We love this time of year – the cooler weather, the leaves changing and of course, football season being in full swing! At Hotel Ändra, we have a lot of college football rivalry’s between team members, but none better or more fierce than the one between our very own, hometown state of Washington. That’s why we love our Show Your School Spirit contest. If you’re a husky fan or a Cougar, you can show your allegiance through booking a guest room and at the end of the season a random supporter will be chosen for a one night complimentary stay!
If you are a Washington football fan then you are well aware of the rivalry between the University of Washington and Washington State University. Dating all the way back to the first Apple Cup played between the two teams in 1900, this rivalry started out being played for the Governors Trophy, but was later renamed Apple Cup in 1962 because of the state being a major producer of apples.
The end of the season is always punctuated with the playing of the Apple Cup.
No matter the schools record, each team shows up to play the Apple Cup like it’s the Super Bowl of college football. And the fans take it just as serious. The disdain each school has for the other is made known with funny memes and sarcastic signs. With alternating home and away game every other year, each school does an exemplary job of hosting the other and even though the hate may run deep, fans from both schools tend to be more than welcoming and accepting of the opposing team’s fans. Currently Washington leads 73-32.
We’re also running our own college allegiance contest at the hotel! At the end of the season we will tally up the room nights to see which color has the strongest support and randomly select a supporter for a one night complimentary stay!*
What Washington school colors do you cheer for?
Book your rate and cheer for Purple and Gold!
Book your rate and cheer for Crimson and Gray!