John Boyett, and the Great Duck Safeties

Josh White Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 10 Comments

I finally went back and watched the entire Rose Bowl again. (Yes, I realize the game was over 2 weeks ago, and I know the Ducks are in the thick of basketball season with a competitive team, but I am still thinking football.) So many great plays, and so many players made an impact and contributed in that game. But a few individual performances, like that of …

A witchhunt in Duckland

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It all began, as far as I could tell, at about mid-morning Saturday when Fecta23 tweeted there might be some not-so-good news coming soon in Duckland. Well, that’s what I understand Fecta23 opined. I never actually saw the tweet. I am not one of his 135 followers. It was gone by the time I checked. That tidbit was quickly picked …

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 …

Keeerrrttt1’s FishDuck.com Weekly Video Log – Episode #25

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Greetings Fish Friends! Every week I create video blogs (vlogs) to update all you fine folk on all things FishDuck, a free-form discussion of current events about Oregon Ducks sports and all that’s new with FishDuck.com, with the occasional off-topics or rants.  It’s a little off-the-cuff, perhaps slightly pretentious, somewhat rambling, and hopefully entertaining…so kick back, relax, drink up, and …

They are who we thought they were. For now.

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After Sunday’s game against the California Golden Bears, there are a couple of important lessons that we learned about this Oregon Ducks basketball team. First and foremost, we learned that this Ducks team is exactly who we thought they were. They are learning to play like a cohesive team, and most importantly they are learning to grow as teammates and …

Reactions following 2002 Fiesta Bowl Victory, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2: It was the evening of January 1, 2002.  Oregon had just made history, completing a dream-come-true 11-1 record by winning the 2002 Fiesta Bowl in impressive fashion, knocking off heavily favored Colorado 38-16. Prior to the game, all media attention went the direction of Colorado.  Many believed that Colorado belonged in the national title game more …

A look back at Oregon’s facilities: the secret to UO’s success?

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Ask anybody in the country today their impression of University of Oregon athletics, and three words will immediately be uttered: uniforms, Nike, facilities.  Oregon’s facilities now are the envy of the country, even many pro teams don’t have the plush amenities that Oregon athletes appreciate today.  It didn’t happen overnight though, and over the years of the University of Oregon’s …

Tide’s ‘Role’ Crashes BCS

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   OK. Done. The season is officially over, in the books. Everyone happy with the ending of this edition of the BCS-E-C wins?  On Monday night, the Alabama Crimson Tide- who did not win their conference or even division- embarrassed LSU in their own backyard to claim their 2nd BCS Championship in 3 years. Alabama used a ferocious flurry of field goal …

The 85-scholarship era and Oregon’s rise to power

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In college football, the modern era is generally considered to have begun after World War II ended. But it was actually in 1994 that the game solidified around the NCAA’s 85-scholarship limit. Isn’t a game only relevant so long as there is a reasonably level playing field? And as Oregon fans know, it is precisely that year, ’94, in which …