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Seattle Bulldog roll call

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Posted: 06/03/2014 7:14 PM

Seattle Bulldog roll call 


I have been a Seattle resident a few weeks now, and while I expect this is less rare here than I in Chicago, I saw a guy wearing a Fresno State shirt at the LA Fitness in the Ballard neighborhood.

Fresno State did not make the baseball post-season otherwise I would have my National Championship shirt on, but both my Alma Maters made the Super Regionals so I wore a Pepperdine shirt yesterday and a UC Irvine Eaters shirt since they tore up the #1 overall Beavers last night.

Anyhow, I definitely plan to drive to Boise for the game in October (half the distance of Chicago to Laramie).

I know that at least one notable barkboard contributor is here in the emerald city.

Who else is here? I would be happy to buy you a beer at one of the 45 fine bars within a 7 min walk from my Fremont home.
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Posted: 06/03/2014 8:03 PM

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I work in Seattle but it's pretty rare that I would be able to get out and actually enjoy the city. Very cool city for sure.
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Posted: 06/03/2014 8:46 PM

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I love Seattle. It's an awesome city.
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Posted: 06/04/2014 5:12 AM

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Loved spending the weekends in Seattle during the five months I was stationed at Whidbey Island in 1973. Unfortunately, haven't been back other than connecting through the airport. Downtown piers, Pike Place, monorail, Seattle Center, Queen Anne Hill, Paramount Northwest, Lake Washington...great memories.


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"g0g0 Bulldog...beat them bite them"

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Posted: 06/04/2014 6:33 AM

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When I was involved with ball players we had bought an apple ranch at the lower end of the Yakima Valley about 200-miles from Seattle. I decided it would be great these guys see what they were involved. The Oakland A's were in town for a night game.  I had my own plane and charted a couple others so everyone involved could tour the ranch.

I had a big BBQ all set-up and it was a great time. I invited local's and their kids so they could meet players and get autographs. However, I had mis-judged the time I needed to get these guys back to Seattle. All of a sudden I realized, cripes I am down to scotch-time, in a sudden world of hurt and have to hustle or this whole thing is toast.  

I rush to the airport only to discover my airplane had a mechanical problem. Now mind you none of these players realized it and had no idea the dilemma I was in with all this even with a good plane. I rushed into the FBO and told them I need an airplane RIGHT NOW!

Luckily they had one ready to go, but it was an airplane type and model I had never flown before. I told the players jump into this one and not that one. I was trying to remain cool and calm. I told them this one is faster. (actually it was slower, but they didn't need to know that) 

I get in and brought out the Check-list to find out how to start this strange to me bird. As well as where all the knobs, switches and levers I was going to need somewhere along the line.. I get out to the runway and advanced the throttle to 100% and left it there the entire flight. That baby was humming balls to the wall and I was at VMAXPucker.

Now for the landing. ....I was lucky it was VFR at Sea Tac because IFR would cause a terrible delay. On the way to Seattle I read the airspeed needed for gear, flaps, approach and landing. One of the players detected I was not all that comfortable and quite frankly, sweating bullets. He asked is every thing okay? I said, "Yea, only if you get a home-run tonight". ...put the pressure back on him.  biggrin

 I called ahead to Sea Tac tower and told them I needed emergency ground transportation ASAP. I told them I need to get Oakland A's players to ball park on time...they superbly took care of that. In the meantime I told SeaTac tower my situation having Oakland A's players on board and I need priority to land without delay. They also mercifully obliged. As I recall, they had an airliner do a 360 for separation as well as delayed anything about to take off.  I mean I am down to minutes. If these guys are late there are expensive "fines" to pay and who knows what else to deal with....yeah, you got it, the dreaded PRESS!!

I didn't go to the game that night because I didn't want to fly an unfamiliar airplane at night and needed to get this bird back to its home. Made my obligatory nightly "I love you" call to my wife back in Fresno and answered the "how did your day go" with "normal, normal honey".....phuck, it was everything but  frick'n "normal, normal".

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Posted: 06/04/2014 7:00 AM

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LMAO.....

Fang I have a similar story, but my story included a broken down moped and a hot wired university  owned golf cart( not  aircraft), a former fresno state football player (no professional athletes) and we were trying to get to a party before it shut down, not trying to get to a game before it started.

Now that I think about it the  only similarity is that people were involved and we were both trying to,beat a deadline.

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Posted: 06/04/2014 8:05 AM

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scottydawg wrote: Loved spending the weekends in Seattle during the five months I was stationed at Whidbey Island in 1973. Unfortunately, haven't been back other than connecting through the airport. Downtown piers, Pike Place, monorail, Seattle Center, Queen Anne Hill, Paramount Northwest, Lake Washington...great memories.
Oak Harbor NAS?    I'm overdue for a trip to Anacortes(on Hildago Island, connected to Whidbey), and catch the ferry out to Friday Harbor, rent a moped and head up to Roche Harbor for lunch.
Beautiful area!
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Posted: 06/04/2014 8:26 AM

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DogFan8 wrote:
scottydawg wrote: Loved spending the weekends in Seattle during the five months I was stationed at Whidbey Island in 1973. Unfortunately, haven't been back other than connecting through the airport. Downtown piers, Pike Place, monorail, Seattle Center, Queen Anne Hill, Paramount Northwest, Lake Washington...great memories.
Oak Harbor NAS?    I'm overdue for a trip to Anacortes(on Hildago Island, connected to Whidbey), and catch the ferry out to Friday Harbor, rent a moped and head up to Roche Harbor for lunch.
Beautiful area!
friday harbor, great place to take a vacation, floating plane is way to get their

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Posted: 06/04/2014 8:50 AM

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Great story, Fang.

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Posted: 06/04/2014 10:26 AM

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DogFan8 wrote:
scottydawg wrote: Loved spending the weekends in Seattle during the five months I was stationed at Whidbey Island in 1973. Unfortunately, haven't been back other than connecting through the airport. Downtown piers, Pike Place, monorail, Seattle Center, Queen Anne Hill, Paramount Northwest, Lake Washington...great memories.
Oak Harbor NAS?    I'm overdue for a trip to Anacortes(on Hildago Island, connected to Whidbey), and catch the ferry out to Friday Harbor, rent a moped and head up to Roche Harbor for lunch.
Beautiful area!
Yep, Whidbey Island NAS at Oak Harbor. Really nice temporary duty. Loved the area. I remember passing by Anacortes on my MC.


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"g0g0 Bulldog...beat them bite them"

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Posted: 06/04/2014 1:19 PM

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OCjames wrote: I have been a Seattle resident a few weeks now, and while...

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest James.  I'm on the other side of Puget Sound -- Poulsbo.

Yoda out...



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Posted: 06/04/2014 1:51 PM

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Yoda wrote:
OCjames wrote: I have been a Seattle resident a few weeks now, and while...

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest James.  I'm on the other side of Puget Sound -- Poulsbo.

Yoda out...



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i got cousins that live in INDIANOLA, WA

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Posted: 06/04/2014 2:21 PM

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I have lived here for 3 years and love it here. Compared to Fresno, but there are things I miss about being in Fresno as well. Last football season I went to 9 out of the 13 games and I Loved every minute of it. I have bought my plane ticket and hotel for the USC game already, but I have held back on buying season tickets this year. I plan on going to the Nebraska game, but at this point it's been hard to commit to every other game. I would definitely travel to the Boise State game if you are looking for company. I would also take you up on that drink sometime as I am trying to get a Seattle based Bulldog Alumni Group going. As when I don't go to games, it would be nice to watch games with other fans.

Eddie

PS Eddie Hughes messaged me within minutes of posting this and called me out for not already having season tickets. Now I have season tickets. Just wanted to make that clear. rolleyesbiggrincooltongue

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Posted: 06/04/2014 6:27 PM

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My college job was at firehouse restaurant in old sac. The head chef left after 8 years to go back home to Seattle to open his own seafood restaurant. I almost moved there to help him open the restaurant. He raves about it and to get his favorite employees from firehouse to come join him.
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Posted: 06/04/2014 7:06 PM

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--- OCjames wrote:

I have been a Seattle resident a few weeks now, and while I expect this is less rare here than I in Chicago, I saw a guy wearing a Fresno State shirt at the LA Fitness in the Ballard neighborhood.

Fresno State did not make the baseball post-season otherwise I would have my National Championship shirt on, but both my Alma Maters made the Super Regionals so I wore a Pepperdine shirt yesterday and a UC Irvine Eaters shirt since they tore up the #1 overall Beavers last night.

Anyhow, I definitely plan to drive to Boise for the game in October (half the distance of Chicago to Laramie).

I know that at least one notable bbackboard contrition is here in the emerald city.

Who else is here? I would be happy to buy you a beer at one of the 45 fine bars within a 7 min walk from my Fremont home.

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You'll like Seattle a lot more than Chi Town. I'll be there late August for my usual 2 week stint at UW.

 

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Posted: 06/04/2014 10:06 PM

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Well done with 9 games. I wish our road game at Idaho was this year. I was accepted to Fresno State, but only lived on campus for a week in high school for Jim Sweeney Football camp. I will look for an online class so I can claim alumni status as well.

I am a Bulldog though. I went to the Boise State game last year, the Wyoming game, the MWC championship, and Las Vegas Bowl.
While out west for the Las Vegas Bowl my wife interviewed at UW. It was at that time that we decided Seattle was on top of our list. I interviewed with the large investment firm that is above the Seattle Art Museum, and I was offered but had to come out first, she will join me in a few weeks.

I am planning on driving to Boise, I have a old friend from Bullard stationed in Mountain Home that will go. I hope we get some PSW schools scheduled soon because I think we are going to stay here in Seattle.
PM me for that beer.
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Posted: 06/04/2014 10:07 PM

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DogFan8 wrote:
and catch the ferry out to Friday Harbor, rent a moped and head up to Roche Harbor for lunch.
My wife and I prefer to rent a ScootCoupe instead of mopeds when we go up to Friday Harbor. No real difference in the price for a full day for two of us. But I find the ScootCoupe more of a kick to drive out to Roche and around the island.

We were just discussing if we would fly up soon for another vacation in the San Juan Islands. Hhmm, now this thread has me thinking about it again.
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Posted: 06/05/2014 7:49 PM

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I've been living up here in Shoreline for about 7 months. Beautiful place. Big time sports fans up here. But I do miss being in Bulldog country.

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Posted: 06/06/2014 8:48 AM

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eddiebecker wrote:

I have lived here for 3 years and love it here. Compared to Fresno, but there are things I miss about being in Fresno as well. Last football season I went to 9 out of the 13 games and I Loved every minute of it. ..


How do you people do that?  For me, either business is slow and I can't afford to spend the money or business is gangbusters and I can't afford to spend the time.  Best that I ever did from up here was two home games and one away game -- and that was in Oregon.  Last year was @SDSU only -- and I was most of the way there due to a convention in Phoenix followed by a visit to my mother in Orange County.

I'm jealous.

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Posted: 06/09/2014 7:49 PM

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Poulsbo and Gib Harbor are two of my favorite Washington towns. Both have sort of a New England flavor.
Yoda wrote:
OCjames wrote: I have been a Seattle resident a few weeks now, and while...

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest James.  I'm on the other side of Puget Sound -- Poulsbo.

Yoda out...



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