Ducks Play Colorado for Redemption, Porky’s, and the Head of a Chicken

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Good morning, Duck fans. It is good to see you. I trust you have all had a pleasant and prosperous week. I’m a grown man, with a wife, kids, friends and much to anticipate. On a related note, a record number of people are getting hurt in their homes by falling televisions.

There were moments last Saturday I wished I was one of them.

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There were moments last Saturday I wished I was one of them.

But onward we forge. Boats beating against the tide, and all that. This week we play the Colorado Buffaloes. FishDuck.com exhaustively researched the Buffs of Colorado and discovered … these folks are nuts!

Current Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

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Current Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

Speaking of governors, many people know the distinctive color on the Colorado State Capitol was created through the use of “Beulah Red Marble.” Most people don’t know Colorado’s 33rd State governor was

Beulah Balbricker from Porky's.

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Beulah Balbricker from Porky’s.

Ms. Balbricker was ushered into the Governor’s Mansion on a “Tell it Like it Is” platform when she came up with the perfect description for former Buffs head coach Rick Neuheisel.

I told you! This team has Porky's written all over it. How weird is that?

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Beulah! Now was that nice?

People in Colorado are proud of their state traditions. In fact, in the town of Fruita, the town folk celebrate ‘Mike the Headless Chicken Day’. This is a real thing! A farmer named L.A. Olsen cut off Mike’s head on September 10, 1945, in anticipation of a chicken dinner — and Mike lived for another 4 years without a head.

Just like the 2012-2015 Beavers

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Just like the 2011-2015 Beavers

Go Ducks! De-Fense, De-Fense!

Top photo by bleacherreport.com

 

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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."

  • duckusucker

    The stakes are high against the Buffalos. Or the Buffaloes. Or just Buffalo. Never trust an animal that can be pluralized 3 different ways.

    • Kim

      Not to mention that there are no actual buffaloes within 5,000 miles of Boulder, Colorado. American humped creatures are bison. Thanks for reading, DUS.