Arizona Wildcats Must Rid Selves of Haunting Defeat by Huskies

Michael AbbottContributor IOctober 14, 2009

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 6:  The University of Washington Huskies mascot walks the sideline during a game against    the University of Indiana Hoosiers on September 6, 2003 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.  Washington defeated Indiana 38-13. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

As the saying goes, “You win some, you lose some, you rip-out-my-heart, pluck-out-my-eyes, this isn’t happening, this can’t be happening, lose some.” 

I may have added that last part to compensate for what happened on the field Saturday night in Washington, but can you blame me?

The Arizona Wildcats (up 12 with just over four minutes left in the game) found a way to crush the spirit of everyone in Tucson Saturday night when they lost to the Washington Huskies 36-33.

I say this being maybe a tad bit overdramatic, but minutes after the loss, Wildcat fans everywhere felt like they had just witnessed their dog being shot in the face by a gun-wielding wolf wearing a purple jersey.

Students were so distraught after the game that many called their parents saying, “Make the bad wolf go away,” and even begged them to come down to Tucson next weekend for the Stanford game.

Okay, I made that last part up, but many ZonaZoo parents will be in attendance when the Wildcats take on the Stanford Cardinal during Family Weekend this Saturday.

Now, days after the game, the dust has settled, and you bought a new dog. Fans and players have realized that the season is far from over.

With three home games in a row on the schedule, against Stanford, UCLA, and Washington State, the team is in the most crucial stretch of its season.

The Wildcat players and coaches must put the Washington game behind them this week and focus on their opponent Saturday. 

A win against Stanford will get the team back on the right track and rid them, and fans, of any bad memories of the Washington game.

A loss might bring about nightmares of a Husky beating Wilbur over the head with Delashaun Dean’s football cleat.  

For all of our sakes, let's just hope for a win.