Isn’t it Just About Time for My Happy Dance?

Every week, as I approach the time to talk to you folks, I wish for just two things.  I wish for the conclusion of the NCAA investigation,

Head office  of the National Collegiate Athletic Assocoation

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Head office of the National Collegiate Athletic Association

 

and for the beginning of my happy dance

 

Everybody Happy Dance!

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Everybody Happy Dance!

 

with full knowledge that at my age it will likely look more like this:

 

Has anyone seen my back brace?

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Has anyone seen my back brace?

 

Two weeks ago we were teased into believing that the word was finally going to come down about whatever mischievous hi-jinx went on in or around 2006-2009 that got Oregon into hot water.

 

 

I will do to you what the bestest football team cannot

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I will do to you what the bestest football team cannot

 

But it was not to be.  Shrouded in the myriad labyrinth of policy and procedure known only to the  NCAA it was decided that they needed to deal with the Miami Hurricanes…again…before giving Oregon her little swat on the rump.

 

Though from my unbiased position we seem pretty innocent

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Though from my unbiased position we seem pretty innocent

 

“So we beat on,” to quote F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby, “boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”  We can’t fully commit to the bright future ahead (Hmmm, has there ever been a first-year coach win a National Championship?  There I said it!  It’s out there!) until we put this thing behind us.  Meanwhile fans of other teams nip at us with “What I’m hearing” and “There’s more to it than you know.”  Why can’t they just give us our due,

 

Come to Papa

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Come to Papa

 

and play one another for other valuable prizes?

 

Hot cha!

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Hot cha!

 

I know, that would be wishing too much.  But hey, maybe next week it will be happy dance time.

Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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."

  • Ethan Elson

    I don’t understand why the ncaa is incapable of handling both issues at the same time. Isn’t the oregon investigation over? What work do they really have to do besides talking?