A little nervously, Chris Petersen looked upon the media horde in the Husky Stadium team-assembly room. After his first home game as University of Washington football coach, he smiled the awkward smile of the soup-slurper at a state dinner.
"Did you like that?" he said, more hopeful than curious. Big-city media protocol demands neither yays nor boos. But silence would have greeted him had he hosted several generations of UW fans, who prefer their football circus when it features elephant acts instead of clown cars.