Learn About MSU and Discuss the Redbox Bowl Game Before, During and After!

Charles Fischer Editorials 222 Comments

I love to discuss and learn from the diverse community of Oregon fans that come to this site from across the nation. Over just a couple of days recently, I spoke with readers in California, Texas and then South Carolina — Duck fans and FishDuck.com readers are everywhere! So let’s discuss the bowl before the game, I imagine I’ll give …

Expert Panel: Early Analysis of Oregon’s 2019 Football Recruiting Class

Charles Fischer Analysis 78 Comments

What are the “experts” saying about the recruiting class? Many of the most knowledgeable are part of the pay-sites of which most of you don’t have access to. (Which is why you are on this free site!) I was thinking about offering my early assessment of the recruiting class signed thus far for 2019, but the truth is–it is just …

Discuss! Live Updates Through Recruiting Letter-of-Intent Day!

Charles Fischer Announcements 122 Comments

“So … do you have a big enough seat belt for Wednesday?” I had to laugh at the question from fellow Duck fan and Greybeard, Steven A. Smith, an attorney in Modesto California. He’s right, as it has already been quite a bumpy ride and while we hope for no drama today–you know there will be some! Let’s just hope …

Recruiting LOI Day: What FishDuck is Watching For …

Charles Fischer Editorials 61 Comments

Let’s face it … recruiting news is entertainment, as much of a “game” as anything we follow with Oregon sports. It is such a rollercoaster, especially at this time of year. I’m going to share what I personally am watching for on the National Letter-of-Intent (LOI) signing day this Wednesday and offer some of my recruiting observations and opinions. Naturally, …

“Translated” DVDs! Local Sports Editor, FishDuck.com Writer, Makes an OREGON Movie!

Charles Fischer Announcements 6 Comments

You like to root for the good-guy, the local fellow who works hard, is honest and someone the community can count on, and in this example not only is Jerry Thompson that man, but he has also created a movie “Translated,” that features the state of Oregon and highlights Lane County. This is a fellow Duck fan that I ask …

Holy Crap! Kayvon Thibodeaux, No. 1 Recruit is a DUCK!

Charles Fischer Announcements 51 Comments

Mario Cristobal continues achieve things never done at Oregon before with the verbal commitment today  of the nation’s No. 1 rated recruit in the nation Kayvon Thibodeaux from Southern California. He is a rush-defensive end at 6’5″ and 230 lbs. and is known for extraordinary speed. Sorry guys…I can hardly write as I’m a babbling mass of protoplasm right now …

In Memory: A Tribute to “Abbie,” the Beloved Mascot of FishDuck.com

Charles Fischer Editorials 32 Comments

“Are you sure she won’t chomp on my hand?” We had just brought home Abbie from the Humane Society and I was playing tug-of-war with her for the first time and she snapped the stuffed animal from my hands, clenched it hard in her teeth and buried it under her paws. She laid her head on her paws, looked up …

An Expected Champion: Pac-12 North Dominates the South

Charles Fischer Editorials 29 Comments

My friends–we have progressed as a site because such an amazing group of Oregon fans who have turned the comments below articles into a “high-brow” discussion of Oregon sports that will always be “TROLL-FREE.”  I am always interested in a short article to start a discussion, a “Ponder-Point” if you will, and a reader brought us a tremendous topic for …

2018 Season Results: Are you SATISFIED with 8-4 this Year?

Charles Fischer Editorials 75 Comments

Time to review the season, and note that I did not ask if you were satisfied with 8-4 as a regular season record, but if having a 8-4 result for this year was acceptable to you. There is so much that goes into making such an assessment, which makes it a great “ponder-point” for us to chew on. So many of …

The Civil War: Was it Cristobal Vindication or a Mirage?

Charles Fischer Editorials 62 Comments

This is not a “Mario Cristobal Hit Piece,” as some of my articles questioning Oregon’s coaching may have appeared to be. In fact, there are many elements of the Civil War victory that point to superb coaching by this staff. I wish to point those out, along with some items to ponder as we wait for our upcoming bowl game. For …

Before-During-After: Thoughts about the CIVIL WAR Game?

Charles Fischer Editorials 76 Comments

Give thanks for what? My friends, on Thanksgiving Week, I have a lot to be thankful for concerning FishDuck.com and all of you! I did not anticipate the comments below the article to become as much fun as they have. We are the only Oregon website that is guaranteed “TROLL-FREE” because I enjoy ruthlessly deleting offending comments that violate our rules. The …

There is Hope after ASU: “It’s a LONG ROAD”

Charles Fischer Editorials 63 Comments

I could not believe my eyes. I have written extensively about how this staff could not win a National Championship someday unless there were massive changes and Coach Mario Cristobal became more flexible on offense. I felt there was a very low chance of that happening, as it appeared that he was going to be stubborn about “establishing the run,” and …