Chicago Mob Tried to Bribe an Oregon Football Player?

Charles Fischer Editorials 9 Comments

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 …

FishDuck.com Liberals and Conservatives: Where are we GOING?

Charles Fischer Editorials 76 Comments

This article is about liberals and conservatives, but we won’t be discussing politics. Instead, we’ll be pondering all the different types of people that come to this site. We have readers in both political parties in varying degrees of intensity, as well as quite a cross-section of ages. I received a phone call from an 11-year-old in Brooklyn recently, and …

Final 2019 Football Recruiting: Targets and Surprises?

Charles Fischer Editorials 34 Comments

Locking up the 22 verbals by signing them in the December LOI period was crucial for this 2019 football recruiting class, because the concerns I stated a few months ago have come true. The remaining four- and five-star players have tons of schools wooing them, and the probability of signing any on Wednesday are low, but there could be a …

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 …