Talking Points: Big day for Washington schools

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What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:

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For football fans in Washington, the reality of this newfangled Pac-12 hits home today.

Washington plays at Utah, and Washington State is at Colorado.

For years, Northwest fans have looked down their noses at the Utes, given their status of belonging to a lesser conference.

And we didn’t really take Colorado and the Big 12 seriously, did we?

But now we must admit that Utah plays some pretty good football (witness an unbeaten season a few years ago), and Colorado does have a national championship on its résumé.

So maybe today will prove difficult for the Huskies and the Cougars. On the other hand, if the Washington schools win ... well, we never really had any doubts, did we?

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Let’s see.

To borrow the characterizations of the AP’s Barry Wilner: “The usual suspects already are on top of their NFL divisions through three weeks: the Packers in the NFC North, Saints in the NFC South, Chargers in the AFC West.

“And then there’s, uh, the Texans, Titans, Raiders, Redskins, Browns and Lions with a piece of the lead. Yep, that’s correct. Not to mention the Bills and 49ers standing alone in first place. With Buffalo and Detroit joining Green Bay as the only undefeated teams.”

You saw all of that coming.

Didn’t you?

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