Let me answer your question right up front; we are not going away, but we are changing in a big way. I announced a few months ago that we were going to require paid subscription to access the site from August, but the funding to monetize the website has fallen through, thus FishDuck.com will remain a free site.
What is GOING ON?
If you wish to learn about why we are downscaling things, read this – the reasons make sense. I’ve been told by a ton of people for a very long time how stupid I am — doing what I have done for thousands of hours, costing tens of thousands of dollars. All for the enjoyment of sharing what I’m learning about Oregon football, and for the pleasure of reading what other skilled writers and coaches are thinking about the program.
Over the next month, the look of the site, the template, will have changed. We will be focused on analysis and learning football, primarily. We will have full 250-plus analysis articles available and organized for you to find incredible information on this site over time. The Famous FishDuck.com Analysis Library will be available sometime in the next six weeks, and of course we will announce it with a splash. It will be amazing, as just looking at what has been gathered now in my preliminary work is stunning in terms of the volume of football information in one place.
What WILL be up on FishDuck.com?
We will continue to have two to four articles a week with an emphasis on quality subjects and writing, and of course, analysis for those who want to continue to learn more about football.
Mondays: Start your week out by reading the rad- rotation of three unique writers on FishDuck.com. Charles Fischer will offer this thoughts, everyone’s favorite editorial writer Mike Merrell returns, and extraordinary football talent evaluator Mike Kelly will take turns on Mondays, giving you some Duck details to ponder.
Tuesdays: We will be getting into the meaty analysis articles that FishDuck.com is known for, and these will never go away. The difference this year? This site has nailed what Oregon will do on defense and offense, and the best insight on the web will reside on Tuesdays with Coach Ruskin Fiegenbaum, Coach Eric Boles, Coach Jeremy McGuire, and the infamous Grizzled Ol’ Coach, Mike Morris.
Learn more about football from them!
Wednesdays: This is the last official day of the FishDuck.com week, and it will hold you over until the next Monday when you read superb football information from Justin Samples, or the thought-provoking editorials of Marc Burton. Other writers will contribute on Wednesdays to make it a day of pondering …
We will continue to have occasional articles from coaches who will give their opinion about Oregon football that will reveal things we never knew as a fan. But you will need to check in at least once a week in order to not miss those — especially when they are timely. We will have Coach’s Opinion articles published Thursdays when they are available, as the coaches who write those articles are unwilling to be on a schedule — so we take their thoughts when they wish to provide them.
No other website will offer so much insight with opinions and analysis from those paid to coach the game as FishDuck.com — even when the site is downscaled.
What about your RECKLESS unpublished PERSONAL Opinions Charles?
I’ve been thinking about what to do with them.
You see, there are many who hear some of my opinions on the phone and either say, “you gotta write that and publish it,” or they tell me that, “you better never publish that,” and they are right, which is why you have not seen some … colorful thoughts about Oregon Football, the coaches, the people I come in contact with — written in articles on this site.
But I came up with a solution — a way for sharing with those who are interested in hearing these silly thoughts, but yet not go public with them and that will be through the newsletter that I am beginning, the weekly FishLetter.
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Anyone on the list knows that I have not shared that list with anyone, and never will as I promised. I repeat … no one but me will use that email list, but it will always remain, just to inform FishDuck.com readers. It would be used simply to let you know when we have up a tasty new bunch of articles and to share my non-public tidbits I’ve learned, my rants, my inside thoughts that simply can’t be in a public sphere.
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So you are NOT Going Away Charles….
Of course not, but we will only have two to four articles a week, and from what our analytics tell us? That will fit most of you just right; you read a ton on other sites and don’t want to read a lot of content here, but want the analysis angle, or the coaches’ perspective on things. We will continue to offer that for you, and I am reflecting on some new stuff for the readers this fall that would be fun for all and I’ve never done before. Stay tuned …
Let’s continue to learn more football!
Charles Fischer (FishDuck)
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