If You’re Not Pulling for the Beavs at the College World Series? You Need to Move to California

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Have you seen the T-shirt that says “My favorite team is Oregon and whoever’s playing Oregon State?” Flashback to 2011, the day before the Oregon-Auburn National Championship in Glendale, Arizona for a moment. At this Duck pep rally 24 hours before the game there’s some guy from Alabama wearing a sign stating that he came all the way from Alabama …

After Week 1: I See Oregon Winning the Pac-12, … IF …

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Don’t kid yourself into thinking any concrete conclusions can be drawn from one week of college football.   That said, Pac-12 foundations were poured from Eugene to College Station, Seattle to Sydney. The concrete is still soupy but with the right reinforcements Oregon has a legitimate shot at the Pac-12 … If  No.1:  If the Pac-12 conference continues to look mediocre … …

Oregon’s Stunning Ranking in FishDuck.com’s Comparative Recruiting Index

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It didn’t start with Moneyball, but the book, and movie starring Brad Pitt, about Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s certainly shined a deserving spotlight on the relationship between statistics, math and winning. Now is a great time of year to find some interesting college football pieces; for example, a recent article listed the college football programs with the most wins …

Have You Ever Cried After a Duck Game?

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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. Mike Ostrom is a writer for FishDuck.com and is extremely passionate about our beloved Ducks, the same as you. Contact us and …

Super Bowl Ducks Talk Statue of Liberty, The Spread Offense, Taylor’s and Burrito Boy

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FishDuck.com Feature Writer Mike Ostrom sits down with Former Ducks Max Unger and Will Tukuafu of the Seattle Seahawks with LeGarrette Blount and Patrick Chung of the New England Patriots at Super Bowl Media Day: Two Oregon Ducks are going to walk away Super Bowl 48 Champions Sunday night in Arizona. The other two Oregon Ducks will walk away feeling …

Former Duck Will Tukuafu on the NW Flavor to the Super Bowl, Stretching the Truth, Ballet and Recruiting at Oregon

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FishDuck.com Feature Writer Mike Ostrom sits down with Former Duck Will Tukuafu of the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl Media Day: It’s a good thing Oregon Duck Will Tukuafu played so much fullback at Oregon. Look at him now, a key blocking back on sports’ biggest stage trying to bring the Seattle Seahawks another Super Bowl title. You remember Tukuafu blocking …

Jesus, the National Championship and Jerry Allen

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Throughout life you run into certain people who encourage, uplift and inspire and those who do the opposite. When I was first getting involved in journalism I make a point to ask the veterans  in the press box how they made it, what to do and what not to do. ESPN’s Peter Gammons, the Oregonians George Pasero, the Seahawks Pete …

Urbania, Ohio and What the National Media is Saying About Oregon

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You may have heard the city of Oregon, Ohio. Yes, there is a city named Oregon in Ohio. One resident wants to change the city name on January 12 and be known by something different than Oregon. One suggestion under discussion for a new city name was “Buckeyeville.” Yeah, that’s real creative. I like “Urbania” better. How about changing the name …

SEC Guru Says Oregon Would Beat Alabama “Oh No Doubt!”

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If you’ve ever seen ESPN’s SEC Contributor Paul Finebaum on ESPN, two things are crystal clear. 1. He is an SEC loyalist to the core, and 2. The Dude knows his football. For years, Finebaum has called the SEC the best conference in sports — not just football, but the best conference in all of sports. After January 1, not …

Some Oregon State and Oregon Fans Get It — the Rest Can Move to California

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I got a call from an Oregon State fan after Oregon pounded Florida State Thursday night. The call was similar to the call many of you made or received. It was a congratulatory call from a Beaver to a Duck, celebrating the win. These calls across the state are simple: “I hope you win the national championship. It would be …