David Letterman‘s retirement leaves a gaping void in the landscape of late night television. To honor the retirement of one of television’s true greats, FishDuck.com presents the Top Ten reasons we are excited about incoming University of Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams.
Number Ten, Fan Base Excitement: Young Mr. Adams made a name for himself while playing for Eastern Washington. His decision to attend Oregon for his last campaign has Duck fans doing a serious pee dance while waiting for the summer to end.
Number Nine, The Measurables Through the Air: Vernon Adams has the kind of arm to make offensive coordinator Scott Frost drool. They still talk about the time, on third-and-long against Montana State, Adams threw a pass 176 miles in the air, complete to a receiver in Wenatchee.
Number Eight, The Measurables on the Ground: Vernon Adams has blazing speed. He runs a sub 2.5 40 and once outran a gazelle in a match race.
Number Seven, Adams the Student: A scholar of the highest order, Adams looks to continue an education which can only be called remarkable. It is said Vernon Adams is the inspiration for a television personality.
Number Six, Adams the Campus Personality: One word.
Number Five, Adams the Community Presence: Has anyone ever been elected mayor while still a student?
Number Four, Adams the International Man of Intrigue: Recent archives indicate Adams was the inspiration for Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain,” 22 years before he was born.
Number Three, Adams the Visionary: Vernon Adams knew early on he wanted to make the world a better place than when he found it.
Number Two, Adams the Philanthropist: In researching this completely factual report FishDuck.com’s crack investigative unit, Chuck’s Goons, uncovered an amazing fact. Should Vernon Adams sign an NFL contract, he intends to give his entire signing bonus to City of Hope.
But the Number One Reason Oregon Fans Are Excited About the Arrival of Vernon Adams
Adams comes to Eugene with a load of promise and an upside higher than Cliff Harris on a Saturday night. Oregon coaches set their sights on Adams when he turned Eastern’s normal football field red with the bleeding tears of Washington’s sterling defensive unit.
Welcome to Eugene, Vernon Adams. Go Ducks!
Top photo by therealsportscave.com
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.”