Nuss, I love you man, but you have been throwing around this "hey we are 6-8 since moving the game back to Pullman." As you know, stats can be utilized to deceive. Let's go first to overall record against UW. WSU is 31-64-6, essentially a 33% winning percentage against the doggies. So there is your baseline against the doggies. We should win 1 out of every 3 games against them.
Now let's look at the period when WSU committed to playing home games in Spokane (1950-1981). WSU was 9-23 overall (one was played in Pullman in '54 and we won). During this period we were 3-11 in Spokane (21% winning %) and 5-12 in Seattle (29% winning %).
Now let's look at the period when games were moved back to Pullman in '82 (by the way we beat a really good UW team that year) to the present date. WSU is 11-16 overall with a record of 6-8 in Pullman (43% winning %) and 5-8 in Seattle (38% winning %).
I would have to say that a 22% win increase is pretty significant. The last 27 years in Seattle is a bit skewed because we haven't played as many games there as we did during the period 1950-1981. Moreover, note that our win % at home against the Huskies over the last 27 years is greater than our overall winning % of 101 times we played.
The stats don't lie. The funny thing is convenience for me is no big deal. I live in the middle of the state and it takes about the same amount of time both ways. I also have family on both ends of the state as well. It has never been once about what's in it for me, but what is the toll on the players and coaches. Why give into the mentality that everything is just better in Seattle. It isn't. If you lived in the downpour side of the state for any given period (summers are beautiful for that short 6-7 week period) you can easily acknowledge the same.
Plus, I would just love our recruiting pitch for our Seattle home games. Hey guys while you are here considering us, let's wander over to UW to look at their campus and dine at their facilities. Maybe we share recruiting costs with UW. We split the airfare, and we can show the recruits photos of our campus while UW gives them the tour of their campus!