Raise your hand if you are tired of the Ohio State celebratory articles. I know I am. FishDuck.com writer Caleb Couturie provided us what I believe is the best overall assessment of the game with some good, some bad, and some other stuff from last night. It hurts. It hurts a lot, but even a loss has a silver lining. Oregon players, coaches, and fans showed that even in a loss, we are still more than just a bunch of kids playing football.
Matt Prehm from 247sports.com wrote a fantastic piece on Derrick Malone on gathering the younger Ducks and making sure they manned up and congratulated the victors. From Prehm’s piece:
“You have to be a man when you win,” Malone said after the game of his actions. “And you have to be a man when you are defeated.”
Puddles the Duck gave his opinion on the game, and it went viral –
Then things got raunchy pic.twitter.com/rQK1468DJ6
— Gio and Jones (@GioAndJones) January 13, 2015
Sam Laird over at Mashable awards Puddles the Internets award for social media dominance last night:
They left…so a grabbed a seat 🂀🂀 #goducks #quackthenuts pic.twitter.com/JXfXUrYrCH — The Oregon Duck (@TheOregonDuck) January 12, 2015
Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich tweeted this out post-game:
Wish so bad we could have won this last game, but this group will always be champions. They will always be Men of Oregon. #MenOfOregon #WTD
— Mark Helfrich (@CoachHelfrich) January 13, 2015
Assistant AD Andy McNamara reminds us what we have to be thankful for:
My plan upon returning to Eugene is to go say hi to Heisman & Rose Bowl trophies. Miss those guys #GoDucks — Andy McNamara (@McNamaraUO) January 13, 2015
And to cap it off, hard not to smile when you know the reigning Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks have your back:
Win the day, @WinTheDay. #GoDucks #CFBPlayoff #UOvsOSU #PNW pic.twitter.com/uINbv8jPfM
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) January 12, 2015
Win or lose, we are #DuckNation, and September 5th isn’t that far away.
Top Image by Craig Strobeck
I (Managing Editor and Writer) am a lifelong Oregon Duck fan, currently living in Seattle, WA. While born and raised in the Pacific Northwest,; a Tour of Duty in the USMC and a successful corporate career has taken me all over the U.S. I graduated from Willamette University with a BA in Economics, minoring in Mathematics. I wrote for the Statesman Journal during the late ‘90’s/early 2000’s and have contributed to a number of online publications. I am married, the father of two awesome girls, and the Managing Editor for FishDuck.com. You can find me at: @Bigducklitlduck on most social media, or email me here.
FishDuck Going to Articles on Monday and Tuesday Only…
Our off-season schedule begins, and we move from publishing articles seven days a week to Mondays and Tuesdays only. Same great group of writers, and we will have an article on other days on occasion.
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