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 …

Let’s Discuss! Arizona State Game–Before, During and After!

Charles Fischer Editorials 30 Comments

My friends… we have had great fun discussing our Beloved Ducks after the games over the last month in the comments below the articles. I thought I would start it early — for those who want to weigh in before the game, during the game, and after the game. Like before — this discussion will continue into Sunday and I …

Conundrum Aftermath: Where Do WE Fans Go From Here?

Charles Fischer Editorials 99 Comments

Last Monday felt like the earth moving in Oregon, as my article sent shock waves among Ducks fans on both sides of the conundrum. My objective was to declare my thoughts about what I was seeing, and it gave permission for others to voice their concerns about the future of the team as well. We had spirited debate all last …

The Massive Football Conundrum Felt by Many Oregon Fans …

Charles Fischer Editorials 161 Comments

I am a mess right now. Completely confused, conflicted, frustrated. Happy, and yet sad. I am so happy the Ducks won, but very sad about what my gut is telling me and what I have begun to express in the comments. “I do not believe this coaching staff can deliver on their long term goals for Oregon Football.” I am …

Let’s Discuss! Ducks Surprise Chip Kelly, and Save FishDuck’s Sanity

Charles Fischer Editorials 121 Comments

The photo above is iconic among Oregon fans as one of the hottest ever, including Amanda Pflugrad. I am waiting for the game pictures to be sent to me and popped this in … although I may leave it! ———————————————————————————————————- Boy … I didn’t see that game coming! I was gravely concerned about the offense scoring enough points, and frankly …