Exuberance is part of game

During this holiday season even the liberal-spewing media hasn’t made me as upset as the equally unfair and radical tone of John Sleeper’s article on The Herald’s sports page on Nov. 20. According to him, University of Washington Husky fans are “an embarrassment” and “a joke” and engage in antics characterized by him as arrogant. In essence he sees most Husky supporters as “jackasses.”

I have been reading The Herald since I was a child and I am having a hard time figuring out why your paper would even print such a biased and vindictive article, let alone agreeing with it in the form of an editorial the following day.

Everyone knows that the fans during these big college football rivalries are very exuberant. It is part of the excitement and color of these special games. Husky fans are not known around the country for their bad behavior! They are faithful in supporting their football teams in big members in good years and bad. For the most part they are a fun-loving group and are not obnoxious and rude as Mr. Sleeper seems to imply.

I won’t stoop to his level to accuse Cougar fans, who, by the way, are as loyal as Husky fans, of creating similar situations over the years. Get a life, Mr. Sleeper! College football is a colorful and competitive sport – as are its fans. That’s what makes it so much fun! Shame on you, The Herald, for your comments. Go Dawgs!


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