When I was growing up in Seattle, I was the one selected to accompany my Dad to football games at the University of Washington Huskie Stadium. My Mom did NOT love football, and my younger (by 4 years) brother was too little. What fun Dad and I had, and those games instilled in me a life-long love for college football. The first time the Huskies played in a New Years Rose Bowl after I was married, found me in a bowling alley. The guys were at home watching the big game, and my sister-in-law had taken me in tow to go out and do something 'fun' with the rest of the girls in the family. Fortunately for me, the bowling alley had a small TV mounted to the wall by the concessions, and I remember well standing there totally absorbed in the game for several hours. It was the first Rose Bowl win for the Dawgs in the Don James era, and my sister-in-law was totally frustrated with me.
Since I have been a transplanted Oregonian for 40 years now, I do love to watch the Ducks and Beavs, but my heart remains with the Huskies.