Author: Mike Merrell

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Oregon Football 2014: Three Defining Moments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Some things never get old. Remembering wonderful things that came our way out of the blue always brings a smile. For sheer joy, it’s a toss-up between that and remembering the most outlandish, hilarious misfortunes that happened...

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Three-and-Out Tax Could Promote Academics

Mike Merrell”s Three-and-Out That we seem to place highest value on being entertained is not the most flattering observation that could be made about our society. Unfortunately, it’s true. Who makes more money — the brain surgeon or the rock...

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Taxing the Athletic Department: A Bad Idea

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out The University of Oregon Senate has proposed a 3 % “tax” on the Athletic Department (A.D.)  to help fund general University expenses. ESPN’s Ted Miller likens reluctance to go along with this idea to a 12-year-old child...

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A Fan’s Guide to Mental Health

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Mental illness is nothing to be taken lightly but like any other classification of illnesses, there are degrees — and as college football fans we (some more successfully than others) struggle to maintain our mental health through...

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Oregon Will Win National Football Crown

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Though some firmly deny it and others don’t dare to hope it, it’s just a matter of time. The Oregon Ducks will win a national football championship, more likely sooner than later. But first, a matter that...