It Wasn’t Always Going to Be The Civil War

Most fans don’t realize that today’s Oregon-Oregon State game wasn’t always going to be called The Civil War.  There was a resolution brought before the Oregon State Legislature in 1965 that would have made our game the first one to be sponsored by a nationally recognized company.

The Dee Andros Thanksgiving Feast Classic, Sponsored by Dexatrim

Dee Andros was a big man on campus, and an enormous figure in OSU football, casting a huge shadow over the state.  So mammoth was his presence, he became a massive force behind Oregon State’s rise to football mediocrity during his mountainous tenure.  Beaver coffers were fat as Andros loomed over Benton County, blocking out the sun and frightening small children into attending games at what was then known as Porker Stadium.

A veteran in his younger days,

Andros in uniform during the Korean War.


Andros ran into a bit of scandal later on.  Rumors persisted that he was the illegitimate father of early rock and roll legend,


Fats Domino


Denver Nuggets star guard


Fat Lever


minor Philomath porn star


Fat Tuesday


and fast food industrialist





Andros vehemently and categorically denied these rumors through his publicist Mrs. Jack Spratt.  The large man was unable to speak to the press directly due to his annual treatment for the purpose of leaving his office.



The move to name the annual football game after The Great Tub of Goo was killed in the state legislature after an attack of good sense.

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Kim Hastings

Kim Hastings

Kim Hastings is a 1984 graduate of Northwest Christian College. He cut his journalistic teeth as sports editor of a paper in his home town of Fortuna, CA, and, later as a columnist for the Longview Daily News in Longview, WA. He saw his first Oregon game in 1977 and never missed a home game from 1981 until a bout with pneumonia cut his streak short in 1997. He was one of the proud 3200 on a bitterly cold night in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1989 for the Independence Bowl, and continues to be big supporter of Oregon sports. He is an active participant on the various Oregon Ducks messageboards as "TacomaDuck."