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ONE POINT LOSS ENDS OREGON DUCK SEASON

    The last game of the year turns Oregon Duck season sour at Final Four Get to the Final Four and lose, and you’re a loser. Get to the championship game and lose? You’re still a loser. If you don’t defend your championship the next season you’re a loser. See how often you can […]

JORDAN BELL: OREGON DUCKS’ BILL RUSSELL

  6’9″ Jordan Bell, same size as Bill Russell. Wiki quote from Bill Russell: “The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.” Either Kansas had a bad shooting night, or Jordan Bell had a great game. (Bell’s Elite Eight stat line: […]

OREGON DUCKS vs COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S BIGGEST LOSERS

Any team the Oregon Ducks lost big games to qualify for this homer.   Oregon Ducks vs Auburn, 2010. All these years later it feels like it’s time to move on from 2010, to get on with new teams and new eras. Not for this Duck fan. Like the alleged Russian hack of the 2016 […]

SEIZE THE DAY, WIN THE DAY, JUST DO IT

If you Win The Day, this is the day, not tomorrow. Former Oregon Duck Football Coach Chip Kelly coined ‘Win The Day’ and that’s what his Ducks did. They won the day, day after day, season after season. It almost felt like they really wanted Alabama. Current coach, and former Marshfield Pirate, Mark Helfrich, says […]

OREGON DUCKS FLOCKER ROOM REVEALED

Not quitters, not winners, who are the Oregon Ducks now? Local sports radio reported a split in the Oregon Ducks locker room. If it’s a split, that means there’s two locker rooms. The winning side is the flocker room where the team builds a winning culture; the other side is a college locker room, any […]

OREGON DUCK FOOTBALL LONELINESS IS REAL

Oregon Duck Football loneliness grows after Colorado loss. What’s next? “Winners do what losers won’t do.” That’s the saying all winners fall back to in victory, the other team did more to win. It’s also an excuse for bad sportsmanship since time erases all but the final score. Winners celebrate, dance, sing. They party and […]

FATHER’S DAY LONG REMEMBERED

My wife’s dad passed away when she was nineteen. That’s him with his eyes wide open. Looks like a fun guy. From all reports he was a fun guy. Outgoing, loud, opinionated. He’d have fit right in with my group. He moved to America from England with a stop in Canada along with his wife […]

HOW OREGON DUCKS SAVED COLLEGE FOOTBALL FOR ALABAMA

Alabama takes CFP Championship 45-40 over Clemson with TEMPO. By now alert college football fans understand tempo is code for Oregon in the Chip Kelly era. It wasn’t a travel accident that Kelly dropped in on the Crimson Tide last week. The coach now being called ‘toxic’ by NFL experts offered some tempo advice to […]

A REAL FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CONVERSATION

If your team’s not in the college football national championship, who do you cheer for? “What are the teams playing for the college football national championship?” Alabama and Clemson. “Clemson? Where are they from?” It’s South Carolina’s version of Oregon State. “So it’s South Carolina?” That’s where Clemson is. South Carolina are the Gamecocks. You […]

COLLEGE FOOTBALL COMPARED TO SINGERS

College football feels like singers, but which ones? College football has one steadfast rule when comparing teams: you can’t compare eras. You need to compare teams and their times instead of one decade to the next. But you can compare college football to lady singers of the same era. This era comparison includes Beyonce, Adele, […]