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 …

When Does Coach Cristobal Have an OFFENSIVE EPIPHANY?

Charles Fischer Editorials 77 Comments

When the Ducks win, I am hard to be around. The only time it is worse is when I am the first to publicly state a major issue–and to be right about it.  I began voicing concerns about the Oregon offense after the San Jose State game, and last week declared that this was a warning sign. Of course, I …

Wazzu Waterloo: Building Block or Warning Sign?

Charles Fischer Editorials 81 Comments

In just over half of the first Mario Cristobal season, we have already experienced some extreme highs (Washington), lows, such as the underwhelming win against San Jose State, the choke versus Stanford, and the fiasco that was the trip to Pullman. These are clues about where we truly are, and give us signs as to what to look for in …

Discuss the “Sum of all our Fears” in Pullman?

Charles Fischer Editorials 73 Comments

It is halftime and we can’t hardly believe our eyes being down 27-0, with the combination of great play by Washington State and the terrible play of Oregon at times. I invite you to join into this discussion now and after the game as so many of the concerns I had materialized worse than I could have imagined. The tackling …

Ponder Point: Can the Young Ducks Avoid “Cougin’ it”?

Charles Fischer Editorials 39 Comments

A pleasant progression to watch in this first half of the season is the mental growth of the team, as Coach Mario Cristobal molds them physically and mentally into a winner. The previously unknown spotlight got a little too bright for them in the game against Stanford, yet many of us would assert that the win over the Huskies would …

Beating Washington: Is the Impact Primarily Symbolic or Substantive?

Charles Fischer Editorials 59 Comments

“I am relieved that I can now wear my purple ties again.” Through the dozen-year streak of beating the bastard Huskies, I have had many ask how I could wear a purple tie to the office. My answer was always delivered with a smile: I would say that, “it is a benign color to me now!” Not so for the …

Husky Win Streak Ends at TWO: Let’s Discus!

Charles Fischer Editorials 139 Comments

I am a muttering mass of protoplasm at the moment; I don’t know how to feel. But I did not want to wait until Monday for my article–we have such a great group here that likes to discuss things–let’s talk about this win! I’ll have my usual opinion/analysis piece on Monday, but tell me what you are feeling, the impact …