Pac-12 Seeding: “The Beat Goes On”

Jon Joseph Editorials 1 Comment

“And the beat goes on, the beat goes on. East coast bias it never seems to stop, Stanford was denied a Football Playoff spot, McCaffery’s Heisman dreams had no real shot, An Alabama back stole Christian’s deserved slot. And the beat goes on, the beat goes on. Is the Pac-12 on the far side of the Moon? Or back east …

Oregon Baseball: Phantom Changes, yet Incredibly Entertaining

Charles Fischer Editorials 3 Comments

Before many of you pop a vein from what you are about to read - do check our new change of Editorial policy. We are not always going to sprinkle our articles with good fairy dust, but you can rest assured that we will continue to “love to learn about our beloved Ducks!”  Charles Fischer Remember the promises after last year’s …

FishDuck.com is Going Negative on Oregon?

Charles Fischer Editorials 5 Comments

We are making a major editorial shift at FishDuck.com for the first time in our four-and-a half-year history, as we are going to allow negative articles to be published on the site. This is a movement that is certainly out of my comfort zone, as my attitude has always been that there are enough good things to write about concerning our …

Johnny Football, Oregon Culture, and an Era Lost

Jon Joseph Editorials 7 Comments

“Whatever is the natural propensity of a person is hard to overcome. If a dog were to be made king, he would still gnaw at his shoelaces.” The Hitopadesha Although he is in the process of doing it incrementally, I certainly hope that Johnny Manziel will not confirm his father’s fear and commit suicide in one fell swoop. New Age folk will, of …

Ducks Offense Continues to Fly Out of the Sun

Max Thornberry Editorials 0 Comments

Surprise, surprise – pitching headlines another preseason for Oregon baseball. Cole Irvin told reporters last week that he is “the healthiest [he’s] been [his] whole career.” Matt Krook is returning, attempting conjure some of the magic he showed as a freshman after shining in Cape Cod this summer. Last, but certainly not least, is David Peterson who should only improve with age, …

Bill Walton: “A Staggering Win”

Charles Fischer Editorials 8 Comments

I cannot believe what I just saw from our beloved Ducks! They beat Arizona by eight (83-75) in Tucson in front of 14,000 screaming Wildcat fans, when the last 49 teams coming to McKale Center could not! I’m shaking my head and mumbling gibberish and would have yelled and exulted at the incredible victory — were I not so stunned. This is …

Cranky Curmudgeon: Ted Miller is WRONG about the Pac-12

Jon Joseph Editorials 2 Comments

The Cranky Curmudgeon, is a new writer at FishDuck.com, and I welcome him as a critic of all, and one who is not reluctant to step into negative writing territory. Reading a few of his first articles submitted required me to step back from the keyboard, lest the flames singe my eyebrows. Jon Joseph is a retired corporate attorney who …

The Pac-12 as Never Before?

Charles Fischer Editorials 4 Comments

All right….you know I cannot stay away from a keyboard too long, as Mr. FishDuck has to share what is rattling around in his head. This break I’ve been taking has been wonderful due to the absence of frustration that comes with managing a website. Yet I never figured when I started FishDuck.com at age 55 — that I would …

A Case for Keeping it Simple

Brian Libby Editorials 1 Comment

Although Oregon has now been a winning program for more than 25 years (dating to the 1989 Independence Bowl season), and much of that success has been due to the continuity of its coaching staff — with assistants like Don Pellum, Steve Greatwood and John Neal‘s tenures stretching across multiple head coaching regimes — there have always been necessary course …

Christmas, Hernias and Bowl Games

Mike Merrell Editorials 0 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out With the changes at FishDuck.com, the Three-and-Out hasn’t gone away. It’s just been laid up with Christmas, a hernia and bowl games. And that’s the subject of this week’s Three-and-Out. 1. Christmas. On my last trip to the bank, the teller innocently asked me how things were going. I told her, “Nothing fatal.” She laughed until the …

FishDuck.com — Fading but Not Leaving

Charles Fischer Editorials 19 Comments

After having written more than 300 articles over the last four years — none were as hard for me as this one. FishDuck.com … after having many false stops and starts in the past is finally downsizing – as we have attempted many times. The more than 50 writers and editors are now gone (at one time we had more than 100 volunteers in six departments), and it will …