Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Reality Check

Some misguided folks in Pullman believe that "urban sprawl" is ruining our "quality of life". Then there's the way the rest of the world views Pullman.

From Sports Illustrated On Campus's Top 10 PAC-10 Road Trips:
9. Washington State

One former Washington State coach used to half-joking say that Pullman wasn't the end of the world, but you could see it from there. Pullman is a college town in every sense of the word as its population of about 25,000 people is all about Washington State. Despite the civil pride -- Cougars emblems are found everywhere from intersection signs to license plates -- the town offers little in the area of nightlife, and the annual snow storms and chilly temperatures make getting around an adventure. Most visitors, including visiting teams, must stay in neighboring Moscow, Idaho, closer to the University of Idaho.
We should invite SI back after the all-night student party zone in the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot gets going. I'm sure we'll move up the list then.

The full WSU profile goes on to state:
You can get anywhere in Pullman by foot in less than 45 minutes, though it seems longer when it's snowing at 2 a.m. and it's your only option to get home. You can get anywhere on campus in less than 20 minutes.
And to think some people believe we need a trolley to get more students into downtown.


Scotty said...

Tom - This made me Laugh out loud - "We should invite SI back after the all-night student party zone in the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot gets going"

Joshua Coke said...

Would it be in bad form for us to send PARD a palette of Rice-A-Roni?

April E. Coggins said...

How about some Memphis BBQ?

Uncle Bubba said...

The BAR-B-Q sounds good. We could deliver by TROLLY.

Tom Forbes said...

I was thinking either an Elvis bobblehead or a pair of lederhosen (remember "Pullman as Leavenworth"?).

April E. Coggins said...

A bobble head? They would just think it was another PARD member.

Perhaps some Leavenworth sauerkraut to go with the sour grapes? (I haven't had breakfast yet, thus my obsession with the food angle.)

Ray Lindquist said...

More Tax leakage with all those teams having to cross the state line to find a room for the night. Not mention the meals they would eat over there.