Tuesday, November 25, 2014

This is Apple Cup week

It's that special time of year.  My back hurts, my heart hurts, and I still hear the coach telling me I have to play hurt.

This is Apple Cup week.

It's an emotional week for me because another year has gone by and I don't have the pleasure of talking to my parents who are both gone.  I used to be able to pick up the phone and share all the fun things that were in store, and of course predictions on the big game.

This year's game even has more meaning because it also falls on Thanksgiving week.  Time to gather with family and friends and give thanks to all the wonderful things that happened over the course of the past year.  I'm sure there won't be a lot of discussion on the successful year the Cougars had.

So what will be the big play this year?  Will Spider Gaines reappear and catch a ball off the helmet of a Cougar and run for an unprecedented touchdown?  Will Drew Bledsoe set down his red wine and come back to throw another game winning touchdown pass to Philip Bobo in the snow?

A load of us will head to the game on a Mercedes bus with TV's, satellite, and all the fixin's to make it a great day.  One of our friends is celebrating her 60th birthday and couldn't think of a better place to celebrate than Sonny's in Washtucna on the way up.  If you aren't a Coug you probably don't understand the significance of such a feat.

This is Apple Cup week.