Today marks one hundred years of Cascade Curtain rivalry. At 4:00, the Washington State University Cougars meet the University of Washington Huskies, at Husky Stadium, promising a healthy slice of nostalgia baked to a crisp.
Last Wednesday, a current Cougar student teacher asked me who I felt would win it. "UW," I said. "Locker's healthy, and WSU got stomped by Oregon State at home. Doesn't bode well for Cougs."
A glare cold as a Palouse blizzard. "Wrong answer, Anderson."
"Hey, I'm neutral," I said. (I somehow resisted saying "I don't have a dog in this fight.")
The glare iced over. "Even worse."
The Apple Cup: a century of bringing us together even as it tears us apart.
Huskies 31, Cougars 17.
Don't bet on sports.
Update: Don't bet on sports. Cougars 42, Huskies 35 in a wild one.