Thankfully, I am actually a big Cougar fan. In fact, I am a huge fan of all college basketball in the State of Washington. Like I said, I’m a Husky first, then a Gonzaga Bulldog fan, then a Cougar fan, then an Eastern Washington fan. I even root for all the Division II and NAIA schools in the state. Northwest University scored a massive upset at the NAIA Division II championships last week in Branson and I couldn’t have been prouder.
And I have always been a big fan of Wazzu’s logo. I personally think it’s one of the most simple, attractive and clever logos in all of college athletics. I understand why many people don’t like it. Sometimes when I just glance at it, all I see is the “S”. If you take away the “W” and the “U”, the “S” looks like a slug that has managed to stand up.
But I don’t really care in the long run. It works for Washington State and that’s all that matters. If it’s good enough for Tom Tuttle of Tacoma, Washington, it’s good enough for me.
By the way, for all of the pundits who are giving the Cougs no respect whatsoever, I’d be willing to bet that they will be around next week – they are tougher than anybody gives them credit for. I’d also be willing to bet that they will manage to lose in a particularly heartbreaking way. That is the dictionary definition of “Couging It”.