Home-and-Home: Spring-game attendance, media policies and practice standouts
Tyson and Christian get together for their regular assessment of Washington and Oregon, post-spring
Home-and-Home is a monthly conversation between Christian Caple of On Montlake and Tyson Alger of The I-5 Corridor. With more than two decades of combined experience covering football in the Northwest, join On Montlake and The I-5 Corridor each month for their unique views on the Ducks, Huskies and Pac-12 football.
TYSON ALGER: OK, Christian, I’ll concede that Seattle has quite a bit going for it right now.
The Kraken are the hottest team in the NHL.
The Sounders are the best team in the MLS’ Western Conference.
The Mariners didn’t mess up their City Connect jerseys — different story on the pants — and On Montlake is holding steady on the list of Substack’s top-10 sports bread-winners.
But why can’t Washington get a few people to its spring game? I get that it’s more of an event for Oregon and that’s why UO estimated 45,000 were in attendance Saturday in Eugene. And I know a lot of the photos floating around from Washington’s game don’t take into account the crowd below the press box.
But Washington should be better than being the game used as the counterexample to illustrate how strong Deion’s showing was in Boulder, right?
CHRISTIAN CAPLE: I have to admit, I’m jealous of my friends who follow hockey. Happy for them, too. I’ve never paid much attention to the sport, but these playoffs sure look like a lot of fun.
Thing is, I live in Tacoma, and you left out the second-place-in-the-PCL Rainiers.
Spring-game attendance is one of many things throughout the college football offseason that feels like a big deal in the moment, but then it ends, a bunch of guys transfer out, a bunch of new guys transfer in and nobody really cares that only a few thousand people showed up to watch a football practice.
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