Fighting Ducks against the sky
These are men who jump so high
Men who mean just what they say
The brave men of the Green Brigade
Trained to live on Husky meat
Washington they’re sure to beat
Men who fight by day and night
Listen not, to Herbie’s hype
Put silver wings on my son’s chest
Make him one of Oregon’s best
Give him everything he needs
Keep him clear of Cliffy’s weed.
Top photo by commons.wikipedia.org
Kim Hastings is a 1984 graduate of Northwest Christian College. He cut his journalistic teeth as sports editor of a paper in his home town of Fortuna, CA, and, later as a columnist for the Longview Daily News in Longview, WA.
He saw his first Oregon game in 1977 and never missed a home game from 1981 until a bout with pneumonia cut his streak short in 1997. He was one of the proud 3200 on a bitterly cold night in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1989 for the Independence Bowl, and continues to be big supporter of Oregon sports. He is an active participant on the various Oregon Ducks messageboards as “TacomaDuck.”
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