, in the Seattle PI, columnist Joel Connelly compared Global Warming deniers to Holocaust deniers.  

We now know that Connelly and the other members of the global warming cult were taken in by one of the greatest scams in the history of science. As “scientists” colluded to phony up their data to hide the fact that the planet was not warming… but it was and is actually getting cooler, as blogged by KIRO’s Dori Monson:

http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=76&sid=247264

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Huskies, Cougars, meet once again to see who’s worse

It’s Apple Cup week, and you know what that means — rounding up the records, rolling down the windows and throwing said records out said windows, writes Bob Condotta in his Seattle Times Husky Football blog.

Though the way the Cougars and Huskies are going these days, they’d probably earn a fine for littering in the process.

For the third straight year, neither Washington nor Washington State has a winning record entering their annual rivalry game at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Husky Stadium — UW at 3-7, WSU at 1-10.

In fact, only once since 2003 has either team come into the game better than .500 — WSU at 6-5, falling to 6-6 when the Huskies won 35-32 in 2006.

It doesn’t help soothe the pain to know that just to the south, Oregon and Oregon State are gearing up for one of the biggest Civil Wars ever Dec. 3, the winner assured a spot in the Rose Bowl.

Read more: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/huskies/2010333429_apple23.html

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UCLA looking to Beat Trojans and go Bowling

UCLA deserves to play in a bowl game.

It might be tough to convince bowl representatives – since there wasn’t one in attendance at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.

The Bruins became bowl eligible, earning their sixth win in a 23-13 victory over Arizona State. The Bruins were terrific defensively as they forced six turnovers, including an interception and fumble return for touchdowns.

There’s only one thing left for the 6-5 Bruins to do to secure a bowl invitation. The crowd seemed to know just what it will take when it started chanting: “Beat ‘SC! Beat ‘SC!”

UCLA needs to beat its crosstown rival in order to play a December game.

Read more:  http://www.dailynews.com/sports/ci_13844481

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Sexy Cheerleader Girls of the Pac-10 (Some Holiday Cheer)

The Dawgs of War: a Remembrance…  Afterword by Rick Neuheisel

 

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Coaching Legends Roundtable Discussion about USC

Did Pete Carroll’s assistants leaving for new jobs have an impact on the team?

Don James: I didn’t think so but maybe it’s true.  Pete Carroll is the defensive coordinator.  The offense hasn’t changed, the coaches have changed.  Maybe with them coming in from Denver, they had a difficult time with it.  They weren’t very dynamic.  They don’t like to run the ball.  They will very seldom run the ball twice in a row.  They’re a great offensive team when it’s going.  This is the first time the quarterback and the receivers (they lost their best receiver) didn’t get it going.  They didn’t have other people to come in there.  I think that probably made a difference, a combination of things.  Not a good year.

Read more:  http://www.legendschannel.com/2728

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Okay Huskies, This isn’t Fun Anymore

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Excuse the crudeness but it's apropos

Going into today’s game, I already knew a blowout was at hand.  I knew that Oregon State’s offensive and defensive lines were ten times better than the players we could send out there.  But from the game’s opening play, I was startled by just how pathetic the Washington Huskies looked.  There was no fire or confidence.  On passing plays, UW quarterback Jake Locker had an average of 0.0000023 seconds to throw the ball before being engulfed by Beaver defenders.

As the game progressed, the scoring margin between the two teams began to widen like the Grand Canyon.  And I began to wonder how it could ever come to pass that these two programs could be so disparate in their development.  The Beavs trounced the Dawgs 48-21 and it definitely fell under the category of “The Beavers could have scored 70 had they wanted to.”  The carnage left the Huskies with a 3-7 record and surrendering bowl eligibility for the 7th straight year.  Talk about shellshock- Husky Nation is reeling tonight.  The Beavers, meanwhile, still feel like the Rose Bowl is a possibility.  And good luck to them, I say.  Those guys play hard, and it’s a pleasure to watch a unit of different parts come together as a singularity and perform at a high level.

As for our beloved yet downtrodden Huskies…  Entering this  season nobody expected Washington to win the Pac-10 crown.  But the thought was that a great season would be 6 victories.  After the seemingly huge win over USC back in September, first year coach Steve Sarkisian could be heard repeatedly saying “it’s not going to take that long…  We’re not that far away from being an excellent football team.”

But that early season uplift of expectations has made this present slide all the more painful.  Washington has lost 4 games in a row, and 6 of its last 7.  Sarkisian is no longer talking with the swagger of September; instead he’s speaking in platitudes alarmingly similiar to his pathetic predecessor, Tyrone Willingham.

Now Washington football sits wondering what has befallen it.  We’re still a laughingstock that has been obliterated by two of its Northwest rivals.  The questions persist as to whether Sarkisian was a panic hire by the inexperienced athletic director Scott Woodward.  Should Woodward have gone after successful coaches with proven records like Gary Patterson of Texas Christian, Brian Kelly at Cincinnati or some other successful coach at a lower division school?

But Sarkisian is our guy and the jury’s still out.  Looking at the appallingly weak line play, one has to give Sarkisian some sort of pass until he can bring in some legitimate Pac-10 talent to man the trenches.  But it’s impossible to ignore the fact that this team is getting worse as the season wears on.  Indeed, things are unraveling in a manner not dissimiliar to a Tyrone Willingham team.

Considering Washington’s 12-57 record since 2004, more and more fans just don’t care anymore.  The prevailing feeling is that the University of Washington has de-emphasized football.  Can Sarkisian revive the tradition?  Or is it too late?  Only one thing’s certain– this ain’t fun anymore.

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Stanford should now be Ranked ahead of USC

The Cardinal destroyed the Trojans 55-21 last night.  The Trojans were #9 and the Cardinal were #25.  Both teams have three losses now.  Stanford deserves to leapfrog USC in the national rankings.

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