Sanctions, Shmanctions!

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It was suggested to me that I use the bye week to talk about the scandals that are rocking along with Alabama (D.J. Fluker), Tennessee (Tyler Bray and Maurice Couch) and Mississippi State (Chad Bumphis and Fletcher Cox).  I sat down to write about it and realized that I would rather drop a hot coal in my left eye than talk about NCAA scandals and sanctions.

Owie

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Owie

Instead, the fascinating folks at Fishduck International (Leaders in Liquidity since 1956) have come up with some sanctions of our own.

1. Skyview High School Sanctioned For Premature Jocularity:  Far be it from fishduck.com to ever smirk at something that happens to athletes from the state of Washington, but last Friday night Skyview blocks a Columbia River field goal attempt at the end of the game and forgets to secure the ball before making like Pete Carroll after every first down.  It would not be surprising if one or two players forgot.  Given that it’s in Washington, it would even be understandable if five of them forgot.  But all eleven players?

2.  The Jacksonville Jaguars Sanctioned for Fraudulently Claiming to Be an NFL Team:  The Jaguars have played, arguably — (Not really arguably.  I wonder why people say that when they don’t mean it) — two of the worst teams in the NFL (Kansas City and Oakland) to open their 2013-14 season.  They have been outscored 49-11.  The situation has gotten so dire that ownership has considered bringing in Tim Tebow.  Not as a quarterback of course, just as a superhero.

Tim Tebow...actual size

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Tim Tebow . . . actual size

3.  Oregon State Sanctioned for Spiking the Kool-Aid:  Oregon State fans, giddy over recent victories vs. Hawaii, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and Wizard Island in Crater Lake, are calling for a Heisman campaign featuring quarterback Sean Mannion.  When asked, Head Coach Mike Riley had this to say:

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4.  University of Washington Sanctioned for Presumption of Interest When There is Less Than None:  Sometimes this stuff just writes itself.  The University of Washington Alumni Association has announced a viewing party for selected games this season . . . in Albany.  No, not I-5’s Albany.  That would be bad enough.  U-Dull alums are getting together to wing some dings at Legends Sports Lounge in Albany, New York!  Make your reservations now.  Space is limi . . . no it isn’t.  Show up anytime.

Game Day with UW Alumni

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Game Day in The Empire State with UW Alumni

Happy Bye week Boys and Girls!

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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."

  • Famous

    It appears to have been an extra point or field goal rather than a punt.
    amirite?

    • Stephen Wallner

      Yes, that was a field goal, not a punt. Good effort, though, Kim. I love how the fans are starting to rush the field then just stop and look confused. Hilarious!

      • Kim

        Thank you. It’s fixed. As Steve McCroskey from “Airplane” once kind of said, looks like I picked the wrong column to stop sniffing glue. Thanks for the catch. Kim.