Word is this place holds 65,000+
I am going to keep this one short and sweet.
If you weren’t at the UW vs Stanford game last Thursday, you missed out.
This was the first time in a long time that the defense played inspired football. They held down a Stanford offense (which admittedly is NOT the same as last year) that has amassed over 1,000 yards on the ground over their last three meetings to less than 100 yards.
The defense created turnovers. They kept the team in the game. However, this isn’t a game recap per-se. You can read all you want about this on ESPN, considering this was their only game that night.
What I am going to write about is the nearly 10,000 empty seats that had a great view of this victory.
Listen, I get it. Tailgaiting isn’t the same at Century Link. Heck, it doesn’t even exist. The game atmosphere that you would get at Husky Stadium, with the RV’s, the BBQ’s and the games of beer pong are much more spread out. There isn’t a “Montlake Lot” and the closest thing to it has a condo high rise going in on it.
Getting there isn’t as easy in comparison to Husky Stadium. You have to park far away. Sure, there are light rail and bus options, but those aren’t that good unless you are downtown already. That’s a mindset that is going to change though as Hansen Palace is erected where the fabled Dreamgirls now stands.
It’s a Thursday. 6:00p. I get that too.
My point is – make an effort. Stanford was ranked coming into Seattle with an unproven quarterback an a couple of shaky (and one solid) win under their belts. They were ripe for picking, and guess what – they got literally picked.
The schedule is setting up favorably now, even if the Huskies take a few tumbles against Oregon & USC.
USC is the next home game. Let’s sell it out.