Preseason Predictions Are Futile … So Here Are Mine!

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Let’s pause a moment to consider the irrelevant, shall we? Among things that are not in the least bit relevant: the price of pet rocks up for re-sale on eBay, being accepted for admission at USC, the backup QB battle at Oregon State, Steve Spurrier’s coaching record in the AAF (RIP), the doings of the “Kardashian Krew,”  “Chip Kelly’s Guide …

CFP vs. BCS: A Curmudgeon’s Perspective

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Lately I’ve felt a little … curmudgeonly. Perhaps it has something to do with the spring equinox. Or maybe it’s the proximity of this weekend’s Masters Tournament (once again, my invitation to Augusta appears to be lost in the mail). Regardless, I hoped a little research into the history of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and the College Football Playoff …

The Transfer Portal: A Blessing, Curse or Something In-Between?

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We know that Albert Einstein’s theory regarding black holes’ existence in the universe was indeed correct. The Great One’s theory regarding wormholes in the universe being able to beam from here to there instantaneously over unimaginable distances, on the other hand, has yet to be proven. However, this theory, at least on a much more modified college football (CFB) scale, …

Scott’s SCAM: Where EVERYONE LOSES

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Sometimes, bad publicity is better than none. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott should hope that’s the case, as the maligned mogul has been picked apart and criticized by media outlets across the country this offseason. The conference is in turmoil, and every damning article that’s published continues to serve as a reminder that the Pac-12 is digging itself further and further …

Upon Further Review: Re-Branding the Pac-12

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From the Pac-12’s “Taj Mahal Palace” in San Francisco, large-living Larry “Spendthrift” Scott has reached out to me to seek my advice on how to re-brand the conference. No surprise, as this is completely consistent with Scott’s other cogent business decisions. He just sent a big check to my consulting firm, better known as “JJ’s Crystal Ball Enterprises” (JJCBE). Apparently, he forgot …

Oregon in the Pac-12: Time to FLEE FOR OUR LIVES?

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“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “to talk of many things. Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax, of cabbages … and Kings.” Alice In Wonderland Apparently, Arizona State (ASU) President, Michael M. Crow heard the call of the Walrus. (The Walrus, by the way, was the symbol of death for many Norse cultures and also for the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” …

Downing UDub: NEVER A DOUBT

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Amber Alert! College student dressed in purple and white wandering Eugene in search of a Doctor of Proctology to remove his right index finger from his anal sphincter. Call: 1 – 800 – HLP – HSKY Hats Off To: CJ Verdell and (almost) instant karma. Jacob Capra who, after replacing the injured Dallas Warmack, recovered from a brutal holding penalty …

Jon’s World: Bodacious Brats, Huskies and Bye Week Musings

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I hope all Ducks fans were wrapped up in your favorite blankie last Saturday and except for waking up to see Willie lose a big lead and go “L” yet again, (and the Utes bringing the Rose Bowl into play) saved up all of your venom for the Huskies! Please allow a Ducks fan who just escaped from the Red …

BEAR-LY Can Wait Two Weeks for DOGGONE REVENGE? College Football (CFB) Week 6

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First, hats off to the Ducks; especially, the coaching staff. With the punch to the solar plexus that was the Cardinal game, I think all of us Ducks fans had to be concerned about how the team would come out against a very good Cal team in Berkeley? It wasn’t a perfect game but as FishDuck himself (moment of silence …