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'Twas the day before Christmas on CougCenter

Last year I wrote a similar post following WSU's heartbreaking loss in the New Mexico Bowl. This year, I amended it and present you with the updated version of "'Twas the day before Christmas" (now with 100% less Christmas/isthmus rhymes).

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'Twas the Hot Cougar Action posted on Christmas Eve and all through the Palouse,

Not a creature was stirring, except for Bill Moos.

The Cougar ornaments are hung on the tree with care,

In hopes that Santa Butch would soon be there.

CougCenter readers were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of a 2015 bowl game danced in their heads.

Nusser in his jersey and Floyd in his cap,

Had just settled down for a long post-dinner nap.

It was tough to sleep at times as the nightmares came,

All anyone could do was think how their football team played so lame.

They remembered the game against the California Bears

Thinking about that game made fans angry, family covered their ears in fear of swears

After the season people felt disappointment, anger and fright.

When Cougs went to office Christmas parties, they drank the bars out of beer, it only seemed right

One thing that isn't helping much is the basketball team led by Coach Kent

He says we should trust "#TheProcessWSU" but his tenure so far has only meant torment.

Let's forget about all that for, now, It's the most wonderful time of the year,

Just settle in and enjoy it with some cookies and a nice beer.

At least part of the football season was fun, notably the win against Utah.

Simply remember the wins, the records and the passing yards that left us in awe.

Forget the heartbreak that was,

Let's start looking forward to the next season's buzz.

It's already started with an unbelievably hot start in recruiting

The impact those players will have on the team is had to calculate, even with intense supercomputing

We here at CougCenter want to wish you happy holidays.

You are the reason we write commentaries, articles and essays.

The interaction and the community is what makes us great.

Through wins and loses we have a place where every fan can relate.

Into the new year, this site is the place to be

We'll have all the news on recruits, coaches, interviews for you for free

They'll be stories of spring football, signing day and a new coordinator of the defense

So stick right there while we try not to keep you in suspense.

We have you covered from winter to spring to summer and into fall

And if you just can't bear the off season until September, there's always basketball

Thanks for spending the year with us and being a part of our site,

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

From all of us and our to all of you and yours, we hope you have a fantastic Christmas and holiday season. We can't thank you guys enough reading and interacting with us on Twitter, Facebook and in the comments below. Have a great time with family and friends and, as always, Go Cougs!


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