It is a much-needed bye week for your Oregon Ducks as they catch their breath after the Utah game. Oregon defeated the Utes handily, and without any bizarre or memorable plays. Except for the one I can’t watch enough.
Now would be the time to ponder the playoffs, and see what may be ahead for the Ducks as they approach the post-season. The College Football Playoff Committee is made up of a dozen highly respected members of the sports and academic community.
These 12 folks are flown by private jet to a secret location in Dallas …
… where they engage in some of the deepest and most intellectually challenging deliberations the sports world has ever known.
They look at the tape …
… and engage in some good, old-fashioned … bargaining.
After which they produce a list of teams who would be in the playoff if it was held today …
The methodology of the selection process is secret, but it looks like everything is on the up and up to me.
The path to the College Football Playoff will not be easy for our Ducks. First, we have to play Colorado. Fortunately, I had a prescient dream last night that told me the final score. It will be Oregon 57
Then we have to play a rivalry game against
Go Ducks! Batter the Bye!
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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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