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The best of Mike Leach and Gabe Marks from this week's press conference

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Election night got you down? I've got good news...

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

As you may know, election night was last night. I'm not going to talk about what happened, or who won. All I'm going to say is... I'm disappointed. I'm disappointed that my favorite presidential ticket didn't get enough consideration.

That ticket was Leach/Marks 2016.

I don't know anything about their policies. I don't know anything about their foreign relations. I don't know anything about their elected experience. The one thing that I know about them is they'll give one heck of a State of the Union address, and they had a practice run on Monday afternoon.

Lindsay Joy of SWX-TV in Spokane put together a "best of" from the WSU press conference on Monday afternoon and it didn't disappoint. The highlights included thoughts on Dad's Weekend, feelings about the Cubs winning it all,  where Christmas should rank on the list of favorite holidays, and much, much, more. Take a look:

No matter who you supported last night, I think you can agree: these two would have given a great acceptance/concession speech.

(PS: Please no election talk in the comments. You're not going to change the mind of anyone, no matter who you represent. So, for the well being of everyone, let's keep it fun and light.)

Football

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Basketball

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