So this weekend means the awarding of "The Governor's Cup". Woohoo eh? If you're a long time reader here then you'll recognize that I don't attach major significance to winning of that trophy. I do realize though that many UAA fans along with the UAA Athletic Department do consider it significant.
It isn't that I don't want to see the Seawolves dominate their upstate rivals. I do. I fugging hate Fairbanks. I fugging hate that half of their Governor's Cups have come on the back of shootouts. I fugging hate the stupid fences on both sides of Airport Way ... just to cross that stupid street a pedestrian could have to walk nearly a mile.
I hate that UA_ has the only Ocean Studies department in the University of Alaska system and it's 400 miles minimum from any actual ocean while Anchorage borders salt-water. I hate that UA_ consistently gets more funding that UAA just to keep Fairbanks a viable city through welfare. But there's no point in revisiting all that, my point here is that "The Governor's Cup" isn't as big a deal to me as it is to everyone else.
I don't care that there is some trophy for they guys after sweeping those pukes this weekend. I'll hang my hat on the sweep versus the trophy. If either teams wins the thing via shootout ... it means NOTHING to me. Using a shootout win to call yourself superior is no way to go through life son. Plus, didn't that stupid trophy break a couple of years ago? I'm sure I'm insulting whoever designed it. Oh well, most likely a person from FBX had something to do with it.
I do get that Fairbanks folks wrap themselves up and measure their whole season by beating UAA in shootouts. Just more proof of how whacked that place is if you ask me. They actually think a shootout win is something more than a tie. Just so you know ... Dwight K. Schrute is a UA_ fan. That's verified. Pam and Jim Halpert are Seawolves fans.
I couldn't be happier that the last Governor quit and won't be having any sort of association with the event or trophy any longer. Not that the current Governor is much better. If there was some way to eliminate the reference that would be great. How about we just call it "The Alaska Cup"? Why does some politician have to have something to do with it? And don't even get me started about the University of Alaska Regents. Their picture is in the dictionary right next to the word "useless".
It's likely going to be a tough week here coming up with some new angle to degrade Fairbanks. Back in 2006, I compare/contrasted 1960 Anchorage to 2006 Fairbanks. Fairbanks squeaked out the win in that comparison. Yes, Fairbanks in 2006 was slightly better than Anchorage in 1960. Last year it was fun and all to tag Coach Ferguson with the Butterbean moniker. It actually wasn't mine. But I did popularize it. I hear Ferguson now grows his hair out and has lost a couple of pounds. Way to go Dallas. The year before I'd tagged their previous coach as Yoda. That stuck too and was even funnier when he got tossed for using the force on coeds. I covered many other Fairbanks foibles in this post.
So with all that, I'm debating how best to spew my hate-filled rhetoric for the Craphole-On-A-River. Stay tuned I guess to see what I come up with.