Yes, I still write for this blog. Welcome back, you say? Why thank you. How have you been, you say? I’m doing well. The main reason I haven’t written much lately is that I wanted to make sure that I was still writing on here for the right reasons. All four of the Good Guys’ write on this blog as a hobby and nothing more. We aren’t paid for what we write (nor should we be) and we aren’t the most popular sports blog in Seattle (again, we shouldn’t be). We just do this for fun and we are hopeful that our readers find us entertaining and somewhat informative. In the last month I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t writing just to see how many blog hits we could get. I wanted to make sure that I didn’t think of it as a chore. Most of all, I wanted to make sure that I enjoyed sports more while writing about them than not writing about them. Now, I’m back! Yes, I’ve missed writing and, having wasted about 200 words already, it’s time to get on with this post! There will be more in the future and, hopefully, not as many breaks in the future.
I was driving back to Seattle today and caught the last couple of minutes of the Husky basketball game on the radio. After watching their blowout loss against Colorado on Thursday, I was hesitant to even turn it on but I’m a Dawg and will always be. Despite the Huskies best effort to lose the game to a terrible Utah team, they edged out a close victory. It was their first road win of the year.
After the game had ended I spent a few minutes about what I thought ‘Husky basketball’ is. In recent years I think the program has been successful enough to earn an identity and I think Romar, Bob Rondeau and Harry the Husky would agree. What is that identity? I would peg it as in-your-face defense that takes risks, fast paced offense that thrives off of penetration and shooters, and a dive on the floor to get the loose ball mentality. Most of all, I think it’s that last part. That’s what makes Dawg fans stand up and bark. Since the program has been on the upswing, there is no doubt that Romar has taught his players to want it more than their opposition. Sure, that hasn’t been the case every single game but I think most Husky fans would agree. So what’s different about this year’s team? Continue reading