Pac-12: 2012 valentine's day

Pac-12 Valentines Day: North Division

February, 14, 2012
2/14/12
1:00
PM ET
Happy Valentines Day.

Many of you over the past few days professed your love for your team to the Pac-12 blog. We did the Pac-12 South Division earlier. Here are Valentines for the North Division.

California
Tylurker from Land of Oaks, Calif., writes
: Why love the ursines? Because misery loves company. A couple of things: Memorial Stadium. Strawberry Canyon. Tightwad Hill. Card stunts (who still does card stunts?). Roll on you bears. Oski. Those are all grand but mostly, it's the misery.

Cre8tivguy from San Francisco writes: To My Golden Bears on Valentine's Day: College football seems to change faster and faster. Like a slave we accept it, like obeying a master. But all is not lost, deep in the Berkeley lair. For it is the home to my lovely Golden Bear. Our players and fans are intense like Radium. We'll defeat every foe that steps foot in our new stadium. Our family was breached when the enemy stole Tosh. To those I pronounce, we will firmly squash! I cannot express my hate for those dogs, But I'll do my best on the Pac-12 blogs. Already looking forward to the start of Spring ball. And I'll never again call Isi too small. For his heart is as big as the Cal family that cares, To all the world I shout: GOOOOO BEARS!

Oregon
Preeti from Eugene, Ore., writes
: I've been a Ducks fan since I first start watching football. I learned all the rules, the traditions and the superstitions that surround football, from watching them. There is nothing like stepping stepping onto campus during football season. Sitting in class and spending the first 10 minutes talking about the football game. Or standing in line at the duck store, buying another shirt/scarf/something because you can't ever have enough & getting into a conversation about going to the game. Then there's Autzen stadium when speaks for itself. Whether you "sit" in the student section or anywhere else, it doesn't really matter because there's not a lot of sitting going on anyways. Hearing the screaming of thousands of people that's literally been louder than a plane

Scappoozer from Scappoose, Ore., writes: All I want out of College Football is to be entertained. That is why I Love Oregon. They entertain us all so well. Maybe you'll see a 2 pt. conversion or a fake punt, maybe Champion-Chip will go for it on 4th down or the Offense will light up the scoreboard for another 50 points and just maybe we'll have another run at the National Champion-Chip. What ever it is, what more could any College Football fan ever want? Happy Valentines Day to my Oregon Ducks!

SJB from Portland writes: I love the Ducks because they (and Uncle Phil) successfully occupy a space that is usually overwhelmed by irony - the institutional iconoclast. What other school would hire, much less embrace, as head coach a man who is equal parts Bobby Bowden and Dennis Franz?

Angie from Portland writes: Roses are red Violets are blue...I love my Ducks and here's why you should too.Fast and hard is how we play..We never stop until we win the day.With Chip at the helm it's never the same..4th downs turn into TDs almost every game.Our tradition is change and innovation..Once ridiculed but now subject to imitation 3-time Champs that sit atop the Pac. I'm so proud to be a Duck- QUAAAACKKK!

Oregon State
John from Oakland writes
: Being a college football fan is largely irrational. You are either born a fan of a school, or you attend a school for four years and pledge your undying love for the rest of your life. When a program is doing things the wrong way the majority of the fan base turns a blind eye. I love my Beavers because Mike Riley has established a football program based on all of the right things. He cares first and foremost about his players as student-athletes. He doesn't say bad things about other programs when he recruits. He doesn't use sketchy street-agents to steer recruits toward his school (sorry, couldn't resist). Sure, I would love to see a year in and year out 10 win team, but I take pride in the fact that we Beavs are doing things the right way.

Stanford
Steve from Berkeley, Calif., writes
: Valentine for Stanford Football:I have loved Stanford football since the Elway era, when they may not have won a lot, but they could put a scare into anyone. They were about as dull and hopeless as could be in 2006, but they've had almost nothing but one good thing after the next since then. They have the toughness of the best of Denny Green's teams (remember John Lynch?), and Luck was as close to perfect a QB as you'll find. It is a new era, and Stanford has finally dedicated itself to football. It is a great time to be a fan, and who knows what can happen next? Also, I don't have to resent other teams like fans of a certain local school with blue and gold (no coincidence they mix to make green) colors.

Washington
Jason from Seattle writes
: Dear Huskies,Four years ago, our relationship wasn't going so well. You were distant. You went through the motions, and I admit, so did I. Let's face it, the 2008 Huskies was like coming home to your girlfriend on the couch, eating beef jerky and trail mix, while wearing a snuggie.But we made a change, we traded a Ty for a Sark. We got your nails done and your hair did. Now you are a star-in-the-making. Soon the days of celebration penalties and 500-yard+ defensive performances will be behind us.Keith Price went toe-to-toe with Heisman winner RG3 and emerged KP1. The future is bright, our defense will improve, recruiting will flourish.So thank you, Washington Huskies. I love you. Be mine.

Washington State
CougGal94 from Walla Walla, Wash., writes
: The WSU Cougs are red (hot)The Huskies are BlueWe have Mike LeachDawgs, it stinks to be you!

Cougarbrian from Portland writes: I'd love to give my valentine to Bill Moos, or as I have now dubbed him, St. Bill. He instantly took the WSU football program from the outhouse to the penthouse with the masterstroke recruiting and hiring of Mike Leach, and all of Cougar Nation is forever indebted to St. Bill.

Jim from Idaho Falls, Idaho writes: To my beloved Wazzu:Although you may not be the prettiest girl at the ball (USC, Oregon) I have never been ashamed once to take you out on the town. Although you may not be the brightest bulb in the box (Cal, Stanford) you have taught me that life is worth living.Although your house might not be the warmest (Arizona, ASU, UCLA) it still is prettier than the rest, and I don?t have to worry about getting sunburned.Although you have a lot in common with your partner is crime (Oregon State) I'd rather play with you any day of the week.One thing is for sure: you are consistent, and for that I thank you. By the way, crimson and grey look pretty good on you. Who in their right mind would ever want to wear purple, anyway?Go Cougs!

Pac-12 Valentine's Day: South Division

February, 14, 2012
2/14/12
12:00
PM ET
Happy Valentines Day.

Many of you over the past few days professed your love for your team to the Pac-12 blog. And, of course, we admire you for that. Here are some special valentines, starting with the Pac-12 South Division.

And, yes, Utah gets three. The Utes appear to really love Valentines Day.

Arizona
John from Grants Pass, Ore., writes: Happy valentines day to the best team in the pac-12, THE ARIZONA WILDCATS !!!! LOVE MY TEAM, GO COACH RICHROD, BEAR DOWN AND KICK BUTT THIS YEAR !!!!

Arizona State
Eric from Tucson writes
: How do I love my Sun Devils? Living in Tucson reminds me every day of why we are so much better than the Wildcats.

Colorado
Thomas from Charlottesville, Va., writes
: A Valentine to COLORADO FOOTBALL: A while back in Boulder Colorado football was cheered, Coach Mac built a contender Top-ten team every year. But McCartney retired. Neuheisel slunk away. Barnett could not keep his mouth shut and Hawk brought dark days. Buffs know we are better than the recent years have seen. Finally in the locker room Coach Embree builds his team. Look out for Ralphie, The best team mascot you know. Stampeding onto the field, With a revitalized team in tow. Shoulder to Shoulder, Fellow CU Buff fans, The dark days are over. Come fill the stands! Look out Pac-12! Look out BCS! The Buffs are rising. We'll soon be the best!!

UCLA
Jagger from LA writes
: Valentine to UCLA: Roses are red, Bruins are blue, UCLA rocks, we all know it's true!

USC
Craig from Concord, Calif., writes
: I love my Trojans, let me count the ways: 1) Tradition 2) Only two uniform combinations 3) The class and dignity of how this team, coaching staff and administration have so far handled the sanctions 4) Matt Barkley 5) 50-0 (Man, that was sweet!!) oh I could go on and on...

Utah
Matt from Salt Lake City writes
: I love The UTES OF UTAH! They truly are the greatest team in all of college football. The first team to bring any attention upon the mountain west. BCS busters twice. A team that will not quit, it represents the state in which it resides with pride. We have done more with less funding then most other programs in the FBS. We have a student section that becomes a pain for teams to deal with. The most prideful fans standing behind everyone wearing a red U. GO UTES!!!!!

Stan from Salt Lake City writes: To my Utah Utes: Many tried to ignore you ? but you made it impossible. How could they ignore the best bowl winning percentage of any team with more than five bowl appearances (13 wins; 4 losses, 76.4%)? How could they ignore winning 10 of the last 11 bowls? How could they ignore the non-BCS team who defeated the most BCS teams through the 2010 season? How could they ignore two undefeated seasons in the past 7 years? How could they ignore the original and two-time BCS Buster? How could they forget the dominance over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl? They couldn't! Yes, I love my Utes. And I love the PAC-12.

G. Michael from Cedar City, Utah writes: When I first walked onto the University of Utah football practice field as a freshman manager in 1967 I could only dream that one day the Utes would be in the fight for a birth in the Rose Bowl. This year was something special. Not only was Utah a game away from contention for the Rose Bowl but had a gutty and pretty successful first season in the PAC 12. Color my Valentine to Coach Whit and the Utes and the real "U" the deepest Crimson. Go Utes!

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