Fall is in the air and college football is finally here! I’ll admit I’m not a die-hard sports fan. I’d rather be reading a good book on the deck or readying my garden for the looming winter days.
But last Saturday we had the Oregon State VS. Washington State game on and as a fair-weather football fan even I couldn’t tear myself away from the television. Now, being the only woman forever in a house with a husband and two young boys, I’ve been forced to watch my fair share of college football games. But last week’s Beaver/Cougs game had to be one of the best college footbalI games I have ever seen!
As excited as the entire NW fan nation was to have not one (U of O) but now two (with Oregon State) nationally ranked NCAA football teams in Oregon, our hopes were soon dashed when quarterback Sean Mannion suffered a hideous knee injury during Saturday’s game. As impressive as it was that he finished the game and pulled out the win, it wasn’t easy watching as he threw three inceptions. It was downright ugly. Then Coach Mike Riley broke the news Monday that the sophomore quarterback would be having surgery and would be out indefinitely.
This unfortunate event has trampled our hopes of staying in the top ten for very long especially since no one really knows how backup QB Cody Vaz will play against BYU this weekend. The kid last saw action in 2010! But like all good fans we will continue to support and root for our Beavers. It’s been a wild season so far, I just hope we can salvage a few more wins and come out with a winning record.
Your fans will be wishing you a speedy recovery young Mr. Mannion. Get well soon.
On another note: I just wanted to congratulate Drew Brees on throwing the record-breaking touchdown pass during Sunday Night Football. Johnny Unitas has held the record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass for HALF A CENTURY. I guess all records are meant to be broken.