I Could Have Danced All Night

Good morning, Duck fans.   The NCAA investigation is over and we were severely punished for our misdeeds.

You've been very bad...but I love you just the same.


You’ve been very bad…but I love you just the same.


Now it’s time to take the high road, as befits the prestigious institution of higher education that we support.





The reaction of Duck fans to the news was predictably understated.


Go Ducks!


Go Ducks!


But surprisingly football fans around the Northwest were not as pleased that the rules of fair play and participation in intercollegiate athletics were so affirmed by the honorable guardians of the game known as the NCAA.  To my dismay some of the more ardent fans of the Beavers and Huskies took the news…rather hard.


Well...I never!


Well…I never!


Purely in the interest of telling the whole story, journalistically after all,  I have monitored what some of the message boards and forums for the Beavers and Huskies have had to say about the outcome of the investigation.  I do this with a sense of sadness, really.  I take no joy in their grief.

One Beaver fan compared the University of Oregon to…

Seems a little harsh, don't you think?


Seems a little harsh, don’t you think?


Another Beaver fan compared the outcome of the NCAA investigation to Sandy Hook.


Really?  Sandy Hook?


Really? Sandy Hook?


One Husky fan on Dawgman.com said that this was just proof that the bad guys win.  He’s wrong.  THIS is proof that the bad guys win.


"I would like to open this press conference with a quick 'F--- You' to Mike Bellotti


“I would like to open this press conference with a quick ‘F— You’ to Mike Bellotti


There you have the highlights, so far, of what is being said in the crazier parts of the greater Northwest.  I was glad to provide this peek into the minds of the twisted and bizarre.  The only bad thing was having to go to websites other than fishduck.com.  Why would anyone want to do that?

Have a great 4th of July.







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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."

  • hoboduck

    That was fun. Keep up the good work.
    Go Ducks

  • FishDuck

    I don’t care who you are…that was funny. I actually played a minute or so of “I Could have Danced all Night” as bringing back a fond memory. Then I laughed out loud at how fitting it was for many of us!