Dayton’s win brings back sad memories

28 Mar

Dayton took down Stanford Thursday night 82-72 to advance to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament.

Seeing Dayton playing in the Sweet 16, brought back March Madness memories of 1984.

30 years ago – this week (March 23, 1984)

The Washington Huskies faced the Dayton Flyers in a NCAA Sweet 16 matchup played in Los Angeles.

Dayton beat UW 64-58 behind the 22 points and nine rebounds by Roosevelt Chapman.

Dayton pix

The Huskies led at halftime 22-21 but were outscored 43-36 in the second 20 minutes. Dayton made 24 of 35 free throws, while UW was just 4 for 13.

Scoring for the Huskies were Detlef Schrempf (18), Paul Fortier (8), Chris Welp (7), Alvin Vaughn (7), Shag Williams (6), Reggie Rogers (6), Clay Damon (2), Tim Kuyper (2), and Gary Gardner (2).

 

Washington beat Duke in the Round of 32 to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the early 1950s.

 

 

Seahawks tackle the Broncos for the ultimate prize

2 Feb

 

Super Bowl XLVIII

Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos

Biggest wins in Seattle Sports History

Seattle Metropolitans

The 1917 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) champion Seattle Metropolitans and the National Hockey Association (NHA) champion Montreal Canadiens. Seattle defeated Montreal three games to one in a best-of-five game series to become the first United States-based team to win the Cup. Seattle won Game 4 on March 26, 1917.

Slo-mo-Shun IV

Stanley Sayres’ record-breaking Slo-mo-Shun IV, made an impressive debut in American Speedboat competition as she won the 90-mile Gold Cup race on the Detroit River (July 22, 1950). That win would live on in Seattle history as the city of Seattle used that win to have a hydroplane race in Seattle starting in 1951. Seafair would never be the same and the city’s summer celebration climaxed each August with the hydros racing on Lake Washington.

Seattle SuperSonics

The Sonics defeated the Washington Bullets 4-games-to-1 to win the NBA Finals. Seattle won Game 5 97-93 on June 1, 1979.

Washington Huskies

1960 – The Huskies beat #1 Minnesota in the Jan. 2, 1961 Rose Bowl 17-7 to finish the season 10-1 and was declared National Champions by the Helms Athletic Foundation.

1991 – The Don James-led team completed their season 12-0 with a 34-14 victory over the Michigan Wolverines in the Jan. 1, 1992 Rose Bowl.

Seahawks and 49ers tangle for the NFC title

19 Jan

The Seattle Seahawks will host the San Francisco 49ers today in the NFC Championship game.

This is the third time Seattle has played for the right to go to the Super Bowl.

Lets look back in time at those two games.

30 years ago – Jan. 8, ’84

The L.A. Raiders (13-4) scored first 27 points of the contest to whip the Seahawks (11-7) 30-14 in the AFC Championship game.
The game was played in the Los Angeles Coliseum and the Raiders were a 7-point favorite.
Marcus Allen carried 25 times for 154 yards and Jim Plunkett  passed for 214 yards, completing 17 of 24 passes.
The Seahawks rushed 18 times for 65  yards while the Raiders rolled up 205 yards on 46 attempts.
Jim Zorn was 14-27 passing for 134 yards with 2 INTs. The Seahawks longest play from scrimmage was 14 yards.
The Raiders beat Washington Redskins 38-9 in the Super Bowl.
AMAZING STAT
The Raiders lost 4 games all season, and two of them were against Seattle in the regular season. They lost 38-36 in the Kingdome and in L.A. 34-21.

Eight years ago – Jan. 22, ’06

The Seahawks dominated the Carolina Panthers 34-14 as they opened up a 17-zip lead early in the second quarter and never looked back.
Noteworthy statistics 
First downs: Sea 27, Car 11
Rushing: Sea 51-190, Car 12-36
Turnovers: Sea 0, Car 5
Line: Seahawks -5 1/2

Monday Night Football – It’s here in Seattle

2 Dec

The city of Seattle is hosting MNF on Dec. 2, 2013.

It’s the New Orleans Saints vs. the Seattle Seahawks.

Let’s look back at some highly anticipated home Seahawks games late in the season.
 (Best combined records of the two teams: Games played in November/December only.)
25-3, .893 - Seattle (12-2)  28, Indianapolis (13-1) 13. Dec. 24, 2005.
19-3, .864 – Seattle (10-1) vs. New Orleans (9-2). MONDAY NIGHT.
24-6, .800 – Seattle (12-3) 14, Denver (12-3) 31. Dec. 15, 1984.
15-5, .750 – Seattle (8-2) 17, L.A. Raiders (7-3) 14. MONDAY NIGHT, Nov. 12, 1984.
15-5, .750 – Seattle (8-2) 24, N.Y. Giants (7-3) 21 (overtime). Nov. 27, 2005.
The December 15, 1984 game was a special one in Seahawks history.
Here is what was The Seattle Times looked like back in the day:
The games was played in the Kingdome.
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 Over 38,000 Raider Busters T-shirts were sold prior to the big game at six bucks a shirt.

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The Seahawks won that memorable Monday Night 17-14.

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For coverage on tonight’s MNF Game: www.seattletimes.com

Don James – The James Gang – The Dawgfather

25 Oct

The University of Washington will host the California Golden Bears Saturday night in an NCAA football game.

Yes, they will play the game, but most who make the trek to Husky Stadium will have legendary UW Coach Don James on their mind and in their hearts.

Mr. James passed away earlier this week.

I went to high-school (HAZEN) in the early 1980s and my main goal was to have good enough grades to be accepted to the University of Washington.

That was the goal – Plain and Simple. I didn’t bother applying at other schools in the state, I wanted to be a Husky.

As a HS senior, I wanted to go to a school that was big-time. The U-Dub was big-time. Why? The football team under Mr. James was ranked #1 for many weeks in my senior year of HS. They had won the Rose Bowl my Junior year, blanking Iowa 28-0. My grades were just good enough as I spent 5 years on the UW campus before graduating in 1987.

My first recollection of Husky Football came in 7th Grade:

UW Rose Bowl 77

I can remember to this day being at my Grandparents house on Friday Harbor for Thanksgiving 1977. The following night USC kicked a late FG to beat the UCLA  29-27 and clinched a spot in the 1978 Rose Bowl.USC-UCLA boxscore

When the Dawgs played on New Year’s Day 1978, they beat Bo Schembechler’s Michigan Wolverines 27-20!

That is why many kids growing up in the 1970s-80s became huge Husky fans.

Lets look at the UW-CAL rivalry in the James era:

1975 – @ CAL 27, UW 24 – Cal QB Joe Roth passed for 380 yards, throwing 4 TDs and completing 24 of 36 passes.

1976 – CAL 7,  @ UW 0 – The only time Mr. James got shutout at home.

1977 – UW 50, @ CAL 31 – Mr. James first win against CAL and he would win the next 11 matchups to go 12-2 against the Bears.

1978 – NO GAME

1979 – UW 28, @ CAL 24

1980 – NO GAME

1981 – UW 27, @ CAL 26

1982 – @ UW 50, CAL 7 – The Huskeis are #1 in the country and run their record to 5-0.

1983 – NO GAME

1984 – @ UW 44, CAL 14 – The Huskies again are #1 in the country and improve to 9-0; the next week they would lose at USC 16-7.

1985 – UW 28, @ CAL 12

1986 – @ UW 50, CAL 18 – 500th win in UW history.

1987 – NO GAME

1988 – @UW 28, CAL 27

1989 – UW 29, @ CAL 16

1990 – @UW 46, CAL 7

1991 – UW 24, @CAL 17 – The game of the Year and of the UW-CAL series! Both teams came in a perfect 5-0. Cal #7 in the nation; UW #3. Washington would go 12-0 that season.

1992 – @UW 35, CAL 16 – UW was ranked #1 in the country; Cal #24.

MR. JAMES’ RECORD AGAINST PAC-10 FOES (1975-1992):

Washington State 13-5, Streaks: W7, L2

Oregon 15-3, Streaks: W6, L2

Oregon State 15-1, Streaks: W10, L1

USC 9-8, Streaks: W3, L4

UCLA 5-8-1, Streaks: W1, L3

Stanford 13-3, W9, L2

Cal 12-2, W12 L2

Arizona State 9-5, Streaks: W3, L2

Arizona 7-3-1, Streaks: W5, L2

THREE-GAME LOSING STREAK

Washington will try to stop a 3-game losing streak tonight against the lowly Bears. This is the 10th straight year UW has had at least a 3-game losing streak.

The Huskies have had FOURTEEN 3-game losing streaks since the 1997 season (17 years).

During Mr. James’ 18 years (1975-92), UW had just TWO losing steaks of 3 games.

Thanks for the Memories Don.

Fun times that will live on for ever.

Dawgs and Ducks – Recently so one sided!

10 Oct

Here we go again – Saturday at Husky Stadium – The Oregon Ducks look to beat the Washington Huskies for a 10th consecutive time.

Oregon has outscored UW 391-158 since the 2004 contest. The margin of victory has been at least 17 points in every 60-minute contest.

UW record vs. Oregon by era:

2004-2012: 0-9

1994-2003: 5-5

1974-1993: 17-3

The point spread:

Oregon has covered eight of the past nine games with one push (8-0-1). The Ducks are a 13-1/2 to 14-point favorite Saturday.

The Ducks have covered point spreads that ranged between nine and 24 1/2 points. The push came in 2010 when Oregon was a 37-point favorite and wound up winning 53-16.

Biggest Oregon margin of victory

58 – 1973 (58-0)

43 – 1900 (43-0)

37 – 2010 (53-16)

34 – 2008 (44-10)

31 – 2012 (52-21)

Most points scored by the team from Eugene

58 – 1973

55 – 2007

53 – 2010

52 – 2012

45 – 2005

44 – 2008

43 – 2009

43 – 1900

34 – 1980

34 – 2006

34 – 2011

In the past eight games, Oregon has scored at least 34 points. Only three times in the first 97 contests between the two schools did they score 34+ points.

Biggest Pac-12/Pac-10/Pac-8 win streaks against Washington:

USC 10  (1965-1974)

Stanford 10 (1967-1976)

Oregon 9 (2004-??????)

UCLA 7 (1952-1958)

Arizona State 7 (2002-current)

Oregon State 6 (2004-2009)

Huskies and Hawks both 3-0 for the first time

27 Sep

Never before have the Washington Huskies and the Seattle Seahawks each started a season both 3-0 until this year.

The Seahawks started playing in 1976 and are currently playing in their 38th NFL season.

The Seahawks have a chance to run their mark to 4-0 for the first time in team history.

Sunday will be their sixth chance to stay undefeated through the first quarter of the season. They’ll play on the road against the Houston Texans,

Lets look back at the five times they didn’t make it to four:

1986 – @ Washington 19, SEAHAWKS 14

1998 – @ Pittsburgh 13, SEAHAWKS 10

2003 – @ Green Bay 35, SEAHAWKS 13

2004 – St. Louis 33, @ SEAHAWKS 27, OT

2006 – @ Chicago 37, SEAHAWKS 6 (Game played on Sunday night.)

 

WASHINGTON HUSKIES STILL PERFECT

The Huskies started 3-0 for the first time since the 2001 season when they won their first four games before losing at UCLA.

It’s the 16th time since 1950 UW started at least 3-0

Record before first lost:

3-0 – Four times (1981, 1988, 1990, 2000)

4-0 – Five times (1950, 1955, 1959, 1971, 2001)

5-0 - One time (1972)

6-0 - One time (1979)

7-0 - One time (1982)

8-0 – One time (1992)

9-0 – One time (1984)

12-0 One time (1991)

By years

1993-2013 – Three times from 21 seasons, 14% of the time.

1975-1992 – Eight times from 18 seasons that Don James was coach, 44% of the time.

1950-1974 – Five times from 25 seasons, 20% of the time.

 

Most years between seasons with at least a 3-0 start:

12 – 1959-1971

12 – 2001-2013

8 – 1992-2000

7 – 1972-1979

Why has Husky football been so popular over the years?

It all started in the 1920s when UW started every season between 1921 and 1928 winning at least their first three games of the season!

1921 – 3-0

1922 – 5-0

1923 – 8-0

1924 – 6-0

1925 – 4-0

1926 – 5-0

1927 – 7-0

1928 – 5-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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