OH GOD, OH GOD, OHGODOHGODOHGOD!

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Charcoal Sunday (almost black but, at the end, not quite) was a heart attack in the making. I was wandering around the house, muttering about the 49ers. “Sassafraassin’ Kyle sassafrassin’ Williams, mutter ‘sassaf’, mutter, mutter, spit, mutter sassafrassin’.”   I tried to feel better. I read my email. Hmmm…male enhancement…must be a notification about changes at the post office. Hmmm…single …

Before We Say Goodbye to the 2011-2012 Season…

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…acknowledgement needs to be made of the other Pac-12 teams’ performances in the bowl season.  From the stalwart efforts from the far north, to the sublime holiday submissions from the steamy deserts of the southwest the Pac-12 went far and wide to uphold the glory that is…West Coast football.  Returns were…mixed. Arizona State played Boise State in something called the …

I Have a Dream

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Forty nine years ago this summer Martin Luther King Jr, whose birthday we recognize this weekend, gave his most famous speech from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D. C.  His eloquent words, spoken in the shimmering Potomac heat, gave life and breath to remarkable changes in the United States.  The support borne out of this speech made possible The Civil …

Here Comes Santa Claus

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It’s a cold morning at 90 degrees north latitude. The big fella hops into his chariot on skis annnndddddd…away he goes.  He drops in at New Zealand and then Australia where he refuels with a Vegemite sandwich along with his milk and cookies. He sails across the open sky to Kazakhstan, Belarus, Greenland and the U.K. before heading north on …

Through the Years

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Playing “Who’s Your Favorite?” as a Duck fan offers hours of fun in remembrance.  Most of us have a favorite play, favorite player, favorite moment, or favorite year.  Sometimes it’s the great player (Joey Harrington, Jonathan Stewart, LaMichael James), or the great play that sealed the great season (Maurice Morris rolling over Colorado…literally.)  Sometimes, though, it’s the player or team …

Cue The Duck Choir

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I know, I know.  You’re tired of the crowds, you’re tired of the rain, and the people riding the bikes downtown forgot to pay homage to your Family Truckster.  Your wife is making broad hints with the Kay Jewelers ads, your kids want a Kinect For Xbox 360, and the boss has given you the Clark Griswold treatment this year …

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

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The Civil War. It’s a game that, more often than not through history, had been of little more than regional interest.  Had there been a GameDay back then, it wouldn’t normally have come to Oregon.  Some years the Ducks and Beavers put on their border skirmish with little on the line save for Willamette Valley bragging rights and the winner’s …

Pondering Our Passion

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Under normal circumstances the 9 A.M. Big Ten game doesn’t hold much interest for me. Usually I would spend Saturday morning sleeping in, taking a leisurely shower, and maybe taking the wife out for an early lunch, before settling in for hours of college football. The Ducks play a lot of late afternoon and evening games nowadays, so I have plenty of time to warm up by rooting against OSU or the Purple Plague before our game. Last Saturday wasn’t normal circumstances, though. Penn State v. Nebraska was must see college ball.