Morning After Hangover: Oregon Still Giving Us Things To Celebrate

Oregon vs Arizona

Raise your hand if you are tired of the Ohio State celebratory articles. I know I am. FishDuck.com writer Caleb Couturie provided us what I believe is the best overall assessment of the game with some good, some bad, and some other stuff from last night. It hurts. It hurts a lot, but even a loss has a silver lining. Oregon players, coaches, and fans showed that even in a loss, we are still more than just a bunch of kids playing football.

Matt Prehm from 247sports.com wrote a fantastic piece on Derrick Malone on gathering the younger Ducks and making sure they manned up and congratulated the victors. From Prehm’s piece:

“You have to be a man when you win,” Malone said after the game of his actions. “And you have to be a man when you are defeated.”

Puddles the Duck gave his opinion on the game, and it went viral –

Sam Laird over at Mashable awards Puddles the Internets award for social media dominance last night:

Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich tweeted this out post-game:

Assistant AD Andy McNamara reminds us what we have to be thankful for:

And to cap it off, hard not to smile when you know the reigning Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks have your back:

Win or lose, we are #DuckNation, and September 5th isn’t that far away.

Go Ducks!

Top Image by Craig Strobeck

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Paul Jones

Paul Jones

I (Managing Editor and Writer) am a lifelong Oregon Duck fan, currently living in Seattle, WA. While born and raised in the Pacific Northwest,; a Tour of Duty in the USMC and a successful corporate career has taken me all over the U.S. I graduated from Willamette University with a BA in Economics, minoring in Mathematics. I wrote for the Statesman Journal during the late ‘90’s/early 2000’s and have contributed to a number of online publications. I am married, the father of two awesome girls, and the Managing Editor for FishDuck.com. You can find me at: @Bigducklitlduck on most social media, or email me here.

  • MarcTheDuck

    Second trip to the national championship and first Heisman Trophy player… overall this WAS the best season in Oregon’s history. And we’re still building it.

    • Absolutely, Marc – we are a few decades behind the “traditional” powerhouses. We’ll get there. I believe in Helfrich and this entire staff. Tell ya what, Lockie looked ready to GO when he came in last night! Love they didn’t just have him hand off!!!

  • disqus_Zh8hDRwXyI

    Hey I know the vibe of stating true factors gets translated into “negativity” but truth is the demographics of Oregon, the state and it’s football program, do not translate to putting up W’s against the blue chips at neutral or away sites. This coming season will be the true test of Mark Helfrich’s ability as a head ball coach…. see what happens in East Lansing early on in September and in Tempe later on. Best to all the duck ballers and us fans.