Beating the Huskies NEVER Gets Old: A New Target?


Were you grinning at halftime of the Husky game as I was at our 28-6 lead? It did not go at all the way I thought, as we all were pleasantly surprised. Of course I have an irrational hatred of the Huskies, hence my highly disproportionate joy over defeating this foe compared to other games. We have won 11 times straight over them, and it could have been one for how I felt — was it the same for any of you older fans out there?

I was impressed with how many fans agreed with the linked article above based upon my text messages and emails; it just doesn’t get old beating the Huskies — although half the fun is knowing that, euphoric as we are, thousands of Huskies are sick to their stomachs with the loss. How bad a person am I for feeling that way? The heck of it is, I have no control over those pent up emotions when they bubble up to the surface. Yes, I get hyped in basketball, but not in the same way. (I recall a Husky fan telling me years ago how Washington was a “football school” and the Ducks should just steer clear. You can imagine the resulting indigestion I had after hearing that.)

She likes the thought of this...

Kevin Cline

She likes the thought of this…

I notice that, in the total series between the two schools, our beloved Ducks are still down by 14 victories. Can we catch that? Could we go 25 straight on the Huskies? Common sense says no, but we can always hope! It is so hard to make up that difference, as every time UDub wins, we have to win one to prevent a bigger hole. Is it a target to attain?

Perhaps not asking for 14 straight, but to get it done over 25 years is more reasonable. With the direction the program is going, the recruiting, and I believe the longevity of the staff going forward — anything is possible.

Usually when I write I offer proof sources or examples to back up my assertions, while this time — I am being silly and just spouting my emotional nonsense toward a largely understanding readership. Yet that is a cool target for Oregon fans — to catch up the long-time series score. Possible? Silly stuff?

May you all bask in the glory of another win over Washington!


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Charles Fischer

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Charles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks for thirty years and has written reports on football boards for over a dozen years. Known as “FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses. He and his wife Lois, a daughter, Christine, and their dog (Abbie) reside in Eugene, Oregon, where he has been a financial advisor for 30 years serving clients in seven different states. He does not profess to be a coach or analyst, but simply a “hack” that enjoys sharing what he has learned and invites others to correct or add to this body of Oregon Football! See More...

  • BigBallzChipper

    Congrats on another successful Happy Hate Washington week! I to share you’re sentiment. I don’t care we could put 150 on them and I would still yell out in blood curdling screams to keep piling it on!! This win feels really great for me because I felt Shaq Thompson kind of lead us on. John Ross IIV played around with us, and Budda Baker just hurt! So I’m temped to troll (which I have kept myself from doing) all of them on twitter. Specially Budda to let him know that he will end up just like Shaq Thompson 0-4 against our ducks! Next time we will have Benner come and pancake Budda just like Hronius did to their safety during this very game allow Freeman to go 35 yards and score our first TD.

    • FishDuck

      I never thought I’d say, “its-great-to-hate” like that….but it IS the Huskies!

      Truth is, I’m experiencing a phenomenon that never occurred in the old days…and that is seeing all the incredible talent on other teams that Oregon recruited.

      Yep..the few on Washington you mentioned, and a ton at UCLA and Cal, that will never have the chance to experience the heights we are moving to. It seems that many ARE looking seriously our way this year….

      • BigBallzChipper

        Yup Alex Redmond and Eddie Vanderdose. Those two but then Evan Voeller did bust Eddie’s shoulder during a camp, and he was already committed to us so maybe thats why…. Anyways just like we told Derrick Green (RB recruit) we will either win with you or without (He didn’t like the truth much)! I really hope we get some of the blue chippers we have had visiting recently for the D side of the ball. I miss that pressure that Hart & Dion brought on passing downs, and man Kiko miss him & Clay a ton. Although I think we have great talent coming up on the MIKE in Walking & Swain.


  • Randy Snauer

    I am not a big fan of reality television shows, but how good would it be to watch a show about a group of Husky fans watching (and losing obviously) a game vs. the Ducks?

    • BigBallzChipper

      I’m in got any friends that are Fuskies that we can simultaneously stream live with the game and split screen it so we can watch their reaction as we pour alkaline (or hydroflouric acid) into the wound?!