Category: Editorials

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Should Ty Griffin Be the Oregon Quarterback?

There’s a big banner at the Ducks’ practice field, that I’m going to have to paraphrase … “To be ordinary, keep doing things the way they’ve always been done. To be great, requires the courage to go against tradition.” This move...

A Sad Day For Duck Fans 18

What is the Appropriate Reaction to the Utah Game?

Confusion. Okay, now that I’ve answered the entire question of the article I guess I’ll just go home … … Kidding. But seriously, confusion is the only appropriate answer for how the Ducks game unfolded. Over the course of this...

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Little Brother Ducks Will Strike Back

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out The Oregon Ducks certainly came out the “little brother” against the Utah Utes Saturday night. Being branded a little brother smarts. And no matter what happens, you will be reminded from time to time that you are...

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The Other Shoe

Others Receiving Votes: Toledo (68), Oregon (64) It was following a game against Utah in 2009 that the Ducks last found themselves voted off the AP Top 25 island, so it is only fitting that a game against Utah, mark...

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Expectations, Reality and Oregon Football

“Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.” Last week I wrote a satirical article in an attempt to point out the unrealistic expectations of many Oregon fans.  It was heavy on irony, saying exactly the opposite...

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The Future of College Football Arrived in Week 3

Predicting a game is hard … ask any athletic director in college football, who are often required to anticipate the quality of their opponents as far as a decade ahead. Contrast that challenge with the fact that TV networks rarely...

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Season’s First Quarter Reveals Hypocrisy, Lies and Hope

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out It’s incredible and yet it’s still surprising. Beating Georgia State, 61-28, using a generous helping of second, third and fourth stringers just wasn’t enough blood for too many fans. What seems to be forgotten is that September...

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Three Degrees of Motivation

I walked into my local Costco a few days ago to help my grandmother with her shopping needs. After showing the entrance employee my membership card and being granted admittance into this wholesale world, I met an older man wearing...