To immediately get to the new section Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches do click here.
(The incredible photo above of Reggie Ogburn is from the Oregon Media Guide, courtesy of Benzduck.)
Every week through March, April and May we have been having “Fantastic Fridays” with the gradual introduction of 11 new sections of the FishDuck.com week-by-week. My goal is for these new sections is to be a Duck Sanctuary, a place to retreat to when you want a break from “real-life” and want to enjoy a diversion of reading about and watching our Beloved Ducks.
So far, we have revealed the following new sections of FishDuck.com….
Now we release one of the “big-three” sections of the site as we had previously shared our new Analysis Library with over 330 Analysis articles from yours-truly and with the majority coming from guest coaches. This week we release a section that is staggering in entertainment and information when you look into the new section called…
Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches
I wanted a section that had all the amazing interviews, videos and stories of famous players, coaches and people of influence over the life of University of Oregon Football. At FishDuck.com–we had a ton of articles, written by Joey Holland, Pat Pannu, Brian Libby, Henry Swift, and of course Jim Maloney, … but there were also quite a few in other websites by authors such as Paul Land (Benzduck) and the legendary Kurt Liedtke.
This section has a whooping 182 articles and videos of stories about our Ducks heroes, some of which will be hard to believe. You will be surprised at all you did not know about some our favorite Ducks who played at Autzen and Hayward Field. There is nothing like this on any Oregon site and it is badly needed, as the more we know, the more we will enjoy our beloved Ducks that much more.
To see this new section Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches do click here.
I do wish to pay tribute and give credit to so many Oregon fans who have given so much of their spare time for the benefit of us all. We have already met a couple of them, but when it comes to history, interviews and videos–there are few peers to the efforts of Kurt Liedtke who has helped us all with his hundreds of videos. So many of the articles and videos in this new section are from Kurt as well as the upcoming section, History of Oregon Football, that will rolled out in a month. Below is a video about him as a dedicated Oregon Football Historian that I found quite interesting…
We all owe so much to Kurt and you will see his work by the hundreds in this new section and others to be released on FishDuck.com soon.
Below is an update about Kurt as many are as curious as I was about his current passions and projects. No surprise–he is excelling at what he applies his talents toward.
A new section that will salute so many Ducks!
“Oh how we love to read, watch and learn about our Beloved Ducks!”
Charles Fischer (FishDuck)
Update from Kurt Liedtke
I spent 12 years in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles working in music, film, video games and social media, culminating as a music supervisor for production libraries. It was during this time I first did FishDuck.com, then was recruited by another fan to launch Campus Attic to continue the work I had been doing with FishDuck.com. After that collaboration fell apart I left Los Angeles and returned home to Oregon to become a print and multimedia journalist with the Lake County Examiner, where I won Excellence in Journalism awards for best editorial, best spot news photography and best news video.
I have since relocated to the Herald & News in Klamath Falls, where to date I have had six articles get picked up by the AP news wire and reprinted around the world as far away as Hungary. My most recent AP addition was earlier this week, a story about mammoth tracks in Oregon that was reprinted by the Register Guard, Seattle Times, Medford Mail Tribune, Bend Bulletin, The Columbian (Vancouver, WA), KOIN-TV, OPB and the Smithsonian.
During my tenure with the H&N I have won the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association first and second place prize for Best Feature Story: Personality, and I am a finalist for multiple 2017 awards to be announced soon in the SPJ, ONPA and BNC journalism awards. I produce a weekly video news program, film across Southern Oregon including plenty of commercial drone work, and write regularly.
I no longer do any sports or Duck coverage, and abandoned a project a launched last year called the UO Sports Archive to log on one central YouTube channel all of the full games and coaches shows available from other channels across all Oregon sports not just football. I also no longer update the keeerrrttt highlights channel, unless a former player requests a specific play for their personal use for coaching purposes.
I do however occasionally collaborate with sports writers on historic research for Oregon Ducks articles and TV programs when asked, and have made several public speeches showcasing aspects of Oregon history, such as this speech I did in the lead-up to the Civil War game for the Lake County Historical Society highlighting the history of Oregon and OSU with a focus on weird behind-the-scenes incidents among fans.