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*My* five reasons to love the blackout for Stanford vs. UW

Centurylink blacked out for Stanford

Nothing’s cooler than any sort of color-out for the big game, and Washington has a sick blackout planned for next Thursday’s clash with Stanford.

Read on for as to why this blackout will be one of the best things about the Husky football program all season.

1. Made for TV

A nationally televised Thursday night prime time game, this matchup is good for the Dawgs, good for TV, and good for the always under-represented Pac-12.

In addition to providing exposure for both teams and the conference, the high-powered offenses of both teams should make for exciting play.

Oregon vs Washington

The Huskies will be rocking the all-black look against the Cardinal on Thursday, September 27. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

2. Free Stuff

Nothing makes me happier than free clothing.

Except for maybe free gas, if that ever existed.

Starbucks is giving away 25,000 pairs of black gloves, the Boeing Employees Credit Union is dropping 11,000 black beanies, and Coca-Cola is hooking the Dawg Pack up with free black sunglasses.

Show up early and get decked out.

3. Ideal Upset Opportunity

Centurylink Field is about to be rocking. This game marks the Huskies’ first Pac-12 matchup, so a win here would be a great way to start conference play off on the right foot.

Stanford is heavily favored, but has a weak spot in new starting quarterback Josh Nunes, who will be making his first away start in front of 60,000 screaming UW fans blacked out. No pressure.

4. Ranked Team Rebound

The Huskies got demolished in Baton Rouge. This game is an ideal way to for them to recoup some dignity.

By beating or closely losing to the ninth-ranked Cardinals, the Huskies can build some confidence and earn some respect after a brutal beatdown by LSU, now ranked second in all of the national polls.

Last week’s domination of Portland State, while fun to watch, was not a real test for the Dawgs.

5. Pregame Rally and March

For those readers in the area, there will be a pre-game rally at 3:30 p.m. in Hing Hay Park, followed by a march to the game.

The rally will have drumming, dancing, and other entertainment. The march commences at 5:00 p.m. several blocks to the stadium.

This is the perfect way to get pumped for the game with thousands of other rowdy Dawg fans.

Stanford is riding high off upsetting USC in the Coliseum. But as Husky fans can attest from a few years back, upsetting USC isn’t really that hard. We’re coming off a dominant win and we’ll have a decisive home field advantage. Get excited, husky nation.


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