Are the Oregon Olympics Uncle Phil’s Endgame?

Darren Perkins Editorials 17 Comments

As the debate rages on about the size and scope of the new Hayward Field, it got me thinking about what was going through the mind of the man who matters the most in all of this—Phil Knight. Could it be that building the world’s premier track-and-field-only stadium brings Oregon one step closer to hosting The Summer Olympic Games? Track …

Tourney Brackets for (and by) Dummies

Kim Hastings Humor 0 Comments

One weekend and a half in and your NCAA tourney bracket is shattered beyond belief. Why? Where did you go wrong? You calculated the assist/turnover ratio in neutral-site games played in December, but before Christmas. You searched the power rankings put out by ESPN, NPR, and The Food Network. This was supposed to be your year. Alas, you made just …

Corvallis, Oregon, Reaches for It’s True Potential

Kim Hastings Humor 1 Comment

Hello friends. It’s good to talk with you again. As most of you know, I retired from FishDuck.com some time ago. I am enjoying the warm weather in my retirement community. The neighbors speak with an accent, making communication difficult. But that will come with time. Not long ago I was reading a magazine someone had smuggled, via their rectum, into …

A Civil War Guide for the Sophisticated Visitor: Five Little-Known Facts About Corvallis, Oregon

Randy Morse History 3 Comments

There are towns in this world that people dream of visiting. You know, Paris in the springtime. New York in the autumn. San Francisco in the summer. Eugene virtually anytime. Then there’s Corvallis, whose town motto is the refreshingly candid, “It’s Never So Bad That It Couldn’t Be Worse.” With a population of around 55,000 benighted souls (and Lord knows …

Three Unforgettable Moments in Oregon Civil War History

Jordan Ingram History 4 Comments

In 1894, the biggest football games were played on the East Coast between a handful of Ivy League teams. A few thousand miles away, in the middle of seemingly endless Oregon farmland, two teams were preparing for their first football game, lacing up their shoes on a field best described as a “cross between a duck pond and a hog …

Mark Helfrich Dishes, on the Beavers, Sean Mannion, and the Civil War

Randy Morse FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

From the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex at University of Oregon for FishDuck.com… Three days out from the 2014 edition of the Civil War, Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich discussed the upcoming game, one of the oldest — and fiercest — rivalries in college football. On the Beavers As we jostled for position at this morning’s media scrum, one of my colleagues pointed …