“We compete against ourselves.” “We play them one game at a time.” “Our opponents are faceless.”
These are all axioms you have heard from football coaches from Pee Wee ball to the NFL. They are ways of saying no one opponent is any more important than any other opponent. You may have heard people say that about the Ducks and Huskies. Respectfully …
Oh, some of you will cite the Civil War. But, after the Civil War the Beavers will still have the sense of hopelessness that can only come from knowing life as one big …
The Husky game is the be-all and end-all of the 2015 season. Why? Because I am tired of being so damn popular.
Popular, you ask? What does the football season thus far have to do with my popularity? Well, I live in the Seattle area. For over a decade now, I have serenely worn Duck gear around the Puget Sound.
No one said a word.
Now everyone in town wants to talk football with me.
So, to the players, coaches, training staff, spiritual guidance and janitorial membership of the University of Oregon Fighting Ducks, I beg of you …
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