Few sports fans are as loyal and passionate as those in college football. With the dedication to their teams and the passion in heated rivalries, there's a reason fan bases are often referred to as "nations."
With that kind of pride rampant throughout the most competitive college football programs, sometimes it feels like a flag is the only thing missing from these being real nations.
That being said, Reddit user u/toms47 made this leap by designing college football battle flags that could represent the 12 Pac-12 universities on the gridiron, all of which are inspired by defining and iconic traits behind each school and its respective home.
Washington Huskies Football Flag Concept
According to u/toms47, the purple bars are meant to represent the three iconic bodies of water that surround the University of Washington's campus: Union Bay (East), Portage Bay (West), and Montlake Cut (South). These three features reflected in the flag design also signify Washington's status as one of the nation's 33 Sea Grant colleges.
The purple bars also combine to form a block-letter "W" at the bottom, while the centered star represents Washington's additional status as a Space Grant college.
Barring any potential scheduling delays brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Huskies are still set to return to action Saturday, Sept. 5, with a huge 2020 season-opening matchup against the Michigan Wolverines at home in Seattle, Washington.
The Huskies haven't lost to MIchigan at home in Seattle since 1970, but it looks like the oddsmakers believe that 2020 could be the year that bucks this trend after the Wolverines opened as early 1.5-point road favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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