Reasons to go to Pullman, Washington are few and far between. In fact, there is so little incentive to spend time there that some residents are willing to risk life and limb to leave for greener pastures. Apparently WSU AD Bill Moos is aware of this as he has devised a genius plan to bring people to Martin Stadium: Mike Leach bobbleheads.
With only 10,000 Leach bobbleheads available and over 32,000 seats in the stadium, fans will probably want to get to the game early to secure their Leach bobblehead. How early? Five days would probably be a safe bet.
To get the Leach bobblehead, you'll need a ticket to the game. Single-game tickets for Washington State go on sale to the general public Aug. 4. Washington State plays Cal in the bobblehead game and after Oct. 13, Golden Bear fans may not want to ever seen another bobblehead again.
There is no Pac-12 coach I'd rather see in bobblehead form than Mike Leach. If you have never been to the Palouse (and that's probably 95% of us), this October is a mighty fine time to make your first trip...
More links after the jump, including Bay Area Media Day content.
- Elsie Windes and the U.S. water polo team defeated Hungary 14-13.
- Dana Vollmer set an Olympic record and won the gold medal in the 100m butterfly.
- Nathan Adrian had a strong performance in the 400 free relay to help propel the U.S. to second.
- John Mann (USA) and Aleksa Saponjic (Serbia) were both victorious during Sunday's first round water polo matches.
- Natalie Coughlin is not scheduled to swim for the 400 medley relay which could give her a record 13th medal.
- Faraudo wraps up the highlights of Sunday's action.
- CalBears.com recaps all the Calympians' performances from Monday's events.
- CalBears.com catches up with John Door and Jennifer Carey in London.
- Jeff Tedford, Keenan Allen, and Josh Hill continued their media tour with Bay Area Media Day.
- Tedford mentioned that he will incorporate at least three of the incoming freshman WRs into the rotation this season.
- Penn State linebacker Khairi Fortt is deciding between staying with the Nittany Lions and joining the Bears.
- Keenan Allen was a second-team selection in CBS' All-America team.
- Athlon Sports lists DeAndre Coleman and Chris McCain among the Pac-12's breakout players this spring.
- Cecil Whiteside must have cured cancer or solved world hunger, as Tedford has reinstated him as a member of the team. When was the last time Tedford kicked someone off the team and later reinstated him? I wouldn't be surprised if this has never happened.
- DeAndre Coleman is on the Ted Hendricks Award watch list. The annual award is given to the nation's best defensive end.
- Uncle Ted has begun his preseason rankings of the top 25 players in the Pac-12. Isi Sofele is #24.