Monthly Archive: December 2012

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Top Heavy With A Feather Light Bottom

PAC-12 fans have spent all year thinking, and believing, that they are the second-best conference to the almighty SEC.  Our only real competition, the Big-Ten and Big-12 (which is which anymore?), maintain that the Pac-12 is too small and too...

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Wildcats think they’re Stanford: REALLY?

I saw some jaw-dropping quotes from some Kansas State players, and do not misunderstand—I admire what Bill Snyder has done with the Wildcats, yet cannot comprehend some of the reaching statements I read.  Our center, Hroniss Grasu, was quoted by...

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Bryan Bennett is at Wide Receiver?

We have been getting reports over the last month of practices that reserve QB Bryan Bennett has NOT worn the usual Red QB jersey which protects the player from hits during play reps.  He has been wearing the same white...

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Tyner’s Time Is Not Next Year

The love Duck fans are showing on Thomas Tyner is almost unpresidented. It’s rare that we, as Oregonians, get to root for one of our own in the Oregon Duck backfield. It’s almost as rare as a back rushing for...

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An Open Letter To Chip Kelly

Dear Coach Kelly, By now most Duck fans seem resigned to the notion of the Fiesta Bowl being your last game as Oregon’s coach. In the media and at the proverbial water cooler, your visor has long been packed for...

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The Oregon Epitome: Baylor?

Did you see Baylor run the ball inside well AND throw the long ball for touchdowns in the Holiday Bowl?  It reminded me of our game at Michigan in 2007 where we threw three bombs for TDs, and yet had...

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What Rich Brooks DID to us…?

I have often thought about what Coach Brooks achieved at Oregon, but the real accomplishment is where he brought us from when he began.  But what about later?  What was left after he moved up to the NFL, and later...

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The Best Ducks in the NFL

The Pro Bowl selections have just been released, with two former Oregon Ducks making the cut: Haloti Ngata and Max Unger. While Oregon hasn’t produced the kind of NFL talent that conferences like the SEC have produced, there are still...

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Dark side of sports

I love sports. I really do. I love the combination of grace and power, skill and force; whether it is a player elevating for a dunk on the basketball court, or a running back plowing through multiple defenders for extra...