One Of The Best Days In Husky History
That’s right, yesterday, Nov. 13, 2012 was one of the best days in the storied history of Husky athletics.
It’s hard to top any one of the 12 Saturdays that contributed to the 0-12 season in 2008, but I’d argue that yesterday gave all of those Saturdays one heck of a run.
It was a doubleheader of delightful news…
Early in the day, former Seahawk and Husky tight end Jerramy Stevens was in an orange jump suit in a Kirkland courtroom to face a charge of domestic violence. I do not want to make light of that situation at all. But the rest of it I do.
After the domestic violence charge was dropped, Stevens left the courtroom to get married last night to Hope Solo, the soccer goalkeeper who is also known for her appearance on “Dancing With the Stars.”
It’s impossible to make sense of this because rational people don’t get married on the same day that the groom faces a charge of domestic violence involving the bride.
Rational people probably look at each other and say: “Ya know, maybe we should think this over a little bit in light of what happened last night.”
And as far as Solo’s concerned, you’d think that one look at Stevens’ rap sheet would have had her running as fast as she could in the opposite direction.
But what the heck do I know? I’ve had one failed marriage myself, so it would be ridiculous for me to issue relationship advice of any kind. And maybe they’ll live happily ever after. I just don’t think being picked up in a limo from a courtroom and whisked to the altar is the way to start a marriage, but that’s just me.
Fellow Coug Chris Daniels of KING-TV was all over this story yesterday. We interviewed him on 710 ESPN Seattle yesterday, and he was a pro’s pro – retaining his integrity as a newsman while I tried to muffle snickers during his straight-forward report.
Presumably while Stevens and Solo were tying the knot, the Huskies played the Albany Great Danes at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
I watched the second half with interest after noticing the Great Danes held a 31-27 halftime lead.
I kept waiting for the Dawgs to bury the Great Danes, but they never did. And in the end, Albany’s Mike Black hit a reverse layin with 3.8 seconds to go to give the Great Danes a 63-62 victory.
I literally jumped out of my Cougar canvas chair to celebrate with one of the Go 2 Twins.
Cougar Nation needed a day like this, and from the bottom of our crimson-and-gray hearts, we thank you.