Some Things No One Ran By Me

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As fans we feel powerless. No one asks us how the lineup should look. No one lets us call a play. Heck, no one even asks us if we want jalapenos on our nachos anymore. They just point to where they may or may not be, wilted and lifeless. Well, here we are. It’s July, the house is too hot, …

Black Wednesday

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This coming Wednesday is the darkest day in the sports year. There are no real sports in action as baseball completes its All-Star break, football is still a number of weeks from opening camp, basketball’s interminable playoff season recently came to a close, and hockey is in the middle of “Dental Season,” during which they replace lost Chiclets in preparation …

The Rockets Red Glare

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Independence Day 2012 is right around the corner.  Families coming together from far and wide to engage in those most American of all pastimes , eating ’til ya puke and drinking ’til …well…more puke.  Even that attractive proposition, though, will pale beside the fireworks show near you. Just as Christmas’ true meaning has gotten lost amongst the need for more tinsel and …

Summertime, Summertime, Sum Sum Summertime

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Time to break out the SPF 1.5 baby!  It’s summer time in the Great Northwest.  I threw open the windows when I got up and, yesiree Bob, the fog was DEFINITELY  a little warmer.  There is nothing like warmed fog to make me think about some of the adventures that await FishDuck.com readers on their travels during these toasty months. When I …

Oh My Papa

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Let me be the first to say “Happy Father’s Day,” gentlemen.  I hope you get everything you need, most of what you want, and have retained the ability to smile convincingly when you get a tie instead.  Father’s Day got me to thinking about who would be considered the “Father” of some of the sporting traditions that we hold dear. …

Literary Genius and College Sports

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People who don’t follow college sports have a misguided view of those who participate in/avidly follow the games.  Except for the Ivy League schools; players, coaches and fans are seen as being on a somewhat lower rung on the ladder of intelligencia than people who make a hobby of Cold Fusion or Genome Theory.  In this Saturday’s chat, I intend to disabuse …

A Vacation Chevy Chase Would Love

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June 2nd, boys and girls.  Time to plan the vacation that your kids will be talking about for years to come.  We at the international headquarters of FishDuck’s worldwide holdings are honored that you have chosen to look to us for your vacation planning needs for the summer of 2012. Sometimes it’s fun to visit the cities that house other teams during the offseason. …

FishDuck Guide to Film Excellence

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It looks like the weather is going to be nice this weekend…if you don’t count Sunday as part of the weekend.  The spring brings so many different weather patterns to the Pacific Northwest that it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan. A movie sounds good.  And something tells me that you would like to see something with …

A Bouquet to the Schools Un-Ducked

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I got an email from an angry reader this week.  It said, “Why do you have to be so mean to the other schools?  You suck!” I didn’t know Mom even had email. She is right, though.  I’ve been pretty hard on some of the other Institutions of Higher Education during my weekly chats with you folks.  Maybe it’s time …

Mom Deserves More Than a Card, Bucko!

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And if she doesn’t it’s probably our fault anyway.  You see, Moms all pretty much start out the same way, full of hopes and dreams for their little bundle of baby powder-smelling wonderfulness.  When we were born they counted our fingers and toes so many times you would think that they had forgotten how to count to ten.  They sang lullabies …

NCAA Probe Complete

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CSI FishDuck: NCAA Probe Files – Eugene In this week’s episode, the NCAA Probe is complete, and about time too. The NCAA investigation of the Oregon program has caused no end of worry and fret among Duck fans around the world. Finally the probe is complete. Information and sanctions are expected to be handed down in the next few days. …

You Can’t Get There From Here

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Once in a while something happens to remind me that, in the grand scheme of things, my wife and I haven’t been together all that long. Case in point, the other night. She came home from work . As she clicked the car lock button and started across the yard she saw where a few burned waffles (Eggo type) were …