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Washington Joins Washington State In ESPN's Bottom Ten

If the Washington Huskies needed another punch in the gut ahead of this weekend’s matchup against the No. 1 Oregon Ducks, ESPN gave it to them. The Washington State Cougars, a mainstay in the bottom ten yet again, are now joined by the Huskies, lumped together in one giant ball of terrible that is football in the state of Washington. Take it away, ESPN.

Entering the final month of the 2010 season, Washington and Washington State are holding up the bottom of the Pac-10 standings. Last week, the Cougars and Huskies lost games against Arizona State and Stanford, respectively, by a combined score of 83-0.

Yep, that happened. Last weekend was not only another embarrassment for the Cougars, but the Huskies joined them in football futility. For their efforts, ESPN gave them both a grunge-theme (ed. note: how cliche. Come on, ESPN. Grunge?) and tossed both schools into the No. 5 spot.

“Alive [Pearl Jam]:” College football fans in the Apple State are checking their teams for a pulse after the Cougars and Huskies lost last week’s games by a combined score of 83-0.

I wouldn’t call football in the state of Washington — on either side of the Cascades — alive right now. The Cougars showed a pulse for a while before flat-lining in the desert last weekend. Washington, on the other hand, has been declining about as fast as Jake Locker’s health.

Note to ESPN, we’re the Evergreen State, not the Apple State. I know it’s the Apple Cup and all but we’re still the Evergreen State. Get it? It rains, everything stays green. Let’s combine all the stereotypes about Washington into one next time. Just call us the Grunge-fueled, latte-sipping state of terrible football.