Congratulations to Marcus Mariota! He’s the first Heisman winner from the state of Oregon in the Era of Competition. (Jerry Stovall finished second to OSU’s Terry Baker in 1962. Stovall rushed for 368 yards … all season.) FishDuck.com would like to offer our sincere congratulations. Mr. Mariota, sir, if there is anything we can do for you, anything at all, don’t hesitate to ask.
Get you a cup of coffee.
Rub your back when it hurts.
Let you drive our car when yours is in the shop.
Super glue our daughters to you.
The Heisman ceremony itself was a tiny bit anticlimactic. The only question was what lunatic might not name Mariota first on his ballot. Since the Heisman is decided by a secret ballot, FishDuck.com would have no way of knowing what dill weed would not choose to put Mariota Number One.
But the real story in New York City was the conversations held at the Best Buy Theater. FishDuck.com, in cooperation with Magnolia Hi-Fi, planted microphones throughout the rooms. Since this was the first year remote audio was available for all former winners,we were able to listen in to what people were saying. Here are a few samples:
Felix “Doc” Blanchard, 1945 Heisman:
Glenn Davis, 1946 Heisman:
Johnny Lujack, 1947 Heisman:
Alan Ameche, 1954 Heisman:
Paul Hornung, 1956 Heisman:
Archie Griffin, 1974-75 Heisman:
Doug Flutie, 1984 Heisman:
Ty Detmer, 1990 Heisman:
Chris Weinke, 2000 Heisman:
Reggie Bush, 2005 Heisman (returned due to cheating beyond even what ‘SC will tolerate):
Robert Griffin III, 2011 Heisman:
Johnny “Football” Manziel, 2012 Heisman:
Jameis Winston, 2013 Heisman:
Go Ducks of all race, creed, color, gender identity, and political and religious persuasion. We are all one in the spirit of being Ducks!
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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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