Writer has chip on shoulder

The Herald editorial board’s Nov. 21 editorial, “No room for arrogance or bitterness in Apple cup win,” in defense John Sleeper’s vicious column, constitutes piling on. It smacks of class warfare and prompts me to respond.

Washington football fans react with class to great wins because they have been there before. Every barrel has its bad apples. Generalizing that most UW fans are a joke, jackass, embarrassment, delinquent, obnoxious and arrogant is just plain wrong or mean – like saying the media is liberal or newspaper writers are boom-economy dropouts.

I have a suspicion of where John Sleeper lost objectivity. When Washington fired Jim Lambright Sleeper became defensive. When they knocked Dennis Erickson’s Beavers out of the Rose Bowl, he was sad. But when they spanked Mike Price’s Cougars he got mad. Now he seems to have a chip on his shoulder. So, take it out on someone – anyone – how about the fans?


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