Oregon Duck fans

A Letter to Stanford

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Dear Stanford,

I am writing on behalf of the University of Oregon’s football fan-base to inform you that our boys are ready to give you quite a difficult time in our house this Saturday.

I understand that you may believe yourselves to be our kryptonite due to our past couple of games, but this is the year we seek revenge.

I don’t mean to alarm you but we have been watching you. Oh yes, we have been watching you very closely and for awhile now. We see your 5 win, 3 loss record. We see which teams you have defeated and which teams have defeated you. We see it all.

Now, I know that the past two years you have beat us, but that means nothing when heading into this weekend’s game. I am confident that our boys will prepare for this game with 110% effort on the practice field, just the same as any other week.

Most importantly Stanford, you should know that you are not special. You’ll read some message boards news articles and listen to what’s being said on ESPN but I am here to tell you that you are merely the team we are going to yell against when the clock starts rolling Saturday night.The Ducks, however, are a very special team. Not only do we have a Heisman candidate Quarterback, Marcus Mariota, but we have an offense exploding with potential. Our offensive line protects Mariota better now that we have Jake Fisher back at tackle. Our backs and receivers are stacking up rushing and passing yards like there’s no tomorrow.

But the Ducks wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for us, their fans.  Not only do we follow their preparation each week heading into a game, but we defend them as if they are family if a non-Duck fan dares spout negative comments. We are forever loyal to the University of Oregon and whether we watch the game in Autzen Stadium, in a sports bar or at home we’ll cheer on our boys until we lose our voices!

So you see Stanford, I guess what I am trying to say is… good luck. You’ll need it. I, and the rest of the Duck fans, look forward to seeing what you will be bringing to the table this Saturday. Just be aware that we’re all ready to bring our A-game. I hope you are too.

Sincerely,

McKalie Bellew and Oregon football fans

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