She's Old, She's Tired, She's Awesome

SEATTLE - I wanted to head out to Husky Stadium today to take some final photos before she's gone. I knew on game day I wouldn't be able to go where I could go today. I didn't really think too much about it. I just grabbed my gear, stopped by Dick's for a Deluxe, and headed to Husky Stadium like I've done hundreds of times before. I didn't think much of it.

I took a few pictures outside before I went in. Then it hit me. She'll be gone in a few days. I thought I'd be in and out in 30 minutes or so; I spent two-and-a-half hours there.

She's not doing well these days: The paint is peeling; the rust is seeping through; the wiring is dangerous; the press box feels like it's going to fall down. She's a mess.

She's not going to go quietly, though. She has one more fight left in her. I got a real weird feeling in there. There's no way she's going to let Oregon come in and own her. She has one more fight left in her before the lights go down, the power goes out and she shuts her eyes for good. She'll do so proudly, with a smile on her face, and Oregon won't know what hit them.

She may be old. She may be tired. But she's awesome.

Enjoy the pics as much as I did taking them. Hopefully they stir some memories.

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