FishWrap Friday Game 1 Preview: Oregon vs. LSU (Part 2: Almost Certainly Biased Analysis)

Josh Schlichter FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Well here we go, we’re under 2 million seconds (1,296,000) until football season starts, and the tension continues to build as we wait for the Ducks to take the field in Dallas. LSU Defense Let’s just jump right into it; the biggest point of debate is Oregon’s undersized offensive line against LSU’s physical and fast defensive line. The most notable …

What I wish LSU and SEC fans understood about Oregon football

Jared Sawyer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

It’s inevitable when you write about football for a passionate audience, and the team you cover plays in a big intersectional game: the flamers come out of the woodwork. What I can’t stand are the big-bellied guffaws and quick assumptions, stuff like “y’all don’t understand that football is won in the trenches. Your team doesn’t have the strength and size to compete …

Is It Football Season Yet?

Jared Sawyer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

I find myself asking this question way too often these days, “is it football season yet?”  Like a scratched record or kid in the backseat on a family roadtrip, this line gets repeated far too often as the clock winds painfully slow towards kickoff. If you were to ask me what my fondest memories of growing up with Autzen stadium …

Will Oregon be ready for LSU?

FishDuck Staff FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

meme – an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture, analagous to the way genes spread biological information. Ad nauseam – a Latin term used to describe an argument which has been continuing “to [the point of] nausea”. “The Ducks have trouble with elite defensive lines and teams with extra time to prepare.” “Oregon …

Prepare Your Senses, It’s Nearly Football Season!!!

FishDuck Staff FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Can you smell it in the air? There’s a sense of something not quite definable but very enticing wafting on the breeze that demands attention, like the scent of somebody barbecuing nearby. It’s that beautiful, unavoidable event we crave most, and wait for what feels like a lifetime to experience again. It’s nearly football season, the duck days of summer …

All Forward in The ‘Age of the O’

FishDuck Staff FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

A new Oregon anthem — “O Time” — was released this week by hip-hop artist Xile of Portland. The accompanying music video is catchy, sprinkled with guest appearances by former UO gridiron greats like Jonathan Stewart and Dennis Dixon, and of images that capture the momentum that is Duck football today. Innovative. Trendy. Successful. Just in time for the opener …

FishDuck, Why Are You Giving Away Oregon’s Secrets?

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

We have not been learning from the Sportscasters on TV, radio, internet, or newspapers about the offense up to this point.  They have mentioned the “Zone Read” because it is the catchword, but NONE yet (as of August of 2011) have identified or explained the two basic plays of Inside Zone Read, and Outside Zone Read that the offense revolves …