Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Why Last Week Was So Good

Well Lesley's on the road for work, her cell phone is dead, and she left her charger at home, so since I can't talk to her it looks like I don't have any choice but to do a little blogging. First and foremost, I'd like to apologize for the lack of recent posting activity. We've been slacking and feel bad about disappointing a vast number of our loyal readers. By vast number I mean a small collection of friends and family. But I digress.

The purpose of this post is to discuss why last week was such so great for our household. No, Lesley is not pregnant, nor are we trying (sorry Ev). And no, there were no birthdays or promotions. No exciting family milestones or anniversaries. Not even a break in traffic or good weather. It was something much loftier than any of those. Last week the Cougs and Beavs won. And the Utes lost.

Thursday kicked off the whole weekend with a double-whammy. It's always great when the Beavs come out on top. It's even better when that victory for the Beavers means a loss for the Utes. I despise everything about the University of Utah. Their cheap-shotting players, their fair-weather arrogant fans, their persistence on growing facial hair, and especially their traitorous coach (see this article from my football blog for more info on Coach dim-Whittingham). So when I see the Utes lose, it just makes me happy inside. It's similar to that happiness you feel when you see a child take its first steps or utter its first words. The OSU offensive line dominated the Ute D-line and Bernard ran all over them (including this touchdown). Yes, Utah's QB got injured in the first half, but they were going to lose regardless. Now every day on the radio I get to hear Utah fans whine and make excuses and start talking about "next year." Kind of like what we heard last year and the year before that. Loooooooong year to be a Ute fan.

Then on Saturday, me, Lesley, Evan, Whitney, Brandon, and Meredith headed out to the hallowed ground of LaVell Edwards Stadium to eat some tailgate cooking (complete with blue football shaped "Y" cake) and watch the Cougars home opener. The Cougar D dominated and Max Hall had a great first outing, while Harvey Unga made Arizona look like a Pee-Wee football team. It was about 200 degrees with no wind and we were looking into the sun the entire game. I'm pretty sure I had a couple heat strokes and sweated out a couple gallons, but the Cougs won, so all was well in Cougartown, despite my health problems and dehydration. After all, what's a little heat when you're fully invested? One of the highlights for me was the Event Staff guy before the game that kept telling us to "not be so mean." Apparently telling the other players they were going to lose as they were warming up is just too mean. Granted, we did make fun of the looks of a few of them, but we were only being honest. And by we, I of course mean me and my friends. Lesley is too nice to get involved in any of that. It was just great to see the little orange man try to get us to be kinder. When you combine good tailgate food, a strong performance from the team, and a little extra-curricular activity with the event staff guy, it was truly a great day to be a Cougar.So all in all, last week was great due to the aforementioned reasons. And on top of all else that happened, we also bought a new car and I beat Evan in ping-pong. Yes, you read that right......I beat Evan Carlile in a game of ping-pong. I have officially reached the mountain top.

So that's our most recent update. It was a great week to be a Winn!

10 comments:

Becky O. said...

Great week for the Winns! I tell ya nothing is cooler than a perfect game day.

You two sure have a knack for the camera. I love the angles and the lighting, especially on my cake. It is so much better than the picture I have of it.

Jonathan Wilson said...

Great post Trever! I enjoyed reading the whole thing. Go Cougs!!!

Ev & Whit said...

Trevor and Les, mein schwester und bruder. Ich bin so sahr depressedauggabened right schnell that ich can nicht comment on das. But Ich nein vant to be das man dat reads und does nein posting. Congrats, on beating me. I should have known the Beavs were going to loose as soon as that happened. But can I just say as a Beaver fan, it is a week like this that makes a TRUE fan, so for all of you fence riders, I say, pick a side. Black or white, there is no gray. ps-Trev that may be a hint for your UO/OSU issues. Mit all meine liebe, Ev

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Angela said...

Trevor--One part of this blog stuck out to me so much that it actually moved me to create a login, just so I could respond.

First off, in no way am I a Ute fan--quite the opposite. I hate that red team almost as much as the evil green & puke yellow to my south.

But, I do recall having a conversation with you and Les this summer about how you became Utah JAZZ fans last year when they were so good! You even had pictures. I see that you wrote a whole blog on band-wagon Ute fans. How can you possibly call out those awful fans, when you've turned against the Blazers to cheer for the JAZZ??? That's almost as bad as wanting the Ducks to win as long as they aren't playing the Beavers. I'm so disappointed in you ....

Trevor said...

Angie, Angie, Angie......calling us out? On our own blog? Well let me explain why our Jazz fanship was different. First off, we were openly bandwagon fans. We always proclaimed we were bandwagon fans. We never said otherwise. I always maintained that I would be hopping off the bandwagon the second the Jazz lost some games. I claimed no deep allegiance to the Jazz. Also, we NEVER turned against the Blazers as you purport. We mrerely supported the Jazz by watching the games and going to a playoff game that we won free tickets to. We didn't buy them, didn't dis the Blazers to go, and never said we were real Jazz fans. So please, please, please, do NOT compare me to a Ute fan. I would rather die first. Go Cougs!

Angela said...

OK, somewhat valid points. But now that you are part of the Carlile fam, I do want to know if you've made a definitive decision on the Ducks and become a true 3-B fan (Beavers/BYU/Blazers). If so, I trust that I'll never hear you say "Boy, that Joey Harrington looks great as the new Falcons quarterback!" or "Phil Knight is such a good, generous, charitable man." Ev's right...you can't be gray on this issue. I might even respect you more if you just chose the Ducks and stuck to them...or maybe not. Go Beavs!

David&Teresa said...

Trevor - GO UTES! Beating the team that your Cougers "almost" beat. Hey, the Y "almost" won again this week. There is "almost" always next week though... hang in there!!

Trevor said...

Ugh....Ute fans.

Trevor said...

Remember when the Utes got shut out by UNLV? That was awesome.