Ultimate Dis: ESPN’S Todd McShay Says Oregon Was 7-6 in 2015

Mike Merrell Editorials 15 Comments

This isn’t a case of man love, but you’ve got to admit that ESPN’s Todd McShay is one handsome dude. That suit he’s wearing had to cost more than my entire clothing budget for the century so far. McShay is a former college quarterback. It was at the University of Richmond where he served on the scout team before a …

I Now Pronounce You Big 12 & Pac-12; You May Kiss the Bride

Jon Joseph Editorials 0 Comments

Dear Reader, the following was my response to a suggestion that all teams including Florida International, play in a postseason bowl game and a criticism of the ridiculously bloated post season. Florida International University, Bowls for everyone? All 128 schools play a post season game? An interesting idea, but if there were a players’ union or at least player representation in the decision …

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 …

Shock and Awe — The Oregon Ducks’ Football Hangover Effect

David Miller FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Everyone knows that Oregon goes fast. Duck football is synonymous with speed and tempo and heaps and heaps of points. This article, however, will delve into the mental aspect of the uptempo pace the Ducks have favored is seasons past, as experienced by the Ducks’ opponents. I want to know if there is a hangover effect from playing the Ducks. Before we go …

Ducks Downed in East Lansing

Tyler Timm FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 6 Comments

“Revenge,” “redemption” and “heavyweight fight” were all used to describe Michigan State’s much anticipated top-10 showdown with Oregon on Saturday night. “We have lost 3 of our last 30, and we know what teams we lost to,” Spartan coach Mark Dantonio stated in an interview with mlive.com earlier in the week. The 46-27 loss a year ago to the Ducks was still very fresh in …

Royce Freeman — The Next Oregon MVP?

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

ESPN writer Kevin Gemmell understands Oregon and its offense more than your typical national writer or talking head. As he correctly points out, “What do you think of when you think of Oregon? Fine, after all of the uniform combinations. You think of offense. And specifically, the ground game.” OK, so he has the requisite “too many jerseys” one-liner, but he understands that …

ESPN’s Kevin Gemmel Ranked Oregon’s QBs Fifth in Pac-12

Max Thornberry FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Considering the fact that no one knows how the quarterback situation is going to play out in 2015 for the defending Pac-12 champion, Oregon Ducks — it is impressive that Kevin Gemmel of ESPN.com ranked Oregon as fifth in the conference at the position. With match-ups against all four quarterbacks ahead of them, an intriguing battle within arguably the strongest conference in the country …

Three Reasons Mariota Will Save the Tennessee Titans

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

There’s a new sheriff or two in Nashville. Along with Tennessee Titans’ second-year head coach Ken Whisenhunt, former Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota has joined a freshly assembled Titans’ posse, and is already regarded as THE guy in Tennessee. The NFL franchise that once boasted the careers of Earl Campbell, Warren Moon and Steve McNair, capitalized big time by swooping up the Heisman Trophy-winner at No. 2 in the first …

Marcus Mariota’s Draft Day Update

Jonathan Cervantes FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

At long last, Draft Day has finally arrived. Tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, many young football players will have the opportunity to make their dreams a reality and become part of an NFL team. With what felt like eternity, Duck fans will then know where their former star QB will begin his NFL career. Critics and analysts alike have …

On Wings of Eagles — Chip Kelly’s Plan for Tim Tebow

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Many people assumed that one of the NFL‘s most polarizing players, Tim Tebow, was done as an NFL player.  Despite these assumptions, one coach, Chip Kelly, decided to sign him.  Kelly’s signing a polarizing player who many people doubt can even be a backup in the NFL shouldn’t surprise anybody, as Kelly has shown time and again that he doesn’t …

Ducks to Face Spartans in Prime Time

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We finally have a kickoff time, Duck fans. Thursday, ESPN announced one of the most anticipated non-conference games of the year will kick-off in prime time for the East Coast. These are the teams which have won the past two Rose Bowl games. September 12th, the Oregon Ducks will head to East Lansing, Mich., for the highly anticipated rematch against the …

Oregon Ducks Football: The “Fisher” King

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On April 30, the 2015 NFL Draft festivities will begin. And while Oregon Ducks football fans eagerly await the fate of their former star quarterback, Marcus Mariota, there is another former Duck who is projected as a possible first round selection: OL Jake Fisher. Arguably the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback’s most effective guardian, Fisher has persevered through the tectonic grind of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, heightened …