Friend of the site Jim Moore has a column up at SeattlePI.com that I think every single one of us can relate with. It centers around the feelings of his daughter, who is a freshman at WSU.
I love it because it runs through the gamut of emotions we all run through as a Coug.
A year and a half ago, I'll never forget the excitement in my daughter's voice when she found out that she was accepted by Washington State.
Then last fall when I asked her if she liked it in Pullman, she said: "Dad, I don't like it here, I LOVE it here. ...
"I don't ever want to leave," she said. "I want to be a Coug forever."
Then, of course, the football and basketball seasons happened.
"What's up with Klay Thompson?" the Go 2 Girl wondered. "Why are you shooting? Have you not noticed that you've missed your last 15 shots in a row?' "
Thompson actually missed 24 in a row over a two-game stretch, but I wasn't about to interrupt her because it was a valid point, and she was on a roll.
"Isaiah Thomas, he's such a little brat," my little girl said. "I wanted to tell him: 'You're short and ugly and your haircut sucks.' "
And, of course, the kicker:
"I've been stressed out and had some really bad days here, but I've never felt as crappy as I do right now," she said. "I feel like I lost, like I was on the team. I'm dedicated and I have so much faith in them, and then … It's just a big letdown. Sometimes being a Coug sucks."
Hang in there, Go 2 Girl. We've all been there at one time or another. And while I'd love to tell you it gets better ... wellllllll ...