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Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Afternoon musings: 2000 Huskies respond, more from Gibson

By staff

Posted by's Ted Miller

In January of 2008, the Seattle Times published a series, "Victory and Ruins," about Washington's 2000 Rose Bowl team, portraying it as a lawless group of renegades. The Times summarized the series:

The 2000 Huskies, winners of the Rose Bowl, stand as the UW's last great team. But an unprecedented look behind the scenes reveals an unsettling level of criminal conduct that was often excused or overlooked. Mistakes made then still haunt a program trying to rebuild.

The story had a national impact and inspired a wide-range of reactions, including my own.

This week, writer and ardent Huskies fan Derek Johnson published on his blog responses from a long list of players on the 2000 team. You probably wouldn't be surprised that most are angry (and a few include adult language).

If you followed the Times' series, it makes for an interesting read.