Herman for Head Coach 2017

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Having just stepped out of a screening of the film “Denial” in my new home in Seattle, I realized the title sounds similar to a river in Egypt appropriately describes what this writer thinks has infected Oregon fandom. Right now, as I write this and you later read this, in its last performance, Oregon barfed on itself in Autzen Stadium and …

One of Those Nights: Wazzu 51, Oregon Larry Cokers 33

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Readers: Every writer on FishDuck.com is allowed to express their opinion in their articles. However, articles do not represent the views of the other writers, editors, coaching consultants, management, or the principals at FishDuck.com    Charles Fischer As most of you are aware, the Oregon Ducks are not very good. Losing to the Cougars of Washington State last night was essentially a ho-hum …

College Mariota vs. NFL Mariota: Monster in the Pocket Edition

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In the lead up to the draft, all players, great and small, face a tremendous amount of scrutiny. This scrutiny results in the experts proclaiming what College Player X has to do in order to become NFL Player X. As college players start their NFL careers, they are forced to transition from College Player to NFL Player. Sometimes, the transition …

The Art of Prediction, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About the Ducks

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I’m sitting in a car right now, heading south to my new home: Houston, Texas. This move is predicated on a number of things: family, taxes, a deep love of Texas barbeque, and work. With a certitude reserved for cult members and migrating gaggles of geese, I think that I will enjoy living in Texas as much as I’ve enjoyed …

Go, Laundry, Go! Or, Why We Love the Ducks

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Duck Family Day is a new feature for every Saturday where Oregon fans share their stories of …. being Oregon fans! Email charles@fishduck.com to share your experiences of you and your family and what it means to be a Duck fan. Graham Berry (below) is a writer for FishDuck.com and is extremely passionate about our beloved Ducks, the same as you …

Spring Has Sprung: Oregon Football’s Back, Baby! Sort of!

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Spring is upon us. Cherry blossoms have come and gone. Cleaning of various nooks and crannies has started. The loss of winter weight is now either a new habit or a forgotten resolution. Even tax season ended last week (for most). These are a few of my favorite things. For many of you, another favorite seasonal thing has also begun: Spring …

Birds of a Feather: The Philadelphia Eagle Ducks

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Greetings from Phnom Penh. I just landed about two hours ago. I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Asia (comparatively, of course) living, working, and travelling. The initial culture shock involves the new environs — the traffic, the number of machine shops (seriously; so many people welding sans welding mask), and the pungency. The deeper shock, at least for …

Draft Debate: Marcus MariGOATa vs. Jameis WINNINGston

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As the NFL draft approaches like a tsunami of molasses, one thought dominates the minds of experts, non-experts posing as experts, fans, and fans’ wives: Please tell me when mock drafts, the quintessential exercise in futility are no longer front page material. Seriously, those things are a horrible excuse for non-news. I bet a blind kid could guess how many …

Oregon Recruiting, or How to Win Recruits and Influence Players

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As some of you may or may not know, the title refers to a formerly (currently?) popular book by Dale Carnegie that apparently taught more than 15 million people how to make friends. Unfortunately, Mr. Carnegie died before writing what would surely be his second most popular book: How to Win Recruits and Influence Players. As Duck fans know, winning recruiting battles, particularly …

They Spit Hot Fire: The Five Greatest Ducks of All-Time

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The Internet has spoken: the best, nay ONLY, way to discuss anything is a list. Seriously. Any topic of worth is worthy of a list. Everyone, even the Grey Lady herself, knows that lists neither leave anything out nor stoke the flames of good-hearted trolls. College football has been a trendsetter in the list-making world, with its first definitive annual …

Two, Four, Six, Eight! Who Do We Appreciate?

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The correct answer to this grade school cheer is readily apparent for lovers and haters of this site: The Oregon Ducks. (I realize that the technically correct answer to this is probably Ohio State, but this site is not named FishBuckeyes). Of course, appreciation exists in a variety of degrees. Older Ducks fans remember the infamous Toilet Bowl, a veritable …