Well, it is almost time for Arizona Hoops season, and I can't be any more excited to see this team compete. I think this could be a pretty special year, as I'm sure everyone else on this site does.
When we are doing well this season and the polls come out and we are talking about tournament seeding, etc...Remember this: Only about 1/4 of the people East of the Mississippi differentiate us from ASU.
Those of you guys that are also facebook friends of mine know I rock the Arizona gear all the time, especially Thursday - Sunday. Over the last two weeks, I've had people that I know and have spoken to about sports coming up to me at soccer fields, schools, etc. asking me whether I was happy our team knocked Kiffin out of USC with our football victory. I had to tell them that losing to Washington probably had nothing to do with it.
So, when we are kicking ass, keep the perspective that the "respect" that we think we deserve is hard to come by when most people think our block A is actually Auburn (it has happened to me several times).
I'm sure our National Championship this year will properly educate people, however, until then we will have to deal with the people that are sound asleep when we are dismantling the Pac 12.