Category Archive for: ‘FishWrap’

  • Recruiting Update: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

    Football Recruiting Commitments Special teams are far from the most glamorous positions on the gridiron, however, within Oregon’s system, every slot of the depth chart is of equal importance. Heading into 2013, the Ducks wasted no time in securing senior long snapper Drew Howell’s replacement …

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  • Athletic supremacy – the Battle of Birds

    As the 2012-2013 college athletic season comes to an end, very few of the 346 Division I schools can say they had success across all sports.  This makes perfect sense, since some schools tend to focus on one sports program over another.  For example, Duke …

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  • Gut wrenching times with Chip Kelly

    With the new era of Helfrich football just over the rise, I thought it would be a good time to look back at the Chip Kelly era. Specifically the most gut wrenching parts of it.  As we are all huge Ducks fans, some of the …

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  • Civwar3

    Rivalry Losing Steam In Politically Correct World

    The debate over rival-rooting-etiquette came into question this week on a local radio show, prompting passionate calls of “We’re all in the same state,” and “I root for both teams unless they’re playing each other.” Quite frankly, I had to turn the channel. I wrote an article after …

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  • The Overreaction to “Big Games”

    A week after the Oregon baseball team got eliminated from the College World Series I went on Twitter with a question in mind: Were any Ducks fans angry at coach George Horton for this disappointing end to the season?  I typed his name into the …

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  • Notes from around the college football nation: Middle School recruiting frenzy and Vandalism destroys college football

    I recently got one step closer to kick off  -  just purchased my Athlon Sports College football preview magazine.  Once I have that magazine in my hands, life is good.  It makes me realize the season is almost here (even though it is forever away).  We …

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  • Father’s Day Gift List for Fans Around the Country

    While most people know FishDuck as being the preeminent source of innovative knowledge about all things sport having to do with the University of Oregon (as well as Philadelphia, wink wink say no more) what most do not realize is that FishDuck is also a …

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  • FishDuck Classic: Miracle in the Desert

    It may be summer, but that only brings us that much closer to fall, and the return of Duck football. Over the summer, the FishDuck Classic will help familiarize readers with some our most important analyses and greatest stories. Today: Miracle in the Desert: Oregon …

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  • Michael Vick In Graps

    Trouble in Philly Town for Chip?

    Philadelphia’s fans are notoriously critical and, as the Eagles mini-camp finished up, there were signs that the burst of initial excitement over Chip Kelly’s new regime was dissolving in a drizzle of worries. The only question is, how much of this worry is legitimate and …

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  • The Ten Most Exhilarating Games of the Last Ten Seasons: #5-1

    If you missed #10-6, find it here. 5) 2006 vs. Oklahoma Most of the games on this list share the same reason for their exhilaration value: a winning outcome despite all evidence to the contrary that victory was possible; the bleaker the situation prior to …

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