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Wazzu flag makes its way to Sochi

Wazzu Flag

More and more, it seems like the famed Washington State GameDay flag and its offspring are branching out from the shadow of the popular ESPN college football pregame show and making appearances at various sporting events across the country — and the globe.

Case in point?  The Sochi Olympics.

During the broadcast of NBC’s TODAY morning show from the Russian city Thursday, all was well on the Olympic front when, between hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie, a decidedly American icon appeared on the television screen:

Wazzu Flag Sochi

Bravo to whomever is responsible for taking the GameDay tradition out of the country and into yet another new market.

A tradition that began in Oct. of 2003 — for a Kansas State-Texas game no less — has now reached a streak of nearly 150 straight Wazzu flag appearances on ESPN’s college football pregame show.  For a good read on the Wazzu flag and how it keeps popping up on a TV near you, click HERE.

(Photo credit: Washington State athletics)

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9 Responses to “Wazzu flag makes its way to Sochi”
  1. ratsfoiledagain says: Feb 13, 2014 12:24 PM

    Nice job Wazzu….

    While I’ll always be a Husky fan, what the cougs have done with the flag on game day, and now the Olympics, is pretty cool.

    Hope you guys can keep it going. Nice little tradition ya started!

  2. joenash72 says: Feb 13, 2014 1:19 PM

    GO COUGS!!!

  3. meatcarroll says: Feb 13, 2014 1:54 PM

    Since when did Matt Lauer grow a perv stache?

  4. meatcarroll says: Feb 13, 2014 1:54 PM

    Since when did Matt Lauer grow a perv stache?

  5. meatcarroll says: Feb 13, 2014 1:54 PM

    Since when did Matt Lauer grow a perv stache?

  6. thekingdave says: Feb 13, 2014 2:11 PM

    @meatcarroll

    I don’t know

  7. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 13, 2014 3:51 PM

    Also doubles as a great shower curtain if your hotel room is without one….

  8. balfe13 says: Feb 13, 2014 6:54 PM

    That streak should have an asterisk since the person waving the flag at Gameday in Seattle last season needed a security escort to do so. Weak!

  9. irishdodger says: Feb 13, 2014 7:45 PM

    Savannah Guthrie…not bad. Matt Lauer…gotta be a tie between him and Jay Carney as who the bigger Beta male is…what a pansy.

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