Author: Joel Gunderson

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Wait-and-See as NLI Comes and Goes

It’s the easiest thing to do — to make snap judgments or knee-jerk reactions. Those are what this world is based on (smartphone and twitter in hand.) However, in this instance — and it’s the same every year — the...

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Who Got to Budda?

I need to preface this article by saying that I do not know Budda Baker.  Not personally, professionally, or in any other capacity.  If I did, then perhaps I wouldn’t need to ask the following question: Who got to him?...

Zimmerman Trial Brings Out Best In Ducks 6

Zimmerman Trial Brings Out Best In Ducks

As the George Zimmerman trial came to a merciful end last night, the world took to social media expressing their feelings on the biggest media trial we’ve seen since since O.J.’s glove didn’t fit. It brought out the best in...

In CFB’s Free Agency, Oregon Would Aim High To Fill Needs 3

In CFB’s Free Agency, Oregon Would Aim High To Fill Needs

It’s July, which means NBA free agency is in high gear. For fans in Portland, that means mid-level signings and questionable trades. One thing that free agency offers the big spenders, however, is the opportunity for quick improvement. If college...

No Bowl-Ban Was A Win, Win, Win, Win 3

No Bowl-Ban Was A Win, Win, Win, Win

It’s become increasingly evident over the last week that Oregon got away with one as it pertains to the NCAA investigation. For all of the speculation, all of the rumors and all the worry, it came back as nothing more...

US Open Failures Remind Us That Nothing Is Guaranteed 1

US Open Failures Remind Us That Nothing Is Guaranteed

Last weekend, as the world watched Phil Mickelson stumble to another second place finish in The U.S. Open at Merion, I couldn’t help but correlate his failures to a more local team. The squad that huffs, and puffs, but can...

Let The Summer Take You Away 2

Let The Summer Take You Away

In the modern world, it can be nearly impossible to separate yourself from passions.  With Twitter, Facebook and various sites at your fingertips, news of your favorite squad can be captured in a second.  Sometimes, it’s as if we’ve been...

‘Spicy’ Championship For Auburn in 2011 4

‘Spicy’ Championship For Auburn in 2011

In the dog days of the off-season, where recruiting and spring ball have passed, it can hard to find content to write about.  Sometimes it’s necessary to fish for stories (no pun intended); however, today is not one of those...

Rodrigues or Lockie: Both look to back up The Man 1

Rodrigues or Lockie: Both look to back up The Man

On Saturday, Oregon fans got their first glimpse of the two men vying for Oregon’s backup quarterback spot in Jeff Lockie and Jake Rodrigues.  While both men impressed statistically, one thing became even clearer during the game: The incumbent, Marcus...

NFL Draft Helps Usher In New Era At Oregon 3

NFL Draft Helps Usher In New Era At Oregon

By next Sunday night, as many as five former Ducks could find themselves on planes, headed off to the next venture in life, with the NFL staring them in the face. Back in Eugene, spring ball 2013 will soon be a...

Receiving Corps Thinning, Opportunities Rising 6

Receiving Corps Thinning, Opportunities Rising

When the news arrived Friday that Dwayne Stanford, the lanky, 6’5″ true sophomore receiver, was going under the knife to fix a potentially serious knee injury, panic began to spread amongst the Oregon faithful.  With Mark Helfrich now leading the charge,...