Three Marquee Football Team Case Study

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The losing tradition and slide to mediocrity among the State of Washington's three marquee football teams really started at the end of last season when Washington State ended its season by traveling to Seattle and beating arch-rival Washington 42-35 in Husky Stadium. The Cougars ended their season at 5-7. Washington then traveled to Hawaii and lost to the Warriors 35-28, ending its season at 4-9. The Seattle Seahawks would end their regular season last year at 10-6 before beating the Washington Redskins 35-14 in their first playoff game, and then being eliminated 42-20 by the Green Bay Packers in the second round. What has happened to the Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars and Seattle Seahawks since then has been horrific-all three…show more content…
First year coach Paul Wulff has to be beside himself implementing his system with on-the-field players he did not recruit. The Seattle Seahawks managed to beat the St. Louis Rams 37-13 but have lost 5 other games. Buffalo 34-10, San Francisco 33-30, the New York Giants 44-6, Green Bay 27-17 and Tampa Bay 20-10 have beaten them. They have been out scored 171 to 110. In total, Washington's three flagship teams this season have a current combined record of 2-18 and have been out scored 800 to 327. It is currently not a good idea to have a football team anywhere near Seattle or in the State of Washington. The talent pool at Washington and Washington State is dreadful; the losses run up by the talent pool of the Seahawks are inexcusable. Excuses aside, Washington coach Tyrone Willingham, Washington State coach Paul Wulff and Seattle Seahawk coach Mike Holmgren are having terrible seasons. But what about the fans and supporters? I thought you would never ask. They are not taking it very well. They are angry, upset and intolerant of failure. Sounds pretty normal to me. Who wants to back a bunch of

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