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  • The Rockets Red Glare

    Independence Day 2012 is right around the corner.  Families coming together from far and wide to engage in those most American of all pastimes , eating ’til ya puke and drinking ’til …well…more puke.  Even that attractive proposition, though, will pale beside the fireworks show near you. …

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  • FLYOVER COUNTRY—The Song Remains Same

    Take your mind all the way back to last May. The buzz around the conference then was the details of the television deal that Larry Scott negotiated with Fox and ESPN. Without rehashing all of the particulars, the biggest news was that each member would …

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  • The Coach’s Corner: Football Is Still Football Regardless of Sex

    A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article from a highly successful coach gives an inside perspective football fans don’t often get to see, the direct insight of football concepts and experiences from a coach in the know. This week Coach …

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  • Eight-Straight: The streak that made the dawgs bow down

      Once upon a time, there was really only one consistently successful football program in the northwest. The Washington Huskies, at times dominant, other times laughable, had stood as a power program for much of the past century. Located in the largest metropolis of our …

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  • When it’s fourth and long…Remembering an Oregon Ducks Secret Weapon

    Special teams are often overlooked in football, until it comes down to a last-second kick to decide the game. Punters feel equal pressure, one of the key components in the chess match of football, tasked with pinning the opponents deep in their own territory. Armed …

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  • FishDuck One-On-One: Sportschat503 co-host Rian Winter

    Each week FishDuck.com’s Kurt Liedtke (better known as Keeerrrttt1) speaks with current/former student athletes, other FishDuck contributors, and outside experts in a one-on-one conversation–the FishDuck.com One-On-One. This week Kurt is joined by Sportschat503 co-host Rian Winter to reflect on the 2011-2012 Oregon year’s success and …

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  • Recruiting Update: Ducks’ Tally up to Six, 2013 Class Beginning to Take Shape

    Football Recruiting Committments After taking a one-week writing hiatus for pre-firefighter training, I’m back on the recruiting trail with our beloved Oregon Ducks. During my absence, Head Coach Chip Kelly and company received three commitments from venerable first-tier talent that collectively bears athleticism and considerable …

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  • The FishDuck Minute #15: Staying a Step Ahead of the Rest

    Oregon’s matchup with Southern Cal in 2010 was hyped up to be the Trojan’s return to the nation’s elite. The game did not disappoint, as Oregon traded blows with the Trojans until late in the second half. In this FishDuck minute, we’d like to show …

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  • The Validation of ‘We’: How Fans Are Verifiably Part of the Game

    Did you know that football season begins this week? No, there are no official practices, no games yet on the horizon, with kickoff still 67 days away. Nonetheless, incoming freshman will arrive and begin summer classes and voluntary workouts. The initial preparations for the 2012 …

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  • The Lottery: Spicing Up College Football’s Early Season Scheduling

    Two weeks ago, I outlined why any college football playoff needed to have a requirement of its participants that they be conference champions.  The idea was that selecting the best teams was too subjective a process; that any committee making that decision would be making …

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