Extreme Duck Envy: My friends … do you “Hate Oregon State?”

Charles Fischer Editorials 17 Comments

Do you have mixed feelings about this upcoming Civil War game? You want revenge for last year, yet Oregon State’s 2017 season has been so dismal, maybe even the hardest Duck heart can empathize with beleaguered Beaver fans after what we experienced last season? On second thought … Nah! I have a unique perspective as an Oregon alum who grew …

Playoff Committee Ignores SOS, Good Ship Pac-12 Sinks

Jon Joseph Editorials 0 Comments

In 2015, the College Football Playoff Committee (Committee) seemingly paid no attention to strength of schedule (SOS.) The Committee, by design or lack thereof, has no standard metric to judge a team’s SOS. Accordingly, overall wins in 2015 trumped any evaluation of the quality of a team’s victories against  both out of conference (OOC) and in-conference opponents. 11-1 Oklahoma with a bad …