Although ESPN’s “College GameDay” will broadcast from Seattle this weekend, that won’t stop the famous Washington State Cougars flag from flying. For 138 “GameDay” telecasts, a Washington State flag has been spotted in the background. There was some concern amongst Washington State fans this week that the steak would end due to Seattle being home to the hated Washington Huskies, but the tradition will continue unimpeded.
“GameDay” senior producer Lee Fitting spoke about ESPN’s urge to protect the flag from being debased by Washington fans:
Some of the Husky fans may not like it, but it’s awesome. Wazzu has been known as the stepchild of the Pac-12 the last several years and they’re out representing their school. We’ve sort of sunk our teeth into that. It’s cool. It’ll be here on Saturday and we’ll make sure the people that are waving the flag are well-protected and out of harm’s way. I don’t foresee any issues with that (The Seattle Times).
For those looking to learn more about the tradition, check out the manual posted by Deadspin a few years back.
[Source: The Seattle Times]