Side effect of "The Weiner Condition"; severe creepiness.

“The Weiner Condition”

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Side effect of “The Weiner Condition”; severe creepiness. Folks, this past week saw the resurgence of an old time ailment. A dangerous condition which, doctors and researchers both agree, causes people to behave in a completely unprofessional, embarrassing, dimwitted manner. At its crux, this ailment slowly targets one’s central reputation system, essentially eroding it away to a terminal state. Its …

Thank Goodness for Mariota

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Featured image courtesy of the Fiesta Bowl. The NCAA recruiting class of 2011 has provided some spectacular quarterbacks. In fact, as BleacherReport.com writer Jeff Bell indicates, this class may “ultimately be remembered for producing the best group of quarterbacks the college football world has seen in quite some time.” Bell then notes a number of players he believes have the …

Season of the International Duck

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As the burning coals cool down beneath the barbecue and the final burst of fireworks twinkle into the night, a stark realization overcomes the senses. “Holy crap! We’re half way through summer!” That’s right, before you know it the leaves will start falling as the rain will resume pouring. With this in mind, the cessation of Independence Day can only …

Life After Graduation

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Early Monday morning, thousands of nervously excited University of Oregon seniors dawned their dark green gowns, caps, variously colored sashes, tassels, and chords. While some made their way directly to Johnson Hall at the center of campus, others (myself included) met at the local drinking hole, Taylor’s Bar & Grill, for pictures, funny banter, conversation, and yes, some morning mimosa’s …

The Surprise Winner of 2013 NCAA Track Championships

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As the the final runner crossed the finish line on the last day of the NCAA Track & Field Championships Saturday, the Ducks – particularly the women’s squad – left behind a potentially historic season incomplete.  It wasn’t what many had hoped for, but still shows what a great program Oregon has.  Even on a day where things might have gone better, our teams sprinted away with three individual first …

Gardner & Berry on Bowerman Watch List

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  Here in Eugene Bill Bowerman, his legacy as the University of Oregon’s Track & Field head coach from 1949-72, and his cofounding of global giant NIKE are legendary.  As a tribute to this influential figure, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), with the help of now architect and former Oregon track athlete, Tinker Hatfield, designed and created a stunning, …