WSU Football: Ol’ Crimson Gets A Limo Ride and Police Escort to College Gameday Set (Video)


Sept. 29, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; A couple of Washington State Cougar fans hold up flags against the Oregon Ducks during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

A decade of ESPN College Gameday tradition was upheld early this morning when Ol’ Crimson arrived on the campus of the University of Washington.

It wasn’t so much that it showed up, but more the way in which it happened that was cool on this day. With the threat of the flag being destroyed by Husky faithful in the air all week, ESPN and local authorities took no chances. A full limousine with tinted windows showed up before the sun was out, carrying both Cougar flags and their handlers.

This was the first College Gameday to come to the state of Washington and earlier in the week, KJR radio personality Dave Mahler (better known as Softy to Husky faithful) offered a $100 reward to anyone who would attempt to destroy the crimson flag.

After the show, Kirk Herbstreit tweeted out that he thinks Seattle should get a chance to host the new College Football Championship and called it a “beautiful city”. Coug fans probably won’t be too keen on the idea, but there’s no doubt that UW will likely get that opportunity at some point, especially with the newly renovated Husky Stadium in place.

Go Cougs!