One of the most fascinating stories about Oregon football involves sports betting, Oregon Football and the Chicago Mob … and it is all true! The most amazing part of it is when the player, Mickey Bruce actually pointed out the Gangster in court–and lived to tell about it!
The story is actually told best by Oregon historian Benzduck, on his website Duck Downs, and is a featured article in the Men of Oregon section inside the Oregon Football Repository at FishDuck.com for the benefit of all Oregon fans.
Again, the amazing story can be read with a click to right here, and we thank Benzduck for his incredible time and research to bring us one of the more amazing stories involving Oregon football! Read it for yourself and see if it isn’t one of the darndest things you’ve ever perused about our Beloved Ducks on the gridiron.
A Shameless Plug for the Gift to all Oregon Fans … not Found Anywhere Else!
My friends, all of you know about our current articles that come up six days a week (all but Saturday) on the site, but few take the time to check out the other 12 sections on the site that consist of the Oregon Football Repository. You will find amazing stories about our Beloved Ducks in so many categories, and this wonderful tale comes from the Men of Oregon section, which is in turn broken down into an early section of football history for the Ducks.
There are so many interesting interviews in this section created by writers at FishDuck.com and other sources such as the incomparable Benzduck, who has given so much to all Oregon fans on his site.
I invite you to check out all 12 sections of the Oregon Football Repository in the time you want to read about Oregon football, beyond the current articles. It will always be there, and you will be highly entertained and learn so much about Oregon Football in the process. And do consider donating to the site to keep the valuable resource available to all Oregon fans–always!
Where else can you find over 1,000 articles and videos about Oregon Football other than the current articles? They are always there for your entertainment and I wish for you the same fun that I’ve had reading through the amazing collection of articles and videos assembled.
“Oh how we love to learn about our Beloved Ducks!”
Charles Fischer (FishDuck)
Eugene, Oregon Top Photo of Gangster Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal from Video
Andrew Mueller, the FishDuck.com Volunteer Editor for this article, works in digital marketing in Chicago, Illinois.
Charles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks, a season ticket holder at Autzen Stadium for 33 years and has written reports on football boards for over 23 years. Known as “FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses. He and his wife Lois, have a daughter Christine, reside in Eugene Oregon, where he was a Financial Advisor for 36 years and now focuses full-time on Charitable Planned Giving Workshops for churches and non-profit organizations.
He does not profess to be a coach or analyst, but simply a “hack” that enjoys sharing what he has learned and invites others to correct or add to this body of Oregon Football! See More…
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