Monthly Archive: June 2012

The Rockets Red Glare 0

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...

FLYOVER COUNTRY—The Song Remains Same 5

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...

The Coach’s Corner: Football Is Still Football Regardless of Sex 1

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...

Eight-Straight: The streak that made the dawgs bow down 6

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...

When it’s fourth and long…Remembering an Oregon Ducks Secret Weapon 1

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...

FishDuck One-On-One: Sportschat503 co-host Rian Winter 0

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...

Recruiting Update: Ducks’ Tally up to Six, 2013 Class Beginning to Take Shape 2

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...

The Validation of ‘We’: How Fans Are Verifiably Part of the Game 0

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...

The Lottery: Spicing Up College Football’s Early Season Scheduling 4

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...

Notes from around college football nation: SEC is tough and Ohio State in the BCS 6

Notes from around college football nation: SEC is tough and Ohio State in the BCS

The results are in, we are moving forward with a playoff. I feel playoffs will be a topic that will go on until the very first game is played this season. Once they decide on the format, then they decide...

Side by side: Stacking up two great Oregon defenses 3

Side by side: Stacking up two great Oregon defenses

This year’s Oregon Ducks may or may not field a top-notch defensive squad. As I wrote last week, the makings are all there, but success can only be proven on the football field through a season’s worth of games. If...

Summertime, Summertime, Sum Sum Summertime 0

Summertime, Summertime, Sum Sum Summertime

Time to break out the SPF 1.5 baby!  It’s summer time in the Great Northwest.  I threw open the windows when I got up and, yesiree Bob, the fog was DEFINITELY  a little warmer.  There is nothing like warmed fog to make...

FishDuck Weekly Video Log – Episode 48 0

FishDuck Weekly Video Log – Episode 48

Every week Kurt Liedtke (better known as Keeerrrttt1), co-owner of FishDuck.com, creates video blogs (vlogs) to update all you fine folk on all things FishDuck, a free-form discussion of current events about Oregon Ducks sports and all that’s new with...