Exit 164: The best way to start your Seattle sports day
Ken Bone Earns “Salary”: The Wazzu coach earned his annual payment of a side of beef and three cans of Cougar Gold last night, devising a brilliant game plan that had his Cougs whomp the Huskies. Bone’s 2-3 zone kept Isaiah Thomas in check by keeping him from driving left or right, but forcing him to the middle, where the Cougs’ big bodies awaited him.
Klay for P.O.W. Found Alive: All those Husky fans who were saying “head-to-head” matters in the race for Pac-10 Player of the Year? I hope you’ll be arguing Klay Thompson’s case today. Thompson scored 25 points in just 30 minutes, to go with 4 assists and 5 steals. Isaiah Thomas (3-13 from the field) not only wasn’t the best player on the court, he wasn’t the best point guard, as Wazzu’s Reggie Moore spearheaded a potent Coug attack.
What They’re Saying…
“”For them to storm the floor, I’ll remember that when they come over here.” — Isaiah Thomas
“We’re in-state rivals so we go extra hard against this team. Any game, we play as hard as we possibly can.” — UW’s Sarah Morton on playing Wazzu. Kids, see if you can spot the “contradiction.”
“People ask me why I hired him. I say I was afraid during the interview not to.” — Jack Zduriencik on Eric Wedge.
“Im a Seattle Mariner. Im going to play third base unless they rip the jersey off me.” — Chone Figgins, who not coincidentally wears a novelty tear-away jersey.
In Other News…
–Former UW quarterback (sniff!) Jake Locker was 6-10 for 98 yards in the Senior Bowl.
–Teenage Gambian Seedy Bah is pushing for a spot on the Sounders’ final roster. He already has the first spot on the 2011 Exit 164 All-Names Team.
–The Sounders had their annual speed test. Can you guess who was first?
–The Husky women hoopsters won their 31st straight game over Washington State. Someday, perhaps, we won’t have to put a comma between “game” and “over” in that sentence.
–Former Seahawk Bobby Engram was hired by the 49ers as an assistant coach. Engram is 4th on the Seahawks’ all-time receiving yards list.
–Former Mariner Casey Kotchman signed with the Rays. Kotchman is 1st on the Mariners all-time sucking list.
–UW defensive coordinator Nick Holt’s son, Nick Holt VI, will walk-on for the Huskies.
NCAA Hoops: Seattle U @ Loyola Marymount, 7 p.m. (710-AM)