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Man, it sucks to be a Husky

Posted by Jeff Nusser on March 10, 2008

It appears losing for the seventh consecutive time to the Cougs wasn’t the end of the misery for the Huskies on Saturday, according to the Times’ Bob Condotta.

After playing their hearts out, and getting their hearts ripped out, (the Huskies) showed up to the Pullman airport only to find they were getting one of those new Horizon planes painted in the colors and logos of the Northwest Pac-10 schools. And guess which one the Huskies got? Yep, the Cougar plane.

I know reader Mike R. swears the last incident involving the Cougar plane at SeaTac was pure coincidence, but c’mon … flying the Huskies back on the WSU plane? Can we keep calling these things accidents?

(Hat tip to Northwest Sports Blog.)

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9 Responses to “Man, it sucks to be a Husky”

  1. nwsportsblog said

    Thanks for the plug.

    We’re excited for the next 10 days as well. Although they probably won’t get as high a seed as last year, this team has a great opportunity to do things in the NCAA tourney no other Cougar team has.

    We’re ready for the Madness!!!

  2. MikeR said

    I know reader Mike R. swears the last incident involving the Cougar plane at SeaTac was pure coincidence, but c’mon … flying the Huskies back on the WSU plane? Can we keep calling these things accidents?

    Heh, I’m starting to have my own doubts…

  3. Cfred said

    Well, they did make the Cougar plane first… there must be some cougar grad high up in the Horizon management or something…

  4. Jeremy said

    It was pure coincidence for sure. Horizon wouldn’t and probably couldn’t plan that if they wanted to.

    The reason the cougar plan was first is because they were the first school to sign the agreement when the idea was first being kicked around to paint the planes.

  5. Nuss said

    Again demonstrating our intellectual and marketing superiority over the University of Washington.

  6. MikeR said

    By the way, here’s the story on how the Dawgs ended up on the WSU plane, as I understand it. Their flight was canceled due to (I believe) a sick crewmember, so their choices were to bus up to Spokane and catch a flight there, or wait for a replacement crewmember (which could take a few hours).

    It turns out Horizon had a flight heading from Boise to Seattle with plenty of empty seats, so they elected to have that flight stop in Pullman and pick up the folks in Pullman. Of course, it just so happens that this CRJ was the WSU jet.

    The Pullman airport isn’t approved to accommodate CRJs on regularly-scheduled service, so I’m not quite sure how they got approval to do this. But I know special arrangements have been made for larger jets on charter flights (the WSU and UI football teams have done this on occasion), so perhaps this situation falls under that umbrella somehow.

    Also, I’ve heard a rumor that when the WSU basketball team flew from Spokane to LA on a Horizon flight for the Pac-10 tournament, they were on the UW jet. I’m not sure if there’s any truth to that rumor, though. If it’s true, that’s some bad karma…

  7. denise said

    not really a related to the plane thing but vote on these 2 sites for butch & the pontiac game changing performance. The pontiac game changing performance vote ends tomorrow & ucla has us by less than a thousand votes. If you delete your cookies you can vote more than once a day.

  8. denise said

    sorry the links didn’t come through
    I will try again
    http://www.pac-10.org/
    http://www.easports.com/ncaa09/

  9. Wazzu 90 said

    RE: Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport

    Horizon’s CRJ-700 has a shorter wingspan (~20′ less) than their Q200 & Q400 that routinely operate at Pullman.

    CLSD TO UNSKED ACR OPNS WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS EXCP PPR

    AIRCRAFT MUST DELAY TAXING AND REMAIN BEHIND THE INTERMEDIATE HOLDING POSITION LINE WHEN LARGE AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS ARE IN PROGRESS.

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