dakota7 Dakota seems to have questions about the Cougar flag that flies at gameday every week. First, let me say WSU doesn't have a lot of quality traditions, that we can say are our own. We clap our hands when the Jaws theme is played like the gator chomp, I have always believed we stole it from Florida. We ring our keys when the ball is kicked, I think that is dumb. And we have the great, "AND THAT'S ANOTHER, COUGAR FIRST DOWN!" However, WSU finally has something that we can truly call our own. Every home game we have some Cougar legend, like Steve Gleason, Drew Bledsoe, Issac Fountaine raise the flag. We may have stolen this part from the Seahawks who have someone raise the 12th Man flag before every home game, but the pride in the flag has made this something special. Now, if we go back in the time machine, ESPN didn't always go to college campuses every week. They went most weeks, but not all weeks. And, I think as ESPN started doing it more and more you see more people waving all their signs, and flags nothing really consistent. Anyone could have come up with this tradition of flying their school's flag at gameday every week, but WSU did it first. The whole goal of waving the flag was to get Gameday to come to Pullman. You must remember, going into the 2004 season the Cougs were coming off their third straight 10 win season, Cougar Football was at an all time high. Why wouldn't Gameday come to Pullman? Then we went on a slow nose dive, and then fell off a cliff, but the flag waves regardless of our record. Here are some links on stories regarding the flag http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/cougars/2010365007_apple27.html http://www.king5.com/sports/WSU-flag-131897668.html We even have a website dedicated to waving the flag at gameday, and people waving flags all over the country and world. I have told my wife I want a WSU flag for Christmas, and a tailgating flag pole for Christmas. When I previously had season tickets the flag was just beginning, but since then the flag has become a big deal, we honor people who have flown the flag, and at homecoming this year all the players ran onto the field with a Cougar flag. http://undefeatedfans.com/ Here is the painful part, if WSU had beaten UCLA this season, Gameday would have come to Pullman. Fowler on Gameday that morning hinted at they were considering coming to Pullman, but of course recchem's F'NG Bruins had to beat the Cougars. And he even tweeted it during the week. It was very painful to read.