The Pacific Northwest is one of the largest regions of land in the United States, it spans four states and contains around 13.5 million people. Within that macro region, there are several micro regions and these areas do just us much to define the Pacific Northwest as a whole…as the the regions regular identity does. I spend nine months out of the year inhabiting one of these regions in the Northwest, and it is called the Palouse.
The Palouse is the world capital of lentils, no other region in the earth beats the region in its production of the crop. This region is home to two land grant, agricultural, four-year institutions; in Washington State University and the University of Idaho. I attend WSU, and am proud to be a Coug. But sometimes the 20,000 students and faculty at this University get so wrapped up in our little school, our little region, that I get incredibly frustrated when hearing some of the sports talk that occur around me.
That frustration increases exponentially when I realize that there are a lot of people who are so wrapped up what is getting spewed by ESPN and the other national sports media entities out there. There needs to be a counter weight to all of that malarkey out there.
This column that I am starting on Sports Blog Movement is going to be a humorous look at some of the national stories and narratives that are going on in the sports world. My column will go up every Sunday, and will be something that I hope will continue to grow my writing abilities as well as my own blog.
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