As of Wednesday, November 6th, 2013, the beginning of a partnership between FishDuck.com and the online newspaper, EugeneDailyNews.com will commence.
My friends — I cannot continue to operate as I have in the last year. FD.com has become a full time job in itself that does not pay anything, as the ads do not cover the costs of the site. I want to spend more time on my Investment Advisory business, as I have clients who have been with me as long as 30 years, and I have a loyalty to put them first over my hobby interests. I am quite tired from trying to do both full time jobs, and cannot maintain this pace without endangering my health over time.
Going forward, I will simply be responsible, along with the team of coaches, for publishing an analysis each week, and I will continue to work with the GIF team. However, I will no longer be involved in the management of most aspects of FD.com: Content Journalism, Photojournalism, Social Media, The FishTank Video Archive, Human Resources . . . all of it will be managed by EugeneDailyNews.com as of Wednesday, the 6th, although I will help in the transition.
I wish to emphasize that I am not going anywhere, as I am just having daily management of the different departments of the site transferred to EDN, so that I can focus upon learning more about our beloved Ducks and passing those insights along through the analyses each Tuesday. The Fish Report will continue, and you’ll note we now have the plays analyzed each week shown in motion, and the coaches contributing will have that new feature in their Fish Reports, as well. This is going to allow me to return to a balanced life, where football analysis is fun and an interesting hobby.
EugeneDailyNews.com is a good matchup for us as Kelly Asay and his team is already accustomed to managing Editors and Writers and can add a more professional approach to a very successful fan website. We are going to have many gradual changes over time, and I would ask you to continue to come, read, and give us a chance to show you how we are growing and improving. I expect there will be some bumpiness at times on the site over the next four months or so, and you might even experience a weekday of no new articles, as EDN gets things nailed down with our writers/editors and organization.
In one sense, I am passing the baton, yet I am running in the lane right beside you, as I continue to provide analysis of football and other sports from time to time by noted experts in their field. You can continue to come to FishDuck.com as an independent site, as you always have, for the foreseeable future.
My profound thanks to all you for sharing in this unique experience, as the journey of FishDuck.com moves into its next stage of development.
Charles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks, a season ticket holder at Autzen Stadium for 35 years and has written reports on football boards for over 23 years. Known as “FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses. He and his wife Lois, have a daughter Christine, reside in Eugene Oregon, where he was a Financial Advisor for 36 years and now focuses full-time on Charitable Planned Giving Workshops for churches and non-profit organizations.
He does not profess to be a coach or analyst, but simply a “hack” that enjoys sharing what he has learned and invites others to correct or add to this body of Oregon Football! See More…
For Football Season: FishDuck Back to Seven Days a Week!
I had to shut down the daily articles on July 20th because I could no longer work the extra 3 to 12 hours per week of certain managerial/editorial duties. (beyond the usual ones with FishDuck)
I’ve had a blast writing without those duties, and now, due to a new agreement with the writers, I can announce that we will have articles seven days a week again. I wish to thank the writers publicly for their graciousness in coming to a solution, as now I still do not have do those extra duties with our agreement, and meanwhile the writers are back having fun creating articles as I am.
Everybody is happy! So below is the new schedule through football season:
Monday: Mr. FishDuck
Tuesday: Darren Perkins
Wednesday: Joshua Whitted & Mr. FishDuck
Thursday: Coach Eric Boles & Alex Heining
Friday: David Marsh
Saturday: Mr. FishDuck (GameDay Baby!)
Sunday: Jordan Ingram
A couple of writers could not join us as they have new projects in their lives, and cannot write for anyone at the moment–but perhaps we will see them back later.
Things rarely work out so well for all parties in agreements, but this time it has and truly….everyone wins!
Our 33 rules at FishDuck can be summarized to this: 1) be polite and respectful, 2) keep it clean, and 3) no reference of any kind to politics. Easy-peasy!
FishDuck members….we got your back. No Trolls Allowed!