Bumped. GO BRUINS. - N
I came across a real nice FanPost in Wazzu's CougCenter blog titled "Who is your all time favorite coug?" playerkyle14 writes:
Ok, I realize this question is a little cheezy and unfair. But my buddies and I may or may not have been drinking the other night, and had this very same discussion. It's hard to choose just one. And it's unfair to all the Coug Greats of the past whom we haven't seen. But alas, this isn't who we think is the bestall time Coug, rather, it's simply stating who your all time favoriteCoug is and why.
The beauty of this is there isn't a right or wrong answer. You could pick Matt Kegel because he high fived you at Dismores that one time or Sam Lightbody because his name is Sam Lightbody and he was a little less than a metric ton.
It could even be someone like Mark Hendrickson, who is from my HS alma mater, by the way. So this isn't just a football question. It's an all Coug sports question. And there is no right or wrong answer. We're Cougs, we're all right.
As a long time reader of Bruinsnation since it debuted as FKD, I don't recall a similar FanPost and thought it would make for interesting posting and reading for everyone, as evidenced by the "favorite coug" posts -- some of the Cougs became favorites from actual meetings with the players.
As for me, my favorite Bruins are probably Kenny Easley and John Barnes. Regarding Easley, I had the good fortune of having great student seats for the 1980 UCLA-USC -- the Jay Schroeder to Freeman McNeil tipped pass courtesy of Jeff Fisher -- contest. My recollection of the very end of the game is Easley playing centerfield with an injured arm/shoulder, ready to knock down passes with just one hand as he refused to come off the field (OTOH, I wouldn't be surprised if, after watching UCLA games for nearly 40 years, I have all of this confused).
As far as Barnes, all Bruin fans who were fortunate to watch the 1992 UCLA-USC game will always remember #19 fondly. Despite the 385 yards passing, including the 90-yard catch/run by J.J. Stokes, my favorite moment occurs when the game is over and ESPN's Adrian Karsten (sadly, now deceased as he committed suicide) asked Barnes what he was thinking as USC was going for the 2-pt. conversion to tie. Barnes, with all the exuberance in the world, said something along the lines of "I was hoping they would score, so we could drive down and score on them, again! Yeah!"
Please share your thoughts.