The Arizona State Sun Devils host the Ducks tomorrow with little on the line for ASU. They have already secured a record which may remain unbroken forever. The Sun Devils have lost at least three games every year since at least 1998.
The record probably goes back further than ’98.
FishDuck.com/psychologistsinoursparetime asked me to examine the persistent mediocrity extant in Tempe. Why aren’t the Sun Devils conference contenders every year and conference champs every decade or so?
I mean, the Greater Phoenix Area has some things going for it that sweaty fever dreams at UW can only imagine.
Which only makes it more of a wonder that the Sun Devils haven’t had more success. I had to broaden my search. Why aren’t the Sun Devils more successful?
I thought maybe it was high academic standards keeping ASU from the upper reaches of the conference. Goodness knows, we at Oregon understand such obstacles.
So I searched the public records to find a typical class load for an ASU football player.
I was afraid I would have to go back to the grand poobahs at FishDuck.com and tell them I didn’t have an answer. But I decided to look one more place.
I found my answer in a little-known joint study conducted by psychoanalysts Joseph Adler, Erik Erikson and B.F. Skinner at Oxford University in 1931. It looked deep into the soul of mediocrity and put a name to the malady. Arizona State University football suffers from …
Go Ducks! Dehorn the Devils!
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